Honors 20/20 Presentations

Honors 20/20 Presentations with the University Honors Program

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 3-4PM and
Thursday, February 25, 2021, 4-5PM

Honors 20/20 Presentations showcase the diverse research and creative works of our Honors Students and Faculty and stimulate engagement across a variety of academic fields.

Based on the PechaKucha model-- a visually-engaging presentation format in which presenters speak while showing 20 PowerPoint slides for 20 seconds each (automatically-timed, for a total presentation time of 6 minutes, 40 seconds)-- these presentations are fast-paced and image-rich.

You can learn more about the PechaKucha presentation format here.

Come witness the interesting and passionate research performed by Honors Students and Faculty here at University of New Hampshire.

2021 Honors Student Presenters

Hayden Stinson, Linguistics and Spanish, Class of 2021

"Gay Male Speech and Dialects in Motion: Constructing Linguistic Identity in Southern New Hampshire"

Hayden is a senior studying Linguistics and Spanish at UNH. With the help of his research mentor and thesis mentor, Dr. Rachel Steindel Burdin, Hayden spent the Summer of 2020 researching the relationship between gay men's identity and regional dialects in southern New Hampshire with a SURF USA grant and the Fall of 2020 writing about this research in the form of a Senior Honors Thesis. His research builds upon recent findings by sociolinguists on the changing dialect of southern New Hampshire and the ways that gay men construct their identity through phonetics. After graduation this Spring, Hayden plans to teach English in Colombia and hone his Spanish skills for a couple of years and then pursue a graduate degree.


Hayden Stinson

Emily Soule, Economics, Class of 2022

"Uruguay’s Bold Experiment: Assessing the Impact of Marijuana Legalization"

Emily is a junior Economics and Political Science double major with minors in Communication and Justice Studies. She received a REAP grant in the summer of 2019 and worked with Dr. Mary Malone to study public opinion of marijuana decriminalization in Uruguay. Emily chose to examine public perception of crime levels before and after decriminalization, as well as analyze the differences in opinion between demographic groups about the decriminalization and legalization process. Emily hopes to spend a year doing research abroad after she graduates. Her ultimate goal is to attend law school and help end the global drug war.


Emily Soule

Nathaniel Nichols, Chemical Engineering, Class of 2022

"Gold Modified Heteropoly Acids as Catalysts for Carbon Monoxide Oxidation"

Nathaniel is a junior chemical engineering major. Starting with a REAP grant in the summer of 2019, Nathaniel has been conducting research on catalysts under Dr. Nan Yi. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire, Nathaniel plans on pursuing a graduate degree in chemical engineering.


Nathaniel Nichols

Kylie Smith, Music Education, Class of 2022

"The Impact of Displacement on Musical Identity During World War II"

Kylie is a junior Music Education Major. In the summer of 2020, she received the SURF USA grant to research refugee composers that were displaced during World War II. With the help of her mentor, Rose Pruiksma, she was able to explore this under-researched aspect of music history and learn about some great pieces of music with deep history behind them. After graduation, she plans on continuing to research, play viola, and teach music in schools.


Kylie Smith