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SURF Alumni

Rebecca Andreucci, SURF 2014
Environmental Protection Agency’s Greater Research Opportunities Fellowship 
Click on the link below to read more about Rebecca 
Sustainability Studies Major Wins $50,000 EPA Fellowship


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Jessica Zielinski, SURF 2013 & 2014
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Greater Research Opportunities Fellowship
Worked with non-profit organization, PLAN, to reduce waste at UNH campus
UNH Think Outside the Dumpster (TOD) program
Conference in Pittsburgh, PA - Engineering Sustainability 2015 to present SURF 2014 Stormwater Research
Conference in Dearborn, MI - International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST to present EPA research & research from a sustainability course taken at UNH
Click on the link below to read more about Jessica.
UNH Sophomore Named EPA Fellow, Gets $50,000 in Support


Katie Seggerman & Andy Perez, SURF 2014
Published: Dr. Christopher J Martinez, Katherine Seggerman, and Andy Perez. Observing Hand Placement and Measurement on a Tabletop Using a Depth Camera, Proceeding of the Ninth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, p 569-574, 2015


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Kyle Pickard, SURF 2014
Created a radio documentary based on his research about music's influence on mood
Worked with Stephen Shepherd, a radio DJ at WNHU, and broadcast his documentary in May, 2015
You can access Kyle's full documentary by clicking on the link below. 
Music & Mood Documentary  


Timothy Stankye, SURF 2014
Worked with Dr. Carmel Cuomo, UNH College of Arts & Sciences, on a study about the morphometrics of horseshoe crabs, and presented this research at the annual conference of Geological Society of America in Vancouver, British Columbia


Anthony Mastromarino, SURF 2014
Received support from the Connecticut Space Grant Consortium, funded by NASA to study how the shape of deceleration devices help put the “air brakes” on space mission devices, slowing them as they land
Working with Dr. Maria-Isabel Carnasciali and collaborating with people across the county on this project
Conference in San Francisco – Dr. Carnasciali presented their findings at the American Physical society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics  
Click on the link below to read more about Anthony's NASA Project
Exploring Next Generation of Devices Used in Space Exploration

Lauren Kircher, SURF 2013
National Science Foundation - Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU), University of Southern California and Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies
Presented SURF research at 2014 Northeast Undergraduate Research and Development Symposium
UNH Honors Program


Jessica Norstog, SURF 2013
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) -  Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship
Program , Howard Laboratory, Sandy Hook, NJ
Preparing to present SURF at the 2015 winter meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Southern New England Chapter
UNH Honors Program
Click on the links below to read more about Jessica.
Student Spotlight - Jessica Norstog ’15
UNH Student Awarded Prestigious NOAA Hollings Scholarship


Danielle Perry, SURF 2013
National Science Foundation - Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU), California State University Monterey Bay
UNH Honors Program


William Putnam, SURF 2013
William H Putnam, Dr. Christopher J. Martinez and Professor Alice E. Fischer, Expanding the Overall Efficiency of Tomorrow's Data Centers Through Processor Optimization, ASEE 2014 North East Conference



Matthew Ciarletto & Christian Ruiz, SURF 2013
Matthew Ciarletto, Christian Ruiz and Dr. Christopher J. Martinez, The Feeling of Sound, Consortium for Computer Sciences in Colleges Northeastern Region (CCSCNE) 2014
Matthew Ciarletto - UNH Honors Program


Kevin Boettger, SURF 2012
Currently Employed at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN
Presented SURF research at the 2013 International Audio Engineer Society Convention in New York City


Christina Kling, SURF 2012 & 2013
Currently a PhD student at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Was a recipient of the 2014 Herbert F. Wright Outstanding Biology Student Award
Presented research of Lyme Disease (SURF/Honor's thesis 2013-2014) at the Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference in April 2014
Was a Hatfield Scholar in 2013-2014 - "Research and lab involvement was a big part of my application."
Mentored students from the Sound School as a continuation of SURF 2012 project on mycobacteriophage


Monica Mierzejewski, SURF 2013
Mt. Sinai DNA Sequencing Lab
Internship with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station


Amy Havens, SURF 2011
National Science Foundation, Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU), University of Hawaii (Summer 2013)
Did research working for the New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx, NY
Upon graduating from UNH, received Undergraduate Research Award from College of Arts and Sciences and Herbert F. Wright Biology & Environmental Science Award from Department of Biology & Environmental Science


Michael Smircich, SURF 2011
Presented at the 2013 summer meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Southern New England Chapter
Has been published in; Smircich, M.G. and J.T.Kelly (2014). Extending the two percent rule: the effects of heavy internal tags on stress physiology, swimming performance, and growth in brook trout. Animal Biotelemetry 2:16
Currently pursuing an M.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut


Patrick Vogt, SURF 2011
Resource Assistant, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Research Assistant, Kelly Marine Ecophysiology Laboratory
Adjunct Professor, University of New Haven
Received Best Student Presentation Award at 2014 summer meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Southern New England Chapter
Presented research at three conferences


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To view the SURF papers submitted by these alumni, please visit the Past Projects page.