COLA Grant Recipients

College of Liberal Arts (COLA)

2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) USA 

Benjamin Bertrand, History

Faculty Mentor: Prof. David Bachrach, History

Topic: Swords and Society: The Depiction of Straight and Curved Swords in Illuminated Manuscripts from Europe and the Middle East from 1200 - 1500

Steven Cowley, History

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Cynthia Van Zandt, History

Topic: Mapping the Regicides in New England: A Visual Inquiry into the Manhunt for the Killers of King Charles I

Hannah Drake, English/International Affairs

Faculty Mentor:  Prof. Clark Knowles, English

Topic: Ten Weeks of Storytelling: A Journey through Fiction Writing

Joseph Juknievich, History

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Lucy Salyer, History

Topic: Reds in the Granite State: A Close Examination of the Palmer Raids in New Hampshire, 1919-1920

Nadine Maliakkal, Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Ellen Cohn, Psychology

Topic: Parental Legitimacy as a Mediator in the Relation between Parenting Styles and Bullying Perpetration

Melanie Platt, Linguistics

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Maya Ravindranath, English

Topic: New Hampshire Language and Life Project

2014 International Research Opportunities Program (IROP)

Hannah Waller, Political Science & International Affairs  

Research Site: Sanski Most, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Mary Malone, Political Science 

Foreign Faculty: Prof. Mr. Vahidin Omanovic, Center for Peacebuilding 

Topic: Transitional Justice in Post-Conflict Societies: A Case Study of Bosnia-Herzegovina

2014 Undergraduate Research Award (URA)

Adele Jones, Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Robert Drugan, Psychology

Topic: Measuring Ultrasonic Vocalizations during Intermittent Swim Stress as an Indicator of Resilience to Social Anxiety in the Social Exploration Model

2014 Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP) 

Elizabeth Haas, Undeclared

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Sandra Rehan, Biological Sciences

Topic: Status of Native Pollinators: Bee Biodiversity and Conservation Initiative in Southern New Hampshire

Jack Vachon, Classics

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Scott Smith, Classics

Topic: Putting Greek Myths on the Map

Moira Wright, English Literature & Classics

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Sean Moore, English

Topic: Slavery and the Making of the Early American Library: British Literature, Political Thought and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

2014 Research Presentation Grant

Annie Crossman, Psychology & Women’s Studies

Project Title: Supporting LGBTQ+ Survivors: How Community and Environmental Factors Relate to Disclosure of Intimate Partner Violence

Conference: Association for Women in Psychology

Arianna Schaaff, Psychology & Sociology

Project Title: Identity, Social Support and Resiliency: How Social Support Moderates Effects of Minority Stress Among LGB Individuals Across Stages of Outness”

Conference: Association for Women in Psychology

Joel Wyatt, Psychology

Project Title: Supporting LGBTQ+ Survivors: Intimate Partner Violence, Trauma and Physical Health: The Roles of Social Support and Coping Self-Efficacy

Conference: American Psychological Association

2014 Honors Thesis Grant

Meghan Craig, Psychology 

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Katie Edwards, Psychology

Thesis: Minority Stress and Self-Harm Among LGBTQ Young Adults

Halie Olszowy, Sociology 

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Catherine Moran, Sociology

Thesis: Hollywood Goes to College: Examining College First Year Students' Expectations through Film

Joel Wyatt, Psychology 

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Katie Edwards, Psychology

Thesis: Experiences of College Students

 

2013 Undergraduate Research Award (URA)

Laura Castracane, Neuroscience

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Robert Drugan, Psychology

Topic: Do Ultrasonic Vocalizations during Intermittent Swim Stress Predict Resilience in Subsequent Spatial Learning and Memory Tests?

Gregory DiSanto, Geography

Faculty Mentors: Prof. Joel Hartter, Geography; Mary Stampone, Geography

Topic: Precipitation Trends in Western Uganda

Gregory DiSanto, Geography

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Anne Lightbody, Earth Sciences

Topic: Quantifying Interactions between Stream Flow and Woody Seedlings in a Sand-bed River

Audrey Hickey, Psychology & Sociology

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Catherine Moran, Sociology

Topic: The Portrayal of Female Sexual Desires in Fifteen Current Films

Victoria Santospago, Music Education

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Jenni Cook, Music

Topic: Moving Freely: A Flutist’s Exploration of Body Mapping

Kevin Vansylyvong, History & Philosophy

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Eliga Gould, History

Topic: The Influence of Christ’s Church on the Liberal John Locke’s Conservatism

Madeline Whitcomb, Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Victoria Banyard, Psychology

Topic: Reflections on Bystander Intervention

 

2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Abroad 

Daniel Zotos, Political Science / IA

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Jeffrey Bolster, History

Research Site: Barcelona, Spain

Topic: The Practices and Policies Associated with the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fishery in Spain: Perpetuating a Majestic Species amongst the Political Quandary of Fisheries Management Policy

 

2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) USA 

Samantha Arsenault, Neuroscience & Behavior

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Brett Gibson, Psychology

Topic: Investigating Above and Underground Spatial Representations in Rodents

Annie Crossman, Psychology & Women’s Studies

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Katie Edwards, Psychology

Topic: Supporting LGBT Survivors: How Community and Environmental Factors Relate to Recovery among LGBT Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Kimberlee Meserve, Fine Arts

Faculty Mentor:  Prof. Grant Drumheller, Art & Art History

Topic: Simple Sights of Beauty

Andrew Minigan, Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Prof. David Pillemer, Psychology

Topic: The Reminiscence Bump in Priests’ Oral Life Histories

Tegan O’Neill, Political Science

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Stacy VanDeveer, Political Science

Topic: Risky Business in the Granite State: A Study of Local Natural Disaster Preparedness Policies in Rockingham and Strafford Counties

Emma Pankey, Anthropology

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Meghan Howey, Anthropology

Topic: Fire Regimes and Forest Burning: A Paleoecological Reconstruction of Past Human Land-Use in the Upper Great Lakes Region

Arianna Schaaff, Psychology & Sociology

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Katie Edwards, Psychology

Topic: Identity, Social Support and Resiliency: How Social Support Moderates Effects of Stress among LGB Individuals across Stages of Outness

 

2013 International Research Opportunities Program (IROP)

Jennifer Lindsay, Studio Art / International Affairs   

Research Site: Beijing, China

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Lawrence Reardon, Political Science

Foreign Faculty Mentor: Mr. David Moser, Capital Normal University  

Topic: Contemporary Art with Chinese Characteristics: Relations Between Beijing Artists and the Chinese Government Post-1989

Cory McKenzie, History/Philosophy

Research Site: Kobe, Japan

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Gregory McMahon, History

Foreign Faculty: Prof. Michiko Mori, Otemae University

Topic: Yuriwaka Daijin: The Debate over Japan’s Odysseus

Austin Perea, Political Science / Economics  

Research Site: Cairo, Egypt

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Jeannie Sowers, Political Science 

Foreign Faculty: Prof. Monal Abel-Baki, American University Cairo 

Topic: Islamic Banking and Microfinance in Post-Mubarak Egypt

 

2013 Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP) 

Hannah Drake, Undeclared

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Leah Williams, English

Topic: Your Forehead Should Touch Your Toes (and Other Yoga Adventures)

Joseph Juknievich, History

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Lucy Salyer, History

Topic: Explorations in Archival Research: The History of Immigrants and the Law

Jamie Ritzo, Philosophy

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Nick Smith, Philosophy

Topic: Interviews with the Philosophy Department Faculty

 

2013 Research Presentation Grant

Audrey Hickey, Psychology & Sociology

Project Title: What Impact do University of New Hampshire Students Have on Quality of Life in Durham, NH?

Conference: National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

Margaret Lubanko, English

Project Title: Collaboration Within and Across Communities: A District-Wide Case Study of Professional Learning Communities

Conference: NE Educational Research Organization Conference

Model United Nations, Political Science

Anu Rayamajhi, Communication

Project Title: UNH Model UN Delegation

Conference: National Model Unite Nations

 

2013 Honors Thesis Grant

Monica Stewart, Anthropology & International Affairs 

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Joe Lugalla, Anthropology

Thesis: The Doctor and the Patient: An Exploration into the Roles Assigned

Connor Strobel, Philosophy & Political Science 

Faculty Mentor: Prof. R. Val Dusek, Philosophy

Thesis: Explore the Concept of Violence as it Developed within Marxist Tradition

 

2012 Undergraduate Research Award (URA)

Nicholas Dowhaniuk, Geography

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Joel Hartter, Geography

Topic: Monitoring Forest Loss and Population Growth in a Biodiversity Hotspot of Africa

 

Alexa Price, History

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Nicoletta Gulacce, History

Topic: The Spirit of His Men: The Development of the Lord Nelson Legend in British Culture, 1805-1905

 

Alexa Price, History

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Eliga Gould, History

Topic: Loyalist Identities in Revolutionary New Hampshire

 

Eric Pugliano, History and Geography

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Cathy Frierson, History

Topic: Mapping of the Journeys of the Children of the Gulag

 

Katherine Wooten, Neuroscience & Behavior

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Robert Drugan, Psychology

Topic: Are Female Rats Prone to the Same Stress-Induced Memory Deficits as Male Rats in a Visible Platform Task in the Morris Water Maze?

 

Olivia McGlone, Psychology

Elizabeth Wanjiru, Neuroscience & Behavior

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Robert Drugan, Psychology

Topic: Ultrasonic Vocalizations as a Predictor of Performance on the Morris Water Maze

 

2012 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Abroad 

Kaitlyn Cameron, Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Rebecca Warner, Psychology

Research Site: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Topic: Creative Career Self-Actualization in the Netherlands

 

Merhawi Wells-Bogue, Journalism

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Lisa Miller, English

Research Site: Mekelle, Ethiopia

Topic: The Role of Governmental and Non-governmental Organizations in Addressing the Needs of Street Children: The Case in Mekelle City, Ethiopia

 

2012 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) USA

Joseph Annicchiarico, Music: Performance

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Andrew Boysen, Music

Topic: Orchestrating Copland: A Study in Orchestration for Wind Ensemble

 

Allison Caplin, Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Barbara White, Occupational Therapy

Topic: What are the Relations Among Stress Perception, Health Perception, and Activity Participation in School-Aged Children

 

Hillary Christopher, Anthropology

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Meghan Howey, Anthropology

Topic: Origins and Methods of Cheese Production in Neolithic Europe: An Archaeological Experiment

 

 

Molly Driscoll, European Cultural Studies / French

Faculty Mentor:  Prof. Barbara Cooper, French

Topic: The Representation of Anne Boleyn in French Drama, Art, and Literature of the Nineteenth Century: A Historical and Literary Analysis

 

Elizabeth Hebert, Neuroscience & Behavior

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Robert Mair, Psychology

Topic: Influences of Subiculum on Memory-Coding Properties of Prefrontal Cortical Neurons in the Rat

 

Audrey Hickey, Psychology, Sociology

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Benjamin Brown, Sociology

Topic: What Impact do University of New Hampshire Students Have on Quality of Life in Durham, NH?

 

Jennifer Lamontagne, Studio Art

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Suzanne Schireson, Art & Art History

Topic: Revival, Renewing Contemporary Religious Art through the Figure

 

Molly McCahan, Music Theory & EcoGastronomy

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Burt Feintuch, Center for the Humanities

Topic: Permaculture: Principles, Beliefs, and Values

 

Cory McKenzie, History, Philosophy

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Jessica Lepler, History

Topic:  The Politics of Court-Clearing in Nineteenth-Century New Hampshire

 

Courtney Mills, Anthropology, History

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Meghan Howey, Anthropology

Topic: Reconstructing Gulf of Maine Cod Populations from the Archaic (ca. 8000 BC to 1000 BC) to the Contact Period (ca. AD 1500)

 

Jillian Price, Anthropology, History

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Meghan Howey, Anthropology

Topic: Archaeology of Preparedness: UNH Army Training Camp in World War I, 1918-1919

 

Mark Scimone, Neuroscience & Behavior

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Andrew Leber, Psychology

Topic: An Exploration of the Neural Correlates of Musical Rhythms Using Electrocorticography

 

Brianna Smith, Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Brett Gibson, Psychology

Topic: Development of Planning Abilities in School-aged Children

 

Kevin Vansylyvong, History, Philosophy

Faculty Mentor: Prof. David Hiley, Philosophy

Topic: Michel Foucault and the Nature of Historical Evidence

 

2012 International Research Opportunities Program (IROP)

Christopher Foss, Music Performance

Research Site: Sarnico, Italy

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Janet Polk, Music

Foreign Faculty Mentor: Prof. Giorgio Versiglia, Academia I Musici di Parma

Topic: The Italian Influence

 

Hannah Lawrence, Political Science & Justice Studies

Research Site: Cairo, Egypt

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Jeannie Sowers, Political Science

Foreign Faculty Mentor: Dr. Barbara Ibrahim, American University in Cairo

Topic: Women’s Rights in a Post-Mubarak Reality

 

Michael Pope, Political Science, International Affairs  

Research Site: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Benjamin Cole, Dartmouth College

Foreign Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cathy Gormley-Heenan, University of Ulster

Topic: What Makes an Irish Dissenter? Modeling Former IRA Members

 

2012 Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP)

Bryan Merrill, Political Science

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Dante Scala, Political Science

Topic: Collection, Organization and Analysis of Electoral and Demographic Data Related to Super PAC's, Congressional Campaign Expenditures, and the Presidential Primary Vote

 

Research Presentation Grant

 

Christopher Bruneau, Philosophy

Project Title: Moderate Foundationalism and the Unification of Theoretical and Practical Reason in Robert Audis “The Architecture of Reason”

Conference: Philosophy Conference on Social Responsibility

 

Jacqueline Cordell, English Literature / Linguistics

Project Title: Presentation, Perception, and Power: The Authority of Foreign Terminology in the Reeve’s Tale and the Miller’s Tale

Conference: Sewanee Medieval Colloquium

 

2012 Honors Thesis Grant

Saige Jutras, Psychology/Justice Studies

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Katie Edwards, Psychology

Thesis: Individual Differences and Correlates of Stalking Disclosure Type among College Women

 

2012 Study Abroad Research Grant

Molly Driscoll, European Cultural Studies / French

Research Site: Paris & Dijon, France

Faculty Mentor: Prof. Barbara Cooper, French

Topic: The Representation of the Tudors in French Drama

 

2011 Undergraduate Research Award (URA)

Kevin Anderson, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Ellen Cohn, Psychology
Topic: Depression as Moderator of the Integrated Model of Legal and Moral Reasoning

Carly Champagne, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Benjamin Harris, Psychology
Topic: Marjorie Van de Water: A Career in Psychology and Journalism

Laura Jarvis, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Ellen Cohn, Psychology
Topic: Family Matters: Parenting Factors as Mediators of the Link between Family Structure and Adolescent Rule-Violating Behavior

Christa Jeck, Linguistics
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Leah Williams, English
Topic: Ghost Train: The Isolation of the American Passenger

Michael Pope, Spanish/International Affairs
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Benjamin Cole, Center for International Education
Topic: Elections and Party Dominance

Sarah Ransom, Psychology/Justice Studies
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Ellen Cohn, Psychology and Justice Studies
Topic: Effects of Victim and Perpetrator Reputation on Attitudes towards Relational Aggression: Who Is the Bully?

Karilyn Sheldon, Anthropology
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Meghan Howey, 
Anthropology
Topic: Lithic Analysis, Living Sites, and Social Interactions during Late Prehistory in Northern Michigan

2011 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) USA

Katherine Blanchette, Fine Arts
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Scott Schnepf, Art
Topic: I, Printmaker: An Exploration of Artistic Processes

Christopher Bruneau, Philosophy
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Paul McNamara, Philosophy
Topic: Evaluations of Robert Audi’s The Architecture of Reason

Kevin Cannon, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Edward Lemay, Psychology
Topic: Communal Strength and Commitment and the Implications for the Excessive Reassurance Seeking-Rejection Relationship

Stacy A. Clark, Philosophy
Faculty Mentor:  Prof. Meredith Hall, English
Topic: “Encouraging America to Find Her Voice” The Evolution of Voice: An Explorative Memoir

Jacqueline Cordell, English Literature/ Linguistics
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Cord Whitaker, English
Topic: The Individual Voice: The Expression of Authority through Idiolects in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

Michael D’Angelo, Classics
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Susan Curry, Classics
Topic: Vegetarians Ancient and Modern

Christopher Foss, Music Performance
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Janet Polk, Music
Topic: The Effects of Gouge Variations on the Physical Forces in the Bassoon Reed

Kendra Hanlon, Anthropology
Faculty Mentor: Prof. William Ross,
Milne Special Collections
Topic: Mardi Gras Indians and the Rebuilding of African American Community in a Post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans

Jolene Harju, Music Performance
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Peggy Vagts, Music
The Balanced Flutist: A Study of the Benefits of Body Mapping on Flute Performance

Jillian Price, History/Anthropology
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Marion Girard-Dorsey, History
Topic: The Experience of Musical Propaganda in World War I America

2011 International Research Opportunities Program (IROP)

George Adams, Music/Liberal Studies
Research Site: Southampton, England
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Robert Haskins, Music
Foreign Faculty Mentor:  Prof. David Nicholls, University of Southampton
Topic:Rhythmic and Harmonic Structure in Steve Reich: From Sketch to Score

Brett Gallo, Music Theory
Research Site: Accra, Ghana 
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Burt Feintuch, Humanities
Foreign Faculty Mentor: Prof. John Collins, University of Ghana
Topic: Rhythmic Perception in West African Music

Chelsea Moyer, Political Science/International Affairs
Research Site: Ifrane, Morocco 
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Jeannie Sowers, Political Science
Foreign Faculty Mentor: Prof. Jeanine Pfahlert, University of Ifrane  
Topic: Morocco: A Case Study of Women’s Rights Movements in the Middle East

2011 Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP)

John DeGennaro, Anthropology
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Eleanor Harrison-Buck, Anthropology
Topic: Documenting British Colonialism and African Slave History in the Belize Valley: Archaeology and Ethnohistory

Cory McKenzie, History
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Cathy Frierson, History
Topic: A Query into the Survival of the Russian Orthodox Church under Soviet Repression, with Iconography as a Chief Theme

Tegan O’Neill, Political Science
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Dante Scala, Political Science
Topic: Multi-Year Study of National Congressional Campaign Expenditures and a Multi-Election Study of the National Primary Vote

2011 Research Presentation Grant

George Adams, Music/Liberal Studies
Project Title: Beat-Class Modulation in Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians
Conference: National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Kevin Anderson, Psychology
Project Title: A Personality Legal Socialization Model: Attitudes, Self-Control, and Belief in a Just World as Predictors of Rule-Violating Behavior
Conference: Association for Psychological Sciences

Jeff Heim, Music Theory
Project Title: Frank McCuff: Police Force Vigilante (2010)
Conference: Big Apple Film Festival

Sasa Tang, Political Science/International Affairs
Project Title: Tanzanian Government and Non-Governmental Organizations
Conference: Council on Undergraduate Research “Posters on the Hill”

Sarah Tower-Richardi, Psychology
Project Title: Binding of Location and Colr in Retinotopic, not Spatiotopic, Coordinates
Conference: Vision Sciences Society

2011 Honors Thesis Grant

Jennifer Bakan, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Parson, Tufts University
Thesis: The Impact of Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) on the Family

Sara Douglas, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Vanessa Druskat, Management
Thesis: The Antecedents and Consequences of Interpersonal Understanding in the Work Place

2010 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

(SURF) USA

George Adams, Music
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Robert Haskins, Music
Project: Beat-Class Modulation in the Music of Steve Reich

Kevin Anderson, Psychology
Research Site: Stanford University
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Jill McGaughy, Psychology
Onsite Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Hamilton, Stanford University
Project: Probabilistic Reward Learning in Depression: Investigating the Neural Basis of Reward and Anhedonia

Jennifer Bakan, Psychology
Research Site: Tufts Medical Center
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Robert Mair, Psychology
Onsite Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Parsons, Tufts Medical Center
Project: The Impact of Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) on Family Functioning

Elyssa Barrick, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Robert Mair, Psychology
Project: Event-Related Microstimulaton of MPFC in the Rat

Annie Grace Couvillion, Studio Art
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Julee Holcombe, Art & Art History
Project: Out of Focus: Images of the Underside of New Hampshire Life

Thibaut Delloue, History
Faculty Mentor: Prof. J. William Harris, History
Project: Abraham Lincoln in New Hampshire

Sara Dennison, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Robert Mair, Psychology
Project: Event-Related Microstimulation of Mammillary Bodies in Rats

Matthew Libman, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Robert Drugan, Psychology
Project: Are There Sex Differences in Intermittent Swim Stress-Induced Deficits in Spatial Learning in Rats?

Evan Monty, History
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Jeffrey Bolster, History
Project: New Hampshire and the Great Depression: Federal Legislation and Its Impact on the Granite State during the 1930's

Kevin O’Leary, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Edward Lemay, Psychology
Project: Self-Esteem and Reactions to Feedback

Caitlin Rivers, Anthropology
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Curt Grimm, Carsey Institute
Project: Exploring Childhood Obesity in Rural New Hampshire

Bethany Schmidt, Sociology
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Karen VanGundy, Sociology
Project: Impressions of the Prison Rape Elimination Act: Wardens' Attitudes toward and Implementation of the PREA

Ryan Sheehan, Music
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Jenni Cook, Music
Project: Developing the Countertenor Voice

Benjamin Tibbetts, Music
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Christopher Kies, Music
Project: A Study of the Oratorio: Setting Khalil Gibran's The Prophet for Choir and Piano

Sarah Tower-Richardi, Psychology
Research Site: MIT, McGovern Center
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Andrew Leber, Psychology
Onsite Faculty Mentor: Dr. Julie Golomb, MIT
Project: Remembering Faces and Object Location after Eye Movements


2010 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Abroad

Jacob Goodwin, History
Research Site: Pēst County, Hungary
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Jeffry Diefendorf, History
Foreign Mentor: Prof. Laszo Varadi, University of Corvinus
Project: Faded Memories: Confronting the Hungarian Holocaust and Collective Awareness through Cemetery Restoration

2010 International Research Opportunities Program (IROP)

Sasa Tang, Political Science/International Affairs
Research Site: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Lawrence Reardon, Political Science
Foreign Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bernadeta Killian, University of Dar es Salaam
Project: Non-Governmental Organizations and the Tanzanian Government

2010 Undergraduate Research Award (URA)

Kevin Anderson, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Jill McGaughy, Psychology
Project: Impulse Control and Noradrenergic Lesions of the Lateral Orbitofrontal Cortex

Tiffany Black, Anthropology/Women’s Studies
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Teresa Raczek, Anthropology
Project: “’Cause It’s a Girl’s Night”: Working-Class Women and Their Understanding of Gender and Class Identities

Andrew Bobolas, Geography
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Mary Stampone, Geography
Project: Evaluation of WAVEWATCH III Wave Height Forecasts for the Gulf of Maine

Karin A. Hakala, Sociology/Spanish
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Sharyn Potter, Sociology
Project: The Implications of Learning    English on Family Dynamics among Hispanic Immigrants

Alexander Joy, English/Philosophy
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Marco Dorfsman, Languages, Literature and Culture
Project: American Existentialism: A Comparative Study of Lovecraft and Camus

Justin Linxweiler, Anthropology
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Meghan Howey, Anthropology
Project: Diet and Health Analysis of Late Woodland American Indians on Burt and Douglas Inland Lakes, Northern Michigan

Thomas Parisi, Political Science/Cinema Studies
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Delia Konzett, English
Project: Persuading and Entertaining the Public: American Propaganda Films of World War II

Bethany Wakeman, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Ellen Cohn, Psychology
Project: Attitudes toward Perpetrators and Victims of Relational Aggression: The Effect of Privacy and Internet Use

Megan Yee, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Robert Drugan, Psychology
Project: Do Ultrasonic Vocalizations during Swim Stress Predict Resistance to Behavioral Depression in Rats?

Matthew Libman, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Robert Drugan, Psychology
Project: Are There Sex Differences in Intermittent Swim Stress-Induced Deficits in Spatial Learning in Rats?

2010 Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP)

Michael D’Angelo, Classics
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Scott Smith, Classics
Project: A Bibliographic Survey for an Atlas of Ancient Rome

Molly Driscoll, European Cultural Studies & International Affairs
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Jeffry Diefendorf, History
Project: Urban Change and Urban Identity: Cologne, Basel, and Boston in the Middle Third of the Twentieth Century and the Construction of Civic Identity

Christopher Foss, Music
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Janet Polk, Music
Project: Bassoon Reedmaking: An Investigation of the Forming Process

Ella Nilsen, Political Science
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Cathy Frierson, History
Project: Being Jewish in Russia and the United States in the Twentieth Century: The Jewish Question in Russia and the First Wave of Russian Jewish Immigration to the United States

Rachel Sluder, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Robert Mair, Psychology
Project: Effects of Ventral Midline Thalamic Stimulation on Spatial Working Memory in the Rat

2010 Research Presentation Grant

Jennifer Cook, International Development
Project Title: Transient Migrant Workers in the CT River Valley
Conference: Society for Applied Anthropology, Merida Mexico

2010 Honors Thesis Grant

Brendan Everett, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Andrew Leber, Psychology
Thesis: Assessment of Training with vOICe Vision Technology over Time

Kimberly Rogers, Communication
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Danielle Pillet-Shore, Communication
Thesis: First Impressions in Business Interactions

2010 Study Abroad Research Grant

Benjamin Phinney, French
Research Site: Lausanne, Switzerland
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Barbara Cooper, French
Project: Jean DuBuffet Thesis Research