2013 UNH McNair Scholars

Erica Brasley

Erica Brasley

University of New Hampshire

Major: Neuroscience
Mentor: Dr. Robert Mair, Department of Psychology
Research Title: Relationship Between Cell Responses in the Rat Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Central Thalamus During a Spatial Memory Task

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Amber Craft

Amber Craft

University of New Hampshire

Major: Athletic Training
Mentor: Dr. Ronald Croce, Department of Kinesiology
Research Title: A Comparison of Short-Time Fourier and Wavelet Transforms on EMG and MMG Frequency Spectrum During Fatiguing Muscular Contractions

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Cayla Compton

Cayla Compton

University of New Hampshire

Major: Wildlife Conservation
Mentor: Dr. Paul Tsang, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences
Research Title: The Use of Fecal Samples as a Non-Invasive Method for Assessing the Production of Hormones in Captive Mammals

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Joel Ford

Joel Ford

University of New Hampshire

Major: Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Jillian Goldfarb, Department of Chemical Engineering
Research Title: Investigation of Competitive Adsorption Mechanisms of PCBs Onto Biomass-Based Activated Carbon

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Mitchell Gates

Mitchell Gates

University of New Hampshire

Major: Linguistics
Mentor: Dr. Kevin Healey, Department of Communication
Research Title: Fairies, Fags, and Straight-Acting Gays: Gay Masculinities in Primetime Television.

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Adrienne Hill

Adrienne Hill

University of New Hampshire

Major: Civil Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Majid Ghayoomi, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Title: Experimental and Theoretical Evaluation of Internal Loads in Underground Retaining Structures

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Olivia Jobin

Olivia Jobin

University of New Hampshire

Major: Environmental Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Nancy Kinner, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Title: Determining the Factors that Cause Submerged Oil to Become Re-Suspended in the Water Column

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Allen Ma

Allen Ma

University of New Hampshire

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Chris White, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Title: Designing a Thermally Conductive, Constant-Temperature Wall Plate To Be Used In a Small-Scale Boundary-Layer Wind Tunnel

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Stephanie Parisi

Stephanie Parisi

University of New Hampshire

Major: Biomedical Sciences
Mentor: Dr. David Townson, Department of Mollecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences
Research Title: Examining the Tumorgenic Ability of K+/K- HeLa Cells in vitro

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Herbie Smith

Herbie Smith

University of New Hampshire

Major: Physics
Mentor: Dr. Per Berglund, Department of Physics
Research Title: Del Pezzo Divisors, Calabi-Yau Manifolds and the Evolution of the Universe

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Ann Steeves

Ann Steeves

University of New Hampshire

Major: Health Management and Policy
Mentor: Dr. Robert McGrath, Department of Health Management and Policy
Research Title: Evaluation of the Impact of 4-H Essential Elements: Belonging, Mastery, Independence and Generosity

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Shersingh Tumber-Davila

Shersingh Tumber-Davila

University of New Hampshire

Major: Environmental Conservation
Mentor: Dr. Andrew Ouimette, Department of Environmental Conservation
Research Title: Quantifying Carbon Allocation to Mycorrhizal Fungi by Temperate Forest Tree Species Across a Nitrogen Availability Gradient

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Tim Vorachak

Tim Vorachak

University of New Hampshire

Major: Philosophy
Mentor: Dr. Willem deVries, Department of Philosophy
Research Title: Stereotypes: A Philosophical Investigation

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