Undergraduate research journal set to be released at Elon

The first issue of an undergraduate research journal titled Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring (PURM) will be released in Oct. 2011.

“The journal will include students’ discussions regarding their research, challenges they may have faced and how mentoring works,” said Rebecca Pope-Ruark, managing editor of PURM.  “It will be a journal about the process of undergraduate research and how it’s done.”

According to Mag Gendle, editor-in-chief of PURM, the journal will be open to students, mentors and professors at universities all over the country.

Pope-Ruark said the journal will give students the opportunity to think about and reflect on the undergraduate research process.

According to Gendle, there are very few venues of any type that actually talk about research.

Gendle said they have already begun receiving journal submissions and are looking forward to production over the course of the next few months.

Look out for more information regarding PURM in this week’s edition of the Pendulum!

Becca Tynes, Senior Reporter

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