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2018
Saturday, April 21st
9:00 AM

Bacteriophages Hotpocket and Rcbaka: Two Peas in a Pod

Zaain Ahmad, Illinois Wesleyan University
Andrew Runkle, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jory Vance, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Abundance and Habitat Preferences of Bobcats (Lynx Rufus) in Central Illinois

Samantha Bidlack, Illinois Wesleyan University
Seth Borrowman, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michelle Roy, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Does the Presence of the Marine Zooplankton Brachionus Plicatilis Influence Bacteriophage Abundance?

Jamie Blumberg, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Making Waves in Phage Research: Pacific’s Journey through Discovery, Experimentation, and Clustering

Meghan Bowler, Illinois Wesleyan University
Greg James, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sydney Longfellow, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Chaotic Oscillator

James Burnell, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Newly Discovered Phage Xuper: Single Ready to Mingle with Rhodobacter Capsulatus

Julia Chen, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ria Patel, Illinois Wesleyan University
Julie Xu, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Girard-Waring Identities and Their Applications

Minghao Chen, Illinois Wesleyan University
Panxi Chen, Illinois Wesleyan University
Zihan Nie, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Electron Detection: Design and Construction

John Davine, Illinois Wesleyan University
Evan Dill, Illinois Wesleyan University
Joseph Ziegel, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Completion and Testing of an Instrument for Investigating the Terahertz Optical Properties of Cooled Samples

Ronan Dorsey, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Characterization of Defects Brought onto Corneal Development by the Glutamine Analog Don

Rowland Filbert, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ngan Pham, Illinois Wesleyan University
Niyant Vora, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Conquering Constella: A Journey of Phage Discovery

Megan Frederick, Illinois Wesleyan University
Lilia Garcia, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rosemary Josenkoski, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Comparison of Muscle Development in Moenkhausia Sanctaefilomenae and Danio Rerio

Alysia Gazder, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Stop Here, Now Go: Seeking Insight into the Coordinated Movements of Nerves During Cornea Innervation

Samridh Gupta, Illinois Wesleyan University
Alyssa Pisano, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Are You Looking to Justify Your Wine Habit? A Quantitative Analysis of Wine Antioxidant Content Compared to Tea

Veena Hamill, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Relative Abundance and Habitat Preferences of American Badgers and Plains Pocket Gophers in Mclean County, Illinois

Noah Haskin, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jack McKermitt, Illinois Wesleyan University
Alexander Palacios, Illinois Wesleyan University
Oscar Schmidt, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Linear Position Detector with High Bandwidth

Hamzah Khan, Illinois Wesleyan University
Mark Siegel, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Towards Spatial Localization of the Source of High-Energy Particles in the Near-Space Portion of the Atmosphere

Minzhao Liu, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

A New Species of Pristimantis (Amphibia: Anura: Strabomantidae) from Northern Peru

Shenyu Lyu, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Increasing the Number of Hispanic Nursing Students: Core Elements to Successful Nursing Programs

Larisa McCoy, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Backlash Against Feminism

Monica Mocogni, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Free to Stand: Limits of Meritocracy in Sports

Matthew Moser, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Applications of Quantum Entanglement Towards “Ghost” Imaging

Weronika Pach, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Can Thyroid Hormone Enhance Corneal Nerve Regeneration Following Lasik?

Mansi Patel, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jill Rajarathnam, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

A New Terrestrial-Breeding Frog (Strabomantidae: Pristimantis) from Northern Peru

Anna Poulton, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Is Cloning Always Beneficial? The Effects of Asexual Reproduction by Planktonic Feeding Larvae of Sea Stars

Kayleigh Ruffolo, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Domestic Dogs Prefer Prosocial to Antisocial Humans

Zachary Silver, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Design, Creation, and Characterization of a Vacuum System for Electron-Atom Scattering Experiments

Jennifer Swanson, Illinois Wesleyan University

Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM