Journal Advisors

Meredith Lee
Dean, Division of Undergraduate Education

Said M. Shokair
Director, UROP

UROP Faculty Advisory Board

Professor Peter Ditto
Professor Donald Hoffman
Professor John LaRue
Professor Richard Lathrop
Professor Hartmut Luecke
Professor James Nowick
Professor James Penrod
Professor Richard Robertson
Professor Martin Schwab
Professor Craig Walsh

UROP Student Editorial Board

Courtney Baird
Gregoria Barazandeh
Lauren Brothers       
Brad Cohn
Nellie Day
Michael Gray
Ahmed Ibrahim
Sylvie Inkindi
Rita Rabbath
Jana Remy
Irene Tang
Valeri Terrell
Martin Vega
Elizabeth Yanni   

UROP Journal Assistants

Ann Kalayil Abrams, Journal & Symposium Student Advisor
Matt Hauske, Advising & Publications Assistant
Megan Nowell Kaufman, Publications & Web Assistant
Henry Yan, Computer Resource Specialist

~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 material presented in this year’s 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 of research. 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 UCI’s strong commitment to undergraduate education.


Copyright 2003  University of California Irvine, all rights reserved