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1999
Saturday, April 17th
8:29 AM

Complete 1999 Program

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:29 AM - 9:00 AM

8:30 AM

List of Student Participants

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

The Effects of Personality Characteristics and Stress on Physical Illness

Carly Andersen, Illinois Wesleyan University
Donna Hartweg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Studies toward the Total Synthesis of an Organophosphorus Analog of Acetylcholine

Christopher R. Butler, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeffrey A. Frick, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Voluntary versus Involuntary Runaways: Basic Demographics and Characteristics

Darcia A. Colburn, Illinois Wesleyan University
Doran French, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Caloric Content and Unit Price Theory

Sara J. Estle, Illinois Wesleyan University
Heather A. Hunnell, Illinois Wesleyan University
James D. Dougan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Loneliness and Coping: Examining the Predictors of Social and Emotional Loneliness

Betsy Garver, Illinois Wesleyan University
John Ernst, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Morphology of the Heart in Larvaceans (Appendicularia: Oikopleuridae)

Ernest Hixon, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elizabeth Balser, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Determinants of Home Ownership: An Application of the Human Capital Investment Theory to the Home Ownership Decision

Jaclyn Hood, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Techniques in Biological Illustration

Rebecca Kirk, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elizabeth Balser, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Bird Species Diversity along a Successional Gradient in a Costa Rican Cloud Forest

Alexandra Latham, Illinois Wesleyan University
Karen Masters, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

From Brownian Motion to Stocks and Futures: A Historical Look at the Development of Stochastic Calculus

Jerome C. Majewski, Illinois Wesleyan University
Narendra K. Jaggi, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

X-Ray Spectroscopic Observations of a Metal-Poor Globular Cluster X-Ray Binary System

Daniel N. Mateja, Illinois Wesleyan University
Cynthia Hess, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Analysis of Archived X-Ray Observations of a Galactic X-Ray Binary

Sarah C. Moecker, Illinois Wesleyan University
Cynthia J. Hess, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Scaling of Organic Weight and Energy Content of Arthropod Eggs

Kimberly Nielsen, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Jaeckle, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: An Examination of the Effects of Extra-Task Stimulation on Attention and Comprehension during Reading

Angela M. Reining, Illinois Wesleyan University
Johnna K. Shapiro, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The GNU Neural Network Visualizer (GNNV)

Andrew Ritger, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Zalokar, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robert Glinka, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jay Bryant, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Schroeder, Illinois Wesleyan University
Chris Stewart, '99, Illinois Wesleyan University
Matthew Korwell, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Rehagen, '99, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Kirk, '99, Illinois Wesleyan University
Lionel R. Shapiro, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Products of the Photolysis of Nitrous Acid in a Benzene Matrix

Ethan Schrum, Illinois Wesleyan University
Timothy Rettich, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Specific Worries of Siblings of Children with Special Needs: A Comparison among Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism and Typical Development

Sarah Suhr, Illinois Wesleyan University
Linda Kunce, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Carbon-Bearing Impactites from the Gardnos Impact Structure, Norway: No Evidence for Soot

Susanna Widicus, Illinois Wesleyan University
Wendy S. Wolbach, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Bevan M. French, Faculty Advisor, Smithsonian Institution

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

10:30 AM

Nutrient Assimilation in Developmental Stages of the Purple Sea Urchin, Arbacia Punctulata

A. W. Boyden, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elizabeth Balser, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

How Acute are Today's Stock Market Investors? Tracking Conventional Wisdom through Implied Volatility

Evan T. Djikas, Illinois Wesleyan University
Narendra K. Jaggi, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

From Catholicism to Buddhism? The Effect of Jack Kerouac's Catholic Upbringing on his Search for Enlightenment in The Dharma Bums

Erika L. Feiner, Illinois Wesleyan University
Dan Terkla, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Anderson Auditorium, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Organochlorine Pesticide Levels in Birds from Northwest Costa Rica

Virginia Flanagin, Illinois Wesleyan University
R. Given Harper, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeff A. Frick, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Measure Chains and LaSalle's Invariance Principle

Anders Floor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Zahia Drici, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Tempest: A Shakespearean Meditation on Art and Artifice

Sarah Foust, Illinois Wesleyan University
Dan Terkla, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Anderson Auditorium, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Feminine or Feminist: Issues Surrounding Women's Addresses at the First National Conservation Congress

Abigail Godin, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Young, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Anderson Auditorium, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

From Literal Path to Transcendent Journey: The Pilgrim's Movement throughout Inferno

Shelley Manning, Illinois Wesleyan University
Dan Terkla, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Anderson Auditorium, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Designing an Integrated Environment for Artificial Intelligence

Andrew B. Ritger, Illinois Wesleyan University
Lionel R. Shapiro, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Susan Werner Kieffer: "Rock Music: Not all Geologic Processes are Adagio; Give Me the Scherzos!"

Main Lounge, Memorial Student Center, Illinois Wesleyan University

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

1:30 PM

Synthesis of Difunctional Amines and Subsequent Reaction with the Hexamolybdate Ion: Components for Supramolecular Architectures

Jonathan Brockman, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Roesner, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Hologram Fabrication for Assembling Nano Composite Materials

Matthew T. Dearing, Illinois Wesleyan University
Gabriel C. Spalding, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Eric Dufresne, Faculty Advisor, University of Chicago
David Grier, Faculty Advisor, University of Chicago

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Effect of Technology Growth on Money Supply and Demand: A Cointegration Approach

Patrick Holly, Jr., Illinois Wesleyan University
Carolyn Stumph, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Specific Worries of Children with Siblings who have Special Needs: A Comparison between Down Syndrome and Typical Development

Laura M. Holsen, Illinois Wesleyan University
Linda Kunce, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Phylum Ctenophora: The Morphology of the Ciliated Rosette Cell

Danielle Knod, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elizabeth Balser, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

New Species of the Tardigrade, Milnesium, Discovered on Rooftop in Central Illinois

Karen Lindahl, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elizabeth Balser, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Synthesis of 1,4-Bis(4-Aminophenyl)-1,3-Butadiyene as a Linker for Hexamolybdate Stoppered Rotaxanes

James L. Martello, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Roesner, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Managing Family Violence Issues in the Public Schools: Perceptions of School Personnel

Natalia K. Migal, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jaclyn K. Hood, Illinois Wesleyan University
James Sikora, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Thermal Conductivity of a System Dominated by Quantum Fluctuations

Ileana G. Rau, Illinois Wesleyan University
Gabriel C. Spalding, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Responses to Differential Light Wavelengths in the Cellular Slime Mold Dictyostelium Purpureum

Adam Reitzel, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jonathan Dey, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Hail Mary: Zoraida's Search for a Christian Goddess

Karen A. Sabaka, Illinois Wesleyan University
Carolyn Nadeau, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Commensurate-Incommensurate Transitions in Colloidal Crystals

Steven A. Sheets, Illinois Wesleyan University
Gabriel C. Spalding, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

A Model of Loneliness based on Self-Concept Theory

Joy M. Tassin, Illinois Wesleyan University
John M. Ernst, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

A Survey of Organochlorine Pesticide Contamination in Costa Rican Taxa

Mark Wieland, Illinois Wesleyan University
R. Given Harper, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeffrey Frick, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Las Mujeres de Oro (Golden Girls)

Benjamin J. Nelson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Carolyn Nadeau, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Chinese Communist Party Leadership in the Countryside: Historical Contradictions and Corrections

Scott Ralston, Illinois Wesleyan University
Tom Lutze, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Beyond Narrow Liberalism

Justin B. Taylor, Illinois Wesleyan University
James Simeone, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Does it Pay to be a Man? A Study of Pay Differentials between College Graduates

Jennifer Van Dyke, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM