NATURAL SCIENCE SEMINARS--FALL 2004
Warren Wilson College
Jensen Lecture Hall, 4:00 pm 
Schedule - Fall, 2004 
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Fall 2004.                                 Click here for Spring, 2005


Aug. 23, 2004

4:30

1st Meeting - Schedule Confirmation - Note: this is Triad Day.  Regular 4:00 pm classes meet at 4:30 pm.

Aug. 30, 2004

4:00


 

4:30

 

Sept. 6, 2004

4:00


 

4:30


Thur. Sept. 9, 2004
7:30 pm
Optional: Public Lecture by Nobel Laureate: F. Sherwood Rowland, Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC-Asheville.  Our Changing Atmosphere: Stratospheric Ozone Depletion and Global Warming
Fri. Sept. 10, 2004
8:00 am
Optional: Public Lecture by Nobel Laureate: F. Sherwood Rowland, Robinson 125, UNC-Asheville.  Hydrocarbons in Earth's Atmosphere

Sept. 13, 2004

4:00

Science Teacher Forum.  Dr. Amy Boyd, moderator.  This is a panel of local high school science teachers discussing their profession, rewards, frustrations, etc.

 



Sept. 20, 2004

4:00

Kesi Stoneking . The Effect of Growing Conditions on Essential Oil Composition of Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum).  Mentors: Dr. Dean C. Kahl, Dr. John Brock

 

4:30

Samantha Sizemore. Determination of Total Mercury in Lake Julian Fish and Sediment.  Mentor: Dr. Victoria P. Collins

Sept. 27, 2004

4:00

Cayce Canfield. Chemical Analysis of the Pigeon River: Past and Present. Mentor: Dr. Victoria P. Collins

 

4:30


Oct. 4, 2004

4:00

Omar Barnaby.  The Recovery of Fuel from the Pyrolysis of Type 7 Plastic Waste.  Mentor: Dr. Dean C. Kahl

 

4:30

Ahliae Toulouse.  A study of the distribution of invasive plants in the Bat Cave and Rumbling Bald Preserves.  Mentor: Dr. Greg Ettl

Oct. 11, 2004

4:00

 

4:30

Fall Break

 

Fall Break 

Oct. 25, 2004

4:00

Laura Mills.  A Comparison of Effectiveness Among Japanese Honeysuckle (lonicera japonica) Pollinators in Western North Carolina.  Mentor: Dr. Amy Boyd

 

4:30

Science Faculty meet after seminar to consider new evaluation forms for 2005-06

Nov. 1, 2004

4:00

Stephen Opper.  Dowsing for Hidden Objects:  A double-blind approach.  Mentor: Dr. Mark Brenner

 

4:30

Deja Lizer.  Salamander Abundance and Species Diversity within Three Streams at Warren Wilson College.  Mentor: Dr. Amy Boyd

Nov. 8, 2004

4:00

Winborne Evans  The Antibacterial Activity of Honey from Apis mellifera

Mentor: Dr. Jeff Holmes

 

4:30

Katherine Reilly.  Antioxidant capacity of North Carolina red wine.  Mentor: Dr. Victoria P. Collins

Nov. 15, 2004

4:00

Jennifer Wilson. Fungal endophyte (Neotyphodium coenophialum) infection in tall fescue grass(Festuca arundinacea)on Warren-Wilson College Farm.  Mentor: Dr. Victoria P. Collins

 

4:30

Will Pierzala.  The Use of Diurnal Oxygen Curves to Study Pollution in the Pigeon River.  Mentor: Dr. Dean C. Kahl

Friday, Week 12:  Nov. 19, 2004

 

Rough drafts of Senior Theses due to mentors

Nov. 22, 2004

4:00

Ruth Secor.  Tigers in Captivity: a Study of the Effects of Visitor Presence.   Mentor: Dr. Jeff Holmes.


4:30

Megan Burns. The Effect of the Removal of Exotic Invasive Plants on Native Plant Diversity.  Mentor: Dr. Amy Boyd

Nov. 29, 2004

4:00

Meredith Lucas.  The Effects of Dibutyl Phthalate and Diethyl-Hexyl Phthalate on the Zebrafish Embryo.  Mentor: Dr. Jeff Holmes

 

4:30

Cedarose Siemon.  Salmonella Contamination in Conventional and Pasture Poultry Farms

Mentor: Dr. Jeff Holmes

Friday, Week 14: Dec. 3, 2004

4:00

Senior Theses Due - 2 copies to convenor (Spidel 205), 4:00 PM

Dec. 6, 2004

4:00

Lindsay Renbaum.  Chronic Soy Exposure Effects on Metabolism of Phytoestrogen Daidzein.  Mentor: Dr. John Brock

 

4:30

Amber Boles. - Postpone until Jan 24, 2005.  Flood and road closure delay.  Microbial Community Structure at High Altitudes in North Carolina as Indicated by Phospholipid Fatty Acid Composition.   Mentor: Dr. Victoria P. Collins

Dec. 13, 2004

4:00

Evaluations for Senior theses Due to Convenor (Monday, Week 16)

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