2012 Awards of Excellence



Faculty Adviser

Title of Presentation

Parents Association Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 27, 2012

Madeline Bishop, Senior
International Affairs and Anthropology
Mary Wallace
Climate Change, Cosmology, and Cultural Resilience: An Andean Case Study
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Andrew Cardello, Senior
Mark Hungerford
ExxonMobil Natural Gas Commercial
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Rachel Carter, Junior
Matthew Laurion, Junior
EnglishCord WhitakerDramatic Innovations: Original Dramas Inspired by Medieval Literature (Lords & Ladies)
Bradley Chamberlain, Senior
Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular BiologyPaul Tsang
Are Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) Present in Skeletal Muscle of the Spiny Dogfish Shark, Squalus acanthias?
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Paige Clairmont, Senior
Danielle Pillet-Shore

Taboo Talk and Social Relationships
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Matthew Cotton, Junior
Elora Demers, Junior
Kendall Milkey, Sophomore

Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular BiologyEstelle HrabakA Screen to Identify Mutants with a Sodium-induced Root Skewing Phenotype
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Jenna Dion, Senior

Women's Studies
Faina Bukher
Feminism in Action: Women's Studies Internships
Patricia Donahoe, JuniorInternational Affairs and Political ScienceLawrence ReardonProblem Revisited: Understanding China's Arms Export Policy
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Margaret Donovan, Junior
Richard Madol, Junior

Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Semra Aytur, Kendra Kattleman, and Jesse MorrellA Correlative Study of Perceived Stress and Emotional Support with Weight Gain in College Students: Expanding the Young Adults Eating and Active for Health Project
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Nicholas Dowhaniuk, SeniorGeographyJoel HartterMonitoring Forest Loss and Population Growth in a Biodiversity Hotspot of Africa
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Benjamin Duckless, SeniorBiologyDavid TownsonInfluence of Cytoskeletal Stress Filaments on Cell Death in Human Cervical Carcinoma
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Natalie Fortier, SophomoreOutdoor Education
Brent Bell
Experiential Education Philosophy: The Role of Risk
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Luke Franco, Senior
Mardi Kidwell
Invitation as a Form of Play
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Alyssa Freedman, Senior


John Chaston


Passive se and ser in Three Spanish Language Magazines: Usages and Styles Compared
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Natalie Gatlin, Senior
Occupational Therapy
Lou Ann Griswold
Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Goal-directed Intervention on the Social Interaction of Youth with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
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Emilie Hall, SeniorInternational Affairs and SpanishJohn ChastonStudent Usage of Prepositions: Considerations Far Beyond Por and Para
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Emilie Hall, SeniorInternational Affairs and SpanishMary Wallace

Costa Rica: An Emigration Anomaly
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David Houle, Senior
International Affairs and Psychology
Mary Wallace

Unemployment in Spain: Analyzing the Job Market for Youth and the General Population
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Matthew Jones, Senior
International Affairs and Communications
Jennifer Borda
Public Opinion Study: Should the United States Have a National Language

Colin Kelly, Senior

International Affairs and Business Administration
Mary Wallace
Revitalization: Breton Stages a Comeback
Rebecca Keyes, SeniorNursingGene HarklessHelping Babies Breathe: Testing Its Implementation in Rural Uganda
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Andrew Kitt, Senior
William Stine
Correlates of Local and Global Stereopsis
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Julia Maldonado, Senior
CommunicationJennifer Borda
Women and Hostile Work Environments: Representations of Sexual Harassment in North Country
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Amelia Marden, Senior
International Affairs and English Teaching
Mary Wallace
Educational Equality for Students of North African Immigrant Origin in France

Kelly Martin, Senior
Kevin New, Senior
Hollie Roma, Senior

Jennifer Borda and Sheila McNamee
Relational Processes in Education
Brian McConnell, Junior
Seth Tremblay, Junior
Chemical EngineeringIhab FaraqFloating Photobioreactors for Microalgae Growth
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Patrick McManus, JuniorPolitical ScienceLawrence ReardonInternational Influence on China's Economic Reform
Chelsea Moyer, Senior
International Affairs and Political Science
Jeannie Sowers
Social Movements and Political Change in Morocco
Halie Olszowy, JuniorSociologyCatherine MoranThe Idea of Necessity: Shopping Trends Among College Students
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Brian O'Connor, JuniorPolitical ScienceLawrence ReardonSeeking Democracy Under Untenable Circumstances: The Case of Kurdistan
Katherine Pavone, Senior
International Affairs and History
Alynna Lyon
International Justice?: The United States and the International Criminal Court
Tawny Saez, Senior
International Affairs and Anthropology
Mary Wallace
Community-based Tourism in the Brazilian Amazon: Ana Case Study, Balancing Development and Conservation
Tawny Saez, Senior
International Affairs and AnthropologyMeghan Howey
Analyzing How Tourism Shapes Cultural Systems Within Host Societies: A Community Case Study of Rural Tourism in the Amazon
Samantha Scarneo, Recent Graduate
KinesiologySummer Cook
Physiological Effects of Acute Bouts of Aquatic and Land Based Sprinting
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Laura Simard, Senior
SpanishJohn Chaston
Se Usage and Meaning in Laforet's El Aguinaldo
Sasha Thalheimer, Senior
AnthropologyRonald LeBlanc
Fiber Arts in the Early Soviet Period
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Kelly Whittier, Senior
International Affairs and Health Management and Policy
Mary Wallace
Aid Influx into Madagascar: The Damage of the U.S. Sanctions Effect
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Stephanie Weiner, JuniorInternational Affairs and Political ScienceLawrence ReardonMalvinas Miscalculation: The Argentine Invasion Error
Lindsey Wright, Recent GraduateSustainable Agriculture and Food SystemsRichard SmithDo Forest Edges Mediate Community Invasibility in Pastures
Katherine Wooten, JuniorNeuroscience and BehaviorRobert DruganAre Female Rats Prone to the Same Stress-induced Memory Deficits as Male Rats in a Visible Platform Task in the Morris Water Maze?
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Ethnic Studies Awards for "Scholarly Innovations and Risk Taking"
Ana Caguiat, Senior
EnglishSiobhan Senier
Indigenous New England: Why a Digital Archive?
Peter Kispert, Senior
Sandhya Shetty
Communication and Tribal Culture in Mahasweta Devi's Pterodactyl
Elizabeth Barker, Junior
English Teaching
Sandhya Shetty
A Nigerian Spring: How to Make the Niger Delta B(l)oom, Again
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Jacob Browning, SeniorEnglishCord Whitaker

The King of Tars and Dramatic Conversion Romance
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Phi Betta Kappa Research URC Award
Maria Carasquillo, Sophomore
Political ScienceMary MaloneMigrating South Instead of North:  Examining Immigration Trends in Central America
Center for International Education URC Awards
Eva Skewes, Senior
International Affairs and History
Mary Wallace
Liberte, Egalite and Fraternite: French Identity and the Construction of National History
Emilie Hall, Senior
International Affairs and Spanish
Mary Wallace
Costa Rica: An Emigration Anomaly
UNH-Manchester URC Poster Presentation Award Winner
Rebecca Mason, Senior
Biological Sciences
Charles Walker

The Role of HAUSP in the Mitochondrial Non-transcriptional p53 Apoptotic Pathway of IMR-32 Human Neuroblastoma Cancer Cells
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UNH-Manchester URC Oral Presentation Award Winner
Ryan Haggerty, Junior
John Resch
The Corrupt Bargain: The Election of 1824 and Aftermath
UNH-Manchester URC Cinema Arts Award Winner
Brian Burke, Senior
Anthony Tenczar A Man's World
Christopher Spencer, SeniorCommunicationAnthony Tenczar
Just do it.
UNH-Manchester URC Engineering Technology Senior Project Award Winner
Karen Ibey, Senior
Electrical Engineering Technology
David Forest
Automated Functional Testing at Philips Teletrol Systems, Inc.
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Thompson School of Applied Sciences - Community Leadership Program
Leah Burke, Freshman
Community LeadershipKate HansonNonprofit Research: Tamworth Community Nurse Association
Fiona Gettinger, Freshman
Environmental Conservation StudiesKate HansonNonprofit Research: Cocheco Valley Humane Society
Kelsey Hammond, SophomoreCommunity LeadershipKate HansonNonprofit Research: G.A.L.A. Community
Danielle Zamarchi, SophomoreSustainable Agriculture and Food SystemsKate HansonNonprofit Research: Seacoast Local
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Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Symposium
Jacqueline Amante, Senior
Environmental Sciences
Ruth Varner

Quantifying Methane Ebullitive Flux from Subarctic Ecosystems
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Andrea Bedell, Senior
James Ryan
Analysis of Scintillator Characteristics to Improve Detection of Illicit Radioactive Sources

Christopher Blais, Freshman
Robert Carroll, Graduate
Logan Mower, Sophomore
Jenny Nichols, Senior
Brian Zukas, Senior

Chemical Engineering
Nivedita Gupta
Microcapsule and Droplet Dynamics in Channels
Alexandra Bowen, Senior
Megan Good, Senior
Environmental Engineering
James Malley
The Effective Removals of Pharmaceuticals by Direct/Advanced UV Photolysis
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Jeffrey Brulet, Senior
ChemistryRichard Johnson
Studies on Thermal and Carbocationic Rearrangements Through Isotopic Labeling
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Shawn Bryan, Senior
Joshua Clairmont, Senior
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Andrew Kun
Tangible User Interfaces for Multi-touch Surfaces
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William Devore, Senior
Travis Michaud, Senior
Nicholas Radcliffe, Senior
Wescott Smith, Senior
Ryan Stackpole, Senior

Civil Engineering
Ronald Pease
Reservoir Pond Dan Reconstruction

Michael LeVeille, Senior
Raymond Jones, Senior
Matthew Mazola, Senior
Matthew Normandeau, Senior
Khanh Nguyen, Senior
Thomas Provencher, Senior
Alexandra Washakowski, Senior

Computer Science

Mechanical Engineering
May-Win Thein
UNH Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle
Laurent Officer, Senior
Earth Sciences Oceanography
Linda Kalnejais
Seasonal Variation of Benthic Nutrient Fluxes in the Great Bay
Justin Woodman, Senior
Electrical and Computer Engineering
W.T. Miller
Room Mapping Robot