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2013
Saturday, April 20th
9:00 AM

A new species of frog of the genus Pristimantis (Strabomantidae) from a cloud forest in southern Peru

Anton Baltuska, Illinois Wesleyan University
Edgar Lehr, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Binary Musical Bias in Irreguilar Meters

Akash Bhatia, Illinois Wesleyan University
Joseph Plazak, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Breastfeeding Practices in the United States

Jennifer Boll, Illinois Wesleyan University
Hannah Smith, Illinois Wesleyan University
Carolyn Nadeau, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

American by Citizenship or American at Heart: an Analysis of Becoming an American as Seen Through the Eyes of an Indian-American Immigrant

Helen Brandt, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Effects of Good Limb Training on Motor Recovery Following Stroke in C57BL/6 Mice

Kimberly Cheffer, Illinois Wesleyan University
Abigail Kerr, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Pierogies to Hamburgers: An Immigration Story

Madeline Cross, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Genome Annotation of a Bacteriophage of Rhodobacter Capsulatus Isolated from Central Illinois Water

Madeline Cross, Illinois Wesleyan University
Marlena Szewczyk, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Bollivar, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Long Road to Becoming American: One Kenyan’s Immigration Journey Filled with Perseverance, Discrimination, and Student Visa Restrictions

Kaitlyn Eichinger, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Effect of Community Participation on Subjective Well-Being in Community Dwelling Elders with Physical Health Challenges

Elisabeth English, Illinois Wesleyan University
Mignon Montpetit, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Bicultural Living: Maria Luisa Mainou's Experience with Immigration and Cultural Change

Alicia Gummess, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Home, Transformed: A Visual Ethnography of a Puerto Rican Professor in the Midwest

Laura Hones, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Determining the Location of an Object In 3 Dimensional Space Using a Two Camera System

Christopher Jent, Illinois Wesleyan University
Nickolas Miller, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Chemistry in a Can

Justyna Koscielniak, Illinois Wesleyan University
Manori Perera Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Design and Construction of a Gas-Phase Instrument to Study Astronomically Relevant Molecules

Benjamin Lamm, Illinois Wesleyan University
Justyna Koscielniak, Illinois Wesleyan University
Andrew Sonnenberger, Illinois Wesleyan University
Manori Perera Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Kinetic Characterization of Porphobilinogen Synthase from Clostridium perfringens

Michelle Larson, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Bollivar, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Characterization of Dust

Xi Lin, Illinois Wesleyan University
Madeline Lyons, Illinois Wesleyan University
Bruno deHarak, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

A Graphical Introduction to Special Relativity Based on a Modern Approach to Minkowski Diagrams

Boxiang Liu, Illinois Wesleyan University
Thushara Perera, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Tests of a Novel Technique for Finding Galaxies in Millimeter Wavelength Maps

Alejandro Mancera, Illinois Wesleyan University
Thushara Perera, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Building Apparatus for Quantum Optics

Ryan McGonagle, Illinois Wesleyan University
Gabriel Spalding, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Promising Travels and Unfulfilled Dreams: A Comparison of Of Mice And Men and El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote De La Mancha (Viajes Promotedores Y Sueños Incumplidos: Una Comparación De Of Mice And Men Y El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote De La Mancha)

Scott Meyers, Illinois Wesleyan University
Carolyn Nadeau, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Algorithm Visualization

Patrick Nevels, Illinois Wesleyan University
Mark Liffiton, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Frames and Spline Framelets

Tung Nguyen, Illinois Wesleyan University
Nahee Kim, Illinois Wesleyan University
Tian-Xiao He, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Understanding the Daily Life of Undocumented High School Youth

Sylvia Rusin, Illinois Wesleyan University
Meghan Burke, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The quest for identity and belonging: Don Quixote and its relation to the biracial experience

Olivia Semeria, Illinois Wesleyan University
Carolyn Nadeau, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Theta Rhythm In Working Memory Post Valence Stimuli Presentation

Sunny Shah, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ethan Fischer, Illinois Wesleyan University
Melissa Fuesting, Illinois Wesleyan University
Nabeel Mumtaz, Illinois Wesleyan University
Joseph Williams, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Corrosion Casting: A Novel Method for Determining Avian Eggshell Pore Morphology

Mark Swanson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jason Murphy, Illinois Wesleyan University
Given Harper, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Jaeckle, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

A Comparison Between Direct and Indirect Estimates of Gas Flux Across Avian Eggshells

Sarah Takushi, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Jaeckle, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Effect of Pets and Nature on Environmental Identity and Connection to Animals

Vicotria Whitaker, Illinois Wesleyan University
Kellye Kohn, Illinois Wesleyan University
Alice Fontana, Illinois Wesleyan University
Linda Kunce, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Variability in Eggshell Pore Area in Relation to Brood Hatching Patterns in House Wrens (Troglodytes Aedon)

Abbey White, Illinois Wesleyan University
Lauren Podgorski, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Jaeckle, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Given Harper, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University
Keith Bowers, Illinois State University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Multifiber Electrodes for the Direct Detection of Neurotransmitter Release from Taste Buds

Stephen Whitfield, Illinois Wesleyan University
Melinda Baur, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM