1999

Lucas Adams ’00 helped develop a zebrafish assay for screening environmental contaminants for estrogenic properties (Hughes Student-Faculty Research Grant, R. Sommer, biology).

Krista Anderson ’01 studied the origins of magnetic suites associated with plumes and continental rifts, at the Mineral Physics Institute at State University of New York at Stony Brook (Hoffman-Mellon Grant, D. Lindley, research advisor).

Jessica Baker ’00 studied environmental and climatic reconstruction from a unique laminated lake basin in Fayette, west central Maine (Hughes Individual Student Research Grant, M. Retelle, geology).

Karen Bilodeau ’00 conducted a qualitative analysis of parenting styles in the development of gender and family roles (Summer Research Apprenticeship, E. Kane, sociology).

Anatoliy Bizhko ’99 examined the impact of foreign aid on non-governmental organizations’ policy-making in Russia and Ukraine (Summer Research Apprenticeship, J. Richter, political science)

Frederick Brown ’00 conducted geologic mapping of the Presidential Range in New Hampshire (USGS grant, J. Eusden, geology).

Paul Calner ’00 helped develop a zebrafish assay for screening environmental contaminants for estrogenic properties (Hughes Student-Faculty Research Grant, R. Sommer, biology).

Joella Canales ’00 studied how race, economics, and social stereotypes impact the care of HIV-positive women, at the Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Center in San Francisco, CA (Hoffman-Mellon Grant, R. Herzig, women’s studies).

Sarah Cannon ’00 conducted geologic mapping of the Presidential Range in New Hampshire (USGS grant, J. Eusden, geology).

Zoia Cisneros ’01 studied and performed traditional dance with a professional dance company in Gambia, West Africa (Phillips Fellowship).

Abigail Cohan ’00 conducted geologic mapping of the Presidential Range in New Hampshire (Summer Research Apprenticeship, J. Eusden, geology).

Amanda Colby ’00 studied osmotic regulation of rpoS nRNA structure and translational initiation (Merck Fellowship, P. Schlax, chemistry).

John Connolly ’00 studied the possible correlation between pollutant levels and expression of genes responsible for biosurfacant production in the microbial community of the Chesapeake Bay, at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute’s Center for Marine Biotechnology (Hoffman-Mellon grant, W. Jones, research advisor).

Michael Danahy ’00 undertook mechanistic studies of two biologically inspired inorganic catalysts (Hughes Student-Faculty research Grant, R. Austin, chemistry).

Carly Dell’Ova ’00 studied neural control of behavior in the pond snail, Helisoma trivolvus(Hughes Student-Faculty Research Grant, N. Kleckner, biology and neuroscience).

Laura DiLorenzo ’00 examined the modification of chiral NMR resolving agents with lanthanide-encapsulating ligands (NSF grant, T. Wenzel, chemistry).

Chelsea Dodgen ’00, working with the El Paso County (CO) Health Department, studied AIDS and HIV in the Latino community of southern Colorado by reconstructing patients’ social, sexual, and drug networks (Hoffman-Mellon Grant, J. Potterat, research advisor).

Juan Echazarreta ’00 collected and recorded the life stores of Latina/o egg farm workers in Turner, Maine (Summer Research Apprenticeship, C. Taylor, English).

Andrew Gardner ’00 traveled through the Midwest and the western United States to meet with leading environmentalist fiction writers, nonfiction writers, grass-roots activists, artists, and singer-songwriters (Otis Fellowship).

Elizabeth Grubin ’01 assisted in the filming of a documentary on western doctors and nurses establishing vaccination centers in eastern Nepal (Phillips Fellowship).

Kate Hagstrom ’01 undertook mechanistic studies of two biologically inspired inorganic catalysts (Hughes Student-Faculty Research Grant, R. Austin, chemistry).

Katherine Heggeman ’00 examined the causes of groundwater arsenic contamination in the mining district of Zimapan, Mexico (NSF-REU grant, L. Ongley, geology).

Sean Hurley ’01, working at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, studied the relationship of the Massachusetts tax system and the commonwealth’s declining manufacturing base (Hoffman-Mellon Grant, R. Madden, research advisor).

Jacob Kasper ’00 studied the population dynamics of a variety of whelks in relation to wave exposure and predation on the coast of Maine (Hoffman-Mellon Grant, W. Ambrose, biology).

Else Kyyro ’01 examined division and cohesiveness in Chinese society as observed through recent developments in China’s non-state sector (Hoffman-Mellon grant, M. Maurer-Fazio, economics).

Jessica Lane ’99 examined multiple interpretations of cultural events in twentieth-century Asian American dance-drama (Hoffman-Mellon Grant, L. Shankar, English).

Kathryn Lang ’00 examined sex hormones and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) function in rats (Hughes Student-Faculty Research Grant, C. McCormick, psychology and neuroscience).

Anne Lockard ’01 conducted a literature survey of diaries, letters and memoirs of female concentration camp prisoners, as part of a study of gender and Holocaust voices (Summer Research Apprenticeship, E. Tobin, history).

Lucy Lu ’01 conducted research on prostate cancer vaccines at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City (Hoffman-Mellon grant, S. Slovin, research advisor).

Christopher Lyon ’01 began initial tracking of the environmental consequences of a major salt marsh restoration project at the Sprague River Marsh, Phippsburg, Maine (Hughes Student-Faculty Research Grant, C. Bohlen, environmental studies).

M. Sameer Raj Maskey ’02 studied computer speech synthesis by examining rule-based letter-to-phoneme conversion, at Auburn University’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering (Hoffman-Mellon Grant, Rawlings Grant, Sigety Grant; R. Hubscher, research advisor).

Meta Mason ’01 conducted studies of lanthanide luminescence detection of nalidixic acid derivatives (Hoffman-Mellon Grant, T. Wenzel, chemistry).

Rachel Matthews ’01 studied the function of polyamines in growth, sporulation, and starvation responses at the University of Arizona Cancer Center (Hughes Individual Student Research Grant, G. Gerner, research advisor).

Ethan Miller ’00 conducted an ethnobotanical study of the cultural significance of plant life to the Leni Lanape, the Amish, and the Pennsylvania Germans of the Delaware River watershed (Otis Fellowship).

Nicholas Miller ’00 examined sex hormones and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) function in rats (Hughes Student-Faculty Research Grant, C. McCormick, psychology and neuroscience).

Michael Mroz ’00 studied osmotic regulation of rpoS nRNA structure and translational initiation (Hughes Student-Faculty Research Grant, P. Schlax, chemistry).

Christian Nauvel ’01 went to Cornwall, United Kingdom, to investigate the track of the last total solar eclipse of the millennium using radio signals across Europe (Special President’s Grant, E. Wollman, physics).

Mindy Newman ’01 developed a web site for teaching Latin (CBB/Mellon Teaching and Technology Grant, M. Imber, classics and classical and medieval studies).

David Omom ’01 examined empirical linkages between political realm behavior and financial markets, working at the South African Stock Exchange in Johannesburg, South Africa (Phillips Fellowship).

Anders Pearson ’00 developed and studied artificial life simulations of simple plant ecosystems, using mathematical and computer modeling (Hoffman-Mellon Grant, Rawlings Grant; P. Johann, mathematics).

Amanda Petteruti ’00 studied economic bias in the juvenile justice system, at the Center for Juvenile and Criminal Justice of the Justice Policy Institute (Hoffman-Mellon Grant, J. Ziedenberg, research advisor).

Kevin Purviance ’00 studied the punitive gene cluster that encodes for proteins associated with the oral bacteria Actinbacillus actinomycetemcomitan at the SUNY/University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (Hughes Dental Scholars Program, F. Scannapieco, research advisor).

Stephen Rees ’01 conducted oral history interviews with Vietnam veterans as part of the Maine Vietnam Veterans Oral History project (Hoffman-Mellon Grant, C. Beam, history).

Sarah Roberts ’00 conducted paleoclimate studies by examining annually laminated sediments from glacial lakes on Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada (Hoffman-Mellon Grant, NSF Grant; M. Retelle, geology).

Nicole Ryan ’01 studied calixarenes and resocarenes as chiral NMR shift reagents (Merck Fellowship, T. Wenzel, chemistry).

Matthew Schlobohm ’00 conducted research on toxins issues in Maine and on grass-roots community organizing under the direction of the Maine Peoples Alliance (Hoffman-Mellon Grant, S. Taylor, research advisor).

Nadezhda Serebryakova ’00 examined the causes of the financial crisis in Russia and its impact on the Russian economy (Stangle Grant, D. Aschauer, economics).

Benjamin Shaw ’00, through internships at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, ME, the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., and the Office of the Governor in Augusta, ME, studied the potential for biotechology development in Maine, and co-authored a bill to provide support for biotechnology with some of the state’s tobacco settlement funds (the bill passed the Maine legislature in May 2000) (Hoffman-Mellon Grant).

John Springer ’00 conducted oral history interviews with Vietnam veterans as part of the Maine Vietnam Veterans Oral History project (Hoffman-Mellon Grant, C. Beam, history).

Sarah Teillon ’00 examined sex hormones and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) function in rats (Hughes Student-Faculty Research Grant, C. McCormick, psychology and neuroscience).

Sarah Terwilliger ’00 began initial tracking of the environmental consequences of a major salt marsh restoration project at the Sprague River Marsh, Phippsburg, Maine (Hughes Student-Faculty Research Grant, C. Bohlen, environmental studies).

Adam Thompson ’00 assisted with the research and selection of texts for the second volume ofLift Every Voice: African American Oratory, 1900-1954 (to be published by the University of Alabama Press) (Hoffman-Mellon Grant, C. Nero, rhetoric and African American studies).

Jolene Thurston ’00 studied lanthanide-crown ether complexes as chiral NMR resolving agents (NSF grant, T. Wenzel, chemistry).

Milko Todorov ’01 studied the relation of treasury bonds, interest rate determination, and loan/investment policies in Bulgaria (Hoffman-Mellon Grant, T. Tenev, research advisor).

Benjamin Trafton ’00 conducted paleoclimate studies by examining annually laminated sediments from glacial lakes on Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada (Hoffman-Mellon Grant, NSF Grant; M. Retelle, geology).

Cody Weber ’00 undertook a service-learning internship and conducted research on AIDS education and HIV/AIDS support infrastructure in Russia (Phillips Fellowship).

Andrew Wheeler ’01 conducted a population study of Iris versicolor (Hughes Individual Student Research Grant, R. Thomas, biology).

Bradley Wilson ’01 examined shade-grown coffee production, deforestation, and the effects of Hurricane Mitch in the Province of Matagalpa, Nicaragua (Otis Fellowship).

Jennifer Winslow ’00 studied string quartets and other works of the Spanish composer, Juan Cristomo Arriaga (Hoffman-Mellon Grant, J. Parakilas, music).

Ewan Wolff ’01, working at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, examined ancient forest succession through pollen analysis in the Two Creeks Formation (Hughes Individual Student research Grant, L. Maher, research advisor).

Trevor Woodard ’01 assessed Philodendron selloum and Solanum esculentum (var. Supersonic) as potential phytomediators of cobalt (Merck Fellowship, R. Thomas, biology).

Christine Han Mi Yang ’00 studied the role of telomere shortening in the development of myelodysplasia in multiple myeloma patients at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City (Hoffman-Mellon Grant, Scher Fellowship; M. Moore, research advisor).