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 2015

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Why the U.S. Youth Obesity Rate Has Been Increasing: It's Not as Simple as You Think, Ayi D'Almeida

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Characterizing the Angiogenic Properties of Brain Cancer Cells Using the Glioma U-373 Cell Line, Tien Dang

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Food Insecurity Among Undergraduate Students, Alana Davidson

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Who’s Intervening?: A Study of Variables Influencing Positive Bystander Intervention, Lauren DeSotto and Valerie Hall

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The Chinese Impact on Global Climate Change, Zachary Dumont

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The Independence Referendum in Catalonia, Allison Enck

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Music's Influence on Young Adult Behavior, Emma Gallagher, David McDonald, Brendan Freund, and Isaac Traynor

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Noverre's Ballet D'Action, Elizabeth Girard

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The Effect of Syllable Position on the Pronunciation of Sibilants and Liquids in Puerto Rican Spanish, Eva Golden

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Depression and Social Support in LGBTQ+ Victims of Intimate Partner Violence, Lauren Guetling, Katherine Seavey, and Ashley MacPherson

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The Relationship Between Kinship and Physical Proximity in Captive Primates, Tricia Gunther

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Effect of Whole Grain Consumption on Markers of Metabolic Syndrome, Suzanne Hogan

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Ultrasonic Level Sensor System for Residential Oil Tanks, Brendan LaRocque

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France’s Reaction to English Globalization, Emily Loud

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Machiavelli’s Art of War and The Role of the Military, Alvaro Maranon

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Institutions of Service: A Model that Sustains, Cecilia Martins

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Exploring Public Radio, Katherine McAuliffe

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Goodbye Greece: Rising Criticism of Greece's Participation in the Eurozone, Sean Mitchell

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The 2008 Financial Crisis: Comparing French and U.S. Recovery Efforts, Michael Moser

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Beyond Digital Dualism: The Conceptual Fallacy of the Online/Offline Dichotomy, Lauren Nawfel

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Translating Zafrón: The Nuances of Exploring the Cemetery of Forgotten Books in English, John O'Mahony

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A Survey of UNH Students’ Attitudes about Mental Health Disorders and Its Influence on Helping Seeking Behaviors, Nicole Paddock

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The Role of Adult Confidants on Adolescent Outcomes, Katie Parent

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Early Sleep Midpoints are Associated with Increased Fruit, Water, and Fiber Intakes and Decreased Discretionary Calories in a Young Adult Cohort, Amy Parker

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Seeking Justice: Senegal’s Twenty-Year Delay in the Prosecution of Hissène Habré, Sarah Pollard

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Patient-Defined Perceptions of Comfort with Bedpan Use, Emily Schlachter

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Tensions Rising in the Asia-Pacific, Malone Soeun

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Assessment of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness in College-aged Females Following a Bout of Blood Flow Restricted Exercise, Elissa Solomon

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Flexing Resources: Manipulation of Natural Resource Market Supplies, Joseph Sweeney

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A Societal Greyscale: Social Stratification in the Dominican Republic, Molly Wogan

Submissions from 2014

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Muscle Size and Specific Force Along the Length of the Quadriceps in Older and Young Men and Women, Hannah Barile

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NH ROV: Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle, Christopher Barr, Eric Boudreau, Ryan Cahill, Tyler Fausnacht, Nicholas Geist, Sean Gribbin, Alex LeBoeuf, Sean Leighton, and Matthew Sweeney

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Nonprofit Research: Fair Tide Investigation and Evaluation, Victoria Bassi

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Nurses' Perceptions of the Barriers to Advocacy Related to Pain Management, Elise Beattie

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SEEDS of Change, Danielle Blevens, McKenzie Dow, Jennifer Turner, and Amy Winkler

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The Cost of Living: A Comparative Analysis of French and U.S. Healthcare Spending, Henry Bowen

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Policy Recommendation: Responsibility to Protect Syria, Philip Boynton

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The Effects of Varying Coherence of Glass Patterns on the Perception of Motion Induced Blindness, Alexander Buell, Sarah Dilanni, Nicholas Duggan, Patricia Levesque, Alec Radar, Maureen Raubach, Alyssa Reilly, Tyler Weber, Andrew Kitt, Jenny Lang, and Eliza Wood

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Should You Stay or Should You Go?: Women’s Rationale Behind Leaving or Staying in an Abusive Relationship, Tina Cannon, Kelsey Evans, Chloe Flanagan, Ellen Hayes, and Ashley MacPherson

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It’s Time to Move Beyond Dayton: Changing the Constitutional Framework in Bosnia, Jasmin Cesko

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Exploring Auxetic Designs With 3D Printing, Joseph Collins

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Comparison Of Fourier And Wavelet Transformations on a SEMG Frequency Spectra During Rapid Fatiguing Muscular Contractions, Amber Craft

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Caeneus and Cycnus: Ovid's Ballroom Blitz, Richard DiCillo

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What are the Trends in Phenotypic Variation in Harmonia axyridis?, Jennifer Dickson

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Semantic and Syntactic Losses in the English Translation of Allende's Zorro, Mary Foster

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Gay Masculinities in Primetime Television, Mitchell Gates

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Cultural Capital: Beauty Advertising in China, Allison Ginwala

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The Significance of Built Space and Body Behavior in Social Interaction, Brooke Ashley Guertin

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Cultural Barriers: The Integration of North African Immigrants in France, Jessica Hansen

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A Body For England, or of War? Contrasting Perspectives on World War I Through the Poetry of Thomas Hardy and Rupert Brooke, Ian Henry

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Unveiling New Hampshire Legislators' Knowledge and Attitudes About Intimate Partner Violence and Relevant Policies, Jennifer Hogan, Amy Winkler, and Tina Cannon

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Middle School Girls Friendship Preferences: Attitudes Towards Girls Who Are Obese, Mary Holleran

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Interpretation and Experience: J. Hillis Miller's Reading of Heart of Darkness, Colton Huelle

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Examining and Promoting the Role of Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities in the Workplace, Kasey Lesner

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The Role of Architecture in the Revitalization of Bilbao, Spain, Taygra Longstaff

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Independence in Catalonia, Spain: The Causes Which Impel Them to Separation, Jamie McDonough

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Ovid Through the Inferno: A Study of Ovidian Myth in Dante's Inferno, Michael Mignanelli

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Reader-Response Theory vs. Feminist Criticism, Marisa Milone

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#2 Race and Gender in Film, Madalyn Northcutt

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Not in my Backyard: Citizen Attitudes and Disaster Preparedness Policies at the Local Level, Tegan O'Neill

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Who Can I Tell?: The Role of Confidants in Rule-Violating Behavior, Katie Parent and Thomas Reese

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Examining the Tumorgenic Ability of Cytokeratin 8/18 Filaments in Cervical Cancer Cells In Vitro, Stephanie Parisi

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Quechua Language Use in Modern Peru: An Investigation of Cultural Authenticity and Identity Construction, Theresa A. Renker

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The Anomalous Depiction of Text in Chew and How Groensteen’s “The Balloons in the Page” Substantiates its Contribution to Content and Meaning, Hannah Rivers

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The Breakdown of Bureaucracy in Response to Hurricane Katrina and Why it Matters, Alexxandre Schlieder

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Putin's Democracy?, Kellie Shea

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Manson Family Coercion: A Study of Religious Rhetoric in Cult Structures and Social Groups, Katina Sousa

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Instilling Diet and Exercise Confidence: Influence of Nurse Body Size, Erin Murdock Spaulding

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Polysemy, Polyvalence, and Pink: Audience Responses to Music Videos, Rachel Strauss

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Environmental Protest Framing as "Ecoterrorism", Brieanne Young

Submissions from 2013

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Survivors' Voices on Prevention, Maria Aiello, Sidney Bennett, and Cameron Cunningham

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RFID Fish, Nathan Alix

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Mi Método, Mi Elección: A Comparative Look at Birth Control Access in Chile and the United States of America, Lauren Banker

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The Effect of a Barefoot Running Training Program on Running Economy and Performance, Neil Barody

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When Does Rule Violating Behavior Affect Peer Delinquency Between Middle School and High School Boys and Girls?, Casey Benner, Nadine Maliakkal, and Shannon Zimmerman

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A Dramatistic Approach to Understanding the Rhetorical Influence of Taxi Driver, Hilary Bird

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Climate Change, Cosmology, and Cultural Resilience: An Andean Case Study, Madeline L. Bishop

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All Stressed Out; The Effects of Stress, Depression and Self-Control on Adolescent Delinquency, Catherine Bousquet

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Signifying Slowly: Defamiliarization and Interrupting Tempo in Amit Chadhuri's, A Strange and Sublime Address, Chrisopher Brown

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ExxonMobil vs Gasland : the Natural Gas Controversy, Andrew Cardello

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Macau: The New World Leader in Gambling, Joseph Cenney

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All for a Bowl of Soup: A Study of the Illegal Shark Fin Trade in Costa Rica, Michelle Chase

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Family Matters: History and Heritage in Graphic Form, Jonathan Constable

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The Impact of Sexual Violence on Women's Transition to College, Melissa Copeland

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Maya Calendar and the End of the World, Evelyn French

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The Ultimate Spanish Review and Practice: Mastering Spanish Grammar for Confident.... or Maybe Just Okay Communication, Daniel Hagenbuch

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The Raging Dragon: Exports, FDI, and China's Electronic Sector, Nathaniel Hathorn

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Comedy in War Film, Katherine Juster

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Renewing promise: An Analysis of the Effects of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports in New Hampshire High Schools, Alexander Lamothe

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The Effect of Crown Thinning on Residual Stand Growth: a Dendroecological Approach, Nicholas Lanzer

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Bringing Native Musicians Online, Thomas Lusted

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Teenagers: 1950's, Olivia Marchioni

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Permaculture: Principles, Beliefs, and Values, Molly McCahan

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Characterization of Cellular FLICE Inhibitory Protein (c-FLIP) in Cells of Human Cervical Cancer, Caitlin McCarthy

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The Relationship Between Psychosocial Challenges and Pediatric Voiding Dysfunction, Jenna McCarthy

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Kinetics of the Lipid Extraction From Microalgae, Brian McConnell and Brendan Nichols

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The Thin Ideal: Media and How it Relates to Body Dissatisfaction and Disordered Eating Behaviors in College Women, Amanda Mead and Rebecca Walker

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Spanish Mood Selection: Probablemente Subjunctive, Posiblemente Indicative, Hilary Miller

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ASEAN and the East Asian Countries, Tegan O'Neill

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Rape Myth Acceptance and Bystander Attitudes on Campus: Understanding Students' Perceptions of Sexual Assault, Angela L. A. Puchlopek