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COLBY COLLEGE
 2005 Program

Research Symposium


Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium 2005
April 27-29, Colby College, Waterville, Maine

Keynote Address - Dr. Sandra Steingraber
April 27, 7:30 pm Olin 1


Associated Sessions
   
 
FRENCH
French Senior Presentations

Session Chair: Jonathan Weiss
 
  
Alexandru MocanuRencontres de mon regard
 Neha SudJaya, ou les malheurs de la vertu
 Catherine SearLa Fille au parapluie rouge
 Ivan MihajlovLe Gardien de ma jeunesse
 Katie MarkowskiLíExpÈrience des AmÈricains noirs en France pendant >líentre-deux-guerres
 Scarlett SlenkerMa France imaginÈe
  Presentations in French
Brittainy HeitzmanLíHomosexualitÈ en France
 Bill FordLe 6 juin
 Shareen AbbasyUne Fontaine díidÈes
 Jocelyn LeBlancUne SÈrie de lettres : Ètudes des relations entre >les FranÁais et les Francophones díAmÈrique du Nord.
 Kyle FoleyUn Dimanche soir
 Jennifer LeightonLes relations franco-malgaches
 Ann MacDonaldConfort, contentement et culture : une exploration photographique de líespace en France
 Hilary KlugLe QuÈbec: La CommunautÈ imaginaire
 Emily HonigFluctuat nec mergitur
 Eliza HuleattAvenue FÈlix Faure
 
 
Wednesday, March 2
 
BIOLOGY
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
Olin 234
Session Chair: Cathy Bevier
11:00 AM 
Jaehee Yun ('08), Jenny Zuar ('08) and Josh Lord ('08)
 Innovations of the Integument: Functions of Mammalian Hair
Nikki Wong ('07), Emily Lyczkowski ('08) and Rose Becker ('08)
 Jaw Evolution and Cranial Kinesis
Tom Reznick ('07) and Alex Shafer ('07)
 Vertebrate Pectoral Girdles
 
 
Friday, March 11
 
CHEMISTRY
Senior Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Julie Millard
3:00 PM 
  
Mike Sirois ('05)Superoxide and Hydrogen Peroxide Reactivity in Natural Waters
 Kathy Rittner ('05)Potential DNA Cross-Linking of Epichlorohydrin
 Michael Feldman ('05)Synthesis and Characterization of Di- and Tri-Oxacalix[4]arenes
 Clara Koh ('05)Binding Affinities of hMutSalpha for 6-thioguanine and 6-methylthioguanine in DNA: A Basis for Lesion Toxicity
 
 
Tuesday, March 15
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Senior Presentations
Mudd 311
Session Chair: Charles Conover
3:00 PM 
  
Joey Farrell ('05)Philosophical Interpretation of Special Relativity
 Stanislav Presolski ('05)Chirped Adiabatic Passage
 
 
Tuesday, March 29
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Senior Presentations
Mudd 311
Session Chair: Charles Conover
3:00 PM 
  
Jamie Falk ('05)Modes of Gravitational Radiation
 Ryan Boccuzzi ('05)Design of a Permanent Magnet Bias Field for the Plasmoid Thruster Experiment
 
 
Friday, April 1
 
CHEMISTRY
Senior Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Julie Millard
3:00 PM 
  
Cary Gittleman ('05)Biphenylene-Based Aromatic Macrocyles and Cage Compounds
 Rodney YeohMetal Ions in Blood Clotting
 Devon Hutton ('05)The Pinacol Rearragement
 Cary Fridrich ('05)Synthesis and Derivatization of Functionalized Oxacalixarenes
 
 
Tuesday, April 5
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Senior Presentations
Mudd 311
Session Chair: Charles Conover
3:00 PM 
  
Conor Semler ('05)Plasma Fusion Reactors
 Lubos Hudec ('05)Ladder Climbing and Control
 
 
Wednesday, April 6
 
BIOLOGY
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
Olin 234
Session Chair: Cathy Bevier
11:00 AM 
Christine Avena ('08), Jenn Mizen ('08) and Jenn Moody ('07)
 Adaptations and Flight: A Presentation on Avian Muscles and Locomotion
Leah Hagamen ('05), Nina Harrold ('05) and Sophie Smith ('08)
 Specialization of the Digestive Tract: The Cow Stomach
Caroline O'Connor ('06), Emily Devlin ('07) and Sarah Burstein ('07)
 The Large Intestine in Mammals
 
 
Thursday, April 7
 
GOVERNMENT
Democratization in Latin America
Lovejoy 344
Session Chair: Ariel Armony
1:00 PM 
  
Ashley Mihos ('05)Gender Discrimination in Mexico and the Question of Democracy
 Doug Summa ('05)Pawn or Empowerment: Women and Women's Rights in Peru vis-à-vis Sendero Luminoso
 
 
Friday, April 8
 
CHEMISTRY
Senior Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Julie Millard
3:00 PM 
  
Tim Newhouse ('05)Photochemical Generation of Chloro,beta-acetoxycarbene
 Amy Campfield ('05)Synthesis of Gamma Meta-Para Bridged Cyclophaine
 Szymon Mikulski ('05)Dirhodium(II,II)carboxylate Compounds Bind to Interstrand Cross-link Duplex DNA
 Kenneth Pitter ('05)TBA
 
 
Tuesday, April 12
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Senior Presentations
Mudd 311
Session Chair: Charles Conover
3:00 PM 
  
Tsering Wangdi ('05)Laser Frequency Locking
 Lucas Thatcher ('05)Electromagnetic Modes in Axial Gauge
 
 
Thursday, April 14
 
GOVERNMENT
Democratization in Latin America
Lovejoy 344
Session Chair: Ariel Armony
1:00 PM 
  
Jonah Waxman ('05)A Democracy in Name Only: Drugs, Corruption, and Human Rights Violations in Colombia
 Adrianne Mohn ('05)Indigenous Peoples of Guatemala and the Question of Democracy: A Post-War Analysis
 
 
Friday, April 15
 
CHEMISTRY
Senior Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Julie Millard
3:00 PM 
  
Stanislav Presolski ('05)LFP Studies of Chlorocarbenes
 Melissa Mullen ('05)Metal Ion Binding to 6-Thioguanine
 Ivan Mihajlov ('05)Nutrient Dynamics of Belgrade Lakes Watershed
 Katie Sigalow ('05)An Examination of Alternating Hydroxy and Pyridine Groups in Oxacalixarenes
 
 
Tuesday, April 19
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Senior Presentations
Mudd 311
Session Chair: Charles Conover
3:00 PM 
  
Melissa Yosua ('05)Fine-Structure Spectroscopy of Sodium Rydberg p-states
 Katie Lynch ('05)Ultra-High-Energy Cosmic Rays
 Zack Hauptman ('05)Reflectance Spectroscopy
 
MATHEMATICS
Senior Presentation
Mudd 405
Session Chair: Jan Holly
4:00 PM 
  
Seth Pierrepont ('05)Chaos and Fractals: A Taste of Nonlinear Dynamics
 
 
Wednesday, April 20
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Senior Scholars Presentation
Lovejoy 215
Session Chair: Nikky Singh
4:00 PM 
  
Mark Chapman ('05)Chinese Muslims and Global Islam
 
 
Thursday, April 21
 
GOVERNMENT
Democratization in Latin America
Lovejoy 344
Session Chair: Ariel Armony
1:00 PM 
  
Conor Gleason ('05)Multi-National Indigenous Coalitions: An Analysis of Overall Effectiveness in the Quest for Sovereignty
 Sunshine Timothy ('05)Human Rights and Democratization: A Comparative Study on Chile and Burma
 
BIOLOGY
The Cell Cycle and Cancer
Olin 234
Session Chair: Paul Greenwood
7:00 PM 
  
Lydia Durant ('05)Fertility Drugs and Ovarian Cancer: What Are the Risk Factors Involved?
 Maureen Sherry ('05)Telomere Maintenance in Cancer: Regulation and Implications for Prognosis and Treatment
 Carolyn Pollard ('05)Cancer Risk Associated with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Use in Post-menopausal Women
 Meghan Barringer ('05)What You Really Got Out of Your Spring Break: UV Radiation and Skin Cancer
 Erin Rockney ('05)Colon Cancer: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment
 Kate Crocker ('05)New Oral Chemotherapies
 John Mahoney ('05)How Can You Trust Air That You Can See?
 Matthew Lynes ('05)Sweet, Sweet Cancer: Food Additives and Carcinogenesis
 
 
Friday, April 22
 
CHEMISTRY
Senior Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Julie Millard
3:00 PM 
  
Vassy Zheleva ('05)Copper(I) Arene Complexes
 Michael Walsh ('05)Superoxide: the Quest for Answers
 Kevin Selby ('05)Synthesis of Bicyclooxacalixarenes
 Zachary Sager ('05)(Don’t) Pump up the Heat
 
 
Monday, April 25
 
BIOLOGY
Molecular Ecology
Olin 335
Session Chair: Stacey Lance
10:00 AM 
Matt Tozer ('05) and Laura Hudecek ('05)
 MHC and Tests of Adaptive Evolution
 
 
Monday, April 25
 
BIOLOGY
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
Olin 234
Session Chair: Cathy Bevier
11:00 AM 
Amanda McGarry ('07) and John Walden ('07)
 Electroreception in the Duck-billed Platypus
Sharon McMonagle ('06), Julie Hike ('07) and Alex White ('07)
 Innovations of the Vertebrate Eye
Ryan O'Flanagan ('06), Kristin Putnam ('05) and Juliana Green ('05)
 Pheromone Functions in Vertebrates
 
MATHEMATICS
Honors Presentation
Mudd 405
Session Chair: Jan Holly
4:00 PM 
  
Torrey Kulow ('05)MathEd to the Max: Delving into Mathematics Curricula
 
PHILOSOPHY
Honors Presentation
Lovejoy 215
Session Chair: Cheshire Calhoun
4:00 PM 
  
Alex TellisAn Inquiry into the Convergence of Religious Imperatives and Secular Ethics
 Josh Kahn ('05)Separating the Good from the Great: Toward an Objective Criterion for Value in Music
 Chris Surprenant ('05)Cultivating a Good Will: Moral Progress and the Kantian State
 Megan Burd ('05)Mysticizing Philosophy
 
ENGLISH
Senior Scholars Presentation
Mary Low Coffeehouse
Session Chair: Jenny Boylan
8:00 PM 
Jenny Boylan, Courtland Fowler ('05) and Stephen Whelpley ('05)
 A Whelp & Company
 
 
Wednesday, April 27
 
BIOLOGY
Molecular Ecology
Olin 335
Session Chair: Stacey Lance
10:00 AM 
Caroline Polgar ('06), Dave Civitello ('06), Steve Markesich ('05) and Nick Larsen ('05)
 Role of MHC in Fitness and Reproductive Biology
 
BIOLOGY
Bacteriology
Arey 307
Session Chair: Frank Fekete
1:00 PM 
Peter Arlein ('07) and Hande Barutcuoglu ('05)
 Community Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphococcus aureus
Casey Dunton ('06) and Stephanie Freese ('07)
 Leptospirosis
Jessica C. Lefoley ('06) and Jonathan W. Ashcroft ('06)
 Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever
Becky Greslick ('06) and Brian Rodriguez ('06)
 Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Becky Mandeville ('06) and Zack Goldman ('06)
 Pathogenicity of Yersinia pestis, the Causal Agent of Bubonic Plague
Kara Lanahan ('05) and Richard Raymond ('05)
 Periodontitis: A Risk Factor for Systemic Disease?
Annette Caswell ('05) and Cara Pollard ('05)
 Tampon-Associated Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS): Is it on the Rse?
Michael Misencik ('05) and Rob Mehlich ('05)
 The Black Death: The Plague Past and Present
Andrew Herstein ('07) and Callie McDowell ('06)
 The Interaction between Cystic Fibrosis and Cholera
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Senior Presentations
Mudd 311
Session Chair: Charles Conover
3:00 PM 
  
Magha Kapoor ('05)Transmission Spectroscopy
 Chilann Chan ('05)Fast Current Switch for a Magnetic Field
 
MATHEMATICS
Honors Presentation
Mudd 405
Session Chair: Jan Holly
4:00 PM 
  
Chris van Wagenen ('05)Higher Order Reciprocity Laws Via Gauss and Jacobi Sums
 
 
Wednesday, April 27
 
BIOLOGY
Bacteriology
Arey 307
Session Chair: Frank Fekete
1:00 PM 
Sarah Becker ('06) and Andrew Johnson ('06)
 An Overview of Bioremediation
Jessie Kaplan ('07) and James Bennett ('06)
 Avian Influenza
Riley O. Doyle ('07)
 Industrial Bacterial Fermentation of Pharmaceutically Active Products
Jocelyn LeBlanc ('05) and Jessica Taylor ('07)
 Lyme Disease: An Emerging Threat to the Northeast
David Amadu ('07) and Kenza Sayegrih ('07)
 Malaria: Epidemiology, Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment
Dan Cummins ('05) and Maggie Allen ('05)
 Methicillin Resitant Staphylococcus aureus: A 'Super Microbe' Awaits Your Next Hospital Visit.
Nicole Conrad ('05), Erin Rockney ('05), Emily Goodyear ('05) and Meg Musser ('05)
 Petting Zoos Gone Wrong: Escherichia coli Outbreak
Kate Crocker ('05) and Marina Stakes ('06)
 Silent But Dangerous: Chlamydia trichomatis
Maggie Johnson ('06) and Christian Crannell ('08)
 The History and Current Outbreak of the Marburg Virus
David Civitello ('06) and Emily Mosites ('06)
 The Revival of Phage
Laura Keeler ('07) and Marguerite Davis ('07)
 What's the Big Baloo about Bioflims?
 
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Honors Presentations
Mudd 405
Session Chair: Dale Skrien
4:00 PM 
  
Noah Smith ('05)Learning Classifier Systems and Evolutionary Robotics
 Jesse Wrenn ('05)A Complex Systems Approach to Researching Behavioral Trends
 
 
Friday, April 29
 
BIOLOGY
Molecular Ecology
Olin 335
Session Chair: Stacey Lance
10:00 AM 
Steve Markesich ('05) and Dave Civitello ('06)
 Molecular Ecology of Wolves and Coyotes.
 
GOVERNMENT
Democratization in Latin America
Lovejoy 344
Session Chair: Ariel Armony
1:00 PM 
  
Graham Hennessey ('05)The Effects of Neoliberal Policy on Economic Inequality in Brazil
 Mike Miller ('05)Plurinationalism and Democracy? Bilingual Education and Symbolism at Play in Bolivia
 
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Honors Presentations
Mudd 405
Session Chair: Dale Skrien
4:00 PM 
  Computer Science Honors Presentations
Chris Ries ('05)Automated Identification of Malicious Code Variants
 Russ Spitler ('05)Eclipse Java Security Scanner - JSS
 
BIOLOGY
The Cell Cycle and Cancer
Olin 234
Session Chair: Paul Greenwood
7:00 PM 
  
Megan Daley ('05)Cervical Cancer
 Noah Hoffman ('05)Prostate Cancer: The TGF-b Pathway and Treatment
 Lily Maltz ('05)Pancreatic Cancer: The Silent Killer
 Brian Rodriguez ('06)Adult and Childhood Leukemia: A Developmental and Fundamental Comparison of AML and ALL
 Christina Pluta ('05)Breast Cancer: Men Can Get It Too!
 Amy Campfield ('05)Neonatal Neuroblastomas: Causes, Detection, and Treatment of Cancer in Newborns
 
 
Friday, April 29
 
CHEMISTRY
Senior Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Julie Millard
3:00 PM 
  
Galia Debelouchina ('05)Guest-Host Chemistry of Calix[6]arenes
 Yan Kung ('05)Towards the Production of a Mutant S-RNase that Inhibits Self-incompatibility
 John Cole ('05)A Biomimetic Tungsten Complex
 Jonathan Lees ('05)Predicting Guest Host Binding
 
MATHEMATICS
Honors Presentation
Mudd 405
Session Chair: Jan Holly
4:00 PM 
Jamie Falk ('05)
 Wedderburn Structure Theory
 
 
Monday, May 2
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society

Session Chair: Russ Cole, David Firmage, and Liliana Andonova
10:00 AM 
Hurd RoomAnna Birnberg ('08), Beth Darling ('08) and Jake Pinkston ('08), Environmental Studies
 Religion and the Environmental Sustainability of Countries
Smith RoomCourtney Larson ('08), Jeff Carroll ('08), Sam Boss ('08) and Kristina Shiroka ('08), Environmental Studies
 Are Pesticides Needed to Produce Viable Yields on Commercial Farms?
Whitney RoomJamie O’Connell, Nicole Terrillion ('08) and Sarah Romeo ('08), Environmental Studies
 What Factors are Most Influential in Creating an Effective Recycling Program?
 
BIOLOGY
Molecular Ecology
Olin 335
Session Chair: Stacey Lance
10:00 AM 
Ilana Saxe ('05) and Karli Gasteazoro ('07)
 Evolution of Brood Parasitism: What Molecular Ecology Has Taught Us.
 
RUSSIAN
Foreign Language Presentations
Lovejoy 450
Session Chair: Julie de Sherbinin
1:00 PM 
  Presentations in Russian
Anna Khatutsky ('07)«The Role of the Writer and Literary Texts in Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita»
 Jennie MacPherson ('05)«Destruction and Rebirth: Water Symbolism in Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita»
 
MATHEMATICS
Honors Presentation
Mudd 405
Session Chair: Jan Holly
4:00 PM 
  
Brandy Lipton ('05)Spectra, Sunspots, and Seasonal Effects: An Extension of Fourier Analysis
 
GERMAN
German Language Senior Presentations
Lovejoy 450
Session Chair: Ursula Reidel-Schrewe
7:00 PM 
  Presentations in German
Justin Dubois ('05)Der wechselnde Begriff von Nation und Heimat in Deutschland. (The Changing Concept of Nation State and Homeland in Germany)
 Katie Ryckman ('06)Die schwarze Heimat. (Blacks in Germany)
 Lubos Hudec ('05)Die Sudetendeutschen. (The Sudeten Germans)
 Maria Sanders ('05)Die Rolle der Frau in Edgar Reitz' Heimat. (The Role of Women in Edgar Reitz's Film Series Heimat)
 Matt Ruby ('05)Heimat - unter dem Aspekt von Sprache und Geschlecht. (The Role of Language and Gender in the Construction of )
 Kathleen Ghelli ('05)Hinweise auf die nationalsozialistische Ideologie und Politik in Edgar Reitz' Heimat. (References to Nazi Ideology and Politics in Edgar Reitz's Film Series Heimat)
 
 
Tuesday, May 3
 
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY
STS Senior Research Presentations
Keyes 103
Session Chair: Jim Fleming
 
11:30 AMZachary S. Sager ('05), Science, Technology, and Society
 The 10th Mountain Division and Outdoor Recreation in America
11:00 AMCaroline E. V. Collins ('05), Science, Technology, and Society
 The Dispute between Lewis Mumford and Frank Lloyd Wright Over Urban Planning
12:30 PMChase D. Cohen ('05) and Corwith Cramer III ('05), Science, Technology, and Society
 Throwing things: Construction and Demonstration of a Roman Onager (outside at a site to be announced, weather permitting).
 
BIOCHEMISTRY
Biochemistry of the Cell
Olin Arcade
Session Chair: Paul Greenwood
12:00 noon 
Shawn Sato ('05) and Kate Durda ('05)
 Fabry’s Disease
Leah Weitz ('06) and Kathy Rittner ('05)
 Fanconi-Bickel Syndrome
Katie Sigalow ('05), Dana Gwinn ('05) and Amy Campfield ('05)
 Fish Odor Syndrome
Zack Goldman ('06) and Becky Mandeville ('06)
 Gaucher’s Disease
Matt Meredith ('06)
 Gycogen Storage Disease VI
Kevin Selby ('05) and Vassy Zheleva ('05)
 Lesch-Nyhan Disease
Mike Sirois ('05) and Dan Fowler ('06)
 Maple Syrup Urine Disease
Romeo Raugei ('06) and Adam Osterle
 Neimann-Pick Disease
Erin Parry ('06) and Lindsey Boyle ('06)
 Phenylketonuria
Natalie Wayne ('06) and Maureen Sherry ('05)
 Pompe’s Disease
John Fallon ('05) and Meg Musser ('05)
 Tangier Disease
Rodney Yeoh ('05) and Rami Zahran ('06)
 Tay Sachs Disease
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Senior Presentations
Mudd 311
Session Chair: Charles Conover
3:00 PM 
  
Eric Brockmeyer ('06)Delta-Scuti Variablity in the Pre-Main Sequence Stars SVCep and RRTau
 Chris Farrell ('05)M-Star Variability
 
MATHEMATICS
Senior Presentation
Mudd 405
Session Chair: Jan Holly
4:00 PM 
  
Galia Debelouchina ('05)Picard-Vessiot Extensions
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Honors Presentation
Lovejoy 102
Session Chair: Nikky Singh
4:00 PM 
  
Christopher Rodney Yeoh ('05)Opening the Windows of the Church to the World: The Creation of Nostra Aetate and its Impact on Christian-Jewish Relationship
 Clara Koh ('05)The Rhetorics of Violence in Joshua: Foucauldian Power, Israelite Identity, and the Ethics of Interpretation
 
 
Wednesday, May 4
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society

Session Chair: Russ Cole, David Firmage, and Liliana Andonova
10:00 AM 
Hurd RoomSamantha Rose ('08), Jamie Poster ('08), Liz Clark ('08) and Charlie Coit ('08), Environmental Studies
 Economic Development and Waste
Smith RoomBeth Hirschhorn ('07), Rebecca Travis ('07), Jackie Rolleri ('06) and Suzanne Moreau ('08), Environmental Studies
 Are Rural Schools More or Less Likely to Include Environmental Education in Their Curriculum?
Whitney RoomHeather Hansman ('05), Leora Feldstein ('08), Reed Sibley ('05) and Sophie Newbury ('08), Environmental Studies
 Do Famous Recreational Rivers Get More Consideration and Protection than Other Rivers?
 
BIOLOGY
Molecular Ecology
Olin 335
Session Chair: Stacey Lance
10:00 AM 
Lydia Durant ('05) and Isabelle Reining ('05)
 Evolution of Avian Migration: Are Migratory Birds Tropical or Temperate Species?
 
BIOLOGY
Evolution
Olin 223
Session Chair: Judy Stone
1:00 PM 
Genevieve Dubuque ('07), Lily Maltz ('05), Luke L'Heureux ('06), Emily Devlin ('07), Nathan Mylrea ('05), Daniel Schupack ('07), Sara Hamada ('05), David Cheng ('06), Anna Czechowski ('07) and Caroline O'Connor ('06)
 DNA Fingerprinting by AFLP Reveals Population Genetic Structure of a Federally Threatened Orchid, Isotria medeoloides
 
RUSSIAN
Foreign Language Presentations
Lovejoy 450
Session Chair: Julie de Sherbinin
1:00 PM 
  Presentations in Russian
Vasilena Zheleva ('05)«You're head will be cut off!—The Devil, the Intellect and the Heart in Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita»
 Rachel Hatch ('05)«Light and Darkness in the Philosophical Scheme of Mikhail Bulgakov's Novel The Master and Margarita»
 Conor Semler ('05)«The Bird as a Symbol of Freedom in Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita»
 Abe Summers ('05)«Sight and Vision in Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita»
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Climate Change Politics
Olin 234
Session Chair: Liliana Andonova
2:30 PM 
Nick Von Mertens ('05)
 
Elizabeth Rose ('07), Charlie Reed ('06), Jayadev Vadakkanmarveettil ('06), Whitney Jones ('05), Sarah Forsyth ('08), Kevin Fritze ('07), Jess Hulbert ('06), Jamie Goldring ('08), Heather Burke ('05) and Emily Sinnott ('08)
 The Future of Climate Cooperation
 
COMPUTER SCIENCES
CS Fest
Mudd 415
Session Chair: Dale Skrien
3:00 PM 
  Demos of Independent Study Projects
Charles Fizer ('05)A Knowledge Editor for Designing Pattern-Driven Intelligent Systems
 Andreea Olea ('07) and Jesse Wren ('05)Can Neural Networks Learn Cross Products?
 Christopher Ries ('05)Automated Identification of Malicious Code Variants
 Russell Spitler ('05)Java Security Scanner - JSS
 Jared Goldsmith ('05)Prediction of Ocean Swells
 Jesse Wrenn ('05)A Complex Systems Approach to Researching Behavioral Trends
 Nel Dutt ('05)An Integrated Approach to Intelligent Team Behavior Using AIBO Robots and the Soar Cognitive Architecture
 Noah Smith ('05)Evolving Communication to Aid Cooperation in a Multi-Agent System
 
COMPUTER SCIENCE
CS Fest
Mudd 4th Floor
Session Chair: Clare Congdon
3:30 PM 
  Posters of Independent Study Projects
Jesse Wrenn ('05)A Complex Systems Approach to Researching Behavioral Trends
 Russell Spitler ('05)Java Security Scanner - JSS
 Noah Smith ('05)Evolving Communication to Aid Cooperation in a Multi-Agent System
 Charles Fizer ('05)A Knowledge Editor for Designing Pattern-Driven Intelligent Systems
 Christopher Ries ('05)Automated Identification of Malicious Code Variants
 
COMPUTER SCIENCE
CS Fest
Mudd 4th Floor
Session Chair: Clare Congdon
3:30 PM 
Matt DeLoria ('06), Charles Fizer ('05) and Nick Stielau ('06)
 A Java application for composing music using MIDI
Noah Smith ('05), Thomas Cook ('07), Andreea Olea ('07) and Jared Goldsmith ('05)
 Be the Glove
 
 
Thursday, May 5
 
RUSSIAN
Foreign Language Presentations
Lovejot 246
Session Chair: Julie de Sherbinin
12:00 Noon 
  Presentations in Russian
Rachel Hatch ('05)«Light and Darkness in the Philosophical Scheme of Mikhail Bulgakov's Novel The Master and Margarita»
 Conor Semler ('05)«The Bird as a Symbol of Freedom in Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita»
 
BIOLOGY
Evolution
Olin 223
Session Chair: Judy Stone
1:00 PM 
Natalie Wayne ('06), Tenzin Tsewang ('07), Matthew Tozer ('05), John Walden ('07) and Lindsay Teittinen ('06)
 
Geoffrey Buckle ('07), Gregory Engel ('07), Jonathan Ashcroft ('06), Lawrence Dagrosa ('05), Matthew Lynes ('05), Megan Daley ('05), Patrick Lizotte ('06), Elizabeth Hirschhorn ('07), Christopher Neil ('07) and Emily Pugach ('07)
 A Second Generation Common-garden Experiment: Are Maternal Effects Responsible for Apparent Genetic Differences between the Widespread Mimulus ringens var ringens and the Rare Variety colpophilus?
 
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology Department Poster Session
Robins Room, Roberts
Session Chair: Diane Winn
4:00 PM 
  
Michael Civitello ('05)Sleep Deprivation in the Military
 Brittany Heitzman ('05)Men in America: Gender Socialization and its Negative Consequences
 Emily Day ('05)Social Influence: Heuristics and Techniques that Increase Compliance
 Alana Willhite ('05)Children in Foster Care
 Jamie Snyder-Fair ('05)Etiology and Treatment of Primary Insomnia: A Review
 Annette Caswell ('05)Gender Differences in Salivary Hormone Response to Infant-Related Stimuli
 Jennifer Abramson ('05)Synesthesia: Phenomenology, Brain Mechanisms, and Theories
 Kelly Klemarczyk ('05)Homeless & Schizophrenic: A Review of Treatment Strategies and Challenges
 Kelly Wheaton ('05)Sex Differences in Environment-Dependent Ethanol Tolerance in C57BL/6 Mice
 Matthew Ruby ('05)Semen Exposure and Depression in MSM: Revisiting Burch & Gallup (2002)
  
Sean Baron ('05)How Robust is the Illusory Flash Effect? - An ERP Study
 Nora Gouge ('05)Fuzzy Logic and Emotions
 Nicholas Larsen ('05)Artificial Intelligence and Human-like Cognitive Properties
 
BIOLOGY
The Cell Cycle and Cancer
Olin 234
Session Chair: Paul Greenwood
7:00 PM 
  
Nicole Conrad ('05)Cancer Vaccines: Possibilities for Active Immunotherapy Against Cancer
 Kathryn Austgen ('05)Immune System Evasion by Cancer Cells
 Patrick Ely ('05)The Medical and Political Impacts of Early Detection in Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer
 Kate Crocker ('05)New Oral Chemotherapies
 Lawrence Dagrosa ('05)Dendritic Cells and Immunotherapy of Cancer: So Hot Right Now
 Danielle Martin ('05)Cannabanoids and Cancer: The Therapeutic Value of Cannibinoid Receptors
 Dana Gwinn ('05)Cancer Gene Therapy: Types, Strategies, and Trials
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society

Session Chair: Russ Cole, David Firmage, and Liliana Andonova
7:00 PM 
Keyes 102Sujit Shrestha ('07), Joel Alex ('08), Jenn Corey ('06) and Emmie Theberge ('08), Environmental Studies
 Is Organic Farming More Likely to Encourage Biodiversity Than Large Scale Farming (Agribusiness)?
Keyes 103Danielle Preiss ('07), Sarah Burstein ('07), Kelly Bakulski ('07) and Kathryn Bartholomew ('07), Environmental Studies
 What Factors are Responsible for Producing Cities with Effective Public Transportation Systems?
Lovejoy 202Anna Barnwell ('08), Jess Harold ('08), Amie Schwartz ('08) and Eric Hansen ('08), Environmental Studies
 Why Do Countries Adhere to International Environmental Treaties?
 
 
Friday, May 6
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society

Session Chair: Russ Cole, David Firmage, and Liliana Andonova
10:00 AM 
Lovejoy 201Zen Glasser ('07), Brett Wagenheim ('09), Kelly McErlean ('08) and Charlotte Jobrack ('08), Environmental Studies
 Do Gasoline Prices Affect the Kind of Vehicles Purchased by Individuals?
Lovejoy 202Holly Battelle ('08), Heidi Donahue ('08), Jason Hayes ('08) and Morgan Manoff ('08), Environmental Studies
 Does Greater Pollution Contribute to Higher Depression Levels Across Cities or Regions?
Miller 319Nicole Turgiss ('08), Julie Bero ('08), Heather Burke ('05) and Lauren Barrett ('08), Environmental Studies
 Income and Recycling in US Cities
 
BIOLOGY
Molecular Ecology
Olin 335
Session Chair: Stacey Lance
10:00 AM 
  
Wendy Sicard ('05)Effects of Forestry Practices on Population Genetics of Fisher, Martes pennanti
 Pat Ely ('05)Phylogeography of Ermine, Mustela erminea
 
AMERICAN STUDIES
American Dreams
Given Auditorium
Session Chair: Phyllis Mannocchi
4:00 PM 
Taylor Bemis ('05), Marisa Giller ('05), Meggie Finn ('05), Lizzie Johnson ('05), Elizabeth Riley ('05) and Kim Jones ('05)
 Bowling Leagues for Elders
Corrie Shattenkirk ('05), Carrie Greer ('05), Jeff Lederman ('05), Will Van der Veen ('05), Melissa Plante ('05) and Rodney Yeoh ('05)
 Hate Groups in Maine
Rachel Damon ('05), Emily Weber ('05), Rachel Luskin ('05), Melisse Hinkle ('05), Karinna Russo ('05) and Gillian Nadel ('05)
 Lobstering in Maine
Xavier Garcia ('05), Molly Boehmke ('05), Emma Miller ('05), Eddie Mezer ('05), Curtis Chin ('05) and Sean Murphy ('05)
 Paranormal Groups in Search of Ghosts
Alex Mocanu ('05), John Fallon ('05), Asma Husain ('05), Toni-Lynn Robbins ('05), Lisa Andracke ('05) and Liam McDonnell ('05)
 Wounded Maine Soldiers from the War in Iraq
 
 
Sunday, May 8
 
FRENCH
French Independent Project Presentations
Lovejoy 100
Session Chair: Adrianna Paliyenko
7:00 PM 
  Presentations in French
Katherine Boyce ('08)Mme de Staël
 Jenna Walsh ('08)L'art romantique : Géricault
 Ethan Abensohn ('07)La Colonisation de l'Afrique: La France et L'Algérie
 Katie Markowski ('05)Joséphine
 Kristin Keefrider ('07)La Cuisine au XIXe siècle français
 Catherine Sear ('05)L'Image de la femme noire au XIXe siècle français
 Mariah Whitney ('07)La Mode française au XIXe siècle français
 Neha Sud ('05)La Vie bohème au XIXe siècle français
 
 
Monday, May 9
 
FRENCH
French Independent Project Presentations
Lovejoy 100
Session Chair: Adrianna Paliyenko
7:00 PM 
  Presentations in French
Eliza Huleatt ('05)L'Hystérie au XIXe siècle français
 Jeff Carroll ('08)L'Haussmannisation
 Bill Ford ('05)L'Héritage de 1870-1871 : La Commune
 Shareen Abbasy ('05)La Prostitution au XIXe siècle français
 Julia Csikesz ('07)Portraits des femmes dans l'œuvre d'Edgar Degas et Mary Cassatt
 Leslie Peterson ('07)L'Éducation au XIXe siècle français
 Karina Johnson ('05)Le Monde de l'artiste femme au XIXe siècle français
 
 
Tuesday, May 10
 
CREATIVE WRITING
Creative Writing Reading
Robins Room, Roberts Union
Session Chair: Debra Spark
7:00 PM 
Nora Gouge ('05), Mike King ('05), Matt Ruby ('05), Stephen Whelpley ('05), Mary Medlin ('05), Andy Orr ('05), Hannah Emery ('05), Gillian Nadel ('05) and Caitlin Dennehy ('05), Creative Writing
 

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