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2006
Saturday, April 8th
9:00 AM

Pregnancy Among Hispanics in the United States

Alena Abens, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jane Szafraniec, Illinois Wesleyan University
Carolyn Nadeau, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Responsibilities and Academic Achievement

Melissa M. Balek, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Inside the Training Room

Jon Blome, Illinois Weslyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Integration of Women into the Flute Sections of Major American Orchestras from 1950 to the Present

Deborah Boersma, Illinois Wesleyan University
William West, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

How Well Do You Journal?: The Use of Self-Assessment in Fourth Grade Journal Writing

Amy Brinkman, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ana Floriani, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Organochlorine Pesticide Contamination in Resident North American Passerines

Amy Cadwallader, Illinois Wesleyan University
Kevin Latman,, Illinois Wesleyan University
Given Harper, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeffrey Frick, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Beyond the Gym: A Glimpse into the Career of Female Coaches

Crystal Dye, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Analysis of Amino Acid Substitutions at Positions ASP22 of FNR

Justin Ernat, Illinois Wesleyan University
Aaron Bailey, Illinois Wesleyan University
Laura Moore, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Effect of 9/11 on the Fire Fighter Labor Market

Kathleen Frawley, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Ecology Action Center: An Ethnographic Photo-Essay

Michael Gabriele, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Health of Coral Reefs Open to Fishing Compared to Coral Reefs Closed to Fishing in the Tanga Region of Tanzania

Rebecca Gericke, Illinois Wesleyan University
Given Harper, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Effects of Temperature and Elevation on the Activity of Utah's Bats

Megan D. Guse, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elizabeth Balser, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Keeping the Fire Alive: Causes and Means of Prevention for Teacher Burnout

Stephanie Hajdu, Illinois Wesleyan University
Stephanie Olsen, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

A Novel Approach for Investigating Standing Waves Using a Dual-Driven Vibrating String Apparatus

Chris Hatfield, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Brandon, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Andrew Morrison, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Oxygen Sensing in the FNR Transcription Factor: Creation and Characterization of Variants with Aerobically Stable [4FE-4S] Clusters

Robin Johnson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Maura Bates, Illinois Wesleyan University
Laura Moore, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Correlations Between Motivation and Language Learning Strategies of Second Language (L2) Learners

Kristina Kalous, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Development and Structure of Feeding Arms in Antarctic Species of Pterobranchs

Catherine Krahe, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elizabeth Balser, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Quantifiable Torques for Microfluidic Studies

John Lattyak, Illinois Wesleyan University
Gabriel Spalding, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Are Children Being Left Behind? The Effects of SES and Learning Styles on Academic Achievement

Kristy Lehan, Illinois Wesleyan University
Megan Teschner, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Determining 17,-Estradiol Levels in Natural Water Sources

Kelly Lingen, Illinois Wesleyan University
Stephen Hoffmann, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Examination of Communication Strategies

Michael Mastro, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Using Fluorescence to Monitor Structural Changes in the Dimerization Helix of the Transcription Factor FNR

Kate McCulloch, Illinois Wesleyan University
Laura Moore, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

"What's My Motivation?" Understanding Motivation of High School Actors

Adam Miller, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Don't Fail Me Because I'm Different: Cultural Bias in the SATs

Khalilah Muhammad, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Ready or Not: Are Teachers and Students Prepared to Embrace Writing in Mathematics?

Katie Navin, Illinois Wesleyan University
Katie Wesolik, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Investigating Faraday Rotation Using Alternating Current Magnetic Fields

Jaclyn Nesbitt, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robert Inzinga, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Brandon, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Effects of DosEC Deletion Mutants

Mai Nguyen, Illinois Wesleyan University
Laura Moore, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Distribution and Color Patterns of Chromatophores in the Grass Shrimp Palaemonetes Sp.

Nurman Noor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elizabeth Balser, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

An Evaluation of Envy Within Adolescent Friendships

Natalie A. Pawluk, Illinois Wesleyan University
Doran French, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

She Works Hard for the Money: Strippers Cope with Issues of Concern to Their Community

Korey Reynolds, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

A Tale of Two Districts: A Close Look at the Effects of Tracking in the English Classroom

Ashley Samsa, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Sutton, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Diffusion and Aggregation of Metal Atoms on Quasicrystalline Surfaces

Kyle Schnitzenbaumer, Illinois Wesleyan University
Timothy Rettich, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
James Evans, Faculty Advisor, Iowa State University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Generation of a Lentiviral-Based RNAi Vector to Study V(D)J Recombination in Primary B Cells

Sheila Setork, Illinois Wesleyan University
Loni Walker, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

An Analysis of Negotiation of Meaning Strategies Utilized by Spanish Students while Performing a Jigsaw Task

Scott Simons,, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Parent-Teacher Communication: A Difference in Preference

Melinda Sprague, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ashley Higginson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michelle Ryndak, Illinois Wesleyan University
Venus Evans-Winters, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

An Analytical Study of the JHA Decision-Making Process: The Organic Structure Currently Utilized in the Policy Area

Brett A. Strand, Illinois Wesleyan University
Mark Strohbehn, Luther College
Raia Stoicheva, Northwestern University
Jacob Buksti, Faculty Advisor, DIS

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Synthesis of Cage Shaped Molecule Using Polyoxometalates as a Template

Thomas Traynor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Matas Cyvas, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Roesner, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

A Study of the Movement and Structure of Genus Halteria

Bridget Wall, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elizabeth Balser, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Quartet Revisited

Elizabeth Hope Williams, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sara Freeman, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Catalytic Reactions of Alkynes in Aqueous Conditions

Jason Williams, Illinois Wesleyan University
Eike Bauer, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM