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2007
Saturday, April 14th
8:00 AM

Complete 2007 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

Optical Sorting

Ogaga Akoroda, Illinois Wesleyan University
Gabriel Spalding, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Organochlorine Pesticide Contamination and Its Potential Effects On Eggshell Thickness and Coloration in Dickcissels (Spiza Americana)

Matthew Anderson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Bridget Wall, '08, Illinois Wesleyan University
Toritseju Eshedagho, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Given Harper, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeffrey Frick, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Brian Peer, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Art and Artists in the Evolving World of Body Modification

Jordan Bartle, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Math Matters: Benefits and Strategies for Incorporating Mathematics Into a History Classroom

Alaina Bianchi, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Social Siblings: Birth Order and Social Interactions Among Primary School Students

Christina Broholm, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Working Motherhood: A Study on the Relationship Between the Policies Surrounding Childbirth, Women's Economic Security and Gender Equality

Sarah Campbell, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jill Benderly, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

An Observational Study of the Sexual Behavior of Somali Wild Asses

Michelle M. Carrillo '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Brian Walter, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Cheryl Asa, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Police Sub-Culture: Enduring Emotional and Social Stress

Amelia Ciskey, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Optimization of Ring-Opening Reactions of 4-Substituted Oxazolidinones Using Primary and Secondary Alcohols

Michael Conte, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeffrey Frick, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

HIV Stigma Reduction: A Common Group Identity Perspective

Heather Deutsch, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Natalie Smoak, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Group Foraging with Despotic Competitors

Catherine Espel, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
James Dougan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Nutrient Acquisition By a Respiratory Epithelium in the Sea Cucumber, Thyonella Gemmata

Nicholas Ettema, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Jaeckle, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Risk Management Through Derivatives Securitization

Stefan Filip, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jin Park, Faculty Advisor, illinois w

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Effect of Expertise and Strategy on Practical Problem Solving In College Life

Sarah Flores, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jean Pretz, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Identification and Migration of Fused BM Cells In-Vivo

Erik Frost, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Nicholas Zavazava, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Teachers of the Special Services: What They Do

Grace Hollander, '08, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Investigation of Laser-Induced Breakdown in Air

Rob Inzinga, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Brandon, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Effectiveness of the 1996 Child Support Reforms on Alleviating Child Poverty

Ashley Kappmeyer, '08, Illinois Wesleyan University
Venus Evans-Winters, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Effects of Physical Activity on Math Skill Acquisition

Katherine Klowden, Illinois Wesleyan University
Venus Evans-Winters, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Histone Modification Patterns Across the X Centromere Reflect Genomic Environment

Kristen Kopf, '08, Illinois Wesleyan University
Beth A. Sullivan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Amygdalar Theta Rhythm

Lauren Koteles, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Joseph Williams, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Fluid Flow Through Lytechinus Variegatus Sea Urchin Larvae

Sarah Lewis, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Jaeckle, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

To Read or Not To Read: Should the Classics Be Replaced?

Lauren Little, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

What Keeps Us In the Classroom? Motivations of Effective Teachers

Karrin Musich, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sarah Wirth, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Social Ostracism and the Effect on Electroencephalogram Activity

Genevieve Nehrt, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Joseph Williams, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Assimilation of Dissolved Organic Matter By Nauplius Larvae of / Artemia / SP.

Oluwakemi Onajin, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Jaeckle, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Host-Guest Interactions Between Macrocyclic Compounds and Polyoxometalates

Laura Peters, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Dr. Rebecca Roesner, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

You Can't Judge a CD By It's Cover

Jennifer Rambo, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Role of Antioxidants in Nitric-Oxide Induced Apoptosis in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells

Nicholas Rossi, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Melina Kibbe, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Phylogenetic Distribution of Porphobilinogen Synthase (PBGS) Among Invertebrate Phyla: An Investigation of the Presence of PBGS in Nematostella Vectensis

Kelly Samartino '08, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Bollivar, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Jaeckle, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Isolation and Concentration of Aqueous Photolysis Products

Kyle Schnitzenbaumer, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Timothy Rettich, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Role of Brain Inflammation in Heightened Seizure Susceptibility After Early-Life Seizures

Jason Somogyi, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sookyong Koh, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Language Learning Interrupted: Interest and Achievement in Foreign Language Over Gaps in Time

Kate Swearingen, Illinois Wesleyan University
Venus Evans-Winters, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Codependent Independence: Community and Individuality Among American Recreational Sport Climbers

Miranda Utzinger, '08, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Effects of Dephosphorylation in 7E Mutants of NPR-A

Bridget Wall, '08, Illinois Wesleyan University
Brian Walter, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Student Teachers: Betwixt, Between and Supported

Jacqueline Wickham, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Analyzing the Effects of Ability Grouping On Students' Self-Confidence

Kristen Zomparelli, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rachel Green, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Venus Evans-Winters, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

The Effects of International Diversification on Portfolio Risk

Angela Agati, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Transitions in Female Portraiture: From the Domus to the Public Sphere

Bonnie Brunkalla, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jason Moralee, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Trade Liberalization and Environmental Justice in the Ivorian Cocoa Industry

Anne Fell, Illinois Wesleyan University
Scott Sheridan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E105, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

To Reveal or Not to Reveal: How Disclosure of a Speech or Mental Disorder Affects Impression Formation and Employability

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

Room E101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

"Identities in Crisis": Behind-the-Scenes of the Documentary Film Lorca and the Telluric Identity

Peter W. Gray, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sandra Lindberg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E108, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Effects of Pollution on the Environmental Kuznets Curve

Brian Jbara, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robert Leekley, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Impact of Foreign Aid on Development and Aggregate Welfare in Developing Countries

Todd Kumler, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ilaria Ossella-Durbal, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Crucial Intersection: Towards a New Direction in the Study of Nationalism, Gender and Reproductive Control

Milos Martinov, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Kathleen Montgomery, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room C101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Chinese and US Engagement in Africa: A Development Perspective

Shannon O'Rourke, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Weis, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E105, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Effect of Mood on Implicit Learning

Kathryn Sentman, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jean Pretz, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Travelling Through Disenchantment: An Analysis of Journeys in the Southern Seas

Rachel Slough, Illinois Wesleyan University
Carmela Ferradáns, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E108, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

A Threat to Male Order: Women Who Go Beyond Their Place in Medieval Society

Janna Stickler, Illinois Wesleyan University
Daniel Terkla, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room C102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ancient Bonds, Contemporary Powers: Investigating the Causes of Center/Periphery Conflict in the Russian Federation

Brett Strand, Illinois Wesleyan University
Kathleen Montgomery, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room C101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Comparison of Attitudes Towards Abortion Between Post-Communist and Post-Industrial Countries

Dora Valkanova, Illinois Wesleyan University
Kathleen Montgomery, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room C101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

HIV/AIDS in Zambia: A Gendered Epidemic

Marisa Van Osdale, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Weis, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E105, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Princeps and the Queen: The Arrival of Julia Berenice in Rome

Michael Vasta, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jason Moralee, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

For Their Sake: Cervical Cancer and the Attitudes Surrounding Women's Health

Brianna Welch, Illinois Wesleyan University
César Valverde, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E108, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Raiding the Archive: A Study in the Veneration and Visibility of the Lindisfarne Gospels

Rebecca Welzenbach, Illinois Wesleyan University
Daniel Terkla, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room C102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Satiation, Habituation, and Elasticity: An Economic Analysis

Amanda Zang, Illinois Wesleyan University
James Dougan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Minoan Thalassocracy

Kristin Zavislak, Illinois Wesleyan University
Nancy Sultan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Satirizing the Silence: A Critique of the Patriarchy's Destruction of the Female Character in Much Ado About Nothing

Kristen Zomparelli, Illinois Wesleyan University
Mary Ann Bushman, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room C102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Globalization & Gangs: The Evolution of Central American Gangs

Patrick Beary, Illinois Wesleyan University
Irving Epstein, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room C101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

New Species and New Directions in Tardigrade Research

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

Room E102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Measuring the Impact of Urban Amenities of Metropolitan Wages

Benjamin Burry, Illinois Wesleyan University
Margaret Chapman, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Through the French Lens: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina and the Clash of Two Cultures

Devin Conley, Illinois Wesleyan University
Marina Balina, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room C101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

"Myth, Monster, and Memory -- Pan's Labyrinth and the Legacy of the Spanish Civil War"

Erin Cox, Illinois Wesleyan University
Carmela Ferradáns, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Role of the United Nations and East African Governments in Voluntary Repatriation

Camille DeLisi, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E105, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Causes of Wage Differentials between Immigrant and Native Physicians in the United States

Matthew Goergen, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Does It Pay to be a High School Athlete?

Brandin Heidbreder, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

An Empirical Investigation of Poison Pill Use in the Banking Industry

Zachary Hooper, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Marvin, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E105, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Arrested Development: Understanding the Identity Construction of Queer Students of Color at a Small Liberal Arts University in the Midwest

Eric Paoli Infanzón, Illinois Wesleyan University
Venus Evans-Winters, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E105, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Optical Trap Arrays with Enhanced Uniformity

Jason M. Manuel, Illinois Wesleyan University
John Butler, University of Illinois-Urbana
Ivan Smalyukh, University of Illinois-Urbana
Ryan J. Kershner, IBM Almaden Research Center
Gabriel C. Spalding, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E108, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rapid Object Detection Using Independent Component Analysis

Aditya Rajgarhia, Illinois Wesleyan University
Weiyu Zhu, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sumptuary Legislation and the Fabric Construction of National Identity in Early Modern England

Rachel Shulman, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Young, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mystery on the Mountain

Amanda Stortz, Illinois Wesleyan University
Nancy Sultan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Construction of an Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometer

Thomas Traynor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Alex Boecher, Illinois Wesleyan University
Andrew Morrison, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E108, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kasia Heads West: Changing Family Values in Post-Communist Poland

Monica Wojtyna, Illinois Wesleyan University
Marina Balina, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room C101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1:15 PM

Keynote Speaker - Richard P. Binzel, Professor of Planetary Science, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: "Exploration in the 21st Century: NASA's New Horizons Mission to Pluto"

Anderson Auditorium, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 2:35 PM

2:35 PM

A Look at Mentoring Effects on Novice Teachers' Classroom Management Methods: A Case Study

Melissa Arof, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Wiersema, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Venus Evans-Winters, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Explaining Compliance With International Agreements Against the Trafficking of Children

Allison Bannerman, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Kathleen Montgomery, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Photolysis of Nitrous Acid in Heptane Solvent

Megan Baranowski, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Timothy Rettich, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Behavior Analysis in a Model of Pre-Clinical Parkinsonism

Shannon H. Baumer, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Paul A. Garris, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Disequilibrium of E5 and E7 MRNA in HPV Due to Integration or a Result of Formalin Fixation?: Using Bovine Papilloma Virus as a Positive Control

Brandy Blackwell, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Dr. Lancaster, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University and Wayne State University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Second Step Program: Are Kindergarteners Climbing Towards Social Success?

Megan Byrne, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Stevie Miller, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Nomads of the Interstates: Portrait of the American Trucker

Adam Cannon, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Creation of Stable Porphobilinogen Synthase Knockouts in E. Coli

Steven Cherney, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Bollivar, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Beyond Bilingual: Identifying Effective Methods For Teaching French as a Third Language

Sarah J. Collins, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Women's Wages: The Effects of Motherhood and Education

Harley Culbertson, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Ecstasy Before, During and After Stress

Laura Eisenmenger, '08, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elizabeth Balser, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Role of Diverse VPU Proteins in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) Viral Particle Release

Kelly Feder, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Paul D. Bieniasz, Rockefeller University
Stuart J. D. Neil, Rockefeller University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Psychological Disorders, Employment, and Discrimination

Melissa Finch, Illinois Wesleyan University
Linda Kunce, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Relation of Parental Involvement to Student Involvement and Attitudes at School

Zach Freeman, Illinois Wesleyan University
Venus Evans-Winters, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Science Commons, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

African Students' Adjustment to Life In the U.S.: Haraka, Haraka Haina Baraka (Hurrying, Hurrying, Brings No Blessings)

Erin Garibaldi, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Variation In Metabolic Cost of Embryonic Development of the Freshwater Snail, Phsya SP.

Andrew Hall, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Jaeckle, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Analysis of Coronavirus Protease Inhibitors as Potential Therapeutics

Katherine Houser, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Susan Baker, Faculty Advisor, Loyola University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Organochlorine Compounds and Heavy Metals in North American Grey Wolves (Canis Lupus)

Stacy Hynes, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ryan Misek, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sarah Rueth, '08, Illinois Wesleyan University
Stephen Hoffmann, Faculty Advisor, 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

Perception of Face Attractiveness and Mate Selection Processes

Kelly Irvin, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Gail Walton, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Role of the Medial Septal Area in Regulating Prefrontal Theta Rhythm in Rats

Leo Kelly, Illinois Wesleyan University
Joseph Williams, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Chronological Versus Thematic: A Methodological Battle in the American History Classroom

Melissa Koeppen, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Alison Mayer, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Complacent Boys and Lagging Scores: Exploring Possible Connections

Katie Korder, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Preferences of Communication Among Students, Teachers, and Parents, at the Secondary Level

Amy Kraus, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jill Raabe, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Venus Evans-Winters, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Analyzing the Relationship Between Change in Money Supply and Stock Market Prices

Biniv Maskay, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Margaret Chapman, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Determination of the Band Gap and Disorder Parameter of Water

Justin Myer, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Brandon, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Revolutionary Reforms in the Nigerian Banking Sector: The Effects on Profitability and Cost of Intermediation

Bukola Olaosebikan, '09, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elisabeth Pana, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Effects of Guanfacine on Mnemonic Processing Following Lesion to Rat Medial Septum: A Novel Treatment Approach to Alzheimer's Memory Type Deficits

Mark D. Opal, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Renee Countryman, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

El Proyecto La Ceiba-Pilares: Conservation Through Alternative Development

Karen Petersen, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Impacts of Visitor Feeding of Birds at Grants Picnic Ground

Kathryn Rinder, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Peter Brennan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Effects of Physical Activity on Math Skill Acquisition

Lauren Rosasco, Illinois Wesleyan University
Venus Evans-Winters, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Identity and Acceptance: Desires and Issues Within the Computer Gaming Subculture

Angela Rumsey, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Recovery From Social-Ostracism and its Predictors

Kelly Sanderson, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Doran French, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Assimilation and Distribution of Dissolved Organic Matter By Planulae of Sea Anemones

Amy Slott, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Jaeckle, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

An Examination of the Photochemistry of Nitrous Acid

Michael St. Aubin, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Timothy Rettich, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Synthesis of Rare Sugar Molecules: Utilizing Fermentation Biotechnology for the Production of L-Ribose

Melissa Tisoncik, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Stephen Hoffmann, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Demirjian, Faculty Advisor, Zuchem, Inc.

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Children and Reading

Jaclyn M. Verticchio, '07, Illinois Wesleyan University
Venus Evans-Winters, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Effects of Dephosphorylation In 7E Mutants of NPR-A

Bridget Wall, '08, Illinois Wesleyan University
Brian Walter, 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

Presser Hall, Illinois Wesleyan University

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

People Movement

Brian Baxter, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Vayo, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Presser Hall, Illinois Wesleyan University

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Gacela for a Dark Death

Benjamin Johnson, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Vayo, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Presser Hall, Illinois Wesleyan University

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Tribute to Peter Grimes

James E. Klopfleisch, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Vayo, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Presser Hall, Illinois Wesleyan University

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM