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2008
Saturday, April 12th
7:30 AM

Complete 2008 Program

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

List of Student Participants

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Committee Thanks and Introduction

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

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

10:00 AM

Exploitation and Objectification in Documentary Theatre

Steven G. Aron, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sandra Lindberg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Effects of Affirmative Action at IWU

Lane Coonrod, 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

Refugees from the 1st Through 4th Centuries: Racial, Economic, Cultural, and Practical Issues Along the Borders

Dominick DeBartolo, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jason Moralee, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E105, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Effect of Federal Funds Rate Changes on Stock Prices: A Sector-Wise Analysis

Kunaey Garg, Illinois Wesleyan University
Margaret Chapman, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E104, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Effects of Time Use on Academic Progress

Alex Gikas, 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

"Rills: a Map of a Misreading"

Valerie Higgins, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Theune, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Chaucer's Canterbury Tales: A Fragmentary Pilgrimage

Matt Katch, Illinois Wesleyan University
Dan Terkla, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Economic Returns to Higher Education: Signaling V. Human Capital Theory

Jim Kjelland, 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

"Prison as a Home": Christian Perception of Imprisonment in the Age of Martyrs

Mary Olson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jason Moralee, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E105, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Estradiol and Ethynylestradiol From Wastewater Treatment in Local River Systems

William Palmisano, Illinois Wesleyan University
Stephen Hoffmann, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Augustus and the Equites: Developing Rome's Middle Class

Julie Pflaumer, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jason Moralee, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E105, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Stock Index Pricing with Random Walk and Agent-Based Models

Scott N. Swisher, IV, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E104, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Difference in Opportunity Cost for Ex-Cons in Blue-Collar and White-Collar Workplaces

Eric Van Hise, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E104, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Organochlorine Pesticide Contamination and its Potential Effects on Eggshell Characteristics of Dickcissels (Spiza Americana)

Bridget Wall, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jason Koval, Illinois Wesleyan University
Stephanie Ross, Illinois Wesleyan University
Given Harper, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeffrey Frick, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Stephen Hoffmann, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

The Effect of Gender Inequality on Growth: A Cross-Country Empirical Study

Quentin Brummet, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ilaria Ossella-Durbal, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E104, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

U.S. Ethanol: Industrial Organization and International Trade

Michael X. Feeney, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Munro, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Motor and Cognitive Tasks Effects on Pre-Frontal Theta

Claire Goble, Illinois Wesleyan University
Joseph Williams, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Family Experience with Eating Disorders Scale: Establishing Predictive Validity and Evaluating the Clinical Utility of its Use in Treatment

Kathleen Hoff, Illinois Wesleyan University
Victoria Folse, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E102, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Fake and the Fatal: The Consequences of Counterfeiting

Kevin M. Lewis, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Marvin, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Trends and Influences in China's Manufacturing Sector

Stephanie Panozzo, 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

More on the Effect of Housing Prices on the Stock Exchange Index in Bulgaria

Teodora D. Petrova, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elisabeta Pana, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robert Leekley, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E103, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Determinants of Crack Cocaine Trial and Addiction

Elizabeth Taylor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robert Leekley, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E104, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Mode Shapes and Frequencies of Carbon Fiber Plates

Nick Timme, Illinois Wesleyan University
Andrew Morrison, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E105, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Investigation of the Effect of Shaking the Front Plate of a Mandolin

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

Room E105, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Christ Epidemic: How the Gospel of Jesus Spread

Charlie Welke, Illinois Wesleyan University
Kevin Sullivan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Abraham Lincoln: America's Augustus?

Kristin Zavislak, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jason Moralee, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Room E101, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1:00 PM

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Elena Glasberg, Princeton University: "Who Goes There?: Science and Belonging in Contemporary Antarctica"

Anderson Auditorium, Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:35 PM

The Impact on Economic Activity of Asset Allocation and Credit Conditions at Small Banks

Stephanie Bannos, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elisabeta Pana, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

A Simple Speckle-Pattern Inteferometer

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

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Resolving Taxonomy of Castrating Crustaceans

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

The Educational Benefits of Comic Books and Graphic Novels

Gabriel Chez, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ana Floriani, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Development of Novel Therapeutics for Sickle-Cell Disease

Sara Costello, Illinois Wesleyan University
Steven Sturlis, Illinois Wesleyan University
Brian Brennan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The "Evolution" of Media: The Effectiveness of a Media Literacy Campaign

Vanessa Dremonas, Illinois Wesleyan University
Natalie Smoak, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Novel Poly(aniline) Films as Electroactive Supports for Artificial Photosynthesis in a Planar Membrane

Jennifer Faust, Illinois Wesleyan University
Stephen Hoffmann, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Excystment of Over-Wintering Statoblasts of the Freshwater Bryozoan Pectinatella Magnifica

Anthony Gunnell, Illinois Wesleyan University
Elizabeth Balser, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Objectives of Using Rape as a Weapon of War: The Perpetrator's Perspective

Rachel Halfpap, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Weis, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Diversity of Archaeal Ammonia Oxidizers in Freshwater Wetland and Terrestrial Environments

Kristiyana Kaneva, Illinois Wesleyan University
John J. Kelley, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University and Loyola University Chicago

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Differences of the T-Cell Functional Profile in Two Vaccine Regimens Using Flow Cytometry

Kristen Kopf, Illinois Wesleyan University
Nancy Sullivan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University and The National Institutes of Health

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Effects of Violent Content and Competition within Videogames on the Development of Hostility and Aggressive Behaviors

Courtney Lee, Illinois Wesleyan University
Brad Sheese, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Comparison of Ceratohyal Development in Danio Rerio and Hemigrammus Erythrozonus

Sudil Mahendra, Illinois Wesleyan University
Brian Walter, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Expression of Recombinant Hemoglobin in Escherichia Coli

Christopher Miedema, Illinois Wesleyan University
Evan Mason, Illinois Wesleyan University
Brian Brennan, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Effects of Social Ostracism on Frontal Electroencephalogram Activity

Jennifer Morozink, Illinois Wesleyan University
Joseph Williams, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Synthesis of 30-Membered Azamacrocycles as Hosts for Polyoxoanion Guests

Melissa Myers, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Roesner, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Role of Medial Septal Gabaergic Neurons in Prefrontal Cortex Theta Modulation

Ryan Peterson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Joseph Williams, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Increasing Condom-Related Behavioral Intentions, Motivation, and Willingness Via Social Ties in Advertisements

Marylee Richardson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Natalie Smoak, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Negligent Economics: An Analysis of the Calculus of Negligence

Matthew T. Sheehan, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michael Seeborg, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Healthcare without Harm? A PVC-Free Hospital

Alissa Sherman, Illinois Wesleyan University
Laurine Brown, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Host-Guest Interactions Between Niobium Polyoxometalates and Neutral Aza-Macrocycles

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

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Protective Qualities of Duck Carboxypeptidase D Against Adenovirus-Mediated Apoptosis in Primary Rat Hepatocytes

Bridget Wall, Illinois Wesleyan University
Dr. Linda Griffith, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Dr. Alexandria Sams, Faculty Advisor, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

The Uptake of Dissolved Organic Matter by Juvenile Nematostella Vectensis

Jessie Yesensky, Illinois Wesleyan University
Allison Hebron, Illinois Wesleyan University
Will Jaeckle, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Legislative Voting: Influences on Environmental Voting in the House of Representatives

Krystyna Zwolinski, Illinois Wesleyan University
Tari Renner, 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

5:00 PM

Performances of Music Student Compositions

Presser Hall, Illinois Wesleyan University

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Journey

Amber M. Johnson, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Vayo, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Presser Hall, Illinois Wesleyan University

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Acoustic Exploration for Prepared Piano

Jesse Schaar, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Vayo, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Presser Hall, Illinois Wesleyan University

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Arabesque for Violin and Piano

Christopher Zajac, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Vayo, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Presser Hall, Illinois Wesleyan University

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM