COLBY COLLEGE Research SymposiumStudent Research Opportunities
 2011 Program

Research Symposium

Celebration of the 12th Anniversary of the Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Research Posters - 6:30 PM
Keynote Presentation - 7:30 PM

Catherine Bevier, Biology Professor Debra
Barbezat, Economics Professor Steven
Saunders, Music
The keynote speakers will be Professors Catherine Bevier (Biology), Debra Barbezat (Economics) and Steven Saunders (Music) who will share their insights and experiences as teacher-scholars working closely with students in their research. The address, on Wednesday, April 27, 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.

Invited Research Poster Presentations:

Abigael Cheruiyot and Tariq Ahmad Characterization of Mutant CHMP2B-mediatied Eye Deformities in a Drosophila Model of Frontotemporal Dementia
Cee Jay Frederick and Paul Greenwood Development of Microsatellite Primers in the Anemone Species Metridium senile
Kimberly Bittler and Russell Cole Zooplankton, Water Quality and Development in the Belgrade Lakes
Sarah Flanagan and Cathy Bevier Female Mate Choice and Male Physiological Condition in the Brown Anole, Anolis sagrei.
Martha Witick and Bruce Maxwell Remote Robotic Avatars
Dustin Hickey and Murray Campbell Interstellar Dust and its Effect on Modeling High Mass Protostars
Sarah Martinez and Russell Johnson The Effects of RNA Interference on TaABF1 and GAMyb Gene Expression in Barley Aleurone Cells
Sophie Sarkar and Philip Nyhus Buffernomics: Assessing the Motivations Behind Shoreline Resident's Willingness to Pay for Lake Conservation on North Pond and East Pond
Karlyn Adler and Adam Howard Affluent Students' Commitment and Motivation to Social Justice
Anna Simeonova and Andreas Waldkirch The Impact of European Union Accession on Foreign Direct Investment
Olisa Okoh and Julie de Sherbinin DO THIS... NOT THAT: A "Shout Out" from Students of Color to Faculty and Administrators
Travis Wright and Lynn Hannum Characterizing the Zebrafish Kidney Phagocyte Respiratory Burst Response to Staphylococcus aureus