Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education in the Professoriate (AGEP)

AGEP is administered by the UNH Leitzel Center.

 

Earl Brewley, Jr.

Earl Brewley, Jr.

University of the Virgin Islands

Major: Chemistry
Mentor: Dr. V.K. Mathur, UNH Department of Chemical Engineering
Research Title: An Experimental Study and Data Analysis of a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC)
Summer: 2006

"Gas prices are at an all time high and are steadily rising. With the United States's high dependency on oil, an alternative source of energy is needed. PEMFC, the type of fuel cell used in this study, is a scientific innovation in which hydrogen as a fuel source makes electricity and uses the oxygen from the air to make a byproduct of water."
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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
Summer: 2010

"Mathematics is used in a variety of topics such as the expression of measurement, scientific processes, properties of quantities, and in the analysis of data sets. Without mathematics many, if not all, sciences would not have the specific techniques needed to perform meaningful tasks. The purpose of this research is to further understand students’ perceptions of traditional methods of instruction and their impact on the student's choice of major."
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Stacey Lawrence

Stacey Lawrence

Clark University

Major: Biology
Mentor: Dr. W. Kelley Thomas, UNH Hubbard Center for Genome Studies
Research Title: Molecular Diversity and Functional Analysis of the Opsin Genes Expressed in Daphnia Pulex
Summer: 2007

"Daphnia are branchiopod crustaceans that have been the subject of study by researchers for over 300 years. Daphnia’s ability to detect and use light in the environment may serve important functions in the detection of mates and/or predators and in regulating their migration in the water column."
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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
Summer: 2010

"Around the world, especially in developing countries, access to a clean water supply is becoming very limited. Due to these issues water reuse techniques have begun to rise in the world of water treatment and supply. This research addresses one water reuse technique called Nano filtration."
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