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 2011 Program

Research Symposium


Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium 2011
April 27 - April 29, Colby College, Waterville, Maine

Research Presentations
    
Wednesday, April 27  
   
SESSION I: HISTORY
Introduction to History Presentations
Miller 8
Session Chair: Elizabeth Leonard
9:00 - 9:50 AM  
   
  Delaney McDonough ('13)
  A Well-Hidden response: Psychology and the Catholic Church
  Tagg Martin ('13)
  Golf and its Socioeconomic Impact in the 20th Century
  Robert Barnum ('12)
  Conservationism and Capitalism in the American West
   
SESSION II: ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Environmental Studies
Hurd
Session Chair: Russell Cole
1:00 - 5:00 PM  
   
1:00 pm Rachel Baron ('11), Environmental Studies
  An Assessment of Biomass Energy at Colby College
1:25 pm Courtney Beaulieu ('11), Environmental Studies
  State of Maine's Environment: Health Effects of Woodsmoke in Maine
1:50 pm Kimberly Bittler ('11), Environmental Studies
  Zooplankton of the Belgrade Lakes
2:15 pm Sophie Sarkar ('11), Environmental Studies
  Buffernomics: Assessing the Motivations behind Shoreline Residentís Willingness to Pay for Lake Conservation on North Pond and East Pond
2:40 pm Brynna Patel ('11), Environmental Studies
  Community Participation in Lake Stewardship: An analysis of the attitudes, values, and knowledge of lakefront property owners in the Belgrade Lakes region of Maine
3:25 pm Michelle Russell ('11), Environmental Studies
  State Leadership for Safer Chemicals Policy Reform: Lessons from California, Maine, Minnesota and Washington.
3:50 pm Andrea Notopoulos ('11), Environmental Studies
  Pedaling for Change: Bicycle Use in the Colby Community
4:10 pm J. Sorenson ('11), Environmental Studies
  Can Redevelopment and Restoration Coexist? An Analysis of the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative
4:30 pm Blair Braverman ('11), Environmental Studies
  Environmental Writing
   
SESSION III: GENERAL SESSION
Smith
Session Chair: Stephanie Taylor
1:00 - 2:30 PM  
   
1:00 pm Peter Allfather ('11) and Tory Gray ('11), Psychology
  Computerized Balance Testing in the Assessment and Diagnosis of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
1:25 pm Tory Gray ('11), Morganne Kraines ('11) and Nora McCall ('11), Psychology
  Inspiring the Next Generation of Neuroscientists: Brain Awareness Week in Waterville, Maine
1:45 pm Greta Wells ('11), Geology
  History of and Geomorphologic Processes Acting on the Messalonskee Stream, Oakland-Waterville, Maine
   
SESSION IV: GENERAL SESSION
Whitney
Session Chair: Winifred Tate
1:00 - 2:30 PM  
   
1:00 pm Alexandra Solsvig ('11), Education and Human Development
  Successful Intelligence and Colby's Curriculum
1:25 pm My Huynh ('11), Anthropology
  Exploring Interracial Realities of Vietnamese AmerAsians to their Mothers, Fathers, and Homelands
1:45 pm Sadie Robertson ('11), Anthropology
  Young Minds, New Perspectives: A Curriculum for Understanding Difference, Eliminating Discrimination and Inspiring Social Action in Middle School
2:05 pm Emily Bierwirth ('11), Anthropology
  Flash Club: A Dancer's Documentary
   
SESSION V: ANTHROPOLOGY
Culture, Mobility, Identity: Encounters in the African Diaspora Presentations
Diamond 243
Session Chair: Daniel Mains
1:00 - 2:15 PM  
   
  Annika Moline ('14)
  Community: Comparing and Contrasting the Somali Experience in New England and the Midwest
  Lindsay Hylek ('12)
  The African Diaspora and the Religious and Cultural Movement of Rastafarianism
  Sam Carter ('11)
  An International Pastime: The African Diaspora in Major League Baseball
  Julia Knoeff ('13)
  Tracing the Mangue Beat: Brazilian Hip-Hop as an Identity Within the African Diaspora
  Sarah Richard ('12)
  Incorporation of the African Diaspora into Mainstream France
   
SESSION VI: GENERAL SESSION
Smith
Session Chair: Jan Holly
2:45 - 4:00 PM  
   
2:45 pm Peter Graham ('12) and Sarah Harmon ('12), Computer Science
  PlayZam: an Online Learning Environment
3:05 pm Sarah Harmon ('12), Mathematics
  Measuring and Modeling Sensory Conflict
3:25 pm Adam Szatrowski ('12) and Stephen Sentoff ('11), Computer Science
  Computational Modeling of Macroeconomics
   
SESSION VII: GENERAL SESSION
Whitney
Session Chair: Christopher Soto
2:45 - 4:30 PM  
   
2:45 pm Michael Noll ('11), Religious Studies
  Learning and Playing at the Ama Ghar Home in Kathmandu, Nepal
3:05 pm Nicolyna Enriquez ('11), Art
  [De]sexualizing the Saints in the Middle Ages
3:25 pm Anna Sawch ('11), English
  Purpose Found: Conditions of Meaningful Existence, Selfhood and the Role of the Other in John Miltonís Paradise Lost


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