2009 UNH McNair Scholars

Tobiloba Afolayan

Tobiloba Afolayan

University of New Hampshire

Major: Communication and International Affairs
Mentor: Dr. Clifford Brown, UNH Department of Sociology
Research Title: The Socioeconomic Mobility of Nigerian Immigrants and the Cultural and Communicative Differences that Impede It

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Joshua Albair

Joshua Albair

University of New Hampshire

Major: Computer Information Systems and Linguistics
Mentor: Dr. Rochelle Lieber, UNH Department of English
Research Title: What is the State of Evaluative Affixes in Contemporary English?

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Samantha Benton

University of New Hampshire

Major: Social Work and Spanish
Mentor: Dr. Mary Banach, UNH Department of Social Work
Research Title: Clinicians’ Perspectives on Treatments for Dual Diagnoses

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Joseph Cheslock

Joseph Cheslock

University of New Hampshire

Major: Business Administration
Mentor: Dr. Carl Lindblade, UNH Department of Hospitality Management
Research Title: The Relationship between Missions Organizations and Corporate Donors

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John Cross

John Cross

Keene State College

Major: Film and Journalism
Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Borda, UNH Department of Communication
Research Title: Depersonalization and Derealization: Responses to Industrialization in The Matrix and Terminator Series

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Ashley Doukas

Ashley Doukas

University of New Hampshire

Major: Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Michelle Leichtman, UNH Department of Psychology
Research Title: Examining Episodic Memory Use on Science Exam Questions: A Think-Aloud Study

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Ahn Tu Duong

Ahn Tu Duong

Bates College

Major: Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Carolyn Mebert, UNH Department of Psychology
Research Title: Thin Slice Phenomenon in Adolescents and Through Pictures

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Katie Fitzgerald

Katie Fitzgerald

University of New Hampshire

Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Mentor: Dr. Michael Fraas, UNH Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Research Title: Adults Who Stutter: The Emotions, Stress Levels, and Stuttering Severity Levels in Telephone and Face-to-Face Conversations

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Cassandra Guerra

Cassandra Guerra

University of New Hampshire

Major: Zoology
Mentor: Dr. Michelle Scott, UNH Department of Biological Sciences
Research Title: Social Intelligence in Asian Elephants, Elephas maximus: Object Choice Tasks

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Sarah Leonard

Sarah Leonard

University of New Hampshire

Major: Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Carolyn Mebert, UNH Department of Psychology
Research Title: Resiliency, Locus of Control, Self-Efficacy, and Substance Use in College Students

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Minh Mai

Minh Mai

Clark University

Major: Philosophy
Mentor: Dr. Willem deVries, UNH Department of Philosophy
Research Title: The Death of Man: Re-Evaluating Ourselves in Light of Empirical Science

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Miguel Miranda

Miguel Miranda

University of New Hampshire

Major: Environmental Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Vinka Craver, URI Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Title: Water Quality Testing and Treatment

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Mary Muyia

Mary Muyia

Clark University

Major: International Relations
Mentor: Dr. Alynna Lyon, UNH Department of Political Science
Research Title: Foreign Aid in Africa: Benefit or Burden? The Case Study of Rwanda

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Hoan Nguyen

Hoan Nguyen

University of New Hampshire

Major: Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Barbara White, UNH Department of Occupational Therapy
Research Title: Implications of Stress on Children's Cognitive Performance on the Tower of Hanoi Task in Children from Low and Middle Income Groups

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Tuyen Nguyen

Tuyen Nguyen

University of New Hampshire

Major: Physics
Mentor: Dr. Karsten Pohl, UNH Department of Physics
Research Title: Sharp Tips for Atomic Resolution Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

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Amadin Osagiede

Amadin Osagiede

University of New Hampshire

Major: Civil Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Ricardo Medina, UNH Department of Civil Engineering
Research Title: Influence of Aftershocks on Non-Linear Seismic Response of Deteriorating SDOF Systems

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Tsion Woldu-Mamo

Tsion Woldu-Mamo

University of New Hampshire

Major: Psychology
Mentor: Edward Lemay, UNH Department of Psychology
Research Title: Providing Negative Feedback to Highly Insecure People

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Aaron Winter

University of New Hampshire

Major: Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Jack Mayer, UNH Department of Psychology
Research Title: Personality Image Archive: Cues to Personality

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