2011 Awards of Excellence



Faculty Adviser

Title of Presentation

Parents Association Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 29, 2011

Oluwatobiloba Afolayan, Senior
Kate Gunts, Junior
Kirstin Lang, Junior

International AffairsLawrence Prelli

Damned If You Do and Damned If You Don't: The Rhetoric of Infrastructure Maintenance in Newmarket

Jennifer Bakan, Senior

PsychologyCarolyn MebertThe Impact of Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant on the Family
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Robin Baum, Freshman
Nonie Cobb, Freshman
Kacie Connal, Freshman

UndeclaredBrent BellThe Effects of Being Raised by a Teen Mother

Henry Bowen, Freshman

UndeclaredLawrence ReardonThe Gap: Understanding the US-China Trade Deficit
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Theodore Brackett, Senior

International Affairs and Civil EngineeringBenjamin ColeThe Sustainable French and Us

David Brefini, Senior

SpanishLori HopkinsUnderstanding Femicide in the Globalized Context of Ciudad Juárez

Christopher Buchanan, Senior

International Affairs and Political ScienceLawrence ReardonTurks in German Society: An Integration Failure

Levi Byers, Senior

International Affairs and Civil EngineeringStacy VanDeveerDrilling for Oil in the Amazon
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Christine Coyne, Grad
Angela Neal, Grad
Margaret Wile, Senior

PsychologyEdward LemaySelf-Protective Memory of Interpersonal Events

Evign Dodge, Junior

Political ScienceDante ScalaNew Hampshire's First Congressional District
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Andrew Doyle, Sophomore

EnglishCord WhitakerENGL 756: Le Jardin de la Poésie
Charissa Eno, SeniorInternational Affairs and SociologyBenjamin ColePaco: Blowing up the Slums in Buenos Aires
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Lauren Gancarz, SeniorCommunicationJennifer BordaThe Evolution of Gender Role Construction in Modern Advertising
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Maren Gray, Senior

NursingCarolyn Tobin and Carol Williams-BarnardFamily Planning and Abortion Services in Ghana
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Daniel Healy, JuniorEnglish TeachingReginald WilburnHell on Earth: Ultimate Evil as a Catalyst for 19th-Century Black Women's Radical Decisions
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Allison Hitchings, SeniorFamily StudiesCarina SelfNew Generations, Greenland, NH
Corey Johnson, SeniorBusiness AdministrationSara CleavesThe Driving Forces Behind Sustainability in American Higher Education
Andrew Kitt, FreshmanPsychologyWilliam StineTemporal Limits of Perceived Rotation in the Venetian Blind Effect: Eye Dominance Through Luminance and Contrast
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Jordyn Krall, JuniorCommunicationLawrence PrelliDamned If You Do and Damned If You Don't: The Rhetoric of Infrastructure Maintenance in Newmarket
Suzanne Lachance, SeniorZoologyMichelle ScottEnvironmental Enrichment of Blind and Fully-sighted Sea Turtles
Emily Lantz, Sophomore
Katerine Lantz, Junior
Rajtilak Majumdar, Grad
Medical Laboratory ScienceSubhash MinochaManaging a Genetic Disease by Enzyme Replacement Therapy: Plants to the Rescue
Jillian Lawrence, SeniorManagementJoshua MeyrowitzPerformances and Learning in College Student Teams and Team Dynamics
Natalia Leuchanka, SeniorInternational AffairsLawrence ReardonThe Loss of Ecosystem Services on the Yucatán Peninsula in the 21st Century
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Elizabeth Liguori, SeniorEnglishCord WhitakerENGL 756: Chaucer's Dronkelewes
Amy Ma, JuniorOccupational TherapyBarbara WhiteAnalysis of Intervention on Stressed Pregnant Women's Social Networks
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Claire McCahan, SeniorMusicCord WhitakerENGL 694B: The Medieval Masqueraders
Alison McCann, SeniorHistoryPatricia EmisonMichelangelo's Last Judgment
Joseph Miller, JuniorComputer ScienceTimothy CarlinInternet Security of the Future: A Look at Security in IPv6
Elizabeth Morash, SeniorInternational Affairs and Business AdministrationLawrence ReardonFrom Miss Canary Islands 1936 to Generalissimo: Francisco Franco's Orchestration of the Fascist Spanish State in 1939
Kevin O'Leary, SeniorPsychology Edward LemayEarning Honesty Credentials: Partners' Negativity Reduces… Low Self-Esteem Individuals
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Katherine Pavone, JuniorInternational Affairs and HistoryStacy VanDeveerThe Mafia: A Continued Plague Upon the Modern Italian State
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Brooks Payette, SeniorPolitical ScienceDante ScalaPrepared for the Perfect Storm
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Benjamin Phinney, SeniorFrench and RussianBarbara CooperDubuffet in Translation
Michael Pope, SophomoreInternational Affairs and Political ScienceLawrence ReardonElections and Party Dominance in Southeast Asia
Patrick Quinn, FreshmanPerformanceLawrence ReardonWestern Classical Music in China
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Vanessa Richards, SeniorInternational Affairs and SpanishBenjamin ColeThe Next Great Migration: Ecuador to España
Paige Root, SeniorFrench and SpanishBarbara CooperTranslation: The Second Sex
Bethany Schmidt, SeniorSociologyKaren VanGundyImpressions of the Prison Rape Elimination Act: Wardens' Attitudes Toward, and Implementations of, the PREA
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Heidi Shumila, SeniorKinesiologyDain LaRocheInfluence of Obesity on Gait and Metabolic Cost of Walking in Older Adults
Claire Stodola, SeniorEnvironmental Conservation StudiesAlynna LyonNile Basin Initiative Influenced the Riparian Sates' Management
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Chelsea Tanous, SeniorSocial Work Robert JolleyHow Military Affiliation Effects Students' Experiences in College: A Comparative Study
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Sara Tatnall, SeniorInternational Affairs and English LiteratureStacy VanDeveerThe Politics of Underdevelopment: Gabon Case Study
Brittany Trahan, SeniorCommunicationMichael JacksonThe Genres of UFO Photography
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Christine Turner, Freshman Political ScienceLawrence ReardonLeaning East: The United States' Trade Dependence on Chinese Goods
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Kyle VanEtten, JuniorClassics and EnglishCord WhitakerENGL 694B: The Wild Things
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Michael Vidal, JuniorPsychologyKie Kubwabara and David PillemerThe Directive Functions of Autobiographical Memories: Selecting a Major
Zahkary Wedemeyer, GradPolitical ScienceAlynna LyonThe Impact of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization on Stability in Central Asia
Ethnic Studies Awards for "Scholarly Innovations and Risk Taking"
Bie Aweh, SeniorWomen's Studies and Political ScienceCarina SelfThe Fight Against the War on Women
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Allison Bratton, SeniorEnglish TeachingReginald WilburnAfrocentrcity
Sara Smith, JuniorEnglishDelia KonzettRacist Donkey, Sexist Fish: Gender, Race, and their Portrayal in American Film Animals
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Winner of the Phi Beta Kappa Research URC Award
Catherine Levesque, SeniorInternational Affairs & General BiologyBenjamin ColeWho Let Her Out of the Kitchen? The Sexist Side of HIV/AIDS
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Winners of the Center for International Education URC awards
Kevin Kennedy, SeniorInternational Affairs and Political ScienceStacy VanDeveerImmigrants in Spain
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Elizabeth Marcotte, SeniorInternational Affairs and Political ScienceBenjamin ColePower and Politics in Africa: What Senegal Tells Us About Emerging Democracies in the 21st Century
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UNH-Manchester URC Poster Presentation Award Winner
Brandon Bergeron, SeniorMechanical Engineering TechnologyRalph DraperPT-Castings - Tooling Manual
UNH-Manchester URC Cinema Arts Award Winner
Danielle Flynn, JuniorBusiness AdministrationAnthony Tenczar GET IT ON
UNH-Manchester URC Engineering Technology Senior Project Award Winner
Matthew Douston, Senior HistoryRobert MacieskiPlagues and Sickness in Antebellum Manchester
Thompson School of Applied Sciences - Community Leadership Program
Victoria Belkin, SophomoreHumanitiesKate HansonThe North Conway Community Center
Brittany Thompon, SophomoreFamily StudiesKate HansonHUB Family Resource Center
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Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Symposium

Troy Clements, Senior
Saisuk Lekyang, Senior
Ryan MacKenzie, Senior
Nicole Nazarro, Senior
Jennifer Scolamiero, Senior

Civil EngineeringKevin GardnerUNH Bike Infrastructure Enhancement Program
Kevin Rychert, SeniorPhysicsMarc LessardStatistical study of pulsating aurora using the THEMIS all-sky camera array with respect to large-scale spatial and temporal aspects as well as correlation to GOES-13 satellite particle flux data
Ruben Lalinde, Senior
Benjamon Major, Senior
Ben Minerd
Andrew Pavlik, Senior
Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Francis HludikReconnaissance Robot

Grant Dillon, Senior
Andrew Clemence, Senior
Aaron Murtagh, Senior
Stephen Pamboukes, Senior
Charles Sullivan, Senior

Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Nursing
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration
Barry FussellElectroCat Electric Bicycle
Alyssa Birt, SeniorAnimal Sciences: Bioscience and TechnologyDavid TownsonGenetic Expressin of Fas in the Bovine Corpus Luteum
Jordan Reddel, SeniorHydrologyRoy PlanalpDesign, synthesis and characterization of novel bifunctional legands for use in a copper (II) sensor
Kelly Barry, Senior
Jack Bauer, Senior
Ryan Mastromarino, Senior
Arianna Paquette, Senior
Samuel White, Senior
Civil EngineeringRebekah GaudreauCulvert Replacement in New Durham, NH

David Cote, Senior
Raeanna Hughes, Senior
Miquel Miranda, Senior

Environmental Engineering
Environmental Engineering and History
Environmental Engineering
James Malley and Alison WattsSmall scale drinking water filtration for schools in the Dominican Republic