Past Wilson Scholars

Spring 2017 Wilson Research Scholars

Sean Cabaniss, Creating the Optimal Baseball Batting Lineup.
Faculty sponsor:  Dr. Christopher Bennett and Dr. Nicholas Koban

Curtis Cole, Zombic-Machines:  or, culture re-animated.
Faculty sponsor:  Dr. Michael Johnson

Laura Dickey, Beauty|Futility.
Faculty sponsor:  Professor Dawn Nye, M.F. A.

Courney Frost, Predicting medical anxiety and avoidance of the doctor:  The role of parents, doctors, and access to medical care.
Faculty sponsor:  Dr. Natasha Lekes

Rachel Goding, In the City of Spindles:  Urbanization and Protest in the Lowell Mills
Faculty sponsor:  Dr. Allison Hepler

Sumaya Hamdi, Field relationships, petrography and geochemistry of the eastern part of the Flagstaff Lake Complex, northern Maine.
Faculty sponsor:  Dr. David Gibson

Rayanna Howard, Perceptions of Individuals with Missing Teeth in the Justice System.
Faculty sponsor:  Dr. Karol Maybury

Haley Jaramillo, The Romance of Nature:  Maine’s National Monument.
Faculty sponsor:  Dr. Brad Dearden

Brittany Jones, Applied behavior analysis:  improving communication and peer interactions for young children with autism.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Allison Jackson

Katie LeBlanc, The Importance of Marginalized Voices in the Dominant Philosophical Discourse:  A Problematic.
Faculty sponsor:  Dr. Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan Petrey, Reconstructed Being.
Faculty sponsor:  Professor Dawn Nye, M.F. A.

Kaylee Pickering, Reconstructed BeingExamining Perceptions of Bisexuality:  Differing Interpretations of Male and Female Bisexuality.
Faculty sponsor:  Dr. Karol Maybury

Connor Wagner, Chizzle Whizzle:  The History of Minstrel Shows in Maine.
Faculty sponsor:  Dr. Michael Schoeppner

Corey Wallace, Apparatus Exfoliation:  A Perspective of Commodity Culture, with a Tendency toward Comedic Interpretation; Also Includes Sorro.
Faculty sponsor:  Professor Dawn Nye, M.F. A.

Fall 2016 Wilson Research Scholars

Ben Rodriguez, The Shadow of the American Freedom Train:  An Explicint and Implicit Image of American History
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Chistopher O’Brien

Jamie Austin, The Expandng Executive Branch:  Have the Anti-Federalists Fears Been Realized?
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Christopher O’Brien

Joseph Needle, The Vermont Eugenics Project:  Science and Prejudice in the Green Mountain State
Faculty Sponsor: Dr.Allison Hepler

Kristen Tarr, Exploring the Connection Between Interactive Technology and Nature play with Young Children
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Patti Bailie

Richard Southard, Literature and Magic:  An Adaptation Study
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Michael Johnson

Spring 2016 Wilson Research Scholars

Leanne Arsenault, Possession Attachment and Disposal Practices
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Lilyana Ortega

Thomas Callahan, The Bosun’s Whistle
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Christopher O’Brien

Curtis Cole, An Asymmetrical Criticism of Jean Rhys
Faculty Sponsor: Professor Lorna Hughes

Holden Cookson, Bioassay Soil Remediation of Herbicides
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Lucas Kellett

Luke Deems, Transmute/Transmutation
Faculty Sponsor: Professor Dawn Nye, M.F.A.

Laura Dickey, Mundane Tasks and Loss of Wonder
Faculty Sponsor: Professor Katrazyna Randall, M.F.A.

Nathaniel Duggan, Hybrid Poetry Chapbook
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Shana Youngdahl

Joshua Fletcher, Origin of garnets from Cape Cod Hill granite
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. David Gibson

Jill Gingras, Transitions
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Legler

Derek Guerrette and Dominic Martorano, Variability of Textbook Utility
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Lilyana Ortega

Tonner Hann, Shadows and Veils
Faculty Sponsor: Professor Dawn Nye, M.F.A.

Layne Nason, Usable Past: Examination of Urban Renewal
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Matthew McCourt

Faith Purdy, Effects of Bushtit vocalizations during nest building
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Sarah Sloan

Zachary Roberge, Making Organic Chemistry Fun
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Christopher Bennett

Katharine Schrader, Protest Group turned Human Rights Organization
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Allison Hepler

Fall 2015 Wilson Research Scholars

Tucker Atwood, Application of Game Theory to Baseball
Faculty Sponsors: Dr. Nicholas Koban ad Dr. Christopher Bennett

Tom Alexander, Investigating the Occurrence of Rare Earth Elements in Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks from Maine
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. David Gibson

Tim York, Social Determinants of Poverty and Development in Sub-Himalaya, Nepal
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Brad Dearden

Tim Stokes, The Dialectic of Don Quixote
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Dan Gunn

James Corcoran, Nation on the Water
Faculty Sponsor:   Professor Dawn Nye, M.F. A.

Dylan Moreau, The origin of staurolite pseudomorphs at the Cascades, Rangely, Maine:  where’s the “smoking gun?”
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. David Gibson

Spring 2015 Wilson Research Scholars

Austin Hayes, No Exit (An Exploration in Play Direction)
Faculty Sponsor: Professor Jayne Decker

Curtis Cole,  A Sordid History:  Heteronormative Discourse in Tess of the d’Urbervilles
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Christine Darrohn

Darrian Church, Creating a Pulishable Poetry Chapbook Manuscript with Thems of Mental Illness and Family
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Shana Youngdahl

Kellie Sanborn, Stop Killing the Mockingbird:  Using Student-Chosen Texts to Meet Common Core
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Clarissa Thompson

Kimberly Clark, Breaking Borders:  The Vision and Voices of Modern Bilingual Female Poets (Spanish-English)
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Marisela Funes

Philip Smith, Observers’ evaluations of on-line comments as a function of venue and level of anonymity of the poster
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Karol Maybury

Tyler Michaud, The Androgynous Text:  A Contemporary Gender-based Approach to Literary Theory
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Kristen Case

Donald Osthoff, Petrograph and geochemistry of Western Maine mafic dikes
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. David Gibson

Katelynn Orcutt, Sexting:  A Sign of Assertiveness or a Risky Behavior?
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Natasha Lekes

Shannon McCaffrey, Petrograph and geocheistry of Late Devonian plutons, central Maine
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. David Gibson

Fall 2014 Wilson Research Scholars

William Jennings, The Book of Bill:  A Briefe Chronicle of 58 Years Agone
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Gretcen Legler

Nicholas Lacasse, The Chromatic Polynomials of Signed Graphs
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Lori Koban

Nathaniel Libby, The Labor of Like:  A Marxian Analysis of Social Media
Faculty Sponsor: Professor Katrazyna Randall, M.F.A.

Kelsey O’Connor, Link between small springs and elevated conductivity in hillside streams
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Julia Daly

Sam Oppenheim, Cursed Be He Who Moves My Bones:  Distribances of Human Remains in Early Modern Britain
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Eric Brown

Alexander Stevens, Algorithmic Game Theory, Causal Inference and Diplomacy
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Nicholas Koban

Kiera Timme, Progression of Multiplication in K-12 Curricula
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Lori Koban

Spring 2014 Wilson Research Scholars

Cadyn Wilson, Hello, My Name Is …
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Kristen Case

Kara Chiasson, Conserving Books in the Digital Age
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Eric Brown

Carlee Knox, Is the Rome-Norridgewock Pluton a Composite, Zoned, or Multiple Intrusion?  Petrographic and Geochemical Evidence
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. David Gibson

Grace Kendall, TransCountry
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Nathaniel Minton

Alana Knapp, Fashioning Female Identity: The Role and Relevancy of the Costume in Art
Faculty Sponsor: Katrazyna Randall, F.M.A.

Amanda Barrows, Social Impact of Law 101 on Immigrant Rights in Quebec, Canada
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Bruce Clint

Curtis Cole, Postmodern Japanese Existentialism
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Erin Kappeler

Mallory Smith, Objects of Consumption
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Sarah Maline

Marianne O’Loughlin, In-Situ: On Improving Animal Mental Health in Zoos and Aquariums
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Mary Schwanke

Sean Igoe and Nicole Lejonhud, Digital Arts and Mixed Literary Hypermedia: Tanked
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Patricia O’Donnell

Sean Slattery, Petrographic and Geochemical Characterizations of the Mafic Dike Swarm, Grindstone Neck, Coastal Maine
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. David Gibson

Tobey Tozier, The Rejection of Gay and Transgender Individuals: An Investigation through Language, the Mundane, and the Dramatic in Film
Faculty Sponsor: Katrazyna Randall, M.F.A.

Fall 2013 Wilson Research Scholars

Cidney Mayes, Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey Online: Creating a Digital and Pedagogical Resource for Secondary Teachers and Students
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Misty Krueger

Georgia Qualey, When the Interstate Came to Town
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Allison Hepler

Joshua Richardson, The BNS Invariant of the Palindromic Automorphism Group of a Free Group
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Nic Koban

Sean Cabaniss, Baseball Pitching: From the Windup or from the Stretch?
Faculty Sponsors: Dr. Nic Koban and Dr. Lori Koban

John Buys, Contextualizing the Divorce Novel in America, 1880-1920
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Sabine Klein

Lauren Breton, The Controversial Line between Young Adult Literature and Literature and the Impact of That Line on Secondary Education
Faculty Sponsors: Dr. Sabine Klein and Dr. Clarissa Thompson

Nathan Sylvester, The Farm
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Nathaniel Minton

Ruby Rockwell, Connecting Watershed Characteristics to Lake Behavior: How Do Bedrock and Vegetation Influence the Stability of Subalpine Lakes?
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Julia Daly

Spring 2013 Wilson Research Scholars

Natasha Varney, Global Business Strategy: A Strategic Perspective Employing Comparative Analysis
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Waleck Dalpour

Alexandra Portela, A Fantastic Transformation
Faculty Sponsor: Dawn Nye, M.F.A.

Jonathan Knight, Inner Liberties
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Sarah Maline

Joe Knight, Finding Authenticity
Faculty Sponsor: Dawn Nye, M.F.A.

John Harlow, Research on the Contemporary Artistic Context of the Farm Security Administration
Faculty Sponsor: Katrazyna Randall, M.F.A.

Lindsey LaForge, Special Education Teachers’ Perceptions: The Use of iPad Applications and High-Tech Communication Devices
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Lance Neeper

Matt Towle, Responsibility in Subjectivity: Constructive Encounters with the Other
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Carolyn Culbertson

Silas Lunetta, Being Human
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Jonathan Cohen

Taylor Fitzgerald, Buddhism and the Development of an Eco-conscience
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. George Miller

Simone Thiry, Consequences of FOIL for Undergraduates
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Lori Koban

Laura Cowie and Max Eyes, reVista: A Look Into Life Abroad
Faculty Sponsors: Dr. Marisela Funes and Dr. Jeffrey Thomson

Fall 2012 Wilson Research Scholars

Chelsea Bartlett,  Lionheart: An Historical Novel.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Pat O’Donnell

Adam Black,  The Sigma Invariants of Groups with Finite Complete Rewriting Systems.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Nic Koban

Noelle Dubay,  Some Relation as Yet Unacknowledged: The Pragmatic Action of Henry James’ The Ambassadors.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Kristen Case

Catherine Farsaci,  Miasma, Microbes, and Medicine: Germ Theory and the Response to Infectious Disease.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Chris O’Brien

Kelsey Moore,  One White, One Red: Narratives of Girlhood.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Legler

Jamie Phillips,  Escritos de Argentina: Writings from Argentina.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Linda Britt

Spring 2012 Wilson Research Scholars

Christy Carle,  The Intimacy of Memory.
Faculty Sponsor: Katrazyna Randall, M.F.A.

Melaine Christensen,  Teaching with Assistive Technology in Middle Schools.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Loraine Spenciner

Morgan Cousins,  High Performance Liquid Chromatography Identification and Quantification of Common Antioxidants in Coffee.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. David Heroux

Natalie Dumont,  Influence of Leaf Litter Composition on Vernal Pool Water Quality in Western Maine.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Drew Barton

Brody Ford,  The Literacy Problem: An Ethnography of Why Schools Are Failing Boys.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Clarissa Thompson

Kiley Gendron,  Tablet Technology and Peer-Mediation in an Inclusive Preschool Classroom.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Loraine Spenciner

Alexa Kusmik,  Preliminary Assessment of Polychaete Assemblages for the Coral Reef National Monument, Hurricane Hole, Virgin Island National Park.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Nancy Prentiss

Kenneth Lamb,  Full-length Play to be Produced and Presented in the Alumni Theater.
Faculty Sponsor: Dawn Nye, M.F.A.

Libby Newhouse,  Amorousness and Violence: The Dualistic Nature of Knighthood in the Canterbury Tales.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Eric Brown

Nicole Phillips,  Complex Connections with Nature.
Faculty Sponsor: Katrazyna Randall, M.F.A.

Ben Radville, Art as Absurd as Life: The Generation of Terror.
Faculty Sponsor: Katrazyna Randall, M.F.A.

Katherine Steward,  The Pathos of the Powerless.
Faculty Sponsor: Katrazyna Randall, M.F.A.

Melanie Strout,  Learning form Life Lived Their Way: An Ethnographic Study of Impairment and Disability in Sydney, Australia.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Gaelyn Aguilar

Sara Tarbox,  Senior Art Exhibition 2012.
Faculty Sponsor: Katrazyna Randall, M.F.A.

Fall 2011 Wilson Research Scholars

Sara Adams,  Honors Thesis on Pond Dynamics and Water Chemistry.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Julia Daly

Jonathan Boynton,  How Did We Get Here?  Looking at Underdevelopment in the Moosehead Lake Region.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. John Messier

Grady Burns,  A Bitter-sweet Relationship: Examining the Influence of Big-cocoa on Nkrumah’s Ghana and Cold War America.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Chris O’Brien

Zachary Giroux,  Private Trade and Public Competition at Fort Orange: The Dutch West India Company’s Effort to Maintain Monopoly.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Walter Sargent

Jordan LeGrand,  The Generalized Euler Phi Function and Its Applications to Mathematical Music Theory.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Lori Koban

CeCelia Palow,  Does Brain Gym Enhance the Educational Process?
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Marilyn Shea

Ryan Verrill,  The Military Ration and Its Impact on 70 Years of American Warfighting History.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Walter Sargent

Megan Whitman,  The Petrography and Geochemistry of the Mixer Pond Pluton, South-Central Maine.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. David Gibson

 Spring 2011 Wilson Research Scholars

Matthew Allen, WikiLeaks and the First Amendment in the Digital Age.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Chris O’Brien

Dovey Balsam, The Effects of Combat Trauma on Religious Beliefs on US Military Service Members.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Kristina Wolff

Kristen Bisson, The Grand Exploration.
Faculty Sponsor: Dawn Nye, M.F.A.

Markeith Chavous, That Instant is Our Goal.
Faculty Sponsor: Katrazyna Randall, M.F.A.

Emma Deans, Exploring Environmental Imagination Through Creative Nonfiction Multimedia.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Legler

Sarah Gauvin, When Intent and Reality Clash: An Examination of Press Freedom and Civil Rights Legislation in Relation to National Development.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Kristina Wolff

Megan Ferland, The American Dream Machine: Implications and Effects of the American Dream.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Kristina Wolff

Thomas Ferland, Backcountry Ramblings and Mountain Top Solipsism.: A Solution to Epistemic Loneliness.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. George Miller

Kiley Gendron, Developing Peer Interactions Facilitated by the iPad.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Loraine Spenciner

Skylar Hopkins, How Do Resource and Echinostoma Trivolvis Miracidia Exposure Gradients Affect Mortality, Growth, Fecundity, and Per Capita Cercarial Output in Helisoma Trivolvis?
Faculty Sponsors: Dr. Ron Butler and Dr. Dan Buckley

Jack Karn, Maine Surgeons During the U.S. Civil War 1861-1865.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Chris O’Brien

Matthew Kuchinski, Fighting in Hell: The First Maine Heavy Artillery and the Battle of the Crater.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Walter Sargent

Jeffrey Lees, I Want My Country Back!: College Students’ Reactions to the Tea Party Movement.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Steven Quackenbush

Jordan LeGrand, The Generalized Euler Phi Function and its Applications to Mathematical Music Theory.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Lori Koban

Sean Raph, Detection and Quantification of Acetaminophen in Farmington’s Watersheds.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Mariella Passarelli

Cecelia Totten, Did Your Father Ever Talk About Germany?: Exploring Trauma, Devastation and the Dissonance Between Personal and Public Memory of the Holocaust.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Sabine Klein

Carolyn Young,  Milltown and the American Public.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Chris O’Brien

 Fall 2010 Wilson Research Scholars

Hayden Golden, Reactions, Resistance, and Engagement: Native American Responses to Imposed Economy.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Sabine Klein

Michelle Kew, If I Was a Young Man, I Would Belong to Twenty Clubs: The Wit of Penelope Lapham.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Sabine Klein

Ashley Simpson, The Beginnings of Film: The Spanish American War and Propaganda Through Motion Pictures.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Walter Sargent

Benjamin Villeneuve, The Research to Practice Gap: Disconnects Between Research and Professional Development for PK-12 Teachers.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Tiana Povenmire-Kirk

Heustis Whiteside, Hindsight Bias and Evaluations of Bullying Victims: An Analysis of Observers’ Reactions of Victims’ Characteristics.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Karol Maybury

Jacquelyn Murphy, Modeling Community Gardening: From Theory to Practice.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. John Messier

Drew McLaren, Joshua Chamberlain and the Maine Gubernatorial Election of 1879.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Chris O’Brien

John Leso, Effects of Hyperoxia on Muscle Fiber Composition in the Neonatal Rat Diaphragm.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Mary Schwanke

Garret LaForge: An Investigation of the Geometric Invariants of Free Products with Amalgamations.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Nic Koban

James McCollum, Critical Properties of a Family of Continuous, Non-differentiable Functions.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Dan Jackson

Spring 2010 Wilson Research Scholars

Chris Herlan, A New View on Ayatollah Khomeini.
Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Walter Sargent,

David Bersell, Inherit, Collect, Catalogue: My Childhood in Sports Cards.
Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Gretchen Legler

Davyd Collinson, Regional Economic Impact of the Atlantic and St. Lawrence Railroad.
Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Allison Hepler

Erin Blair, What My Mama Taught Me: The Sociological Study of College Etiquette.
Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Kristina B. Wolff

Ethan Wiley, A Rational Association: The Cold War in the Middle East 1967-1973.
Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Christopher S. O’Brien

Gwendolyn G. Perry, The Strong Armed Men: An Examination of the Humanity Lost and Found in the 1942 Bracero Agreement.
Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Christopher S. O’Brien

Jade Forester, Consumerism, Militarism, and the Media: An Analysis of Media Coverage of War and the Economy.
Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Scott Erb

Katie VanDerburgh, The Mozart Effect: Canceling the Ceiling Effect for High Achievers in the Classroom.
Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Alison Terry

Kelsey Lowe, Solve-it-Yourself Version of a Murder Mystery.
Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Jeffrey Thomson

Michael Thomas Webb, A Petrographic and Geochemical Investigation of the Rome – Norridgewock Pluton, West-central Maine.
Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. David Gibson

Renee Scott, Thirteen Seconds of Irreversible Damage: An Analysis of Acute Stress Reactions to the Kent State University Shootings.
Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Allison Hepler

Robert Sherman, Passing as ‘Other’ and ‘Straight Acting’ within Social Spaces: An Analysis of the Historical and Contemporary Approaches to Gendering Across Sexual Spheres.
Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Kristina Wolff

Samuel Niman, Dream of a Place Called Home: A Study of American Patriotism and Nationalism.
Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Kristina Wolff

Sean W. Chase, Music and Advertising: Music’s Effect on Consumer Behavior.
Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Alison Terry

Travis Cyr, Self-Deception, Depression, and Happiness: Does Lying to Yourself Make you happier?
Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Alison Terry

Fall 2009 Wilson Research Scholars

Daniel Allen, Sigma Invariants of Lamplighter Groups.
Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Nicholas A. Koban

Jamie Beaulieu, Fractal Analysis of a Glaciated Landscape.
Faculty Sponsors:  Dr. Doug Reusch, Dr. Daniel Jackson

Nancy Boucher, The Evolution of Thought and the Role of ‘Genius’ – An Analysis of Einstein via Hegel, Marx and Sartre.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Frank Underkuffler

Lee Cart, Maine Summers, Mexican Winters: A Childhood Revisited.
Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Gretchen Legler

Megan Devine, Study of Lichens using ICP-OES.
Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. David S. Heroux

Lori Green, Jacob Cochran and the Cochranites of Saco Valley.
Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Christopher O’Brien

Skylar Hopkins, Conodont Biostratigraphy of Farmington Limestones.
Faculty Sponsors:  Dr. Doug Reusch, Dr. Mariella Passarelli, Dr. Dan Buckley

Sebastian Jackson, The Black Athena Controversy: Residual Racism in American Academia?
Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Daniel Becker

Tyler Kirk, Unquiet Demons: Stalin’s Legacy in Modern Russia.
Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Louis Sell

Casey Paige, Inventing the “Savior of France”: Constructions of Charles De Gaulle in French Memoirs of the Algerian War.
Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Daniel Becker

Abigail Parker, Footing the Bill to Make the Grade:  Students’ Academic Ethic and Motivations for Academic Achievement in Relation to Who Pays for Their Tuition.
Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Alison Terry

Nancy Varin, Right to Privacy vs. Access to Information: The Implementation of the Freedom of Information Act.
Faculty Sponsor:  Dr. Linda Beck

Spring 2009 Wilson Research Scholars

Emily Baer, Art as Activism: Historical Context and Contemporary Relevancy .
Faculty Sponsor: Katrazyna Randall, M.F.A.

Addie Harris, DNA Sequencing as a Method for Larval Identification in Odonates.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Jean Doty

Andrew Thompson, Missa Ukulele.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Phil Carlsen

Amy Blankenship, Couch surfing Across America: Fiction Built Upon Found Truths.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Pat O’Donnell

Gillian Laidlaw, The Lumberyard: An Ethnography of Northern Forest Lumber Workers.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Julianna Acheson

Mike Camacho, Excessive Rainfall Affect on Lake Transparency.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Dan Buckley

Sara Groves, Representations in French Cinema of the Algerian War.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Daniel Becker

Anthony Greenlaw, A petrographic and geochemical investigation of central Maine plutons – a single intrusive sheet or individual plutons.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. David Gibson

Carla Powers and Danielle Cerone, Student Based Photography Exploration and Reflection: Transitional Issues of the Upward Bound College Student.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Chad Duncan

Chris Stevens, DNA Sequencing as a Method for Larval Identification in Odonates.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Jean Doty

Ty Thurlow, Narratives of War
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Michael Johnson

Ian Putnam, Testing a new, non-destructive method of chemical analysis of lithic fragments: a case study using Mt. Kineo rhyolite and Munsungen chert.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. David Gibson

Oreva Olakpe, Post-war Conflict Resolution: Grassroots involvement in Liberia after the 1999-2003 Civil War.
Faculty Sponsors: Dr. Sylvie Charron, Dr. Linda Beck

Christian Tuttle, Allegories of Ivory in La Chanson de Roland.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Eric Brown

Derek Gilbert, Open Source Software in Radio Broadcasting.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Gail Lange

Adam Case, Designing and Analyzing New Algorithms and Heuristics to Solve the Coin-Moving Puzzle.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Chris Bennett

Ken Masloski, Grasshopper Diversity in Central Maine.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Ron Butler

Fall 2008 Wilson Research Scholars

John Case, Senior Recital and Compositions.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Philip Carlsen

Ben Engel, Effective heat sinks and thermal absorber materials and designs for a small greenhouse.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. David Heroux

Isaac Firth, Kennedy: The Forging of a Public Image.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Christopher O’Brien

Jamie Gagne, Tackling the Class issue in the Woman Suffrage Movement: The Working-Class Women of the National Woman’s Party.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Allison Hepler

Caroline Gallant, Temperature Variation in Western Maine Ponds .
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Julia Daly

Eric Munson, The Penobscot Expedition and the courts-martial of Lt. Colonel Paul Revere, and Commodore Dudley Saltonstall.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Walter Sargent

Stephanie Nobrega, An Undergraduates’ Knowledge of First Person Language.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Jewel Jones

Victoria Pearson, Antibiotic Resistance and Co-Evolution in E. coli.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Jean Doty

William Roy, What do College Students Really Want?   The Happiness-Wisdom Tension in Contemporary Conceptions of the “Good Life.”
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Steven Quackenbush

Samuel Valentine, Implementing Collaborative Online Work Environments in the Classroom.
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. John Messier

Spring 2008 Wilson Research Scholars

Nathaniel Burns, The World’s Best Surprise Bag.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Phil Carlsen

Jessica Dorr, Who is Reaping the Benefits of Fair Trade?
Faculty sponsor: Dr. John Messier

Meghan Dzyak, The New York Downtown Music Scene.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Steven Pane

Mary Ellms, Esther a Novella.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Patricia O’Donnell

Allison Giguere, Relationships Between Larval and Adult Damselfly Distribution, Abundance, and Diversity: Implications for Odonate Conservation.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Ron Butler

Janna Gilbert, Love, Faith, and Treating Drug Abuse: A Teen Challenge Case Study.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Kristina B. Wolff

Matthew Humer, Answering Why Canada Did Not Join in the Berlin Airlift.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Allison L. Hepler

Matthew Lariviere, The Blood Family?: Social Identity, Stigmatization and Community Among Adult Hemophiliacs in Maine.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Kristina Wolff

Melissa Lyons, Clique, Clique, Boom.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Kristina Wolff

Matthew Nichols, The Importance of Authentic Communication in Establishing Pure Understanding.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. George Miller

Abby Pettitt, Drinking Water Safety in Kaoma, Zambia.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. David S. Heroux

Holly Castle, Temple Stream Acidification Analysis.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Doug Reusch

Samuel Valentine, Cross Cultural Examination of Western Civilization Compared to Sino Culture with Respect to Historical Mathematical Origins and Applications.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Nicolas A Koban

Aline Potvin, Distribution, Status, and Habitat Associations of a Globally Rare Damselfly at the Northern Extreme of its Range in Maine.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Ron Butler

Jacques Rancourt, Men and Mountains.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Thomson

Randall Rothert, The Poetics of Birds in the Poetry John Clare.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Misty Beck

Vincent M. Rubino, Economic Factors of Student Health at UMF.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Wendy Harper

Nicole Schoppee, Tattoo: Self Expression on the Surface.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Kristina B. Wolff

Trevor Spangle, North to South: A Survey of Oregon’s Coastline.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Legler

Christopher Stevens, Relationships Between Larval and Adult Damselfly Distribution, Abundance, and Diversity: Implications for Odonate Conservation Biology Student.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Ron Butler

D. Jamez Terry, Faint Notes of the Ideal: The Unitarian Church in the Great Depression.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Christopher S. O’Brien

Fall 2007 Wilson Research Scholars

Josh Case, Composition for Small Ensemble.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Philip Carlsen

Meg Reid, I Just Write the Songs: Choosing a Future, Finding Myself.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Pat O’Donnell

Brian London, Predicting UMF Persistence.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Marilyn Shea,

Christopher Pillsbury, Relationships Between Larval and Adult Damselfly Distribution, Abundance, and Diversity: Implications for Odonate Conservation Biology.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Ron Butler

Laura Lalemand, Pitch Pine Ridgetops in the Basin Preserve, Phippsburg, Maine: Origin and Dynamics of a Rare Community Type.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Drew Barton

Tara Gagnon, Drowned Towns of Maine.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Pat O’Donnell

Adam Case, Hunter Basselet, Searching for Examples of Maximal Chaos.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Daniel Jackson

Spring 2007 Wilson Research Scholars

Kristen Beale, Antibiotic Resistance Studies of the Bacterium E. coli: Nutrient, Time, and Temperature Determination for Successful Media.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Jean Doty

Mallory Cyr, Life is Short (So am I) an Autobiographical Memoir:  A Story of Hope and Success for Youth and Families Dealing with Medical Challenges.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Pat O’Donnell

Meghan Dzyak, The New York Downtown Music Scene.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Steven Pane

Evan Fowles, Teaching a Robot How To Learn.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Gail Lange

Dustin Gage, Quadratic Rational Map Imaging:  Fractal Generator.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Dan Jackson

Lennie Goff II, Explorations in Visual Word Recognition.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Marilyn Shea

Chelsea Goulart, Culture in the Classroom.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Thomson

Ei Ei Hlaing, A Comparison of Asian and American Diets with the Impact of Each on Obesity and Osteoporosis in Each Culture.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Margaret Farmer

Michael Hughes, Chasing One’s Tail: A Critical Response to Bernard Gert’s Morality: Its Nature and Justification.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Jonathan Cohen

David Kell, Data Collection and Analysis Showing the Health or Pathology of Veal Hearts with an Attempt to Distinguish Pathological Changes from Normal Development.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Richard Robinson

Aline Potvin; Kimberly Trimpop, Habitat Associations of a Globally Rare Dameselfly at the Northern Extreme of its Range in Maine.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Ron Butler

Ezra Pryor, Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity of Nanoscale MgO and VxOy/MgO from a Variety of Precursors: Effect of Synthesis Parameters.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. David Heroux

Deborah Scamman, The Need for Special Education Teachers Who Are Also Highly Qualified To Teach Foreign Language.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Christine Darrohn

Carlyle Smart, The relative contributions of male and female Bushtits (Psaltriparus minimus) to     nest-building in the Chiricahua mountains of southeastern Arizona.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Sarah Sloane

Jessica Stuart, The Communicative Process of Art: How Meaning is Produced and Consumed.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Kristina Wolff

Sarah Tucker; Shawnna Newton, Patronizing the Elderly:  The Effect of Condescending Speech on College Students’ Attitudes toward a Nursing Home Resident.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Steven Quackenbush

Abby West, Antibiotic Resistance Studies of the Bacterium E. coli: Obtaining a Successful DNA Sequence.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Jean Doty

Joanna Wilbur, Sustainable Agricultural Development in the Philippines.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. David Correia

Jamie Young, Antibiotic Resistance Studies of the Bacterium E. coli: Antibiotic Dosage Determination.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Jean Doty

 

Fall 2006 Wilson Research Scholars

Elizabeth Connelly, Health Issues in Uganda.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Scott Erb

Meghan Dzyak, An introduction to Rhys Chatham: The intersection between classical and rock in the second wave of the New York downtown music scene.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Steven Pane

Dustin Gage, Complex Dynamics: Fractal Generation.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Daniel Jackson

Danielle LeBlanc, Poetry across Borders
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Thomson

Aline Potvin, Hannah Robbins, Kimberly Trimpop, Distribution, Status, and Scale-related Habitat Associations of a Globally Rare Dameselfly in Maine.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Ron Butler

Nathaniel Rawson, Dostoevsky and Masochism.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Paul Outka

Sean Siebert, What do rehab grads do? A student’s perspective on the national scope of practice study.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Karen Barrett

Jessica Stuart, Kinetic Sculptures that Explore the Relationships Between Sociology, Anthropology, and Art.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Michael McFalls