2010 UNH McNair Scholars

George Adams

George Adams

University of New Hampshire

Major: Music
Mentor: Dr. Robert Haskins, UNH Department of Music
Research Title: Beat-Class Modulation in the Music of Steve Reich

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Victoria Adewumi

Victoria Adewumi

University of New Hampshire

Major: Political Science and International Affairs
Mentor: Dr. Mary Malone, UNH Department of Political Science
Research Title: Will Costa Rica Take the “Tired, Poor Huddled Masses, Yearning to Breathe Free?”: Assessing Public Policy and Public Opinion towards Refugees in Costa Rica

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Sinor Ali

Sinor Ali 

University of New Hampshire

Major: Civil Engineering 
Mentor: Dr. M. Robin Collins, UNH Department of Civil Engineering 
Research Title: Safe and Clean Water through Intermittent Slow Sand Filtration using BioSand Filters

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Ramon Calderon

Ramon Calderon

University of New Hampshire

Major: Statistics
Mentor: Dr. Karen Graham, UNH Department of Mathematics and Director of the Leitzel Center
Research Title: Mathematical Instruction: The Effect on Selecting a Math Related Major

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Victor Figuereo

Victor Figuereo

Clark University

Major: Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Paula Salvio, UNH Department of Education
Research Title: Man of the House: A Study of Latino Men’s Resistance to Therapy

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Steven Gonzalez

Steven Gonzalez

Keene State College

Major: Feminist Anthropology, Social Science, and European History

Mentor: Dr. Courtney Marshall, UNH Departments of English and Women’s Studies 
Research Title: The Mobile Phone as Vector of Neocolonial Power: “Third-World” Cyborgs, Ethnocide, and the Challenges of Development

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Ryan Guidice

Ryan Guidice

University of New Hampshire

Major: International Business and Economics
Mentor: Dr. John Halstead, UNH Department of Natural Resources & the Environment
Research Title: Sustainable Agriculture: Policy Challenges of Northern New England

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Arisbel Henriquez

Arisbel Henriquez 

University of New Hampshire

Major: Political Science and Justice Studies
Mentor: Dr. Mardi Kidwell, UNH Department of Communication
Research Title: Students’ Assessment of Crime and Safety in the Age of the Cleary Act

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Arianne Hutchins

Arianne Hutchins

Westfield State College

Major: Art Education
Mentor: Richard Haynes, MFA, UNH Office of Admissions
Research Title: Color or Content: Which Comes First?

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Richard Jimenez

Richard Jimenez

University of New Hampshire

Major: Spanish and Sociology
Mentor: Dr. John Kirkpatrick, UNH College of Liberal Arts and JusticeWorks
Kevin O’Shea, UNH Justice Studies Program 
Research Title: The relationship between the location of production of Methamphetamine and the establishment of the drug in new markets

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Philip Lewis

Philip Lewis

University of New Hampshire

Major: Zoology
Mentor: Dr. Peter Pekins, UNH Department of Natural Resources & the Environment
Research Title: Predicting Winter Tick Abundance on Moose in New Hampshire

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Miguel Miranda

Miguel Miranda

University of New Hampshire

Major: Environmental Engineering
Mentor: Dr. James Malley, UNH Department of Civil Engineering
Research Title: Desalinization of Ocean Water with UV light Radiation Pretreatment

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Monica Plante

Monica Plante

University of New Hampshire

Major: Civil Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Nancy Kinner and Zachery Magdol, UNH Department of Civil Engineering
Research Title: Creating a Synthetic Brine Channel for Future Research Applications

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards

University of New Hampshire

Major: Sport Studies
Mentor: Dr. Karen Collins, UNH Department of Kinesiology
Research Title: Perceptions of Youth Sport Coaches on the Impact of the CoachSmart New Hampshire (CSNH) Coaching Education Program on Coaching Efficacy

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Natalie Thomas

Natalie Thomas 

University of New Hampshire

Major: Math Education
Mentor: Dr. Timothy Fukawa-Connelly, UNH Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Research Title: The Influence of State Standards on Lesson Design

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Alison Tran

Alison Tran

Clark University

Major: Psychology/Women & Gender Studies
Mentor: Dr. Mary Beth Mattingly, UNH Carsey Institute
Research Title: Activity of Mothers during Economic Strain

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Cathleen Turner

Cathleen Turner

University of New Hampshire

Major: Environmental Science, Hydrology
Mentor: Dr. J. Matthew Davis, UNH Department of Earth Science
Research Title: The Effects of Hydro-modification on Water Quality in the Lamprey River Watershed

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Michael Vidal

Michael Vidal

University of New Hampshire

Major: Psychology
Mentor: Dr. David Pillemer, UNH Department of Psychology
Research Title: Directive Functions of Autobiographical Memories: Selecting a Major

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Zlatan Zuka

Zlatan Zuka

University of New Hampshire

Major: Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Ihab Farag, UNH Department of Chemical Engineering
Research Title: Comparative Study of Biodiesel from Microalgae Grown in Wastewater vs. Freshwater

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