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The University of Central Florida’s Office of Undergraduate Research invites students to develop and share their academic expertise by publishing original scholarship in the UCF Undergraduate Research Journal.

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    The University of Central Florida Undergraduate Research Journal’s mission is to showcase articles of exemplary works from a wide range of student scholarship in all fields.The journal seeks outstanding research submitted by undergraduate students who have been involved in faculty-mentored research projects and activities related to scholarship.

    Publication Format

    The UCF URJ is published online at, as well as in PDF format to allow for on-demand print publication. Additionally, manuscripts published in the UCF URJ are cataloged through EBSCO host. EBSCO is an internationally recognized research database which provides access to thousands of journals and articles. Inclusion in the EBSCO database provides even greater opportunity to showcase and disseminate the research conducted by UCF's undergraduate students.

    UCF Libraries Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

    Congratulations to Michael D. Brooks for his University of Central Florida Libraries Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. This award is given to the research study judged most outstanding in each volume of the UCF URJ. To read his award-winning study, "Civilizing the Metropole: The Role of the 1889 Parisian Universal Exposition's Colonial Exhibits in Creating Greater France" see Volume 6 Issue 2 of the UCF URJ, in our archives.

    In This Issue

    Improving Community-Based Shoreline Erosion Stabilization Projects: Impacts of Potential Nurse Plants on Red Mangrove Biomass Production and Survival

    By: Paula Yespelkis and Melinda Donnelly | Mentor: Dr. Linda Walters

    Forthcoming Articles

    The Impact of Culture on Students' Motivation in Acquiring a Second Language

    By: Irina Pidberejna | Mentor: Dr. Alla Kourova

    Upcoming Events

    UCF Library Display: Showcase of Undergraduate Research Winners

    5/01/2015 – 5/29/2015

    Application Deadline: Honors in the Major


    Summer Research Academy

    6/11/2015 – 6/13/2015

    Application Deadline: Burnett Research Scholars -Fall Grants


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