NATURAL SCIENCE SEMINARS--FALL 2003
Warren Wilson College
Jensen Lecture Hall, 4:00 pm 
Schedule - Fall, 2003 
 

Please send comments to 
Donald Collins dcollins_nospam@warren-wilson.edu


Howler Monkey See Sanders, 2002

Fall 2003  Syllabus Fall, 2003
 
Week 1 - Aug. 25 4:00 Triad Day - No Meeting
Week 2 - Sep. 1 4:00 1st Meeting - Schedule Confirmation
Week 3 - Sep. 8 4:00 Erin Jasin - Lead Fallout: Study of lead (Pb) contamination in stream sediment near a clay target shooting range Mentors: Dr. Mark V. Brenner and Dr. John Brock.
  4:30  
Week 4 - Sep. 15 4:00  Lauren Reker -The Effective Pollinators of Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) on Warren Wilson College Campus.  Mentor: Dr. Amy Boyd
  4:30
Week 5 - Sep. 22 4:00  Joy Vandervort-Sneed - Tumor Inhibiting Properties of Poke Weed,Phytolacca americana.  Mentor: 
  4:30  Kate Reese - Urinary Epinephrine Metabolites in Rock Climbers by HPLC/EC.  Mentor: Dr. Victoria P. Collins.
Week 6 - Sep. 29 4:00  Nargiza Sultanbekova - Computer Analysis of Photochemical Smog. Mentor: Dr. Dean C. Kahl
  4:30  Erek Napora -Population Demographics of the Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) in the WWC Pig Pond.  Mentor: Dr. Lou Weber.
Week 7 - Oct. 6 4:00  Nick Klosteman - Effective Production of Biodiesel Fuel. Mentor: Dr. Dean C. Kahl
  4:30  William Jeffers - The Effects of Poultry Husbandry on Carotenoid Levels in Egg Yolks. - Mentor: Dr. Vicki P. Collins
Week 8 - Oct. 13 4:00  Marta Eckert-Mills - Color Change of Blue Crabs (Callinectes sapidus) in Response to Habitat Color.  Mentor: Dr. Amy Boyd
  4:30 "Guest seminar" Olya Milenkaya
Fall Break   Fall Break 
Week 9 - Oct. 27 4:00 Faculty Seminar - Dr. Evan Wantland
  4:30  
Week 9 - Thursday, Oct.30 4:00 Scheduling for Fall, 2004, seminars (Research Design - Morse)
Week 10 - Nov. 3 4:00  Forrest Edens - The
effect of several concentrations of Accord herbicide on Russian-olive
(Eleagnus angustifolia) in a cut-stump application.  Mentors: Dr. Lou Weber and Dr. Greg Ettles
  4:30  Stephanie Grant - Fruit Size and Seed Set Constraints for Wisconsin Fast PlantsTMMentor: Dr. Amy Boyd
Week 11 - Nov. 10 4:00  Eliza Frey - Antioxidant Capacity of Grapeseed Products.  Mentor: Dr. Victoria P. Collins

4:30  Kristen Sharpe - Textile Dyes in Post-treatment Effluent.  Mentor: Dr. John Brock
Week 12 -  Nov. 17 4:00  Rachel Troyer - Non-Native, Invasive Plant Species Monitoring at Warren Wilson College: Development and Implimentation.  Mentor: Dr. Lou Weber
  4:30  Charley Wilson - The Effect of Husbandry on Fatty Acid Composition of Beef.  Mentor: Dr. Victoria P. Collins
Friday, Week 12 - Nov. 21 4:00 Drafts of Senior theses due to mentors.
Week 13 - Nov. 24 4:00  Matt Hedden - Verbenone Delivery Systems.  Mentor: Dr. Vicki P. Collins
  4:30  Matt Heller - Chemotaxis in the True Slime Mold Physarum polycephalum.  Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Holmes
Week 14 - Dec. 1 4:00 Sarah Marie Sisler - The Effect of Seed Baths on the Germination of Golden Beets.  Mentor: Dr. Laura Lenghick
  4:30 Jennifer Thompson - The Effect of a Pasture Environment on Piglet Weight Gain and Internal Parasite Burden.  Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Holmes
Friday, Week 14 - Dec. 5 4:00 Senior Theses Due - 2 copies to convenor (Spidel 205), 4:00 PM
Week 15 - Dec 8 4:00  
  4:30  
Week 16 - Dec. 15 4:00 Evaluations for Senior theses Due to Convenor (Monday, Week 16)
 

Spring, 2004 

Link to syllabus

Jan 19, 2004
4:00 1st Meeting - Schedule Confirmation
Jan. 26, 2004
4:00  Title due to D. Collins
  4:30  
Feb. 2, 2004
4:00 Nina Elliott, The Effects of Reduced Anthelmintic Treatment on the Warren Wilson Cattle.  Mentors: Dr. Jeff Holmes and Dr. Bob Eckstein.
  4:30 Anna Halligan, Road Mortality on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Mentor: Dr. Lou Weber.
Feb. 9, 2004
4:00 Dana Robison, Agricultural Effects on the Water Quality of Bull/Shope Creek, North Carolina.  Mentor: Dr. Mark Brenner
  4:30 Guest Student Seminar: Marc Williams, Renovation of the Warren Wilson Apple Orchard.  Mentor: Dr. Laura Lengnick.
Feb.16, 2004
4:00 Guest Student  Seminar: Ginelle Heller, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Differences Between an Agro-Forestry Polyculture System and a Secondary Forest in the Caribbean Lowlands of Talamanca, Costa Rica.   Mentor Dr. Lou Weber
  4:30 Matt Moerschbacher, A Survey of Roadkill Along the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Mentor: Dr. Lou Weber
Feb. 23, 2004
4:00 Michael Talbot, Red and White Oak Regeneration On Jones Mountian .  Mentor: Dr. Greg Ettl
  4:30 Cameron Bingham, Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Oak-aged Liquors.  Mentor: Dr. Dean C. Kahl
Feb 24, 2004
7:30
Sigma Xi at UNC-Asheville, Dr. George Heard, Visualizing Chemistry through Electron Density and Quantum Chemical Calculations.  Rhoades Hall on UNC-Asheville.  Opportunity to make-up absence by sending summary to dcollins.
Mar. 1, 2004
4:00 Allison Turner, Phthalate Analysis in Household Air Fresheners.  Mentor: Dr. John Brock.
  4:30 James Beidler, Analysis of an Advanced Tropospheric Ozone Model.  Mentor: Dr. Dean C. Kahl.
Mar. 8, 2004
4:00  Erin Worthy,  Behavioral Changes after Chronic Despramine Treatment in Rats: Role of Norepinephrine in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex.  Mentor: Dr. Victoria Collins
Spring Break   Spring Break 
Mar. 22, 2004
4:00 Faculty Seminar, Dr. Greg Ettl: Whitebark Pine (Pinus albicaulis) Decline from White Pine Blister Rust (Cronartium ribicola) in Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington.   
  4:30  
Tues. Mar 23, 200r
7:30
Sigma Xi - Mars Hill College
Mar. 29, 2004
4:00 Faculty Seminar, Dr. Amy Boyd: Floral Traits in Macromeria viridiflora: Ecology Influencing Evolution.
  4:30  
Apr. 5, 2004
4:00 Faculty Seminar, Dr. Donald Collins, Use of Consumer Grade Digital Cameras for Astronomical Imaging.
  4:30  
Apr. 12, 2004
4:00  
  4:30  
Friday, Week 12
Apr. 16, 2004
  Rough drafts of Senior Theses due to mentors
Apr. 19, 2004
4:00  
  4:30  
Tues. Apr. 20, 2004
7:30
Sigma Xi - UNC-Asheville.  Induction of new members and presentations by several new student members.
Apr. 26, 2004
4:00 Alumni Seminar, Andrew Brown, 1986, Sustainable Agriculture and Conservation of Biodiversity in Bolivia. Andrew is completing his Master of Science at University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.
  4:30  
Friday, Week 14
Apr. 30, 2004
4:00 Senior Theses Due - 2 copies to convenor (Spidel 205), 4:00 PM
May 3, 2004
4:00 Evaluations for Senior theses Due to Convenor (Monday, Week 16)