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Students Present Summer Research at Poster Session

Wesleyan presented its annual Summer Research Poster Session July 30 in Exley Science Center. More than 100 students, mostly from Wesleyan, participated. Students are funded from Hughes, the Mellon Foundation, a Rauch Environmental Grant, the Wesleyan McNair Program, Sonnenblick and the Robert Schumann Endowment. Students from the Quantitative Analysis Center also participated.

Biology majors Nora Vogel ’11 and Caleb Corliss ’13 discussed their poster titled “Genetic Variation for Invasiveness: Are there Monster Genotypes in Polygonum cespitosum?” They’ve spent the summer trying to understand what role “monster” genotypes (genotypes with the highest relative fitness) play in the invasive spread of this species. Their advisor is Sonia Sultan, chair of the Biology Department, professor of biology, professor of environmental studies.

Students Present Psychology, Neuroscience Research

The Department of Psychology hosted its Research Poster Presentation April 29 in Zelnick Pavilion. Pictured is Ankit Kansal ’10 who presented his research titled “Schizophrenic Patient Decision Making.” His advisors are Andrea Patalano, associate professor of psychology, associate professor of neuroscience and behavior, and Matthew Kurtz, assistant professor of psychology, assistant professor of neuroscience and behavior.

Computer Science Majors Participate in Poster Competition

Computer Science students Sam DeFabbia-Kane ’11, Juan Pablo Mendoza ’10, and Foster Nichols ’10 all presented posters on their current research at this year’s regional conference of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges, which was held at the University of Hartford April 16-17. DeFabbia-Kane won third place in the poster competition.

Honor Thesis Students Present Research at NSM Poster Session

Wesleyan’s Natural Science and Mathematics hosted a “Celebration of Science Theses” April 16 in Exley Science Center’s lobby. BA and MA honors thesis students presented their research to peers and the community.

President Michael S. Roth listens to Wei Dai ’11 explain his research on “Effect of Valency on the Dynamics and Thermodynamics of DNA-linked Nanoparticles Materials.” Dai’s advisor is Francis Starr, associate professor of physics. Wei has conducted extensive computer simulations to show nanoparticles can be linked together using DNA as 'bridges'. The resulting nanostructured materials have unusual properties that may be applicable to energy storage, drug delivery, optical materials and nanoscale devices. Dai also has published a peer-review journal article titled “Valency Dependence of Polymorphism and Polyamorphism in DNA-Functionalized Nanoparticles.” (Photo by Roslyn N. Carrier-Brault)

David Boznick, dean of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics, professor of biology, professor of neuroscience and behavior, congratulates the BA and MA honors thesis students on their achievements.

Students, Alumni Present Research at Biophysical Meeting in San Francisco

Several Wesleyan students presented their work at the Biophysical Society 54th Annual Meeting Feb. 20-24 in San Francisco, Calif. More than 6,000 scientists from academia, government and industry attended. Olga Buzovetsky '10, pictured, presented her poster titled "Binding and Bending Parameters of Integration Host Factor to Holliday Junction." Her advisor is Ishita Mukerji, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry.

Several Wesleyan students and recent alumni presented their work at the Biophysical Society 54th Annual Meeting Feb. 20-24 in San Francisco, Calif. More than 6,000 scientists from academia, government and industry attended. Olga Buzovetsky '10, pictured, presented her poster titled "Binding and Bending Parameters of Integration Host Factor to Holliday Junction." Her advisor is Ishita Mukerji, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry.

Graduate student Sanchaita Das presented her poster titled, "Mapping SecA-SecY Interaction using In Vivo Photo-Cross Linking." Das's advisor is Don Oliver, the Daniel Ayres Professor of Biology, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry.

Graduate student Sanchaita Das presented her poster titled, "Mapping SecA-SecY Interaction using In Vivo Photo-Cross Linking." Das's advisor is Don Oliver, the Daniel Ayres Professor of Biology, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry.

QAC Hosts Poster Session

I-Hui Chow '12 explains his research titled "Is adolescent smoking associated with lust and romantic commitment?" during the Quantitative Analysis Center's Poster Session Dec. 17 in Beckham Hall. More than 70 students presented posters at the event.  All students are enrolled in the course QAC 201, Applied Data Analysis.

I-Hui Chow '12 explains his research titled "Is adolescent smoking associated with lust and romantic commitment?" during the Quantitative Analysis Center's Poster Session Dec. 17 in Beckham Hall. More than 70 students presented posters at the event. All students are enrolled in the course QAC 201, Applied Data Analysis.

College of Social Studies major Chelsea Sprayregen '10 shared her poster titled "What is the relationship between education and attitudes toward homosexuality?"

College of Social Studies major Chelsea Sprayregen '10 shared her poster titled "What is the relationship between education and attitudes toward homosexuality?"

Biology graduate student Christian Skorik's project is titled "Parasitism in forest caterpillars: complex ecology in a tritrophic system." Skorik's advisor is Michael Singer, assistant professor of biology.

Biology graduate student Christian Skorik's project is titled "Parasitism in forest caterpillars: complex ecology in a tritrophic system." Skorik's advisor is Michael Singer, assistant professor of biology.

Child Behavior, Minority Reinforcement at Psychology Poster Session

Sarah Edelman ’09 explains her research to Scott Plous, professor of psychology, during the Department of Psychology Research Poster Presentation April 23 in Judd Hall. Edelman’s study, "The Relative Contributions of Physical Attractiveness and Prosocial Behavior in Preschool Friendship Choices" explores how children ages 3 and 4 chose friends in school and internalize gender schemas early on.

Sarah Edelman ’09 explains her research to Scott Plous, professor of psychology, during the Department of Psychology Research Poster Presentation April 23 in Judd Hall. Edelman’s study, "The Relative Contributions of Physical Attractiveness and Prosocial Behavior in Preschool Friendship Choices" explores how children ages 3 and 4 chose friends in school and internalize gender schemas early on.

Mothering Styles and Object Learning in Germany, Greece and Italy,”  Schug and her collaborators observed 77 mother-infant dyads in play for five minute periods, differentiating between independent or interdependent maternal style.

Post Doc Mariah Schug explains her research to Ruth Striegel-Moore, the Walter A. Crowell University Professor of the Social Sciences, professor and chair of psychology. In "Mother-Infant Interactions in a Cross-Cultural Sample: Mothering Styles and Object Learning in Germany, Greece and Italy,” Schug and her collaborators observed 77 mother-infant dyads in play for five minute periods, differentiating between independent or interdependent maternal style.

The Role of Hyphenation in Three-Word Expressions.” Her study explores how we process meaning from three word phrases like “last-minute shopping,” with and without hyphenation.

At right, Joe Bruno, professor of chemistry and vice president for academic affairs and provost, comments on Kacey Wochna's '10 research titled "Three-Word or Three Word: The Role of Hyphenation in Three-Word Expressions.” Her study explores how we process meaning from three word phrases like “last-minute shopping,” with and without hyphenation.

Arielle Tolman '10, pictured, and Juliana Neuspiel ‘09 researched "Differential Predictors of Everyday Skills and Satisfaction with Life in Patients with Schizophrenia.” The students worked with 49 stabilized outpatients with schizophrenia.

Arielle Tolman '10, pictured, and Juliana Neuspiel ‘09, researched "Differential Predictors of Everyday Skills and Satisfaction with Life in Patients with Schizophrenia.” The students worked with 49 stabilized outpatients who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia.

David Baranger '09 talks about his research titled "Does Learning Potential Predict Rehabilitation Outcome in Schizophrenia" to Barbara Juhasz, assistant professor of psychology.

David Baranger '10 talks about his research titled "Does Learning Potential Predict Rehabilitation Outcome in Schizophrenia" to Barbara Juhasz, assistant professor of psychology.

Similar Physical Appearance/Different Social Perception, Manipulation of Self-efficacy.” His study questions the effectiveness of Wesleyan tutoring programs in which minority students of high socioeconomic status tutor middle-school students with low socioeconomic status.

BA/MA student Jermain Lewis '09 presented his research on "Minority Reinforcement: Similar Physical Appearance/Different Social Perception, Manipulation of Self-efficacy.” His study questions the effectiveness of Wesleyan tutoring programs in which minority students of high socioeconomic status tutor middle-school students with low socioeconomic status.

Preschoolers’ Use of Testimony” which explores how preschool-age children learn to trust or distrust what others tell them. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)

Graduate student Keera Bhandari, talks to John Seamon, professor of psychology, professor of neuroscience and behavior, about her study “Acquiring Knowledge from Others: Preschoolers’ Use of Testimony” which explores how preschool-age children learn to trust or distrust what others tell them. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)