30 Ways Wildcat Research Has Made an Impact
The Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research Supporting student research interests for 30 years
Discovered how to prepare forests for environmental shifts
Emily Perry '18, Environmental Conservation & Sustainability
Disproved a long-established mathematical theory (Kaplansky’s 1973 Conjecture)
Kirsten Hutchison '06 & Derek Pouliot '06, Mathematics
Inspired the establishment of a nursing education facility in Uganda
Emily Roberts '08, Nursing
Developed the Small Town Carbon Calculator
Corey Johnson '11, Business Administration: Business Systems Management
Examined the impact of ongoing violence in Yemen on its citizens
Rory O’Neil '20, Political Science and International Affairs
Discovered a new potential biodiesel fuel
Thaddaeus Webster '10, Chemical Engineering
Gained new insight about Acute Myologenous Leukemia cancer proteins
Brianna Looney '19, Biomedical Science: Medical & Veterinary Sciences
One of the oldest university-wide undergraduate research programs in the country, the Hamel Center awards grants to students from all disciplines at all class levels.
Examined the relationship between hamstrings and quadriceps in ACL injuries
Matthew Bruton '13, Kinesiology: Athletic Training
Discovered origins and methods of cheese production in Neolithic Europe
Hillary Christopher '13, Anthropology
Documented how the Federal Reserve’s role changed during the 2006-2010 financial crisis
Chris Celi '13, Economics and Philosophy
Discovered a new truffle species (and now it’s named after him)
Tyler Remick '16, Wildlife Conservation and Biology
Helped improve asphalt to increase durability and service life of roads
Katie Haslett '18, Civil Engineering
Studied the form, color, and light effects of the New England landscape through painting outdoors
Dan Faiella '19, Studio Art
Examined the influence of stress management interventions on pregnant mothers' social networks
Amy Ma '12, Occupational Therapy
Research happens everywhere: in the U.S. and abroad, in the lab, field, library and studio.
Developed a sustainable business model for micro-entrepreneurs in the Philippines
Gina Occhipinti '18, Economics
Helped save moose from a pernicious parasite
Owen Kanter '19, Wildlife & Conservation Biology
Shed insight on the relationship between the government and the media in Latin America
Charlotte Harris '18, Communication: Business Application
Determined how going barefoot affects a runner’s economy and performance
Neil Baroody '13, Exercise Science
Investigated how a certain bacteria affects oyster health
Audrey Berenson '19, Biomedical Science: Medical Microbiology
Brought new data to the effort of developing better noise-control products for noisy worksites
Muhammad Islam '08, Electrical Engineering
Determined whether agritourism improved the quality of Chilean residents’ lives
Sarah Wiggins '15, Business Administration: Management
Used the large wind turbine arrays at UNH to simulate atmospheric boundary layer
Gregory Taylor-Power '16, Mechanical Engineering
Brought new data to the study of blood flow-restricted training techniques
Christopher Cleary '17, Kinesiology
Explored Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in Bosnia-Herzegovina
Hannah Waller '15, Political Science and International Affairs
Research experience benefits students academically, personally and professionally.
"[Research] showed me the importance of keeping an open mind and considering unexpected results."
Yusuf Ebrahim '18, Biomedical Science: Medical & Veterinary Sciences
"I never realized how much I would learn about the scientific process, or about myself."
Margarethe Hauschildt '17, Kinesiology and Exercise Science
"I achieved a new level of confidence in my creative and technical abilities."
Joshua Torbick '11, Studio Art
"My experience prepared me for future research and sparked my interest in various fields of science."
Sachi Nagada '15, Chemical Engineering
"I worked alongside some of the world’s best thinkers and doers in the field of artificial intelligence."
Andrew Ware '18, Economics and Philosophy
"My research showed me that I want to be a conservation biologist and engaged in outreach."
Molly Jacobson '17, Wildlife and Conservation Biology