Students put their independent research, civic engagement activities and internship projects on display during the poster presentation session at the UNH Manchester Undergraduate Research Conference on Wednesday.
Posters and students lined the hallways, and faculty and staff stopped by to view and ask questions. The posters spanned a variety of disciplines and myriad topics such as coral reefs, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, hospice care services, virtual reality interaction and others.
Emily Rezzarday ’18, a biological sciences major, and biotechnology majors Nicole Collette ’18 and Jasmine Lee ’17 presented their research from the broad-leafed forest of Belmopan, Belize. Both traveled to Belize with their Global Science Explorations class over spring break to study its biodiversity of species and ecosystems.
Biological sciences major Erica Chapman ’17 shared the impact water quality has on human health, while fellow bio student Timothy Labonville ’17 discussed concussion imaging techniques.
Politics and society major Kayla Wood ’18 presented her research into how mobile pantries could help solve food insecurity problems in New Hampshire.
Also presenting on Wednesday were Alicia Finney ’18 (biological sciences), Madelinne Powers ’18 (international affairs) and Katherine Roblee ’17 (business), who teamed up to study access to nutritional meals in the state’s public schools.
Computer information systems majors Jeffrey Gancarz ’17 and Dylan Lindstrom ’17 presented their experiences at internships in software development and web design. And English major Ayman Elsayed ’18 and Mckenzie Holmes ’18, an ASL/English interpreting major, presented about the Hope for NH Recovery, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people overcome addiction.