This collection of UNH Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) presentations has been created by the University Library in collaboration with the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research, the administrative home of the URC. To add your oral or poster presentation, please click the "Submit Research" link on the left sidebar. If you are unable to contribute your entire research presentation, you may submit just an abstract either by entering it into the submission form or uploading a document.

URC event programs, which list the schedule of students’ presentations at specific URC events, may be found on the URC website, www.unh.edu/urc.

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Submissions from 2019

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Silk-Gelatin Composite Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering, Ryann D. Boudreau, Rachel A. Yee, and Kyung Jae Jeong

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Heir to Finn: Mythological and Historical Narratives of Irish Identity, Adam JC Bovie

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More Than a Feeling: "I feel like" as an Epistemic Hedge, Adam JC Bovie

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Gross National Happiness, Elizabeth Cunningham

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Examining the Use and Perception of Harm of JUULs by College Students: A Qualitative Study, Kendall Dapprich

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Comparing Amino Acid Sample Recovery for Heated vs. Non-heated N2 Reduction (An Amino Acid Method), Diane DeVries, Scott Greenwood, and Stuart Grandy

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Graduating College as an English Major, Ryan P. Donahue

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CBT For Students, Jace Eaton

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Social Media and Technology in Maker Culture, Genevieve Grasso and Brianna Donovan

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Brands Take A Stand for Good: The Effect of Brand Activism on Social Media Engagement, Alexis A. Gray

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Determinants of Student Debt in New England, Alexis A. Gray

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Detection of American Eel in NH Rivers using eDNA: A Comparison of Metabarcoding and ddPCR, Jessica Haskins, Devin Thomas, Alison Watts, and W. Kelley Thomas

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Global Meta-Analysis of Nitrogen Cycling Dynamics in Agricultural Soils, Taylor Hennas

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Genome Sequence and Analysis of Unsequenced Bacteria, Lauren C. Iannazzi and Kyle S. MacLea

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"pocketful of stars" and other poems, Caleb N. Jagoda

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly about GMO, Wenbin Liu

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The Design and Development of a Modular Robotic Control Board for Multiple Applications, Stephanie Lo

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The Impact of Studio Ghibli Films on Young Asian-American Identity, Hannah G. Matillano

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Rainforest Remedies in the Jungles of Belize, Dianne Moschitta and Meghana Tadepalli

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Soil Seed Bank Response Following Forest Conversion to Silvopasture and Open Pasture, Jenna N. O'del, Richard G. Smith Ph.D., and Nicholas D. Warren

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The Psychology of Architecture, Julianna Elizabeth Sagliano

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The Construction of Dialect and Language for Theatrical Productions, Emelie Vandenberg

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The Effectiveness of Resident Hall Bulletin Boards on the Marketing of the uSafeUS Application, Michaela M. Vivian and Sharyn Potter

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Regional Brain Activation in Chronic Pain: A Meta-analysis for Therapeutic Protocol, Noah Waller

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Women & Hungarian Nationalism Post-Soviet Occupation, Marinda Rose Weaver

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China-The New Hegemon, Weicong Zeng

Submissions from 2018

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Air Pollution in Chengdu, China, Christine Mei Aiello

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Metabarcoding Investigation of Extensive Dune Grass Die-Off in the Northeast, Marissa J. Anderson, William K. Thomas, Gregg E. Moore, Devin W. Thomas, and Jeffrey A. Hall

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Divergent Views of Order: A Comparison of Confucianism and Daoism, Ryan W. Bowring

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Education for All: World Bank Involvement in Post-Earthquake Haiti, Cara M. Buccini

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Physical Illness in the Graphic Medium, Lilah Cherim

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Treatment Options for Opioid Addiction: Efficacy and Availability, Kelly A. Davis

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Effects of the Mortalin Inhibitor MKT-077 on the Tumor Suppressor p53 in Neuroblastoma IMR-32 Cells, Yusuf Ebrahim

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Core Stability and Performance Variables in Male and Female Collegiate Lacrosse Players, Fallon Shea Greene

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An American Hugo Chávez? Investigating the Comparisons Between Donald Trump and Latin American Populists, Charlotte Blair Harris

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The Bonding and Infant Feeding Experiences of Mothers who Deliver at Baby-Friendly Initiative Certified Community Hospital, Erin M. Judge

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Sustainable Business Practice in Leroy Seafood Group ASA, Yueheng Liang

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Enthusiasm for Fair Trade: Why the U.K. Outshines the U.S., Victoria Smith Lorvig

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Changing Attitudes: The Impact of a Disability Awareness Class, Chrisitne Ann Masci

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Preparing Fluoroplastics for 3D Printing, Kellie McGuire

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Nootropics & Substance Abuse, Adam Mercer

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The effect of ground conditions on the emergence, establishment, and mortality of the invasive shrub, glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus), Jenna N. O'del and Symonds J. Cody

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Coping Mechanisms and Cyclical Conflict in Yemen, Rory Ann O'Neil

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Young Women in the White Supremacist Movement: Discourses of Race and Gender, Elena Bjerregaard Ryan

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Production of Scintillation Particle Detectors With Stereo Lithography-Based 3D Printing, Aleksandr Sinilov

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A Comparison of Confidence in Government Regimes, Shelby White

Submissions from 2017

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External interests in the Arab Spring, Milto Eva Andonellis

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The Power of the Time-Bind for Women of Color, Rebecca R. Barton

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“The Boy in Short Pants”: Presidential Education and the Vienna Summit of 1961, Michael D. Caldwell

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Formula SAE 2017, Robert M. Evans

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Is the expression of tissue-degrading enzymes in the skeletal muscle of spiny dogfish correlated to capture stress?, Elizabeth Faircloth

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Physical Function, Health, and Wellbeing in Older Adults, Mikaela Lynn Frechette and Summer Cook Dr

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p53 is cytoplasmically sequestered in a subset of AML patients from a clinical population, Bria Frehner, Yusuf Ebrahim, and Charles Walker

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Exploring the Diversity of Tropical Pumpkin in Costa Rica, Lizzie R. Gill

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Chestnut Street Combined Sewer Separation, Noah Goldstein, Ian Howard, and Nathan Seed

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Analyzing Sea Level Rise Due to Melting of Antarctic Ice and Dispersion of Sea Water from Mass Redistribution, Tessa Mariko Gorte

Microwave-Assisted Glycosaminoglycans Labeling Using 1-phenyl-3-methyl-5-pyrazolone Followed by MALDI-TOF-MS Analysis, Avianna Guerrero

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Beyond Dining and Recreation Services: How Does the Greater UNH Campus Support a Healthy Lifestyle?, Mary E. Hammar, Julia Boisselle, Courtney Pusz, and Genevieve Gray

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Exploration of Temperature and Loading Rate Interdependency for Fracture Properties of Asphalt Mixtures, Katie E. Haslett

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Historical Changes in Distribution and Floral Associations of Bumble Bee (Apidae: Bombus) Species of Greatest Conservation Need in New Hampshire, Molly Mary Jacobson and Sandra M. Rehan

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The relationship of life stage to daily social patterns of captive African elephants (Loxodonta africana) and the correlation of handler perceptions of elephant personality to demonstrated social behaviors, Alison R. Jeffrey

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Effects of Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard) Invasion and Additional Abiotic Stressors on Fine Root Biomass of Native Tree Species, Amber Rebecca Kittle, Mark A. Anthony, and Serita D. Frey

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Any Firehouse, Any Hour, Any Day: Needs Assessment, New Hampshire Safe Stations, Kayla M. Krueger

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Veteran Care in New Hampshire: Analysis of Interest Group Theory, Samantha D. Leiper

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The Political Economics of Chinese Steel Dumping, Jacob A. McLinden

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Is more always more? Female prairie mole crickets select mates more deliberately when evaluating multimodal signals, Rebecca J. Migotsky, Carrie L. Hall, Norman Lee, and Daniel R. Howard

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K-12 Data Collection Portal, Auderien G. Monareh, David J. San Antonio, Sebastian R. Coraccio, Matthew K. Arroyo, Tiffany M. Winn, and Charles S. McNaughton

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Coping Mechanisms and Recovery Among Patients with Recent Cardiac Procedures in Inpatient Rehabilitation, Shannon E. Nadeau

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A Step Further In Recipe Analysis for A New England Food Vision, Valerie M. Nesom and Joanne Burke

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Characterization of Cholecystokinin-Expressing Neurons in Sensory Areas of Spinal Cord and Trigeminal Nucleus, Sumeet Panesar and Zachary Tepper

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Regulation of the Angiogenic Inducer, CCN1, in the Bovine Corpus Luteum: A Preliminary Study, Sarah M. Piet, Michael R. Goulet, Jake R. Donahue, and Joseph M. Miseirvitch

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Understanding Modern America Through Contemporary Literary Interpretations of the Book of Revelation, Morgan L. Plessner

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Method of Material Removal by Means of Electrochemical Turning, Simon Andrew Popecki and Carlos Giacomo Graniello

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To What Extent is Tourism Related to Social Welfare? An investigation of the relationship between international tourism and resident synthetic welfare in the Autonomous Communities of Spain, Samantha L. Powers

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The Evolution of Peace Education in the 20th Century, Jessica L. Racioppi

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Amazon's Superior Innovation, Daniel J. Rivet

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Comparison of biophysical properties of two splice isoforms of L-Type Calcium Channel CaV1.3, Kitty R. Savage, Alexandra Bunda, Brianna LaCarubba, and Arturo Andrade

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The Effect of Neurogranin Manipulation on Immediate Early Gene Expression, Kitty R. Savage, Hongik Hwang, and Weifeng Xu

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Cultural and Environmental Dynamics of the Maya: Investigating Settlement and Wetland Resource Use In Belize, Katherine Shelhamer

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Catalan Nationalism and Self-Identification in a Modernizing Spain, Michaela Todd

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The Islamic State's Media War on the West, Michaela Todd

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Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation Summer Internship, Brandon Victor Van De Walle

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Predictors of Teachers’ Intentions to Intervene in Student Relationship Abuse and Sexual Assault, Lauren Vessels, Sarah Balmilero, Stephanie Sessarego M.A., and Katie M. Edwards Ph.D.

Submissions from 2016

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Improving the Efficiency and Resolution of Time of Flight (TOF) Mass Spectrometer for Magnetospheric Applications, Zain Abbas

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The Relationship Between Healthy Lifestyle Factors and Perceived Stress among College Students, Jordan L. Badger and Jesse Morrell

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Project OASIS: Optimizing Aquaponic Systems to Improve Sustainability, Paige Balcom, Mikalah Little, Siddharth Nigam, Will Taveras, and Allison Wood

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Exploring Satellite Dynamics and Controls Through Quadrotors, Tamir Blum, Akshay Abraham, Adam Petit, Jesus Tudela, Abubaker Elsheikh, Jason Farr, and Matthew Leonard

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The Portrayal and Appropriation of Hawaiian Culture, Ellis Owen Codd

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The Dialogic Interview: Co-Creating Meaning as an Alternative to Discovering "What Is", Mikayla Collins

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Edward Hitchcock: The Religion of Geology and the Romantic Sublime, Steven Cowley

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Assessing Hunger Issues Among University of New Hampshire Students, Alana R. Davidson

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The Decade of Roma Inclusion: Lessons from a Multinational Minority Integration Initiative, Kelsey R. Douville

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Constructing Muslim Identity in Spanish and American News Media, Hannah Landau Drake

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Changing Opinions of the Spanish Monarchy in a Modern Spain, Oriana Karina Eason

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Food System Education Among High School Students, Yussra MT Ebrahim

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Personal Genomics of Cystic Fibrosis, Farrah K. Ekbatani

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How the Use of Mobile Devices has Altered How We Relate to Public Spaces, Nelson A. Gbeve

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OASIS - Optimal Agriculture Skills Initiative for Students, Kathleen R. Gorman

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How to Succeed at UNH Without Really Trying: A First Year Wellness Guide, Melanie Marie Green

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Impact of Health Behaviors on Academic Performance in College Students: A Follow Up of First Year Students, Melanie Marie Green