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Catawba College Students to Share Research at 2010 Interdisciplinary Research Symposium

April 14, 2010

Category: Academics, Events, Students


Lori FraleyStudents will be sharing their research from Catawba's various disciplines at the 2010 Interdisciplinary Research Symposium on Thursday, April 15th from 11am-1pm in the Cannon Student Center. This is a perfect opportunity to learn about what students are researching in relation to their majors on campus. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend. Free refreshments will be served. The symposium is co-hosted by Psi Chi, the Psychology Club, Tri Beta, and the American Chemical Society Affiliate Chapter.

Following is a list of presentations which were on display, along with the names of those students and faculty members who were involved in the research for these presentations:

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BIOLOGY
Author: Lindsey M. Jackson
Coauthors: Sue Calcagni
Research Advisor: Sue Calcagni, Joe Poston
Title: PPCPs in the Aquatic Environment: Kanamycin Alters Growth, Feeding, and Reproduction in Daphnia pulex.

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Author: Devin Rodgers
Coauthors: Constance Rogers-Lowery
Research Advisor: Constance Rogers-Lowery
Title: Elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide alters growth and calcification in coral and hydroids

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CHEMISTRY
Author: Sandra Ciborowski
Research Advisor: Dr. Carol Ann Miderski and Dr. James M. Beard
Title: Effects of mordants on silk dyed with brazilwood extract by infrared and UV/Vis spectroscopy

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Author: Kristyn Funderburke
Coauthors: Dr. Miderski, Dr. Beard
Research Advisor: Dr. Miderski, Dr. Beard
Title: Effects of Metal Ions on Brazilwood Dye Using Thin Layer and Column Chromatography

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Author: Colby Thomas McCanna
Coauthors: Dr. Carol Ann Miderski and Dr. James M. Beard
Research Advisor: Dr. Carol Ann Miderski
Title: Natural dye uptake by silk analyzed wit HPLC

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HISTORY
Author: Thomas Sharp
Research Advisor: Drs. Silverburg, Brownlow, and McAllister
Title: Authoritarian Psychology in Germany Today: a case study of north German town

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HONORS / HISTORY
Author: Katie Hill
Research Advisor: Dr. Freeze, Dr. Fuller, Dr. Sullivan
Title: Looking for Jane Austen in Old Salisbury

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MATHEMATICS
Author: Cynthia Cook
Research Advisor: Dr. Sharon Sullivan
Title: Fractal Antennas

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POLITICAL SCIENCE
Author: Kevin Flebbe
Research Advisor: Dr. Michael Bitzer
Title: In Pursuit of Civil Rights; Comparing and Contrasting Black and Gay Legal Strategies

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PSYCHOLOGY
Author: Lauren E. Graham, Andrea E. Clabaugh, Peter D. Glisson, & Sheila Brownlow
Research Advisor: Sheila Brownlow
Title: How Subtle Cues to Victim Ethnicity Influence Empathetic Responses

Author: Tiffany F. Sowers
Coauthors: Albina Bahic, Paula L. Nobles, & Dr. Sheila Brownlow, Ph.D.
Research Advisor: Dr. Sheila Brownlow, Ph.D.
Title: CAN INCENTIVES IMPROVE MEN’S VERBAL ABILITIES UNDER STEREOTYPE THREAT?

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