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COLBY COLLEGE
 2006 Program

Research Symposium


Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium 2006
May 3-5, Colby College, Waterville, Maine

Keynote Address - Dr. Robert D. Bullard
May 3, 7:30 pm Olin 1


Associated Sessions
   
 
 
Monday, Dec. 12, 2005
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Physics Senior Seminar
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Virginia Long
3:00 PM 
Devon Ducharme ('06) and Jon Bodansky ('06)
 Muon Experiments
 
 
Monday, March 13
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Physics Senior Seminar
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Robert Bluhm
3:00 PM 
  
Ken Thompson ('06)Amplified Dye-Laser System for Atomic Experiments
 Kristoff Paulson ('06)Magnetic Reconnection Exhausts in the Solar Wind
 Mao Zheng ('06)Data Acquisition with LabView
 Drew Branden ('07)Construction of a Pulse Amplified Diode Laser System
 Nick Beaird ('06)Time-Domain Spectroscopy and Tensor Polarizabilities in Na Rydberg Atoms
 
 
Monday, March 20
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Physics Senior Seminar
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Robert Bluhm
3:00 PM 
  
Gene Kafka ('06)Alternative Theories of Gravity
 Juan Urruela ('06)Waste-to-Energy: Generating Electricity by Combusting Sugar-Cane Scrap (Bagasse)
 
 
Monday, April 3
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Physics Senior Seminar
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Robert Bluhm
3:00 PM 
  
Nick Stielau ('06)Magneto-Optical Atom Traps: Construction, Operation, and Applications
 Ryland Brooks ('07)Wonderful W3
 
 
Wednesday, April 5
 
ENGLISH
English Honors Presentations

Session Chair: Laurie Osborne
 
  
Emilie Coulson ('06)Northern Door
 Emily Tull ('06)A Defense of Ted Hughes and his Decisions Concerning the Composition of Sylvia Plath's Ariel Through an In-Depth Look at the Major themes in her Writing and her Life
 Erica Dorpalen ('06)Carrying Emptiness: The Ecology and Zen Buddhism of Gary's Snyder's Poetry
 Elizabeth Wyckoff ('06)Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls. A Collection of Short Stories
 Eleanor Thermansen ('06)Politics and Poetry: The Evolution of Adrienne Rich
 Ashley Jones-Pierce ('06)Land, Consciousness and Continuance: The Poetry of Simon J. Ortiz and Joy Harjo
 Erin Rhoda ('06)Beautiful Reckonings: Thought, Pain, and Complexity in John Keats's Letters and Poetry
 James McLaughlin ('06)The Travel Imagination and the Hybrid Reality in the Wake of Colonialism
 Melina Markos ('06)A Journey Through Memory and Self in the Works of Adwidge Danticat and Julia Alvarez
 Lauren Woodward ('06)The Human Heart in Conflict with Itself: The Modern and Postmodern Implications for Family and History's Effect on Individual Identity in Selected Works of William Faulkner
  
Michael O'Brien ('06)The Case of Raging Bull: Homophobia and the Masculine Cinema of Martin Scorsese
 Samuel Stark ('06)Infinite Jest's Spectacular Resistance: Subversion and Hope in a Pluralizing Entertainment Culture
 Ryan Spanich ('06)Literary Love Making in Nicholas Sparks' Novels: Finding the Balance between the Writer's Life and the Writer's Work in Bestselling Romantic Literature
 Russell Gullette ('06)A Modernist Success in a Postmodern Failure: Jackson Pollock and Abstract Expressionism, The Avant-Garde and the Ascension of Late Capitalism, Art after 1943
 Rebeccah Amendola ('06)A League of Their Own: The Competition for Jewish-American Identity In the Novels of Philip Roth
 Marissa Chin ('06)The Virtues of Impurity: Exploring Repulsion in the Works of Samuel Beckett
 Kara McCabe ('06)A Journey Through Memory and Self in the Works of Adwidge Danticat and Julia Alvarez
 
 
Friday, April 7
 
CHEMISTRY
Senior Chemistry Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Mark Juhasz
3:00 - 4:00 PM 
  
Rami Zahran ('06)Epichlorohydrin Cross-Linking of Synthetic DNA Oligomers
 Rob Jacobs ('06)Measurement of 6-Thioguanine Base Pairing Stability Through Imino-Exchange Rate Determination
 Leah Weitz ('06)Inhibition of Prostaglandin D Synthase
 Lindsey Boyle ('06)An Examination of the Current Mechanism of Hydrogen Peroxide Production in Lake Water
 
 
Monday, April 10
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Physics Senior Seminar
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Robert Bluhm
3:00 PM 
  
Frank Fung ('06)Vector Theory of Spontaneous Lorentz Violation
 Todd Dixon ('06)Effects of Pulse Amplitude on a Two-State Quantum Mechanical Phase
 
 
Friday, April 14
 
CHEMISTRY
Senior Chemistry Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Mark Juhasz
3:00 - 4:00 PM 
  
Hui Kim ('06)Investigation of New Macrocyles with Orthogonal Aromatic Rings
 Harriet Egessa ('06)The Synthesis of Biphenylene Aromatic Macrocyles
 Christabel Kwabi ('06)Generation of Vinylcarbenes.
 Michelle Kim ('06)Synthesis and Investigation of Naphthyl-appended Copper (I) Complex
 
 
Monday, April 17
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Physics Senior Seminar
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Robert Bluhm
3:00 PM 
  
Drew Branden ('07)Construction of a Pulse Amplified Diode Laser System
 Mao Zheng ('06)Data Acquisition with LabView
 Kristoff Paulson ('06)Magnetic Reconnection Exhausts in the Solar Wind
 
 
Wednesday, April 19
 
MUSIC
Music Honors Presentation
Pugh Center
Session Chair: Paul Machlin
5:30 PM 
Garry J. Bertholf ('06)
 John Coltrane: Jazz Improvisation, Transcription, and Performance
 
 
Friday, April 21
 
CHEMISTRY
Senior Chemistry Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Mark Juhasz
3:00 - 4:00 PM 
  
Will Thompson ('06)Engineering Perspective in a Instrumental Design for Measurements of Ultra Low Level Light
 Riley Doyle ('07)Yeast Model for Loss of Chfr: Identification of Suppressor Mutants and Purification of Cdc123
 Aaron Bradford ('07)Carbamoylation Effects from Anticancer Sulfonylhydrazines on Homologous DNA Recombination in vitro
 Dan Fowler ('06)Investigating the Mechanisms of a Novel rRNA Quality Control System
 
 
Wednesday, April 26
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Conservation Biology Presentations
Olin 234
Session Chair: Russ Cole
11:00 - 11:50 AM 
Alex Jospe ('06), Emily Sinnott ('08) and Bethany Peck ('06), Environmental Studies
 The Effects of Climate Change on Polar Bears
 
MUSIC
Music Honors Presentation
Bixler 154
Session Chair: Steve Saunders
4:30 PM 
Stephen Planas ('06)
 Performance Practices in Carl Maria von Weber's Overture to Oberon: A History of Recorded Performances
 
 
Thursday, April 27
 
BIOLOGY
Cell Cycle and Cancer
Olin 234
Session Chair: Paul Greenwood
1:00 PM 
  
Callie McDowell ('06)Breast Cancer and Latina Women
 Adam Newman ('07)Hypoxia: A Major Regulatory Event in Tumor Growth
 Rachel Carr ('06)Properties Found Naturally in Edible Plants: Cancer Causes and Remedies
 Kathryn Barus ('06)Incidence, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Melanoma
 Luke L’Heureux ('06)Smoking Under the Sun: Good, Bad, or “Reasonably Risky?
 
ENGLISH
Green Romanticism
Fairchild Room, Dana Dining Hall
Session Chair: Tilar Mazzeo
11:30 -1:00 
Kate Zeigler ('06), Liz Wyckoff ('06) and Holly Eydenberg ('06), English
 Constructing Wildness: Environmentalism and the Implications of Garden Design History
Christine O'Brien ('07) and Amy Weinfurter ('08), English
 Environmental Apocalypse from Romanticism to Global Warming
John DeBruicker ('07), Kerry Whittaker ('08), Steve Frechette ('08) and Liz Clark ('08), English
 Pantheism and NeoPaganism in Environmental History
Julie Wilson ('08), Adrian Walther ('06), Ryan Scott ('07) and Yvonne Baker ('08), English
 Public Landscapes: From the Inclosure Acts to National Parks
Jess Bernhard ('07), Kaitlyn Gangl ('07), Caitlin Blodget ('07) and Sheehan Lunt ('07), English
 Representing Botany and the Symbolism of Plant Species
Casey Turmelle ('07), Del Webster ('07), Laura Williamson ('07) and Dan Vassallo ('07), English
 The Camera: Images of the Landscape
Matt McPherson ('06), Matt Crane ('07), Ellen London ('09) and Conor Sullivan ('06), English
 The Politics and Economics of Meat Production and Vegetarianism
 
 
Friday, April 28
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Conservation Biology Presentations
Olin 234
Session Chair: Russ Cole
11:00 - 11:50 AM 
Courtney Larson ('08), Anna Barnwell ('08) and Ryan Scott ('06), Environmental Studies
 Are Debt-for-Nature Swaps an Effective Conservation Strategy?
 
RUSSIAN
Russian Student Research Symposium
Whitney Room, Roberts
Session Chair: Julie de Sherbinin
1:30 - 5:00 PM 
  This symposium included presentations in Russian from Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, and the University of Southern Maine students representing advanced independent work in literary and cultural studies. The Colby titles are listed in English translation below.
Adil D’Sousa ('06)Madness in Victor Pelevin’s Novel Chapaev and Emptiness
 Cassandra Newell ('08)The Subtext of Mandelshtam’s Poetry in Shalamov’s Labor Camp Story Sherry Brandy
 Todd Lohsen ('06)Prince Andrey Bolkonsky and His Search for Place in Tolstoy's War and Peace
 Ka Ye Chan ('06)The Russian Soul: The Rhythm of Natasha Rostova's Life in Tolstoy's War and Peace
 
CHEMISTRY
Senior Chemistry Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Mark Juhasz
3:00 - 4:00 PM 
  
Natalie Wayne ('06)Preparation for Protein Expression Studies of the Wheat Grain PKABA1-Interacting Protein TaWD40.
 Hillary Easter ('06)Determination of Bioavailable Fe(III) in Natural Waters Using the Iron-Specific Ligand DFB.
 Adam Oesterle ('06)Using Chemiluminescence to Detect Phosphorus in Freshwater Systems
 Colby Burns ('06)Synthesis and Characterization of a Copper-Arene Complex
 
 
Monday, May 1
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Conservation Biology Presentations
Olin 234
Session Chair: Russ Cole
11:00 - 11:50 AM 
Sandy Beauregard ('06), Scott Shahverdian ('06) and Jenny Venezia ('06), Environmental Studies
 Ecotourism in the Developing World
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Physics Senior Seminar
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Robert Bluhm
3:00 PM 
Alex Kozen ('06) and Josh Montague ('06)
 Low-Temperature and Magnetic Field Dependence of Ni(II) Compounds
 
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Computer Science Presentations
Mudd 405
Session Chair: Dale Skrien
4:00 - 5:00 PM 
  
Nick Stielau ('06)Interactive Databases for Everyday Use: the PHP and MySQL Outing Club Member Database
 Matt DeLoria ('06)Developing a J2EE Task Management System
 
 
Tuesday, May 2
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Religion and World War II
Lovejoy 344
Session Chair: Debra Campbell
11:00 - 12:15 
  
Megan Watts ('08)The Spirituality Behind The Sound of Music: Maria Augusta Trapp
 Ryan Connolly ('07)Edith Stern: Transformation
 Randine Horibe ('07)Nisei: A Homeless Generation
 
ANTHROPOLOGY
Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality
Lovejoy 307
Session Chair: Mary Beth Mills
11:00 - 12:15 
  
Chelsea Downs ('06)Sex on the Internet: New Technologies of Sexual Consumption
 Lauren Erickson ('06)Gender Identity Disorder: An Anthropological Approach to Diagnostic Categories
 Valerie Friedman ('07)The Power of an Image: The Flapper
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Religion and World War II
Lovejoy 344
Session Chair: Debra Campbell
11:00 - 12:15 
  
Megan Watts ('08)The Spirituality Behind The Sound of Music: Maria Augusta Trapp
 Ryan Connolly ('07)Edith Stern: Transformation
 Randine Horibe ('07)The 442nd Regiment
 
PHILOSOPHY
Philosophy Honors Presentations
Lovejoy 215
Session Chair: Cheshire Calhoun
4:00 - 5:30 PM 
  
Emily Brostek ('06)The Impoverishment of Philosophy
 Greg Lusk ('06)Knowledge, Understanding, and Virtue Epistemology
 
 
Wednesday, May 3
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Conservation Biology Presentations
Olin 234
Session Chair: Russ Cole
11:00 - 11:50 
Katie Renwick ('07), Jeff Carroll ('08) and Liza Mitchell ('08), Environmental Studies
 Gray Wolf Reintroduction in the Greater Yellowstone Area
 
 
Thursday, May 4
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Religion and World War II
Lovejoy 344
Session Chair: Debra Campbell
11:00 - 12:15 
  
Jen McAleer ('07)Resistance in the Nazi Government and Army
 Robert Rosenbaum ('07)The Third Reich Church
 Ryan Ahearn ('07)The Khalsa in World War II
 
BIOLOGY
Cell Cycle and Cancer
Olin 234
Session Chair: Paul Greenwood
1:00 PM 
  
Peter Steinour ('07)Glioblastoma multiforme: Hope for Pacification
 Nichol Penna ('06)Synovial Cell Sarcoma: Diagnosis, Therapy, and Case Study
 Alexander White ('07)The Genetics of Prostate Cancer
 Erin Schlossman ('07)Ewing’s Sarcoma and Possible Gene Therapies Involving EWS/FLI-1 and CD99
 Carolyn Litty ('06)Mantle Cell Lymphoma: Incidence, Biological Features, and Treatments
 
ECONOMICS
Advanced Topics in Environmental Economics
Miller 319
Session Chair: Thomas Tietenberg
2:30 - 3:45 PM 
  
Emilia Tjernström ('06)Co-management of Natural Resources: Evaluating the Concepts and Empirical Evidence from Protected Areas
 Charles Reed ('06)Insurance and the Management of Environmental Risk: The Case of Climate Change
 
 
Friday, May 5
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Conservation Biology Presentations
Olin 234
Session Chair: Russ Cole
11:00 - 11:50 AM 
Sharon McMonagle ('06), Alaina Clark ('08) and Jenna Morrison ('06), Environmental Studies
 Effects of Climate change on Coral Reef Ecosystems
 
GEOLOGY
Geoseminar
Mudd 218
Session Chair: Robert Gastaldo
1:00 PM 
C. Thompson ('08), B. Aigler ('08), S. Reid ('08), D. Pace ('06) and B. Cantor ('08)
 The Plastic Response of the Genus Quercus to Atmospheric pCO2 Concentration
 
CHEMISTRY
Senior Chemistry Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Mark Juhasz
3:00 - 4:00 PM 
  
Bram Geller ('06)The Synthesis Of New Oxacalixarenes and Bicyclooxacalixarenes from 1,8-Naphthyridine Precursors.
 Adelajda Zorba ('06)Synthesis of 2-Oxo-16-(3', 4'-methylenedioxyphenyl)-trans-15-hexadecene, an Inhibitor of M. tuberculosis.
 Zach Goldman ('06)The Synthesis of RCLMs
 
GEOLOGY
Geology Honors Presentations
SSW Alumni Center
Session Chair: Robert Gastaldo
5:00 PM 
  
Katherine Curtis ('06)A dynamic 3-D Model of the Seasonal Surface and Sub-surface Flow in the Belgrade Lakes Watershed, South-Central Maine
 Christopher Russoniello ('06)Quantification of Seasonal Groundwater Flux through the Southern Portion of the Serpentine Bog in South-Central Maine
 
 
Monday, May 8
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society

Session Chair: Tom Tietenberg, Philip Nyhus, and Liliana Andonova
10:00 - 10:50 AM 
Hurd RoomCassie Jendzejec ('08), David Lee Russell ('08), Claire Y. Thompson ('08) and James R. Silvestro ('08)
 What Factors Affect Why Some African Countries Are More Affected by the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Than Others?
Smith RoomMegan N. Schafer ('09), Morgan M. Davies ('08), Bryan J. Brown ('09) and Chelsea V. Eakin ('09)
 What Strategies Have Been Most Successful in Helping Urban Areas to Become Sustainable Communities?
Whitney Room Katherine T. Klepinski ('08), Patrick J. Roche ('09), Kelly M. McKone ('09) and Emily C. Jenkins ('09)
 Are Countries with High Level of External Debt More Likely to Experience Higher Rates of Natural Resource Degradation?
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Conservation Biology Presentations
Olin 234
Session Chair: Russ Cole
11:00 - 11:50 AM 
Joel Alex ('06), Sarah Hoskinson ('06) and Kerry Whittaker ('08), Environmental Studies
 How Effective are Seed Banks in Preserving Biodiversity?
 
PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Physics Senior Seminar
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Robert Bluhm
3:00 PM 
Amit Gaind ('06) and Dan Sack ('06)
 Thermodynamics of Waste Oil Combustion
 
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Computer Science Presentations
Mudd 405
Session Chair: Dale Skrien
4:00 - 5:00 PM 
  
Nicolas Mwai ('06)Creating a Code-Snippet Wiki Repository
 Patrick Rodjito ('06)Position Tracking and Motion Prediction Using Fuzzy Logic
 
EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Senior Seminar in Education and Human Development
Miller 8
Session Chair: Mark Tappan
7:00 - 8:30 PM 
Chris Juraska ('06), Kristen Russell ('06), Elizabeth Ghilardi ('06), Katie Roberts ('06) and Josh Berman ('06)
 Albert Hall School Climate Study
Colleen McGee ('06), Elizabeth Palten ('06), Elizabeth Shepherd ('06), Caitlin Peale ('06) and Lydia Joseph ('06)
 Girls Groups: From Adversaries to Allies
Christabel Kwabi ('06), Emily Brostek ('06), Keegan Albaugh ('07), Gabe Adams ('06) and Emilie Slack ('06)
 The Colby Cares About Kids Program: A documentary
 
 
Tuesday, May 9
 
BIOLOGY
Advanced Immunology Presentations
Olin 335
Session Chair: Lynn Hannum
11:00 - 12:15 
Lindsey Boyle ('06) and Darcy Taylor ('08)
 Evaluating Three Cell Lines for Calcein AM Retention in Cytotoxicity Assays
Amanda McGarry ('07) and Chris Neil ('07)
 Phagocytosis of E. coli and Zymosan by Zebrafish Kidney Leukocytes
Brian Ward ('08) and Emily Wagner ('08)
 Phagocytosis of Labeled S. aureus by Zebrafish Kidney Leukocytes
 
ANTHROPOLOGY
Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality
Lovejoy 307
Session Chair: Mary Beth Mills
11:00 - 12:15 
  
Grey Brooks ('06)Hollywood and the Construction of Gay Male Identities
 Sarah Fallon ('06)The Role of Women in Post-1949 China
 Carolyn Deuschle ('07)Adding a Beat to the Queer Movement: Electrosex and its Effects for Change
 Mike PiancentiniHIV/AIDS Prevention among Inner-City Populations
 Andrea Linney ('07)Women's Labor and China's Industrial Boom
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Religion and World War II
Lovejoy 344
Session Chair: Debra Campbell
11:00 - 12:15 
  
Bobby Redwood ('06)The Art of War: The Emotive Impact of World War II Propaganda Posters
 Brett Wagenheim ('09)Bonhoeffer and Arendt
 Jess Wansart ('06)The Initial Reception of Bonhoeffer’s Theology
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
GIS and Remote Sensing
Keyes 103
Session Chair: Philip Nyhus
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM 
Sharon McMonagle ('06), Randa Capponi ('06), Christopher Russoniello ('06) and Gregory LaShoto ('07)
 Estimating the Impact of Catastrophic Sea Level Rise in Maine
Rachel Terry ('07), Karen Prisby ('07) and Hilary Langer ('06)
 Prioritizing Land Purchases for the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance
 
BIOLOGY
Neurobiology Presentations
Olin 332
Session Chair: Andrea Tilden
1:00 - 4:00 PM 
Cheryl Hahn ('08) and Will Cantley ('08)
 Electromagnetic Spectral Responsiveness in the Crustacean Visual System
Sara Manoli ('07) and Jess Egan ('08)
 Electroretinographic Response to Various Visual Stimulus Patterns in Crustaceans
Mike Butler ('08) and Geoffrey Buckle ('07)
 Environmental Copper Exposure: Effects on Thermal Sensitivity of the Cardiac Ganglion of Crustaceans
Margaret Jackson ('06) and Jenny Mooney ('06)
 Impact of Environmental pH Changes on the Neurological Cardiac Response of Crustaceans
Jessica Taylor ('07), Lindsay Carlson ('07) and Lauren Baard ('08)
 Neurological Habituation to Visual Predatory Stimulus in Crustaceans
Kris Dobie ('06) and John Swain ('08)
 Visual Sensory Modulation in Response to Conspecific Chemical Stress Cues in Crustaceans
 
ECONOMICS
Advanced Topics in Environmental Economics
Miller 319
Session Chair: Thomas Tietenberg
2:30 - 3:45 PM 
  
Jonathan Bodansky ('06)NAFTA's Chapter 11: What is the Evidence?
 Max Nigrosh ('06)Micro-Finance in Principle and Practice
 
 
Wednesday, May 10
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society

Session Chair: Tom Tietenberg, Philip Nyhus, and Liliana Andonova
10:00 - 10:50 AM 
Hurd Room Caitlin E. Dufraine ('09), Hannah D. Taska ('09), Lisa M. Portis ('09) and Kerry A. Whittaker ('08)
 What are the Major Factors That Determine the Degradation of Coral Reefs or Their Sustainable Protection?
Smith RoomAmy Lu ('09), Katherine M. Butler ('09), Brian P. Lynch ('09) and Emily K. Stimpson ('09)
 What States or Towns in the United States Have Been Most Successful at Composting and Why?
Whitney Room Sally E. Drescher ('09), Andrew M. Sherman ('09), Elizabeth J. Pfeffer ('09) and Brian W. Fulmer ('07)
 What Specific Factors Have Had the Most Significant Restorative Impact on Fisheries?
 
BIOLOGY
Molecular Ecology Project Presentations
Olin 213
Session Chair: Stacey Lance
1:00 - 4:00 PM 
Rachel Terry ('07), Sarah Hoskinson ('06), Mike Fleming ('06), Matt Mitchell ('06), Julia Germaine ('07), Courtney Zecher ('06), Caitlin Rumrill ('08) and Andrew Johnson ('06)
 Using mtDNA to Assess Whether Color Polymorphisms in Southeastern Coyotes Are Due to Hybridization with Dogs and Analysis of Carnivore Distributions on Kennebec Land Trust Properties Using DNA from Non-invasively Collected Hair and Scat
 
BIOCHEMISTRY
Biochemistry of the Cell II Posters
Olin Arcade
Session Chair: Paul Greenwood
1:00 - 2:30 PM 
Brian Rodriguez ('06) and Chris Neil ('07), Biochemistry
 Gaucher's Disease
Adam Newman ('07) and Bram Geller ('06), Biochemistry
 Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome
Christabel Kwabi ('06) and Adelajda Zorba ('06), Biochemistry
 MELAS Syndrome
Colby Burns ('06) and Kim Mukerjee ('06), Biochemistry
 McArdle Disease
Eric Bergh ('07) and Cedric Owens ('07), Biochemistry
 Menkes Syndrome
Matthew Wahl ('07) and Trevor Hanly ('07), Biochemistry
 Morquio's Syndrome
Aaron Bradford ('07), Riley Doyle ('07) and Metabolic Disorder Posters, Biochemistry
 Porphyria
 
BIOLOGY
Neurobiology Presentations
Olin 332
Session Chair: Andrea Tilden
1:00 - 4:00 PM 
Andrew Cox ('08) and Dan Dewey-Mattia ('08)
 Crustacean Cardiac Sensitivity to Environmental Hypoxia and Digestive Activity
Chelsea McCann ('07) and Monica Phillips ('07)
 Effects of Exogenous Serotonin on Agonistic Behaviors of Nondominant Crustaceans
Kristine Robin ('08) and Sasha Bartels ('08)
 Electroretinographic Response of Crustaceans to a Predatory Visual Stimulus: Effects of Habituation
Jaqueline Beaupre ('08) and Tim Miller ('08)
 Influence of Caffeine on the Neurocardiac System of Crustaceans
Leigh Audin ('07) and Rob Zondervan ('07)
 Influence of Muscle Mass on Fatigue Rate in Crustaceans in Response to Stimulation of Motor Neurons
Danielle Preiss ('07) and Paula Pelavin ('07)
 Response of the Crustacean Cardiac Ganglion to Exposure of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors to Nicotine
Sarah Belden ('06) and Kaitlin Adams ('06)
 The Influence of Ethanol on the GABA-induced Cardioinhibitory Response of Crustaceans
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Climate Change Politics
Olin 234
Session Chair: Liliana Andonova
2:30 - 3:45 PM 
Jennifer Venezia ('06), William Tyson ('09), Nicole Terrillion ('08) and Bethann Swartz ('06)
 Climate Change Politics
Andrew Sherman ('09), Eric Hansen ('08), Karen Bennett ('06), Kathleen Maynard ('09), Kristin Blodgett ('06), Mariah Hudnut ('07), Renzo Mendoza Castro ('07), Sharon McMonagle ('06), Aime Schwartz ('08) and Alexandra Jospe ('06)
 Climate Cooperation Beyond 2012
 
COMPUTER SCIENCE
CS Fest
Mudd 415/416
Session Chair: Dale Skrien
3:00 - 5:00 PM 
Nico Mwai ('06) and Taylor Snook ('07)
 All-Star Games Breakout
Tim Monahan ('06) and Mark Gaudet ('08)
 Berlin Wall Breakout
  Computer Science Project Demos
Nicolas Mwai ('06)Creating a Code-Snippet Wiki Repository
 Matt DeLoria ('06)Developing a J2EE Task Management System
 Patrick Rodjito ('06)Position Tracking and Motion Prediction Using Fuzzy Logic
Courtney Goodie ('07) and Tomas Vorobjov ('06)
 Harry Potter Breakout
Tomas Vorobjov ('06), Taylor Snook ('07) and Courtney Goodie ('07)
 It's Prom Time
Mark Gaudet ('08), Brian Putnam ('08), Peter Landwehr ('08) and Tom Goth ('07)
 Killer McDeathStrike
Tom Goth ('07) and Brian Butnam
 Stewie's Revenge Breakout
Trik Rodjito ('06) and Peter Landwehr ('08)
 Sultry Eyes Breakout
 
 
Thursday, May 9
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environmental Health Determinants in the Local Community
Olin 1
Session Chair: Gail Carlson
7:00 PM 
Dan Breen ('06) and Jackie Lauber ('09)
 Drinking Water Contaminants in Central Maine
Alex Richards ('09) and Kristina Shiroka ('08)
 Human Health Impacts of Energy Use at Colby College
Randa Capponi ('06) and Amy Weinfurter ('08)
 The Causes and Effects of Outdoor Air Pollution in Central Maine and The Health Impacts of Indoor Air Pollution in Maine
Jenny Mooney ('06) and Bethany Peck ('06)
 The Hidden Nature of What You Eat: How Colby's Food Choices are Affecting You
Katie Chamberlin ('06) and Sarah Ayres ('06)
 The Price of Beauty: A Look at Toxicants in Your Personal Products
Jackie Rolleri ('06) and Cait Cleaver ('06)
 The implications of Pesticide Use within the Colby Community
Aime Schwartz ('08) and Callie McDowell ('06)
 Tidiness & Toxicity: An Examination of Cleaning Products and Household Chemicals at Colby College and Their Potential Health Impacts
Beth Hirschhorn ('07) and Katie Himmelmann ('07)
 When Recycling Isn't Enough: The Hazards of Waste Management in Maine
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
GIS and Remote Sensing
Keyes 103
Session Chair: Philip Nyhus
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM 
  
Alexander McPherson ('07)Developing a Model for Pedestrian Route Selection at Colby
 Jacqueline Rolleri ('06)Spatial Analysis of Colby College Trails: Perkins Arboretum and Runnals Hill
 Katherine Renwick ('07)An Analysis of the Area Covered by Impervious Surfaces at Colby
Caitlin Cleaver ('06), Samuel Weeks ('06), Liza Mitchell ('08) and Caroline Polgar ('06)
 Feasibility of the Reintroduction of Wolves (Canis lupus lycaon) in Maine: A GIS Study
Scott Shahverdian ('06) and Sarah Kelly ('06)
 Solar Panel Modeling on Suitable Roofs at Colby
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Religion and World War II
Lovejoy 344
Session Chair: Debra Campbell
05/11/2006 
  
Nani Phillips ('06)St. Christopher and the Spiritual Protection of the Soldier
 Bryan Sanders ('06)The US Response to Genocide: World War II and Darfur
 
ANTHROPOLOGY
Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality
Lovejoy 307
Session Chair: Mary Beth Mills
11:00 - 12:15 
  
Danielle Preiss ('07)Impotence, Fertility, and Prostitution: Hijras as a Third Gender
 Aya Costantino ('07)Changing Status of North American Berdache
 Nathan Downes ('06)Constructing Masculinity at the Workplace
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Atlas of Maine Project
Olin Arcade
Session Chair: Philip Nyhus
1:00 - 4:00 PM 
  
Sarah Kelly ('06)Aquifers and Wells of Maine
 Hilary H. Langer ('06)Primary Nesting Sites of the Piping Plover, Least Tern, Roseate Tern, and Bald Eagle
 Jackie Rolleri ('06)Lighthouses and Shipwrecks of Maine
 Karen Prisby ('07)Maine Public Water Supplies
 Katie Renwick ('07)Soil Types of Maine
 Greg LaShoto ('07)Shorebird Nesting Sites on the Maine Coast
 Randa Capponi ('06)Average Annual Wind Resource Potential in Maine
 Cait Cleaver ('06)Wetlands and Conservation Lands of Maine
 Caroline Polgar ('06)Atlantic Salmon Habitat on Maine's Rivers and Streams
 Rachel Terry ('07)Conservation Land and Human Presence Surrounding Roseate Tern, Lest Tern, and Piping Plover Nest Sites in Maine
  
Sharon McMonagle ('06)Educational Opportunities and Average Income in Maine Towns
 Chris Russoniello ('06)Maine Ski Areas: Past and Present
 Sam Weeks ('06)Omes and Cahs: The Locations of Mainers and Their Roads
 Alex McPherson ('07)Emergency Resources in Maine
 Liza Mitchell ('08)Woodlot Ownership and Forest Cover in Maine
 
BIOLOGY
Cell Cycle and Cancer
Olin 234
Session Chair: Paul Greenwood
1:00 PM 
  
Meredith Lowmaster ('06)If You Had to Get Cancer…What Makes Some Cancers Easier to Treat Than Others?
 Natalie Wayne ('06)Targeted Cancer Therapies
 Emily Pugach ('07)Immunotherapy as a Means of Treating Cancer
 Andrew O’Connell-Shevenell ('07)Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Cancer as a Door to Outside the Scientific Mind
 Tenzin Tsewang ('07)The Effects of Gender on Lung Cancer and Breast Cancer
 
ECONOMICS
Advanced Topics in Environmental Economics
Miller 319
Session Chair: Thomas Tietenberg
2:30 - 3:45 PM 
  
Jennifer Radcliffe ('06)An Ex Post Economic Evaluation of the Decision to Use Geothermal Energy in the New Alumni Center
 
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology Poster Presentation
Robbins Room, Roberts
Session Chair: Diane Winn
4:00 PM 
  
Johanna Black ('06)The Decision between Action and Inaction and the Inertia it May Create
 Kate Gilroy ('06)Methylprednisolone and 6-Chlorotryptophan Administered to Attenuate Secondary Deficits of Spinal Cord Injury in Guinea Pigs
 Kristen Russell ('06)Deliberate Self-Harm: Risk Factors, Functions, and Implications
 Ben Crane ('06)A History of the Treatment of Schizophrenia by Family Therapy
 Alan Chang ('06)The Placebo Effect
 Lauren Olmsted ('06)Parental Influence on the Construction of Gender Schemas of Children
 Lauren Erickson ('06)Hypnotherapy as a Treatment for Cancer
 Steve Luke ('06)The Relationship between Multiple Sclerosis and Unemployment
 Ronny Bachrach ('06)Getting Older: A Diagnostic Comparison of Alzheimer's Disease and Semantic Dementia
 Melissa Crawford ('06)A Buddhist Approach to Psychotherapy: Using Mindfulness to Treat Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Johanna Black ('06), Daniel Burke ('06) and Lauren Olmsted ('06)
 How Age Influences Mood State Effects in the Deese-Roediger-McDermott Paradigm
Madeline Ragan ('08) and Stephen Luke ('06)
 In Your Face! The Effect of Name Frequency on Creating a Feeling of Knowing State
Marissa Meyer ('07) and Katie Gilroy ('06)
 Memory and Metamemory Accuracy for Visual Information: A Transfer Appropriate Processing Effect
Rebecca Reisman ('06) and Meredith Stauffer ('06)
 Overconfidence After Exposure to Misleading Post-Event Information
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society

Session Chair: Tom Tietenberg, Philip Nyhus, and Liliana Andonova
7:00 - 7:50 PM 
Lovejoy 202 Cantor, Bradford M. ('08), Daniel B. Wasserman ('09), ES118, Emma McLeavey-Weeder ('09), Environment and Society and Peter G. Raymond ('09)
 What State Programs Are Most Effective in Promoting Energy Efficiency?
Lovejoy 203 Benjamin S. Morse ('09), Caitlin G. Casey ('09), Samantha N. Given-Dennis ('09) and Megan C. Saunders ('09)
 How Does a Nation's Involvement in International Organizations Affect Its Domestic Actions Towards Sustainability?
Lovejoy 205 Rachel M. Freierman ('09), Nicholas J. Nassikas ('09), Nolan M. Collins ('09) and Nicholas J. Baranowski ('09)
 What Role Does Local Participation and Decision-making Play in Terms of Wildlife Conservation Efforts?
 
 
Friday, May 12
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society

Session Chair: Tom Tietenberg, Philip Nyhus, and Liliana Andonova
10:00 - 10:50 AM 
Hurd Room Suzanne M. Merkelson ('09), Michael C. Ambrogi ('09), V. Alexandra Praggastis ('10) and Rebecca E. Lipson ('09)
 Under What Conditions Can Foreign Aid Be Effective in Helping Countries Develop Sustainably?
Smith Room Tarini Manchanda ('09), Kristin B. Gates ('09), Linnea E. Rooke ('09) and Geoffrey T. Malick ('09)
 What Are the Most Effective Methods Being Used by Drought-ridden Countries to Solve Their Water Crises?
Whitney RoomJennifer K. Burke ('09), Emily S. Kissner ('08), Meghan R. Kuhn ('08) and Eitan S. Green ('09)
 What Conditions or Influences Seem Effective in Encouraging States or Countries to Turn to Renewable and Alternative Energy (Biodiesel, Wind, Etc.)?
 
 
Saturday, May 13
 
AMERICAN STUDIES
American Dreams Documentaries
Given Auditorium
Session Chair: Phyllis Mannocchi
4:00 PM 
Elizabeth Foxwell ('06), Dave Burtonperry ('06), Gillian Butsch ('06), Sarah Kelly ('06), Kendra King ('06) and Nate Werlin ('06), American Studies
 Controlled Chaos: A Documentary on the Maine Handicap Skiing Racers
Rachel Carr ('06), Gregory Ortiz ('06), Lindsey Brewer ('06), Drew Rausch ('06), Andrew O'Connell-Shevenell ('07) and Juan Jung ('07), American Studies
 Dennis Dechaine
Katie Packard ('06), Tara Bouton ('06), Marina Stakes ('06) and Sarah Burrows ('06), American Studies
 Waterville Rape Crisis Assistance and Prevention Center
Allison Hertzberg, Kate Emery, Elizabeth Ghilardi, Emily Judem and Kara Fagan, American Studies
 Wooden Boat Building in Maine

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