Undergraduate Research Conference

Undergraduate Research Conference
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UNH

recognizes the innovative sustainability work of our students


Champions

of our collective commitment to human dignity for all people and ecological integrity in all places


 

80

student presenters in 2021 from many disciplines


University-wide Sustainability Research Symposium


Part of UNH's Undergraduate Research Conference (URC), the University-wide Sustainability Research Symposium was a new event to the URC beginning in 2021. In this URC event, students from all disciplines present research on a broad range of sustainability challenges – addressing environmental stewardship, social well-being, and economic vitality to meet our present needs while ensuring the ability of future generations to meet their needs – and may use the framework of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals as the definition of sustainability. Undergraduates doing sustainability research who present at this Symposium are automatically considered for the new UNH Sustainability Awards program, including monetary prizes.

Important Dates & Reminders

Congratulations to the 2021 Session Winners and Presenters!

Thank you for contributing to our sustainable learning community!

PLEASE NOTE: Students who participated in the Undergraduate Research Conference in the NEW University-wide Sustainability Research Symposium event were also considered for the UNH Sustainability Awards. 

Congratulations 2021 Session Winners

ADMN 444 Business for People, Planet and Profit: Session A

A
nthem Blue Cross: An Analysis of the Company’s Sustainability Practices 

Caroline LeBlanc, Sophomore, Analytical Economics, PAUL
Prize: $250
Advisor: Fiona Wilson

 

ADMN 444 Business for People, Planet and Profit: Session B 

Burt's Bees: An Analysis of the Company’s Sustainability Practices

Chloe Gross, Freshman, Environmental Conservation and Sustainability, COLSA
Alexis Eaton, Freshman, Environmental Engineering, CEPS, Sustainability Dual Major
Prize: $250
Advisor: Fiona Wilson

 

B Impact Clinic Session

Dirigo Collective: Measuring & Improving the Company’s Sustainability Practices

Eric Berry, Junior, Marketing, PAUL, Sustainability Dual Major
Deniz Kayhan, Senior, Political Science, International Affairs, COLA

Katie
Rascoe, Junior, Marketing, PAUL, Sustainability Dual Major

Gabrielle
Sott, Junior, International Business and Economics, PAUL, Sustainability Dual Major 
Prize: $500
Advisor: Erin Allgood

 

Various Sustainability Topics Session

Scottish Marine Renewable Energy: U.S. Approaches for Development of Wave and Tidal Technologies

Stella K Fairall, Senior, Environmental Conservation and Sustainability, COLSA, International Affairs, COLA
Prize: $250
Advisor: Clayton Mitchell

 

Sustainability Dual Major Session

Building a Flood-Resilient Kittery: Working Waterfront and Transportation Corridors

Hallie Contois, Senior, Communication, COLA, Sustainability Dual Major
Jack Hurley, Senior, Information Systems and Business Analytics, PAUL, Sustainability Dual Major

Sarah Kfoury, Senior, Mathematics, CEPS, Sustainability Dual Major
Parker Philbrick, Senior, Biology, COLSA, Sustainability Dual Major

Steven Rizzo, Senior, Environmental Engineering, CEPS, Sustainability Dual Major

Prize: $500
Advisors: Cameron Wake, Betty Woodman

 

Various Sustainability Topics Poster Session

Are Electric Vehicles a Viable Solution for Energy Storage in a Microgrid?

Jennifer E Hargenrader, Senior, Electrical Engineering, CEPS
Prize: $250
Advisor: Cameron Wake

 

2021 Sessions: Presenters & Videos

H&M: An analysis of the company's sustainability practices

Aliya Sarris, Sophomore, Political Science, Spanish, Women's and Gender Studies, COLA
Advisor: Fiona Wilson
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FedEx: An analysis of the company's sustainability practices

Sarah Craft, Freshman, Undeclared
Advisor: Fiona Wilson
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Comcast: An analysis of the company's sustainability practices

Stav Alkalay, Freshman, Economics, PAUL
Advisor: Fiona Wilson
 


New Day Impact Investing: An analysis of the company's sustainability practices

Brendan Kelly, Freshman, Business Administration, PAUL
Advisor: Fiona Wilson
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Chipotle: An analysis of the company's sustainability practices

Katie Remeis, Sophomore, Business Administration, PAUL
Advisor: Fiona Wilson
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Intel: An analysis of the company's sustainability practices

Patrick O'Neill, Freshman, Computer Science, CEPS
Advisor: Fiona Wilson
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Santa Fe Naturals: An analysis of the company's sustainability practices

Justine Cassel, Junior, Marine, Estuarine and Freshwater Biology, COLSA, Sustainability Dual Major
Advisor: Fiona Wilson
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Hershey & Co.: An analysis of the company's sustainability practices

Cole Fuller, Freshman, Analytical Economics, PAUL, Educational Studies, COLA
Advisor: Fiona Wilson
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Bristol Seafood: Measuring and Improving the Company's Sustainability Practices Through the B Impact Assessment

Alexis Bogart, Senior, Finance, PAUL
Jordan Bohan, Junior, Marketing, EcoGastronomy, PAUL
Kate Cone, Junior, Marketing, PAUL, Sustainability Dual Major
Shelly Lancaster, Junior, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, COLSA
Advisor: Erin Allgood
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Good Start Packaging: Measuring and Improving the Company's Sustainability Practices Through the B Impact Assessment

Ben Gallahue, Senior, Environmental and Resource Economics, COLSA
Sam Kitfield-Vernon, Senior, Environmental Conservation and Sustainability, COLSA
Advisor: Erin Allgood
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Kikori: Measuring and Improving the Company's Sustainability Practices Through the B Impact Assessment

Cole Bartlett, Senior, Economics, PAUL, Sustainability Dual Major
Katie Hoppler, Junior, Economics, PAUL, English/Journalism, COLA
Emily Simkins, Senior, Neuroscience and Behavior, COLSA
Advisor: Fiona Wilson
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Prime Buchholz: Measuring and Improving the Company's Sustainability Practices Through the B Impact Assessment

Daisy Burns, Freshman, Economics, PAUL
Jill Durkin, Junior, Economics, Finance, PAUL
Grace O'Connor, Junior, Finance, PAUL
Benjamin Vath, Senior, Business Administration, PAUL
Advisor: Fiona Wilson
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L.L. Bean: Measuring and Improving the Company's Sustainability Practices Through the B Impact Assessment

Emily Chen, Junior, Environmental Sciences, COLSA
Madeline Strange, Sophomore, Environmental Engineering, CEPS
Emma Wick, Junior, Philosophy, COLA, Sustainability Dual Major
Advisor: Fiona Wilson
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How Switching to Electric Vehicles Could Reduce UNH's Carbon and Nitrogen Footprints

Bailey S Jones, Junior, Environmental Engineering, CEPS
Advisor: Jennifer Andrews
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Fair Trade Certification of UNH Durham Campus

Elizabeth Cain, Senior, Environmental Conservation and Sustainability, COLSA
Advisor: Jennifer Andrews
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Evaluation of Sustainable Investing by ESG Principles for the UNH Foundation

Matt Oriente, Sophomore, Business Administration, PAUL, Sustainability Dual Major
Advisor: Erik Gross
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Using Internet of Things Technology for a Sustainable Future

Janet Andrews, Freshman, English, COLA
Yevgenia Men, Freshman, Neuroscience and Behavior, COLSA
Sam Mercer, Sophomore, Chemical Engineering, CEPS
Advisor: Alix Contosta
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Sustainability SPLASH! Program for High School Students

Cole Bartlett, Senior, Economics, PAUL, Sustainability Dual Major
Kelsea Batchelder, Senior, Marketing, PAUL, Sustainability Dual Major
Jahmilha Crook, Senior, English, COLA, Sustainability Dual Major
Katie Rascoe, Junior, Marketing, PAUL, Sustainability Dual Major
Advisors: Betty Woodman, Fiona Wilson, Kendall Gray


Marketing the Sustainability Dual Major

Autumn Scott, Senior, Environmental and Resource Economics, COLSA, Sustainability Dual Major
Matt Dowling, Senior, Marketing, PAUL, Sustainability Dual Major
Eleanor Hartman, Senior, Entrepreneurial Studies, PAUL, Sustainability Dual Major
Karly Houghton, Senior, Recreation Management and Policy, CHHS, Sustainability Dual Major
Advisors: Cameron Wake, Betty Woodman
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Analyzing NH’s Recreational Harvest of American Oysters

Owen Price, Senior, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, COLSA, Sustainability Dual Major
Sarah Richard, Senior, Neuroscience and Behavior, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, COLSA, Sustainability Dual Major
Sean Skinner, Senior, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, COLSA, Sustainability Dual Major
Deni Thuman, Senior, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, COLSA, Sustainability Dual Major
Advisors: Adrianne Kovach, Cameron Wake, Betty Woodman
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UNH Campus Sustainability Tour

Mackenzie O'Rourke, Senior, Analytical Economics, PAUL, Sustainability Dual Major
Erin Williams, Senior, English, COLA, Sustainability Dual Major
Jack Martin, Senior, Marketing, PAUL, Sustainability Dual Major
Elana Zabar, Senior, Community and Environmental Planning, COLSA, Sustainability Dual Major
Advisor: Cameron Wake
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UNH Woodlands and Agricultural Operations as Natural Climate Solutions

Luke Howard, Senior, Political Science, COLA, Sustainability Dual Major
Michael Pasciuto, Senior, Mechanical Engineering, CEPS, Sustainability Dual Major
Taylor Rose, Senior, Environmental and Resource Economics, COLSA, Sustainability Dual Major
Sydney Marshall, Senior, Finance, PAUL, Sustainability Dual Major
Luke Zuchowski, Senior, Environmental Engineering, CEPS, Sustainability Dual Major
Advisors: John Gunn, Betty Woodman
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Jack's Pizza/Pittsfield Community Garden

Colleen Spear, Senior, Business Administration/Social Innovation, PAUL, Sustainability Dual Major
Grady Dole, Senior, Community and Environmental Planning, COLSA, Sustainability Dual Major
Autumn Houle, Junior, Social Work, CHHS, Women's & Gender Studies, COLA, Sustainability Dual Major
Sam Hinkley, Junior, Environmental and Resource Economics, COLSA, Sustainability Dual Major
Max Schoenfeld, Senior, Anthropology, COLA, Sustainability Dual Major
Advisor: Devon Guyer
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From Pandemic Responses to Sustainable Food Systems Solutions

Danielle Forte, Senior, Communication, COLA, Sustainability Dual Major
Grace Holler, Senior, Nutrition, COLSA, Sustainability Dual Major
Edward Lange, Senior, Analytical Economics, PAUL, Sustainability Dual Major
Sara Manzelli, Senior, Zoology, COLSA, Sustainability Dual Major
Kaitlin Murphy, Senior, Marketing, PAUL, Sustainability Dual Major
Advisors: Erin Hale, Betty Woodman, Analena Bruce
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University of New Hampshire's Energy Plan

Jessica Rose Manning, Senior, Environmental Engineering, CEPS
Advisor: Jennifer Andrews
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Analysis of Urban Heat Flux in Durham, NH

Connor Melican, Senior, Earth Sciences, CEPS
Advisor: Katharine A Duderstadt
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Trash 2 Treasure

Phoebe Adame, Sophomore, Environmental Sciences, COLSA, Sustainability Dual Major
Advisor: Jennifer Andrews
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Using Internet of Things Technology for a Sustainable Future

Janet Andrews, Freshman, English, COLA
Yevgenia Men, Neuroscience & Behavior, COLSA
Sam Mercer, Sophomore, Chemical Engineering, CEPS
Advisor: Alexandra R Contosta
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Streptomyces hygroscopicus in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary: Discovery of Biosynthetic Gene Clusters with Potential to Produce

Hannah Flaherty, Junior, Biomedical Science, COLSA
Advisors: Semra Aytur, John Bucci
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