2012 Capstones


490 Posters 2012

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1st Image: April 2nd speakers, left to right: Gail Fitchett, Erin Chase, Loren West, Derek Hennen, Whitney Putillion, Chase Oberfield


2nd Image: April 3rd speakers, left to right: Cherokee Rogers, Reba Leonard, Leslie Jaynes, Taylor Vaughan, Amber Vance.

Not pictured: Casey Smith

3rd Image: April 4th speakers, left to right: Amanda Ellsworth, Monica Dimick, Christine Widgren, Hazel Brogdon



Biology Capstone Presentations


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Monday, April 2nd, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Erin Chase: Species Identification of White Fish (490)

Whitney Putillion: The Efficacy of Various Treatments for Stiff-Person Syndrome (480)

Gail Fitchett: The Effects of Musical Stimulation on Neural Structure and Function (480)

Loren West: The Link between Hormonal Contraceptives and Breast Cancer (490/480)

Derek Hennen: Ecology of Assassin Bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) at the Barbara A. Beiser Field Station (490)

Chase Oberfield: Anthropogenic Factors and Their Effect on Invertebrate Diversity (490)


Tuesday, April 3rd, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Leslie Jaynes: The Effect of Resource Distribution and the Presence of a Predator on Habitat Selection by Danio rerio (490)

Amber Vance: Investigating the Effects of Imidacloprid on Chicken Embryos (490)

Casey Smith: A Comparison of Menopause Among Primates (480)

Taylor Vaughn: The Neurobiological Etiology of Antisocial Personality Disorder (480)

Reba Leonard: Treatment of Graves' Disease with Combination Therapy: A Chart Review (490)

Cherokee Rogers: Neonatal Outcome of IVF vs. Spontaneous Conception (480)


Wednesday, April 4th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Christine Widgren: Immunofluorescent Staining of B16-F10 Mouse Melanoma Cells (490)

Monica Dimick: The Effects of Pyocyanin on Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm (490)

Hazel Brogdon: The Effects of Mainstream Cigarette Smoke Condensate on B16 Mouse Melanoma Actin Cytoskeleton (490)

Amanda Ellsworth: Salmon: Fishin' for a mission (480)

Click here for a slideshow of the speakers, the 490 students and their capstone posters,

and the 2012 Marietta College All-Scholars' Day afternoon poster session.

480 projects are investigations into a question using the scientific literature.  490 projects involve hands-on research of a question in the lab or the field. On April 13th, the 480 students submitted papers outlining their research while the 490 students presented posters of their work at the Marietta College All Scholars' Day.