2014 Awards of Excellence

 

Winner/Class

Major

Faculty Adviser

Title of Presentation

Parents Association Undergraduate Research Symposium (PAURS), April 25, 2014
Oral Session A

Hannah Barile, SeniorKinesiologySummer CookMuscle Size and Specific Force Along the Length of the Quadriceps in Older and Young Men and Women
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Amber Craft,  JuniorAthletic TrainingRon CroceComparison Of Fourier And Wavelet Transformations on a SEMG Frequency Spectra During Rapid Fatiguing Muscular Contractions
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Kathryn Thomson, SeniorEnvironmental SciencesCameron WakeWhat Does an Oil-spill from the Montreal to Portland Pipeline Mean for Water Quality in New England's Rivers?
Katina Sousa, SeniorCommunicationMichael JacksonManson Family Coercion: A Study of Religious Rhetoric in Cult Structures and Social Groups
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Allison Ginwala, SeniorInternational Affairs and English/JournalismMolly WallaceCultural Capital: Beauty Advertising in China
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Jasmin Cesko, SeniorInternational Affairs and Political ScienceMolly WallaceIt’s Time to Move Beyond Dayton: Changing the Constitutional Framework in Bosnia
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Jamie McDonough, SeniorInternational Affairs and CommunicationMolly WallaceIndependence in Catalonia, Spain: The Causes Which Impel Them to Separation
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Kellie Shea, SeniorInterantional Affairs and RussianMolly WallacePutin's Democracy?
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Steven Pampreen, Senior
Alison Smith, Sophomore
Accounting
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Rachel RawlinsonGender's Impact on Donations: Why'd the Women Get All the Money!
Mitchell Gates, JuniorLinguistics and PhilosophyKevin HealeyGay Masculinities in Primetime Television
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Theresa Renker, SeniorSpanishLori HopkinsQuechua Language Use in Modern Peru: An Investigation of Cultural Authenticity and Identity Construction
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Steven Bosse, SeniorPolitical Science and RussianLionel IngramSeeking Stability: US Policy towards Ukraine
Antonio Nastasia, SeniorPolitical ScienceMary MalonePlan Colombia: Examining US Efforts to Combat Colombian Cartelism
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Mary Foster, SeniorSpanish and LinguisticsJohn ChastonSemantic and Syntactic Losses in the English Translation of Allende's Zorro
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PAURS, Oral Session B

   
Rachel Strauss, SeniorCommunicationMark HungerfordPolysemy, Polyvalence, and Pink: Audience Responses to Music Videos
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Richard DiCillo, SeniorEnglish and ClassicsRobert SmithCaeneus and Cycnus: Ovid's Ballroom Blitz
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Michael Mignanelli, SophomoreClassicsRobert SmithOvid Through the Inferno: A Study of Ovidian Myth in Dante's Inferno
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Brooke Ashley Guertin, SeniorCommunicationMardi KidwellThe Significance of Built Space and Body Behavior in Social Interaction
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Amanda Flores, SeniorCommunication and SociologyMardi KidwellBody Behavior as a Function of Gender Display in Marriage Proposals
Emily Dickman, JuniorSocial Work, Women's Studies and Community LeadershipJoelle Ruby RyanFIA #1
Christian Steckler, SeniorPhilosophySvetlana PeshkovaContemporary Violence and the Body
Henry Bowen, SeniorInternational Affairs and PhysicsMolly WallaceThe Cost of Living: A Comparative Analysis of French and U.S. Healthcare Spending
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Susan Doucet, SeniorInternational Affairs and English/JournalismMolly WallaceThe State of the Media in France
Jessica Hansen, SeniorInternational Affairs and Political ScienceMolly WallaceCultural Barriers: The Integration of North African Immigrants in France
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Ian Henry, SeniorEnglish TeachingMartin McKinseyA Body For England, or of War? Contrasting Perspectives on World War I Through the Poetry of Thomas Hardy and Rupert Brooke
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Philip Boynton, SeniorPolitical ScienceLionel IngramPolicy Recommendation: Responsibility to Protect Syria
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Tegan O'Neill, SeniorPolitical ScienceStacy VanDeveerThe World Energy Project: A Practical Application of Sustainable Energy Development in Ghana
Madalyn Northcutt, JeniorEnglishDelia Konzett#2 Race and Gender in Film
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PAURS, Oral Session C

   
Hannah Rivers, JuniorEnglish/JournalismMonica ChiuThe Anomalous Depiction of Text in Chew and How Groensteen’s “The Balloons in the Page” Substantiates its Contribution to Content and Meaning
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Brieanne Young, SeniorCommunicationJennifer BordaEnvironmental Protest Framing as "Ecoterrorism"
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Colton Huelle, JuniorEnglish LiteraturePetar RamadanovicInterpretation and Experience: J. Hillis Miller's Reading of Heart of Darkness
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Stephanie Royka, JuniorGeneticsDelia Konzett#3 Film Genre
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Adrienne Hill, JuniorCivil EngineeringMajid GhayoomiExperimental and Theoretical Evaluation of Internal Loads in Underground Retaining Structures
Alexxandre Schlieder, SophomorePolitical ScienceAlynna LyonThe Breakdown of Bureaucracy in Response to Hurricane Katrina and Why it Matters
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Tegan O'Neill, SeniorPolitical ScienceStacy VanDeveerNot in my Backyard: Citizen Attitudes and Disaster Preparedness Policies at the Local Level
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Samantha Webb, JuniorFamily Studies and Women's StudiesFaina BukherA Feminist Vision
Adrienne Bode, SeniorEnglish TeachingMichael FerberHelen as the First Feminist Character
Jacklyn Trexler, SophomoreEnglishMichael FerberThe Sherlock Holmes of Ithaca
Marisa Milone, SophomoreEnglish LiteraturePetar RamadanovicReader-Response Theory vs. Feminist Criticism
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Danielle Blevens, Junior
McKenzie Dow, Sophomore
Jennifer Turner, Freshman
Amy Winkler, Senior
Psychology and Social Work
Psychology
Psychology
Psychology
Katie EdwardsSEEDS of Change
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PAURS, Poster Session A

   
Mary Holleran, SeniorOccupational TherapyKerryellen VromanMiddle School Girls Friendship Preferences: Attitudes Towards Girls Who Are Obese
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Jennifer Dickson, JuniorBiomedical ScienceMatthew MacmanesWhat are the Trends in Phenotypic Variation in Harmonia axyridis?
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Alex Schimmel, SeniorNursingSusan FetzerThe Experience of Parental Presence During an Acute Neonatal Transport from a Referring Hospital to a Tertiary Care Center: A Qualitative Study
Jennifer Hogan, Senior
Amy Winkler, Senior
Tina Cannon, Sophomore
PsychologyKatie EdwardsUnveiling New Hampshire Legislators' Knowledge and Attitudes About Intimate Partner Violence and Relevant Policies
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Elise Beattie, Senior

NursingJoan HahnNurses' Perceptions of the Barriers to Advocacy Related to Pain Management
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Katie Parent, Sophomore
Thomas Reese, Sophomore
PsychologyEllen CohnWho Can I Tell?: The Role of Confidants in Rule-Violating Behavior
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Alexander Buell, Senior
Sarah DiIanni, Junior
Nicholas Duggan, Freshman
Patricia Levesque, Junior
Alec Rader, Senior
Maureen Raubach, Senior
Alyssa Reilly, Senior
Tyler Weber, Senior
Andrew Kitt, Graduate Student
Jenny Lang, Graduate Student
Eliza Wood, Senior

Neuroscience and Behavior
Neuroscience and Behavior
Neuroscience and Behavior
Neuroscience and Behavior
Neuroscience and Behavior
Neuroscience and Behavior
Neuroscience and Behavior
Psychology
Psychology
Neuroscience and Behavior and Philosophy
William Stine

The Effects of Varying Coherence of Glass Patterns on the Perception of Motion Induced Blindness
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Amy Meikleham, SeniorHealth Management and PolicyRobert McGrathCareer Progression and Satisfaction in Hospital Administration

PAURS, Poster Session B

   
Rebecca White, SeniorSociology and GeographyKenneth JohnsonPoverty, Race, and Place: The Spatial Distribution of Poverty and Wealth in Three American Cities
Mackenzie Gavin, SeniorNutritionJesse MorellThe Effect of Parent Education Level on Diet Quality
Joseph Collins, SophomoreMechanical EngineeringYaning LiExploring Auxetic Designs With 3D Printing
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Christopher Barr, Senior
Eric Boudreau, Senior
Ryan Cahill, Senior
Tyler Fausnacht, Senior
Nicholas Geist, Senior
Sean Gribbin, Senior
Alex LeBoeuf, Senior
Sean Leighton, Senior
Matthew Sweeney, Senior

Mechanical Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Computer Science
Mechanical Engineering

M. Robinson Swift and May-Win TheinNH ROV: Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle
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Stephanie Parisi, Junior Biomedical ScienceThomas Foxall and David TownsonExamining the Tumorgenic Ability of Cytokeratin 8/18 Filaments in Cervical Cancer Cells In Vitro
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Tina Cannon, Sophomore
Kelsey Evans, Senior
Chloe Flanagan, Senior
Ellen Haynes, Senior
Ashley MacPherson, Junior
Psychology


Katie Edwards and Kara Anne RodenhizerShould You Stay or Should You Go?: Women’s Rationale Behind Leaving or Staying in an Abusive Relationship
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Erin Spaulding, Senior

 NursingJoyce CappielloInstilling Diet and Exercise Confidence: Influence of Nurse Body Size
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Adele Jones, Senior Psychology and Theatre: DanceRobert DruganUltrasonic Vocalizations in Rats During Intermittent Swim Stress as an Indicator of Resilience to Social Anxiety
Kasey Lesner, Senior Occupational TherapySajay ArthanatExamining and Promoting the Role of Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities in the Workplace
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Phi Betta Kappa Research URC Award
Caitlin Rose Duttry, SeniorEnglish Literature and Women's StudiesSandhya ShettyCopycat People: Media Imagery and Counterfeit Identities in Tash Aw's Five Star Billionaire
Center for International Education URC Awards
Taygra Longstaff, SeniorInternational Affairs and Civil EngineeringMolly WallaceThe Role of Architecture in the Revitalization of Bilbao, Spain
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Daniel Zotos, SeniorInternational Affairs and Political ScienceMolly WallaceThe Politics of Fishing: Surveying the Political Economy of the Bluefin Tuna Fishery in Modern-day Spain
Thompson School of Applied Sciences - Community Leadership Program   
Greyson Carman, FreshmanCommunity LeadershipKate HansonCommunity Leadership Project
Victoria Bassi, JuniorFamily StudiesKate HansonNonprofit Research: Fair Tide Investigation and Evaluation
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UNH-Manchester URC Oral Presentation Award Winner
Patrick Synan, SeniorEnglish and Politics and SocietySusan WalshTranslation and Tradition in Seamus Heaney's Human Chain
UNH-Manchester URC Poster Presentation Award Winner
Raquel Gawron, SeniorHistoryRobert MacieskiRacial Impressions: A Look Into Race Relations in New Hampshire From 1820 to 1860
UNH-Manchester URC Engineering Technology Senior Project Award Winner
Yonatan GenaoBaez, SeniorElectrical Engineering TechnologyDavid ForestHigh Resolution ADC Performance
UNH-Manchester URC Cinema Arts Award Winner
Michael Lang, JuniorCommunication ArtsAnthony TenczarRunner
UNH-Manchester URC Computing Technology Posters Award Winner
 Brian Gailis, SeniorComputer Information SystemsMihaela SabinCIS Internship Experience: SharePoint
Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Symposium, April 23, 2014
Christopher Blais, JuniorChemical EngineeringNivedita GuptaFabrication and Characterization of HSA Microcapsules
Odin Achorn, SeniorChemistryErik BerdaRadically Exchangeable Alkoxyamines as Heat Responsive Crosslinkers for Polymeric Nanostructures and Nanocomposites
Adrienne Hill, JuniorCivil EngineeringMajid GhayoomiExperimental and Theoretical Evaluation of Internal Loads in Underground Retaining Structures

Elizabeth McCrary, Senior
Adam Carignan, Senior
Taylor Walter, Senior
Alyson Packhem, Senior

Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Engineering

Nancy Kinner and Dave CedarholmDurham Urine Diversion and Recycle Feasibility Study
Alicia O'Brien, Senior
Christopher Len, Senior
Kyle Ireland, Senior
Computer Science

Matthew PlumleePac Help Application
Kyle Vickers, Senior
Jonathon Lauer, Senior
Shawn King, Senior
Matthew Kilpeck, Senior
Computer ScienceR Daniel BergeronExploring 3D Environments With the Oculus Rift
Tristan Amaral, JuniorEarth SciencesCameron Wake and Jack DibbHow Does Snowpack Evolution Affect Climate?

Cassandra DeNunzio, Senior
Andrew Felicetti, Senior
Robert Galli, Senior
Samuel Cordeiro, Senior
Cameron Perl, Senior
Kevin Tierney, Senior

Electrical EngineeringW. Thomas MillerThe Goddard Project
John Brindley, Senior
Jesse Shull, Senior
Mechanical EngineeringMartin WosnikResearch & Development of WingTip Devices for Hydro-Kinetic Turbines and other Marine Applications
Chad Civello, SeniorPhysicsMaurik W HoltropAnalyzing Heavy Photon Search Simulations to Determine the Potential for True Muonium Discovery