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COLBY COLLEGE

2012 Program

Research Symposium


Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium 2012
April 25 - April 27, 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  Kyle Brown ('12)  Jungle Fever  April 27
12:30 pm  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
African Studies  Christian Bertelsen ('12)  Searching For 'Mo' Better Blues'  April 27
11:00 am  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
African Studies / Education and Human Development  Gordon Fischer ('13)  Students Protest for Social Justice  April 25
1:40 pm  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Clay McMickens ('12)  'Clockers'  April 27
11:15 am  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Edwin Torres ('12)  Spike Lee's Summer of Sam and How People React to Social Change  April 27
08:45  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Margaret Kruithoff ('12)  'Called Her Women Together': Homebirth in Maine  April 26
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Tyler Cash ('12)  'Just Like He Planned': Spike Lee's Inside Man  April 27
12:15 pm  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Ruth Frank-Holcomb ('12)  'This Is MY Reality': Fantasy and Reality in Spike Lee's Girl 6  April 27
11:45 am  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Michael Perreault ('13)  'Whose [Movie] is This?': Foundations for a Different Authorship in Spike Lee's 'She's Gotta Have It'  April 27
9:30 am  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Ruth Frank-Holcomb ('12)  A Room of Our Own: Making Spaces for Stories of Sexual Violence, from Consciousness-Raising to the Feminist Blogosphere  April 26
3:45 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano, Lyn Mikel Brown 
American Studies  Devlin McConnell ('12)  Do the Right Thing  April 27
9:15 am  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Sandra Johnson ('12)  Edible Activism: Food and the Counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s  April 26
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Benjamin D. Lisle 
American Studies  Benjamin Foreman ('12)  He Got Game  April 27
12:00 pm  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Amy Slipowitz ('12)  He Smells the Money: Critiquing Capitalism in 'He Got Game'  April 27
08:30  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Cosme Del Rosario-Bell ('12)  Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads  April 27
10:15 am  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Nicole Sintetos ('12)  Listening Beyond the Lines in a Post 9/11 World: Inside Man and When the Levees Broke's Musical Intertextuality  April 27
9:45 am  
Presentation   
American Studies  Nicole Sintetos ('12)  No Place to Hide: Pare Lorentz and Nuclear Anxiety in the Atomic Age  April 26
4:45 pm  
Presentation  Steven James Wurtzler 
American Studies  Gabriel Callaghan ('12)  Post-9/11 Anxiety in Spike Lee's 25th Hour  April 27
12:45 pm  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Ashley Oliver ('12)  Queer Sex Gods or Patriarchs with Fangs? Gender and Sexuality in Modern Vampire Narratives  April 26
3:15 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
American Studies  Mark Collins ('12)  Racialized Drug Enforcement Laws as Seen Through Clockers and Summer of Sam  April 27
9:00 am  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Kira Novak ('12)  Rewriting History: Spike Lee's Malcolm X  April 27
11:30 am  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Kathleen Ricciardi ('12)  Royal Crisis: Masculinity in Disney Princess Films  April 26
4:15 pm  
Presentation  Laura Saltz 
American Studies  Eva Ludwig ('12)  Spike Lee's Girl 6: Deonstructing the Narrative of African-American Women in Hollywood  April 27
10:45 am  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Cordelia Cowan ('12)  The Normalization of Alcohol Abuse through Popular Media  April 26
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
American Studies  Gordon Lessersohn ('12)  The Unlikely Renovation of Fenway Park: A Triumph of Historic Preservation  April 26
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Benjamin D. Lisle 
American Studies  Catherine Donovan ('12)  When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts  April 27
10:30 am  
Presentation  Margaret T. McFadden 
Anthropology  Hannah DeAngelis ('12)  Maine's History of Hate and Hate and Violence Prevention: The Rise, Tenure, Fall and Future of the Diversity Leadership Institute  April 26
12:30 pm  
Presentation  Mary Elizabeth Mills 
Anthropology  Sandhya Fuchs ('12)  Public Imagery and Multicultural Integration; Reflections on BAPS Swaminarayan Hinduism in the British Diaspora  April 26
1:15 pm  
Presentation  Mary Elizabeth Mills 
Anthropology  Alexandra Offer ('12)  Art, Perception of Self and Body Image  April 27
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Catherine L. Besteman 
Biology / Environmental Studies  Sylvia Doyle ('12)  A Guide to Trees on Campus: Digital Media and Walking Tours  April 29  Poster  Judy L. Stone 
Biology  Karyn King ('12)  Behavioral and Morphological Effects of Phytosterol, Progesterone, and Androstenedione Contaminated Water on Mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis  April 28  Poster  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology  Alexander Storer ('12)  Characterizing the Phagocytic Activity of Zebrafish Kidney Neutrophils  April 29  Poster  Lynn Hannum 
Biology  Christine Reynolds ('12)  Expression of TIMELESS and CRYPTOCHROME Proteins in Daphnia pulex Give Evidence of Conserved Circadian Clock Mechanisms in Crustaceans  April 27
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Andrea R. Tilden 
Biology  Susan Gagliardi   Interspecific Trends of Increasing North American Bird Populations  April 28  Poster  Cathy D. Collins 
Biology  Ian Bettencourt ('12)  Maine State Crime Laboratory and CODIS  April 29  Poster  Julie T. Millard 
Biology  Madelyn Renzetti ('14)  Making the Mini Mutant: Constructing a Mutation in a Gene Encoding a Selenate Reductase  April 28  Poster  Susan Childers 
Biology  Robyn St. Laurent ('12)  Reduction of Histone Deacetylase Activity by Sodium Butyrate Improves Motor Impairment in a Rotenone-Induced Drosophila Model of Parkinsons Disease  April 28  Poster  Syed Tariq Ahmad 
Biology  Mark Chaffin ('12)  Small Rodent Population Dynamics and Movement in a Fragmented Landscape  April 28  Poster  Cathy D. Collins 
Biology  Frances Lee ('12)  The Development, Morphology, and Behavior of Danio rerio After Embryonic Alcohol Exposure  April 27
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Catherine R. Bevier 
Biology  Travis Wright ('12)  Zebrafish Kidney Phagocytes Lack Diurnal Patterns in Reactive Oxygen Species Production  April 27
2:15 pm  
Presentation  Lynn Hannum 
Chemistry  Emily Kaye ('12)  Changes in Apoptotic Gene Expression in Human Leukemia Cells Treated with the Anticancer Drug Laromustine  April 28  Poster  Kevin P. Rice 
Chemistry  Stefan Davatz ('13)  Determining Where Para-Calixarenes Gain an Additional Degree of Freedom  April 29  Poster  Jeffrey L. Katz, Nicholas P. Bizier 
Chemistry  Katherine Murray ('12)  Dynamic Interactions Between Thermocline Depth and Internal Nutrient Loading in Central Maine Lakes  April 28  Poster  D. Whitney King 
Chemistry  James Shaum ('13)  Generation of Formyl- and Vinylcarbenes from Nonnitrogenous Precusors  April 29  Poster  Dasan M. Thamattoor 
Chemistry  Michael Verschoor-Kirss ('12)  Kinetics of Phosphine Substitution in Cyclopentadienyl Ruthenium (II) Bis-triarylphosphine Chlorides: a Tale of Two Mechanisms?  April 28  Poster  Thomas W. Shattuck 
Chemistry  Michael Verschoor-Kirss ('12)  Kinetics of Phosphine Substitution in Cyclopentadienyl Ruthenium (II) bis-triarylphosphine Chlorides: a Tale of Two Mechanisms?  April 27
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Thomas W. Shattuck 
Chemistry  Lloyd Liang ('13)  One-pot Syntheses of Structurally Rigid Ring Compounds  April 28  Poster  Jeffrey L. Katz 
Chemistry  Samantha Lessard ('13)  Spiropentanes as Sources of Cyclic Allenes  April 28  Poster  Dasan M. Thamattoor 
Chemistry  My Tong ('14)  Synthesis Optimization and Purification of 'Dicalixarene'  April 28  Poster  Jeffrey L. Katz, Nicholas P. Bizier 
Chemistry  Alex Hymanson ('12)  Synthesis of Ortho and Para Bridged Tetraaza[1,4]cyclophanes  April 28  Poster  Jeffrey L. Katz 
Chemistry  Jamie Suzuki ('14)  The Reaction of Dihalocarbenes with Anthracenes  April 29  Poster  Dasan M. Thamattoor 
Chemistry  Beatrice Nakiryowa ('13)  Toward a Stable and Crystalline 1,2-Cyclooctadiene  April 28  Poster  Dasan M. Thamattoor 
Chemistry  Jared Supple ('13)  Tracing Performance Endurance Genes Through Families  April 29  Poster  Julie T. Millard 
Chemistry  Simran Jaising ('12)  Gastronomy Reinvented: An Investigation Into Modern Cuisine In The Chemistry Lab  April 27
1:23 pm  
Presentation  Dasan M. Thamattoor 
Computer Science  Bogumil Giertler ('12)  Augmenting Your Daily Reality  April 25
5:35 pm  
Presentation  Bruce A. Maxwell 
Computer Science  Alex Swanson ('12)  Bitcoin: The Evolution of Money Into The Virtual Space  April 25
5:15 pm  
Presentation  Bruce A. Maxwell 
Computer Science  Leah Perlmutter ('12)  Humanoid Robot Soccer  April 25
4:50 pm  
Presentation  Bruce A. Maxwell 
Computer Science  George Carpenter ('12)  Lazy Genius: Improving Fact Recall Using Social Flashcards  April 25
4:25 pm  
Presentation  Dale J. Skrien 
Computer Science  William O'Brien ('12)  The Intended Architecture of Web Applications - An Implementation of REST  April 25
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Dale J. Skrien 
East Asian Studies  Fiona Masland ('12)  Qing-Era Manchu Male Identity Through Material Culture  April 25
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Ankeney Weitz 
East-Asian Studies  Kathy Wan ('12)  Cherry Blossoms  April 26
3:05 pm  
Presentation  Tamae K. Prindle 
East-Asian Studies  Kayla Diaz ('14)  Mise-en-scène in Summer Wars  April 26
2:35 pm  
Presentation  Tamae K. Prindle 
East-Asian Studies  Michael Kellar ('13)  Plot in Summer Wars  April 26
2:45 pm  
Presentation  Tamae K. Prindle 
East-Asian Studies  Christopher Curtis ('14)  Soup Kitchen  April 26
3:15 pm  
Presentation  Tamae K. Prindle 
East-Asian Studies  Max Cushner ('14)  The Sounds of Summer  April 26
2:25 pm  
Presentation  Tamae K. Prindle 
East-Asian Studies  Levin Zars ('14)  Wars in Summer Wars  April 26
2:55 pm  
Presentation  Tamae K. Prindle 
East-Asian Studies  Nicholas Balsbaugh ('13)  Virtual Reality: Color in Summer Wars  April 26
2:15 pm  
Presentation  Tamae K. Prindle 
Economics  David Oxnard ('12)    April 25
2:45 pm  
Presentation  Andreas Waldkirch 
Economics  Kathleen Davis ('12)  Capital Controls in Emerging Markets  April 27
2:20 pm  
Presentation  Andreas Waldkirch 
Economics  Xinyi Chen ('12)  Does Bilateral Economic Interdependence Promote Post-War Reconciliation  April 25
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Andreas Waldkirch 
Economics  Patrick Dolan ('12)  Does Tax Progressivity Affect FDI  April 25
3:15 pm  
Presentation  Andreas Waldkirch 
Economics  Michael Doherty ('12)  Economic and Racial Influences on Coaching Change Decisions?  April 27
2:40 pm  
Presentation  Randy A. Nelson 
Economics  Kathleen Davis ('12)  Exploring Horizontal vs. Vertical Determinants of FDI: Evidence from US Multinationals  April 25
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Andreas Waldkirch 
Economics  Kento Momma ('12)  FDI, Inequality, and Growth: An Empirical Study  April 25
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Andreas Waldkirch 
Economics  Michael Doherty ('12)  Financial and Racial Influences on Coaching Change Decisions in NCAA Basketball  April 27
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Randy A. Nelson 
Economics  Kathy Wan ('12)  Foreign Direct Investment Into Industries in Taiwan  April 25
1:45 pm  
Presentation  Andreas Waldkirch 
Economics  Gemma Yie ('12)  Foreign Direct Investment and Human Development: An Examination of FDI as a Predictor of HDI in Developing Countries  April 25
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Andreas Waldkirch 
Economics  Brady Lenahan ('12)  Huge at Home, Big Abroad: A Case Study of Walmart  April 25
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Andreas Waldkirch 
Economics  Matthew Boyes-Watson ('12)  Illegal Activity and the Composition of Foreign Ownership: Study of Firm-Level Data from the World Bank Enterprise Surveys  April 25
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Andreas Waldkirch 
Economics  John O'Brien ('12)  The Link between Exchange Rates and Foreign Direct Investment: A BRIICKSS Panel Analysis  April 25
1:15 pm  
Presentation  Andreas Waldkirch 
Economics  Bradley Turner ('12)  What Causes Ministers of Finance to Lose their Jobs?  April 27
3:20 pm  
Presentation  Guillermo J. Vuletin 
Economics  Amy Slipowitz ('12)  Controlling for Endogeneity: The Effect of Democracy on Economic Growth  April 27
3:40 pm  
Presentation  Guillermo J. Vuletin 
Economics  Kelly Potvin ('12)  The Limits of Superstars: A Look Inside 'Star Power' Within Demand for the NBA  April 27
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Randy A. Nelson 
Economics  Anne Burton ('12)  Has the Legalization of Medical Marijuana Affected Illicit Marijuana Consumption?  April 27
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Samara R. Gunter 
Education and Human Development  Peter Randall ('12)  Initiating Cultural Shift: A Study of Higher Education  April 26
1:15 pm  
Presentation  Jed W. Wartman, Joseph E. Atkins 
Education and Human Development / Psychology  Nicole Hewes ('12)  More Than Just Nonsense Verse?: The Language of Dr. Seuss and Children's Literacy  April 29  Poster  Mark B. Tappan 
Education and Human Development  Adrienne Bowles ('12)  Leisure, Work and Opportunities: Reflections of Social Class in Colby Students' Time Off the Hill  April 27
2:00 pm  
Presentation  M. Adam Howard 
Education and Human Development  Nicholas Nowak ('13)  Male Humor in Library Graffiti: What's Funny With Masculinity  April 27
2:40 pm  
Presentation  Mark B. Tappan 
Education and Human Development  Nicole Hewes ('12)  More Than Just Nonsense Verse?: The Language of Dr. Seuss and Children's Literacy  April 27
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Mark B. Tappan 
Education and Human Development  Annie Chen ('12)  Privileged Identities: Exploring Affluent Adolescent's Understandings of Self and Others  April 27
2:20 pm  
Presentation  M. Adam Howard 
English  Kristen Starkowski ('14)  Feeling as a Pre-Emergent Social and Economic Structure: The Role of Affect in the Capitalist Order in Rebecca Harding Davis' Life in the Iron Mills  April 27
4:10 pm  
Presentation  Katherine M. Stubbs 
English  Lucy Wilhelms ('12)  Life in Color  April 26
1:45 pm  
Presentation  Jennifer Finney Boylan 
English  Lucy Wilhelms ('12)  Mediums Change, Fears Stay the Same  April 25
1:20 pm  
Presentation  Cedric Gael Bryant 
English  Winsor Wesson ('12)  Reading from 'Noisome' and other poems 
 
Presentation  Adrian Blevins 
English    Reading from her poetry  April 25
4:00 pm  
Presentation   
English    Reading from his poetry  April 25
5:00 pm  
Presentation   
English  Lucy Wilhelms ('12)  The Love Poetry of the Troubadours: Socio-Economic Comparaisons  April 29  Poster  Phyllis F. Mannocchi 
English  Kristen Starkowski ('14)  Unraveling the Nineteenth-Century Victorian Social Fabric: Clothing and Social Mobility in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations  April 27
4:25 pm  
Presentation  David B. Suchoff 
English  Dashiell Wasserman ('12)  Time, Language, & The Mythology of a Great Southern Babel: A Derridean Reading of William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!, The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying & 'That Evening Sun'  April 27
1:45 pm  
Presentation  Cedric Gael Bryant 
Environmental Studies  Elizabeth Schell ('14)  A Quick Downward Slope: The Potential Health Impacts of Fluorinated Ski Wax  April 28  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies / Biology  Brianna Lind ('12)  A Survey of Termite Genera Along a Catenal Gradient in Southern Kruger National Park  April 29  Poster  Cathy D. Collins 
Environmental Studies  Kathryn Lee ('13)  Analysis of Proposed East-West Highway in Maine  April 29  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  William Benjamin ('14)  Are the Wrinkles in Your Clothes Leading to Wrinkles in Your Health? Risks of Using and Living Near Dry Cleaners  April 28  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Rachael Mack ('12)  Aspartame: Good for the Body, Bad for the Brain?  April 28  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Elizabeth Schneider ('12)  Atlas of Maine: Deer Wintering and Conservation Areas in Maine  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Avery Beck ('14)  Atlas of Maine: Concentration of Arsenic Contamination in Township Water Resources  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Matthew LaPine ('13)  Atlas of Maine: Critical Habitat of the Atlantic Salmon  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Helaine Linden ('14)  Atlas of Maine: Deer Wintering Areas and Fragmented Forests in Maine  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Michael Stephens ('13)  Atlas of Maine: Department of Defense Installations and National Guard Armories  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Michael Whalen ('12)  Atlas of Maine: Essential Seabird Habitats of the Gulf of Maine  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Matthew Silverman ('12)  Atlas of Maine: Forest Type and Maple Production  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Anna Hess ('14)  Atlas of Maine: Income Per Capita in Maine  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Colin Cummings ('14)  Atlas of Maine: Location of Dams Along Atlantic Salmon Habitats in Maine  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Rebecca Forgrave ('14)  Atlas of Maine: Maine Water Features and Drinking Water Sources  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Lydia Ball ('13)  Atlas of Maine: Marine Worm and Molluscan Habitat  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Kathryn Lee ('13)  Atlas of Maine: Moose Management in Conserved Areas  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Meagan Hennessey ('14)  Atlas of Maine: Police Stations in Relation to Population  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Sylvia Doyle ('12)  Atlas of Maine: Predicted Lynx Habitat and Conserved Lands  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Dominique Kone ('13)  Atlas of Maine: State of Maine Abundance of Hospitals in Populated Areas  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Katherine Murray ('12)  Atlas of Maine: Surficial Materials  April 28  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Avery Beck ('14)  Availability of Biomass for Colby's Steam Plant  April 29  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Katherine Houser ('13)  BPA and Behavioral Disorders  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Daniel Homeier ('12)  Cameras, Satellites, and Surveys: A Multi-Platform Approach to Monitoring Lake Conservation Behavior  April 25
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Elizabeth Schneider ('12)  Casco Bay  April 29  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Jared Supple ('13)  Chemical Contaminates in Dairy Products  April 28  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Jillian Howell ('12)  Church Forests in Ethiopia  April 25
2:40 pm  
Presentation  Travis W. Reynolds 
Environmental Studies  Lauren Kerr ('13)  Connections Between Environmental Exposures to Lead and Late-onset Neurodegenerative Disease  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Susan Gagliardi   Criteria for a Successful Large Mammal Reintroduction  April 29  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Lydia Ball ('13)  Distribution of Atlantic Forest Fragments in Relation to Probable Water Sources  April 29  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Jessica Blais ('12)  Do Aluminum-based Antiperspirants Increase Risk of Breast Cancer?  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Rebecca Mayer ('13)  Does BPA Exposure During Pregnancy Lead To Behavior Problems In Young Girls?  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Caroline Maguire ('12)  Does Paraquat Exposure Lead to Parkinson's Disease?  April 28  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Catherine Gallagher ('12)  Does Phthalate Exposure Impair Reproductive Development?  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Megan Flaherty ('13)  Does Prenatal Polychlorinated Biphenyls Expsure Affect Intelligence?  April 28  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Trevor Poole ('12)  Ecological Considerations in National Park Design  April 29  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Lydia Ball ('13)  Effect of Wild Pig, Sus scrofa, Populations in the United States  April 29  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Lindsay Jarrett ('14)  Effects of Arsenic as a Carcinogen in Drinking Water  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Anna Hess ('14)  Effects of Phthalates on Children  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson, Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Laura Gigliotti ('12)  Elephant Management in Africa  April 29  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Charles Davis ('13)  Impact of Nuclear and Fossil Fuel Energy on Human Health  April 28  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Matthew Silverman ('12)  Linking Farms and Food Banks in Massachusetts  April 29  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Lucy O'Keeffe ('14)  Links between Food Colorings and Increased Hyperactivity in Children  April 28  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Zoe Sherman ('12)  Obesogens and the Maternal Programming of Obesity  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Rachael Mack ('12)  Obstacles to Replacing Lawn with Buffer: Barriers to Implementation of the LakeSmart Program on Maine's Lakes  April 29  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Jillian Howell ('12)  Out of the Mountains and into Your Body: Mountaintop Removal Mining and Heart and Lung Disease  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Yiyuan Qin ('12)  Parks as a Biodiversity Conservation Strategy in Urban Environments  April 29  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Sylvia Doyle ('12)  Predicted Witheringia solanacea Habitat in Costa Rica  April 29  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Matthew LaPine ('13)  Sea Level Rise Impacts and the Value of Affected Properties in Barnstable, MA.  April 29  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Yiyuan Qin ('12)  South China Tiger Reintroduction: Lessons, Assessments, and Implications  April 25
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Helaine Linden ('14)  Suitable Land Cover Habitats for Elephant and Cheetah Populations  April 29  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Siya Hegde ('13)  The Adverse Effects of Urban Air Pollutants on Child Health  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Andrea Schweitzer ('14)  The Associated Health Effects of Vietnam War Veterans from Exposure to Agent Orange  April 28  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Erin Love ('14)  The Impact of War on Biodiversity  April 29  Poster  F. Russell Cole 
Environmental Studies  Michael Verschoor-Kirss ('12)  They Can't Dodge a Bullet: Anthropogenic Causes of Lead Toxicosis in Wildlife  April 28  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Erica VandenBerg ('13)  Toxic Fire: The Increasing Risk Associated with an Increasingly Synthetic World  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Colin Cummings ('14)  Viewshed Analysis of Proposed Wind Farms in Maine  April 29  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  Meagan Hennessey ('14)  Visitation Effects on Reid State Park  April 29  Poster  Philip Nyhus 
Environmental Studies  James O'Brien ('12)  What's In Your Bedroom?: The Negative Health Effects of Sexual Lubricants  April 29  Poster  Gail Carlson 
Environmental Studies  Anna Leavitt ('12)  From Pond to Pump: Microalgae as a Feedstock for Biodiesel  April 25
1:30 pm  
Presentation   
French and Italian  Dominique Brunelle ('12)  The Myths of Infertility  April 27
3:45 pm  
Presentation  Adrianna M. Paliyenko 
French/Italian  Madeleine Purcell ('12)  Franco-Americans and French Education in Maine  April 27
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Benedicte Mauguiere 
Geology  Justin Sperry ('13)  Investigation of Constriction in Deformation Zones with Complex Boundary Conditions  April 27
2:03 pm  
Presentation  Walter A. Sullivan 
Geology  Daren McGregor ('12)  Gravity Core Geochemistry at the Kronebreen Glacier, Svalbard, Norway: Quantifying Climate Flux in a Glacimarine Setting  April 27
1:48 pm  
Presentation  Robert A. Gastaldo 
Geology  Brian Morgan ('13)  Virtual Geologic Field Guide to the Kennebec Highlands, Central Maine  April 28  Poster  Bruce F. Rueger 
German/Russian    A Few Issues in Translating From Russian To English In Kazakov's Goluboe i Zelionoe  April 27
3:15 pm  
Presentation  Elena I. Monastireva-Ansdell 
German/Russian  Nathan Lord ('12)  Bird Imagery in Bulgakov's Master and Margarita  April 27
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Elena I. Monastireva-Ansdell 
German/Russian  Allison Brown ('12)  Color Symbolism in Mikhail Bulgakov's 'Master and Margarita'  April 27
2:45 pm  
Presentation  Elena I. Monastireva-Ansdell 
German/Russian  David Oxnard ('12)  Das Tier Nennt Sich Mensch: Menschen und Tiere in Franz Kafkas 'Ein Bericht für eine Akademie' / The Animal Calls Itself Human: Humans and Animals in Franz Kafka's 'A Report to an Academy'  April 27
11:40 am  
Presentation  Arne Koch 
German/Russian  Susannah Hufstader ('12)  Feminine Felines: Constructions of Cats and Women in German Literature  April 27
12:00 pm  
Presentation  Arne Koch 
German/Russian  Mallory Livingston ('12)  Feudalismus, Volksmarchen, und Verstädterung: Über die zunehmende Distanz der Menschen von der Natur und der natürlichen Ordnung in der westlichen Kultur durch die Linse der Rolle der Tiere in Märchen  April 27
11:20 am  
Presentation  Arne Koch 
German/Russian  Jason Parrett ('12)  Head Imagery in Bulgakov's Master and Margarita  April 27
4:15 pm  
Presentation  Elena I. Monastireva-Ansdell 
German/Russian    Russian Roulette: Subtitling Azazel  April 27
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Elena I. Monastireva-Ansdell 
German/Russian  Rebecca Chenard ('12)  Schuld in Akif Pirinccis Felidae (Guilt in Akif Pirincci's Felidae)  April 27
12:20 pm  
Presentation  Arne Koch 
German/Russian  Jamie Curley ('12)  The Objectification of Women in German Literature  April 28  Poster  Cyrus Shahan 
German/Russian    The Russian Civil War: A Maine Soldier's Story  April 27
3:45 pm  
Presentation  Elena I. Monastireva-Ansdell 
German/Russian  Rebecca Chenard ('12)  The Sun and the Moon in Bulgakov's Master and Margarita  April 27
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Elena I. Monastireva-Ansdell 
German/Russian    Translational Problems In Toon Tellegen's Novel Not Everyone Could Fall Over  April 27
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Elena I. Monastireva-Ansdell 
German/Russian  Alina Nakos ('13)  Water Imagery in Bulgakov's 'Master and Margarita'  April 27
2:15 pm  
Presentation  Elena I. Monastireva-Ansdell 
German/Russian  Jessica Moore ('14)  Worker_x: Suffering and Subordination  April 28  Poster  Cyrus Shahan 
German/Russian  Christine Wamsley ('15)  Woyzeck als Comic  April 28  Poster  Cyrus Shahan 
German/Russian  Katherine MacNamee ('14)  Woyzeck_X: Die Doppelte Natur der Gesellschaft der Aufklaerung  April 28  Poster  Cyrus Shahan 
German/Russian  Elizabeth Schneider ('12)  Kafka's Ape  April 27
11:00 am  
Presentation  Arne Koch 
German/Russian  James Lasher ('12)  Музыка в романе Булгакова 'Мастер и Маргарита' (Music in Bulgakov's 'Master and Margarita')  April 27
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Elena I. Monastireva-Ansdell 
Global Studies / East-Asian Studies  Martin Tengler ('12)  Convenience on Every Corner: An Analysis of the Japanese Convenience Store Industry  April 27
2:15 pm  
Presentation  Mary Elizabeth Mills, Patrice M. Franko 
Global Studies  Coline Ludwig ('12)  Intricacies of Organ Trafficking: Lessons from Chennai, India  April 27
2:45 pm  
Presentation  Matthew E. Archibald, Patrice M. Franko 
Government  Alexander Orleans ('12)  In Extremis: Operational Lessons from the War on Terror  April 25
2:20 pm  
Presentation  Guilain P. Denoeux 
Government  Andrew Estrada ('12)  Single-Issue Elections and Public Perception: How Unemployment, Presidential Approval Rating, and Military Casualties Determine Whether an Election will Focus on One Defining Issue  April 25
2:00 pm  
Presentation  L. Sandy Maisel 
Government  Charles Diamond ('12)  The Electoral Success of Erhnic Minority Candidiates in Local London Politics  April 25
2:40 pm  
Presentation  Jennifer A. Yoder 
History  Susannah Hufstader ('12)  Die Deutsche Schrift? Typography Between Tradition and Modernity in Weimar and Nazi Germany  April 26
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Raffael M. Scheck 
History  James Hubbard ('12)  From the Liffey to the Sheepscot: Pre-Famine Irish Immigration in Whitefield, Maine  April 26
5:00 pm  
Presentation  Raffael M. Scheck 
History  Geoffrey Bell ('12)  Richard Cutts Shannon: Colby Student and Civil War Soldier  April 27
4:00 pm  
Presentation  Elizabeth D. Leonard 
History  Lindsay Peterson ('13)  The Evolution of the Ambulance Corps During the Civil War  April 26
5:30 pm  
Presentation  Elizabeth D. Leonard 
History  Samuel West ('12)  Union Anti-Semitism from Tennessee to Maine  April 27
5:30 pm  
Presentation  Elizabeth D. Leonard 
History  Carter Stevens ('13)  Medal of Honor: Colby on the Frontline  April 27
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Elizabeth D. Leonard 
History  Julia Deutsch ('12)  Post Civil-War: Blacks in the North and Colby's Janitor Sam  April 27
5:00 pm  
Presentation  Elizabeth D. Leonard 
International Studies  Julie Kafka ('12)  'El Machismo es Violencia!: Interrogating Cultures of Gendered Violence within Ecuador's Pluriculturalist State  April 26
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Karin Ulla Friederic 
Latin American Studies  Kathryn Wassam ('12)  Return from Exile: The Process of Pinochet-Era Exiles Reintegration in Chile  April 26
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Ben W. Fallaw 
Latin American Studies  Heidi Blair ('12)  Protecting Patagonia: Action and Inaction against the HidroAysén Dam Proposal in Chile  April 26
3:00 pm  
Presentation  Ben W. Fallaw 
Mathematics  Jennie Buskin ('13)  Combinatorial Vector Calculus: A New Proof of Green's Theorem  April 29  Poster  Scott A. Taylor 
Mathematics  John Dixon ('14)  Fibonacci Matrices  April 27
2:18 pm  
Presentation  D. Benjamin Mathes 
Mathematics  Eli Dupree ('13)  Functions with Dense Graphs.  April 27
2:43 pm  
Presentation  D. Benjamin Mathes 
Mathematics  Abigael Cheruiyot ('12)  Integration of Multisensory Signals to Create Motion Perception  April 28  Poster  Jan E. Holly 
Mathematics  Emily Niemi ('12)  Mental Health Screening in Rural Maine Primary Care  April 29  Poster  Liam O'Brien 
Mathematics  Arjumand Masood ('13)  Perception of Motion during Dix-Hallpike Maneuver  April 29  Poster  Jan E. Holly 
Physics and Astronomy  Nirakar Poudel ('12)  Electronic Detection of Ultra Cold Neutral Plasmas  April 25
3:05 pm  
Presentation  Duncan A. Tate 
Physics and Astronomy  Greg Merritt ('12)  Isometries and Spontaneous Lorentz Violation in General Relativity  April 25
3:45 pm  
Presentation  Robert T., Bluhm 
Physics and Astronomy  Austin Hoag ('12)  Spontaneous Lorentz Symmetry Breaking and Cosmology in Five Dimensions  April 25
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Robert T., Bluhm 
Physics and Astronomy  Ai_Phuong Tong ('15)  Stabilizing the Frequency of a Diode Laser Using a Lock-In Amplifier  April 29  Poster  Charles Conover 
Psychology  Jenifer Goldman ('12)  Attitudes of College Students on Race/Racism  April 27  Poster  Tarja Raag 
Psychology  Samuel Helm ('12)  BDNF Knockout Compromises Addiction Related Reward Pathway Functioning  April 27  Poster  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Kira Novak ('12)  BFFs or Frenemies? : The Effect of Conflict Style Self-Reports, Personality Self-Reports, and Personality Similarity on Conflict Resolution Between Friends  April 27  Poster  Christopher J. Soto 
Psychology    Comparing Survival Processing and School Processing: An Analysis of Self-Referencing and Relevance Between Different Survival Scenarios on Recall  April 27  Poster  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Chelsea Nickerson ('13)  Dietary Choline Supplementation During Adolescence Enhances Adult Hippocampal and Prefrontal Cortical Function in Male Rats  April 27  Poster  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Arvia Sutandi ('13)  Differential Effects of Warnings on Direct and Mediated False Memory in Young and Older Adults  April 27  Poster   
Psychology  Jacqueline McLaughlin ('13)  Do Learning Styles Exist? The Effect of Learning Styles versus Matching Modalities on Memory  April 27  Poster  Andrea N. Eslick 
Psychology  Shamika Murray ('14)  Effects of Moral Credentials on Ingroup/Outgroup Biases  April 27  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Julie Levine ('13)  Effects of Physical Attractiveness on Moral Blame and Memory  April 27  Poster   
Psychology  Caroline Southwick ('14)  Elucidating the Effects of a Natural Environment and Exercise on Executive Functioning  April 27  Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Amanda Carbonneau ('14)  Engagement with the Elements: Restorative Effects of Imagery and Various Sensory Aspects of Nature  April 27  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Madeline Caplan ('12)  Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Pro-social Intervention Program for Pre-schoolers  April 27  Poster  Tarja Raag 
Psychology  David Kaufman ('14)  Face Familiarity Phenomenon  April 27  Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Iris Kim ('14)  Facial Expressions on Morality and Memory: The Differences in the Perception of Gender and Emotion  April 27  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Stephanie-Ann LaRose ('12)  Facial Recognition of Negative Emotion in Various Mood and Processing States  April 25
5:15 pm  
Presentation  Erin S. Sheets 
Psychology  Adam LaViolet ('13)  Go with the Flow: Shared Literal and Figurative Meanings Influence Memory for Idioms  April 27  Poster  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Ian Leitch ('14)  Is it a Bunting or a Warbler? Eye Movement Analysis in a Memory and Categorization Task  April 27  Poster  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  John Gardner ('12)  Modulation of Behavioral Outcomes by Choline in Male Rats with Extensive Hippocampal Damage  April 27  Poster  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Adam Drago ('14)  Moral Credentials and the Licensing of Racist and/or Homophobic Behavior  April 27  Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Ines Castro ('14)  Nature and Cognition  April 27  Poster   
Psychology  Angelica D'Aiello ('12)  Neuroprotection by Postnatal Choline Supplementation in a Rat Model of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome  April 27  Poster  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Kristen Erickson ('12)  Prenatal Choline Availability Influences Stress-vulnerability and Emotional Responses Differently in Adult Male and Female Rats  April 25
4:35 pm  
Presentation  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Derek Wise ('12)  Prenatal Choline Rescues Cognitive Dysfunction in a Rat Model of Depression  April 27
3:05 pm  
Presentation  Melissa J. Glenn 
Psychology  Brianne Wheeler ('14)  Self-Affirmation and Moral Credentials on the Expression of Racial Prejudice  April 27  Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Cynthia Garvin ('12)  Streamlining PSAs: Effects of Ad Framing and Regulatory Focus on Message Persuasiveness  April 27  Poster  Christopher J. Soto 
Psychology  Shannon Kooser ('14)  Testing Through the Ages: A Comparison of Testing and Encoding Strategies on Immediate and Delayed Retention Between Different Age Groups  April 27  Poster  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Devin O'Brien ('12)  The Effect of Emotion on Curiosity  April 27  Poster  Erin S. Sheets 
Psychology  Lisa Hoopes ('13)  The Effect of Emotional States on Social Behavior  April 27  Poster  Erin S. Sheets 
Psychology  Hillary Keach ('13)  The Effect of Feedback Type on the Hypercorrection Phenomenon  April 27  Poster  Andrea N. Eslick 
Psychology  Shelley Kind ('13)  The Effects of Emotion on False Memory  April 27  Poster  Erin S. Sheets 
Psychology  Brittany Hughes ('12)  The Effects of Racial Stereotypes on Childrens' Actor Judgments  April 27  Poster   
Psychology  Abigail Cooper ('15)  The Interpersonal Effects of Natural Versus Urban Backgrounds on our Perception of Others  April 27  Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Mariah Smith ('13)  The Key to Accelerated Learning?: Exploring the Effect of Thought Speed on Cognitive Performance and Mood  April 27  Poster  Martha Arterberry 
Psychology  Cale Wardell ('13)  The Metacognition of Marginal Knowledge  April 27  Poster  Andrea N. Eslick 
Psychology  Miia-Liisa Termonen ('14)  The Role of Success in the Relationship of Positive Affect and Accelerated Thinking  April 27  Poster  Thane S. Pittman 
Psychology  Jenifer Goldman ('12)  The Self-Esteem Conundrum: Mediating Mechanisms between Parenting Style and Children's Aggression  April 25
4:15 pm  
Presentation  Christopher J. Soto 
Psychology  Reesa Kashuk ('12)  Validating a Measure of Positive Acceptance in College Students  April 27  Poster  Tarja Raag 
Psychology  Josef Broder ('13)  Welcome to the Grasslands: Memory for Inherently Survival Relevant Information  April 27  Poster  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Stephanie-Ann LaRose ('12)  What? You don't remember me? Surprise modulates the own-age bias in young, but not old adults.  April 27  Poster  Jennifer Coane 
Psychology  Sarah Falkof ('12)  The Influence of Regret and Framing Effects on Health Decision Making  April 25
4:55 pm  
Presentation  Thane S. Pittman 
Religious Studies  Allison Stitham ('12)  Playing the Part: An Examination of Civil War Era Mourning and the Performance of Social Identity  April 26
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Debra Campbell 
Religious Studies  Katherine Murray ('12)  Prayer in Matthew: an Old Jewish Tradition or a Radical Christian Beginning?  April 26
2:15 pm  
Presentation  Julie Faith Parker 
Religious Studies  Simran Jaising ('12)  Tale Of Two Devīs: Using The Dakshineshwar Kāli Temple In Kolkata And Mumbadevi Temple In Mumbai As Influential Sites To Examine The Socio-Religious Politics Of Food Production And Consumption  April 26
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Nikky-Guninder K. Singh 
Religious Studies  John Holman ('13)  The Multicultural Art of the Singh Twins  April 26
11:30 am  
Presentation  Nikky-Guninder K. Singh 
Religious Studies  Lauren Fisher ('13)  Tzedek Chevrati: Social Justice Protesting in Israel  April 27
4:40 pm  
Presentation  Linda J. Maizels 
Sociology  Isadora Alteon ('14)  (Tentative Title) 'Panama, Where the World Meets: An Exploratory Study of Healthcare systems in Panama City, Panama'  April 29  Poster  Matthew E. Archibald 
Sociology  Uzoma Orchingwa ('14)  Black on The Hill  April 27
3:45 pm  
Presentation  Cheryl Townsend Gilkes 
Sociology  Joshua Balk ('14)  Learning By Giving: Maine Children's Home Summer Camp Scholarship Program  April 29  Poster  Thomas J. Morrione 
Sociology  Kelsey Werner ('12)  Learning by Giving: Strengthening Families Program for The Family Violence Project  April 29  Poster  Thomas J. Morrione 
Sociology  Allison Ehrenreich ('12)  Pathways to Social Mobility: Educational Inequalities at Waterville Senior High School  April 26
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Victoria L. Mayer, Victoria L. Mayer 
Sociology  Amanda Ferguson ('12)  Public Health Through a Sociological Lens: Using the Social Determinants of Women's Health to Combat HPV and Cervical Cancer in Women Throughout sub-Saharan Africa  April 27
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Thomas J. Morrione 
Sociology  Patrick Adams ('13)  Women Unlimited: Grant Proposal for Financial Literacy Courses in Maine's Correctional Facilities  April 29  Poster   
Sociology  Hannah Smythe ('12)  Pathways to Social Mobility: Educational Inequalities at Waterville High School  April 26
3:50 pm  
Presentation  Victoria L. Mayer 
Sociology  Hannah Ricketts ('12)  Pathways to Social Mobility: Educational Inequalities at Waterville High School (Gender)  April 26
4:30 pm  
Presentation  Victoria L. Mayer 
Spanish  Oscar Mancinas ('12)  Franco's Legacy: Birds, Children, and Other Beasts in Contemporary Catalan-Language Film  April 27
3:30 pm  
Presentation  Bobby Dean Allbritton 
Theater and Dance  Michael Trottier ('12)  The Process of Playwriting: An Exploration of Structure, Character and Dialogue  April 26
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Lynne Conner 
Theater and Dance  Delaney McDonough ('13)  Move: The Summer of 1963  April 26
7:30 pm  
Presentation  Ann Marie Kloppenberg, Todd James Coulter 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Morgan Lingar ('13)  'Against Nature? - Women who Murder Family Members'  April 25
1:15 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Veronica Foster ('12)  A Modern Faith: Religion and Feminism in the Public Sphere  April 25
2:00 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Bailey Girvan ('12)  Breaking Barriers?: The Illusion of Progress for Women in Primetime Comedies  April 25
2:15 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Lindsay Putnam ('12)  Capitalism as Antifeminism in Sex and the City  April 25
1:30 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Berol Dewdney ('13)  Intersections of Female Embodiment and Feminism through the Decades  April 25
1:45 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Ashley Oliver ('12)  Of Men and Monsters: Masculinity and Vampires in Buffy the Vampire Slayer  April 25
1:00 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Caitlin Burchill ('12)  Opening the Gridiron to Girls: Women and Pro Football  April 25
2:30 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 
Women, Gender, Sexuality  Hannah DeAngelis ('12)  Queering the Colby Archive: Combating Queer Erasure with Narratives of Queer Survival  April 25
2:45 pm  
Presentation  Lisa Arellano 

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