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COLBY COLLEGE
 2011 Program

Research Symposium


Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium 2011
April 27 - April 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 
African Studies  Maureen Quinn ('12)  Racial Outsiders in Spike Lee's Bamboozled  April 28
10:20 am  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
African Studies  Margot Apothaker ('11)  Spike Lee's 'Girl 6:' Representing Black Women in Hollywood  April 28
11:30 am  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Mavrick Afonso ('11)  A Piece of the Pie: Do The Right Thing and Territorial Behavior  April 28
11:40 am  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  J. Dodds ('11)  Constructed Blackness and the Importance of Genre in Spike Lee's 'Miracle at St. Anna'  April 28
10:00 am  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  J. Muller ('11)  Everyone Wants Their Own Slice of the Pie: the Struggle for Equality in Spike Lee's 'Do the Right Thing'  April 28
10:40 am  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Anne Geraghty ('11)  He Got Game: Basketball's shift from the game to the 'green'  April 28
11:00 am  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Alison Iannotti ('11)  Spike Lee's 'He Got Game:' Representing the African-American Family and Socioeconomic Mobility through Sport  April 28
1:40 pm  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Anne Wardwell ('11)  'Four Little Girls:' An Ongoing Civil Rights Struggle  April 28
1:20 pm  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Barbara Santos ('11)  'By Any Means Necessary': Taking Ownership of Black History in Spike Lee's 'Malcolm X'  April 28
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
Anthropology  Kendyl Sullivan ('11)  Creativity in Education  April 29
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Jeffrey D. Anderson 
Anthropology  My Huynh ('11)  Exploring Interracial Realities of Vietnamese AmerAsians to their Mothers, Fathers, and Homelands  April 27
1:25 pm  
Presentation  Winifred L. Tate 
Anthropology  Emily Bierwirth ('11)  Flash Club: A Dancer's Documentary  April 27
2:05 pm  
Presentation  Catherine L. Besteman 
Anthropology  Zachary Mitchell ('11)  Profits over People: Inequality and the American Dream  April 28
11:00 am  
Presentation  Catherine L. Besteman 
Anthropology  Deborah Merzbach ('11)  Summer Camp as a Rite of Passage: An Explication of Camp as a Transformative Experience  April 28
11:40 am  
Presentation  Jeffrey D. Anderson 
Anthropology  Sadie Robertson ('11)  Young Minds, New Perspectives: A Curriculum for Understanding Difference, Eliminating Discrimination and Inspiring Social Action in Middle School  April 27
1:45 pm  
Presentation   
Art  Hoai Nguyen ('12)  Kiyohime Transforming Into a Serpent  April 28
 
Presentation  Ankeney Weitz 
Art  Kristin Nissen ('11)  The Vel' d'Hiv' Monument in Paris: A Site of Political Memory  April 28
4:40 pm  
Presentation  Veronique B. Plesch 
Art  Nicolyna Enriquez ('11)  [De]sexualizing the Saints in the Middle Ages  April 27
3:05 pm  
Presentation  Veronique B. Plesch 
Art  Nicolyna Enriquez ('11)  Memorializing the Dead in the Victorian Age  April 28
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Veronique B. Plesch 
Art  Samantha Richens ('11)  The Renovation of Ellis Island: A Modern Pilgrimage  April 28
5:20 pm  
Presentation  Veronique B. Plesch 
Art  Sally Klose ('12)  The Rise of the Landscape Genre in Takagawa Japan  April 28
 
Presentation  Ankeney Weitz 
Art  Samantha Jaff ('11)  Takeuchi Keishu's Girl in School Uniform  April 28
 
Presentation  Ankeney Weitz 
Art  Yin Fu ('11)  Kunisada's Oiran  April 28
 
Presentation  Ankeney Weitz 
Biology  Travis Wright ('12)  Characterizing the Zebrafish Kidney Phagocyte Respiratory Burst Response to Lyophilized Staphylococcus aureus  April 28  Poster  Lynn Hannum 
Biology  Sarah Flanagan ('11)  Do Male Physiological Condition and Territory Quality Affect Female Mate Choice in the Brown Anole, Anolis sagrei?  April 29
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology  Julianne Kowalski ('11)  Environmental Implications of Horizontal Gene Transfer  April 28  Poster  Frank A. Fekete 
Biology  Benjamin Oakes ('11)  Evaluating the Growth, Production and Soil Microbiota of a Novel Organic Hydroponic System for Greenhouse Tomatoes  April 29
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Frank A. Fekete, Timothy J. Christensen 
Biology  Sarah Flanagan ('11)  Female Mate Choice and Male Physiological Condition in the Brown Anole, Anolis sagrei  April 28  Poster  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology  David Havlicek ('11)  Genetic Mapping of the Cell Competition Suppressor Gene su(comp)3L-2 in Drosophila  April 29
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Syed Tariq Ahmad 
Biology  Erin Schnettler ('11)  Identification of Parathyroid-related Protein Gene (PTHrP) in Eastern Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) as a Non-Regulatory Factor in the Response to Nutritional Hyperparathyroidism  April 29  Poster  G. Russell Danner 
Biology  Charles Wulff ('11)  Innate Immunological Impact of r-(+)-Carvone, Tricaine (MS-222) and 2-phenoxyethanol on Zebrafish  April 29
2:15 pm  
Presentation  G. Russell Danner 
Biology  Christine Reynolds ('12)  Investigation of D-Pax2 Function in Drosophila Bristle Development by RNAi Knockdown  April 29  Poster  Peter Joshua Kavaler 
Biology  Hana Haver ('11)  Magainin Antimicrobial Peptide Evaluated as a Candidate for AAV Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Airway Epithelium  April 29  Poster  Judy L. Stone 
Biology  Amy Cantor ('11)  Nutrient Preferences in Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, A Pathogenic Chytrid Fungus  April 28  Poster  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology  Julianne Kowalski ('11)  Phylogenic Analysis of Microorganisms: Characterizing Bacterial Relationships through Bioinformatics and Horizontal Gene Transfer  April 29
1:45 pm  
Presentation  Frank A. Fekete 
Biology  Patrick McBride ('11)  Site Fidelity Behavior Displayed by the Libelluid Sympetrum vicinum on Johnson Pond  April 29  Poster  W. Herbert Wilson 
Biology  Andrew Maguire ('11)  Site Fidelity in Libellulid Dragonflies on Johnson Pond  April 28
 
Presentation  W. Herbert Wilson 
Biology  Daniel Hoshino ('11)  The Activity of Overwintering Ground Arthropods  April 29  Poster  W. Herbert Wilson 
Biology  Alexander Storer ('12)  The Effect of Opsonization on Phagocytosis of Bacteria by Zebrafish Kidney Neutrophils  April 29  Poster  Lynn Hannum 
Biology  Kaitlin Curran ('14)  The Effect of Temperature on Growth of Two Strains of the Pathogenic Fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis  April 28  Poster  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology  Sarah Martinez ('11)  The Effects of RNA Interference on TaABF1 and GAMyb Gene Expression in Barley Aleurone Cells  April 29
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Russell R. Johnson 
Biology  Olivia Lattanzi ('11)  The Effects of Varying Stimuli on Filial Imprinting in Domestic Chicks (Gallus gallus)  April 28  Poster  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology  David Brazel ('12)  The Maintenance and Cycling of Plasmid-Mediated Drug Resistance in a Simulated Aquaculture Environment  April 28  Poster  Frank A. Fekete 
Biology  Emily Hilton ('11)  The Nature of D-Pax2 Regulation of Crystallin During Eye Development in Drosophila melanogaster  April 28  Poster  Peter Joshua Kavaler 
Biology  Elisabeth Grasser ('11)  The Neuroprotective Effects of Melatonin on Uca pugilator X-organ Cells Exposed to Glutamate Excitotoxicity  April 29
1:15 pm  
Presentation  Andrea R. Tilden 
Biology  Ashley Johnson ('13)  The Respiratory Burst Activity in Zebrafish at Two Different Temperatures  April 29  Poster  Lynn Hannum 
Chemistry  Cassandra Coleman ('11)  Carbamoylating Activity Associated with the Antitumor Prodrug Laromustine Inhibits Angiogenesis in Vitro by Inducing ASK1-dependent Endothelial Cell Death  April 29  Poster  Kevin P. Rice 
Chemistry  Andrew Thomas ('11)  Convicted Offender DNA Analysis at the Maine State Police Crime Lab  April 29  Poster  Julie T. Millard 
Chemistry  Byoungwook Jang ('14)  Developing Primers for Human DNA for Real-Time PCR Experiments  April 28  Poster  Julie T. Millard 
Chemistry  Abigail Collett ('11)  Examination of Smad3’s Role in Mediating Cell Invasion, and Its Implications in Breast Cancer Progression.  April 28  Poster  Ethan Alfred Kohn 
Chemistry  Christopher Ng ('11)  Mechanisms of Cytotoxicity of Bifunctional Epoxide Cross-linking Agents  April 29  Poster  Julie T. Millard 
Chemistry  Lloyd Liang ('13)  Synthesis of a Tetraazadioxacalix[6]arene through a Pentimeric Intermediate  April 28  Poster  Jeffrey L. Katz 
Computer Science / Economics  Adam Szatrowski ('12)  Computational Modeling of Macroeconomics  April 27
3:25 pm  
Presentation  Bruce A. Maxwell 
Computer Science  Peter Graham ('12)  PlayZam: an Online Learning Environment  April 27
2:45 pm  
Presentation  Bruce A. Maxwell 
Computer Science  Allyson Cheever ('11)  Searching for the Perfect Model: Velocity Response Curve Analysis of Circadian Clock Models for the Fruit Fly Drosophila melanogaster  April 29  Poster  Stephanie R. Taylor 
East-Asian Studies  Nicholas Zeller ('13)  A Decayed Tooth: The Evil and Impermanence of Beauty in 'The Temple of the Golden Pavillion'  April 29
1:20 pm  
Presentation  Tamae K. Prindle 
East-Asian Studies  Elizabeth Chang ('11)  Dear God, Are You There?  April 29
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Tamae K. Prindle 
East-Asian Studies  Peter Graham ('12)  East Asian Studies Presentation  April 29
1:40 pm  
Presentation  Tamae K. Prindle 
East-Asian Studies / Art  Petya Andreeva ('13)  Seeds of the Past and Blossoms of Change: The Political Side of Musha-e Prints  April 28
 
Presentation  Ankeney Weitz 
East-Asian Studies  Ai Yamanaka ('11)  Sustaining Plates and Identities: The Socio-political Implications of 'Local' Food in Japan  April 29
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Elizabeth LaCouture 
East-Asian Studies  Aliya Weiss ('12)  The Temple of the Golden Pavilion: A Freudian Reading  April 29
2:20 pm  
Presentation  Tamae K. Prindle 
Economics  Benjamin Ogden ('11)  Keeping Nuclear Programs From Becoming Nuclear Weapons: Game-Theoretic and Econometric Approaches  April 29
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Simge Tarhan 
Economics  Aaron Kaye ('11)  Legislative Compensation and Fiscal Performance in State Governments  April 29
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Simge Tarhan 
Economics  C. Lee ('11)  The Flypaper and Teflon Effect in China  April 29
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Guillermo J. Vuletin 
Economics  Anna Simeonova ('11)  The Impact of European Union Accession on Foreign Direct Investment  April 29
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Andreas Waldkirch 
Education and Human Development  M. Quinn ('11)  Analyzing the Hidden Curriculum and How It Corresponds with the Predominant Social Class of the Students  April 29
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Karen Kusiak, M. Adam Howard 
Education and Human Development  Sonia Mahabir ('11)  Being Exotic: The Stories of Females of Color at Colby College  April 29
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Mark B. Tappan 
Education and Human Development  Hannah Bisgyer ('11)  Learning Disabilities At Colby: A Preliminary Examination  April 29
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Mark B. Tappan 
Education and Human Development  Alexandra Solsvig ('11)  Successful Intelligence and Colby's Curriculum  April 27
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Joseph E. Atkins 
English  Darcy Bullock ('11)  On with the Story 1: Readings in Fiction, Screenplay and Memoir  April 28
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Jennifer Finney Boylan 
English  Duncan Hardock ('11)  On with the Story 2: Readings in Fiction, Screenplay, and Memoir  April 28
3:10 pm  
Presentation  Jennifer Finney Boylan 
English  Catherine Hawkins ('11)  On with the Story 3: Readings in Fiction, Screenplay, and Memoir  April 28
3:20 pm  
Presentation  Jennifer Finney Boylan 
English  Tajreen Hedayet ('11)  On with the Story 4: Readings in Fiction, Screenplay, and Memoir  April 28
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Jennifer Finney Boylan 
English  Peter Johnson ('11)  On with the Story 5: Readings in Fiction, Screenplay, and Memoir  April 28
3:40 pm  
Presentation  Jennifer Finney Boylan 
English  Hopestill Kraft ('11)  On with the Story 6: Readings in Fiction, Screenplay, and Memoir  April 28
3:50 pm  
Presentation  Jennifer Finney Boylan 
English  Benjamin Mitchell-Lewis ('11)  On with the Story 7: Readings in Fiction, Screenplay, and Memoir  April 28
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Jennifer Finney Boylan 
English  Grant Patch ('12)  On with the Story 8: Readings in Fiction, Screenplay, and Memoir  April 28
4:10 pm  
Presentation  Jennifer Finney Boylan 
English  Hannah Pulit ('11)  On with the Story 9: Readings in Fiction, Screenplay, and Memoir  April 28
4:20 pm  
Presentation  Jennifer Finney Boylan 
English  Elizabeth Fort ('11)  Pedro Almodóvar: Control of Images through Images  April 28
5:00 pm  
Presentation  Sarah K. Keller 
English  Anna Sawch ('11)  Purpose Found: Conditions of Meaningful Existence, Selfhood and the Role of the Other in John Milton’s Paradise Lost  April 27
3:25 pm  
Presentation  Elizabeth H. Sagaser 
English  Oliviero Borgna ('11)  Terrence Malick and Authorship in Film Art  April 28
5:20 pm  
Presentation  Sarah K. Keller 
English  Elizabeth Hathaway ('11)  The Marginalization of the Modern City in Lord Byron and the Shelleys' Authoritative Representations of Rome  April 29
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Emily M. Kugler 
English  Duncan Hardock ('11)  Unpacking the Past: Collection and Recollection in Virginia Woolf and Walter Benjamin  April 29
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Anindyo Roy 
English  Catherine Hawkins ('11)  The Biased White Reader: Reading, Revisiting, and Revising Racial Identity through Mark Twain’s Pudd’nhead Wilson and Toni Morrison’s Beloved  April 29
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Cedric Gael Bryant 
English / Education and Human Development  Aleah Starr ('11)  Failing Marx: Locating Class Issues and the Potential for Transgressive Pedagogy in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird  April 29
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Peter B. Harris 
Environmental Studies  Jillian Howell ('12)  Access to Green Space Across Race in Boston  April 29  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Jennifer Helm ('11)  Agroforestry Practices in Sumatra  April 28  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Rachel Baron ('11)  An Assessment of Biomass Energy at Colby College  April 27
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Kaitlyn Bernard ('13)  Analysis of Environmental Health Strategy Center Membership  April 29  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Cordelia Roberts ('13)  Are Phthalates A Human Obesogen? An Examination Of Epidemiological Studies Suggesting The Link Between Phthalate Exposure And Obesity  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Sarah Sorenson ('11)  Arsenic in Chicken Feed: A Threat to Human Health  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Emily Ten Eyck ('13)  Atlas of Maine: Locations of Police Stations and Fire Stations in the Downeast Region of Maine  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Sophie Sarkar ('11)  Atlas of Maine: Cell Phone Towers and Population Density in the Downeast Maine  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Peter Smithy ('12)  Atlas of Maine: Conservation Lands of Downeast Maine  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Brynna Patel ('11)  Atlas of Maine: Conserved Wetlands in the Downeast Region of Maine  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Lauren Hendricks ('11)  Atlas of Maine: Ecoregions, Landcover and Conserved Land in Downeast Maine  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Kaitlyn Bernard ('13)  Atlas of Maine: Elevation of Downeast Maine  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Larissa Lee ('13)  Atlas of Maine: Forest and Fresh Water Habitat Suitability of Downeast Maine  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Jillian Howell ('12)  Atlas of Maine: Health Services in Downeast Maine  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Sarah Holmes ('13)  Atlas of Maine: Hurricane Surges and Flood Hazard Areas in Downeast Maine  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Catherine Raker ('13)  Atlas of Maine: Locations of Schools in Downeast Maine  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  J. Sorenson ('11)  Atlas of Maine: National Priority List (NPL) Sites in Downeast Maine  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Jillian Blouin ('13)  Atlas of Maine: Potential Sea Level Rise in Downeast Maine  April 28  Poster   
Environmental Studies  Garrison Beck ('13)  Atlas of Maine: Road Networks in Downeast Maine  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Noah Teachey ('13)  Atlas of Maine: Shellfish, Eelgrass, and Shorebird Habitat of Downeast Maine  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Theodore Papademetriou ('11)  Atlas of Maine: Transportation in Downeast Maine  April 29  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Nicholas Papanastassiou ('13)  Atlas of Maine: Vernal Pools and Wetlands in Downeast Maine  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Molly Susla ('13)  Bisphenol A as an Obesogen  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Sophie Sarkar ('11)  Buffernomics: Assessing the Motivations behind Shoreline Resident’s Willingness to Pay for Lake Conservation on North Pond and East Pond  April 27
2:15 pm  
Presentation  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  J. Sorenson ('11)  Can Redevelopment and Restoration Coexist? An Analysis of the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative  April 27
4:10 pm  
Presentation  Sarah Elizabeth Lashley 
Environmental Studies  Catherine Raker ('13)  Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef  April 28  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Garrison Beck ('13)  Colby Recreational Trail System  April 29  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Brynna Patel ('11)  Community Participation in Lake Stewardship: An analysis of the attitudes, values, and knowledge of lakefront property owners in the Belgrade Lakes region of Maine  April 27
2:40 pm  
Presentation  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Sarah Flanagan ('11)  Destruction and Development: The Impacts of Tourism on Mangrove Forests.  April 28  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Blair Braverman ('11)  Environmental Writing  April 27
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Daniel Hoshino ('11)  Evaluating Marine Protected Areas: Case Studies in Australia and Tanzania  April 28  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Catherine Raker ('13)  Factors Influencing EPA Sites along the Hudson River  April 29  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Olivia Lattanzi ('11)  Heterocyclic Amines as Carcinogens in Cooked Meat  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Katherine Murray ('12)  How Can We Make Agriculture in the United States More Sustainable?  April 29  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Keith Love ('13)  Human Exposure to Agent Orange and Resulting Health Impacts  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  William Bloomhardt ('12)  Human Predator Conflict in Developed Countries  April 29  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Hannah Lafleur ('11)  Human-Carnivore Conflict in Developing Countries  April 29  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Lauren Hendricks ('11)  Impact of Wind Turbines on Birds  April 28  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Nina Hatch ('13)  Impacts of Chemical Obesogens on Thyroid Signaling  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Daniel Hoshino ('11)  Introduced Lionfish In the Caribbean and Their Detrimental Effects  April 28  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Sophie Sarkar ('11)  Location Location Location: An Analysis of the Distribution of Shoreline Residents Around East Pond and North Pond  April 29  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Larissa Lee ('13)  Mechanism of Fructose as an Obesogen  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Lauren Hendricks ('11)  Modeling Habitat Suitability for Moose in Maine  April 29  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Andrea Notopoulos ('11)  Pedaling for Change: Bicycle Use in the Colby Community  April 27
3:50 pm  
Presentation  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Allyson Cheever ('11)  Pollutants in Drinking Water  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Sarah Holmes ('13)  Possible Long-term Impacts of Oral Contraceptive Use on Female Mate Choice  April 28  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  M. Henderson ('11)  Potential Impacts of Renewable Energy Infrastructure on Fisheries  April 28  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  J. Sorenson ('11)  Racial Demographic Trends in the District of Columbia: 1950-2010  April 29  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Peter Smithy ('12)  Renewable Energy in Waterville: An Analysis of Possible Biomass Facilities and Energy Load  April 29  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Emily Ten Eyck ('13)  Safety at Colby College: Visibility of Emergency Call Boxes with Blue Lights on Campus  April 29  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Nicholas Papanastassiou ('13)  Spatial Analysis of Cardiovascular Disease Incidence and Potential Environmental Factors in the California Bay Area  April 29  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Michelle Russell ('11)  State Leadership for Safer Chemicals Policy Reform: Lessons from California, Maine, Minnesota and Washington.  April 27
3:25 pm  
Presentation  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Courtney Beaulieu ('11)  State of Maine's Environment: Health Effects of Woodsmoke in Maine  April 27
1:25 pm  
Presentation  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Shreya Balakrishna ('12)  The Carcinogenic Effects and Human Health Costs of Arsenic Exposure  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Sophie Sarkar ('11)  The Effects of Cell Phone Radiation on Male Fertility and the Brain  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Kaitlyn Bernard ('13)  The Effects of Chemical Obesogens on Cardiac Function  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Leah Turino ('11)  The Effects of Mercury on Pregnant Women: The Relationship between Seafood Consumption, Mercury Exposure, and Fetal Development  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  William Supple ('12)  The Effects of Pollution on Australian Coral Reef Biodiversity  April 29  Poster   
Environmental Studies  Elizabeth Eaton ('11)  The Human Health Effects of Harmful Algal Blooms  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Kelly Roche ('11)  The Obesogenic Impacts of Fructose-Sweetened Beverages Consumed by Children  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Matthew Silverman ('12)  Tributyltin Exposure is Linked to Obesity  April 28  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Kimberly Bittler ('11)  Zooplankton of the Belgrade Lakes  April 27
1:50 pm  
Presentation  F. Russell Cole 
Geology  Nathan Katsiaficas ('12)  An Analysis of Geometric and Sedimentologic Characteristics of a Middle Permian Fluvial System, Karoo Basin, South Africa  April 28  Poster  Robert A. Gastaldo 
Geology  Bryce Pludow ('11)  Comparing Middle Permian and Early Triassic Environments: Mud Aggregates as a Proxy for Climate Change in the Karoo Basin, South Africa  April 28  Poster  Robert A. Gastaldo 
Geology  Nikolajs Batarags ('11)  Depth Profile Analysis of Lithium Concentrations in Mid-Atlantic Crustal Feldspars  April 29  Poster  Valerie Reynolds 
Geology  Greta Wells ('11)  History of and Geomorphologic Processes Acting on the Messalonskee Stream, Oakland-Waterville, Maine  April 27
1:45 pm  
Presentation  Robert E. Nelson 
Geology  Dhokela Yzeiraj ('13)  Post Glacial Vegetation in Boulder Creek, Boulder, Colorado  April 28  Poster  Robert E. Nelson 
Geology  Timothy Becker ('11)  Preferred Orientations of Pyroxene in the Zagami Shergottite: Implications for Magmatic Emplacement  April 28  Poster  Valerie Reynolds 
Geology  Eleanor Hoyt ('11)  Rheological Properties of Folded Layers During Natural Deformation as Determined From Quantitative Geometric Analysis of Fold Shape  April 28  Poster  Jeffrey H. Marsh 
Geology  Ramsey Meigs ('11)  The Downcutting History of Martin Stream through Paleo-Kennebec River Deposits, Hinckley, Maine, U.S.A.  April 28  Poster  Robert E. Nelson 
German/Russian  Meredith Fast ('11)  Die Erfolg der Puppen: Aufklärung durch Komplikation des Subjekts und Objekts  April 28
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Cyrus Shahan 
German/Russian  Ramsey Meigs ('11)  Die Katastrophe des digitalisierten Selbstes: Kant, Jelinek und Adorno im Zeitalter von Facebook  April 28
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Cyrus Shahan 
German/Russian  Anna Franzen ('11)  Die Vergangenheitsbewältigung in Wolfgang Koeppens 'Der Tod in Rom' und Arno Schmidts 'Die Gelehrtenrepublik'  April 28
3:50 pm  
Presentation  Cyrus Shahan 
German/Russian  Jason Parrett ('12)  Folktales in the Work of V.M. Vasnetsovâ  April 28  Poster  Julie W. de Sherbinin 
German/Russian  Katherine MacNamee ('14)  Literature as a Key Element in Second Language Acquisition  April 28
4:10 pm  
Presentation  Arne Koch 
German/Russian  James Lasher ('12)  Night on Bald Mountain: Whose Is It?  April 29
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Julie W. de Sherbinin 
German/Russian  Kevin Lucas ('11)  Not in the Light of Day: Light Imagery in Bulgakov's Master and Margarita  April 29
2:20 pm  
Presentation  Julie W. de Sherbinin 
German/Russian  Nathan Lord ('12)  Political Themes in XIX-century Russian Art  April 28  Poster  Julie W. de Sherbinin 
German/Russian  Peter Buttaro ('11)  Shifting Seas: Water Symbolism in Bulgakov's Master and Margarita  April 29
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Julie W. de Sherbinin 
German/Russian  Clifford Katz ('11)  Technik, Gesellschaft, und Alexander Kluges 'Lernprozesse'  April 28
3:10 pm  
Presentation  Cyrus Shahan 
German/Russian  Allison Brown ('12)  The Old in the New: Iconography, Lubok and Goncharova’s Modernist Art  April 28  Poster  Julie W. de Sherbinin 
German/Russian  Craig Zevin ('11)  Walmart in Russia: What Went Wrong?  April 29
2:40 pm  
Presentation  Julie W. de Sherbinin 
German/Russian  Allison Bolger ('13)  “Chekhov’s Secular Saint”  April 28  Poster  Julie W. de Sherbinin 
German/Russian  James Violette ('11)  Zombies, Sex Dolls and the End of the World: Enlightenment and Dystopia in Thor Kunkel's Schaumschwester  April 28
2:50 pm  
Presentation  Cyrus Shahan 
Government  Megan Booth ('11)  Credible Commitments or Manipulated Promises: The International Criminal Court in Uganda  April 29
2:35 pm  
Presentation  Kenneth A. Rodman 
History  Robyn Wardell ('11)  Industrial Agriculture’s Attempt to Mimic a Natural Process: The Case of the Commercial Pollination Industry  April 29
10:40 am  
Presentation  Paul R. Josephson 
History  Emma Beck ('12)  Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining: Stripping Appalachian of Its People, Resources, and Landscape  April 29
11:00 am  
Presentation  Paul R. Josephson 
History  Kristin Nissen ('11)  National Myths, Local Legacies, and Personal Stories: Japan's Conflicting War Memories  April 28
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Paul R. Josephson 
History / Science, Technology, and Society  Amanda Reynolds ('12)  The Beer Drinker’s Dilemma: The Quest for an Environmentally-Friendly Beer  April 29
11:20 am  
Presentation  Paul R. Josephson 
History  Robert Canning ('12)  The Great Garbage Gyres. Ocean Pollution Through the 20th Century.  April 29
10:00 am  
Presentation  Paul R. Josephson 
History  Christopher Scharff ('11)  The Rise of Corporate Social Responsibility  April 28
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Paul R. Josephson, Robert S. Weisbrot 
History  Anna Franzen ('11)  The Solution to Pollution in not Dilution: U.S.-Canadian Cooperation to Reduce Acid Rain in North America  April 29
10:20 am  
Presentation  Paul R. Josephson 
History  Stephen Zaharias ('11)  Love Canal: What Really Happened  April 29
11:40 am  
Presentation  Paul R. Josephson 
History  Caley Robertson ('11)  Hastening the Wheels of Change: International Cold War Pressure and Civil Rights Reform During the Truman Presidency  April 28
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Robert S. Weisbrot 
Independent Studies  Matthew Von Vogt ('11)  Fritz Lang's Indian Epic: The Failure of Cinema and Modernity  April 28
4:40 pm  
Presentation  Sarah K. Keller 
Independent Studies / Education and Human Development  Karlyn Adler ('11)  Why Should it Matter to Me?: Teaching Affluent Students about Social Justice  April 29
3:00 pm  
Presentation  M. Adam Howard 
International Studies / Environmental Studies  Brynna Patel ('11)  Community Participation in River and Stream Rehabilitation, Pune, India  April 29  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
International Studies  Michael Hempel ('11)  The Davis Inter-Cultural Dialogue Project: An Investigation into the Impact of the Mainstream Media in Germany on the Identities and Outlook of Young German Muslims  April 29
1:50 pm  
Presentation  Maple J. Razsa 
International Studies / Anthropology  Rachel Gleicher ('11)  From Victims and Villains to Protagonists: Immigration and Citizenship in Italy  April 28
12:20 pm  
Presentation  Maple J. Razsa 
Latin American Studies  Matthew Klegon ('11)  Independent Studies from Latin American Studies: Sustainable Agriculture in Belize and Argentine Nationalism and the Malvinas Islands  April 29
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Ben W. Fallaw 
Mathematics  Sarah Kirker ('11)  Constructing a Heegaard Splitting of the Complement of Antoine's Necklace  April 29  Poster  Scott A. Taylor 
Mathematics  Sarah Harmon ('12)  Measuring and Modeling Sensory Conflict  April 27
3:05 pm  
Presentation  Jan E. Holly 
Mathematics  Roja Nunna ('11)  Modeling Paradoxical Motion Perception by Vestibular Patients  April 29
2:10 pm  
Presentation  Jan E. Holly 
Physics and Astronomy  Anika Lindemann ('12)  Symmetry and Stability in Network Dynamical Systems  April 27  Poster  Jonathan H. McCoy 
Psychology  Natasha Atkinson ('11)  Anhedonia and Choline Availability in a Rat Model of Schizophrenia  April 27  Poster  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Melissa Krause ('12)  Are Memories Contagious? The Differences between Individual and Collaborative Recall on Memory across Semantic, Phonological, and Hybrid Associative DRM Lists  April 27  Poster  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Madeleine Cohen ('13)  Attribution of Blame: Assessing the Effects of Attractiveness and Intention on Memory for Blame  April 27  Poster  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Adam LaViolet ('13)  Close But No Cigar: Access to Literal and Figurative Meanings of Idiomatic Expressions  April 27  Poster  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Peter Allfather ('11)  Computerized Balance Testing in the Assessment and Diagnosis of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury  April 27
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Joseph E. Atkins, Paul D. Berkner 
Psychology  Elisabeth Grasser ('11)  Cry Me a Beaver: False Memory for Mediated and Direct Word Lists  April 27  Poster  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Shannon Kooser ('14)  Does Practice Make Perfect? A Comparison of Testing and Encoding Strategies on Immediate and Delayed Retention  April 27  Poster  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Derek Wise ('12)  Effects of Gesture Training on Causal Understanding  April 27  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Andrew Bragg ('11)  Effects of Post-Event Questioning and Cuing on Eyewitness Memory  April 27  Poster  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Arielle Saporta ('11)  Effects of Theory of Mind on the Misinformation Paradigm  April 27  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Katherine Houser ('13)  Experiencing Nature: The Influence of Different Sensory Modalities on the Attention Restoration Effect  April 27  Poster  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Tory Gray ('11)  Exploring the Efficacy of Dietary Choline Supplementation in Preventing and Treating the Symptoms of Concussion  April 27  Poster  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Natasha Atkinson ('11)  Fitting the Colby Personality: Predicting Subjective Well-Being Through Undergraduate Personality Comparisons  April 27  Poster  Christopher J. Soto 
Psychology  Morganne Kraines ('11)  Food for Mood: The Role of Dietary Choline in a Rat Model of Depression  April 27  Poster  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Julia Simons ('13)  Hot or Sweaty?  April 27  Poster  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Arielle Saporta ('11)  Implications of adolescent choline supplementation and gestational stress on depression  April 27  Poster  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Tory Gray ('11)  Inspiring the Next Generation of Neuroscientists: Brain Awareness Week in Waterville, Maine  April 27
1:25 pm  
Presentation  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Stephanie-Ann LaRose ('12)  Is it a Wedding or a Funeral? The Effects of Emotion and Future Planning on Memory  April 27  Poster  Erin S. Sheets, Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Lisa Ha ('12)  It's All Your Fault: The Effect of Narcissism on the Interpretation of Ambiguous Feedback  April 27  Poster  Christopher J. Soto 
Psychology  Nora McCall ('11)  Nutrition for Cognition: Choline Supplementation in Male Rats Increases Working Memory Performance and Enhances Growth Factor Expression  April 27  Poster  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Katherine Hallett ('13)  Own-Age Bias in Face Recognition of Emotional Stimuli  April 27  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Erika Hinman ('13)  Physical Appearance and Personality Ratings  April 27  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Carolin Maney ('12)  Snap! Here Is My Decision and I Am Happy: Effects of Thought Speed, and Conscious Thinking on Enjoyment of Decision Making, and Post-Choice Satisfaction  April 27  Poster  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Priscilla McCelvey ('13)  The A-Team: Assessing the Relationship Between Attractiveness, Altruism, and (Social) Aggression  April 27  Poster  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Kelsey Stratton ('11)  The Effect of Identification Style on Confidence Inflation in Eyewitness Testimony  April 29
1:50 pm  
Presentation  Meghan Kathleen Housley 
Psychology  Michelle Mathai ('12)  The Effects Of Self-Awareness On Behavior  April 27  Poster  Christopher J. Soto 
Psychology  Elizabeth Davis ('12)  The Effects of Environment/Action Congruency on Imagination Inflation  April 27  Poster  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Hali Castleman ('11)  The Effects of Incentive, Motivation, and Levels-of-Processing on Recall in Preschool Aged Children  April 29
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Alyssa Marquez ('11)  The Effects of Maternal Care on Neophobic Traits in Rats  April 27  Poster  Christopher J. Soto, Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Morganne Kraines ('11)  The Effects of Perspective on Conceptions of Punishments and Rewards in Preschoolers  April 27  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Shelley Kind ('13)  The Effects of Source Quality and Pre-event Evaluation on Judgments of Blame  April 27  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Alessandra Welker ('11)  The Genetic and Molecular Markers of Choline Supplementation in the Hippocampus and Prefrontal Cortex of Female Rats.  April 27  Poster  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Samantha Eddy ('13)  The Ripple, Ripple Effect: how Racial Stereotypes Affect Blame to Distort Memory  April 27  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Emma Klein ('13)  The effect of specific facial features on judgments of memory and likability  April 27  Poster  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Anna Caron ('13)  To Eat or Not To Eat: Whether 'Tis Easier in the Mind to Categorize Survival Information  April 27  Poster  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Julia Bruss ('11)  Transitional Stressors: Reactivity to Social and Future-Career Stressors in Freshmen and Senior College Students  April 27  Poster  Erin S. Sheets 
Psychology  Hannah Bisgyer ('11)  What Happens When a Monster Bakes Cookies?: Memory of Actors and Events as a Function of Emotional Valence  April 27  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Lauren Tracy ('11)  Win Some, Lose Some: How Outcome Influences Subsequent Memory  April 29
1:20 pm  
Presentation  Jennifer Coane 
Religious Studies  Michael Noll ('11)  Learning and Playing at the Ama Ghar Home in Kathmandu, Nepal  April 27
2:45 pm  
Presentation  Nikky-Guninder K. Singh 
Religious Studies  Nikolajs Batarags ('11)  Spatial Analysis of NY Latvian Lutheran Church Parishioner Demographics  April 28  Poster  Manuel Gimond 
Science, Technology, and Society  Thomas Meehan ('12)  Healthcare Entrepreneurship: Outsourcing Radiology Related Diagnostics in an Aging Population  April 29  Poster  James R. Fleming 
Science, Technology, and Society  Danielle Sheppard ('11)  Sustainable Solutions to Climate Change Through Public Action: An Ethnographic Case Study of Bicycle Use in Copenhagen, Denmark  April 29  Poster  James R. Fleming 
Science, Technology, and Society  Amie Fleming ('11)  Urban Sprawl: Critiquing the Place of Community and Environment in Suburban America  April 29
1:00 pm  
Presentation  James R. Fleming 
Sociology  Christine Lydon ('11)  Alcoholism and the Family: Where Alcohol and Gender Intersect  April 29
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Teresa J. Arendell 
Theater and Dance  Eileen McGuire ('13)  Applied Contemporary Duet Choreographic Study Influenced by Contact Improvisation  April 29  Poster  Ann Marie Kloppenberg 
Theater and Dance  Katelyn Ouimet ('11)  Falling: An Exploration of Height, Weight, Space, and Gravity through Aerial Dance  April 29
4:00 pm  
Presentation  James C. Thurston 
Theater and Dance / Anthropology  Alexandra Desaulniers ('11)  The Vital Collaboration: A Perspective on Musical Theater as a Platform for Social Discourse  April 29
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Lynne Conner 
Women, Gender, Sexuality / Music  Qainat Khan ('11)  'Pretty, Witty and Gay!': Queer Counter Narratives in West Side Story  April 28
10:00 am  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano, Todd M. Borgerding 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Qainat Khan ('11)  'The liberator who destroyed my property has realigned my perceptions:' White Masculine Subjectivity in Fincher's Se7en, Fight Club and The Social Network  April 28
1:15 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Heather Pratt ('11)  Cosmopolitan Magazine and the Third Wave of Feminism  April 28
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Margot Apothaker ('11)  Dove's 'Campaign for Real Women' and U by Kotex 'Break the Cycle:' Advertising Campaigns that Target Girls and Women  April 28
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Katherine Brezinski ('11)  Ellen DeGeneres: One Woman's Impact on the Gay Revolution and Coming Out  April 28
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Emma Anastos-Wallen ('11)  Eminem's Multiple Masculinities  April 28
1:45 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Karlyn Adler ('11)  Gender, Athletics, and the Media  April 28
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Natasha De Sherbinin ('11)  Hook-Up Culture at Colby College: The Search for Female Sexual Liberation  April 28
3:15 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Michael Talarico ('11)  NFL Players and Sexual Assault  April 28
2:45 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Heather Pratt ('11)  Silencing and Sexual Assault at Colby College  April 28
11:00 am  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Hali Castleman ('11)  Teen Motherhood on MTV: Glamorous or Gritty?  April 28
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Emma Anastos-Wallen ('11)  The Regulation of Sex-Oriented Businesses in Maine: Prescriptive Discourses About Sexuality  April 28
10:30 am  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Amy Dunlap ('11)  Trafficking in Humans: Modern-Day Slavery and Gender Violence in Our Backyard  April 28
2:15 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 

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