Current Scholars

2020  UNH McNair Scholars 

  Favour Alejo

   University of New Hampshire

   Major: Biomedical Science: Med Vet Sciences 
   Mentor: Dr. William Woodward
   Research Title: An Immigrant Woman Haunted By Her Authoritarian Homeland  

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  Emily Baker

   University of New Hampshire

    Major: Anthropology
    Mentor: Dr. Svetlana Peshkova
    Research Title: Indigenous New Hampshire Rising: Self-Identity in the 20th and 21st Centuries
​    Occurrence In Fields In Southern NH

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  Khem Basnet

   University of New Hampshire

    Major: Sustainable Agriculture &Food Systems 
    Mentor: Dr. Iago Hale
    Research Title: The Effect of Pollen Source on Fruit Quality: An Investigation of the Xenia Effect in   Kiwiberry (Actinidia arguta) 

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  Mariaisabel Cedeno 

   University of New Hampshire

    Major: Psychology
    Mentor: Dr. Pablo Chavajay
    Research Title:Cultural Variations in Children’s Involvement in Household Work 

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  Tan Dao  

   University of New Hampshire

    Major: Physics 
    Mentor: Dr. Jiadong Zang
    Research Title: TThe Topological Hall Effect in Magnet Systems with Broken Inversion Symmetry 
 

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  Curtis Linton 

   University of New Hampshire

    Major: Mechanical Engineering 
    Mentor: Dr. Todd Gross
    Research Title: Utilization of Computational Fluid Dynamics to Evaluate Strategies to Minimize the Lateral Mixing of Potentially Virus-Containing Aerosols from Stationary Individuals in Enclosed Spaces

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  Julian Maduro 

   University of New Hampshire

    Major: English 
    Mentor: Dr. Laura Smith 
    Research Title: Variations in High School Reading Lists and Student Reading Compliance

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  Caridad Reyes 

   University of New Hampshire

    Major: Neuroscience & Behavior
    Mentor: Dr. Daniel Howard
    Research Title: An Analysis of Signal Qualities of Acheta domesticus Calls Produced During Exposure to Noise Perceived Via Different Sensory Pathways

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  Nicole Sarette

   University of New Hampshire

    Major: Sociology
    Mentor: Dr. Cliff Brown
    Research Title: The Effect of Socioeconomic Status on Students’ Attitudes Toward Student Debt 
​                                     Steel Microstructure

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  Maria Seneres

   University of New Hampshire

    Major: Bioengineering
    Mentor: Dr. Harish Vashisth
    Research Title:Constructing Molecular Models of Tripeptides with Sequence-Encoded Properties 

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2019 UNH McNair Scholars 

  Simfora  Bangasimbo 

   University of New Hampshire

   Major: Political Science & International Affairs 
   Mentor: Dr. Alynna Lyon 
   Research Title: The United Nations Implementation of Resolution 1325 and  Its Impact on Female 
​   Peacekeepers 

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  Veronica Bodge 

   University of New Hampshire

    Major: Wildlife & Conservation Biology 
    Mentor: Dr. Matthew Tarr 
    Research Title: How Vegetation Composition & Timing Of Haying The  Previous Year Influence Bobolink
​    Occurrence In Fields In Southern NH

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  Adrian Cea Cruz 

   University of New Hampshire

    Major: Neuroscience & Behavior  
    Mentor: Dr. Jack Mayer 
    Research Title: ​Is Personal Intelligence Related To Maladaptive Interpersonal Behavior? 

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  Jonathan Cooper  

   University of New Hampshire

    Major: Bioengineering 
    Mentor: Dr. Edward Song 
    Research Title: Graphene Based Biosensor For The Selective Detection Of Lysozyme And Thrombin 

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  Tan Dao  

   University of New Hampshire

    Major: Physics 
    Mentor: Dr. Shawna Hollen 
    Research Title: The Effects Of Strain  And Suspension On The Electronic Properties Of Molybdenum 
​    Disulfide 

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  Alexis Efraimson  

   University of New Hampshire

    Major: Equine Science 
    Mentor: Dr. Andrew Conroy 
    Research Title: The Prevalence Of Cryptosporidium Amongst Commercial Dairy Cattle Farms In 
​    New Hampshire And Farmer Perceptions Of Related Signs Of Illness 

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  Kimberly Gravlin 

   University of New Hampshire

    Major: Political Science & French  
    Mentor: Dr. Andrew Smith 
    Research Title: From White Majority To A Minority Majority: Analyzing The Changing Population
​    Demographics In California And Arizona 

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  Peter Haber 

   University of New Hampshire

    Major: Earth Sciences 
    Mentor: Dr. William Clyde 
    Research Title: Using Magnetostratigraphy To Find The Cretaceous- Paleogene Boundary In La 
​    Colonia Formation, Patagonia, Argentina 

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  Curtis Linton 

   University of New Hampshire

    Major: Mechanical Engineering 
    Mentor: Dr. May-Win Thein 
    Research Title: Computerized Exercise Platform

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  Julian Maduro 

   University of New Hampshire

    Major: English 
    Mentor: Dr. Laura Smith 
    Research Title: The Relationship Between Multicultural Representation In Children's Literature And 
​    Reading Practices Of Young Adults 

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  Anupreet Saini 

   University of New Hampshire

    Major: Accounting & Finance 
    Mentor: Dr. Stephen Ciccone  
    Research Title: Investigating The Relationship Between Background And Risk Immigrant Vs. Native-
​    Born CEOs 

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  David Temeng 

   University of New Hampshire

    Major: Mechanical Engineering 
    Mentor: Dr. Marko Knezevic   
    Research Title: An Investigation Into The Amount Of Springback From A B-Pillar Beam With Varying 
​                                     Steel Microstructure

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  Clio Walsh 

   University of New Hampshire

    Major: Philosophy  
    Mentor: Dr. Charlotte Witt
    Research Title: Essentializing Others 

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  Biyu Wang 

   University of New Hampshire

    Major: Marketing 
    Mentor: Dr. Michael Swack
    Research Title:An Investigation Of Risk Factors And Prevention Methods Of High School Dropouts: A
​    Case Study On Citizen Schools 

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  Kaylan Williams 

   University of New Hampshire

    Major: Neuroscience & Behavior 
    Mentor: Dr. Robert Ross 
    Research Title: The Effect Of Aerobic Exercise On Alpha And Beta Oscillations During Recognition 
​    Memory

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