2001 UNH McNair Scholars

Jenna Abreu

University of New Hampshire, Manchester

Major: Psychology 
Mentor: Dr. Alison Paglia, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Research Title: Has the rate of HIV/AIDS testing decreased among Men who have Sex with Men in the 18-25 year old range? A New Hampshire Study

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Lance Holland

University of New Hampshire

Major: Zoology 
Mentor: Dr. Michelle Scott, Professor of Zoology
Research Title: Variation in population size and home range for painted turtles (Chrysemys picta picta) between two southeastern New Hampshire marsh sites

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Sokhoeun Im

University of Rhode Island

Major: Psychology 
Mentor: Dr. Thomas Schram, Associate Professor of Education
Research Title: Parent/Child Relationships in the Cambodian Family: Social Alternatives and Decision-Making among Adolescents

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Khamphou Inthisane

University of Rhode Island

Major: Nursing 
Mentor: Dr. Pamela DiNapoli, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Research Title: Understanding Adolescent's Beliefs and Attitudes Related To Dietary and Physical Activity Behaviors

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Bahati Lett

Talladega College

Major: Math 
Mentor: Dr. David Finkelhor, Professor of Sociology
Research Title: Do Blacks of different regions, economic status, and educational backgrounds share the same attitudes about punishing their children? A Statistical Analysis of differences among Blacks in corporal punishment.

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David Lucander

Westfield State College

Major: History & Education 
Mentor: Dr. J. William Harris, Professor of History
Research Title: Scruples Against War: Pacifism During the American Revolution

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Monique Montigny

University of New Hampshire

Major: Social Work 
Mentor: Dr. Michael Kalinowski, Associate Professor of Family Studies
Research Title: Understanding Self Injurious Behaviors and Treatments Utilized to Decrease Self Injurious Behaviors

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Mavis Nimoh

University of Rhode Island

Major: Political Science 
Mentor: Dr. Ross Gittell, Associate Professor of Management
Research Title: What Effect has Black Leadership had on the Socioeconomic Standing of their Constituents? A Case Study of Mayoral Politics in Atlanta

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Carla Patrakis

University of New Hampshire

Major: Psychology 
Mentor: Dr. Amy Odum, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Research Title: Temporal Discounting of Different Outcomes by Normal, Healthy Volunteers

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Claudio Rodrigues

University of Rhode Island

Major: Electrical Engineering 
Mentor: Dr. Kondagunta U. Sivaprasad, Professor of Electrical Engineering
Research Title: MATLAB simulation for detection of signal in a small enclosure corrupted by noise and reverberation

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Susan Shaw

University of New Hamphshire

Major: Occupational Therapy 
Mentor: Dr. Barbara Prudhomme White, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
Research Title: Links between occupational histories, parental stress, and social emotional well-being in children and mothers living in adverse circumstances

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Rebecca Smith

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Major: History & Art History 
Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Selwyn, Assistant Professor of History
Research Title: Evangelization in the Philippines: Idealistic Vision and Compromise in the Early Missionary Enterprise: 1565-1700

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Mike Taylor

University of New Hampshire

Major: Microbiology 
Mentor: Dr. Stephen Torosian, Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Research Title: Examination of Bottled Water for the Discovery of Microbiological Contaminants

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Ayana Weekley

Truman State University

Major: Psychology 
Mentor: Dr. Marc Hiller, Associate Professor of Health Management & Policy
Research Title: Differences in Social Support Networks for Men and Women Living with HIV/AIDS

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