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2013
Saturday, April 20th
9:00 AM

The Feasibility of Eliminating Disposable Plastic Water Bottles at Illinois Wesleyan University

Joseph Daniels, Illinois Wesleyan University
Abigail Jahiel, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Snapped into Focus: Addressing the Challenges Faced by Undocumented Mexican Immigrants in the United States

Nora Peterson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

2:00 PM

Isolation and Characterization of Novel Mycobacteriophages From the Central Illinois Region

Rachel Aron, Illinois Wesleyan University
Blake Beehler, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rachel Ende, Illinois Wesleyan University
Logan Garthe, Illinois Wesleyan University
Netherland Joiner, Illinois Wesleyan University
Tess Kelley, Illinois Wesleyan University
Lauren Killough, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michal Kozdronkiewicz, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jessica Kraut, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jennifer Lang, Illinois Wesleyan University
Matthew Piotrowiak, Illinois Wesleyan University
Prartana Ramachandran, Illinois Wesleyan University
Loni Walker, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Context of Diabetes within the Hispanic Population el contexto de la diabetes entre la población hispana

Sarah Berk, Illinois Wesleyan University
Carolyn Nadeau, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Structural Analysis of a 2-D Micron-Scale Particle Array

Sam Birsa, Illinois Wesleyan University
Mohamed ElKabbash, Illinois Wesleyan University
Gabriel Spalding, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Becoming American from Bulgaria to the United States: The Firsthand Experience of Nikolay Karnev

Kevin Bowers, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

“A Psychological Investigation of Reality and Fantasy Seen Within Don Quixote” “ Una Investigación Psicológica De Realidad Y Fantasia Visto En Don Quijote

Nina Butler, Illinois Wesleyan University
Carolyn Nadeau, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Cranial neural crest proliferation and incorporation into the developing jaw of redeye tetra (Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae)

Navika Chhabra, Illinois Wesleyan University
Kieran Meyer, Illinois Wesleyan University
Brian Walter, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

“Unchanging Representations of Muslims in Don Quijote and 21st Spain”

Ivy Craig, Illinois Wesleyan University
Carolyn Nadeau, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Adjustment of Positive Affect in Recently Bereaved Widows

Zachary Eckert, Illinois Wesleyan University
Mignon Montpetit, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Significance of the Windmills in Don Quixote Of La Mancha El Significado De Los Molinos De Viento En Don Quijote De La Mancha

Rosaleen Egan, Illinois Wesleyan University
Carolyn Nadeau, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Don Quijote a Través de La Literatura Infantil/Don Quijote Through Children’s Literature

Elizabeth Exo, Illinois Wesleyan University
Carolyn Nadeau, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A Look at Multi-Decompositions of Complete Graphs into Graph Pairs of Order 4

Yizhe Gao, Illinois Wesleyan University
Daniel Roberts, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Laser-Based Pressure Measurement

Juan GomezVelez, Illinois Wesleyan University
Kyle French, Illinois Wesleyan University
Bruno deHarak, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Iridescence of Morpho Butterfly Wings

Victoria Halevy, Illinois Wesleyan University
Bruno deHarak, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Russian-Jewish Immigration and the Life Experiences of Dr. Marina Balina

Lauren Henry, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Feeding Modes of Larvae of Nematostella vectensis (Cnidaria: Anthozoa)

Amanda Kehr Smith, Illinois Wesleyan University
William Jaeckle, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Gaman: “Enduring the Seemingly Unbearable with Dignity”

Amanda Knezovich, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Determining the Feasibility of Universal Access to Bus Transportation for Illinois Wesleyan University Students

Elizabeth Kuehn, Illinois Wesleyan University
Abigail Jahiel, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Development and Characterization of Multi-Functional Probes for use with Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy

Jiwon Lee, Illinois Wesleyan University
Colleen Leonard, Illinois Wesleyan University
Melinda Baur, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nairobi to Normal: The Roots, Growth, and Cultivation of an Illinois-Based Immigrant Farmer

Katrina Lukes, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Thermal and Photochemical Reactions of HONO/ NO2: pH Effects

Divya Mani, Illinois Wesleyan University
Timothy Rettich, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Isolation of Three New Bacteriophages for Rhodobacter capsulatus

Brenda Miller, Illinois Wesleyan University
David Bollivar, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Effects of Exercise on Stroke recovery in C57BL/6 Mice

Timothy Mueller, Illinois Wesleyan University
Abigail Kerr, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Effect of Burning On Seed Germination and Seedling Growth Rates of Sullivant’s Milkweed (Asclepias Sullivantii) and Common Milkweed (Asclepias Syriaca)

Mary Nafziger, Illinois Wesleyan University
Given Harper, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Manipulating Micron-Sized Particles

Nathaniel Nesbit, Illinois Wesleyan University
Boxiang Liu, Illinois Wesleyan University
Brian Sorich, Illinois Wesleyan University
Gabe Spalding, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

An American Who Emigrated From Poland: The Significance of Education and Family Support in the Acculturation Process

Stephanie Pierson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Becoming American: A Visual Ethnographic Examination of Immigrant American Identity

Jacob Roy, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rebecca Gearhart, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Impedance-Assisted Amperometry and Voltammetry for Biological Applications

Jennifer Schreiber, Illinois Wesleyan University
Melinda Baur, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Effects of Disclosing Autism on Coworker Attitudes

Jordan Stewart, Illinois Wesleyan University
Linda Kunce, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Effects of Disclosure of an Autism Spectrum Disorder on Coworker Attitudes

Chelsea Werries, Illinois Wesleyan University
Linda Kunce, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM