The 2009 NE undergraduate and graduate student Sigma Xi poster conference took place on Saturday, April 18th, 2009, at SUNY-Oswego, Oswego, NY, on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario.

oswego pict

2009 Abstract book 

2009 winners:


A Long-Term Assessment of Vegetation Change in the Adirondack Alpine Zone

Sean Robinson

Department of Biological Sciences, SUNY Albany, Albany, NY


The temporal association between yawning and brief handling stress in budgerigars (Melopsittcus undulatus)

Michael L. Miller, Jessica A. Cusick, Darien M. Sutton, Andrea R. Vogel, Andrew C. Gallup & Anne B. Clark

Department of Biological Sciences, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 

The lineage of the Maya skeletons via mitochondrial DNA

Joshua Coons and Nancy Elwess

Biology Department, Plattsburgh State University, Plattsburgh, NY 

Cubic Polynomial fits to M31 RR Lyrae light curves

C. Morgan, S. Reyner, and S. Kanbur

Departments of Mathematics and Physics, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY

-arrival, set up, and breakfast snacks,  Sheldon Hall Ballroom,  9:15
to 10:15 AM;
-poster session, judging, and networking, Sheldon Hall Ballroom, 10:15 AM to 11:15 PM (Session 1) and 11:25 AM to 12:25 PM (Session 2);
-lunch and networking, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, Sheldon Lower Lobby
-lecture “The quantum identity crisis: Bose-Condensation and beyond” by Nicholas P. Bigelow, Lee A. DuBridge Professor of Physics and Chair Professor of Optics, Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Quantum Optics and Quantum Physics, University of Rochester, 1:30 to 2:30, and poster awards, 2:30 to 3:00 PM
-Sigma Xi members and officers, discussion of the NE regional Sigma Xi, meet the national Sigma Xi Executive Director, Dr. Jerry Baker, 3:00 PM.

About conferences in 2008 and 2007 (THANK YOU, Cornell Chapter!):

2008 Abstracts

 Lecture by Jason Hamilton of Ithaca College

Congratulations to our 2008 winners!

Graduate level:

Yawning and thermoregulation in budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulates)

Andrew C. Gallup, Michael L. Miller, and Anne B. Clark

Department of Biological Sciences, Binghamton University, State University of New York, Binghamton, New York

Abstract 29

Undergraduate level:

The Role of Bacterial Endonuclease V in Nitrous Acid Mutagenesis under Aerobic Growth Conditions

Jillian C. Koster, Suzanne M. Deschênes

Biology Department, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

abstract 77

Runners up (2)

Does an urban forest fragment provide quality foods for migrating songbirds?

Kristen McIntire, Michelle Mortali, and Barbara J. Pierce

Biology Department, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

abstract 33

Analyzing of aDNA From Maya Skeletal Remains Using Mitochondrial Control Region

Elizabeth Lavoie, Nancy Elwess, and Sandra Latourelle

SUNY Plattsburgh

abstract 9

The Book of Abstracts (2007)

Congratulations to our 2007 winners!

Graduate level

An Ran based screen for genes involved in the development of the carbuncular mycorrhizal symbiosis

Janelle Jung, Jeon Hong, Steve Gantt, Colby Starker, and Maria Harrison

Boyce Thompson Institute of Plant Research, Ithaca, NY

Undergraduate level

Characterization of Photoreceptors Cell Types in Myotis lucifugus

R. Clubwala, K. L. Kenyon, and J. Hureau

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva NY

TGF-ЮВ1-stimulated Transactivation of the EGF Receptor is Required for PAI-1 Expression

Christina Cervone, Stacie Kutz, Jennifer Freytag, and Paul Higgins

RussellSageCollege and Albany Medical College, Poughkeepsie, NY

A Case study of Early Childhood Bilingualism: A Multifaceted Development

Aeri Lee, Lu You, Christina Yi, Zofia Stankiewicz, and Sujin Yang

College of Human Ecology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

 Last Updated 9/12/09