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Overview of Divisional Programs.

OVERVIEW OF DIVISIONAL PROGRAMS

GENERAL SYMPOSIUM
Thursday, February 21
Location: Grand Ballroom

12:00p          TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF HYPERTENSION
                DURING PREECLAMPSIA
5:00p           THE DODGEN LECTURE: THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF VOCAL LEARNING

Friday, February 22
Location: Grand Ballroom
12:00p          PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT: FROM SCIENCE TO
                POLICY TO PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

AGRICULTURE AND PLANT SCIENCE
Thursday, February 21

Thursday Evening
LOCATION: Grand Ballroom
6:00            Dodgen Reception and Divisional Poster Sessions
                Please set up between 4:00p and 4:30p

1. CHELATE-INDUCED CHANGES IN METAL SOLUBILITY AFFECT THE
PHYTOEXTRACTION EFFICACY OF CADMIUM BY WHEAT (TRITICUM AESTIVUM L.)
2. UPTAKE OF VARIOUS SOIL METALS BY INDIAN MUSTARD PLANTS GROWN IN
CADMIUM CONTAMINATED SOIL
3. SENSORY EVALUATION OF LETTUCE FERTILIZED WITH UNCOMPOSTED HUMAN HAIR
4. BLOOD PHYSIOLOGY OF BLUE X CHANNEL HYBRID CATFISH AT THREE STOCKING
DENSITIES DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.
5. EFFECT OF VARIOUS CHELATING AGENTS ON THE CHEMICAL UPTAKE BY LEMON
GRASS
6. DEVELOPMENT OF BIOSENSORS FOR DETECTING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS
7. TOWARDS A GINKGO BACTERIAL ARTIFICIAL CHROMOSOME (BAC) LIBRARY
8. GROWTH RESPONSES, CADMIUM ACCUMULATION AND PHYTOCHELATIN LEVELS OF
WHEAT (Triticum aestivum L.) EXPOSED TO CADMIUM-CONTAMINATED SOILS
9. GROWTH AND HEAVY METAL ACCUMULATION OF PLANTS GROWN IN STERILE AND
NONSTER-ILE SOILS
10. DEGRADATION OF LIGNOCELLULOSE IN SOUTHERN PINE SAWDUST BY THE FUNGUS
TRICHODERMA REESEI
11. SUGAR PRODUCTION FROM THE DECOMPOSITION OF LIGNOCELLULOSIC MATERIALS
BY TRICHODERMA REESEI UNDER AEROBIC CONDITION
12. GROWTH RESPONSE OF WAUTERSIA METALLIDURANS TO HEAVY METAL AND
CHELATE AMENDMENTS IN NUTRIENT BROTH
13. INVESTIGATION ON HIGH EFFICIENT DEGRADATION OF DYESTUFF USING LIGNIN
PEROXIDASE PRODUCED BY PHANEROCHAETE CHRYSOSPORIUM
14. A COPPER SULFATE BASED PRODUCT AS AN ALTERNATIVE SANITIZER FOR FOOD
PROCESSORS AND RETAILERS

Friday, February 22

Friday Morning
LOCATION: Ash
8:15            COMBINED EFFECTS OF HEAVY METALS AND CHELATES ON SOIL
                MICROBIAL POPULATION AND PHOSPHATASE ACTIVITY
8:30            CAPRINE SERUM FRACTION IMMUNOMODULATORY EFFECTS ON
                LIVABILITY AND TISSUE CHARACTERISTICS IN COMMERCIAL
                TURKEYS INFECTED WITH PASTEURELLA MULTOCIDA
8:45            MUSCADINE JUICES AND SEED EXTRACTS INHIBIT THE GROWTH OF
                ENTEROBACTER SAKAZAKII
9:00            WATER MOVEMENT IN WARM-SEASON TURFGRASS SYSTEMS:
                OBSERVATIONS AT THE PLOT SCALE
9:15            ANTIMICROBIAL ACTION OF WATER-SOLUBLE MUSCADINE (VITIS
                ROTUNDIFOLIA) SEED EXTRACT ON E.COLI 0157:H7
9:30            RESPONSE OF FOLIAR FUNGICIDE APPLICATIONS TO WHEAT
                VARIETIES WHICH ARE RESISTANT, MODERATELY RESISTANT, AND
                VERY SUSCEPTIBLE TO LEAF RUST.
9:45            Break
10:00           ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFICACY OF CHELATE-ASSISTED
                PHYTOEXTRACTION ON BIOMASS, LEAD-TISSUE CONTENT, AND
                TRANSLOCATION INDEX OF SESBANIA EXALTATA AT THREE STAGES
                OF DEVELOPMENT
10:15           ULTRASONOGRAPHIC MONITORING OF LUTEAL AND FOLLICULAR
                DEVELOPMENT AFTER PGF2[alpha] IN COMBINATION WITH GnRH
                OR GnRH AND hCG
10:30           ANTIMICROBIAL EFFECTS OF FRESH AND PROCESSED BRONZE
                MUSCADINE (VITIS ROTUNDIFOLIA MICHX.) JUICE ON SELECTED
                HUMAN PATHOGENS
10:45           LESS-THAN-FULL FLOOD MANAGEMENT FOR MISSISSIPPI RICE
                PRODUCTION
11:00           COMPARISON OF ATTACHMENT STRENGTH OF LISTERIA
                MONOCYTOGENES AND ITS INTERNALIN NEGATIVE MUTANTS
11:15           QUALITY OF LETTUCE FERTILIZED WITH UNCOMPOSTED HUMAN
                HAIR
11:30           Divisional Business Meeting

CELLULAR, MOLECULAR AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Thursday, February 21

Thursday Morning
Location: Oak
9:00            Opening Remarks
9:10            ACTIVITY ASSAY OF A COTTON FIBER RING-TYPE UBIQUITIN
                LIGASE
9:30            IgD EXPRESSION IN CHANNEL CATFISH, ICTALURUS PUNCTATUS
9:50            PARTIALLY PURIFIED FRACTIONS OF LEAF EXTRACTS OF OCIMUM
                GRATISSIMUM EXHIBIT HIGHER ANTI-PROLIFERATION ACTIVITY
                IN PROSTATE ADENOCARCINOMA CELLS
10:10           BIOFILM FORMATION IS REGULATED BY MSA IN STAPHYLOCOCCUS
                AUREUS
10:30           Break
11:00           MSA EXPRESSION WITHIN THE STAPHYLOCCOCUS AUREUS BIOFILM
11:20           I1-1[beta]-MEDIATED UP-REGULATION OF CXCL12 WITHIN
                ASTROCYTES DURING EAE

Thursday Afternoon
Location: Oak
1:30            SULFUR METABOLISM IN THE DIMORPHIC FUNGUS HISTOPLASMA
                CAPSULATUM
1:50            DIFFERENTIAL EXPRESSION OF THE M46 GENE IN THE MOLD AND
                YEAST FORMS OF THE PATHOGENIC FUNGUS HISTOPLASMA
                CAPSULATUM
2:10            MAPPING CANDIDATE GENES INVOLVED IN TOMATO FRUIT CUTICLE
                BIOSYNTHESIS
2:30            ELUCIDATION OF THE TRANSMEMBRANE TOPOLOGY OF MSA IN
                STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS.

Thursday Evening
LOCATION: Grand Ballroom
6:00            Dodgen Reception and Divisional Poster Sessions
                Please set up between 4:00p and 4:30p

1. SIGNAL INDUCED CHANGES IN THE SUBCELLULAR LOCATIONS OF IRAK-1--
INTEGRATES LPS AND TNF R1 SIGNALING
2. UNIQUE REGULATION OF FE-SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE (FE-SOD) BY FERRIC
UPTAKE REGULATOR IN AZOTOBACTER VINELANDII.
3. CAMPTOTHECIN MODIFIES LIPOPOLYSACCHARIDE/PHORBOL-12-MYRISTATE-13-
ACETATE INDUCTION OF INTERLEUKIN-1 RECEPTOR ANTAGONIST IN HUMAN
FIBROBLASTS.
4. HETEROLOGOUS EXPRESSION OF HUMAN PHOSPHOLIPASE D IN BUDDING YEAST
5. THE ROLE OF DIA2 AND CDC20 IN UV-ACTIVATED REPAIR PATHWAYS
6. PRODUCTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES TO
ENDOTHELIAL MONOCYTE ACTIVATING POLYPEPTIDE II (EMAP II)
7. AFFINITY OF RAMELTEON FOR COMPETITION TO 2-[125I] IODOMELATONIN
BINDING TO THE SUPER HIGH AND HIGH AFFINITY STATES OF THE HMT1 AND HMT2
MELATONIN RECEPTORS EXPRESSED IN MAMMALIAN CELLS
8. MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR EFFECTS OF LEAD ON HUMAN EPITHELIAL CELLS
(HACAT)
9. EFFECTS IN SLEEP DEPRIVED RATS OF AN ANTIDEPRESSANT AND A SLEEP AID,
ALONE OR IN COMBINATION ON SLEEP PATTERNS
10. THE MOLECULAR MECHANISMS FOR THE EXPRESSION, SECRETION AND UNIPOLAR
TARGETING OF ICSA IN SHIGELLA FLEXNERI
11. THE MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR MECHANISMS OF MERCURY ON HUMAN JURKAT T-
CELLS
12. SERUM LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE [LDH] AND BILIRUBIN [DIRECT] AS
BIOMARKERS OF ARSENIC TRIOXIDE INDUCED HEPATOTOXICITY IN SPRAGUE-DAWLEY
RATS.
13. THE HYPERTHERMOPHILIC MICROBIOLOGICAL POPULATIONS OF SUBTERRANEAN
HYDROCARBON DEPOSITS
14. INHIBITION POTENCY OF ORGANOPHOSPHATES ON HUMAN CARBOXYLESTERASE 1
PROTEIN
15. SCREENING FOR SYNTHETIC LETHAL MUTANTS OF LEXA AND DINB DELETION
MUTATIONS IN ESCHERICHIA COLI.
16. THE AQUAPORIN GENE FAMILY: EXPRESSION IN NORMAL AND NEOPLASTIC
TISSUES
17. AUTOMATIC EXTRACTION OF INFLUENZA VIRUS PATHOGENICITY FROM
BIOMEDICAL LITERATURE
18. DOES THE GENETIC POLYMORPHISM INVOLVING A VARIABLE NUMBER OF TANDEM
REPEATS IN GLYCOPROTEIN IB DIRECTLY INFLUENCE PLATELET ACTIVATION BY VON
WILLEBRAND FACTOR?
19. CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR TARGETS OF MERCURY TOXICITY IN HUMAN RENAL
PROXIMAL (HK-2) CELLS
20. DUCTAL CARCINOMA CELL GROWTH IS VITIATED BY VERNONIA AMYGDALINA
EXTRACTS

Friday, February 22

Friday Morning
Location: Oak
9:00            IDENTIFYING MAMMALIAN PICOT (PROTEIN INTERACTING COUSIN
                OF THIOREDOXIN) INTERACTING PROTEINS
9:20            THE ROLES OF CDC20 AND RAD4 IN DOUBLE STRAND BREAK
                REPAIR
9:40            A CLPP MEDIATED REGULATORY NETWORK IN STAPHYLOCOCCUS
                AUREUS REVEALED BY SAMMD
10:00           FAST IDENTIFICATION OF CLUSTERED REGULARLY INTERSPACED
                PALINDROMIC REPEATS
10:20           THE ROLE OF THE SSA1 GENE IN THE SPONTANEOUS FORMATION
                OF THE [URE3] PRION OF SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE
10:40           SPONTANEOUS FORMATION OF THE [URE3] PRION IN
                SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE IS NOT A STRICTLY RANDOM
                PROCESS
11:00           Closing remarks, divisional meeting, and awards for
                poster and platform presentations.

CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Thursday, February 21

Thursday Morning
LOCATION: Mahogany
9:00            ECL QUENCHING BEHAVIOR OF RU(BPY)32+/TPRA SYSTEM BY CL-
                AT AU ELECTRODE: DIRECT EVIDENCE OBTAINED FROM EQCM
9:15            DETECTION OF CHEMICAL NERVE AGENT SIMULANTS: PROGRESS
                TOWARDS QCM SENSORS
9:30            APPROACHES TO THE SYNTHESIS OF A TITANANTHRACENE
9:45            VEGETABLE OIL MACROMONOMER-BASED LATEXES AND WATERBORNE
                INDUSTRIAL COATINGS
10:00           FRONTAL POLYMERIZATION WITH ENCAPSULATED INITIATORS
                PREPARED BY SEVERAL METHODS
10:15           Break
10:30           MASS SPECTROMETRY BASED ASSAY FOR THE ENZYMATIC
                HYDROLYSIS OF PSEUDO-PROCHIRAL MALONATE DIESTERS
10:45           PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF TRIS(2,2'-BIPYRIDYL)
                RUTHENIUM(II)-LOADED MICROCAPSULES AS ELECTROGENERATED
                CHEMILUMINESCENT LABLES FOR BIOMOLECULES DETECTION
                Tommie L. Pittman* and Wujian Miao, University of
                Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406
11:00           FRONT TEMPERATURE AND FRONT VELOCITY AS A FUNCTION OF
                BENZOYL PEROXIDE CONCENTRATION, TRITHIOL CONCENTRATION
                AND FILLER LOADING IN THE FRONTAL POLYMERIZATION OF A
                TRIACRYLATE
11:15           EXO-AND ENANTIOSELECTIVE DIELS ALDER REACTIONS:
                PYRAZOLIDINONE AUXILIARIES ARE ABLE TO OVERRIDE
                SECONDARY ORBITAL INTERACTIONS
11:30           DETECTION OF PEROXIDE-BASED EXPLOSIVES USING
                ELECTROGENERATED CHEMILUMINISCENCE

Thursday Afternoon
LOCATION: Mahogany
1:15            MODIFIED FOX EQUATION TO PREDICT GLASS TRANSITION
                TEMPERATURES OF VEGETABLE OIL MACROMONOMER LATEXES
1:30            NAPHTHALIMIDE LINKED ONIUM SALTS AS POTENTIAL
                PHOTOACTIVATABLE DNA-CLEAVING REAGENTS
1:45            PREPARATION OF HOMOCHIRALLY SIMILAR ISOLEUCINE ANALOGUES
                THROUGH A COMMON SYNTHETIC INTERMEDIATE
2:00            STUDY IN THE REACTION OF CYANAMIDE WITH 1,3-
                DIAMINOPROPANE: FORMATION OF MELAMINE AND TETRAHYDRO-2-
                PYRIMIDINONE
2:15            Break
2:30            STUDY OF CHEMICAL COMPOSITIONS OF AN AFRICAN EDIBLE
                PLANT VERNONIA AMYGDALINA (VA)
2:45            PEPTIDOMIMETICS : SYNTHESIS AND INCORPORATION OF
                UNNATURAL CYSTEINE ANALOGUES INTO BIOACTIVE PEPTIDE
3:00            CONVECTION INDUCED BY GRADIENTS IN EFFECTIVE INTERFACIAL
                TENSION
3:15            Business Meeting and Awards

Thursday Evening
LOCATION: Grand Ballroom
6:00            Dodgen Reception and Divisional Poster Sessions
                Please set up between 4:00p and 4:30p

1. MONO AND BINUCLEAR COPPER COMPLEXES OF SALICYLIDENE SCHIFF BASES:
SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF MESOGENIC PROPERTIES
2. DEOXYGUANOSINE ADDUCT FORMATION OF 2-HYDROXY-1,4-DIOXANE
3. SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SOME FLUORINE-CONTAINING COMPLEXES
OF RUTHENIUM(II): USE OF 19F NMR IN STUDYING DNA INTERACTIONS
4. SYNTHESES AND CHARACTERIZATIONS OF SOME TRANSITION METAL COMPLEXES
CONTAINING ANALOGUES OF 2,6- PYRIDINEDICARBOXYLIC ACID
5. STABILITY OF CATFISH ANTIOXIDANT CONTAINING BIODIESEL UNDER
ACCELERATED STORAGE CONDITIONS
6. ANALYSIS OF REFRACTIVE INDEX OF TEMPERED AND NON-TEMPERED FLOAT GLASS
7. PREPARATION OF ACTIVATED 4-CYANODITHIO PENTANOIC ACID (CTP) AND RAFT
POLYMERIZATION OF FREE AMINE CONTAINING POLYMERS
8. ACETYLCHOLINESTERASE INHIBITORS IN HERBS AND SPICES
9. GELATIN SUSPENDED CARBON NANOTUBE ALIGNMENT AND DIFFERENTIATION
UTILIZING IODIXANOL
10. THEORETICAL STUDY OF THE ADSORPTION OF ORGANOPHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS ON
METAL OXIDE SURFACES
11. CATALYTIC GASOLINE SYNTHESIS: UPGRADING OF SYNTHESIS GAS INTO
GASOLINE RANGE HYDROCARBONS OVER ION EXCHANGED BIFUNCTIONAL CATALYST.
12. ENANTIOSELECTIVE SYNTHESIS OF HETEROCYCLES USING THE DECARBOXYLATIVE
PHOTOCYCLIZATION
13. ONIUM SALTS AS POTENTIAL PHOTOACTIVATABLE DNA- CLEAVING REAGENTS
14. PREPARATION OF HOMOCHIRALLY SIMILAR LYSINE ANALOGUES FROM A COMMON
SYNTHETIC INTERMEDIATE
15. RESEARCH ON BIODIESEL FROM WASTE OILS
16. DIRECT OBSERVATION OF CELLULOSE ACETATE SEPARATED FROM SAWDUST BY
SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE AND DETERMINATION OF LIGNIN FROM SAWDUST
AND LEFTOVER FROM THE REACTION IN IONIC LIQUID
17. UNDERSTANDING THE MECHANISM OF [beta]-ODAP NEUROTOXICITY
18. A COUPLED-CLUSTER ANALYSIS OF MOLECULES CONTAINING SULFUR AND
NITROGEN USING CONVENTIONAL AND THE CC-PV (X+D)Z BASIS SETS
19. SENSITIVE ANALYSIS OF AMINO ACIDS BY USING HPLC WITH FLUORESCENCE
DETECTION
20. PHOTO-INDUCED TOXICITY OF NANOCRYSTALS OF CADMIUM SELENIDE
21. CHROMATOGRAPHIC AND NMR ANALYSIS OF 9-METHYL-10-NITROANTHRACENE AND
ITS PHOTOPRODUCTS
22. CHROMATOGRAPHIC AND NMR ANALYSIS OF 4-CHLORO-1,2-PHENYLENEDIAMINE
AND ITS PHOTOPRODUCTS
23. SOLVENT EFFECT ON THE PHOTOCHEMICAL DEGRADATION OF MONO- AND
DINITRO-POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS

Friday, February 22

Friday Morning
LOCATION: Mahogany
9:00            THIOL-ENE MICROEMULSIONS--NOVEL POLYMERS
9:15            STUDY OF THE BEHAVIOR OF MISCIBLE AND PARTIALLY MISCIBLE
                SYSTEMS USING SPINNING DROP TENSIOMETRY
9:30            INTERACTIONS BETWEEN SULFUR CONTAINING AMINO ACIDS AND
                PERFLUORINATED FATTY ACIDS
9:45            THEORETICAL COMPARISON OF PARATHION AND PARAOXON FOR THE
                DISCERNMENT OF ACETYLCHOLINESTERASE-PHOSHOROTHIONATE/
                ORGANOPHOSPHATE INHIBITION IN MAMMALS
10:00           Break
10:15           INFLUENCE OF NON-TARGET WATER CONSTITUENTS ON THE
                VISIBLE-LIGHT MEDIATED TIO2 PHOTOCATALYTIC OXIDATION OF
                CIPROFLOXACIN
10:30           PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTION OF A YE PRECURSOR 4-CHLORO-1,2-
                PHENYLENEDIAMINE AND ITS ASSOCIATED MUTAGENIC EFFECTS
10:45           OPTIMIZATION AND REACTION KINETICS OF THE PRODUCTION OF
                BIODIESEL FROM CASTOR OIL
11:00           VIBRONIC INTENSITIES IN MOLECULAR SPECTRA, PART 1. THE
                THEORETICAL FOUNDATION

ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Thursday, February 21

Thursday Morning
LOCATION: Chesnut
9:00            PHYLOGENY, CLASSIFICATION, AND IDENTIFICATION OF THE
                TROPICAL PLANT FAMILY SAMYDACEAE
9:15            RESPONSES OF LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER PHYTOPLANKTON
                BIOMASS AND COMPOSITION DUE TO NUTRIENT ADDITIONS
9:30            MODELING THE MEDIAN TIME TO EXTINCTION IN POPULATIONS
                WITH AND WITHOUT INBREEDING-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS
9:45            TRANSFORMATION OF ANTHRACENE BY IMMOBILIZED LACCASE FROM
                TRAMETES VERSICOLOR
10:00           Break
10:15           A METHOD OF PRODUCING RANDOM AMPLIFIED POLYMORPHIC DNA
                MARKERS IN IPOMOEA PES CAPRAE
10:30           ESTABLISHMENT OF MICROSATELLITE BASED PCR ANALYSIS OF
                SPOTTED SALAMANDER
10:45           BACTERIOPLANKTON ABUNDANCE AND PRODUCTION IN THE LOWER
                MISSISSIPPI RIVER
11:00           POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF SILVER CARP (HYPOPHTHALMICHTHYS
                MOLITRIX) ON THE PLANKTON COMMUNITY OF FOREST HOME
                CHUTE, WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
11:15           Business Meeting

Thursday Evening
LOCATION: Grand Ballroom
6:00            Dodgen Reception and Divisional Poster Sessions
                Please set up between 4:00p and 4:30p

1. THE EFFECTS OF LATE 20TH CENTURY LAND USE ON BIRD POPULATIONS AT
PLYMOUTH BLUFF ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER, NORTHEASTERN MISSISSIPPI
2. RESIDUAL TOXICITY OF SOIL, WATERS AND THE IDENTIFICATION OF
ACCUMULATED COMPOUNDS ON THE MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COMPARED TO THE
TOXICITY OF THE NINTH WARD OF NEW ORLEANS FOLLOWING HURRICANE KATRINA
3. STEROID HORMONES AND IMMUNE FUNCTION IN NORTHERN CARDINALS
(CARDINALIS CARDINALIS): DO THE SEXES DIFFER AND DO HORMONES IMPACT
IMMUNE FUNCTION?

GEOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY
Thursday, February 21

Thursday Morning
LOCATION: Juniper
9:00            MINING IN STREAMS: POLICY QUESTIONS FOR MISSISSIPPI
9:15            CHARACTERISTICS OF THE AGGREGATE INDUSTRY AND MEMPHIS
                STONE AND GRAVEL COMPANY'S MODERN MINING CYCLE
9:30            APPLICATION OF SATELLITE IMAGERY AND FIELD SURVEY TO
                ESTIMATE AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL USE
9:45            CATAHOULA SANDSTONE AND QUARTZITE, THE HISTORIC BUILDING
                STONE OF SOUTH-CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI
10:00           DELTA FLOW MODEL: THE NEXT GENERATION
10:15           Break
10:30           "DELTA"-BLUFF MARGIN ALLUVIAL FANS
10:45           A HEURISTIC MODEL OF TRIBUTARY AND TRUNK STREAM
                INTERACTIONS
11:00           MAGNETOSTRATIGRAPHY SUSCEPTIBILITY USED FOR HIGH
                RESOLUTION CORRELATION AMONG PALEOCENE/EOCENE BOUNDARY
                SEQUENCES IN EGYPT, SPAIN AND THE U.S.A.

Thursday Afternoon
LOCATION: Juniper
1:30            SOIL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HELEN MOYERS BIOCULTURAL
                RESERVE, YUCATAN, MEXICO
1:45            HYDROSTRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONSHIPS OF THE WILCOX AND
                CLAIBORNE GROUPS IN NORTHWESTERN MISSISSIPPI AND WESTERN
                TENNESSEE
2:00            SURFACE GEOLOGY OF THE MOSCOW 7.5-MINUTE QUADRANGLE,
                SOUTHWESTERN KEMPER COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
2:15            UPPER LEAF RIVER BASIN BASEFLOW STUDY: A PRELIMINARY
                STUDY FOR SURFACE WATER/GROUNDWATER INTERACTIONS WITHIN
                THE PASCAGOULA BASIN
2:30            Break
2:45            BASELINE ASSESSMENT OF NUTRIENT LOADING AND SEDIMENT
                GEOCHEMISTRY OF TOWN CREEK, JACKSON, MS
3:00            MISSISSIPPI GEOLOGY OF NATIVE LITHIC MATERIALS
3:15            SHALLOW SEISMIC REFLECTION IMAGING OF THE PENITENTIARY
                FAULT AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH THE COMMERCE GEOPHYSICAL
                LINEAMENT, TAMMS, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
3:30            Division Meeting and Chair Elections

Friday, February 22

Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: Chesnut
2:45            Joint Division Session with History and Philosophy of
                Science
                A HISTORY OF THE MISSISSIPPI GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY:A
                HALF CENTURY OF FOSTERING INTEREST IN EARTH SCIENCE

HEALTH SCIENCES
Thursday, February 21

Thursday Morning
LOCATION: Grand Ballroom

Session 1: Biomedical, Dental, Microbiology, Epidemiology, and Animal
Model Research
8:00            A STUDY OF GLYCOGEN CLEAVAGE BY HEPATIC GLYCOGEN
                PHOSPHORYLASE, PART 1. THE CHALLENGE IN THE
                DETERMINATION OF MECHANISMS
8:15            METHODOLOGY TO IMPROVE HEALTH DATA GEOCODING RESULTS
                THROUGH INCREASED ACCURACY OF DATA
8:30            FIRE ANT VENOM ALKALOIDS (SOLENOPSINS) INDUCE APOPTOSIS
                IN HUMAN CELLS.
8:45            EFFECTS OF PERIAPICAL TOOTH ABSCESSES ON THE UTERUS OF
                PREGNANT RATS
9:00            INTYRAOSSEOUS DENTAL IMPLANTS: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN
                MORPHOLOGIC CONFIGURATION AND BIOLO0GIC RESPONSE;
                THOUGHTS FOR CONSIDERATION
9:15            BEHAVIORAL RISK FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH ADULT OBSEITY IN
                TWO EXTREME STATES; COLORADO AND MISSISSIPPI
9:30            CHARACTERIZATION OF PROTEASE PRODUCTION IN A PSEUDOMONAS
                AERUGINOSA MUTANT
9:45            Break
10:00           THE AVIAN VESTIBULAR SYSTEM: FUNCTIONAL AND ANATOMICAL
                RECOVERY AFTER OTOTOXIC DAMAGE
10:15           METHODOLOGY TO ESTIMATE POLLUTANTS USING NEAR REAL-TIME
                AIR QUALITY AND SATELLITE DATA FOR A SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

Session II: Cell Line and Cell Studies
10:30           IN-VITRO CYTOTOXIC AND GENOTOXIC EFFECT OF ARSENIC
                TRIOXIDE ON JURKAT T-CELLS
10:45           THE EFFECTS OF LPS AND TNF ALPHA ON MACROPHAGE CELLULAR
                PHOSPHOLIPIDS AND CYTOKINE PRODUCTION
11:00           N-ACETYL-L-CYSTEINE (NAC) INHIBITS OXIDATIVE STRESS AND
                GENOTOXICITY IN LEAD NITRATE-TREATED HEPG2 CELLS.
11:15           DOES HYPOXIA INDUCE INFLAMMATORY CYTOKINES IN PLACENTAL
                CELLS?
11:30           ESTRADIOL ENHANCES CELLULAR PROLIFERATION IN HUMAN
                JURKAT T-CELLS AND HUMAN LEUKEMIA (HL-60) CELLS.

Thursday Afternoon
LOCATION: Grand Ballroom
2:00-4:00       Session III: Poster Session I
                (Poster Preparation 1:15-1:45)

1. HIGH DOSES OF ?-ESTRADIOL-INDUCED TOXICITY AND OXIDATIVE STRESS
JURKAT T-CELLS
2. THE IMPACT OF MICAFUNGIN ON THE CELLULAR INTEGRITY OF OSTEOBLAST
CELLS IN VITRO: A PRELIMINARY STUDY
3. EVALUATION OF MG-63 CELLS AS A MODEL TO STUDY OSTEONECROSIS IN VITRO
FOLLOWING EXPOSURE TO ETHANOL AND CORTISOL
4. THE EFFECTS OF ALENDRONATE ON MACROPHAGE CELL FUNCTION
5. THE EFFECTS OF ANGIOTENSIN II ON MRC-5 CELLULAR VIABILITY AND
FUNCTION
6. AGE DEPENDENT CHANGES IN PURKINJE CELLS VACUOLES IN SCA1
7. CELLULAR EFFECTS OF PLATELET RICH PLASMA: INTERLEUKIN-1 RELEASE FROM
PRP TREATED MACROPHAGES
8. BIOCHEMICAL CHANGES TO FIBROBLAST CELLS SUBJECTED TO IONIZING
RADIATION
9. THE EFFECTS OF CORTISOL ON LPS STIMULATED MACROPHAGES
10. HEALTH IMPACT OF DIETARY EDIBLE FAT CONSUMPTION: THE ROLE OF
HEALTHY/UNHEALTHY LIPIDS IN THE MEDIATION OF CELLULAR VIABILITY IN THE
A549 CELL LINE
11. THE EFFECTS OF NATURAL PRODUCTS EXTRACTED FROM MUSHROOM ON THE
VIABILITY AND FUNCTION OF MACROPHAGE CELLS
12. THE EFFECTS OF NEUROTRANSMITTERS ON THE PROLIFERATION AND VIABILITY
OF MRC-5 FIBROBLAST AND MACROPHAGE CELL LINES.
13. ASSESSING THE ROLE OF RETINOIC ACID AND CITRAL IN MODULATING THE
VIABILITY OF THE A549 CELL LINE
14. INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF VARIOUS DIETARY LIPIDS IN THE MODULATION
OF CELL SURVIVAL IN THE A549 CELL LINE
15. THE ROLE OF EPIGALLOCATECHIN GALLATE (EGCG) IN ATTENUATING THE TOXIC
SIDE EFFECT SEEN FOLLOWING CYCLOSPORINE ADMINISTRATION
16. ANALYSIS OF PITUITARY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION WITH LOSS OF CHD7
EXPRESSION DURING MOUSE DEVELOPMENT
17. EFFECTS OF RESVERATROL ON TRIPLE NEGATIVE (ER-, PR-, HER2-) BREAST
CANCER CELLS
18. RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF PROSTATE, BREAST, AND LUNG CANCER TRIALS
FOR FACTORS IMPACTING PATIENTS' ACCRUAL
19. THE EFFECTS OF 5-FU AND EGCG ON PANC-1 CELLS
20. THE EFFECTS OF A SELECTIVE COX-2 INHIBITOR ON PANC-1 CELLULAR
FUNCTION
21. CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC POTENTIAL OF WATER-SOLUBLE EXTRACTS OF NATURAL
COMPOUNDS
22. A COMPARISON OF TOTAL, FREE, AND %FREE PSA FOR THE SERODIAGNOSIS OF
PROSTATE CANCER IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND CAUCASIAN-AMERICAN MALES
23. DISTRIBUTION AND LEVELS OF GFAP IN THE ORBITOFRONTAL CORTEX IN
ALCOHOLIC AND DEPRESSED SUBJECTS
24. CARDIOVASCULAR RESPONSES FOLLOWING DIFFERENT TYPE OF BREATHING
EXERCISES
25. PULSE PRESSURE AS AN INDEPENDENT RISK FACTOR FOR INCIDENT CORONARY
HEART DISEASE: THE ATHEROSCLEROSIS RISK IN COMMUNITIES (ARIC) STUDY

Friday, February 22

Friday Morning
LOCATION: Grand Ballroom
8:30-10:30      Session I: Health Fair (Blood pressure monitoring,
                glucose testing, body mass index, etc.)
10:30-11:45a &  Session II: Poster Session II
  1:45-2:30p

1. MECHANISM OF TRICHOMONAS RESISTANCE
2. THE EFFECT OF ARABINOGALACTAN AND ELLAGIC ACID INJECTED INDIVIDUALLY
AND SYNERGISTICALLY IN TRYPANOSOMA LEWISI INFECTED RATS
3. MORPHOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF EPIGALLOCATECHIN-3-GALLATE, THYMOQUINONE,
AND TANNIC ACID ON LNCAP CELLS
4. IN VITRO ANALYSIS OF TOBRAMYCIN RELEASE FROM BETA TRICALCIUM
PHOSPHATE DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM
5. EVALUATION OF GROWTH FACTORS FOR TREATMENT OF DEGENERATIVE DISC
DISEASE USING THE ADULT MALE RAT AS A MODEL
6. EFFECT OF 3, 4- METHLYENEDIOXYMETHAMPHETAMINE (MDMA) ON THE
EXTRACELLULAR CONCENTRATION OF GLUCOSE IN THE RAT BRAIN
7. CONTRIBUTION OF PLY, PSPA, AND PSPC TO PNEUMOCOCCAL VIRULENCE
8. SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION, AND STRUCTURAL STUDIES OF BENZOPHENONE
THIOSEMICARBAZONE AND ITS DERIVATIVES WITH DICHLORODIPHENYL TIN(IV)
9. DOES HYPOXIA INDUCE INFLAMMATORY CYTOKINES?
10. DEVELOPMENT OF METHODOLOGY TO EVALUATE ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES OF
WATER-SOLUBLE EXTRACTS OF NATURAL COMPOUNDS
11. THE EFFECT OF ESTROGEN WITHDRAWL ON THE BODY AND VITAL ORGANS OF
ADULT FEMALE RATS.
12. KNOWLEDGE VS CHOICE ASSESSMENT IN PURSUING CAREERS IN HEALTH RELATED
PROFESSIONS
13. AN EVALUATION OF GROWTH AND VIABILITY RESPONSES OF THE A549 CELL
LINE UPON EXPOSURE TO ORGANIC INHIBITORS OF GLYCOLYSIS.
14. EVALUATION OF ATP AND SEROTONIN RELEASE BY ACTIVATED HUMAN
PLATELETS
15. THE EFFECT OF EGCG ON RAW264.7 CELLS CHALLENGED WITH BACTERIA AND
LPS
16. THE EFFECTS OF CORTISOL AND THYMOQUINONE ON PANCREATIC CELL
VIABILITY AND FUNCTION

Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: Grand Ballroom
2:30-3:30       DIVISIONAL BUSINESS MEETING

HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Friday, February 22

Friday Morning
LOCATION: Chesnut
8:30            IS SCIENCE FREE?
9:00            INDUCTION AND ABDUCTION AS MODELS OF SCIENTIFIC
                EXPLANATION: CAN THE INFERENCE TO THE BEST EXPLANATION
                SAVE SCIENCE FROM UNCERTAINTY?
9:30            Break
9:45            A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE RESURRECTION OF LOGICAL
                PROBABILITY
10:15           METHODOLOGICAL NATURALISM AND ITS CRITICS
10:45           Break
11:00           BIOLOGICAL INDIVIDUALS: A CRITIQUE OF PLURALISTIC AND
                MONISTIC APPROACHES

Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: Chesnut
1:30            IN THE MIDST OF A WORLD-RIDDLE: THE LEGACY OF ERNST
                HAECKEL'S BIOPOLITICS
2:00            HISTORY OF THE HERBARIUM OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN
                MISSISSIPPI
2:30            Break
2:45            A HISTORY OF THE MISSISSIPPI GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY:A
                HALF CENTURY OF FOSTERING INTEREST IN EARTH SCIENCE
                (Joint meeting with Geology and Geography)
3:15            Division Business Meeting and Awards

MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
Friday, February 22

Friday Morning
LOCATION: Elm
9:00            Divisional Meeting
9:30            COMPARISON OF ENVIROMENTAL PARAMETERS OF THE BAY OF ST.
                LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI, BEFORE AND AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA
9:50            INFLUENCE OF MONSOON WINDS ON THE MAKASSAR STRAIT
                THROUGHFLOW
10:10           ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS FOR FOG AND DEW EVENTS IN
                MISSISSIPPI
10:45-11:45     Poster Session
                LOCATION: Grand Ballroom

1. COPRECIPITATION OF TRACE ELEMENTS BY YTTERBIUM HYDROXIDE FROM FISH
OTOLITHS
2. ASSESSMENT OF HEAVY METAL PROFILES IN EAST BILOXI AFTER HURRICANE
KATRINA
3. FISH DIVERSITY AND ABUNDANCE IN FRESHWATER AREAS WITHIN THE GRAND BAY
NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE/GRAND BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
4. ACCUMULATION PROFILE OF CADMIUM, LEAD, AND MERCURY IN OTOLITH ORGANS
OF GOLDFISH
5. ANTARCTIC FIRN ANNUAL EMISSIVITY TRENDS AT THE SKI HI AUTOMATIC
WEATHER STATION FROM IN-SITU AND SSM/I BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURES
6. MARINE FUNGI AS INDICATORS OF HUMAN DISTURBANCE ON COASTAL
ENVIRONMENTS
7. SIMULATING ON-SHORE SALINE TRANSPORT DURING HURRICANE KATRINA
8. CONSEQUENCES OF WIND PROFILE ASSUMPTIONS IN DETERMINATION OF WIND
CHILL 9 REANALYSIS OF THE 1945 HOMESTEAD HURRICANE
10. GENE EXPRESSION PATTERNS IN PELAGIC MARINE BACTERIA: SHORT-TERM
COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO ENVIRONMENTAL STIMULI

Friday Afternoon
LOCATION: Elm
1:30            A STUDY OF OCEAN-ATMOSPHERIC INTERACTIONS AND HURRICANE
                PREDICTIVE INDEX (HPI) ASSOCIATED WITH LAND FALLING
                HURRICANE CHARLEY
1:50            MAPPING THE SEAFLOOR USING A MULTIBEAM ECHOSOUNDER IN AN
                AUTONOMOUS UNDERSEA VEHICLE (AUV)
2:10            VEGETATION INDICES FOR REMOTE SENSING OF CANOPY FORMING
                SUBMERGED VEGETATION
2:30            VISUALIZATION OF SHORT-TERM TEMPORAL CHANGES IN SEAGRASS
                ABUNDANCE AND DISTRIBUTION AT GRAND BAY NATIONAL
                ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE
2:50            Break
3:00            SEED GERMINATION STUDY USING THE COASTAL SUBMERGED
                AQUATIC VEGETATION, RUPPIA MARITIMA
3:20            SEASONAL AND SPATIAL VARIATIONS IN MACROBENTHIC
                INVERTEBRATES IN THREE MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST BAYOUS
3:40            PHYTOPLANKTON PIGMENT DISTRIBUTIONS IN OCEAN MARGINS OF
                THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO AND WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC
                DURING SUMMER 2007
4:00            HIGH RESOLUTION MICROMILL SAMPLING FOR ANALYSIS OF FISH
                OTOLITHS BY ICP-MS

MATHEMATICS, COMPUTER SCIENCE AND STATISTICS
Thursday, February 21

Thursday Morning
LOCATION: Dogwood
9:00            IMPLEMENTING VARIOUS CHECKLIST IN ELECTRONIC FORM USING
                XML AND PYTHON PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES
9:30            IMPLEMENTING E-MAIL ALERTS TO THE GCC TEMPERATURE
                MONITORING PROGRAM
10:00           EMWASTE DATABASE TRANSFER AND FUNCTIONALITY ASSESSMENT
10:30           A DEM CONVERSION TOOL
11:00           RESEARCH ON HYBRID ARIMA AND SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINE
                MODEL IN FORECASTING ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
11:30           CREATING AN INTER-PLATFORM COMMUNICATION BETWEEN LEGO'S
                RCX AND NXT AND THE IR TOWER FOR A NETWORKING SYSTEM.

Thursday Afternoon
LOCATION: Dogwood
1:30            CHARACTERIZING ELECTROMAGNETIC DATA SPECTRA USING
                TRANSFORMS AND WAVELETS
2:00            A SOFTWARE TOOL DEVELOPED FOR PATTERN RECOGNITION AND
                DATA MINING APPLICATIONS
2:30            A COMPLTE DATA ANALYSIS USING MINITAB STATISTICAL
                SOFTWARE

Thursday Evening
LOCATION: Grand Ballroom
6:00            Dodgen Reception and Poster Session
                (Please set up between 4:00 and 4:30p)

1. PARALLEL COMPRESSION ON THE CELL BROADBAND ENGINE WITH CZIP
2. A MULTI-RESOLUTION MODEL FOR RENDERING TERRAIN DATA USING JAVA AND
OPENGL
3. PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF OPENMP PROGRAMMING
4. ASSESSMENT OF A NON-LINEAR OPTIMIZATION ALGORITHM FOR IMAGERY
CLASSIFICATION
5. AN EXPERIMENT WITH CONSTANT MIGRATION OF VIRTUAL MACHINES
6. GAME PROGRAMING UNDER MICROSOFT XNA GAME STUDIO EXPRESS
7. A NEW METRIC FOR DISTRIBUTED ALGORITHMS: ACCUMULATED FAILURE LOCALITY
8. MATHEMATICA AS A SUPPLEMENT FOR TEACHING BEGINNING CALCULUS AT
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

Friday, February 22

Friday Morning
LOCATION: Dogwood
8:00-9:00       Poster Session: The Math/CIS/Stats posters from the
                Thursday evening poster session will be displayed again
                this morning in the Grand Ballroom

Oral Presentations
9:00            AN ARRURATE IMAGE MOSAICING APPROACH USING AFFINE
                INVARIANT CORNERS
9:30            IMPLEMENTATION OF CHINESE SLIDING BLOCK PUZZLE USING
                BALANCED BINARY SEARCH TREE
10:00           Toward Automatic Parallelization of Spatial Computation
                for Computing Clusters
10:30           SIMULATION-BASED ANALYSIS OF THE BANDWIDTH USAGE AND
                NUMBER OF HOPS PER RECEIVER FOR MOBILE AD HOC NETWORK
                MULTICAST ROUTING PROTOCOLS
11:00           Presentation of awards for Best Student and Faculty Oral
                Presentations, Best Posters, and best HPC presentation
11:30-12:30     All Math/CS/Stats division participants are welcome to
                attend the following open session:

MISSISSIPPI CENTER FOR SUPERCOMPUTING RESEARCH (MCSR) USER ADVISORY
GROUP MEETING, POSTER SESSION, AND SPECIAL SUBSESSION ON SUPERCOMPUTING

PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING
Thursday, February 21

Thursday Morning
LOCATION: Amphitheater
8:30            MICRO-MANUFACTURING
8:45            THE BIGGEST MYSTERY OF THE UNIVERSE--DARK ENERGY.
9:00            Understanding Mysterious Dark Energy.
9:15            FORMATION OF BLACK HOLES.
9:30            DETECTION OF BLACK HOLES
9:45            Break
10:00           METHODOLOGY IN THE CONCENTRATION AND TEMPERATURE
                DEPENDENT SEPARATION OF COMPLEMENTARY AND NON-
                COMPLEMENTARY DNA TO ENABLE LIQUID CRYSTAL OBSERVATION
                AND EXTRACTION
10:15           MEASURING ACCELERATIONS OF HORIZONTALLY LAUNCHED SMALL
                SPHERICAL OBJECTS WITH A HIGH-SPEED CAMERA
10:30           THE CURRENT DENSITY IN A MIRROR
10:45           VORTICES IN THE OPTICAL NEAR FIELD OF AN ELECTRIC DIPOLE
11:00           DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF HOMOGENIZED HIGH IMPEDANCE
                SURFACES

Thursday Afternoon
LOCATION: Amphitheater
1:30            ANALYTICAL MODELING OF HIGH IMPEDANCE SURFACES
1:45            CHARACTERIZATION OF SKIN MIMICKING GELS FOR MICS (402-
                405 MHz) AND ISM (2.4-2.48 GHz) BANDS
2:00            PLANE WAVE DIFFRACTION BY MULTIPLE SLOTTED COAXIAL LINE
2:15            LIGHT PROPAGATION NEAR A MIRROR
2:30            A HILS SYSTEM FOR UAV ATTITUDE DATA SYNCHRONIZATION
2:45            Break
3:00            INTRODUCTION OF SPECIAL WASTE MANAGEMENT IN USA
3:15            GAS TRANSPORT CAPABILITIES OF VORTEX RINGS
3:30            INVESTIGATION OF THE ELECTROMECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF
                ASTHMA MEDICINAL DRUGS USING LASER DOPPLER VELOCIMETRY
3:45            Divisional Business Meeting

Thursday Evening
LOCATION: Grand Ballroom
6:00            Dodgen Reception and Poster Session
                (Please set up between 4:00 and 4:30p)

1. SYSTEMATIC CHARACTERIZATION OF A RUBIDIUM MAGNETO-OPTICAL TRAP
2. HYDROTHERMAL SYNTHESIS OF V205 NANOBELTS USING POLY (ETHYLENE)OXIDE
AS A TEMPLETE

PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Thursday, February 21

Thursday Afternoon
LOCATION: Holly
1:15            THE LETTER SPAN AND WORD SPAN TESTS OF SHORT TERM MEMORY
1:30            SHORT TERM MEMORY IN A PSYCHOMOTOR TASK
1:45            GENDER DIFFERENCES IN THE INFLUENCE OF PARENTAL AND
                TEACHER ACCEPTANCE ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN THE
                MISSISSIPPI DELTA
2:00            ROLE IDENTITY AND SERVICE-LEARNING
2:15            Break
2:30            PERCEIVED OBSTACLES TO MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT FOR
                AFRICAN AMERICANS
2:45            THE DEMOGRAPHIC IMPACTS OF HURRICANE KATRINA ON THE
                MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST: AN ANALYSIS OF SEX AND AGE
                GROUPS BY ZIPCODE
3:00            EXTRAVERSION AND CELL PHONE USE
3:15            CONSERVATIVE POLITICAL VIEWPOINTS AND PERSONALITY
3:30            NARCISSISM AND PERSONALITY TRAITS
3:45            Division Business Meeting

Thursday Evening
LOCATION: Grand Ballroom
6:00            Dodgen Reception and Poster Session
                (Please set up between 4:00 and 4:30p)

1. THE INFLUENCE OF GENDER ROLE ORIENTATION ON CHILDHOOD FRIENDSHIP
PATTERNS
2. TO HEAR, OR NOT TO ADHERE: A FOLLOW-UP STUDY ON SISTERTALK ADHERE
PARTICIPANTS
3. GENDER DIFFERENCES IN CHILDREN'S AGGRESSION AND POPULARITY PATTERNS
4. EFFECTS OF BILINGUALISM ON MEMORY ENHANCEMENT
5. PERCEIVED SOCIAL SUPPORT, MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING IN AFRICAN-
AMERICAN NURSING HOME RESIDENTS
6. RACE AND ITS EFFECT IN SEEKING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
7. EFFECTIVENESS OF A BRIEF ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION QUESTONNAIRE FOR
COMMUNITY SCREENING
8. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION AMONG
CLINICALLY ADMITTED SAMPLE AND COLLEGE STUDENTS
9. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING AND INTERPERSONAL
RELATIONSHIP AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS
10. FFECTS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ON STRESS AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN COLLEGE
STUDENTS
11. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ROAD RAGE AND ANGER AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN
COLLEGE STUDENTS
12. EFFECTS OF PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT, SUPPORT, AND WARMTH ON STUDENTS'
SELF-ESTEEM
13. RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND DIETARY HABITS AMONG
OVERWEIGHT AND OBESE COLLEGE STUDENTS
14. REFINED ASSESSMENT OF MALE SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN RATS AFTER EARLY LIFE
EXPOSURE TO SELECTIVE SEROTONIN REUPTAKE INHIBITOR ANTIDEPRESSANTS
(SSRIS)
15. THE EFFECTS OF ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS ON BODY IMAGE AND SELF-ESTEEM
AMONG COLLEGE WOMEN

SCIENCE EDUCATION
Thursday, February 21

Thursday Morning
LOCATION: Ash
8:00            USE OF THE INTEGRATED SYSTEM APPROACH TO CONNECTING
                TECHNOLOGY OF THE 21ST CENTURY FOR INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
                CURRICULUM.
8:20            A VISUAL APPROACH TO REMINDING NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS
                ABOUT EXPONENTS
8:40            THE USE OF ASM "MICROBLIBRARY" RESOURCES IN TEACHING
                MICROBIOLOGY
9:00            ENHANCEMENT OF ATTITUDE IN COLLEGE BIOLOGY STUDENTS
                THROUGH INCREASED USE OF VISUAL INSTRUCTION
9:20            TECHNOLOGY ASSIMILATION IN SCIENCE CLASSROOM (TASC): A
                NEW STANDARD FOR ENHANCED STUDENT LEARNING
9:40            Break
10:00           ENHANCING WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY OF DATA GENERATED BY THE
                CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO OCEAN OBSERVATION SYSTEM
10:20           The Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence:
                Central Gulf of Mexico: Catalyzing Relationships Among
                Scientists and Teachers to Enrich Classroom Ocean
                Sciences Learning
10:40           CREATING A STATIC SHELL EXHIBIT FOR PATRONS OF THE J. L.
                SCOTT MARINE EDUCATION CENTER THROUGH THE CLASSIFICATION
                AND CATALOGING OF SPECIMENS
11:00           SAFETY IN THE CHEMISTRY LAB: AN OUNCE OF CAREFUL
                PLANNING IS WORTH A POUND OF RUSHING INTO CHAOS
11:20           CREATING A SAFETY VIDEO FOR MICROBIOLOGY
11:40           Business Meeting

Thursday Afternoon
LOCATION: Ash
1:20            TRANSFORMATION OF SCIENCE RESOURCES THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
1:40            THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HUMAN BODY LEARNING CENTER FOR
                THIRD AND FOURTH GRADE GIFTED STUDENTS
2:00            THE EFFICACY OF ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGIES AND THEIR
                THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS FOR AMPUTEES
2:20            Break
2:40            THE EFFECTS OF HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES ON THE METABOLISM OF
                GLUCOSE IN Gryllus assimilis AND ITS IMPLICATIONS TO THE
                TREATMENT OF HUMAN DIABETES
3:00            RURAL BIOMEDICAL INITIATIVE: TRANSFORMING RURAL STUDENTS
                INTO SCIENTIFIC SCHOLARS
3:20            CURRENT SCIENCE NEWS AND EPIDEMIOLOGICAL CASE STUDIES TO
                INSPIRE STUDENT SUCCESS
3:40            MARINE SCIENCES CAREERS EXPOSITION

Thursday Evening
LOCATION: Grand Ballroom
6:00            Dodgen Reception and Poster Session
                (Please set up between 4:00 and 4:30p)

1. A SURVEY OF THE NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT OF THE GULF COAST
RESEARCH LABORATORY
2. FIRST STEPS IN CREATING A SEARCHABLE DIGITAL DATABASE FOR CURRENTS,
THE JOURNAL OF MARINE EDUCATION
3. EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM FOR THE BIRD EXHIBIT
4. SCIENCE BEYOND THE BASICS: AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
5. "YOUR BACKYARD" PROJECT ENGAGES COLLEGE STUDENTS IN ONLINE CLASS
6. SUPERHYDROPHOBIC MATERIAL MIMICS LOTUS LEAVES
7. DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING SCIENCE LESSONS FOR A FOURTH GRADE GIFTED
CLASS
8. USING TRIANGLULAR INQUIRY LEARNING TO INCREASE TEST SCORES IN THE
MISSISSIPPI DELTA
9. THE INFLUENCE OF STUDY HABITS ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF BIOLOGY
UNDERGRADUATES

ZOOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY
Thursday, February 21

Thursday Morning
LOCATION: Elm
9:00            DISTRIBUTION OF BROWN RECLUSE SPIDERS IN MISSISSIPPI
9:20            WATER QUALITY STUDIES OF NWORIE RIVER IN OWERRI, IMO
                STATE, NIGERIA
9:40            FAUJASIID ECHINOIDS IN THE UPPER CRETACEOUS OF NORTH
                AMERICA
10:00           THE BENEFITS OF PROPHYLACTIC LOCAL ANESTHETIC IN
                ADDITION TO GENERAL ANESTHESIA
10:20           ASSESSING ENDOTHELIAL FUNCTION BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN
                DURING SUPINE REST
10:40           FOSSIL GONIASTERID SEA STARS IN THE SOUTHEAST
11:00           TEACHERS AS FIELD SCIENTISTS: DOES THEIR EXPERIENCE MAKE
                A DIFFERENCE TO THEIR STUDENTS?
11:20           Divisional Meeting

Thursday Evening
LOCATION: Grand Ballroom
6:00            Dodgen Reception and Poster Session
                (Please set up between 4:00 and 4:30p)

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