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2008
Saturday, April 12th
9:00 AM

Bias Paradigms

Babawande Afolabi, Illinois Wesleyan University
Maria Gobbi, Illinois Wesleyan University
Nathan Wheatley, Illinois Wesleyan University
Monica Simonin, Illinois Wesleyan University
Erica Podrazik, Illinois Wesleyan University
Andrew Clott, Illinois Wesleyan University
Charlie Sell, Illinois Wesleyan University
Juan Gomez-Albarello, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Detection of Heavy Metals in Kidney Tissue of North American Grey Wolves (Canis Lupus) Using Inductively Coupled Plasma Emission Spectrometry

Susan Blunck, Illinois Wesleyan University
Patty Troxell, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sarah Rueth, Illinois Wesleyan University
Alex Ozaki, Illinois Wesleyan University
Stephen Hoffmann, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeffrey Frick, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Given Harper, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Validation of a Measure of Inferential, Holistic, and Affective Intuition

Lauren A. Carlson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jean Pretz, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Caudal Fin Skeletal Development: A Comparison Between Moenkhausia Sanctaefilomenae and Danio Rerio

Mira Coleman, Illinois Wesleyan University
Brian Walter, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Effect of an Enriched Social Rearing Environment on Dopamine Containing Neurons of the Midbrain Ventral Tegmental Area in Rats

Stephen Eyler, Illinois Wesleyan University
Byron Heidenreich, Faculty Advisor, Illinois State University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

An Economic Analysis of the Effect of Steroids on Season Best Performances in Track and Field

Allison Fisher, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Safety and Efficacy of Drug Eluting Stents in Post-Heart Attack Recovery

Alex Hahn, Illinois Wesleyan University
Nicolas Shammas, Faculty Advisor, Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Stressed-Out Rats: Can Changing Contextual Cues Improve Their Deficits in Learning a New Task?

Janell Harro, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elizabeth Balser, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Hyperspectral Imaging of Tumors Using Gold Nanoshells

Matthew Huddle, Illinois Wesleyan University
Dr. James Tunnell, Faculty Advisor, University of Texas at Austin

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Siglec-9 Expression During Neutrophil Apoptosis and its Role in Neonatal Inflammation and Chronic Lung Disease

Sarah King, Illinois Wesleyan University
Brian Walter, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

What is Influencing Juvenile Volume and Weight?

Ellen Kozak, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rhiannon Steffen, Illinois Wesleyan University
Morgan Tarbutton, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeff Wessel, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Jaeckle, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Effects of Class Year and Academic Specialization on Both Domain-General and Domain-Specific Creativity

Craig Landers, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jean Pretz, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

"How Skinny I Got and How Fucking Weird I Was": Michael Shannon, Sarah Kane, and Woyzek

Marti Lyons, Illinois Wesleyan University
Kate Roark, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Habitat Selection and the Effects of Predominating Light on the Development of Tenodara Aridifolia Sinensis

Christopher J. Marks, Illinois Wesleyan University
Lucas J. Sewera, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elizabeth Balser, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Attractiveness, Odor Influences, and Context-Dependent Memory

Ian Mobley, Illinois Wesleyan University
Renee Countryman, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Effects of Cardiorespiratory Fitness on Behavioral and Neuroelectric Indices of Cognition

Elizabeth Mraz, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jason Themanson, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Analysis of Invertase as a Candidate Gene for Chip Color in Potato

Nathan Pratt, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elizabeth Balser, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Functional Analysis of the Human FCGRT Promoter Polymorphisms

Brian Rea, Illinois Wesleyan University
Dr. Robert Kimberly, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Dr. Kaihong Su, Faculty Advisor, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Behavioral Responses to Predictable and Unpredictable Competitors and C-FOS Expression in the Amygdala and Nucleus Accumbens

Jennifer Schnupp, Illinois Wesleyan University
James Dougan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Renee Countryman, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Effects of the Norepinephrine Agonist, Guanfacine, on Scopolamine-Induced Memory Impairments in the Rat

Andrew Tharp, Illinois Wesleyan University
Renee Countryman, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Promoting Environmentally Responsible Behaviors Using Motivational Interviewing Techniques

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

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Native Americans and Storytelling in Contemporary American Society

Molly Walter, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM