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SURF 2014 Projects

Name 

Major 

Project Title 

Faculty Mentor(s)

Joe Adams Communication Video Documentation of the Natural History of the Island of San Salvador, Bahamas

(Poster) (Paper)
Robert Rattner
Gregory Aliaga Civil Engineering Application of Piezoelectric Material in Roads To Harvest Energy

(Poster) (Paper)
Byungik Chang 
Rebecca Andreucci Sustainability Studies The Issues with the National Organic Program

(Poster) (Paper) 
Can (Jon) Aktas
Avery Appleton  Forensic Science &
Pre-medical Biology 
The Effects of Particulate-Laden Water on Skeletal Trauma

(Poster) (Paper)
R. Christopher O’Brien
Kassondra Bertulis  Forensic Science &
Psychology 
False Confession Identification Accuracy in Groups of College Students

(Poster) (Paper)
Kento Yashura
Simon Bishop  Marine Biology  Effects of nutrients on the abundance of Spartina alterniflora in Sandy Point Saltmarsh

(Poster) (Paper)
Jean-Paul Simjouw
Matthew Bodnar  Marine Biology  Larval substrate preference and the effects of food availability in the invasive tunicate Styela clava

(Poster) (Paper) 
Carmela Cuomo
Jennifer Corwin  Forensic Science &
Biology 
Characterization of Shark Fin Collagen Fiber for Species Identification

(Poster) (Paper)

R. Christopher O’Brien &
Peter Massey

Joseph Daou  Forensic Science &
Chemistry 
Understanding Protein-RNA Interactions for Alternative Splicing During Gene Expression Using Molecular Dynamic Simulations

(Poster) (Paper)
Dequan Xiao
Ema Graham  Forensic Science &
Biology
Effects of Different Types of Water on the Degradation Rate of Human DNA in Bone and Tissue

(Poster) (Paper)
Michael Adamowicz
Eric Grigg  Biology &
Biotechnology 
Investigation into Rising Vibrio Populations in Eastern Coast Oysters

(Poster) (Paper)
Donna Rhoads-Frost
Dylan Haenel Biotechnology  Antimicrobial effects of lactoferrin and cannabidiol on Borrelia burgdorferi

(Poster) (Paper)
Eva Sapi
Andrew Hearn Mechanical Engineering  Integration of Sensors on the UNH Wind Turbine

(Poster) (Paper)
Maria-Isabel Carnasciali &
Sam Daniels
Elizabeth Jaikes Economics An analysis of the properties of a potential replacement of the four-fifths rule

(Poster) (Paper)
Armando Rodriguez
Alaina Kaiser Forensic Science &
Biochemistry 
Investigating the Relationship Between Cadherin Expression and Invasiveness in Breast

(Poster) (Paper)
Michael Rossi &
Christina Zito
Kaitlynn Kofsuske Biology &
Forensic Science 
Estrogenic Compounds in New Haven Harbor

(Poster) (Paper)
Melanie Eldridge &
Jean-Paul Simjouw
Lawrence Lam Forensic Science &
Pre-dental Biology 
Temperature and Oxygen Abuse of Crassostrea virginica And its Effect on Vibrio Bacteria

(Poster) (Paper) 
Donna Rhoads-Frost
Ostap Lisowitch  Civil Engineering  Development of Aerodynamic Coefficients for Multisided Cylinders

(Poster) (Paper)
Byungik Chang 
Ethan Makuck Mechanical Engineering  Observation and Analysis of Particle Image Velocimetry

(Poster) (Paper)
Maria-Isabel Carnasciali
Christina Martins Forensic Science &
General Biology 
A Forensic Validation Study on the Effectiveness of the Streck Philisa® High-Speed Thermocycler

(Poster) (Paper)
Michael Adamowicz
Anthony Mastromarino Mechanical Engineering  Aerodynamic Study of a Ballute Using Computational Fluid Dynamics

(Poster) (Paper)
Maria-Isabel Carnasciali
Samuel Nicosia Political Science &
Communications
The Effects of Priming and Framing on the Minimum Wage

(Poster) (Paper)
Chris Haynes
Anna O’Malley Forensic Science  An Efficient Equation of State for Screening Polymer Melts and Solutions

(Poster) (Paper)
Art Gow
Andy Perez Electrical Engineering  Table Top Computer Interface Using A Depth Sensor

(Poster) (Paper) 
Christopher Martinez
Kyle Pickard Music & Sound Recording  Creating a Radio Documentary About Music’s Influence On Mood

(Poster) (Paper)
Erica Haskell
Jenna Rabadi Nutrition & Dietetics  Synthesis of Polymer Nanospheres for Drug Delivery

(Poster) (Paper)
Pier Cirillo &
Dequan Xiao
Katie Seggerman Electrical Engineering  Table Top Computer Interface Using A Depth Sensor

(Poster) (Paper)
Christopher Martinez
Matthew Serio  History &
Political Science 
The Effect of Issue Framing on Public Support for Obamacare

(Poster) (Paper)
Chris Haynes
Jonathan Smolen  Chemistry  An Efficient Equation of State for Screening Polymer Melts and Solutions

(Poster) (Paper)
Art Gow
Timothy Stankye Marine Biology &
General Biology 
The effects of herbivory by Sesarma reticulatum on salt marsh plants and food preference

(Poster) (Paper)
Roman Zajac 
Jamie Wakeman Forensic Science &
Pre-medical Biology 
Characterization of Shark Fin Collagen Fiber for Species Identification

(Poster) (Paper)
R. Christopher O’Brien &
Peter Massey
Emily Walsh Forensic Science &
Chemistry 
The Detection of Date Rape Drug Residues Using X-Ray Diffraction

(Poster) (Paper)
Virginia Maxwell
Nicholas Wereszczak  Computer Science  Virtual Reality Visualization with the Oculus Rift

(Poster) (Paper)
Alice Fischer
Alissa Wynne   Forensic Science &
Pre-medical Biology
Detection of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in the Beta-Hemoglobin Gene of Sickle Cell DNA

(Poster) (Paper) 
Charles Vigue
Stephen Zambrzyski Chemistry &
Forensic Science 
Extracting Oils and Fermenting Carbohydrates from the
Same Seed Source to Maximize Biofuel Yields

(Poster) (Paper)
Eddie Luzik
Kelly Zhao Forensic Science &
Pre-medical Biology
Detecting DNA in Magnetic Fingerprinting Powder

(Poster) (Paper)
Peter Massey
Jessica Zielinski Sustainability Studies  UNH Stormwater Research – Green Infrastructure Adaptations to Intensifying Rainfall

(Poster) (Paper)
Can (Jon) Aktas