URC 2010 Awards of Excellence



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Parents Association Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 23, 2010
Jay Agarwal, Senior Chemistry Gonghu Li and Howard Mayne On the Role of Sacrificial Donors in the Catalytic Reduction of CO2 by Ru(II)-Re(I) Supramolecular Complexes 
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Elizabeth Aleo, Senior International Affairs & Psychology Lawrence Reardon From Tradition to Transition: Spain’s Relationship with the Catholic Church 
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Connor Barry, Freshman English/Journalism and Justice Studies Cord Whitaker Dramatic Innovations: Students Present Drama Based on English Literary Classics 
Tegiye Birey, Senior Political Science and Women's Studies Marla Brettschneider A Feminist Examination of French Immigration Laws 
Joseph Cheslock, Senior Management & Entrepreneurial Venture Creation Carl Lindblade The Relationship Between Missionary Organizations and Corporate Donors 
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Sabrina Clark, Junior
Hope Fortier, Senior
Camille Quarles, Senior
Kelley Stenberg, Senior
Communication Lawrence Prelli A Problem Without Remedy? Under-aged Drinking at UNH 
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Patricia Donahoe, Freshman International Affairs and Political Science Lawrence Reardon American Missionary Involvement in China 
Bridget Farmer, Senior International Affairs and Political Science Benjamin Cole French Xenophobia Towards Muslims 
Andrew Gilbert, Sophomore English/Journalism Cord Whitaker Dramatic Innovations: Students Present Drama Based on English Literary Classics 
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Cassandre Guerra, Junior Zoology Michelle Scott Social Intelligence in Asian Elephants Elephas maximusI: Object Choice Tasks 
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Teri Hatch, Senior Political Science Mary Malone Divorced from the Past? An Analysis of the New Chilean Divorce Law 
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Christopher Hoerner, Senior Social Work Gretchen Bean What's Diversion? New Heights Community Diversion Model 
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Darci Jenkins, Senior Psychology and Justice Studies Michelle Leichtman The Effect of Source Types on Children's Source Monitoring 
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Corey Johnson, Junior Business Administration Cameron Wake Reducing Municipal Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Saving Taxpayer Dollars 
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Christopher Keeley, Senior Environmental Conservation Studies Sara Cleaves The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) 
Kristin Keohan, Senior International Affairs, Math and Spanish Benjamin Cole Development and Neoliberalism in Nicaragua 
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Rachel Kralian, Senior Kinesiology Dain LaRoche Visual Acuity, Balance Control and Walking Automaticity in Elderly Women 
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Thomas Lamb, Junior Political Science Lawrence Reardon Zhou Enlai and Chinese
John Lennon, Junior International Affairs and Spanish Lawrence Reardon China's Reasoning for Joining the Korean War
Jacqueline Lewis, Senior Political Science Lawrence Reardon Prospects for Peace: Student Perceptions of Transitional Justice in Post-Genocide Rwanda 
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Kelly Martell, Senior Social Work Robert Jolley Examining College Students' Attitudes Toward Mental Illness and Help-Seeking Behaviors 
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Maureen McHugh, Senior International Affairs and Civil Engineering Lawrence Reardon Infrastructure Differences Between Spain and the United States 
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Erica Millet, Senior Kinesiology Dain LaRoche Ankle Strength and Stiffness Predict Range of Motion During Walking in Older Adults 
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Aaron Mohammed, Senior Communication Melissa Deem Institutionalized Homophobia:  Homosexuality in the Realm of Aesthetic Masculinity 
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Jocelyn Ouellette, Senior Communication Joshua Meyrowitz Italian-American Stereotypes in Television:  Gangsters, Mothers, Sex Symbols, and Fessos 
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Thomas Parisi, Senior Political Science Delia Konzett and Susan Siggelakis Persuading and Entertaining the Nation: American Propaganda Films of World War II
Daniel Perrinez, Recent Graduate Marine and Freshwater Biology Ihab Farag Lipid Profile of Micro-Algae Used in Biodiesel Production 
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Jennifer Poggi Communication Jennifer Borda Pro-Choice vs. Pro-Life:  The Political and Ethical Battle 
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Kaitlyn Ramsay, Senior Communication Melissa Deem Deconstructing the Dream: The Impact of Home Ownership Rhetorics in Relation to Race and Class 
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Kaitlyn Ramsay, Senior Communication Melissa Deem Performing Maternity: Limiting the Role of the Individual Woman in Abortion Discourses 
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Laura Roach, Freshman Environmental and Resource Economics Lawrence Reardon Islamic Extremism: Undermining a Fundamentalist Movement in Indonesia 
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Kimberly Rogers, Senior Communication Mardi Kidwell First Impressions in Business Settings 
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Tanya Rouleau, Junior Psychology and Sociology David Pillemer Children's Use of Autobiographical Memories During Social Problem-solving 
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Paige Smith, Senior Occupational Therapy Barbara White The Things Kids Do: Exploring Relations Among Occupations, Weight, Stress, and Health 
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Courtney Stevens, Senior Psychology Rebecca Warner A Day Reconstruction Method of Mood Benefits from Exercise 
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Kirsten Striker, Senior English Martin McKinsey Translating the Poetry of Hans Lodeizen from Dutch to English 
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Paula Teichholtz, Junior Marine and Freshwater Biology Larry Harris Recruitment Preferences of Tunicates Settling onto Blue Mussel Shells
Kayla Timmons, Senior International Affairs, Communication, and Linguistics Melissa Deem Intersexuality in Women's Sports:  The Case of Caster Semenya
Samantha Townsend, Senior Occupational Therapy Lou Ann Griswold Evaluation of Social Interaction: A Comparison of Social Skills in Children With and Without a Disability 
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Danielle Vasan, Senior International Affairs and Communication Lawrence Reardon Spain and the Bologna Plan: A Modern Day Controversy 
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Brittany Weaver, Senior International Affairs and Political Science Lawrence Reardon Italy in Debt 
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Sophia Weeks, Senior International Affairs and Political Science Lawrence Reardon Defining Democracy:  Is Cuba a Contender? 
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Wegene Wells-Bogue International Affairs and Political Science Lawrence Reardon The State of Ethnic Federalism in Ethiopia 
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Jessica Wilson, Senior International Affairs and Spanish Benjamin Cole and Janet Gold Comparative Analysis of Political Stability in Central America
Evelyn Yuen, Senior Nutritional Sciences Jesse Morrill Physical Activity and Bone Health of College Students
Winner of the Phi Beta Kappa Research URC Award
Karin Hakala, Senior Sociology and Spanish Sharyn Potter The Implications of Learning English on Family Dynamics Among Hispanic Immigrants 
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Winners of the Center for International Education URC awards
Meagan Wengrove, Senior International Affairs and Civil Engineering Lawrence Reardon Upstream to Downstream: Water Quality in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 
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Patrick Cambiasso-Helfer, Senior International Affairs and Business Administration Lawrence Reardon A History of Angel Groups and Their Impact on European Public Policy 
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UNH - Manchester URC Oral Presentation Award Winner, April 20, 2010
Emilea Raymond, Junior Communication Arts Virginia Lever Us versus Them: An Exploration of the Conflict Between Homeschooling and Public Education
UNH - Manchester URC Poster Presentation Award Winner, April 21, 2010
Danielle Beaulieu, Junior Biology Stephen Pugh The Affects of Timber Harvesting on the Massabesic Watershed
UNH - Manchester URC Cinema Arts Award Winners, April 22, 2010
Kevin Mason, Junior Communication Arts and Politics & Society Anthony Tenczar A is for Atom
Jacqueline Geisheimer, Junior Communication Arts and English Keith Shields Tarenella: Cinderella X Kill Bill
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UNH - Manchester URC Engineering Technology Senior Project Award Winner, April 23, 2010
Gregory Riccio, Senior Mechanical Engineering Technology Ralph Draper Welding Analysis of Hairpin Lines 2 and 3 
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UNH - Manchester URC Honorable Mention, April 20-23, 2010
Selena Lucent, Senior Politics & Society and History Michael Contarino and Melinda Negron-Gonzales Stopping the Killing:  The International Criminal Court and Juridical Determination of the Responsibility to Protect
Karen Handley, Senior Biology and Computer Information Systems Lorraine Doucet Water Filter Microbiology
RJ Murphy, Senior Communication Arts Anthony Tenczar Beneath The Sinews
David Klein, Sophomore Communication Arts Anthony Tenczar The Iron Maiden
Thompson School of Applied Sciences - Community Leadership Program, April 21, 2010
Blair Heinrich, Freshman Community Leadership Kate Hanson Haiti Relief - World Concern 
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Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Symposium, April 21, 2010
Joshua Allen, Senior
Todd Ferrell, Senior
Andrew Goodale, Senior
David Iani, Senior
Jonathon Kasper, Senior
Nicholas LaRue, Senior
Ryan Malynn, Senior
Joseph Muller, Senior
Daniel Place, Senior
Frank Radlof, Senior
Thomas Raffelt, Senior
Shawn Savela, Senior
Eric Szumiesz, Senior
Bradley Turner, Senior
Craig Weeden, Senior
Mechanical Engineering Robert Jerard (CEPS Award) Society of Automotive Engineers - Mini Baja 
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Jacqueline Amante, Sophomore
Allison Konkowsi, Sophomore
Katie Kozacka, Freshman
Adrien Miller, Senior
Riley Nolan, Senior
Environmental Conservation Studies
General Biology
Wildlife Ecology
General Biology
James Haney 
(COLSA Award)
Are Cyanobacteria Toxins Present in Fish Tissue During Winter? 
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Kaitlyn Dugan, Junior Chemistry Gary Weisman and Edward Wong
(EOS Award)
Synthetic Modifications in the Preparation of Cross-bridged Tetraamines for Radiopharmaceutical Applications 
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Ryan Lashin, Senior
Peter Lorenz, Senior
Electrical Engineering Nicholas Kirsch 
(Parents Association Award)
Audible Tone Reproduction Via High-Voltage Arc Gap 
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Amadin Osagiede Civil Engineering Ricardo Medina
(CEPS Alumni Society Award)
Influence of Aftershocks on Non-Linear Seismic Response of Non-deteriorating SDOF Systems 
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Lee Peterson, Senior Physics Harald Kucharek and Eberhard Moebius
(NH Space Grant Award)
Detecting Neon in the Interstellar Flow With IBEX-Lo
Kent Walker Civil Engineering Thomas Ballestero
(Environmental Research Group Award)
Stormwater Management: The Relationship Between Storm Characteristics and Pollutant Removal
College of Health and Human Services Grimes Undergraduate Research Competition, Co-recipients, April 23, 2010
Meaghan McCusker, Senior Health Management and Policy & Women's Studies Robert McGrath A Closer Look: The Relationship between Sexual Assault and Alcohol among New Hampshire College Students
Erica Millett, Senior Kinesiology Dain LaRoche Ankle Strength and Stiffness Predict Range of Motion During Walking in Older Adults
Whittemore School of Business and Economics, Holloway Competition 1st place winner, May 12, 2010
Iulia Barbu, PhD Candidate
Keith Teeter, MBA Candidate
Civil Engineering
Business Administration
Juan Florin Living Waters, Inc.
Whittemore School of Business and Economics, Holloway Competition 2nd place winner
Ming Cao, PhD Candidate
John Driscoll, MA Candidate
Matthew Ray Smith, Recent MBA Graduate
Material Science
Business Administration
Juan Florin Starching, Inc.
Whittemore School of Business and Economics, Holloway Competition 3rd place winner
Jay Janardham, MBA Candidate Business Administration Juan Florin Proximity Devices
Whittemore School of Business and Economics, Holloway Competition Runner Up
Kasey Child, Senior Entrepreneurial Venture Creation Devkamal Dutta The Green Fire Recovery Act
Whittemore School of Business and Economics, Holloway Competition Runner Up
Mark Bedard, Junior Management M. Bilur Akdeniz Hocopoco
Whittemore School of Business and Economics, Holloway Competition, Runner Up PixelMEDIA Award
Timothy Allison, MBA Candidate Business Administration Juan Florin Luna Organics
Whittemore School of Business and Economics, Holloway Competition, Charles & Mariam Nelson Best Poster Award Winner
Michael Glynn, Senior
Marcel Kozlowski, Senior
Alexander Waitner, Senior
Kent Walker, Senior
Management and Entrepreneurial Venture Creation
Civil Engineering
Entrepreneurial Venture Creation
Jeffrey Sohl and Kevin Gardner Earthly Solutions