Undergraduate Works: Recent submissions

  • Mullen, Nicole (University of Oregon, 2024)
    Resident microbiota can influence many aspects of host health and disease. Research by the Guillemin lab demonstrates that gut microbiota induce the expansion of insulin-producing beta cells in zebrafish and mice via a ...
  • Bernard, Myra (University of Oregon, 2024)
    As free market structures increasingly dominate contemporary life, it is important to examine their influence on social structures as well as economic ones. Seeking to answer questions such as How do market forces interact ...
  • Petrik, Charles (University of Oregon, 2024)
    The “Bosnian Civil War” (1992–1996) was a conflict that resulted in the ethnic cleansing of thousands of Bosnian Muslims, or Bosniaks. In the vacuum left by the fall of Communism, religious identification across space ...
  • Nashawi, Lynn (University of Oregon, 2024)
    The explore/exploit trade-off theorizes that individuals learn and make decisions in two different ways. Exploration entails trying new approaches that one is unsure about in order to gain new information. Exploration can ...
  • Taylor, Jay; Schmitt, Kyla (University of Oregon, 2024)
    It is our pleasure to present Volume 22, Issue 1 of the Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal (OURJ) this spring of 2024. This issue showcases the best undergraduate scholarship we have encountered during the 2023–2024 ...
  • Bisheimer, Elle (University of Oregon, 2024)
    This drawing explores several of the complex relationships between human innovation, morality, and how progress is defined through time. Who defines progress, and who is truly capable of harnessing its successes? In our ...
  • Vieger, Rayne (University of Oregon, 2024)
    In an unexpected way, the challenge of learning how to do undergraduate research is what led me to a career in libraries. As a freshman and first-generation college student, the imposter syndrome was strong; I lacked ...
  • Bisheimer, Elle (University of Oregon, 2024)
    This photo series illustrates the power of captivating, freeform imagery that can spawn organically in our surroundings. The unique movement of black lines in the images result from the natural composition of the environment ...
  • Unknown author (University of Oregon, 2024)
    Editorial board for Volume 22 Issue 1 Spring 2024 of the Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal
  • Black, Olivia (University of Oregon, 2024)
    aλλος is a part of the Greek root word for "allergy." aλλος, meaning "other," has held significant meaning for me growing up with a severe allergy to milk. This illustration depicts me as a child during allergy testing. I ...
  • Gordon, Ella; Soper, Dave (2022)
    This hand drawn comic explains physicists' understanding of the fundamental particles that make up the universe. It focuses on scientists' quest to find evidence for the long theorized Higgs boson. Created in collaboration ...
  • Axon, Henry; Coughlan, Michael; Majewski, Stephanie; Clark, Ben
    Climate change and intense fire seasons in Oregon have worsened air quality, posing health risks to residents. Low cost PM2.5 sensors monitor indoor air quality in Oakridge, Oregon. Many homes received interventions to ...
  • Hubbert, Mary; Yu, Tien-Tien (2020)
    A digitally drawn comic exploring multiple explanations for dark matter, including axions, WIMPS, and primordial black holes. Created in collaboration between undergraduate cartoonist Mary Hubbert and UO researcher Tien-Tien ...
  • Bordeaux, Leo; Herman, Alyssa; Kondo, Emily
    Transgender and gender diverse individuals face a significantly elevated risk of suicide, largely attributable to minority stressors and marginalization. It is imperative that online mental health resources be inclusive ...
  • Lopez, Isabel; Fisher, Scott (2021)
    This digitally drawn comic introduces readers to astronomy research at the University of Oregon and follows a group of students from their first days as undergraduates, through their educational journey as they research ...
  • Whiteman, Ellyce; Frederick, Rebecca (2024)
    This digitally-drawn comic follows a stroke patient learning about her options for mobility recovery post-stoke. It explores interventions including physical therapy, occupational therapy, passive braces, walking aids, ...
  • Bedrick, Anja; Allcock, David (2022)
    An informational comic on the science behind quantum computing, exploring the physical technology of Ion traps, the science of quantum entanglement, and what quantum computing could mean for the world. An approachable ...
  • Cohen, Sam; Schofield, Robert (2022)
    This comic explores the science behind how leaf cutter ants can cut through the same skin and leaves as much stronger animals, despite their relative lack of power. Leaf cutter ants and some other insects have extremely ...
  • Biersdorff, Page; Jeanty, Laura (2021)
    A hand-drawn comic exploring symmetry in nature and physics, from symmetry in our everyday lives to symmetry in the universe and in atomic particles. This comic also explains asymmetries like the asymmetry between matter ...
  • Kyser, Margaret; Raymer, Michael (2022)
    This comic explores quantum entanglement through the lens of a game show. It celebrates the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics by explaining how quantum entanglement can be applied in new technology. Created in collaboration ...

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