The editors, editorial review board members, and student authors wish to thank Provost Ralph Byington for his ongoing commitment to the production of this journal. We extend special thanks to Dr. Rob Young, Director of Undergraduate Research and Interim Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, for his longtime assistance and support of Bridges.
As always, the undergraduate research presented in this volume simply would not have been possible without the inspiration and encouragement of faculty sponsors. The following mentors challenged these students to conduct the research that developed into the essays found here:
- Dr. Angelos Hannides, Department of Marine Science
- Dr. George Wesley Hitt, Department of Physics & Engineering Science
- Dr. Cynthia Port, Department of English
- Dr. Christian Smith, Department of English
- Dr. Andrew Terranova, Department of Psychology
In addition, the student authors, editors, and editorial review board members thank the several faculty readers who lent their energy and expertise to comment on manuscripts and further prepare student work for publication.
Finally, we would like to recognize the time and effort the editorial review board members contributed to this issue:
- Dr. Sarah Banks
- Dr. Melanie James
- Dr. Mitchell Church
- Dr. Michael Ruse
- Dr. Paul Clark
- Dr. Leslie Wallace
- Dr. Steve Earnest
- Dr. Rob Young
We certainly learned a lot from the hard work of these emerging scholars and we hope you will, too.
Keaghan Turner, Ph.D.
Department of English
Kevin McWilliams, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry