2021 McNair Scholars

2021 McNair Scholars

Elza Brechbuhl

Elza Brechbuhl

University of New Hampshire

Major: Communication/Women & Gender Studies
Mentor: Dr. Stephanie Harzewski
Research Title: Collegiate Hookup Culture and Monogamy: The Spectrum of Non-Platonic Relationships in Contemporary Popular Film

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Maria Chouinard

Maria Chouinard

University of New Hampshire

Major: Linguistics/French
Mentor: Dr. Judy Sharkey
Research Title: Supporting the Oral Language Development of Young Dual Language Learners: Perspectives of EL Teachers in NH

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Samantha DiNatale

Samantha DiNatale

University of New Hampshire

Major: Environmental Conservation & Sustainability/History
Mentor: Dr. Kurk Dorsey
Research Title: A Battle Against "Ecology Nuts": An Examination of Olympic Oil Refinery Proponents

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Tu Anh Duong

Tu Anh Duong

University of New Hampshire

Major: History
Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Frenkiewich & Dr. Kurk Dorsey
Research Title: Competing Visions of Race in American History

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Jessica Kristina

Jessica Kristina

University of New Hampshire

Major: Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Nan Yi
Research Title: Photocatalytic Degradation of Phenol Using Heteropoly Acids Modified Titanium Dioxide

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Patricia Louis

Patricia Louis

University of New Hampshire

Major: Nursing
Mentor: Dr. Alyssa O'Brien
Research Title: Analyzing Family Stress in America: A Look at Maternal Experiences During Covid-19 Pandemic

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Eman Nkounkou

Emmanuel Nkounkou

University of New Hampshire

Major: Neuroscience & Behavior
Mentor: Dr. David Plachetzki
Research Title: Evolutionary Biology of Sensory Receptors and Pathway Component in Cnidaria

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Jessica Roberts

Jessica Roberts

University of New Hampshire

Major: Physics
Mentor: Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein and Dr. Nathan Musoke
Research Title: Placing Constraints on Fuzzy Dark Matter Properties

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Tori Schofield

Tori Schofield

University of New Hampshire

Major: Psychology/Justice Studies
Mentor: Dr. Amy Michael
Research Title: New Hampshire Law Enforcement Response to Recovery of Skeletal Remains: A Survey Study

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Zakiya Scott

Zakiya Scott

University of New Hampshire

Major: Medical Microbiology
Mentor: Dr. David Plachetzki
Research Title: Phototransduction, Evolution, and Sensory Capabilities of Cnidaria

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Katie Swenson

Katie Swenson

University of New Hampshire

Major: Ocean Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Thomas Weber
Research Title: A Platform to Analyze the Distribution and Abundance of Fish and Investigate the Relation to Seabirds

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Mya Urena

Mya Urena

University of New Hampshire

Major: Neuroscience & Behavior
Mentor: Dr. Caitlin Mills
Research Title: Cognitive Psychology, Computational Approaches in Psychology

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Joslyn Villavicencio

Joslyn Villavicencio

University of New Hampshire

Major: Business Administration & Management
Mentor: Dr. Thomas Gruen
Research Title: Examining the Effectiveness of Video Marketing Based on Consumer Attitudes: Differences between Generation Z and Baby Boomers

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