Journal Advisors

Sharon V. Salinger
Dean, Division of Undergraduate Education

Said M. Shokair
Director, UROP

UROP Faculty Advisory Board

Professor Sally S. Dickerson
Professor Samuel L. Gilmore
Professor Diana N. Krause
Professor John C. LaRue
Professor Richard H. Lathrop
Professor Hartmut Luecke
Professor Jane O. Newman
Professor James S. Nowick
Professor James W. Penrod

UROP Student Editorial Board

Julia Damron
Christina Diep
Sandy Liu
Aram Modrek
Shaudee Parvinjah
Sourav Rov
Travis Thompson

UROP Journal Assistants

Megan Nowell Kaufman, Publications & Web Assistant
Jerry McMillan, Journal & Symposium Student Advisor
Henry Yan, Computer Programmer and Analyst

~ Letter from the UROP Student Editorial Board ~

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) at UC Irvine provides an unusual opportunity for undergraduate students to make significant research contributions, and The UCI Undergraduate Research Journal displays the outstanding results of this research from the past years. By undergraduates and for undergraduates, this journal represents the best in faculty-mentored undergraduate research. As members of the Student Editorial Board, we worked to select and edit the following papers from among many excellent submissions. The articles in this journal were published because we identified them as exceptional examples of creative inquiry that communicate their significance and findings to a multidisciplinary audience. The editorial process not only resulted in the Journal but also in reflection on our own research methods and potential journal submissions. We hope that the papers we selected will similarly inspire you to reflect on your research and writing, on the role of undergraduate research in the university system, and on the future of the various disciplines explored in this volume of the Journal.


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