NATURAL SCIENCE SEMINARS--FALL 2002
Warren Wilson College
Jensen Lecture Hall, 4:00 pm 
Schedule - Fall, 2002 
 

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Donald Collins dcollins@warren-wilson.edu


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Fall 2002
 
 
Aug. 26, 2002 4:00 Triad Day - No Meeting
Sep. 02, 2002 4:00 1st Meeting - Schedule Confirmation
Sep. 09, 2002 4:00  
  4:30  
Sep. 16, 2002 4:00 Julianna DaFrota.  An Investigation of a New Method of Phthalate Extraction Using Acrodisc Filters. Mentor: Dr. John Brock.
  4:30 Doug Lane.  A Study of the Bluebird Nest Boxes at Warren Wilson College. Mentor: Dr. Lou Weber.
Sep. 23, 2002 4:00 Ava Ferguson . The Effect of Two Phthalates on the Development of Zebrafish, Danio rerio. Mentor: Dr. Jeff Holmes
  4:30  
Sep. 30, 2002 4:00 Panel Discussion on teaching science.
  4:30  
Oct. 07, 2002 4:00 Naomi Ndavu. Impact of Warren Wilson Farm on Water Quality of two Campus Streams before Restoration. Mentor: Dr. Mark Brenner.
  4:30 Choong Teow. Analysis of the ingredients of Dong Quai, Angelica Sinensis.Mentor: Dr. Dean C. Kahl.
Oct. 14, 2002 4:00  
Fall Break   Fall Break 
Oct. 28, 2002 4:00 Faculty Seminar, Dr. Evan Wantland, Mathematics Department, Warren Wilson College Monster in a Box: Motivation and Investigation of a Mathematics Problem.
  4:30  
Thursday, Oct. 31, 
2002
4:00 Scheduling for Fall, 2003, seminars (Research Design - Morse)
Nov. 04, 2002 4:00 Allison Annino. Seroprevalence of Horses for Sarcocystis neurona in WNC.  Mentor: Dr. Jeff Holmes.
  4:30 Hughes Sanders. Changes in Social Behavior of the Mantled Howler Monkey (Alouatta palliata) due to Infant Presence.  Mentor: Dr. Robert Eckstein.
Nov. 11, 2002 4:00 Special Guest.  Dr. James Schenk, Washington State University. Graduate Opportunities in Biomedical and other Fields.
Nov. 18, 2002 4:00 Justin Conley. The Presence and Concentration of Aldicarb in Juvenile American Alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) in three Contrasting Florida Lakes.  Mentor: Dr. John Brock.
  4:30 Sam Frueh .  Electrical Characteristics of WWC Photovoltaic Golf Cart Charging Station.  Mentor: Dr. Donald F. Collins
Nov. 22, 2002 4:00 Drafts of Senior theses due to mentors.
Nov. 25, 2002 4:00 Kirkdale Guy. Fabric Dyes in the Asheville Sewage Treatment System.  Mentor: Dr. John Brock
  4:30  
Dec. 02, 2002 4:00 Alice Baker. Effects of Decreased Deworming in the WWC Beef Cattle Herd.  Mentor: Dr. Jeff Holmes.
  4:30 Meg Harper. Analysis of PCBs and Chlorinated Pesticides in the Eggs of Common Terns (Sterna hirundo) Nesting on Islands in the Gulf of Maine. Mentors: Dr. John Brock and Dr. Lou Weber.
Friday, Dec. 06, 2002 4:00 Senior Theses Due - 2 copies to convenor (Spidel 205), 4:00 PM
Dec. 09, 2002 4:00  
  4:30  
Dec. 16, 2002 4:00 Evaluations for Senior theses Due to Convenor (Monday, Week 16)

 

Spring, 2003
 
Jan 20, 2003 4:00 1st Meeting - Schedule Confirmation
Jan 27, 2003 4:00 Steve Ritt - Analysis of Glycoalkaloids in Nightshades.  Mentor: Dr. Dean C. Kahl
  4:30  
Feb 03, 2003 4:00 Ayres Christ - A Reconnaissance of the Invertebrate Fauna of the Rumbling Bald Cave System.  Mentor: Dr. Lou Weber.
  4:30 Andrew Radecki - Management Plan of Rumbling Bald Mountain
Feb 10, 2003 4:00  Open - No Seminar
  4:30  
Feb 17, 2003 4:00 Melissa Meyer -Pyrolysis of Newspaper and Magazines.  Mentor: Dr. Dean C. Kahl.
  4:30 Sara Manuel - Pyrantel Resistance in Cyathostome Parasites of Horses on Different Deworming Schedules.  Mentor: Dr. Jeff Holmes.
Feb 24, 2003 4:00 Rachel Horn - Chemical Classification of Clay and Archeological Pottery.  Mentor: Dr. Vicki P. Collins
  4:30 Katie Flannagan - The effects of Mychorrizae and Napthalene Acetic Acid on root Development in Tsuga canadensis.
Mentor: Dr. Vicki P. Collins
Mar 03, 2003 4:00 Nathan Jones - Metals in Urine of Smokers and Non-Smokers.  Mentor: Dr. John Brock
  4:30 Sarah Stokes - Toxicity of dibutyl phthalate to zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos.  Mentor: Dr. Jeff Holmes
Mar 10, 2003 4:00 Tamara Todd - Conjugated Linoleic Acid In Eggs From Warren Wilson Chickens.  Mentor: Dr. Vicki P. Collins
  4:30 Sarah Leavitt - The Effect of Handling Stress on Growth of Piglets on the WWC Farm.  Mentor: Dr. Robert Eckstein.
Spring Break   Spring Break 
Mar 24, 2003 4:00 Faculty Seminar - Dr. Paul Bartels, A Large Scale Inventory of the Phylum Tardigrada in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park
  4:30  
Mar 31, 2003 4:00 Scott Steinbrueck - A Comparison of Adaptations in Terrestrial and Aquatic Species of Tardigrada.  Mentor: Dr. Paul Bartels.
  4:30 Arlette Rogers - Sex Ratios in Loggerhead Sea Turtles as a Function of Incubation Duration and Dune Temperatures.  Mentor: Dr. Lou Weber.
Apr 07, 2003 4:00 SarahKeith Valentine - Salinity Effects on Microbial Processes within and below the Wetland Rhizosphere.  Mentor: Dr. Mark Brenner.
  4:30  
Apr 14, 2003 4:00 Savanna S. Cashion - Kickboxing and Respiratory Physiology.  Mentor: Dr. Vicki Collins.
  4:30 Tom Gilfoy - The effect of dietary supplementation of red worms (Lumbricus rubellus) on a tilapia (Tilapia nilotica) and sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) based recirculating hydroponic/ aquaculture system.  Mentor: Dr. Mark Brenner
Friday, April 18, 2003 4:00 Drafts of Senior Theses due to mentors. 
Apr 21, 2003 4:00
  4:30  
Friday, April 25, 2003 4:00 Guest Lecture: Dr. Louis Guillette, University of Florida, Disruption of hormonal systems by chemicals in Florida alligators"
Apr 28, 2003 4:00  Dan Wheeler - Habituation Times in the Sensitive Plant Mimosa pudica.  Mentor: Dr. Jeff  Holmes
  4:30 Molly Hubbard - Midwifery in WNC: A Study of 100 Home Births.  Mentor: Dr. Robert Eckstein. 
Friday, May 02, 2003 4:00 Senior Theses Due - 2 copies to convenor (Spidel 205), 4:00 PM
May 05, 2003 4:00 Jed Brown - Phthalate Metabolites in Copenhagen Waters.  Mentor: Dr. John Brock
  4:30  
May 12, 2003 4:00 Evaluations for Senior theses Due to Convenor (Monday, Week 16)