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2006
Saturday, April 8th
8:00 AM

Complete 2006 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

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

10:00 AM

Relations Between the EU and NATO in 2nd Generation Peace Support Operations

Patrick Beary, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Munro, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Corporal Gestures and Communication Strategies within Oral Proficiency Interviews

Erin Cruz, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Effect of Oil Prices on Exchange Rates: A Case Study of the Dominican Republic

Jennifer C. Dawson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Diego Mendez-Carbajo, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E105, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Effect of Gender and Language Proficiency on Negotiation for Meaning in Young Adult Interactions

Bryan Foley, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

A Survey of Foreign Educated Nurses: Workforce Experience

Melissa Giegerich, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sharie Metcalfe, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

A Study of the Federal Income Tax Structure on the Changing US Family Composition

Adam Michael Gray, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robert Leekley, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room C102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Detecting Suicide Risk in Adolescents and Adults in an Emergency Department

Rebecca Hahn, Illinois Wesleyan University
Victoria N. Folse, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Team Success and Personnel Allocation Under the Normal Football League Salary Cap

John Haugen, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robert Leekley, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room C102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Pricing Effects of European Union Insurance Liberalization on Italian Motor Insurance

Andy Heikes, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jin Park, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E105, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Puchased Inputs Versus Time Inputs in Child Development

Nicholas Holland, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room C102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Characterization of a TIR-like Gene in the Moss Physcomitrella Patens

Rachael Liesman, Illinois Wesleyan University
Loni Walker, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room C101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Writing Out (of) a Gendered Language

Molly M. McLay, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Theune, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E108, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Development of Curriculum Based Terrarium Experiments for a High School Biology Classroom

Sean Mullins, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elizabeth Balser, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room C101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Complex Simplicity: An Analysis of Claude Monet's London Series

Chrissy Paarlberg, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Weis, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Influences of Feminist Attitudes on White Racial Identity

Caroline Page, Illinois Wesleyan University
Kira Hudson-Banks, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Motherhood, Deconstruction, and a Crumbling Cosmos

Erie M. Roberts, Illinois Wesleyan University
Paul Bushnell, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E108, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Full Nelson: A Case of English Pride

Kristin Serna, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Weis, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Chromatographic Analysis of Pisum Sativum Porphobilinogen Synthase Morpheeins

Lindsay Sicks, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Bollivar, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room C101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Effects of Patronage and Medieval Audiences: Erec et Enide as a Female Wish Fulfillment Fantasy

Bailee Soltys, Illinois Wesleyan University
Dan Terkla, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E108, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Relationship Between Learning Strategies and Student-Preferred Instruction in Second Language Acquisition

Lauren Suchomski, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Effect of Financial Ratios and Market Hype on Short Term Stock Prices

Adam F. Turk, Illinois Wesleyan University
Margaret Chapman, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E105, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Limits of Diagonalization and the Polynomial Hierarchy

Kyle Barkmeier, Illinois Wesleyan University
Hans-Joerg Tiede, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room C101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Smetanaís Libuöe: Political Statement and National Symbol

Kelly Brinker, Illinois Wesleyan University
Stephen Press, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room C101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

2500 Years of Selling Sex: How Much Has Changed?

Bonnie Brunkalla, Illinois Wesleyan University
Nancy Sultan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Influence of Religious Dogma on Perceptions of Modern Technology in the Mennonite Communities of Upper Barton Creek and Spanish Lookout in Belize

Adam Cannon, Illinois Wesleyan University
Charles Springwood, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Multicultural Education and Its Benefits for the Classroom

Ashley Christensen, Illinois Wesleyan University
Lauren Suchomski, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Influence of Racialized Socialization on the Development of White Racial Identity

Qiana R. Cryer, Illinois Wesleyan University
Kira Hudson-Banks, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Unsupervised Learning to Improve Intrusion Detection

Daniel H. Garrette, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jinqiao Yu, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room C101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Economic Development and the Gender Wage Gap

Sherri Haas, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E105, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Sixties of Today: The SDS of the Present

Lindsay Hawley, Illinois Wesleyan University
April Schultz, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E108, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

High School Dropout Determinants: The Effect of Socioeconomic Status and Learning Disabilities

Adrienne Ingrum, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E105, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Children's Social Interactions

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

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Relationship Between Gay-Related Stress and Ethnicity for Homosexual and Bisexual Males

Keyona Jarrett, Illinois Wesleyan University
Joseph Williams, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Effects of Contact with Natives on Developing the Ability to Perform Speech Acts

Clarissa Kastner, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Gender Wage Gap: Does Labor Force Attachment Matter?

Brittany Kirkpatrick, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E105, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Satisfying Sophomores

Jessica Lothman, Illinois Wesleyan University
Georganne Rundblad, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Motivation in Language Learning: Does Student-Level Matter?

Megan McCarthy, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Self-Fashioning of James VI and I in His Speeches to the English Parliament

Megan Mondi, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Young, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E108, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Ghost of King Hamlet: Catholic in Purgatory or Protestant from Hell?

Bridget O'Connor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Mary Ann Bushman, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E108, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Current Induced Transition from Vortex to Neel Domain Wall

Debo Olaosebikan, Illinois Wesleyan University
Narendra Jaggi, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room C102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Microfluidic Routing Via Dynamic Optical Lattices

Ryan Smith, Illinois Wesleyan University
M. P. McDonald, Illinois Wesleyan University
S. Neale, Illinois Wesleyan University
K. Dholakia, Illinois Wesleyan University
Gabriel Spalding, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room C102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1:15 PM

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Robert J. Sternberg, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Tufts University: "Teaching Psychology for Successful Intelligence"

Anderson Auditorium, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:35 PM

2:00 PM

Fisher Esterification of a Rhodium Substituted Keggin-Type Polytungstophosphate

Jeffrey W. Donelan, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Roesner, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:35 PM

2:35 PM

Organochlorine Contamination in Dickcissel (Spiza americana) Eggs and the Potential Effect on Eggshell Thickness

Matthew Anderson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Brandy Blackwell, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jill Raabe, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Emma Wear, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeffrey Frick, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Given Harper, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Brian Peer, Faculty Advisor, Western Illinois University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Making of a Woman: An Examination of the Modern Collegiate Feminist

Eric Barnes, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Bears in the Zoo: Exploring Parent and Young-Adult Coresidence in the United States

Elizabeth Beggs, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Relationships Between Dog Owners and their Dogs: Benefits and Concerns

Emma Bland, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Effects of Amgydalar Alcohol Infusions on Reward Value Magnitude

Karen Boschen, Illinois Wesleyan University
Joseph Williams, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Observing Tardigrades of the Milnesium Species from Illinois and Florida

Craig Brauer, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elizabeth Balser, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

How Motivation Affects the Communication Strategies Used by Intermediate Level Spanish Students

Leslie Brockley, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Beyond Lunch Money: Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Bullying

Sarah K. Christensen, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Practical Problem Solving Depends on Experience and Strategy Use

Emily Eickhorst, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jean Pretz, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Weslyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

To Tell or Not to Tell? How Disclosure of a Speech or Mental Disorder Affects Employability

Reve Fisher, Illinois Wesleyan University
Linda Kunce, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Reading for Meaning: The Effects of Student Choice on Reading Comprehension in the Early Grades

Tyler Garofalo, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ana Floriani, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Asterostemma Depressa! A Glyptodont From the Miocene of Northern Chile

Susan C. Grana, Illinois Wesleyan University
Darin Croft, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Lithography from the "Ground Up"

Daniel Haeger, Illinois Wesleyan University
Matt Wilhelm,, Illinois Wesleyan University
Gabriel Spalding, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

A Comparative Study on Second Language Comprehension Abilities: Post Study-Abroad Retention

Kevin Hartleben, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Susan Glaspell's Alison's House: Research Challenges and Issues

Theatre History II, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sara Freeman, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Ribosomal Shedding Hypothesis

Melissa P. Holmes, Illinois Wesleyan University
Loni Walker, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Organochlorine Compounds in North American Grey Wolves (Canis Lupus)

Stacy Hynes, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ryan Misek, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeffrey Frick, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
R. Given Harper, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Relationship Between Motivation and Learner Output and its Effects on the Development of Oral Proficiency in Spanish as a Second Language

Jessica Jones, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

When is Intuition a Reliable Problem-Solving Strategy?

Amy Kowalski, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jean Pretz, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Development of Perfectionism Among Adolescents: Comparing the Influence of Friends and Parents

Heather Kwoka, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Hibbard, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Cross-Talk Between RHO GTPases Regulates Actin Cytoskeleton and Cell Movement

Katherine Lee, Illinois Wesleyan University
HeeDon Chae, Illinois Wesleyan University
Yi Gu, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elizabeth Balser, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

In Vivo Demonstration of Protein-Protein Interactions between Herpes Simples Virus Type-1 Proteins UL20 and GK during Viral Egress from Infected Cells

Rachael Liesman, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elizabeth Balser, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Konstantin Kousoulas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Reading between the Lines: The Impact of Multicultural Literature on Children's Perceptions of People of Different Cultures

Sara Lockman, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Organochlorine Pesticide Contamination in Minnesota Grey Wolves (Canis lupus) and White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

Leah Maurer, Illinois Wesleyan University
Amanda Solliday, Illinois Wesleyan University
Lindsay Schelling, Illinois Wesleyan University
Given Harper, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeffrey Frick, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Cross-Cultural Characteristics of Conflict among Indonesian, South Korean, and United States Adolescents

Melissa McCandless, Illinois Wesleyan University
Doran French, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Hands-On Mathematics: Does it Affect Students' Achievement?

Megan McCarthy, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Emotional Development in Children Receiving Head Start Services

Meghan E. McGrady, Illinois Wesleyan University
Gail Walton, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Value of Laboratory Exercises in High School Biology Curricula

Sean Mullins, Illinois Wesleyan University
Kristine Miller, Illinois Wesleyan University
Venus Evans-Winters, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Friendship and Loneliness of Spanish and United States Adolescents

Cristina Muniz, Illinois Wesleyan University
Doran French, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Representing the Sterling Flower Shoppe: A Visual Ethnography of a Small Family Business

Sarah Osborn, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Gradual Loss: The Experience of Relatives of Dementia Patients

Karen Petersen, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Does the Earned Income Tax Credit Reduce Poverty?

Monica Rose, Illinois Wesleyan University
Margaret Chapman, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Effect of Predation on the Fecundity of Two Subtidal Snails with Differing Reproductive Strategies

Kristina Sawyer, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elizabeth Balser, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christopher Siddon, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Role of Collective Scaffolding for Second Language Learners: A Study of Students at Different Proficiency Levels of the Spanish Language

Sarah Schwartz, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Chromatographic Analysis of Pisum Sativum Porphobilinogen Synthase Morpheeins

Lindsay Sicks, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Bollivar, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room C101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

"Los Detectives Privados Somos Los Termometros de la Moral Establecida": The Spanish Detective Novel as Resistant Text

Erin Triplett, Illinois Wesleyan University
Carolyn Nadeau, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Labeling Sigma Pi: A Look at Stereotyping Fraternity Members at Illinois Wesleyan University

Dane White, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Perceived Attractiveness of Adult Facial Prototypes

Ashley Whittington, Illinois Wesleyan University
Gail Walton, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Stressors and Buffering Effects of Burnout in Department of Children & Family Services Caseworkers

Melanie Winslow, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

4:00 PM

Senior Art Show and Critique

Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Illinois Wesleyan University

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

5:15 PM

Performances of Music Student Compositions

Westbrook Auditorium, Illinois Wesleyan University

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Pacific

Luke Gullickson, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Vayo, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Westbrook Auditorium, Illinois Wesleyan University

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

What a Beast Art Thou! - Three Shakespeare Songs

Eric Malmquist, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Vayo, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Westbrook Auditorium, Illinois Wesleyan University

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Choral Composition

Paul Teipe, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Vayo, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Westbrook Auditorium, Illinois Wesleyan University

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM