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COLBY COLLEGE
 2010 Program

Research Symposium


Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium 2010
April 28 - April 30, Colby College, Waterville, Maine

Keynote Address
April 28, 7:30 pm Ostrove Auditorium


Associated Sessions
   
 
 
Friday, April 9
 
CHEMISTRY
Chemistry Senior Presentations
Arey 5
Session Chair: Rebecca Conry
11:00 AM 
  
Hannah Coulson ('10)Sensitivity Analysis of Parameters Used to Define a Model of the Cell-autonomous Mammalian Circadian Clock
 Jessica Levasseur ('10)Syntheses of Cassiferaldehyde and Analogs
 Bethany Bartley ('10)Cytotoxicity of Diepoxybutane and Epichlorohydrin in Relation to Stages of the Cell Cycle
 
CHEMISTRY
Chemistry Senior Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Rebecca Conry
3:00 PM 
  
Daniel Barringer ('10)The Science of Teaching: A Study of the Pedagogy of high school Chemistry
 Jared Tepper ('10)Flap Endonuclease-1 and Apurinic Endonuclease-1 Activity in the Presence of the Anticancer Drug Laromustine
 Lane Phillips ('10)A Synthesis of 2-oxo-16-(3',4'-methylenedioxyphenyl)-trans-15-hexadecene
 
 
Friday, April 16
 
CHEMISTRY
Chemistry Senior Presentations
Arey 5
Session Chair: Rebecca Conry
11:00 AM 
  
Kate Sherry ('10)Progress Toward the Synthesis of Copper(I)-arene Complexes
 David Hirsch ('10)In Vivo Cross-Linking Studies of Different Epoxides
 Brittany Thomas ('10)Conjugative Transfer of a Multidrug Resistance IncA/C Plasmid to Vibrio cholerae in Natural Microcosms
 
CHEMISTRY
Chemistry Senior Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Rebecca Conry
3:00 PM 
  
Ellen Crapster-Pregont ('10)Lithium- and Oxygen-Isotope Profiles of a Mid-Atlantic Ridge Oceanic Core Complex: The Atlantis Massif, 30°N
 Ali BrandeisDetecting Vertical Gradients of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Narragansett Bay Using Passive Samplers
 John Goods ('10)Cyclization of a vinylogous acetyl carbene into 2-methylfuran
 
 
Thursday, April 22
 
BIOLOGY
Symposium on Cancer
Olin 234
Session Chair: Paul Greenwood
1:00 PM 
  
Amy Campbell ('10)Brain Cancer: A Look at Its Differences from Other Cancers and the Glioblastoma multiforme Tumor
 Catarina Ruksznis ('10)The HTLV-1 Tax Viral Oncoprotein
 Jasmine Bruno ('10)Cardiotoxic Effects; the Fatal Strike of Childhood Cancer
 Kathleen Whalen ('10)Pancreatic Cancer: From Causes to Complications
 Audrey Jacobsen ('10)Cancerous Violence: Socioeconomic Status and Cancer Distribution
 Maureen Dunn ('10)Breast Cancer: Behavioral and Environmental Risk Factors
 
 
Friday, April 23
 
GEOLOGY
Geology Honors Presentations
Parker Reed, SSW
Session Chair: Robert Gastaldo
7:00 PM 
  
Ellen Crapster-Pregont ('10)Lithium- and Oxygen-isotope Profiles through a Mid-Atlantic Ridge Oceanic Core Complex
 Christopher Englert ('10)Spectral Analysis of Rotary Sonar Images for Comparison to Predictive Ripple Models
 Cassandra Knight ('10)Late Permian Paleoenvironmental Factors Expounded Through Analysis of a Forest-floor Paleosol Profile, Karoo Basin, South Africa
 
 
Wednesday, April 28
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Tropical Forests and Sustainable Development
Lovejoy 213
Session Chair: Janette Bulkan
10:00 - 10:50 AM 
  
Emily VanWyk ('11)Human/Wildlife Conflict in Agro-ecosystems in Southern Africa
 Amanda Lindsay ('10)The Relationship Between the Ban on Trade in Ivory and African Elephant Populations
 
DEAN OF FACULTY
Keynote Faculty/Student Poster Session
Diamond Atrium
Session Chair: Ed Yeterian/Michael Donihue
6:30 - 7:30 PM 
Eric Braunstein and Jeff Katz
 Analysis of the Electron Withdrawing Capability of Acetylene Groups for Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution; Formation of Acetylene-substituted Oxacalixarenes
Qianwen Xu
 Behavioral Responses to New Dam Construction in Southwestern China
Adam Paine and Kevin Rice
 Cell Death Mechanisms Associated with the Carbamoylating Activity of the Anticancer Prodrug Laromustine
Roberto Delhy Nolivos and Guillermo Vuletin
 Central Bank Independence and Fiscal Dominance
Brittany Thomas and Frank Fekete
 Characterization of Surface Attachment Factors of Vibrio Related Aquatic Bacteria
Devon McIntyre and Jen Coane
 Congruency and Survival: The Mnemonic Advantage After Priming Survival Processing Depends on What Was Studied
Anne Chang and Cathy Bevier
 Exploring Diversity and Function of Epibiotic Bacteria in Three Species of Frogs in Maine
Katherine Orrick and David Firmage
 Impacts of Land Use Changes on Water Quality in Salmon Lake and McGrath Pond
Cassandra Knight and Robert Gastaldo
 Late Permian Paleoenvironmental Factors Expounded Through Analysis of a Forest-floor Paleosol Profile, Karoo Basin, South Africa
Bethany L. Bartley, Christopher Ng, David C. Hirsch, Julie T. Millard and Vanesa L. Silvestri
 Mechanisms of Cytotoxicity of Diepoxybutane, Epichlorohydrin, and (1-chloroethenyl) Oxirane
Ian McCullough and Russell Cole
 Nutrient Loads and the Presence of an Invasive Species Threaten Salmon Lake, Kennebec County, Maine
Daniel Reeves and Jonathan McCoy
 Pressure-Driven Flow of a Confined Suspension
Jennifer Corriveau and Melissa Glenn
 Preventing Severe Psychosis: Anti-schizophrenic Properties of Adolescent Choline Supplementation in a Rat Model of Schizoprenia
Jessica-Ashley Williams, Katherine Littleton and Priscilla Doel
 Rural Health Care Initiative of the Dominican Republic
Yiyuan Qin and Philip Nyhus
 South China Tiger Prey Habitat Suitability GIS Assessment in Hupingshan-Houhe National Nature Reserve Complex, China
Brian DiMento and Whitney King
 The Chemiluminescent Detection of Superoxide and Hydrogen Peroxide
 
 
Thursday, April 29
 
BIOLOGY
Symposium on Cancer
Olin 234
Session Chair: Paul Greenwood
1:00 PM 
  
Katie Littleton ('11)Ovarian Cancer: Classification, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Ovarian Epithelial Carcinomas
 Molly McKenna ('10)Hodgkins vs. non-Hodgkins Lymphoma: A Threat to the Younger Generation
 Hillary Rockey ('11)Diagnosis and Management of Colorectal Cancer
 CeeJay Frederick ('10)Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Using CD38 to Determine Susceptibility and Course of Disease in Patients with CLL
 Anne Chang ('10)Osteosarcoma: Sticks and Stones May Break your Bones, but Cancer will Really Break Them
 Jack Brainard ('10)The Transition to Malignancy: the Case of Melanoma
 
ANTHROPOLOGY
Modernities, Mobilities, Citizenships
Diamond 323
Session Chair: Mary Beth Mills
1:00 - 3:30 PM 
  
Delia Langan ('10)Tourism and Native American Citizenship
 Jen Shriber ('10)Desert Meets Digital: Negotiating Global Identities through Raï Music
 Elizabeth Millikin ('10)Wolves in Virtual Clothing: Exploring Identity through Online Role-playing Communities
 Nicole Mitchell ('10)Discourses of Modernity and Nostalgia in Maine Coastal Towns
 Emily Pavelle ('10)The Refugees of Hurricane Katrina: Secondary Citizenship, Displacement and the Restructuring of New Orleans
 Hanna Noel ('10)Volunteerism in the United States: Identities and Citizenship in the Making
 Carly Rapaport ('10)Tabloid Mania: America's Obsession with Celebrity Lives and Gossip
 
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
NSF EPSCoR Belgrade Regional History Posters
Parker Reed, SSW
Session Chair: Jim Fleming
4:00 - 4:30 PM 
  
Erin Schnettler ('11)Geology, Geography, and Change Over Time
 James Westhafer ('10)A History of Artistic Expression in the Belgrades
 Danielle Sheppard ('11)A Case Study of Two Historic Camps on Great Pond
 
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
UAV Demonstration Flight
Colby Green
Session Chair: Jim Fleming
4:30 - 5:00 PM 
Foster Huntington ('10) and Dan Opalacz ('10)
 
 
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
STS Senior Poster Presentations
Parker Reed, SSW
Session Chair: Jim Fleming
5:00 - 6:00 PM 
  
Nick Bromley ('10)A Politically Charged Science Fiction Story
 Alice Evans ('10)Examining Alternative Medicines and Therapies: The NIH and China
 James Westhafer ('10)The Maturation of the Armed Sky: A Comparison of the Progression and Development of American and German Aerial Warfare Technologies, 1914-1945
 Zach Rich ('10)The Cost of Breathing: Air Pollution in Modern China
Foster Huntington ('10) and Dan Opalacz ('10)
 UAV Aerial GIS Data Acquisition and Colby Systems Integration
 
 
Friday, April 30
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Tropical Forests and Sustainable Development
Lovejoy 213
Session Chair: Janette Bulkan
10:00 - 10:50 AM 
  
Ellen Ramage ('11)Desertification in the Sahel
 Lauren Kerr ('12)Value Chains and Fair Trade
 Hana Haver ('11)Environmental and Human Health Threats Posed by Mercury in Gold Mining
 Olivia Lattanzi ('11)Invasive Species
 Shannon Merrell ('10)Effects of Tourism on Costa Rican Rainforests
 Sam Brakeley ('10)Tourism and the San of Southern Africa
 
CHEMISTRY
Chemistry Senior Presentations
Arey 5
Session Chair: Rebecca Conry
11:00 AM 
  
Brian DiMento ('10)The Chemiluminescent Detection of Superoxide and Hydrogen Peroxide
 Elizabeth Disney ('10)The Effect of Antiobiotics on the Conjugation Frequency of Aeromonas salmonicida subspecies salmonicida
 Greg Klein ('10)Optimization of a 2D LC/SFC Interface Build
 
CHEMISTRY
Chemistry Senior Presentations
Keyes 105
Session Chair: Rebecca Conry
3:00 PM 
  
Austin Lee ('10)TBA
 Eric Braunstein ('10)Analysis of the Electron Withdrawing Capability of Acetylene Groups for Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution
 Adam Paine ('10)Patterns of Apoptotic Poly (ADP-ribose) Polymerase-1 Cleavage Induced by Laromustine and its Analogs
 Mike Baldwin ('10)The Analysis of Bioavailable Copper Using Desferrioxamine-B Based Ligand Extraction and Inductively Coupled Plasma Emission Spectroscopy
 
 
Sunday, May 2
 
THEATER AND DANCE
Beginning Playwriting Presentations

Session Chair: Lynne Connor
7:00 - 10:00 PM 
  
Ahmed Asi ('13)The Birthday
 Casey Sullivan ('10)Popping the Balloon
 Russell Clark ('10)Sharing Time
 Sean Senior  The Benefit Box
 Michael Rifkin ('12)Gone Too Long
 Ferris Draouil  Why Nothing You Do Works
 Faye Shneider ('10)Cinderella and Clyde
 Eva Ludwig ('13)Awkward Silences
 Eli Dupree ('13)Sisters’ Blood
 Charlotte Wiesenberg ('13)Notes to Self
 
 
Monday, May 3
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society Presentations
Diamond 122
Session Chair: Philip Nyhus
10:00 - 10:50 AM 
Emma Pearson ('12), Nicolette Kim ('13), Emily Ferrero ('13) and Kristina Haney ('13)
 What Factors Make Some College Campuses Go Greener Than Others?
Amanda L. Reynolds ('12), Audrey Beth Knowlton, Jennifer F. Reiner ('12) and Catherine E. Raker ('13)
 Why Do Some States or Cities Have More Opportunities to Buy Local Than Others?
Jillian P. Blouin, Virginia A. Keesler, Lindley E. Wells and Thomas R. Smith
 Why Do Some US States Have More Installed Wind Capacity Than Others?
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Tropical Forests and Sustainable Development
Lovejoy 213
Session Chair: Janette Bulkan
10:00 - 10:50 AM 
  
Jen Shriber ('10)Logging and the Bushmeat Trade in Cameroon
 Emily Niemi ('12)El Teniente Mine in Chile
 Robbie Canning ('12)Ecotourism: A Viable Solution?
 Matt Cheever ('12)Issues in Oil Palm Cultivation
 Lizzy Schneider ('12)Displacement for Conservation
 Jennie Brentrup ('10)Medicinal Plants in Tropical Forests
 
PHILOSOPHY
Business, Ethics and Society
Lovejoy 212
Session Chair: Holly Moore
1:00 PM 
1:00 - 1:35 PMEdward Benjamin ('11), Jilian Vaughan ('12), Aaron Halpine ('13), Daniel Reeves ('10) and Joshua Kelton ('10)
 Team Bantu
1:40 - 2:15 PMMichael Russell ('11), Benjamin Foreman ('12), Thomas Scott ('10), Jennifer Sibert ('13) and Matthew Clunan ('10)
 Recycling Revolution!
 
 
Tues/Wed, May 4/5
 
BIOCHEMISTRY
Metabolic Disorder Poster Presentation
Olin Arcade
Session Chair: Julie Millard/Paul Greenwood
1:00 PM 
Andrew Thomas ('11) and Solomon Gisemba ('11)
 Complex I deficiency
Ross Connor ('10) and Adam Paine ('10)
 Fish Odor Syndrome
Julianne Kowalski ('11) and Jo Bellairs ('11)
 Gaucher Disease
Lauren Harris ('10) and Ben Keyser ('10)
 Glycogen Storage Disease Type V
Dan Patch ('10) and Corey Martin ('10)
 Hypophosphatemia
Ken Perrone ('11) and Fran Still ('10)
 Lesch-Nyhan Disease
Brittany Thomas ('11) and Elizabeth Disney ('10)
 Maple Syrup Urine Disease
Kate Sherry ('10) and Hannah Coulson ('10)
 Pompe Disease
Alex Boches ('11) and Jack Vernamonti ('11)
 Pyruvate Carboxylase Deficiency
Klaudia Polak ('10) and Emily Beckwitt ('10)
 Succinyl-CoA Synthetase Mutation
Becca Falender ('11) and Elaura Patton ('11)
 Type III Galactosemia
Nora McCall ('11) and Charles Wulff ('11)
 von Gierke Disease
 
 
Wednesday, May 5
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society Presentations
Diamond 122
Session Chair: Philip Nyhus
10:00 - 10:50 AM 
Julia J. Patterson ('13), Aurora Y. Kesseli ('13), Laramie L. Maxwell ('13) and Margie L. Weiner ('12)
 Why Do Some Countries Get a Higher Percentage of Their Power From Solar Energy Than Others?
Kelsey Gillen ('13), Katherine Hallett ('13), Tenzin Dadon ('12) and Sarah Holmes ('13)
 Why Have Some Whale Species Recovered More Successfully While Others Have Not?
Nina P. Hatch ('13), Tamasen L. Hackett ('13), Chelsea Amelia Scholz ('13) and Kelly E. Kneeland ('13)
 Why is the Total Fertility Rate Higher in Some Developing Countries Than Others?
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Tropical Forests and Sustainable Development
Lovejoy 213
Session Chair: Janette Bulkan
10:00 - 10:50 AM 
  
Charlotte OlenaCoca Cultivation in Bolivia
 Aurore AnastassiadisHuman-jaguar Conflicts in Central America
 Ben RooneyComplexities of Trophy Hunting in AfricaHuman-tiger Conflicts in Malaysian Sumatra
 Kelsey WernerEnvironment and Conflict in Sudan
 Ian McCulloughHuman-jaguar Conflicts in Central America
 Evan KnowltonIntegration of the Matses People
 
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
Earth System Scientists
Miller 319
Session Chair: Jim Fleming
1:00 - 3:30 PM 
  
Mandy Reynolds ('12)James A. Van Allen and Space Geoengineering, 1958-1962
 James Westhafer ('10)Local and Global Systems Science: Belgrade Lakes and Planet Earth
 Sam Rouleau ('10)Chinese Roots of Earth System Science
 Hana Haver ('11)Medical Geography, Global Warming, and the Future of Malaria
 Robbie Canning ('12)Benjamin Franklin’s Life and Contributions in Earth System Science
 Foster Huntington ('10)Jacques Cousteau as a Popularizer of Earth System Science
 Dan Opalacz ('10)The Kraffts as “Volcano Devils”
 Amana Towner ('10)James Hansen and Global Climate Change
 Arya Moallem ('12)Humboldt and Lovelock: A Comparison
 Chris Kasprak ('12)Harry Wexler’s Earth System Science
 
BIOLOGY
Animal Behavior Presentations
Olin 223
Session Chair: Elizabeth Addis
1:00 - 4:00 PM 
  
Charlie Wulff ('11)Impact of Creatine Supplements on Spatial Learning and Memory in Lab Mice
 Hilary Householder ('11)The Effect of Socialization on Aggression in Male Fighting Fish, Betta splendens
 Amanda Palffy ('11)Effect of Dewlap Color in Female Choice in Anoli sagrie
 Ben Keyser ('10)The Effects of Alcohol and Caffeine on Aggression in Zebrafish (Danio renio)
 Tucker Cushing ('11)A Conditional Study of Aggressive Behavior in Zebrafish Under Treatments with Caffeine and Alcohol
 Katie Muto ('11)Influence of Male Coloration on Mate Choice and Aggressive Behaviours in the Siamese Fighting Fish, Betta splendens
 Cassie Coleman ('11)The Effect of Nicotine on Wheel Exercise Addiction in Laboratory Mice
 Elisabeth Russell ('10)Impact of Fluoxetine on the Exhibition of Aggressive Behaviour of Male Betta splendens in the Presence of Female B. splendens
 
PHILOSOPHY
Business, Ethics and Society
Lovejoy 212
Session Chair: Holly Moore
1:00 PM 
1:00 - 1:35 PMJared Crittenden ('10), Francesco Tisch ('12), Eric Beaulieu ('12), Meryl Poulin ('11) and Christopher Fraser ('12)
 VeGattica
 
BIOCHEMISTRY
Molecular Biology Presentations
Olin 335
Session Chair: Russell Johnson
1:00 PM 
1:15 PMBethany Bartley ('10) and Michael Baldwin ('10)
 Effects of Photoperiod on RBCS-3B Expression in Arabidopsis thaliana
1:30 PMBridget Reichelderfer ('10) and Matthew Strickland ('10)
 LCR70 Expression in Wounded Arabidopsis thaliana at Different Developmental Stages
1:45 PMDavid Hirsch ('10) and Ross Connor ('10)
 SAG12 Expression in Arabidopsis thaliana in Response to Environmental Factors
 
 
Thursday, May 6
 
ANTHROPOLOGY
Modernities, Mobilities, Citizenships
Diamond 323
Session Chair: Mary Beth Mills
1:00 - 3:30 PM 
  
Jevan Jammal ('10)Soldiers, Citizens, and American Identities
 Annelise Wiersema ('10)From Delacroix to the Headscarf: Sighting the
 Kelly Harris ('10)Mexican Immigrant Women's Contributions to the Settlement Process in the United States
 Smriti Bajracharya ('11)Multiple Oppression of Female Prostitutes of Nepal: Sex Work and the Construction of Women’s Social Status
 Sonia Booth ('10)Red Cars are the Most Dangerous: Automobility, Identity, and Belonging for Senior Citizens
 Elizabeth Powell ('10)Citizenship and Identity in the Mexico-United States Borderlands
 Tatiana Kowalewski ('10)Being Senegalese: a Post-Colonial Construction of Citizenship and Identity
 
BIOLOGY
Advanced Neurobiology Presentations
Keyes 104
Session Chair: Tariq Ahmad
1:00 - 4:00 PM 
  
Colin O’SheaChemically-induced Ablation of the Olfactory System in Drosophila melanogaster
 Lauren HarrisAttractive and Repulsive Odor Assays and Conditioning in Drosophila.
 David HavlicekAlpha-Methyl-p-Tyrosine Mediated Decrease in Dopamine Levels and the Neuromuscular Function of Drosophila melanogaster
 Benjamin JoslinThe Paralytic Effects of Aminopyridines in Shibire Mutant Drosophila melanogaster
 Benjamin OakesThe Effect of Caffeine on Drosophila Locomotion.
 Emiliano HergenrederAlpha-Methyl-p-Tyrosine Mediated Decrease in Dopamine Levels and Associative Learning in Drosophila melanogaster
 
BIOCHEMISTRY
Molecular Biology Presentations
Olin 335
Session Chair: Russell Johnson
1:00 PM 
1:15 PMDan Patch ('10) and Corey Martin ('10)
 Effects of Wounding, Ascorbic Acid, and Ethylene on LCR70 Gene Expression in Arabidopsis thaliana
1:30 PMFran Still ('10) and Jack Vernamonti ('11)
 Effects of Age and Photoperiod on RBCS-3B Gene Expression in Arabidopsis thaliana<>
1:45 PMSeth Johnson ('10) and Hannah Coulson ('10)
 Increased RD29B Expression as an Age-dependent Response to Desiccation
2:00 PMPeter Serafini ('11)
 RBCS-3B Expression is Sensitive to Dark and Light Treatment in Arabidopsis thaliana
 
BIOLOGY
Symposium on Cancer
Olin 234
Session Chair: Paul Greenwood
1:00 PM 
  
Adam SanMiguel ('10)Gene Therapy and Cancer: a Comprehensive Examination of Current Vector-mediated Strategies, and Their Relevance to Tumor Treatment
 Matt Strickland ('10)Targeted Therapy for Cancer: Current Progress and Hope for the Future
 Annie Laban ('10)Viral Protease Inhibitors Induce Growth Arrest and Apoptosis in Cancer Cells: an Advance in Cancer Therapeutics
 Will Harrington ('10)MicroRNA and Cancer: Endogenous Regulator and Therapeutic Tool
 Bethany Bartley ('10)Going Platinum: Chemotherapeutic Agents with a Strong Track Record
 
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
ST122 Presentations
Parker Reed, SSW
Session Chair: Jim Fleming
2:30 - 3:45 PM 
  
Matthew B. Rappaport ('12)Biological Engineering -- Athletes or Machines?
 John P. LoVerme ('11)Biological Engineering -- Biogenetics On Your Kitchen Table
 Thomas P. Meehan ('12)Biological Engineering -- See You In The Future
 Sarah M. Carter ('11)Buy This! -- Racial Images in Advertising
 Lindsay E. Garrard ('13)Buy This! -- Marketing
 Nate Eberly ('11)Buy This! -- See No Evil, Hear No Evil: Subliminal Messages in Advertising
 Michelle R. Seares ('13)Ethical Genetic Engineering?-- And You Thought the Nazis Were Bad...
 Robbie Canning ('12)Ethical Genetic Engineering? -- How Would You Like Your Baby?
 Dan Husse ('13)Ethical Genetic Engineering? -- The Human Genome Project
  
Tyler Evans ('10)Oil Drilling -- Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
 Emma Levin ('13)Oil Drilling -- The Technology of Oil Drilling
 Erin M. Schnettler ('11)Oil Drilling -- Toxic Black Gold
 Spencer C. Phillips ('12)Photography Past Present Future -- Large Scale Images
 Mandy Reynolds ('12)Photography Past Present Future -- Microscope Images
   Margie L. Weiner ('12)Photography Past Present Future -- Traditional Portraits
 Mads Ydemark ('13)Space -- Colonization
 LB Henry ('10)Space -- Politics
 Erika E. Hinman ('13)Space -- Pollution
  
Jordan M. Ansell ('12)Evolution of Media -- Death of the Newspaper and the Rebirth of Journalism
 K. Campbell Stevenson ('12)Evolution of Media -- Mass Media's Use As Propaganda
 Nick Aubin ('13)Evolution of Media-- Pearl Harbor vs. 911
 Makayla K. Brown ('12)Internet Communication -- The Evolution of Internet Advertising
 Marc W. Massie ('13)Internet Communication -- Eavesdropping and Domestic Intelligence
 Charlie Spatz ('13)Internet Communication -- Net Neutrality
 Tyler J. Lauzon ('13)Nanotech -- Medical Advances
 Patrick D. Fitzgerald ('13)Nanotech -- The Next Big Thing is Smaller Than the Head of a Pin
   Sarah S. Hansen ('12)Nanotech -- Taking the Fiction Out of Science-Fiction
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society Presentations
Diamond 122
Session Chair: Philip Nyhus
7:00 - 7:50 PM 
Johanna S. Salay ('12), Hillary F. Rowse ('12), Lindsay E. Garrard ('13) and Carla B. Aronsohn ('13)
 What Factors Cause Some Major US Cities to Have Higher Asthma Rates Than Others?
Daria Jones ('13), Jackson Broadbent ('13), Olivia Kefauver ('12) and Amy Tortorello ('13)
 Why Do Some States Have Higher Percentages of Organic Agricultural Production?
Ryan E. Fischer ('12), Matthew C. LaPine ('13), Christopher C. Boghossian ('12) and Katherine A. Todd ('10)
 Why Do Some States Have Higher Recycling Rates Than Others?
 
 
Friday, May 7
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environment and Society Presentations
Diamond 122
Session Chair: Philip Nyhus
10:00 - 10:50 AM 
Nicholas J. Papanastassiou ('13), Alec D. Peters ('13), William R. Supple, IV ('12) and Andrew J. Maguire ('11)
 What Demographic and Environmental Factors Determine the Number of Land Trusts in a State?
Nathaniel M. Cooper ('12), Charles L. Davis ('13), Devon R. Neary ('11) and Stefan G. Merriam ('13)
 What Determines Which Companies Operate Their Business in a Green Manner?
Molly Rogers ('13), Ethan Farina-Henry ('13), Kathleen Hamre ('13) and Adam Marshall ('12)
 Why Are Some Rivers Healthier Than Others?
 
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Tropical Forests and Sustainable Development
Lovejoy 213
Session Chair: Janette Bulkan
10:00 - 10:50 PM 
  
Tyler Reissmann ('10)Palm Oil in Borneo
 Hilary Neff ('13)Conflict Diamonds in the Democratic Republic of Congo
 Kimberly Cunningham ('13)Carbon Cowboys in Papua New Guinea
 Taylor Tully ('10)Mining Industry in Tanzania
 Nick Carrellas ('12)Man-eating Tigers of the Sundarbans
 Hadrien Vasdeboncoeur ('12)Coltan Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo
 
CHEMISTRY
Chemistry Senior Presentations
Arey 5
Session Chair: Rebecca Conry
11:00 AM 
  
James Brady ('10)Analysis of Bioavailable Iron in Saline Water Using Deferrioximine B
 Andrew Cox ('11)A Parameter-based Bifurcation Analysis of Oscillatory Behavior in a Model for the Mammalian Circadian Clock
 Russell Clark ('10)The Promise of Splice Variants in TMPRSS2 for Diagnosis and Prognosis of Prostate Cancer
 
WOMENS, GENDER AND SEXUALITY STUDIES
Intimate Labors and the Commodification of Care
Miller 241
Session Chair: Brooke Campbell
3:30 - 5:30 PM 
  
Emma Anastos-WallenPerpetuating Stigmas: Local Newspaper Coverage of Sex Work in Maine
 Loretta BissOvercoming Stigmas and Victimization: Sex Workers Who Choose to be Sex Workers
 Alexis BohonnonRaising Awareness For Women's Rights and Boob Jobs: Donate Today!
 Ashley OliverA Recipe for Disaster: Nazis, Orgies, and Prostitutes (When Are 'Private Matters' Really Private?)
 
 
Sunday, May 9
 
FRENCH
Passionate Discontent: The 19th-Century Epidemic Research Presentations
Lovejoy 215
Session Chair: Adrianna Paliyenko
4:00 PM 
  
Lucy Wilhelm ('12)The Rise of Feminism in 19th-Century France: From Mme Staël to Louise Michel
  
Brandon Beasley ('10)The French Colonial Problem: Does It Have a Color?
 Courtney Cronin ('10)From Romanticism to Realism: French Art in the 19th Century
 Maggie Devlin ('10)The Feminsation of Hysteria, or the Legacy of Charcot’s “Leçons du mardi”
 Marissa Kaplan ('11)The Hero, the Failure, the Legend: 19th-Century France Before and After Napoleon
 Tatiana Kowalewski ('10)Making Blacks, or the Scientific Construction of Race in 19th-Century France
 Katie Minton ('10)The Moral Debate on Slavery, Then and Now
 Chelsea Nahill ('10)Louis Pasteur and the Vaccine: The Debut of Preventative Medicine in 19th-Century France
 Hanna Noel ('10)Abolition of Slavery in 19th-Century France: The French Elite and British Influence
 Kimberly Parker ('11)When Body Language Lies: The Misinterpretation of Women’s Bodies and its Impact on Attitudes about Women’s Health in 19th-Century France
 Kari Rivers ('10)Medicine in Literature: The Case of Madame

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