school of natural & social sciences

Natural Sciences Student Symposium 2006
Schedule of Presentations

This year's Symposium begins with breakfast at 8:30 and concludes with lunch at 12:30. The public is welcome and all guests are invited to stay for lunch.


 BIOLOGY I, SS 1001

9:00 Alexander Velez, Western Blotting Analysis of Caspase-3 Activity in Apoptotic NMU Cells

9:20 Thomas Tompkins, Analysis of the Uptake and Removal of T2 Bacteriophage and IPNV Viral particles by the Fixed Phagocytes in the Digestive Gland of Homarus americanus

9:40 Anatoly Goltser, Phagocytosis of Renibacterium salmoninarum by Trout Macrophage

10:00 Daryl Rampersad, A Survey for the Presence of Cycliophorans on the Mouthparts of Canadian and New Jersey Lobsters


BIOLOGY II, SS 1001

10:50 Emily T. Griffiths, A Comparison between the Fixed Phagocytes in Environmentally Stressed American Lobster Digestive Glands and Control Lobster Digestive Glands

11:10 Michael Kaplan, Using Drosophila Hematopoiesis to Model the Molecular Function of Noonan Syndrome-Specific PTPN11 Mutations in Humans


BIOLOGY III, SS 1003

9:00 Adriana Permaul, Quantitation of Drosophila paulistorum Female Sex Pheromones via Chemical Analyses

9:20 Chinedu Nwabuobi, Is Growth Stimulation of Rat Mammary Tumor Cell by Linoleic Acid Mediated Through Modulation of PKC 6?

9:40 Zenie Stanislas-Joseph, The Effects of Antioxidants on NMU Cells in the Presence of LA and DHA

10:00 Veronica Spikener, Genetics of HIV-1 transmission and resistance via chemokine receptors


CHEMISTRY, SS 1003

10:50 Nwakaego Onuzulike-Onike, The Effect of Omega-6 Fatty Acids on the Concentration of GD3 of NMU Tumor Cells

11:00 Allen Yang, Exploring Two Methodolgies for Locating Carbon-Carbon Double Bonds: Acetonitrile Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry and Chemical Derivatization


ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, NS1029

9:00 Beverly Leon, Differences in Bog Turtle Habitat Use at Two Contrasting Wetland Sites

9:20 Christine Bruno, PCB and Heavy Metal Concentrations in Snapping Turtles (Chelydra serpentine) from a Bronx River Population

9:40 Andrew Dorsey, Effects of Road Salt (NaCI) on Macroinvertebrates in Freshwater Streams in Great Swamp Watershed

10:00 Armand Lucas, Cytochrome CYPlAl Expression in Atlantic Tomcod in Response to Toxic PAHs Exposure


MATHEMATICS & COMPUTER SCIENCE, NS 1029

10:50 Nadine Marsh, Cellular Automation: Simple Rules Can Generate Complex Outcomes

11:10 Diego Tori, Mobile Video Game Design with J2ME

11:30 Dayel Ostraco, Using an Advanced Run Expectancy Matrix to Determine the Efficacy of Station-To-Station Practices in Major League Baseball


COGNITIVE & DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY I, NS 1059

9:00 Kaori Germano, Are All Towers Built the Same? A Comparison of Two Tower of London Variants

9:20 Nina Gottlieb, The Role of the Frontal Lobes in Temporal Processing

9:40 Martin Fagin, Creating False Memories Using Stereotype

10:00 Katherine Rende, The Influence of Source Confusion on False Memories in Academic Settings


COGNITIVE & DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY II, NS 1059

10:50 Willi-Nicole Claiborne, The Effects of Mental Imagery on Divergent Thinking

11:10 Donald McCann, The Effect of pre-parenthood Education on High School Students' Attitudes about Child Discipline

11:30 Humberlys Galindez-Tovar, The Effects of Homework on Academic Achievement: Non-English Speaking Parents' Involvement in Homework Completion


SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY I, NS 1001

9:00 Alyssa Dretchen, Objectification Theory: The Role of Sexual Orientation and Social Support

9:20 Rebecca Cain, How ldeology Hurts: The Role of Cultural ldeology in the Experience of Self-Objectification

9:40 Swayne Gray, Seeing Emotions in their Absence: The Effects of Facial Features and Skin Tone on Judgments of Embarrassment

10:00 Nyeli Calle, The Power of Beliefs: Are Two-Year- Olds' Perceptions of Emotions Influenced by Gender Stereotypes?


SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY II, NS 1001

10:50 Lucrezia Alcorn, The Effect of Sexually Explicit Rap Music on Sexual Attitudes, Perceived Norms, Expectations, and Behaviors

11:10 Joseph Conerty, A Model of Social Antecedents to Musical Excellence: An Empirical Investigation

11:30 Lisa Tritremmel, Evaluating the Efficacy of an Alcohol Prevention Program for College Undergraduates


SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY I, NS 1001

9:00 Benjamin Harnick, That's My Blood in the Gutter: Fandom & Identity in Comic Culture

9:20 Tara Devlin, Just Can't Wait to be King: Representations of Autonomy in Disney Animated Features

9:40 Erica Bushell, Her Body was a Temple: a Feminist Analysis of Self-Abuse in America


ECONOMICS, NS 1004

9:40 John Lanser III, Does Immigration Negatively Affect Wages of Native Workers?

9:00 William Duncan II, The Chinese Road to Modernity: Economic Reform and Divergence from Tradition


POSTER SESSION, SS 1006, 10:20 am - 10:50 am

Brett Bastiansen, Comparison of Bog Turtle Populations in a Sloping Seepage Fen and a Shallow Marsh

Stefanie Capraro, Mechanisms Underlying Implicit Association Test Effects: Stereotype Threat and Motivation to Control Prejudice

Sidra Chaudhary, Creativity: An Analysis of Motivational Orientation and Reward Contingency

Jay Cooke, Recycling Attitudes and Garbage Contents at Purchase College

Travis Cox, Intellignets: Anthropomorphizing Collective Knowledge on the World Wide Web

Angela Fella, Environmentalist Vegetarians as Role Models in a Meat-Eating World: Factors that Effect Food Preferences and Understanding the Stages of Change

Ammar Nesheiwat, Inter-Ova Transfer of Drosophila paulistorum symbiotic- Containing Cytoplasm

Jamie E. Olivieri, Self-objectification as It Relates to Sexual Dysfunction and Risky Behavior

Amy Rosenbrock, Human-Elephant Conflict: Challenges Affecting Elephant Conservation in Africa

Justin Shaw, Bioinformatic Analyses of DNA Sequence Variation Among Select Hawaiian and Non-Hawaiian Drosophila Species

Anna Zheldukova, Mathematics of Climate Modeling