Journal Advisors

Meredith Lee
Dean, Division of Undergraduate Education

Said M. Shokair
Director, UROP

UROP Faculty Advisory Board

Professor Wendy Goldberg
Professor Donald Hoffman
Professor John LaRue
Professor Richard Lathrop
Professor Hartmut Luecke
Professor James Nowick
Professor James Penrod
Professor Richard Robertson
Professor Martin Schwab

UROP Student Editorial Board

Gregoria Barazandeh
Elizabeth Black
Jennifer Channual
Ahmed Ibrahim
Sana Khan
Matthew Korn
Mercedes LaVoy
Vivek Mehta
Jessica Morreale
Chao Li
Jana Remy
Martin Vega

UROP Journal Assistants

Megan Nowell Kaufman, Publications & Web Assistant
Henry Yan, Computer Resource Specialist
Jerry McMillan, Journal & Symposium Student Advisor

~Letter from the UROP Student Editorial Board 2003~

The application of knowledge is one of the most important aspects of learning. This principle is reflected in the high quality of the papers presented in this yearís UCI Undergraduate Research Journal. The selection of papers by the Editorial Board was both a demanding and rewarding process. As a team of students from a variety of disciplines we brought our expertise and passions to the table in discussing the merits of each submitted work. As selection was narrowed, we edited the articles for argument, style and cohesion. While working with our peers on the Editorial Board we each bettered our editing skills and increased our commitment to the importance of undergraduate research at UCI. We expect that you will enjoy the efforts of the student researchers and their faculty mentors in this volume. In addition, we hope that the Journal encourages further faculty-mentored undergraduate research, and affirms UCIís strong commitment to undergraduate education.


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