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 2013

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UNH A-Lot Parking Garage, Benjamin Sawyer, Stephen Eustis, Americo Santamaria, and Michael Spencer

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The Failure of Economic Sanctions on Preventing the Continuation of North Korea’s Nuclear Program, Andrew Schafer

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Indigenismo: Lexical Borrowings into Peruvian Spanish, Trisha Schuman

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Caregiving for Childhood Illness in Dominican Republic Bateys, Ashley Silva

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High Body Weight Influences Functional Mobility in Older Adults, Charlotte Slate

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From Thoreau to Muir: The Birth and Progress of American Environmental Thought, Sawyer Theriault

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Reality and Misperception of Self-Value: August Wilson's Use of Dramatic Plot Structure, Sawyer Theriault

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The United States of Empire?, Zachary Towle

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Multivitamin/Mineral Usage, Body Mass Index, and Exercise Among College Students, Leah Tully and Christie Mastriano

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Multivitamin/Mineral Usage, MyPlate Adherence and Diet Quality Among College Students, Leah Tully and Christie Mastriano

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MEND and MOSOP: Civil Conflict in the Niger Delta, Zachary Turgeon

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Investigation of Pentacene Derivatives on Au(788) by Auger Electron Spectroscopy, Jeremiah van Baren

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Sex and Morality, and Its Implications for College, Emily Varnese

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Trace DeMeyer: Indigenous Online Journalist/Publisher/Memoirist, Amanda Weissgerber

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Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Spirit of Discovery: An Examination of the Development of Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing Skills in University Students, Brittany Zorn

Submissions from 2012

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Quantifying Methane Ebullitive Flux from Subarctic Ecosystems, Jaqueline Amante

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A Nigerian Spring: How to Make the Niger Delta B(l)oom, Again, Elizabeth Barker

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The Effective Removals of Pharmaceuticals by Direct/Advanced UV Photolysis, Alexandra Bowen and Megan Good

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The King of Tars and Dramatic Conversion Romance, Jacob Browning

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Studies on Thermal and Carbocationic Rearrangements Through Isotopic Labeling, Jeffrey Brulet

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Tangible User Interfaces for Multi-touch Surfaces, Shawn Bryan and Joshua Clairmont

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Are Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) Present in Skeletal Muscle of the Spiny Dogfish Shark, Squalus acanthias?, Bradley Chamberlain

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The Delicacy of Social Relationships: How Seemingly Small Choices in Formulating Talk Can Have Large Consequences For Relationships, Paige Clairmont

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A Screen to Identify Mutants with a Sodium-induced Root Skewing Phenotype, Matthew Cotton, Elora Demers, and Kendall Milkey

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Problem Revisited: Understanding China's Arms Export Policy, Patricia Donahoe

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Exploring Weight Maintenance and Perceived Stress in College Students: The Young Adults Eating and Active for Health Project at UNH, Margaret Donovan and Richard Madol

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Monitoring Forest Loss and Population Growth in a Biodiversity Hotspot of Africa, Nicholas Dowhaniuk

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Influence of Cytoskeletal Stress Filaments on Cell Death in Human Cervical Carcinoma, Benjamin J. Duckless

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Experiential Education Philosophy: The Role of Risk, Natalie Fortier

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Invitation as a Form of Play, Luke Franco

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Passive se and ser in Three Spanish Language Magazines: Usages and Styles Compared, Alyssa Freedman

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Goal-directed Intervention on the Social Interaction of Youth with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Natalie Gatlin

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Costa Rica: An Emigration Anomaly, Emilie Hall

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Student Usage of Prepositions: Considerations Far Beyond Por and Para, Emilie Hall

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Unemployment in Spain: Analyzing the Job Market for Youth and the General Population, David Houle

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Automated Functional Testing at Philips Teletrol Systems, Inc., Karen Ibey

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Correlates of Local and Global Stereopsis, Andrew Kitt

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Women and Hostile Work Environments: Representations of Sexual Harassment in North Country, Julia Maldonado

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The Role of HAUSP in the Mitochondrial Non-transcriptional p53 Apoptotic Pathway of IMR-32 Human Neuroblastoma Cancer Cells, Rebecca Mason

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Floating Photobioreactors for Microalgae Growth, Brian McConnell and Seth Tremblay

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The Idea of Necessity: Shopping Trends Among College Students, Halie Olszowy

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Fiber Arts in the Early Soviet Period, Sasha Thalheimer

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Aid Influx into Madagascar: The Damage of the U.S. Sanctions Effect, Kelly Whittier

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Are Female Rats Prone to the Same Stress-induced Memory Deficits as Male Rats in a Visible Platform Task in the Morris Water Maze?, Katherine Wooten

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Nonprofit Research: Seacoast Local, Danielle Zamarchi

Submissions from 2011

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The Fight Against the War on Women, Bie Aweh

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The Impact of Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant on the Family, Jennifer Bakan

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The Gap: Understanding the US-China Trade Deficit, Henry Bowen

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Drilling for Oil in the Amazon, Levi Byers

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New Hampshire's First Congressional District, Evan Dodge

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Paco: Blowing up the Slums in Buenos Aires, Charissa Eno

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The Evolution of Gender Role Construction in Modern Advertising, Lauren Gancarz

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Family Planning and Abortion Services in Ghana, Maren Gray

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Hell on Earth: Ultimate Evil as a Catalyst for 19th-Century Black Women's Radical Decisions, Daniel Healy

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Immigrants in Spain, Kevin Kennedy

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Temporal Limits of Perceived Rotation in the Venetian Blind Effect: Eye Dominance Through Luminance and Contrast, Andrew Kitt

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The Loss of Ecosystem Services on the Yucatán Peninsula in the 21st Century, Natalia Leuchanka

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Who Let Her Out of the Kitchen? The Sexist Side of HIV/AIDS, Catherine Levesque

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Analysis of Intervention on Stressed Pregnant Women's Social Networks, Amy Ma

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Measuring Democracy: A Case Study of Senegal, Liz Marcotte

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Earning Honesty Credentials: Partners' Negativity Reduces… Low Self-Esteem Individuals, Kevin O'Leary

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The Mafia: A Continued Plague Upon the Modern Italian State, Katherine Pavone

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Prepared for the Perfect Storm, Brooks Payette

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Western Classical Music in China, Patrick Quinn

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Impressions of the Prison Rape Elimination Act: Wardens' Attitudes Toward, and Implementations of, the PREA, Bethany Schmidt

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Racist Donkey, Sexist Fish: Gender, Race, and their Portrayal in American Film Animals, Sara Smith

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Nile Basin Initiative Influenced the Riparian Sates' Management, Claire Stodola

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How Military Affiliation Effects Students' Experiences in College: A Comparative Study, Chelsea Tanous

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The Genres of UFO Photography, Brittany Trahan

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Leaning East: The United States' Trade Dependence on Chinese Goods, Christine Turner

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ENGL 694B: The Wild Things, Kyle Van Etten

Submissions from 2010

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On the Role of Sacrificial Donors in the Catalytic Reduction of CO2 by Ru(II)-Re(I) Supramolecular Complexes, Jay Agarwal

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From Tradition to Transition: Spain’s Relationship with the Catholic Church, Elizabeth Aleo

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Mini Baja, Joshua Allen, Todd Ferrel, David Iani, Jonathon Kasper, Nicholas LaRue, Ryan Malynn, Joseph Muller, Daniel Place, Frank Radlof, Thomas Raffelt, Shawn Savela, Eric Szumiesz, Bradley Turner, and Craig Weeden

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Accumulation of Cyanotoxins in Fish Tissue, Jaqueline Amante, Allison Konkowski, Katie A. Kozacka, Adrien Miller, and Ryan Nolan

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Entrepreneurial Activity in Spain, Patrick Cambiasso-Helfer

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The Relationship Between Missionary Organizations and Corporate Donors, Joseph Cheslock

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A Problem Without Remedy? Under-aged Drinking at UNH, Sabrina Clark, Hope Fortier, Camille Quarles, and Kelley Stenberg

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Synthetic Modifications in the Preparation of Cross-Bridged Tetraamines for Radiopharmaceutical Applications, Kaitlyn Dugan

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Dramatic Innovations: Students Present Drama Based on English Literary Classics, Andrew Gilbert

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Social Intelligence in Asian Elephants Elephas maximusI: Object Choice Tasks, Cassandre Guerra

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The Implications of Learning English on Family Dynamics Among Hispanic Immigrants, Karin Hakala

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Divorced from the Past? An Analysis of the New Chilean Divorce Law, Teri Hatch

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Haiti Relief - World Concern, Blair Heinrich

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What's Diversion? New Heights Community Diversion Model, Christopher Hoerner

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The Effect of Source Types on Children's Source Monitoring, Darcy Jenkins

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The Small Town Carbon Calculator (STOCC), Corey Johnson

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Neoliberalism and Development in Nicaragua, Kristin Keohan

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Visual Acuity, Balance Control and Walking Automaticity in Elderly Women, Rachel Kralian

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Audible Tone Reproduction Via High-Voltage Arc Gap, Ryan Lashin and Peter Lorenz

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Prospects for Peace: Student Perceptions of Transitional Justice in Post-Genocide Rwanda, Jacqueline Lewis

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Examining College Students' Attitudes Toward Mental Illness and Help-Seeking Behaviors, Kelly Martell

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United States Infrastructure vs Spain, Maureen McHugh

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Institutionalized Homophobia: Homosexuality in the Realm of Aesthetic Masculinity, Aaron Mohammed

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Influence of Aftershocks on Non-Linear Seismic Response of Non-deteriorating SDOF Systems, Amadin Osagiede

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Gangsters, Mothers , Sex Symbols and Fessos: Exploring Italian-American Stereotypes in Television, Jocelyn Ouellette

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Lipid Analysis of Micro-Algae Used in Biodiesel Production, Daniel Perrinez

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Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice: The Ethical Battle of Abortion, Jennifer Poggi

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Deconstructing the Dream: The Impact of Home Ownership Rhetorics in Relation to Race and Class, Kaitlyn Ramsay

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Performing Maternity: Limiting the Role of the Individual Woman in Abortion Discourses, Kaitlyn Ramsay