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 2004 Program

Research Symposium


Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium 2004
April 28-30, Colby College, Waterville, Maine

Students from the following departments/programs have already submitted titles for papers and posters:

Sponsoring Dept/Prgrm  Lead Author  Title  Date Time  Project Type  Mentor 
American Studies  Johanna L. W. Schroeder ('04)  'Who Are They?': Gender, Class, and Politics in Contemporary Country Music  April 29
10:15 am  
Paper  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Kristan D. Jiggetts ('04)  Crazy, Beautiful, Clueless and at the Crossroads: Representation of Reality in Contemporary Teenage Film  April 29
10:45 am  
Paper  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Alicia M. Burrows ('04)  The Construction of Killers: Morality and Representation in Vietnam War Films  April 29
11:00 am  
Paper  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Kelly McGowan ('04)  Viewing Race: Deconstructing 'Blackness' in American Situational Comedies, 1969-1992  April 29
10:00 am  
Paper  Margaret McFadden 
Anthropology / Sociology  Adam Saltsman ('04)  Alternative Sites of Misrepresentation: Going from Borderland to Homeland in a Transnational Setting  April 30
4:30 pm  
Paper  Professor Anderson, Professor White 
Anthropology  Meredith Needle ('04)  Anti-Semitism: The Past and Present of the Jewish Community of Buenos Aires, Argentina  April 29
1:00 pm  
Paper  Howard Lupovitch 
Anthropology  Vanessa L. Verri ('04)  How Natural History Museums Fell From Grace and Why They Shouldn't Have or, Defending Museums During The Age of Hypersensitivity  April 30
4:00 pm  
Paper  Jeffrey D. Anderson, Laura Saltz 
Anthropology  Michael B. Greenberg ('04)  Power, Positionality, and Conceptions of Stewardship and Ownership in the Cleanup of Nomans Land Island, Massachusetts.  April 30
5:00 pm  
Paper  David L. Nugent, Jeffrey D. Anderson 
Anthropology  Morgan S. Pratt ('04)  Seeing Double: The Duality of Body Image in Female College Athletics  April 29
1:45 pm  
Paper  Jonathan White 
Anthropology  Adam Saltsman ('04)  Looking at Sites of Cultural Production: the Tourist Industry in Vietnam  April 29
3:30 pm  
Paper  Jeffrey D. Anderson 
Anthropology  Josiah J. Taylor ('05)  Steam Rising : Innu Environmental Struggle In Nitassinan (Labrador), Canada  April 30
5:30 pm  
historical background, photographs, and poetry   Jeffrey D. Anderson 
Art  Kathryn Hulick ('04)  Thought Made Visible  April 30
2:00 pm  
Paper  Bevin Engman, Veronique Plesch 
Art  Rachel Tobie ('04)  Word & Image in the Contemporary Artist's Book  April 30
1:00 pm  
Paper  Veronique Plesch 
Art  Josh McConnell ('04)  Rethinking Israhel van Meckenem's Engraved Oeuvre  April 30
1:30 pm  
Paper  Veronique B. Plesch 
Biology  Emily Arell ('04)  Characteristics of Downy, Hairy and Pileated Woodpecker Foraging Excavations 
 
Poster  Herb Wilson 
Biology  Gregory A. Cary ('04)  Determining the Effects of Melatonin on in vitro Neural Regeneration from Uca pugilator X-Organ Neurons  April 30
1:45 pm  
Paper  Andrea Tilden 
Biology  Rebecca Evans ('04)  Development of Microsatellite Markers For Evaluation of Plant Mating Systems  April 30
1:00 pm  
Paper  Judy L. Stone 
Biology  Patrick Ely ('05)  Development of Genetic Markers in the Endangered Utah Prairie Dog (Cynomys parvidens) 
 
Poster  Stacey Lance 
Biology  Meredith Crane ('04)  Development of a Radioligand Binding Assay for the Identification of [3H] Melatonin Binding in the Crayfish, Procambarus clarkii  April 30
2:15 pm  
Paper  Andrea Tilden 
Biology  Molly Hyde ('04)  Dissemination of Mercury Resistance Genes and Antibiotic Resistance Genes by Horizontal Gene Transfer Among Trout Gastrointestinal Tract Flora.  April 30
4:15 pm  
Paper  Frank Fekete 
Biology  Miranda R. Bertram ('04)  Environmental and Hormonal Influences on Activity Patterns in Free-Ranging Gray Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis)  April 30
3:15 pm  
Paper  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology  Lauren E. Henderson ('04)  Enzyme Activities of Muscles Used for Locomotion and Sound Production in the Catfish, Trachelyopterus galeatus 
 
Poster  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology  Steve Bayes ('04)  Examining Species Diversity in the Proposed Maine Woods National Park Using GIS 
 
Poster  Daniel C. Tierney, F. Russell Cole 
Biology  Jenn Tackaberry ('04)  GIS Analyses of Land Use Patterns and Characteristics in The Threemile Pond Watershed Kennebec County, Maine 
 
Poster  David H. Firmage, F. Russell Cole 
Biology  Nicholas O. Markham ('04)  Isolation and Characterization of Mercury and Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria from the Gastrointestinal Tracts of Hatchery Grown Brook Trout, Salvelinus fontinalis  April 30
4:45 pm  
Honors Thesis Presentation   Frank A. Fekete 
Biology / East-Asian Studies  Michael Howard ('06)  Karate and Kendo: Martial Arts and Experiences from Japan  April 29
4:45 pm  
A short talk about the experiences had studying Martial Arts  R. Keller Kimbrough 
Biology  Joel Morash ('05)  Kinetics of Plasma Cell Production During The Primary Immune Reponse In Landlocked Salmon (Salmo salar) 
 
Poster  Lynn Hannum 
Biology  Emily C. Arell ('04)  Lake Water Quality Analysis and Possible Remediation Techniques for Threemile Pond, Kennebec County, Maine 
 
Poster  David H. Firmage, F. Russell Cole 
Biology  Aubris L. Pfeiffer ('04)  Neurogenesis in Fiddler Crabs: is Neuronal Proliferation Regulated by Tidal Rhythms?  April 30
2:45 pm  
Paper  Andrea R. Tilden 
Biology  Courtney Zecher ('06)  Patterns of Relatedness Among Territorial Adult Male Northern Fur Seals 
 
Poster  Stacey Lance 
Biology  Lawrence M. Dagrosa ('05)  Phagocye Oxidative Burst Assays as an Indicator of Innate Immune Function in Fish 
 
Poster  Lynn Hannum 
Biology  Christine F. Jones ('04)  S-RNase Gene Transformation and Over-expression in E. coli 
 
Poster  Stephen Uldrich Dunham 
Biology  Andrew A. McKenna-Foster ('04)  Sequences of Attack Modes and Prey Handling Behavior for the Spider Nuctenea patagiata 
 
Poster  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology / Chemistry  Jennifer A. Mojo ('04)  Sequencing and Overexpression Efforts of Three Abscisic Acid-mediated Cereal Grain Proteins -TaABF, TaWD40 and AFN1-3 
 
Poster  Russell R. Johnson 
Biology  Steve Bayes ('04)  The Effect of Processed Food on Activity and Body Mass in Laboratory Mice 
 
Poster  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology  Jonathan Romak ('04)  The Effect of pH on an Antitumor Drug as Determined by Isothermal Titration Calorimetry  April 30
3:45 pm  
Paper  Steve Dunham 
Biology  Christin N. P. Reckman ('04)  The Effects of Eavesdropping on the Aggressive Ability and Testosterone Levels of the Japanese Quail (Coturnix japonica) 
 
Poster  Sharon E. Lynn 
Biology  Naomi Appel ('04)  The Effects of Melatonin on the Metabolism of Fiddler Crabs  April 30
1:15 pm  
Paper  Andrea Tilden 
Biology  Jenny Kalman ('04)  The Location of IL-4 Producing Cells in Fsn Mutant Mice by Immunohistochemistry 
 
Poster  Lynn Hannum 
Chemistry  Jeffrey H. Goldberg ('04)  A Laser Flash Photolysis Study of Dihalocarbenes in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids  April 30
4:15 pm  
Paper  D. Whitney King 
Chemistry / Geology  Galia T. Debelouchina ('05)  A Preliminary Investigation of Metal-Ion Uptake by Vegetation at the Harborside Mine Site, Cape Rosier, Maine 
 
Poster  Jennifer D. Shosa, Shari Uldrich Dunham 
Chemistry  Clara Z. Koh ('05)  Binding Affinities of hMutS-alpha for 6-thioguanine and 6-methylthioguanine Base Pairs in DNA: A Basis for Lesion Toxicity 
 
Poster  Stephen Uldrich Dunham 
Chemistry  Szymon Mikulski ('05)  DNA-binding Studies of Potential Anticancer Rhodium Compounds. 
 
Poster  Shari Uldrich Dunham 
Chemistry  John Cole ('05)  Elemental Analysis of Crickets and Cricket Diets as Suitable Food for Captive Animals  April 30
5:15 pm  
Paper  Shari Dunham 
Chemistry  Jonathan Lees ('04)  Guest Host Binding of Nizatidine and Pyridoxine 
 
Poster  D. Whitney King 
Chemistry  Bram Geller ('06)  Identification of Covalent Metal-Modification Sites on a DNA Duplex: A Study of Several Antitumor Active Dirhodium Compunds 
 
Poster  Shari Dunham 
Chemistry  Justin E. Juskewitch ('04)  Mapping of Diepoxybutane Damage in the Cytochrome b Domain of Mitochondrial and the b-globin Domain of Genomic Chicken DNA Using Quantitative PCR  April 30
3:45 pm  
Paper  D. Whitney King 
Chemistry  Graham M. Poage ('04)  Phosphate Chemistry of a Potential Anticancer Ruthenium Compound 
 
Poster  Shari Uldrich Dunham 
Chemistry  Jessica H. Hayward ('04)  Synthesis of a Tetradentate Sulfur Ligand and New Biomimetic Nickel Complexes of That Ligand  April 30
3:15 pm  
Paper  D. Whitney King 
Computer Science  Kevin J. Septor ('04)  Creating a Video Device Application  April 29
 
Paper  Clare B. Congdon 
Computer Science  Rachel T. Noiseux ('04)  Designing and Implementing a User-Focused Web-Based Database System  April 29
 
Paper  Clare B. Congdon 
Computer Science  John G. Jones ('06)  Study Of Video Games In Japan 
 
Paper  Randolph M. Jones 
East-Asian Studies  Anna Royer ('04)  Fuji Eco Park Village: An Organic Farm in Japan Seeking Self-Sustainability  April 29
4:00 pm  
Paper  Tamae Prindle 
East-Asian Studies  Lynn Cole ('04)  Religious Tolerance in Vietnam  April 29
3:00 pm  
Paper  Peter Ditmanson 
East-Asian Studies  Caroline Swindells ('04)  The Tet Nguyen Dan Festival in Vietnam  April 29
3:45 pm  
Paper  Peter Ditmanson 
Economics  Katherine Brown ('04)  Passenger Car Sales in the Peoples Republic of China: What Are the Macroeconomic Factors Affecting Automobile Demand in China?  April 30
1:45 pm  
Paper  Michael Donihue 
Economics / International Studies  Andriy Avramenko ('04)  Wealth Effects on Consumer Spending in the US Economy  April 30
3:00 pm  
Paper  Clifford E. Reid, Michael R. Donihue 
Economics / Mathematics  Andre Garron ('04)  A Theoretical Mathematical Model of Fishery Economics  April 30
2:15 pm  
Paper  Kashif Mansori, Thomas Berger 
Education and Human Development  Emily R. Brostek ('06)  Dr. Seuss and Adolf: the Good Doctor's Take on Fascism  April 29
1:30 pm  
Paper  Mark B. Tappan 
Education and Human Development  Laura Barrow ('04)  Hearing our Voices: The Creation of a Girls Magazine as a Means of Social Action 
 
Poster  Lyn Brown, Mark Tappan 
Education and Human Development / Sociology  Ariel Martin-Cone ('04)  Restricted Environments: Reformatting Special and Specialized Education to Effectively Teach Children with Learning Disabilities.  April 29
11:30 am  
Paper  Terry Arendell 
English / Art  Alan Stimpson ('04)  Exploration of Implied Line and Motion  April 29
1:45 pm  
Slide Presentation of Sculpture Pieces   Harriett Matthews 
English  Elizabeth W. Lund ('04)  Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke  April 29
5:00 pm  
Paper  Laurie E. Osborne 
English  Rebecca Avrutin ('04)  Reinforcement of Patriarchal Society Through Film: An Examination of the Mother-Daughter Relationship in Literature and Film  April 29
5:45 pm  
Paper  Laurie Osborne 
English  Emma McCandless ('04)  The Aesthetics of Adaptation: Plain Jane Goes to the Movies  April 29
5:15 pm  
Paper  Laurie Osborne 
Environmental Studies / Environmental Studies  Brian Kittler ('04)  An Evaluation of Energy Conservation Competitions to Reduce Consumption and Change Habits on a College Campus  April 29
4:00 pm  
Paper  Tom Tietenberg 
Environmental Studies  Todd Hunsdorfer ('04)  Are North American Zoos Effective Tools For Conservation? 
 
Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Brendan J. Carroll ('05)  Are Old National Parks Better World Conservation Union Category Two Protected Areas? 
 
Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  E. Parker Thompson III ('04)  Biodiesel: A Green Fuel 
 
Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies / Biology  Emma Lynch ('05)  Can We Save the Great Whales: A Review of Past, Present, and Future Threats to Conservation 
 
Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Emily L. Weiser ('04)  Captive Breeding as a Tool for Conservation 
 
Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Brandon Smithwood ('06)  Colby's Role in Global Climate Change  April 29
3:45 pm  
Paper  Thomas Tietenberg 
Environmental Studies  Dana Wheeler ('04)  Conservation Issues of the Great Barrier Reef 
 
Poster  Russ Cole 
Environmental Studies  Kate Ennis ('04)  Environmental Attitudes of Colby Students 
 
Poster  Russ Cole 
Environmental Studies  Kellie K. Phelan ('04)  Estimating the Impact of State Policy Incentives on Wind Power Development.  April 29
3:15 pm  
Paper  Thomas H. Tietenberg 
Environmental Studies  Mary P. Karottki ('04)  Something in the Daily Bread: The Phenomenon of the Witch in Southern Germany, ca. 1600  April 29
2:00 pm  
Paper  James L.A. Webb 
Environmental Studies  Stephen Bayes ('04)  Sustainability of Fishing Practices in the Gulf of Maine 
 
Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Caitlin Cleaver ('06)  Techniques of Sustainable Agriculture: Implications for Biodiversity 
 
Poster  Russ Cole 
Environmental Studies  Wendy A. Sicard ('05)  The Role of the Parietal Eye in Thermoregulation and Light Sensitivity in the Green Anole, Anolis carolinensis 
 
Poster  Catherine R. Bevier 
Geology  Lorraine M. Beane ('04)  A Geospatial Investigation of Water Availability and Water Stress in India 
 
Poster  Robert A. Gastaldo 
Government / Philosophy  Chris W. Surprenant ('05)  Kantís Argument for the Immortality of the Soul  April 30
3:15 pm  
Paper  Joseph R. Reisert 
Government  Laura Mistretta ('04)  Who Comes Out to Play? Opportunity and Interest In College Sports: A Critical Analysis of Title IX and Its Effects on Intercollegiate Athletics 1972-2004  April 29
2:30 pm  
Paper  L. Sandy Maisel 
History  Laura L. Snow ('04)  Cholera and the Crisis of Public Health in Peru  April 29
1:30 pm  
Paper  James L.A. Webb 
History  Karen Prager ('04)  Defense and Defiance: The Russian Old Believers of the 1660s  April 29
1:00 pm  
Paper  Paul Josephson, Sheila McCarthy 
History  Holli Grover ('04)  Local Reactions to the Cape Cod Canal  April 29
1:30 pm  
Paper  Jason Opal 
History / Art  Karsten Solberg ('04)  The Course of the Emprire: The Hudson River School and the Landscape of Progress  April 29
1:15 pm  
Paper  Paul R. Josephson 
History  Margaux Leonard ('04)  The Eugenics Movement in America: The Case in Massachusetts, 1920-1940.  April 29
1:45 pm  
Paper  Paul Josephson 
History  Sarah G. Wolfrum ('04)  The Implications of Culture on the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Thailand  April 29
2:30 pm  
Paper  James L.A. Webb 
History  Ashley A. Porter ('04)  The Marketing of Depression: The Ladies' Home Journal in the 1950s  April 29
1:00 pm  
Paper  James L.A. Webb 
History  Peter L. Burch ('04)  The Political Dimension of Hoof-and-Mouth Disease in the United Kingdom, 2001  April 29
3:00 pm  
Paper  James L.A. Webb 
International Studies  Elizabeth L. Holmes ('04)  Building Morocco through Literacy - Women's Participation in Development  April 29
3:30 pm  
Paper  Jennifer A. Yoder 
International Studies / Latin American Studies  Kristin Saucier ('04)  Evaluations and Project Effectiveness  April 29
4:30 pm  
Paper  Ariel C. Armony, Patrice M. Franko 
International Studies  Ben Sanoff ('04)  Integration of Non Native Students Through Educational Systems Considered From The Varied Perspectives of Puerto Rico, Spain, and The United States  April 29
2:15 pm  
Paper  Jonathan M. White 
International Studies  Bonnie L. Dowling ('04)  Managing the Responsibility: The Private Sector's Role in Combating HIV/AIDS in Lesotho  April 29
1:30 pm  
Paper  Jonathan M. White 
International Studies  Adelin Cai ('05)  Manufacturing Visibility  April 29
2:45 pm  
Paper  Jeffrey D. Anderson 
International Studies / Environmental Studies  Caitlin Cassis ('04)  Silencing the Singing Stone: The Impact of Modern Technology on Indigenous People in Brazil  April 29
5:30 pm  
Paper  Paul Josephson 
International Studies  Emma J. James ('04)  Victim's Justice? The Desirability of Establishing a Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia  April 29
3:00 pm  
Paper  Jennifer A. Yoder 
International Studies / Anthropology  Spencer Fenniman ('04)  Participatory Publics? The Limitations of Democracy in Rural Bolivia  April 29
5:00 pm  
Paper  Ben W. Fallaw, David L. Nugent 
Latin American Studies  Melissa Rosales ('04)  Education and Participation as Vehicles to Empowerment: The Impact of Non governmental Organizations on Street Children in Latin America  April 29
4:00 pm  
panel talk   Ben Fallaw 
Mathematics / Music  Sarah Kaminshine ('04)  The Musical Mondo  April 29
2:00 pm  
Paper  Steven Nuss 
Mathematics / Physics and Astronomy  Ryan G. Holben ('07)  Researching How Mathematics is Taught in Japan  April 29
4:30 pm  
Paper  Leo Livshits 
Music  Kathryn E. Heidemann ('04)  Schumann's Romance No.3, Op. 94; A Schenkerian Analysis 
 
Poster  Steven E. Saunders 
Physics and Astronomy  Kimberly Prescott ('04)  Delta-Scuti Variability in CQ Tau 
 
Poster  Murray Campbell 
Physics and Astronomy / Mathematics  Peter J. Rice ('04)  Polyethylene in Proesthetic Knees 
 
Poster  Charles W.S. Conover, John Collier 
Physics and Astronomy / Anthropology  Nathan J. Sigworth ('06)  Religiously Motivated Community Development in Uttar Pradesh  April 29
2:00 pm  
12.5 minute film   Nikky-Guninder K. Singh 
Psychology  Jeremy Jamieson ('04)  Contagious yawning and self-monitoring 
 
Poster  Jennifer Yates, Sarah Estow 
Psychology  Allison B. Kolkhorst ('04)  Moral Treatment at the Maine Insane Asylum  April 29
1:00 pm  
Paper  Nicholas L. Rohrman 
Psychology  Allison B. Kolkhorst ('04)  Neuropathology of the Auditory Hallucination in Schizophrenia 
 
Poster  Jennifer R. Yates 
Psychology  Katherine Caldwell ('04)  The Buddy Study: An Examination of College Student's Attitudes Towards Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. 
 
Poster  Joseph Atkins, PhD 
Religious Studies  Cassandra Cote ('04)  Return to the Womb  April 30
3:30 pm  
Paper  Nikky Singh 
Religious Studies  Lindsay Grossman ('04)  Contemporary Orange Robes: Buddhism and the Monastic Community in Modern Laos  April 29
3:15 pm  
Paper  Nikky Guninder Singh 
Religious Studies / Government  Tu-Quyen Nguyen ('06)  Japanese Christianity  April 29
4:15 pm  
Paper  Carleen R. Mandolfo 
Sociology  Brittney Lazar ('04)  'Big Team, Little Me:' A Social Psychological Study Of Social Identity Placement for Collegiate Athletic Team Members  April 29
11:00 am  
Paper  Thomas Morrione 
Sociology  Michael Hildebrandt ('04)  Morphing Master Status and the Tormented Mind, Body, and Soul: Reconstructing Identity as an Ex-Athlete  April 29
10:30 am  
Paper  Jonathan White 
Sociology / International Studies  Greg Dupuy ('04)  The Politics of Danger: Constructing Identity, Interests and Security in International Relations  April 29
10:00 am  
Paper  Kenneth A. Rodman, Thomas J. Morrione 

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