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February 5, 2013

Feb. 15 deadline approaches for undergraduate researchers

Students doing undergraduate research are reminded that Feb. 15 is the last deadline for proposals to be submitted to JPUR, the Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research. Those interested in writing a proposal are invited to an abstract workshop being held today in Hicks Undergraduate Library.

The abstract workshop will be 5-6:30 p.m. today (Feb. 5) in Hicks Undergraduate Library, Room G980D. Students who have an abstract prepared are encouraged to bring it for discussion. Authors accepted as part of the first round in November 2012 also are invited to attend. Free pizza and soda will be provided.

Proposals consist of an abstract of around 250 words, which can be uploaded online through www.jpur.org. After review by the faculty board, select student authors will be invited to publish articles or "research snapshots" about their work in the 2013 issue of JPUR, which will appear in August.

Previous JPUR authors have found publication a valuable addition to their graduate school applications and employment portfolios. In 2012, 11 articles and 38 snapshots were published, representing an acceptance rate of around 50 percent. Articles are published simultaneously in print and free online after professional editing and design supported by Purdue University Press, the Office of Marketing and Media, and the Writing Lab in the Department of English.