HomeSearchSite MapDirectoryLogin
Colby
Information for
Prospective StudentsAlumniParentsStudentsFaculty and Staff
About Colby Academics Administration Admissions Alumni Athletics Campus Life News and Events
COLBY COLLEGE Research SymposiumStudent Research Opportunities
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


Research Presentations
    
Friday, May 5  
   
SESSION XIV: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY
Science, Technology and Society Studies
Smith Room
Session Chair: Paul Josephson
9:30-11:30 AM  
   
10:00 am Aaron Bradford ('07)
  Video Games and Social Anxiety: A Historical Approach to the Fear of Youth
10:15 am Madeline Horwitz ('06)
  Man-Made Menopause
10:45 am Jakob Moe ('06)
  From Hatcheries to Aquaculture: A Technical Solution to a Tragedy in the United States?
11:15 am Ethan Payne ('06)
  Big Ideas, Big Technology and the Founding of Las Vegas 1905-1935
   
SESSION XV: AMERICAN STUDIES
Honors Projects in American Studies
Hurd Room
Session Chair: Margaret McFadden
10:00-12:00 PM  
   
10:00 am Tyler Hales ('06)
  Is Baseball Still America's National Pastime, or has Football Become the All-American Sport?
10:30 am Noah Balazs ('06)
  iDentity: Constructing Identity in a Mass Mediated and Postmodern Society
11:00 am Anna Erdheim ('06)
  Exploring Opportunity in America: Immigrant Entrepreneurship and Rags to Riches Success
11:30 am Chelsea Downs ('06)
  The Economics of Hip Hop Culture -- More Than Music
   
SESSION XVI: ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Conservation Biology Presentations
Olin 234
Session Chair: Russ Cole
11:00 - 11:50 AM  
   
  Sharon McMonagle ('06), Jenna Morrison ('06) and Alaina Clark ('08), Conservation Biology Presentations
  Effects of Climate change on Coral Reef Ecosystems
   
SESSION XVII: EAST ASIAN STUDIES
Research in Asia
Smith Room
Session Chair: Peter Ditmanson
12:30-3:00 PM  
   
12:45 pm Lijah Barasz ('06), East-Asian Studies
  The Effect of American Film on Chinese Youth Culture
1:00 pm Michael Deheeger ('07) and O. Orantes ('07), Government
  'Long-Neck': Purgatory on the Thai-Burma Border
1:30 pm O. Orantes ('07), History
  Glimpses of Hope, Laughter, and Sadness: Stories from Burmese Women Refugees in Thailand
2:00 pm Lauren Brown ('06), History
  Sars in Taiwan: Effects on Public Health and Treatment of Infectious Disease
2:30 pm B. Tjernstrom ('06), Economics
  Nomad's Land - Parks Protection in Mongolia: Structural and Human Obstacles
   
SESSION XVIII: ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environmental Studies Honors Research
Hurd Room
Session Chair: Philip Nyhus
1:00-4:00 PM  
   
1:00 pm B. Tjernstrom ('06)
  Be the Change You Wish to See: National Attitudes and Climate Change Policy
2:00 pm Alexandra Jospe ('06)
  Modeling Spatially Explicit Human-wildlife Conflict: GIS and Moose-vehicle Collisions in Maine
2:30 pm Hilary Langer ('06)
  The Cost of Conservation: Payments for Environmental Services on The Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
3:00 pm Sarah Kelly ('06)
  Energy Use Patterns and Potential Areas for Energy Conservation in Dorm Rooms at Colby College
3:30 pm Jenna Morrison ('06)
  Environmental Awareness of Waterville Junior High Students
   
SESSION XIX:
General Session
Whitney Room
Session Chair: Yulia Chentsova
1:00-3:30 PM  
   
1:00 pm Gabrielle Adams ('06)
  Time, Remorse, Compensation, and Reparations
1:30 pm Katharine Gilroy ('06)
  MP and 6Cl-tryptophan Administered to Attenuate Secondary Pathology in Guinea Pig Spinal Cord Injury
2:00 pm Kathryn Rooney ('06)
  Specificity and Affective Valence of Autobiographical Memories in Depression
2:30 pm Steen Sehnert ('06)
  Omission and Comission in the Inaction Inertia Paradigm
3:00 pm Laura Snider ('06)
  Mobilized Mothers and Women Warriors: Women's Political Participation in Sri Lanka and Chile
   
SESSION XX: BIOLOGY
Honors Research in Biology
Olin Room 1
Session Chair: Frank Fekete
1:00-4:00 PM  
   
1:00 pm David Civitello ('06)
  Genetic Breeding System of Gray Fox, Urocyon cinereoargenteus, in a Protected Population
1:30 pm Patrick Lizotte ('06)
  Genetic Variation Between Populations of the Rare Orchid Isotria Medeoloides and Implications for Conservation
1:45 pm Matthew Meredith ('06)
  Concomitant Antibiotic and Mercury Resistance among Gastrointestinal Microflora of Feral Brook Trout, Salvelinus fontinalis
2:15 pm Erin Parry ('06)
  Mercury Resistance in a Multi-Drug Resistant Strain of the Fish Pathogen, Aeromonas salmonicida
2:45 pm Matthew Aschaffenburg ('06)
  The Impact of Trait-Mediated Effects on Predator-Prey Interactions in the Rocky Intertidal Community
3:15 pm Sarah Hoskinson ('06)
  A Comparison of Forest Type Resilience to Structural and Compositional Changes Following Beech Bark Disease Infestation
   
SESSION XXI: GEOLOGY
Geoseminar
Mudd 218
Session Chair: Robert Gastaldo
1:00 PM  
   
  B. Cantor ('08), C. Thompson ('08), D. Pace ('06), S. Reid ('08) and B. Aigler ('08)
  The Plastic Response of the Genus Quercus to Atmospheric pCO2 Concentration
   
SESSION XXII: 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
   
SESSION XXIII: ECONOMICS
Honors Projects in Economics
Smith Room
 
3:30-6:00 PM  
   
3:30 pm Jessica Minty ('06)
  Media Coverage and Disaster Relief
4:15 pm Caroline Theoharides ('06)
  The Role of Home Equity in Retirement Saving: Building Your Nest (Egg)
   
SESSION XXIV: HISTORY
History 435
Hurd Room
Session Chair: Elizabeth Leonard
4:00-5:30 PM  
   
4:15 pm Anne Kearney ('08), History
  Waging the War of Opinions: Northern and Southern Newspaper Coverage of Antietam
4:30 pm Nicole Lavery ('07), History
  Maryland and Kentucky: How Abraham Lincoln Kept Each Loyal to the Union
4:45 pm Nathaniel Stone ('06), History
  Ben Butler and the Woman Order: Hard War Diplomacy or Inhumane Treatment of the Citizens of New Orleans?
5:00 pm Benjamin Herbst ('08), History
  Pre-Civil War Acts of Violence and their influence on the Civil War
   
SESSION XXV: ART
Art
Whitney Room
Session Chair: Ankeney Weitz
3:45-5:30 PM  
   
3:45 pm James Thompson ('06), Art
  Residential Environmental Design: 'A House for an Ecologist' Design Competition Entry
4:15 pm Caroline O'Connor ('06), Art
  Use of Devotional Art in the Public and Private Setting in Renaissance Italy
4:35 pm Tucker Burr ('06), Art
  Writing Styles of Modern Graffiti
4:55 pm Steven Weinberg ('06), Art
  The Newspaper Redesign Project
5:15 pm Courtney Page ('06), Art
  Exploration of Composition in Mixed Media: Fabric, Steel, and Magnets
   
SESSION XXVI: 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


Return to Research Symposium Home Page

Research Symposium  |  Celebration of Scholarship   |  Student Research Opportunities

Explore Colby Admissions  |  Directory  |  Search Colby

© Colby College   Student Research Opportunities   4000 Mayflower Hill Drive   Waterville, Maine 04901-8840
T: 207-872-3000   F: 207-872-3555   contact

This page was last updated at: 03/18/03 01:12:38 PM