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2014
Thursday, May 1st
9:00 AM

Aryl Alkyne Dimerization and Subsequent SnAr Reactions

Tyler White, Colby College

Lovejoy 215

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Coherence and Quantumness in Photosynthesis

Brian Doolittle, Colby College

Diamond 341

9:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Discovering Maine's Own Freshwater Snail

Emma Donohoe, Colby College
Alice Hotopp, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Does fertilization influence herbivory during tropical forest restoration?

Emma Rosenfield, Colby College
Arianna Porter, Colby College
Julia Rogers, Colby College
Lauren Bizzari, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Genetic Diversity and Gene Flow Among Populations of Witheringia solanacea

Crystiana Tsujiura, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Psychrobacter arcticus Cold Shock Protein Expression in Escherichia coli Increases Cold Resistance

Daniel Sunderland, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Identifying the Role of Bacterio-opsin Associated Protein Gene in Bacteriorhodopsin Production in the Halophilic Archaeon Halobacterium salinarum

Tarini Hardikar, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Listeriosis: A Case Study

Tara Tischio, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

MamB and MamM: Genes Involved in Magnetotaxis

Rachel Bolender, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Molecular Modeling of Biological Carbon Fixation

William Lin, Colby College
Andrew Kim, Colby College
Scott Hansen, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Parametric Analysis of Galaxy Morphology from Simulated Galaxy Mergers

Ryan Cole, Colby College

Diamond 341

9:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Patch Size Affects Seedbank Density in an Experimentally Fragmented Landscape

Arianna Porter, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Purification of GST::TaABF1 Fusion Protein in Order to Assess its Phosphorylation by Endosperm Proteins

Jessica Moore, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Shear-Induced Structures in Colloidal Suspensions

Guram Gogia, Colby College

Diamond 341

9:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Sorry, I'm Not Here. But Jump at the Beep: The Neuroprotective Abilities of Choline Supplementation in Female Rats with Schizophrenic Symptomalogy.

Ariel Batallan Burrowes, Colby College

Lovejoy 215

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Pseudo-nitzschia in the Gulf of Maine

Sonia Vargas, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Symbiotic Cell Cycle Regulation in Cnidaria and Symbiodinium: A Bioinformatic Exploration

Audrey Lyman, Colby College
Adam Lavertu, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Talbot Effect

Malia Kawamura, Colby College

Diamond 341

9:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Towards Sullivan's No Wandering Domain Theorem

Kyle Hawkins, Colby College

Diamond 323

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

10:00 AM

Analysis of Current Clinical Antiviral Treatment Approaches and Medications and Related Suggestions for Future Research

Daniel Sunderland, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Avian Species of the Chacabuco Valley

Walker Nordin, Colby College
Sydney Morison, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Banach-Mazur Games and Determinacy

Stephen Jenkins, Colby College

Diamond 323

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bioinformatic Analyses of Epsilonproteobacteria and the Potential Interactions with Zetaproteobacteria

Audrey Lyman, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Concussions in Varsity Athletes

Lily Cabour, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Expression of Timeless and Cryptochrome in Crustaceans

Kelly Bourgon, Colby College
James Connelly, Colby College
D'Mitri Farthing, Colby College
Devin Gibbs, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fungal Diversity: From Seeds to Landscapes

Alice Hotopp, Colby College
Arianna Porter, Colby College
Emma Rosenfield, Colby College
James Lucas, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Goldie' the Great Pond Sentinel. Telling the Seasonal Story of Lake Dynamics to a Stakeholder Audience.

Haiyang Tang, Colby College
Rebecca Chmiel, Colby College
Kiana Kawamura, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Identification of Water Kefir Microbial Composition and Rapidly Growing Yeast

Wei Ma, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Nutrient Availability and Species Evenness Influence Productivity During Early Stages of a Tropical Forest Restoration

Emma Rosenfield, Colby College
Lauren Bizzari, Colby College
Julia Rogers, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Secondary Metabolites in Symbiosis of Colby Lichens

Shayla Williams, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Synthesis and Characterization of a Copper(I)-phenyl Complex

Max Cushner, Colby College
Thabiso Kunene, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

The Influence of Shoreline Development on Riparian and Littoral Habitats in the Belgrade Lakes

Benjamin Timm, Colby College
Perani, Colby College
Sophie Weaver, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

11:00 AM

Linear Algebra in Quantum Computing

Byoungwook Jang, Colby College

Diamond 323

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1:00 PM

A Better Colby through Objective-C

Stephen Webel, Colby College
Scott Franchi, Colby College

Diamond 344

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A Comparative Study of Herpetofauana at Lowland and Highland Sites in Central Maine

Lucas Haralson, Colby College

Diamond 153

1:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Amazonite: History, Properties, Occurrences, and Uses

Stefan Sandreuter, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

An Analysis of the Mechanisms of Circadian Responsiveness

Andrew Fletcher, Colby College

Diamond 344

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Analysis of Circadian Neuro-Networks in Mouse Brains

Audrey Lyman, Colby College

Diamond 344

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Apatite for Apatite!

Trevor Thomas, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Creating a Phylogenetic Tree of Oncopeltus fasciatus and Related Species

Daniel Kirby, Colby College

Diamond 153

1:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Cross Platform Mobile Application Development

Hieu Phan, Colby College

Diamond 344

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Developmental Gene Interactions in the Patterning of Genitalia in Jadera haematoloma

Emily Jamieson, Colby College

Diamond 153

1:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Fake Emerald: the History, Occurrence, and Uses of Olivine

Takuto Sasajima, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Garnet Group

Erica Lehner, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Generation of Alkynyl Carbenes from Phenanthrene-Based Precursors

Jamie Suzuki, Colby College

Diamond 145

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

If Minerals Could Deceive: History, Properties,Occurrences and Uses of Hornblende.

Sean Cusack, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Illicit Prescription Stimulant Use at Colby College

Nolan Dumont, Colby College
Emma Donohoe, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Influence of the Sea Surface Microlayer on Ozone Deposition

Kathryn Moore, Colby College

Diamond 145

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mathematical Analysis of a Nim-like Matrix Game

Edward Chuang, Colby College
Stephen Morse, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Modeling the Effects of Polar Ice Cap Melt.

Richard Lund, Colby College
Nathan Ellis, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Modeling the United States' Water Strategy

John Munz, Colby College
Kevin Philbrick, Colby College
Matthew Cloherty, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Modelling Forest Community Outcomes and Population Dynamics of an Invasive Species, Common Buckthorn

Andrew Mealor, Colby College

Diamond 153

1:00 PM - 2:50 PM

My Pet Mineral: Augite

Jacob Wall, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Optimization of a Chemical Genetic Screen for Sensitization to Laromustine

Kathryn Coe, Colby College

Diamond 145

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Pet Mineral Project: Plagioclase

Calvin Wight, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Pollen Analysis of a Core from Fresh Pond, North Haven Island, ME

David Wheeler, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Stratigraphy and Mapping of Sandy River Floodplain Terraces, Franklin and Mercer County, Maine

Hannah Dhonau, Colby College
Gift Ntuli, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Structural Characterization of the Major DNA-DNA Cross-Link Formed by Epichlorohydrin

Edward Chuang, Colby College

Diamond 145

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Tehra: Elemental Tower Defense

Joseph Harwood, Colby College

Diamond 344

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Effect of Phosphorylation on Transcription Factor TaABF1’s Ability to Downregulate the Amy32b gene in Cereal Aleurone

Alison Smith, Colby College

Diamond 153

1:00 PM - 2:50 PM

The Highway Game: Optimizing the Number of Tollbooths

Meaghan Lewia, Colby College
Tara Chizinski, Colby College
Megan Lasher, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

The History and Structure of Kyanite

Samuel Chase, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Limestone Neutralization of Potential Acid Mine Drainage from Bald Mountain in Aroostook County, Maine

Brendan Cosgrove, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

The Main Indicators of Rank in College Football

Devin Gibbs, Colby College
Mark Vargas, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Synthesis of Triple-Helicene and Semi-Fullerene Using Flash Vacuum Pyrolysis Techniques

Abebu Kassie, Colby College

Diamond 145

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Towards the Synthesis of a Novel Copper(I) Ethyl-2-Naphthyl Appended 1-aza-4,8-dithiacyclodecane Complex

Max Cushner, Colby College

Diamond 145

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Variations in Intra- and Interspecific Response to Mobbing Calls by Black-capped Chickadees (Poecile atricapillus)

Katerina Faust, Colby College

Diamond 153

1:00 PM - 2:50 PM

2:00 PM

Bioavailability of Biogenic Iron Oxyhydroxides to Marine Phytoplankton

Sara George, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

BioTransformation of Halogenated Flame Retardants

Stefanie Lai, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Calcite: History, Properties, Occurrences, and Uses

Jenna Hill, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Chlorite: History, properties, occurrences, and uses

Cole Stevens, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Diopside: History, properties, occurrences, and uses

Kathleen Lipshultz, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Effects of Smoking in the Perioperative Care of the Orthopedic Patient

Vincent Galea, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Epidote: History, Properties, Occurrences, and Uses

Kelford Mitchel, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

From the Depths of Great Pond (Maine): Anthropogenic and Natural Influences on Bottom Sediments and the Implications for Local Sustainability

Sara George, Colby College
Clara Bicher, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Hyperbolic Brunnian Graphs

Daniel Medici, Colby College
Anna Kronauer, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Matrix Theory with Applications to Google Search

Matthew Burton, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Modeling the Optimization of a Toll Booth Plaza

Liam Connell, Colby College
Zachary Schutzman, Colby College
Erin Hoover, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Offshore Wind Energy Potential in the Gulf of Maine

Peter Reiley, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pet Rock Gets a Makeover: The Physical and Optical Properties Of Staurolite

Emily Mininberg, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Properties and Uses of Quartz

Mary Furth, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Serpentine: Uses, History, and Properties

George Hill, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Effects of the Melting Arctic Ice Cap on Florida's Coast

Anthony Atkinson, Colby College
Nicholas Joseph, Colby College
Louw Scheepers, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Water Strategy in the United States

Rebecca Herman, Colby College
Malia Kawamura, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Zircon: Tiny Crystals with Long History and Big Uses

Jiawen Li, Colby College

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

3:00 PM

Computational Inference of Biological Networks Using Circadian Signals

Devon Cormack, Colby College

Diamond 344

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Illusions of Imaging

Lanya Butler, Colby College

Diamond 344

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Volterra Operator Is Not Supercyclic

John Dixon, Colby College

Diamond 323

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM