COLBY COLLEGE Research SymposiumStudent Research Opportunities
 2010 Program

Research Symposium

Celebration of the 11th Anniversary of the Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Research Posters - 6:30 PM
Keynote Presentation - 7:30 PM

Priscilla Doel, Spanish Professor Melissa
Glenn, Psychology Professor Frank
Fekete, Biology
The keynote speakers will be Professors Priscilla Doel (Spanish), Melissa Glenn (Psychology) and Frank Fekete (Biology) who will share their insights and experiences as teacher-scholars working closely with students in their research. The address, on Wednesday, April 28, will begin at 7:30 pm in Ostrove Auditorium, preceded by a reception and poster presentations by selected faculty, invited by the Dean of the Faculty, and their students at 6:30 pm in the atrium of the Diamond Building. The invited poster presentations are listed below.

Colby College has long recognized the importance of the integration of teaching and research on the part of faculty, and in recent years has more fully integrated research into student learning as well. This emphasis has enhanced significantly the critical thinking, collaborative, and discovery-based learning skills of our students. The symposium organizers want to recognize and thank the many faculty across the campus who have engaged students in research and supported the Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Colby is strongly committed to the principle that making connections to real research problems is invaluable to experiencing in depth the discipline in which students are working. We hope to use our success in education through research as a foundation on which to build even more and enhanced research opportunities for students across the curriculum and to infuse research-based learning even more deeply into the core of a Colby education during the second decade of the symposium.

Invited Research Poster Presentations:

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