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 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

Poster Sessions

PLEASE NOTE - Posters will be set up before 12 noon on the day assigned and taken down between 5 and 6 PM on the same day. They wil l be on display for one day only. Posters will be attended by the authors from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday or Friday, April 28 and 29.
    Posters with an ODD poster number in the list below (1, 3, 5, etc.) will be set up and attended on THURSDAY, April 28, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Posters with an EVEN poster number (2, 4, 6, etc.) will be set up and attended on FRIDAY, April 29, from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

1. Gillian Butsch ('06), Biology
Territoriality in Male New Zealand Fur Seals (Arctocephalus forsteri) at a Breeding Colony on Otago Peninsula, New Zealand
2. Lawrence M. Dagrosa ('05), Biology
Histological Analysis of Leukocyte Populations in Anterior Kidneys of Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus dolemieu) and White Suckers (Catostomus commersoni)
3. Cory Ernst ('05), Biology
Identification of IL-4-Producing Cells in Mutant fsn/fsn Mice by Immunohisochemistry and Confocal Microscopy
4. Rharaka Gilbert ('05), Biology
Dominance vs. Diversity: Kin Recognition and Female Mate Choice in Zebrafish, Danio rerio
5. Rharaka R. Gilbert ('05), John E. Mahoney ('05) and Noah J. Hoffman ('05), Biology
The Yellow Bandit: the Identification and Characterization of Coldwater Disease Pathogen
6. Justin A. Guay, Biology
Resistance of Soil Bacillus from Different Maine Locations to Mercury and Antibiotics
7. Noah J. Hoffman ('05) and Dr. Samantha M. Wisely, Biology
Development of Microsatellite Markers in Mephitis macroura
8. Laura Hudecek ('05) and Patrick Ely ('05), Biology
Effects of Direct and Indirect Cues of Predation Risk on Small Rodent Foraging Behavior
9. Carolyn P. Hunt ('05), Biology
Foraging Behavior of the Green Anole Lizard (Anolis carolinensis) after Bursts of Exercise
10. John Mahoney ('05), Noah Hoffman ('05) and Rharaka Gilbert ('05), Biology
The Yellow Bandit: Identification and Characterization of Coldwater Disease Pathogen.
11. Julia Morrison ('05), Biology
Conditioned Taste Aversion in Mice (Mus musculus)
12. Erin Parry ('06) and Matt Meredith ('06), Biology
Characterization of Mercury and Antibiotic Resistance Determinants in Salmonid Gastrointestinal Bacteria
13. Jillian E. Parker ('05) and J. Michael Conlon, Biology
Analysis of Antimicrobial Peptides in Amphibian Skin Secretions
14. Kathryn A. Slemp ('05), Biology
Physiological and Behavioral Effects of Caffeine Ingestion and Voluntary Wheel Running in Female Mice (Mus musculus)
15. Natalie A. Wayne ('06), Biology
Sequencing of a cDNA Encoding a Full Length Version of the PKABA1 Interacting Protein TaWD40 and Preparation for Protein Expression
16. John Cole ('05) and Eric Bergh ('07), Chemistry
The Synthesis of Biomimetic Complexes for Tungsten and Molybdenum Enzymes
17. Michael Feldman ('05), Chemistry
Synthesis and Characterization of Oxygen-Bridged Multi-Oxacalix[4]arenes
18. Trevor C. Hanly ('07), Chemistry
Stereospecificity of the DNA Cross-linking Reaction of Diepoxybutane.
19. Kevin J. Selby ('05), Chemistry
Synthesis and Characterization of Pyridine-based Bicyclooxacalixarenes
20. Kevin W. Fritze ('07), Environmental Studies
Transportation in Maine
21. Caitlin Chamberlin ('05), Environmental Studies
The Relationship Between Watershed Boundaries and Elevation in Maine
22. Kevin W. Fritze ('07), Environmental Studies
Viewshed Analysis of the Lands of the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance
23. Caitlin E. Chamberlin ('05), Environmental Studies
Hazard Areas Associated with Major Volcanoes in the Cascade Mountain Range
24. Sarah Dunham ('05), Environmental Studies
Atlas of Maine: Bedrock
25. Rich Crowley ('05), Environmental Studies
Fish Density in Maine Lakes
26. Sarah Dunham ('05), Environmental Studies
Fire Hazard in Coconino County, Arizona
27. Rich Crowley ('05), Environmental Studies
Gulf of Mexico's Offshore Oil Platform Wind Potential
28. Carolyn P. Hunt ('05), Environmental Studies
The Colby College Greenhouse Gas Emissions Audit
29. Alexandra Jospe ('06), Environmental Studies
Estimated Number and Location of Future Moose-vehicle Collisions (MVC) in Maine.
30. Steve Kasperski ('05), Environmental Studies
Educational Assessment of Maine's 11th Graders
31. Alexandra Jospe ('06), Environmental Studies
Atlas of Maine: Moose-vehicle collisions (MVC) in the State of Maine from 1992-2004.
32. Stephen A. Kasperski ('05), Environmental Studies
A Spatial Comparison of Short and Long Term Migration Trends in China
33. Theodore F. McDermott ('06), Environmental Studies
Analysis of Future Construction Possibilities on the Colby College Campus
34. Rob Mehlich ('05), Environmental Studies
Atlas of Maine: USGS Topographic Maps over a Hillshaded Digital Elevation Model
35. Theodore F. McDermott ('06), Environmental Studies
2004 Distribution of Brood Trout Stockings For The State of Maine
36. Rob Mehlich ('05), Environmental Studies
A Preliminary Habitat Suitability Analysis for the Restoration of South China Tigers in the Hupingshan Reserve, China
37. Sophie Newbury ('08), Environmental Studies
An Analysis of the Maine Coast: Potential Wind Farm Locations?
38. Conor Semler ('05), Environmental Studies
Money and Education: How Economic Distribution Corresponds to Academic Success
39. Sophia S. Newbury ('08), Environmental Studies
Atlas of Maine: A Map of Impoundments and Their Primary Purpose on Maine Rivers
40. Conor Semler ('05), Environmental Studies
Atlas of Maine - Urban Sprawl: Population Migration from 1990-2003
41. Wendy Sicard ('05), Environmental Studies
Maine Atlas: Wildlife Habitat
42. William G. Stohner ('05), Environmental Studies
Affordable Housing in Kennebec County
43. Wendy A. Sicard ('05), Environmental Studies
A GIS Suitability Analysis of Wolf Habitat in Maine
44. William G. Stohner ('05), Environmental Studies
Changes in Maine's Unemployment Rate
45. Emily Wilbert ('07), Environmental Studies
Average Annual Precipitation in Maine
46. Gabrielle Adams ('06) and Noah Balazs ('06), Geology
Nitrate and Phospate Levels in Soil and Water and How They Reflect Previous Crop Growth on a Farm
47. Emily Wilbert ('07), Environmental Studies
Detailed Map and Recreational Suitability Assessment of the Colby Trail System
48. Sarah Dunham ('05), Geology
Rock Detective's Approach to Kaolin for Grades K-12
49. Sam Gray ('05), Geology
Search for the Elusive Permian-Triassic Boundary Laminites of the Karoo Basin, South Africa
50. Newton W. Krumdieck ('07), Geology
Three-Dimensional Graphitized Plant Fossils from the First Upright Plants on Earth: Trout Valley Formation, North-Central Maine
51. Mallory C. Young ('05), Geology
Geological and Historical Investigation of the Belgrade Lakes Watershed
52. Seth Pierrepont ('05), Mathematics
Chaos and Fractals: A Taste of Nonlinear Dynamics
53. Gabe Adams ('06), Meridith Major-Blascovich ('07) and Steen Sehnert ('06), Psychology
Group Deliberation Effects on the Anchoring and Adjustment Heuristic
54. Annette Caswell ('05), Psychology
Gender Differences in Salivary Estradiol and Testosterone Response to Infant Stimuli
55. Nicholas Larsen ('05) and Brittainy Heitzman ('05), Psychology
Terror Management Theory: Does Sensation Seeking Buffer Against the Effects of Mortality Salience?
56. Elli Jenkins ('06), Biology
The Preferential Foraging and Habitat Selection Sites of Black-capped Chickadees in the Colby College Perkins Arboretum
57. Kelly Wheaton ('05), Psychology
Sex Differences in Environment-Dependent Ethanol Tolerance in C57BL/6 Mice
58. Lena K. Bachmair ('07), East-Asian Studies
The Colville Collection of Chinese Tomb Art

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