~Letter from the UROP Student Editorial Board~
The UCI Undergraduate Research Journal is the product of months of hard work and dedication, not only on the part of the Student Editorial Board, but also that of the talented and thoughtful students who submitted their work, along with their faculty mentors. In selecting the papers that are found in this volume, we looked for significance, academic integrity, and intellectual originality. We feel that the quality and variety of work presented in this journal reflect the excellence and academic diversity of the UC Irvine campus. It is our sincerest hope that the papers, essays and projects contained herein will encourage students to continue to strive for the best in their undergraduate research and will demonstrate UC Irvine's outstanding potential.
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