Current Scholars

2022 McNair Scholars
Taylor Cassiani

Taylor Cassiani

University of New Hampshire

Major: Linguistics & Italian
Mentor: Dr. Rachel Burdin
Research Title: Language Contact Between the Vocalic Inventories of Hausa and Ekhwa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Chris Clark

Christopher Clark

University of New Hampshire

Major: Biochemistry
Mentor: Dr. Sherine Elsawa
Research Title: Testing Different Treatment Methods for Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) Lymphoma to Investigate the Divide between Clinical Application and Conceptual Cancer Therapies
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lydia Collyns

Lydia Collyns

University of New Hampshire

Major: Anthropology
Mentor: Dr. Les Fitzpatrick
Research Title: Stable Isotopic Analysis of Archaeological Human Remains from Spain and Croatia: An Analysis of Diet, Mobility, and Societal Stratification
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Samantha DiNatale

University of New Hampshire

Major: Environmental Conservation
Mentor: Dr. Teresa Cohn
Research Title: Nimiipúu Spatio-temporalitites of Water and Fish
 
 
 
 
 
 

Blaise O'Mara

Blaise O'Mara

University of New Hampshire

Major: Electrical Engineering
Mentors: Dr. Ronald Croce and Dr. Wayne Smith
Research Title: EEG-based Spanish Language Proficiency Classification: A Database for ACTFL Guidelines
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Joslyn Villavicencio

Joslyn Villavicencio

University of New Hampshire

Major: Business Administration & Management
Mentor: Dr. Thomas Gruen
Research Title: Relationship of Academic Ethical Conduct and Business Ethical Conduct
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Marcella Wondal

Marcella Wondal

University of New Hampshire

Major: Social Work
Mentor: Dr. Tarkington Newman
Research Title: Youth Experiencing Homelessness: Exploring Interpersonal Skills Development and Transfer
2021 McNair Scholars
Elza Brechbuhl

Elza Brechbuhl

University of New Hampshire

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

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
 

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
 

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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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
 

Emmanuel 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
 

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
 

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
 

 


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
 
 

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