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 2005 Program

Research Symposium


Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium 2005
April 27-29, 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  Emma Lynch ('05)  If You Build it, They Will Come: A History of Changing Notions of Wilderness Along the Appalachian Trail  April 29
9:00 am  
Presentation  McFadden, Margaret T. 
American Studies  Nathaniel Hulme ('05)  Marriage and Family: A Closer Look into the Debate over Same-Sex Marriage  April 29
9:30 am  
Presentation  McFadden, Margaret T. 
American Studies  Francis P. Orzechowski   Test Two 
 
Presentation  F. Russell Cole 
American Studies  Karinna Russo ('05)  Deceptive Simplicity: A Study of Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series  April 29
10:00 am  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
Art  R. Elliott Katz ('05)  Exploration of Structure: Natural Forms in Sculpture and Drawing  April 29
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Bevin Engman, Harriett Matthews 
Art  Asma Husain ('05)  Exploring Memories and Imagination  April 28
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Harriett Matthews 
Biology  Patrick J. Slipp ('05)  A Study of Innate Immune Function in Fish of the Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers  April 29
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Lynn Hannum 
Biology / Chemistry  Jillian E. Parker ('05)  Analysis of Antimicrobial Peptides in Amphibian Skin Secretions 
 
Poster  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology  Erin Parry ('06)  Characterization of Mercury and Antibiotic Resistance Determinants in Salmonid Gastrointestinal Bacteria 
 
Poster  Frank Fekete 
Biology  Julia Morrison ('05)  Conditioned Taste Aversion in Mice (Mus musculus) 
 
Poster  Cathy Bevier 
Biology  Eric S. Luth ('05)  Determining the Specific Sites and Patterns of Melatonin Production in the Fiddler Crab, Uca pugilator  April 29
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Tilden, Andrea R. 
Biology  Dana Gwinn ('05)  Development of DNA Microsatellites for a Tropical Shrub  April 29
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Judy Stone 
Biology  Noah J. Hoffman ('05)  Development of Microsatellite Markers in Mephitis macroura 
 
Poster  Stacey L. Lance 
Biology  Rharaka Gilbert ('05)  Dominance vs. Diversity: Kin Recognition and Female Mate Choice in Zebrafish, Danio rerio 
 
Poster  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology / Environmental Studies  Laura Hudecek ('05)  Effects of Direct and Indirect Cues of Predation Risk on Small Rodent Foraging Behavior 
 
Poster  Stacey Lance 
Biology  Jocelyn J. LeBlanc ('05)  Endogenous Rhythmicity of Retinal Photosentivity in the Fiddler Crab, Uca pugilator.  April 29
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Tilden, Andrea R. 
Biology  Lydia R. Durant ('05)  Exploring the Ability of Melatonin to Reduce Oxidative Stress in Fiddler Crab Hepatopancreas Cells  April 29
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Tilden, Andrea R. 
Biology  Carolyn P. Hunt ('05)  Foraging Behavior of the Green Anole Lizard (Anolis carolinensis) after Bursts of Exercise 
 
Poster  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology  Lawrence M. Dagrosa ('05)  Histological Analysis of Leukocyte Populations in Anterior Kidneys of Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus dolemieu) and White Suckers (Catostomus commersoni) 
 
Poster  Lynn Hannum 
Biology  Cory Ernst ('05)  Identification of IL-4-Producing Cells in Mutant fsn/fsn Mice by Immunohisochemistry and Confocal Microscopy 
 
Poster  Lynn Hannum 
Biology  Maureen M. Sherry ('05)  Overexpression and Purification of the Cereal Grain Proteins TaABF, TaWD40, and AFN1  April 29
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Johnson, Russell R. 
Biology  Joel G. Morash ('05)  Patterns of Respiratory Burst Activity in Zebrafish  April 29
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Lynn Hannum 
Biology  Kathryn A. Slemp ('05)  Physiological and Behavioral Effects of Caffeine Ingestion and Voluntary Wheel Running in Female Mice (Mus musculus) 
 
Poster  Bevier, Catherine R. 
Biology  Justin A. Guay   Resistance of Soil Bacillus from Different Maine Locations to Mercury and Antibiotics 
 
Poster  Frank A. Fekete 
Biology  Natalie A. Wayne ('06)  Sequencing of a cDNA Encoding a Full Length Version of the PKABA1 Interacting Protein TaWD40 and Preparation for Protein Expression 
 
Poster  Russell R. Johnson 
Biology  Gillian Butsch ('06)  Territoriality in Male New Zealand Fur Seals (Arctocephalus forsteri) at a Breeding Colony on Otago Peninsula, New Zealand 
 
Poster  Dr. Chris Lalas 
Biology / Environmental Studies  Elli Jenkins ('06)  The Preferential Foraging and Habitat Selection Sites of Black-capped Chickadees in the Colby College Perkins Arboretum 
 
Poster  Herb Wilson 
Biology  Rharaka R. Gilbert ('05)  The Yellow Bandit: the Identification and Characterization of Coldwater Disease Pathogen 
 
Poster  Frank A. Fekete 
Biology  John Mahoney ('05)  The Yellow Bandit: Identification and Characterization of Coldwater Disease Pathogen. 
 
Poster  Frank Fekete 
Chemistry  Timothy Newhouse ('05)  Rod-and-Panel Macrocycles  April 28
1:15 pm  
Presentation  Thamattoor, Dasan M. 
Chemistry  Trevor C. Hanly ('07)  Stereospecificity of the DNA Cross-linking Reaction of Diepoxybutane. 
 
Poster  Julie T. Millard 
Chemistry  Michael Feldman ('05)  Synthesis and Characterization of Oxygen-Bridged Multi-Oxacalix[4]arenes 
 
Poster  Katz, Jeffrey L. 
Chemistry  Kevin J. Selby ('05)  Synthesis and Characterization of Pyridine-based Bicyclooxacalixarenes 
 
Poster  Katz, Jeffrey L. 
Chemistry  John Cole ('05)  The Synthesis of Biomimetic Complexes for Tungsten and Molybdenum Enzymes 
 
Poster   
Computer Science  Noah W. Smith ('05)  Learning Classifier Systems and Evolutionary Robotics 
 
Presentation  Clare Congdon 
East Asian Studies  Catherine Fillebrown ('05)  Two Contemporary Representations of Honglou Meng  April 28
4:15 pm  
Presentation  Besio, Kimberly A. 
East-Asian Studies  Matthew M. Meredith ('06)  Biochemical Research in Japan  April 28
5:00 pm  
Presentation  Peter B. Ditmanson 
East-Asian Studies  Lena K. Bachmair ('07)  The Colville Collection of Chinese Tomb Art 
 
Poster  Ankeney Weitz 
Economics  Caitlin McCusker ('05)  Corporate Social Responsibility in Latin America  April 28
5:00 pm  
Presentation  Patrice Franko 
Economics  Warner Nickerson ('05)  Determinants of Divorce in China  April 29
2:00 pm  
Presentation    
Economics  Emilia Tjernström ('06)  Satan Makes Me Spend My Money – A Study of Street Children’s Concept of Money and Economic Behavior, Tangiers, Morocco  April 29
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Kashif S. Mansori 
Economics / Administrative Science  Matthew Bucklin ('05)  Sources of Market Inefficiency  April 29
1:15 pm  
Presentation  Randy Nelson 
Economics  Pawel Brodalka ('05)  Strong Nobility, Weak State: An Institutional Analysis Of Poland’s Economic And Political Development In The Middle Of The Second Millennium  April 29
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Jason M. Long 
Economics  Richard Downing ('05)  Determinants of Contractible Sickness in South Africa  April 29
1:30 pm  
Presentation 
English  Andrew Orr ('05)  Knowing the Void, Hearing the Sound, and Ordering the Fury: Faulkner's Agency, Through Art, from The Sound and the Fury to Absalom, Absalom!  April 28
1:15 pm  
Presentation  Bryant, Cedric Gael 
English  Rebecca Nisetich ('05)  Maternal and Cultural Influences on Individual Identity in the Novels of Toni Morrison and William Faulkner  April 28
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Bryant, Cedric Gael 
English  Sarah Eilefson ('05)  Vietnam: Beyond Tim O’Brien’s Literature  April 28
5:30 pm  
Presentation  Cedric Gael Bryant 
Environmental Studies  Theodore F. McDermott ('06)  2004 Distribution of Brood Trout Stockings For The State of Maine 
 
Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Wendy A. Sicard ('05)  A GIS Suitability Analysis of Wolf Habitat in Maine 
 
Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Rob Mehlich ('05)  A Preliminary Habitat Suitability Analysis for the Restoration of South China Tigers in the Hupingshan Reserve, China 
 
Poster  Phillip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies / Economics  Stephen A. Kasperski ('05)  A Spatial Comparison of Short and Long Term Migration Trends in China 
 
Poster   , Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  William G. Stohner ('05)  Affordable Housing in Kennebec County 
 
Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Sophie Newbury ('08)  An Analysis of the Maine Coast: Potential Wind Farm Locations? 
 
Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies / Geology  Theodore F. McDermott ('06)  Analysis of Future Construction Possibilities on the Colby College Campus 
 
Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Conor Semler ('05)  Atlas of Maine - Urban Sprawl: Population Migration from 1990-2003 
 
Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Sophia S. Newbury ('08)  Atlas of Maine: A Map of Impoundments and Their Primary Purpose on Maine Rivers 
 
Poster   
Environmental Studies  Sarah Dunham ('05)  Atlas of Maine: Bedrock 
 
Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Alexandra Jospe ('06)  Atlas of Maine: Moose-vehicle collisions (MVC) in the State of Maine from 1992-2004. 
 
Poster  Phillip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Rob Mehlich ('05)  Atlas of Maine: USGS Topographic Maps over a Hillshaded Digital Elevation Model 
 
Poster  Phillip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Emily Wilbert ('07)  Average Annual Precipitation in Maine 
 
Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  William G. Stohner ('05)  Changes in Maine's Unemployment Rate 
 
Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Emily Wilbert ('07)  Detailed Map and Recreational Suitability Assessment of the Colby Trail System 
 
Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Steve Kasperski ('05)  Educational Assessment of Maine's 11th Graders 
 
Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Alexandra Jospe ('06)  Estimated Number and Location of Future Moose-vehicle Collisions (MVC) in Maine. 
 
Poster  Phillip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Sarah Dunham ('05)  Fire Hazard in Coconino County, Arizona 
 
Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Rich Crowley ('05)  Fish Density in Maine Lakes 
 
Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Rich Crowley ('05)  Gulf of Mexico's Offshore Oil Platform Wind Potential 
 
Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Caitlin E. Chamberlin ('05)  Hazard Areas Associated with Major Volcanoes in the Cascade Mountain Range 
 
Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Wendy Sicard ('05)  Maine Atlas: Wildlife Habitat 
 
Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Conor Semler ('05)  Money and Education: How Economic Distribution Corresponds to Academic Success 
 
Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Carolyn P. Hunt ('05)  The Colby College Greenhouse Gas Emissions Audit 
 
Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Caitlin Chamberlin ('05)  The Relationship Between Watershed Boundaries and Elevation in Maine 
 
Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Jessica Beetz ('05)  The Role of Private Ownership in the Conservation of Exotic Species  April 29
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Nyhus, Philip 
Environmental Studies  Brendan Carroll ('05)  The Transboundary Implications of Wolf Reintroduction and Recovery in Maine  April 29
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Nyhus, Philip 
Environmental Studies  Kevin W. Fritze ('07)  Transportation in Maine 
 
Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Kevin W. Fritze ('07)  Viewshed Analysis of the Lands of the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance 
 
Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Allison Stewart ('05)  The Forest Service's Quest for Power and Money and its Implications for the American Public  April 29
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Fleming, James R. 
Geology  Mallory C. Young ('05)  Geological and Historical Investigation of the Belgrade Lakes Watershed 
 
Poster  Bruce F. Rueger 
Geology  Gabrielle Adams ('06)  Nitrate and Phospate Levels in Soil and Water and How They Reflect Previous Crop Growth on a Farm 
 
Poster  Bruce Rueger 
Geology  Sarah Dunham ('05)  Rock Detective's Approach to Kaolin for Grades K-12 
 
Poster  Robert Gastaldo, Ruth Deike 
Geology  Sam Gray ('05)  Search for the Elusive Permian-Triassic Boundary Laminites of the Karoo Basin, South Africa 
 
Poster   
Geology  Newton W. Krumdieck ('07)  Three-Dimensional Graphitized Plant Fossils from the First Upright Plants on Earth: Trout Valley Formation, North-Central Maine 
 
Poster  Robert E. Nelson 
Government  Marc J. Kassin ('05)  Do Presidential Debates Influence Voter Perceptions? National Election Studies Comparisons of Viewers and Nonviewers, 1996 and 2000  April 28
4:00 pm  
Presentation  L. Sandy Maisel 
Government  Michael Rutherford ('05)  Presidential Management, Fiscal Policy, and Public Rhetoric: An Empirical Investigation of Public Discourse and the Federal Budget  April 28
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Maisel, L. Sandy 
Government  Pawel Brodalka ('05)  The Political Ethics of Poland's Communist Security Service, Lustration and Wildstein's List.  April 29
3:45 pm  
Presentation  L. Sandy Maisel 
Government  Timothy Saw Sunshine ('05)  Transitional Justice and Prospect of Reconciliation in Burma  April 28
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Ken Rodman 
Government / International Studies  Jayadev Vadakkanmarveettil ('06)  Ethnic Cleansing in Burma: How Long, How Many More...  April 28
3:15 pm  
Presentation  Prof. Walter F. Hatch 
History  Jingjing Zhou ('07)  Recovering My Past--for Those Who Should Be Remembered  April 28
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Peter Ditmanson 
History  Aaron Poplack ('05)  Road Rage: The Turnpike Debate In Dedham, Massachusetts, 1801-1803  April 28
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Opal, Jason M. 
History  Adam Harvey ('05)  The Maine Supreme Judicial Court and the Battle Over National Identity During the Civil War  April 28
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Leonard, Elizabeth D., Opal, Jason 
History  Austin Slack ('05)  The Wall Street Journal On Populism (1889-1980) 
 
Presentation  Jason M. Opal 
International Studies  Justin Dubois ('05)  Extension of National Membership: Government Promises, Immigrant Expectations and the Impact on the Foreign Population in Germany  April 28
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Yoder, Jennifer A. 
International Studies  Emily Honig ('05)  Governmental Resistance in International Intellectual Property Rights  April 28
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Hatch, Walter F. 
International Studies  Erica Hill ('05)  The Liberalization of Village Banking in Guatemala  April 28
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Patrice M. Franko 
Latin-American Studies  Gabriel Reyes ('05)  The Continuous Struggle for Representation in the Venezuelan State  April 28
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Fallaw, Ben W. 
Mathematics  Seth Pierrepont ('05)  Chaos and Fractals: A Taste of Nonlinear Dynamics 
 
Poster  Jan Holly 
Mathematics  Mao Zheng ('06)  Neural Networks for Mathematical Operations  April 28
2:15 pm  
Presentation  Jan E. Holly 
Mathematics  Julie Jaenicke ('06)  Stretching the Path: Hamiltonion Paths in Graphs  April 29
2:15 pm  
Presentation  Tom Berger 
Mathematics  Jane Leary ('06)  Women in Mathematics: Ada Lovelace  April 29
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Tom Berger 
Philosophy  Christopher Surprenant ('05)  Cultivating a Good Will: Moral Progress and the Kantian State  April 29
3:15 pm  
Presentation  Calhoun, Cheshire C., Reisert, Joseph 
Psychology  Sean Baron ('05)  An Event Related Potential Study of the Role of Attention and Gender in the Illusory Flash Effect  April 28
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Joseph Atkins 
Psychology  Annette Caswell ('05)  Gender Differences in Salivary Estradiol and Testosterone Response to Infant Stimuli 
 
Poster  Yates, Jennifer R. 
Psychology  Gabe Adams ('06)  Group Deliberation Effects on the Anchoring and Adjustment Heuristic 
 
Poster  Thane Pittman 
Psychology  Kelly Wheaton ('05)  Sex Differences in Environment-Dependent Ethanol Tolerance in C57BL/6 Mice 
 
Poster  Yates, Jennifer R. 
Psychology  Nicholas Larsen ('05)  Terror Management Theory: Does Sensation Seeking Buffer Against the Effects of Mortality Salience? 
 
Poster  Thane Pittman 
Religious Studies  Christopher Rodney Yeoh ('05)  The Religous System of the Australian Aboriginals: A Study of the Arranda People of Central Australia  April 28
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Carleen Mandolfo 
Sociology / Education and Human Development  Hannah Emery ('05)  Popular Culture and the Child Author  April 29
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Arendell, Terry J., Tappan, Mark B. 
Sociology  Caroline E. Williams ('07)  The Key Suffix: From Network to Networking; The Evolution of a Study of Waterville's Social Service Agencies  April 29
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Thomas J. Morrione 

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