The NURJ Online

The Faces of Undergraduate Research

Ryder Easterlin

Featured: Ryder EasterlinBy: Lydia RiversRyder 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...

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...

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 into...

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]...

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...

Theses

Moroccan Female Entrepreneurship

Morocco is a fairly stable country, with parliamentary elections and limited political instability. When compared to neighbors such as Egypt and Tunisia, Morocco came out of the Arab Spring relatively unscathed. However, the Moroccan people remain…

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Preschoolers’ Creativity During STEM Play

In the past few years, educators have been pushing for an integration of the arts into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning to promote innovation and creativity in these fields. The present study explores the relation between creativity and STEM learning among young children…

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Effect of Colloidal Particles on a Drop

Samuel KimSummer URG (June 25, 2018 - August 17, 2018) Driscoll Physics Lab, Northwestern UniversityAbstract 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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Marriage in Qatar: An Intimate Choice or A Sociopolitical Duty?

Ömer AlaouiÖmer 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...

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Others

Resisting Assimilation by Celebrating Multiculturalism in Music

Jagoda RachwalCesar 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 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...

Reflection of “Identity Politics in 2 States”

Shreyas IyerIndian-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...