Hello reader:

Welcome to the NURJ Online Vol. 5! In lockstep with our previous quarter’s package, we are proud to present another collection of theses and multimedia submissions that showcase the finest that our peers have to offer. The authors published in this volume come from a wide array of backgrounds and majors, and their projects reflect the impressive diversity within Northwestern’s undergraduate body. As usual, each submission is paired with a brief biography and a Q&A section that will offer a glimpse into the origins, developments, and dreams of these emerging scholars.

As always, the NURJ stands by our mission to give all Northwestern undergraduates a space to showcase their research. Please reach out to the NURJ at eic@thenurj.com if you have any comments or suggestions. For information on submitting for future packages, visit our Submissions Guidelines tab.

Shreyas Iyer,
Managing Editor for NURJ Online

Fariha Ahmed and Darya Daneshmand,
Assistant Managing Editors for NURJ Online