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Research Grants 2008-2009

Biology

Detection of the nematode Skrjabinoclava morrisoni in the Tanaid Shrimp Descapseudes surinamensis in Suriname
Carlson, Kelyn (Advisor: Dr. Dean McCurdy)

Molecular Characterization of the Vestigial-Almost Mutant Allele
Smith, Karl (Advisor: Dr. Ken Saville)

The Demography of the Intertidal Mud Shrimp Discapseudes Surinamensis
Tauzer, Erica (Advisor: Dr. Dean McCurdy)           

Chemistry

Synthesis and Characterization of Fluorescently Labeled Ribozyme Substrates
Freeman, Thomas (Advisor: Dr. Christopher Rohlman)        

Synthesis and Evaluation of a Salen-Type Chiral Hypervalent Iodine Reagent
Kirk, Laura  (Advisor: Dr. Andrew French)    

Synthesis and Characterization of a Novel Chiral Gypervalent Iodine Reagent
Logan, Matthew (Advisor: Dr. Andrew French)    

Fluorescence Analysis of Group I Introns using and ABI Prism 310 Genetic Sequencer
Stevens, Timothy (Advisor: Dr. Christopher Rohlman)        

Honors

Designing m(id), an Online Magazine
Bendall, Elizabeth (Advisor: Dr. Laura Williams)

Access to Care in Cook County's Urban Healthcare Safety Net
Schaefer, Margaret (Advisor: Dr. Gene Cline)                    

Physics

Formation of Color Index HR Diagrams through Multi-Wavelength Photometry
Simanton, Lesley (Advisor: Dr. Nicolle Zellner)      

Psychology

Sleep Patterns in Juvenile Pogona Vitticeps
McKelvy, Alexander (Advisor: Dr. Tammy Jechura)   

Lay Representations of CAD
Sparschu, Kristin (Advisor: Dr. Mary Jenson)         

Personality Differences in Investment Choices
Zabel, Kevin (Advisor: Dr. Andrew Christopher)

Conference Grants 2009-2010

Aprile, Kayla (Adviser: Christopher Rohlman). "Fluorophore optimization for FRET based ribozyme studies." Presented at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology meeting, April 24-27, 2010, Anaheim, CA.

Arceno, Mark Anthony (Adviser: Kara Morrow). "Traversing time and crossing continents: Connections between ancient Egypt's Isis and Christianity's Mary." Presented at the first annual Medieval and Renaissance Studies Consortium, March 27, 2010, Adrian, MI.

Arceno, Mark Anthony (Adviser: Diana Ariza). "To worship in one voice?: Monolingualism and Catholic South African multiethnolinguistic identity." Presented at the 39th annual conference of the National Association for Ethnic Studies, April 7-10, 2010, Washington, DC.

Bayer, Rebecca (Adviser: Christopher Rohlman). "Synthesis and characterization of Cu2ZnSnS4 and Cu2ZnS3." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 20-23, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

Bender, Aaron (Adviser: Andrew French). "Synthesis and evaluation of chiral "salen-like" bis aryl iodides as asymmetric catalysts." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 20-23, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

Bow, Eric (Adviser: Christopher Rohlman). "Annotation and structural modeling of Anabaena Group I ribozyme variants," Presented at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology meeting, April 24-27, 2010. Anaheim, CA.

Cai, Bin (Adviser: Andrew French). "Synthesis and evaluation of chiral 2-(2-iodophenyl) oxazolines as hypervalent iodine catalysts." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 20-23, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

Carlson, Kelyn (Adviser: Dean McCurdy). "Changes in populations of two tanaid crustaceans, Dicapsuedes surinamensis and Halmyrapsuedes spaansi, living in mudflats on the coast of Suriname, South Africa." Presented at the Beta, Beta, Beta, Northeast District 4 convention, April 16-18, 2010, Hillsdale, MI.

Champagne, Rachel (Advisers: Jacque Carlson and Holger Elischberger). "Predicting attitudes on controversial policies: The role of factual knowledge about human development." Presented at the 22nd annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 27-30, 2010, Boston, MA.

Chen, Yang (Adviser: Zhen Li). "2009 financial crisis in Iceland." Presented at the Harvard National Model United Nations 2010 conference, February 11-14, 2010, Boston, MA.

Seth Dawson (Adviser: Vanessa McCaffrey). "Multi-step synthesis of a "green" insect pheromone." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 20-23, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

Erin Goldman (Adviser: Ola Olapade). "Phylogenetic composition and diversity of epiphytic microbial communities on native and invasive plant species." Presented at the Beta, Beta, Beta, Northeast District 4 convention, April 16-18, 2010, Hillsdale, MI.

Mahwish Hafeez (Adviser: Amy Bethune). "Nickel (II) complexes as functional urease mimics." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 20-23, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

Nicholas Herrman (Adviser: Vanessa McCaffrey). "Magnetic coupling of substituted bis-phenoxy-bridged dimanganese macrocyclic complexes." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 20-23, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

Deondra Jacobs (Adviser: Jacque Carlson). "Perception of the future educational success of pregnant teenagers." Presented at the 22nd annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 27-30, 2010, Boston, MA

Stephanie Kelly (Adviser: Ian MacInnes). "Religion and writing for women in the Renaissance." Presented at the first annual Medieval and Renaissance Studies Consortium, March 27, 2010, Adrian, MI.

Hannah Koaches (Adviser: Christopher Rohlman). "Annotation and structural modeling of Anabaena Group I ribozyme variants." Presented at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology meeting, April 24-27, 2010. Anaheim, CA.

Kyle Kondrat (Adviser: Cliff Harris). "Potassium permanganate oxidation of trialkylboranes: Does oxygen affect the product ratio?" Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 20-23, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

Rachel Leads (Adviser: Roger Albertson). "Behavioral variation in Drosophila due to Wolbachia localization in specific adult brain regions." Presented at the 6th International Wolbachia conference, June 9-14, 2010, Asilomar, CA.

Kathryn Levasseur (Adviser: Barbara Keyes). "Predictors of outcome in partial hospitalization: Positive and negative life stressors, chronicity, severity of symptoms, and treatment length." Presented at the 22nd annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 27-30, 2010, Boston, MA

Matthew Logan (Adviser: Andrew French). "Synthesis and evaluation of chiral "salen-like" bis aryl iodides as asymmetric catalysts." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 20-23, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

Anthony McCoy (Adviser: Mareike Wieth). "Sudodu: Memory for digits and irrelevant information." Presented at the 22nd annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 27-30, 2010, Boston, MA.

Brittany Myers (Adviser: Christopher Van de Ven). "Chemical analysis and comparison of aridisols based on vegetation and rock type in the White Mountains of eastern California." Presented at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, October 18-21, 2009, Portland, OR.

Chris Omerza (Adviser: Vanessa McCaffrey). "Formulation of substituted phenols using microwave irradiation." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 20-23, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

Elizabeth Perkins (Cliff Harris). "Poly-N-acetylglucoseamine nanofibers from a marine diatom promote wound healing and defensin expression in an AKT1-dependent manner." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 20-23, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

Kayleigh Pung (Adviser: Ola Olapade). "Phylogenetic composition and diversity of epiphytic microbial communities on native and invasive plant species." Presented at the Beta, Beta, Beta, Northeast District 4 convention, April 16-18, 2010, Hillsdale, MI.

Becca Putans (Adviser: Kevin Metz). "Fabrication and characterization of supported metallic nanoscale catalysts: Towards ex situ remediation technology." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 20-23, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

Jacqueline Rollin (Adviser: Mareike Wieth). "Influences of incentive framing and motivational orientation of proofreading." Presented at the 22nd annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 27-30, 2010, Boston, MA.

Kara Sherman (Adviser: Cliff Harris). "Degradation of ionic liquids based on 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium salts: Generaltiy and evalution of aqueous extracts." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 20-23, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

Timothy Stevens (Adviser: Christopher Rohlman). "Fluorescent based assay for Group I ribozymes using an ABI 310 genetic analyzer." Presented at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology meeting, April 24-27, 2010, Anaheim, CA.

Ryan Stowe (Adviser: Gene Cline). "Fighting the good fight: Altering America's perception of evolution." Presented at the NSTA Philadelphia national conference on science education, March 18-21, 2010, Philadelphia, PA.

Ryan Stowe (Adviser: Andrew French). "Structure-activity relationships for a small molecule inhibitor of AIF-DNA binding." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 20-23, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

Erica Tauzer (Adviser: Sheila Lyons-Sobaski). "The insular biogeography of vacant lots in southwestern Baltimore." Presented at the annual meeting of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study 2009, October 21-22, 2009, Baltimore, MD.

Sandra Turay (Adviser: Diana Ariza). "Arab-American experiences: Long live the Cedars of Lebanon. Presented at the 39th annual conference of the National Association for Ethnic Studies, April 7-10, 2010, Washington, DC.

Kristina Weage (Adviser: Kevin Metz). "Electroless plating as a route to creating uniform palladium nanoparticles on functionalized glassy carbon." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 20-23, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

Matthew Zaborowicz (Adviser: Christopher Rohlman). "Fluorophore optimization for FRET based ribozyme studies." Presented at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology meeting, April 24-27, 2010, Anaheim, CA.

Conference Grants 2008-2009

William Andert (Adviser: Andrew French). "Synthesis and evaluation of a salen-derived hypervalent iodine reagent." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 21-24, 2009, Salt Lake City, UT.

Meagan Bosket (Adviser: Thomas Wilch). "Explosively erupted hydrovolcanic deposits at Minna Saddle, Antarctica: Evidence for limited ice-magma interaction." Presented at the joint meeting of the Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agromony, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM, October 5-9, 2008, Houston, TX.

Stacy Capehart (Adviser: Andrew French). "Synthesis of gold-core/quantum dot-shell nanoparticles." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 21-24, 2009, Salt Lake City, UT.

Kelyn Carlson (Adviser: Dean McCurdy). "Parasitism and stress levels in populations of green frog, Rana clamitans, in Western Michigan USA." Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Zoologists, May 12-16, 2009, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.

Yang Chen (Adviser: Zhen Li). "Factors ofChina's rapid national savings growth." Presented at the 2009 National conference on undergraduate research, April 16-18, 2009, La Crosse, WI.

Amanda Engelhard (Adviser: E. Dale Kennedy). "Spying"" on incubating House Wrens reveals new information on their behavior in nest boxes." Presented at the joint annual meeting of Wilson Ornithological Society and Association of Field Ornithologists, April 9-12, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA.

Casey Dexter (Adviser: Mary Jenson). "African Americans' and Caucasian Americans' lay-representations of coronary heart disease and diabetes." Presented at the 21st annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 22-25, 2009, San Francisco, CA.

Thomas Freeman (Adviser: Christopher Rohlman). "Synthesis and characterization of fluorescently labeled ribozyme substrates." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 21-24, 2009, Salt Lake City, UT.

Mahwish Hafeez (Adviser: Amy Bethune). "Nickel (II) complexes as functional urease mimics." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 21-24, 2009, Salt Lake City, UT.

Bryan Hornacek (Adviser: Roger Albertson). "The impact of pathogenic Wolbachia bacteria on the development of the Drosophila nervous system." Presented at the 50th annual Drosophila research conference, March 4-8, 2009, Chicago, IL.

Matthew Logan (Adviser: Andrew French). "Synthesis and PET reactions of multi-funtionalized o-alkyl oximes." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 21-24, 2009, Salt Lake City, UT.

Sumedha Makker (Adviser: Vicki Sweitzer). "Where are they now? : Revisiting Breneman's (1990) Study of Libral Arts Colleges." Presented at the American Educational Research Association conference, April 13-17, 2009, San Diego, CA.

Eric Mittelstaedt (Adviser: Amy Bethune). "Nickel (II) complexes as functional urease mimics." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 21-24, 2009, Salt Lake City, UT.

Laura Pollum (Adviser: Lisa Lewis). "Molecular dynamics simulations of methane motion in clathrate hydrate cages." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 21-24, 2009, Salt Lake City, UT.

Kaycee Rashid (Adviser: Holger Elischberger). "Directed forgetting for real-life events in young adults." Presented at the 21st annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 22-25, 2009, San Francisco, CA.

Culver Redd (Adviser: Nicolle Zellner). "Calibration and use of the 11-inch Celestron telescope for observing and CCD imaging." Presented at the 2009 National conference on undergraduate research, April 16-18, 2009, La Crosse, WI.

Elizabeth Reznikov (Adviser: Vanessa McCaffrey). "Chromium-tetrone complexes as novel magnetic materials." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 21-24, 2009, Salt Lake City, UT.

Linette Rousseau (Adviser: Tammy Jechura). "Sleep deprivation in college students and the general population: mechanisms and effects." Presented at the 21st annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 22-25, 2009, San Francisco, CA.

Shuboni, Dorela (Adviser: Tammy Jechura). "The effect of incremental changes in light onset on the reentrainment rate of Octodon degus following a 12-hour phase advance." Presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting, November 15-19, 2008, Washington, DC.

Ruth Spalding (Adviser: Jeffrey W. Wilson). "D-Cycloserine fails to facilitate extinction of an appetitive task in rats." Presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting, November 15-19, 2008, Washington, DC.

Kristin Sparschu (Adviser: Mary Jenson). "African Americans' and Caucasian Americans' lay-representations of coronary heart disease and diabetes." Presented at the 21st annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 22-25, 2009, San Francisco, CA.

Kristin Sparschu (Adviser: Mary Jenson). "Using gender differences in lay-representations of coronary heart disease and diabetes to predict health behaviors." Presented at the 21st annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 22-25, 2009, San Francisco, CA.

Ryan Stowe (Adviser: Andrew French). "Synthesis and evaluation of a salen-derived hypervalent iodine reagent." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 21-24, 2009, Salt Lake City, UT.

Brittnay Williams (Adviser: Mary Jenson). "Using gender differences in lay-representations of coronary heart disease and diabetes to predict health behaviors." Presented at the 21st annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 22-25, 2009, San Francisco, CA.

Monica Yalamanchili (Adviser: Dean McCurdy). "Parasitism and stress levels in populations of green frog, Rana clamitans, in Western Michigan USA." Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Zoologists, May 12-16, 2009, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.

Keith Zabel (Adviser: Andrew Christopher). "Conservative ideology and well-being: the mediating role of the proactive personality." Presented at the 21st annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 22-25, 2009, San Francisco, CA.

Keith Zabel (Adviser: Andrew Christopher). "Conscientiousness and subjective overachievement: A facet-level analysis." Presented at the 21st annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 22-25, 2009, San Francisco, CA.

Kevin Zabel (Adviser: Andrew Christopher). "Age and risk: Mediating and moderating roles of sensation seeking and materialism." Presented at the 21st annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 22-25, 2009, San Francisco, CA.

Kevin Zabel (Adviser: Andrew Christopher). "Conscientiousness and subjective overachievement: A facet-level analysis." Presented at the 21st annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 22-25, 2009, San Francisco, CA.

Conference Grants 2007-2008

Lisa Anderson (Adviser: Cliff Harris). "Multicomponent synthesis and anticancer evaluation of a library of novel indenopyridopyrimidines." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 5-10, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

Nick Bismack (Adviser: Tammy Jechura). "The effects of public displays of affection (PDA) on perceived stress levels, cognitive performance and cortisol levels." Presented at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 22-25, 2008, Chicago, IL.

Robert Bodary (Adviser: Tammy Jechura). "Effects of early social isolation on development of O. degus: An animal model for depression and eating disorders?" Presented at the 11th meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, May 17-21, 2008, Sandestin, FL.

Katelyn Boswell (Adviser: Tammy Jechura). "Effects of early social isolation on development of O. degus: An animal model for depression and eating disorders?" Presented at the 11th meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, May 17-21, 2008, Sandestin, FL.

Andrew Brusoe (Adviser: Vanessa McCaffrey). "Substituted dianilinoquinones as ligands in magnetic materials." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 5-10, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

Stacy Capehart (Adviser: Andrew French). "Study of the mechanism of formation of symmetric bis-dibenziodolium salts: substituent effects." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 5-10, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

Cynthia Cardwell (Adviser: W. Jeffrey Wilson). "Excitation and inhibition asymmetry: A failure of the Rescorla-Wagner model." Presented at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 22-25, 2008, Chicago, IL.

Cynthia Cardwell (Adviser: W. Jeffrey Wilson). "Excitation and inhibition asymmetry: No excitatory strength in an unreinforced stimulus paired with an appetitive conditioned inhibitor in the rat." Presented at the 21st annual Tri-State conference on animal learning & behavior, March 28-29, 2008, Lexington, KY.

Cynthia Cardwell (W. Jeffrey Wilson). "The linear maze: Nearly 80 years of varying implementations of a good idea." Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, November 3-7, 2007, San Diego, CA.

Cynthia Cardwell (W. Jeffrey Wilson). "Attempted instatement of excitatory strength to an unreinforced CS using appetitive conditioned inhibition in the rat." Presented at the annual meeting of the Pavlovian Society, October 4-7, 2007, Austin, TX.

John Cawood (Adviser: Cliff Harris). "Calories to Kilowatts – Energy conservation education." Presented at the 4th annual North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) research symposium, November 13-15, 2007, Virginia Beach, VA.

Michael Cole (Adviser: Holger Elischberger). "Directed forgetting of autobiographical events in school-aged children." Presented at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 22-25, 2008, Chicago, IL.

Megan Fitzpatrick (Adviser: Douglas White). "The effects of thermal environment on incubation behavior in house wrens." Presented at the joint meeting of the Wilson Ornithological Society and the Association of Field Ornithologists," April 17-20, 2008, Mobile, AL.

Thomas Freeman (Adviser: Christopher Rohlman). "Synthesis and characterization of fluorescently labeled ribonucleic acid ribozyme substrates." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 5-10, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

Catherine Game (Adviser: Douglas White). "Science versus art-based modules: Nonformal sustainability education for children." Presented at the 4th annual North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) research symposium, November 13-15, 2007, Virginia Beach, VA.

Paul Gehres (Adviser: Wesley Dick). "An economical maize: Michigan's faith in ethanol." Attended the Michigan Bio Economy Summit, September 12-13, 2007, Lansing, MI.

Stephen Ham (Adviser: Mary Jenson). "Lay representations of cancer in a healthy population." Presented at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 22-25, 2008, Chicago, IL.

Cameron Harris (Adviser: Mareike Wieth). "Time of day effects on insight problem solving." Presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, November 15-18, 2007, Long Beach, CA.

Cameron Harris (Adviser: Mareike Wieth). "Time of day effects on problem solving." Presented at the 11th meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, May 17-21, 2008, Sandestin, FL.

Cameron Harris (Adviser: Mareike Wieth). "Time of day effects on problem solving." Presented at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 22-25, 2008, Chicago, IL.

Christopher Henes (Adviser: Christopher Rohlman). "Enginerring a steady state of FRET assay for the Twort group I ribozyme." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 5-10, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

Sarah Kelley (Adviser: Vanessa McCaffrey). "Substituent effects on electron exchange in phenoxide-bridged dimanganese complexes." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 5-10, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

Rachel Lippert (Adviser: Vanessa McCaffrey). " Albion College: First ever women in science day." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 5-10, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

Joel McDade (Adviser: Vanessa McCaffrey). "Substituted dianilinoquinones as ligands in magnetic materials." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 5-10, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

Alex McKelvy (Adviser: Tammy Jechura). "Unihemispheric sleep in the Bearded Dragon throughout the 24-hour period and under threat conditions." Presented at the 11th meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, May 17-21, 2008, Sandestin, FL.

Eric Mittelstaedt (Adviser: Amy Beilstein). "Nickel (II) complexes as functional urease mimics." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 5-10, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

Ian Mondrow (Adviser: Tammy Jechura). "The effects of sleep deprivation on attraction." Presented at the 11th meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, May 17-21, 2008, Sandestin, FL.

Shauna Paradine (Adviser: Andrew French). "Study of the mechanism of formation of symmetric bis-dibenziodolium salts: Substituent effects." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 5-10, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

Megan Roberts (Adviser: Tammy Jechura). "Unihemispheric sleep in the Bearded Dragon throughout the 24-hour period and under threat conditions." Presented at the 11th meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, May 17-21, 2008, Sandestin, FL.

Kwame Sakyi (Adviser: Amy Beilstein). "Synthesis of redox-labeled atrazine conjugates for an electrochemical immunoassay." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 5-10, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

Amy Salmeto (Adviser: W. Jeffrey Wilson). "Impact of a depressive-like state on a spatial memory task." Presented at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 22-25, 2008, Chicago, IL.

Dorela Shuboni (Adviser: Tammy Jechura). "The effect of alcohol and pheromones on the reentrainment rate of female Octodon degus." Presented at the 11th meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, May 17-21, 2008, Sandestin, FL.

Jennifer Sims (Adviser: Thomas Johnson). "Children's perceptions of physical fitness, health, and nutrition." Presented at the fall convention of the Michigan Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (MAHPERD) Association, November 16-17, 2007, Acme, MI.

Jacob Skeans (Adviser: Cliff Harris). "Pernamganate degradation of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazoliunm tetrafluoroborate: intermediates and mechanism." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 5-10, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

Reid Smith (Adviser: Lisa Lewis). "Iodine in clathrate hydrate cages." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 5-10, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

Ryan Stowe (Adviser: Andrew French). "Progress toward the synthesis of a 1-iodo-2-naphthol-based chiral hypervalent iodine reagent." Presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 5-10, 2008, New Orleans, LA.

Amanda Tilot (Adviser: Tammy Jechura). "Examination of unihemispheric sleep in an Australian lizard, the Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps)." Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, November 3-7, 2007, San Diego, CA.

Amanda Tilot (Adviser: Tammy Jechura). "Effect of circadian disruption on pregnancy in the O. degus." Presented at the 11th meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, May 17-21, 2008, Sandestin, FL.

Keith Zabel (Adviser: Andrew Christopher). "Conscientiousness and work ethic ideology: A facet-level analysis and an investigation of the multifaceted nature of protestant ethic beliefs." Presented at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 22-25, 2008, Chicago, IL.

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