2013 Awards of Excellence



Faculty Adviser

Title of Presentation

Parents Association Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 26, 2013

Maria Aiello, Senior
Sidney Bennett, Grad Student
Cameron Cunningham, Senior

Sociology and Justice Studies
Justice Studies
Victoria BanyardSurvivors' Voices on Prevention 
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Lauren Banker, SeniorAnthropology and Women's StudiesSvetlana PeshkovaMi Método, Mi Elección: A Comparative Look at Birth Control Access in Chile and the United States of America 
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Neil Baroody, SeniorKinesiologyTim Quinn

The Effect of a Barefoot Running Training Program on Running Economy and Performance
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Casey Benner, Sophomore
Nadine Maliakkal, Sophomore
Shannon Zimmerman, Sophomore
Psychology and Justice Studies
Ellen CohnWhen Does Rule Violating Behavior Affect Peer Delinquency? Differences Between Middle School and High School Boys and Girls
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Hilary Bird, SeniorSeniorLawrence Prelli

A Dramatistic Approach to Understanding the Rhetorical Influence of Taxi Driver
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Andrew Blake, Senior
Elizabeth Hebert, Senior

Neuroscience and BehaviorRobert MairMemory-Coding Properties of Prefrontal Cortical Neurons in the Rat

Catherine Bousquet, Senior

PsychologyEllen CohnAll Stressed Out; The Effects of Stress, Depression and Self-Control on Adolescent Delinquency
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Christopher Brown, SeniorEnglish LiteratureSandhya ShettySignifying Slowly: Defamiliarization and Interrupting Tempo in Amit Chadhuri's, A Strange and Sublime Address
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Allison Casey, SeniorEconomics and International AffairsKaren ConwayThe Effect of Affluence on Low-Income Student Test Scores
Joseph Cenney, SeniorPolitical ScienceLawrence ReardonMacau: The New World Leader in Gambling
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Jonathan Constable, JuniorEnglish TeachingMonica ChiuFamily Matters: History and Heritage in Graphic Form
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Melissa Copeland, JuniorPsychology and Women's StudiesVictoria BanyardThe Impact of Sexual Violence on Women's Transition to College
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Sarah Dobush, SeniorPsychologyEdward LemayAnger Proneness, Hostility, and Commitment in Intimate Relationships
Kayla Doyle, Senior


Kevin Healy

Religion, Spirituality, and So You Think You Can Dance
Evelyn French, JuniorAnthropologyEleanor Harrison-BuckMaya Calendar and the End of the World
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Elizabeth Griffith, SeniorCommunication and Women's StudiesJoelle RyanInterning at the President’s Commission on the Status of Women
Casey Hagelin, SeniorInternational Affairs and SpanishMary Wallace

Costa Rica: An Emigration Anomaly

Casey Hagelin, SeniorInternational Affairs and SpanishJohn Chaston

To Be or Not To Be: An Analysis of the Spanish Verb ‘to be’ with Adjectives  

Daniel Hagenbuch, SeniorSpanish and BiologyJohn ChastonThe Ultimate Spanish Review and Practice: Mastering Spanish Grammar for Confident.... or Maybe Just Okay Communication
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Nathaniel Hathorn, Senior

Political ScienceLawrence ReardonThe Raging Dragon: Exports, FDI, and China's Electronic Sector
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Curtis Hines, JuniorEnglishMonica ChiuForm and Function in Layman and Guillory's Chew
Katherine Juster, JuniorEnglish and TheatreMonica ChiuComedy in War Film
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Alexander Lamothe, SeniorFamily Studies and International AffairsErin SharpRenewing promise: An Analysis of the Effects of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports in New Hampshire High Schools 
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Anna Lornitzo, SeniorAnthropologySvetlana PeshkovaThe Tyranny of American Capitalism and a Western Tradition of Justice

Patrick Marvin, Senior

Political Science and Justice StudiesLionel IngramPossible Outcomes of the Current Situation in Egypt

Christie Mastriano, Senior
Leah Tully, Junior

NutritionJesse Morrell

Multivitamin/Mineral Usage, Body Mass Index, and Exercise Among College Students
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Molly McCahan, SeniorEcogastronomy and Music TheoryBurt FeintuchPermaculture: Principles, Beliefs, and Values
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Jenna McCarthy, SeniorNursingGene HarklessThe Relationship Between Psychosocial Challenges and Pediatric Voiding Dysfunction
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Caitlin McCarthy, JuniorBiomedical ScienceDavid TownsonCharacterization of Cellular FLICE Inhibitory Protein (c-FLIP) in Cells of Human Cervical Cancer
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Patrick McManus, Senior

Political Science

Stacy VanDeveer

Implementation of Renewable Energy in Developing Countries
Brian McConnell, Senior Brendan Nichols, JuniorChemical EngineeringIhab FaragKinetics of the Lipid Extraction From Microalgae
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Amanda Mead, Senior
Rebeka Walker, Sophomore

Katie Edwards

The Thin Ideal: Media and How it Relates to Body Dissatisfaction and Disordered Eating Behaviors in College Women
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Hilary Miller, SeniorChemistry and SpanishJohn ChastonSpanish Mood Selection: Probablemente Subjunctive, Posiblemente Indicative
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Brian O'Connor, SeniorPolitical ScienceLawrence ReardonChinese Economic and Political Control of Tibet
Olivia O'Hara, SeniorHealth Management and PolicyRobert McGrathAssessing the Value of Program Relationships with Alumni
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Danielle Olean, SeniorInternational Affairs and CommunicationSheila McNameeBecause I Said So: Constructing Identities in Argentina's Dirty War
Tegan O'Neill, JuniorPolitical ScienceLawrence ReardonASEAN and the East Asian Countries
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Alexander Parkes, SeniorPolitical ScienceSusan SiggelakisEthnicity and Hungary
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Jillian Price, SeniorAnthropology and HistoryMeghan HoweyArchaeology of Preparedness: Excavating UNH's World War I Training Camp
Alli Puchlopek, SeniorSociologyRebecca GlauberRape Myth Acceptance and Bystander Attitudes on Campus: Understanding Students' Perceptions of Sexual Assault
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Elizabeth Resnick, SeniorPolitical ScienceMary MaloneThe Washington Consensus: Neoliberalism in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil
Dana Roach, JuniorEnglishSiobhan SenierOccupy Wikipedia, Part I: Increasing Female Authorship and Representation
Alexander RockeBiomedical ScienceThomas PistoleInvestigation of Hospital Mortality Through Data Mining  

Andrew Schafer, JuniorPolitical Science and International AffairsLawrence ReardonThe Failure of Economic Sanctions on Preventing the Continuation of North Korea’s Nuclear Program
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Trisha Schuman, SeniorInternational Affairs and LinguisticsMolly Wallace

Indigenismo: Lexical Borrowings into Peruvian Spanish
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Ashley Silva, SeniorNursingGene Harkless

Caregiving for Childhood Illness in Dominican Republic Bateys
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Charlotte Slate, JuniorKinesiologyDain LaRocheHigh Body Weight Influences Functional Mobility in Older Adults
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Sawyer Theriault, SeniorEnglishReginald WilburnReality and Misperception of Self-Value: August Wilson's Use of Dramatic Plot Structure
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Sawyer Theriault, SeniorEnglishBrigitte BaileyFrom Thoreau to Muir: The Birth and Progress of American Environmental Thought
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Zachary Towle, SeniorPolitical Science and Justice StudiesLionel Ingram

The United States of Empire?
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Leah Tully, Junior
Christie Mastriano, Senior
NutritionGene Harkless

Multivitamin/Mineral Usage, MyPlate Adherence and Diet Quality Among College Students
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Zachary Turgeon, JuniorEnglish, Philosophy and Political ScienceSandhya Shetty

MEND and MOSOP: Civil Conflict in the Niger Delta
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Emily Varnese, JuniorCommunicationJessica RoblesSex and Morality, and Its Implications for College
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Stephanie Weiner, SeniorPolitical Science and International AffairsMolly WallaceNonviolence and Democratic Process: Transition in Post-Junta Argentina
Brittany Zorn, SeniorWomen's Studies and PsychologyReginald Wilburn

Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Spirit of Discovery: An Examination of the Development of Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing Skills in University Students
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Ethnic Studies Awards for "Scholarly Innovations and Risk Taking"
Thomas Lusted, JuniorEnglish/JournalismSiobhan SenierBringing Native Musicians Online
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Amanda Weissgerber, SeniorEnglishSiobhan SenierTrace DeMeyer: Indigenous Online Journalist/Publisher/Memoirist
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Phi Betta Kappa Research URC Award
Tegan O'Neill, JuniorPolitical ScienceAlynna LyonRegional Political Integration in Southeast Asia and Natural Disasters
Center for International Education URC Awards
Michelle Chase, SeniorInternational Affairs and BiologyMolly WallaceAll for a Bowl of Soup: A Study of the Illegal Shark Fin Trade in Costa Rica
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Robyn Keriazes, SeniorInternation Affairs and English/JournalismMolly WallaceSerious Leisure: The Impact of Tourism on Indigenous Communities of Peru
Nolan Russell, SeniorInternational Affairs and GermanMolly WallaceLiberte, Egalite and Fraternite: French Identity and the Construction of National History
UNH-Manchester URC Oral Presentation Award Winner
Olivia Marchioni, FreshmanBusinessJohn ReschTeenagers: 1950's
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UNH-Manchester URC Humanities and Social Science Posters Award Winner
Thomas Rhoades, FreshmanHistoryJohn CerulloThe Irish Troubles
UNH-Manchester URC Engineering Technology Senior Project Award Winner
Steve Vautour, SeniorMechanical Engineering TechnologyPaul Ricketts

Velcro USA Napping System

UNH-Manchester URC Communication Arts Award Winner
Matthew Gillespie, SeniorCommunication ArtsAnthony TenczarLittle Red Heart
UNH-Manchester URC Science and Technology Posters Award Winner
Ryan Gardner, SeniorBiological SciencesStephen PughAnalysis of Bear Pond
UNH-Manchester URC Biological Sciences Award Winner
Stephen Gibson, Senior
Scott Webster, Junior
Biological SciencesPatricia HalpinThe Killer That Doesn't Kill: HIV on the Immune System
Thompson School of Applied Sciences - Community Leadership Program
Nicholas Lanzer, FreshmanForest TechnologyMichael Simmons

The Effect of Crown Thinning on Residual Stand Growth: a Dendroecological Approach
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Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Symposium
Nathan Alix, SeniorElectrical EngineeringMichael CarterRFID Fish
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Zachary Angelini, Junior
Alyson Packher, Junior
Environmental EngineeringJames MalleyOxidation and Biofiltration to Remove Low Levels of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products From Water Supplies

Brittany Artale, Junior

Chemical EngineeringAdam St. JeanAdhesion of Rolling Cancer Cells to E-Selectin Along the Interior of a Microchanne
Joshua Chabot, Senior
Michael Johnson, Senior
Joseph Kelley, Senior
Mechanical EngineeringMay-Win Thein

NASA Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS) Mission TableSat 1C

Giorgio Chikhradze, Senior
Ian Dorsey, Senior
Joseph Miller, Senior
Information TechnologyScott KittermanPv6 to IPv4 Translation
Stephen Eustis, Senior
Americo Santamaria, Senior
Benjamin Sawyer, Senior
Michael Spencer, Senior
Civil EngineeringRaymond CookUNH A-Lot Parking Garage
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Kelsey Packard, SeniorGeologyJoel JohnsonReconstructing the History of Natural and Anthropogenic Sediment Inputs Behind the Former Head-of-tide Dam in the Bellamy River, Dover, NH
Samantha Sinclair, SeniorComputer Science

Mechanical Engineering
May-Win TheinUNH Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle
Jeremiah van BarenPhysicsKarsten Pohl

Investigation of Pentacene Derivatives on Au(788) by Auger Electron Spectroscopy
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