Natural Science Seminar Series: Spring 2006


January 30, 2006

Bird Diversity on Warren Wilson College Campus
Paul Bailey
Mentor: Lou Weber

Serum Mineral Levels in Piglets on the Warren Wilson College Farm
Kat Kennedy
Mentor: Jeff Holmes

February 13, 2006

Object Handling Behavior in Captive Raccoons (Procyon lotor)
Melissa Fellin
Mentor: Bob Eckstein

Native Grass Restoration Project: Survival Rate and Percent Cover of Warm Season Grasses After the First Growing Season
Maryka Lier
Mentor: Greg Ettl

Saving Endangered Seabirds Lessons from Puffins and Terns
Guest Seminar: Dr. Steve Kress
Cornell University
Sponsored jointly by UNC-Asheville Sigma Xi Chapter and WWC Environmental Studies Program
Presentation will be held in Canon Lounge on Warren Wilson College Campus at 7 pm

February 27, 2006

The Antiviral Effects of 13 Botanical Essential Oils on Three Phages of E. coli
Julia York
Mentor: Jeff Holmes

Water Quality Assessment of the Swannanoa River using Macroinvertebrates
Amanda Davis
Mentor: Lou Weber

March 6, 2006

Arsenic Levels in the Warren Wilson Alpine Tower and the Surrounding Substrate
Andrew Morin
Mentor: John Brock

Phytoextraction of Copper and Lead by Sagittaria graminea and Pontederia cordata in Beaver Lake Stormwater Wetland
Emilie Erich
Mentor: Mark Brenner

March 20, 2006

RecyclingPolypropylene by Pyrolysis
Kantesh Dodwani
Mentor: Dean Kahl

Dynamic Tunneling in a Quantum Mechanical System
Murugan Vinayagam
Mentors: Don Collins and Evan Wantland

March 27, 2006

A Demographic Study of Kemps Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) and Green (Chelonia mydas) Sea Turtle Strandings
Megan Bryan
Mentor: Lou Weber

Diatomaceous Earth as a De-worming Treatment for Pigs on the Warren WilsonCollege Farm
Celia Barbieri
Mentor: Jeff Holmes

April 3, 2006

Antioxidant Properties of Guava Psidium guajava L
Jesenia deLourdes Mejias
Mentor: Vicki Collins

Computational Modeling of Photochemical Smog
Richard Peart
Mentor: Dean Kahl

April 10, 2006

Evaluating Stormwater Management at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Asheville
Brandon Schmandt
Mentor:  Mark Brenner

Heavy Metals in Tern Prey
Stacey Hollis
Mentor: John Brock

April 17, 2006

Effect of Additives on the Strength of Pitch Glue
Tim Manney
Mentor: Mark Brenner

Gender Selection Through Olfactory Cues
Lily Doyle
Mentor: Greg Ettl

April 24, 2006

Comparison of flavor compounds, and tastes, of fermentation product (zymurgy) produced by commercial and locally isolated strains of brewers yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Casey Gish
Mentor: Michael Torres

The Flirtatious Behaviors Between Single Heterosexuals
Kim Hall
Mentor: Vicki Garlock

May 1, 2006

The morphological response of larval Spotted Salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum) when exposed to two different caged predators
Colleen Blaine
Mentor: Lou Weber

Archaic and Contemporary Approaches to Case Hardening Mild Steel
Lucas Blass
Mentors: Mark Brenner and Vicki Collins

May 8, 2006

The effectiveness of the DSI Pro camera for the determination of the relative ages of different star clusters
Hannah Barks
Mentor: Don Collins