The NURJ Online showcases outstanding research conducted by Northwestern students across all years.

Reflection of “Identity Politics in 2 States”

Shreyas Iyer Indian-Americans, like Indians themselves, are a multifaceted and diverse people bound together by, and at times unified only in, national identity. Growing up in the ethnic enclave of Silicon Valley, the Indian-American community never disparaged or...

Marriage in Qatar: An Intimate Choice or A Sociopolitical Duty?

Ömer Alaoui Ömer Alaoui is a sophomore majoring in communications. He is the recipient of the NU-Q “Best Research and Analysis: Humanities, Media and Research” award and was selected to participate in the oral presentation competition at the Northwestern Undergraduate...

Resisting Assimilation by Celebrating Multiculturalism in Music

Jagoda Rachwal Cesar Almeida graduated from Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy in 2018 with a concentration in learning sciences. While studying at Northwestern, Almeida also pursued his interests in music as evidenced through his time as a creator...

Enterprise Education applied to Community Service: Educators and Practitioners’ Perceptions of Competencies and Learning Process

Naina MishraNaina Mishra is a first-year studying economics. Outside of her research, Naina is involved in entrepreneurship and community service.   What is your research topic, in a nutshell? My research topic is about enterprise education, which develops...

Black Classical Composers and their Integration into Elementary School General Music Curricula

Lauren Bagshaw Lauren Bagshaw is junior studying social policy, music education and saxophone performance. In 2018, she received a Summer Undergraduate Research Grant to explore diversity in music education. Lauren is undecided about what she hopes to do after...

Planning for and Presenting at the Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium

Jonic Zhehao Zhu & Leslie BonillaPart 1: Inside the undergraduate team that ran the entire conference This April, fifty minutes away from Northwestern’s Evanston campus at the Feinberg School of Medicine, 120 student presenters presented their research projects at...

Extended Interview: A Word with William Dichtel

Featured: William Dichtel By: Jonic Zhehao Zhu & Emily Suen “Take the good of every experience” William Dichtel is the Robert L. Letsinger Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern. He helped pioneer the class of organic material known as covalent organic frameworks...

The Psychology Behind Discrimination Against North Korean Defectors in South Korea

Jung Hyun LeeJung Hyun Lee is a senior double majoring in psychology and international studies. After graduation, she will be attending law school.   What is your research topic, in a nutshell? My research topic is the psychology behind the discrimination against...

Will Hofstadter

Featured: Will Hofstadter By: Lydia Rivers.  Perseverance, focus, and the ability to learn from mistakes and figure out the next step are what Northwestern senior Will Hofstadter says makes for a good athlete - and a good researcher. “I think [research and athletics]...

Trash Collection Service Participation in La Pista, Guatemala: A Community Survey

Leah Dunlevy and Amos PompLeah Dunlevy is a senior double majoring in journalism and international studies, and Amos Pomp is a junior majoring in american studies. Leah is currently undecided about her plans after graduating, but will most likely be heading to...

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Effect of Colloidal Particles on a Drop

Samuel Kim Summer URG (June 25, 2018 - August 17, 2018) Driscoll Physics Lab, Northwestern University Abstract According to the principle of free fall, only gravity acts upon an object in midair. However, as with all scientific principles, free fall plays out...

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Patience: an operetta of love and aesthetic fads

Jessie Bolger Jessie Bolger is a junior double majoring in chemistry and music. In 2018, she received a Summer Undergraduate Research Grant to work on “The Patience Project.” After graduation, Jessie will be going into the chemistry field (focusing on biomedical...

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THE FACES OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Ryder Easterlin

Featured: Ryder Easterlin By: Lydia Rivers Ryder Easterlin is a junior at Northwestern University from San Rafael, California majoring in biological sciences and minoring in computer science and biotechnology and biochemical engineering. He is a member of the sailing...

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Mari Brady

Featured: Mari BradyBy: Joy Zheng.  Mari Brady is a sophomore studying biology and mathematics with a concentration in cell biology. Originally from Grayslake, IL, she currently works at the Bao Laboratory.    What is your project? There is a protein complex known as...

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Hollyn Cetrone

Featured: Hollyn CetroneBy: David Zane & Emily Suen.  Hollyn Cetrone is a senior, originally from the Bay Area, studying towards a neuroscience major and global health minor. She is currently working with Professor Sera Young. Tell me about your research I got...

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Will Hofstadter

Featured: Will Hofstadter By: Lydia Rivers.  Perseverance, focus, and the ability to learn from mistakes and figure out the next step are what Northwestern senior Will Hofstadter says makes for a good athlete - and a good researcher. “I think [research and athletics]...

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Alexandra Krauska

Feature: Alexandra Krauska By: Lydia Rivers. “Mary expected the visit after her grandma called,” versus “Mary expected to visit after her grandma called.” In the English language there are words, such as visit or lock, that can be used as noun or a verb. This...

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Extended Interview: A Word with William Dichtel

Featured: William Dichtel By: Jonic Zhehao Zhu & Emily Suen “Take the good of every experience” William Dichtel is the Robert L. Letsinger Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern. He helped pioneer the class of organic material known as covalent organic frameworks...

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Reflection of “Identity Politics in 2 States”

Shreyas Iyer Indian-Americans, like Indians themselves, are a multifaceted and diverse people bound together by, and at times unified only in, national identity. Growing up in the ethnic enclave of Silicon Valley, the Indian-American community never disparaged or...

read more

NURJ ONLINE 2018-2019 TEAM

 

Editor-in-Chief: Andrew Y. Cao

Publisher: Prof. Allen Taflove

Managing Editor: Emily Suen

Associate Managing Editors: Zhesi Zhuang,

Jagoda Rachwal

 

 

Staff:

Amanda Barraza

Daisy Conant

Haley Chang

Shreyas Iyer

 

 

Yuchen Liu

Niva Razin

Lydia Rivers

David Zane

Joy Zheng

Jonic Zhu