Researchers in the News


Katherine Metzger

Finance and economics major Johanne Nichols (REAP 2021) recently published an op-ed based on her summer research, which focused on Covid-19's effect on women. 

Chemical engineering major Katherine Metzger (REAP 2020) was featured in IMPACT, the UNH publication that shows some of the ways donors are making a difference in UNH students' lives.

Physics major and McNair scholar Tan Dao '21 has been accepted into Harvard Univeristy's doctoral program in physics. Tan, who will begin his graduate studies next fall, completed a URA in 2019 titled "Inducing Strain in Atomically Thin Sheets of Molybdenum Disulfide for Catalysis Studies." Read more about Tan in UNH Today.

David Walker (URA and SURF USA 2019), who graduated in 2020 with a B.S in biomedical sciences, medical and veterinary option, was recently featured in UNH Today. This summer he begins a two-year research position at Boston Children's Hospital studying cardiac stem cells. His research as an undergraduate focused on ovarian cancer cells.

Lihy Buchbinder, a physics major who received a URA grant in spring 2020 for her project titled "Exploring the Effect of Tip Shapes on Tip-Sample Interactions for Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Imaging," was recently featured in UNH Today

Former REAP student and mechanical engineering major Charlie Nitschelm won't graduate until 2020, but he already has a job lined up at SpaceX. Read about Charlie in UNH Today>>   and  watch a video about him here >>

Megan Duranko ’17, Erin Hart ’18, and Kathryn Taylor ’17 received a SURF award to study the relationship between stress and heroin abuse. Read about their research in UNH Today.

Podcasts from UNH’s 2015 Undergraduate Research Conference are now online. Listen to occupational therapy students Molly Ohman (SURF 2014) and Alanna Young (SURF 2014) present their research by clicking on the links, below.

Molly Ohman: Experiencing Stigma: Children’s Perceptions of Stigma Associated with Learning Disabilities

Alanna Young: How Do Social Barriers Affect Friendship for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Joseph Juknievich has completed both the Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP) and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) with funding from the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research. Listen to Joe talk about both projects, and the benefits of undergraduate research at UNH, on the UNH podcast.

UNH Global Brigades members Ben Claxton, Christine Hebert, Amber Litterer, Samantha Docos, and Kendall Milkey (all former Hamel Center awardees) traveled to Ghana along with several other UNH students. Global Brigades is the world's largest student-led heatlth and development organization. Read more >>

Jenny Jing (Biomedical Science '13) presented her research, "An Investigation of the Chemical Phenotype and Genotype of Alveolar Macrophage from Mice Sensitized to Ovalbumin and Fed Dietary Fatty Acids that Vary in N-6 and N-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids" at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Wisconsin.

Neil Baroody's research on barefoot running (SURF 2012) was featured in UNH Today.  Learn more: (Produced by UNH Video Productions)

The research of Hannah Lawrence (Political Science & Justice Studies '13) was featured in UNH Today. Hannah traveled to Egypt in the summer of 2012 with the support of an International Research Opportunities Program grant.

The research projects of Amy Beliveau ('10),  Hillary Christopher (Anthropology '13), Kayla O'Meara ('12), and Jillian Smith ('12) were featured in the UNH Magazine.

The research of Jenny Jing (Biomedical Science '13) was featured in UNH Today. Jing received a 2012 Research Presentation Grant from the Hamel Center to attend the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at Weber State University in Utah, where she presented her work on “Assaying Anthocyanin Pigment Composition in Strawberry Fruit.”

The research of Jackie Amante, a senior environmental science major who traveled to Sweden with the support of an IROP grant, was featured in the UNH Magazine

UNH Today published an article about music performance major Chris Foss, who conducted research with the support of a SURF grant in 2011, and later traveled to Italy with an IROP grant.

The UNH Magazine featured the research of IROP recipient Brett Gallo, a music theory major who studied drumming in Ghana during the summer of 2011.

John DeGennaro (REAP 2011) traveled to Belize to conduct archaeological field research. Read about it in Campus Journal.

Anthropology student Kendra Hanlon (SURF 2011) studied the Mardi Gras Indians in post-Katrina New Orleans and her research was featured on the UNH website.

The summer 2011 research of senior occupational therapy major and McNair scholar Amy Ma (SURF 2010, 2011) was featured on the UNH website. Read about Amy's 2010 research project in Inquiry.