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2003
Saturday, April 12th
8:00 AM

Complete 2003 Program

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

List of Student Participants

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Committee Thanks and Introduction

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

9:00 AM

Synthesis of Hexamolybdate-Polyether Diamine Complexes

David Aggen, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Roesner, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cross-Cultural Study of Friendship: U.S. and Korea

Alexis Yun-sun Bae, Illinois Wesleyan University
Doran French, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Isolation of a Cocaine Derivative and Its Quantification in Urine

Kylee Billings, Illinois Wesleyan University
Stephen Hoffmann, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Linking Polyoxometalates With Amide Bonds

Joseph B. Binder, Illinois Wesleyan University
Emilia Poppe, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca A. Roesner, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Effect of Extracurricular Activities on Early School Dropout

Jilann M. Bush, Illinois Wesleyan University
Doran French, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Porphobilinogen Synthase in the Heme Biosynthesis Pathway of R. Capsulatus

Cheryl Clauson, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Bollivar, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Effect of Supply and Demand Factors on the Affordability of Housing

Jamie Davenport, Illinois Wesleyan University
Margaret Chapman, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Isolation, Amplification, and Expression of BCHC

Eileen Forde, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Bollivar, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Energy Consumption of Embryonic Stage in the Pond Snail Physa SP.

David Jabs, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Jaeckle, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Living Dreams: A Comparative Analysis of "La Vida Es Sueno" and "Waking Life"

Jonathan Kaplan, Illinois Wesleyan University
Carolyn Nadeau, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

An Investigation of Different Dimensions of Loneliness

Emily Maxwell, Illinois Wesleyan University
John Ernst, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Relationship Between Unemployment Factors and Motor Vehicle Theft Rates

Matthew D. Melick, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robert Leekley, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Behavioral Timing Theory Applied to a DRL-Limited Hold Procedure

Erin L. O'Neill, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leslie Minnich, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jake Norris, Illinois Wesleyan University
James Dougan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Bismuth Triflate Catalyzed Synthesis of Resorcinarenes

Katherine E. Peterson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Russell C. Smith, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ram S. Mohan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Variation in Rates of Asexual Reproduction By Convolutriloba Retrogemma

Sara Rahim, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Jaeckle, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Photochemistry of Nitrous Acid in an Aqueous Matrix

Jay Ratliff, Illinois Wesleyan University
Timothy Rettich, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Threatening Masculinity and Its Effects On Antigay Attitudes and Behavior

Frances Shen, Illinois Wesleyan University
John M. Ernst, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Theta Reset and Working Memory in Humans: An EEG Study

Stephen W. Smith, Illinois Wesleyan University
Joseph Williams, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

P-Fastus: Information Extraction System Implemented in Prolog (SICStus)

Rajen Subba, Illinois Wesleyan University
Hans-Joerg Tiede, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Characterization of Nutrient Assimilation from Extraembryonic Intracapsular "Fluid" Reserves during Nonplanktonic Development of the Freshwater Snail Physa sp

Jennifer Tisoncik, 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

Structural Implications of Fluorescent Properties of the Global Transcription Factor, FNR

Melanie Zupancic, Illinois Wesleyan University
Laura Moore, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

The Contemporary Alexander Romance in Multi-Media: How We Regard and Utilize the Image of Alexander the Great

Brekke A. Kroutil-Mueller, Illinois Wesleyan University
Nancy Sultan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Anderson Auditorium, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cobweb Supply Adjustment and the Market for Law Students

Patrick W. Spangler, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robert S. Leekley, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Anderson Auditorium, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Contribution of COPB in the Function of the Type III Secretion Apparatus Found Within Chlamydia Trachomatis

Jennifer Tisoncik, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ken Fields, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Keynote Speaker - Jason Babcock, '94, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Ultramet, Inc.: "Development of Components for the Next Generation Space Shuttle"

Anderson Auditorium, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1:15 PM

The bchC Gene in Bacteriochlorophyll Biosynthesis in Rhodobacter Capsulatus

Marybeth Bartlet, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Bollivar, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:14 PM

The Effects of Executive Compensation Structure on Shareholder Wealth and Company Performance

Kory Blumer, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Synthesis of a Bicyclic Aziridine Compound and Subsequent Ring Opening Reactions

Scott M. Brombosz, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeffrey Frick, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Virtual Betta

Lauren Carroll, Illinois Wesleyan University
Susan Anderson-Freed, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Preparation of a Linear, Conjugated Amine and its Reactivity with the Hexamolybdate Ion

Amy Durkin, Illinois Wesleyan University
Nick Brazis, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Roesner, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

The Truth about Income Inequality

Juliana Giraldo, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ilaria Ossella-Durbal, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Organochlorine Pesticide Contamination Patterns in Nearctic Resident Birds

Jeffrey Horvath, Illinois Wesleyan University
R. Given Harper, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

The Environment Enrichment of Sun Bears

Natalie Jordan, Illinois Wesleyan University
James Dougan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Two Facets of Competitiveness and their Influnce on Psychological Adjustment, Achievement, and Decision-Making

Elaine Kayhan, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Hibbard, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Masculine Threat, Self-Esteem, and Homophobic Behaviors in College Men

Julie Longo, Illinois Wesleyan University
John Ernst, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Development of Amine Protecting Group Strategies Compatible with the Hexamolybdate Ion

Elizabeth K. Myers, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Roesner, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

The Effects of a Parent-Child Communication Intervention on the Worries of Siblings of Children with Autism

Erin L. O'Neill, Illinois Wesleyan University
Linda Kunce, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

The Effects of Incubation Temperature on Development Time and Juvenile Size in the Freshwater Snail Physa sp.

Jennifer Pierce, Illinois Wesleyan University
Will Jaeckle, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

The Synthesis and Isolation of Mono-BOC-Protected 1,4-Phenylene Diamine and Further Reaction with Hexamolybdate

Matthew S. Ralph, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Roesner, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Narrative Understanding and Theory of Mind in Preschoolers

Arpita Shah, Illinois Wesleyan University
Anne Watson, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Macroeconomic Effects on the Horse Race Betting Market

Kristin Smevold, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ilaria Ossella-Durbal, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

On vs. Off: Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery from a Patient's Perspective

Ann Steele, Illinois Wesleyan University
Susan Swanlund, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Development of a Measure of Men's Objectification of Women

Liza Zolot, Illinois Wesleyan University
John Ernst, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

2:15 PM

Insight into Illinois Wesleyan University Study Abroad

Christopher Lyons, Illinois Wesleyan University
Mona Gardner, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

The Importance of Mass Culture for Democratization

James Melton, Illinois Wesleyan University
James Simeone, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Contentious Policies: The Experiment with Affirmative Action in Undergraduate Admissions to Public Universities

Elizabeth Notz, Illinois Wesleyan University
Greg Shaw, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

On vs. Off: Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery from a Patient's Perspective

Ann Steele, Illinois Wesleyan University
Susan Swanlund, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Anderson Auditorium, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Women and God

Kara Wolff, Illinois Wesleyan University
Vicki Magee, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Anderson Auditorium, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM