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Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal, Volume 1, Issue 2 is Now Available to View Online!

On Friday, August 13, 2021, six undergraduate researchers published their manuscripts in the Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal’s Spring 2021 issue. This issue celebrates the work of undergraduate researchers representing five colleges - Lee Business School, School of Integrated Health Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, College of Sciences, and Greenspun College of Urban Affairs.

All UNLV students and their mentors are encouraged to submit their research to Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal for publication.

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Aug. 18, 2021
On Friday, August 6, undergraduate researchers presented at the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) Summer 2021 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Showcase. The inaugural,...
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Aug. 15, 2021
  On Friday, August 13, 2021, six undergraduate researchers published their manuscripts in the Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal’s Spring 2021 issue. This issue celebrates the work of...
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Sep. 1, 2021
Michael Pravica, Ph.D., Professor of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Sciences, studies matter at extreme conditions of high pressure, temperature, and radiation flux. Recently, Dr. Pravica...
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Aug. 25, 2021
Belen Gutierrez is a junior studying biological sciences with a concentration in cellular and molecular (CAM) in the College of Sciences. Over the summer, she conducted research under Dr. Kelly Tseng...
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Aug. 19, 2021
Abraham Castaneda is a senior studying electrical engineering in the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering. Over the summer, he conducted research under Dr. Sarah Harris, Associate Professor of...

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