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Students Found Journal of Science to Promote Undergraduate Research

Students Found Journal of Science to Promote Undergraduate Research


 

Last year, a group of students banded together to provide a platform for an under-represented voice at UD: undergraduate scientific research.

I realized that there was not an official platform that gave students majoring in the sciences the opportunity to publish their undergraduate research, said Christina Davis, a senior economics major, student body president and UD Journal of Science founder.

The Journal of Science, founded in 2014, publishes research papers by University of Dallas undergraduates in the areas of psychology, economics, physics, mathematics, chemistry and biology. The journal publishes two issues a year and is organized and maintained by students, with the assistance of faculty advisors. This semesters issue was the first to be distributed in hard copy form, but two previous issues were published electronically.

Research is required to earn a bachelor of science degree at UD, so material for the Journal of Science abounds. Many students use the summer between their junior and senior years to complete this requirement. Additionally, many students will go beyond the requirement and spend two, or more, summers on research projects.

While The University Scholar, a journal of undergraduate work published by UDs Phi Beta Kappa chapter and the English Department, publishes scientific abstracts in addition to poems, art and essays, the Journal of Science focuses exclusively on scientific research.

Read the Journal of Science online at udallas.edu/udjs.

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