Volume 27: 2014

Peer Reviewed Papers
January 28, 2014

Hydrogen Production Using Solar Energy
Jeremiah F. Wilson, Sesha S. Srinivasan, Bria M. Moore, Lamont Henderson, Sammie Ely III, P. C. Sharma

How Tongue Size and Roughness Affect Lapping
M. J. Hubbard and K. M. Hay

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In addition to being a peer-reviewed, online journal, the Journal of Undergraduate Research in Physics (JURP) wants to provide important resources to undergraduates. JURP can be a resource for undergraduate students and Professors of undergraduates starting at the very beginning of research to the end publication. Students can submit papers and agree to be reviewers, but they can also use JURP as a resource to find summer REU's, learn how to present their research, find where they can present their research, and even find resources on how to best prepare a manuscript for publication.

Summer Research/Internship Opportunities

Many undergraduate students engage in summer research and/or internships. These programs can help you better understand physics, learn more about a sub-field or area of physics you may be interested in pursuing as a career, give you real-world experience, and provide you with networking opportunities. There are a lot of programs available to students, and these programs can provide all sorts of exciting opportunities.

Research Presentations

There are many different styles and types of presentations - from poster presentations to oral presentations and everything in between. Giving good presentations can be easy, and there are some basic things about presentations you should know before you get started.

Upcoming National Conferences

Now that you have a presentation, one of the best parts about research is getting to present it! SPS offers Travel Awards for students looking to attend National Conferences. In addition to being fun, presenting at a national conference allows undergraduate students to have the experience of presenting in a professional environment as well as beginning professional development for students.

Preparing a Manuscript for Publication

Another rewarding aspect of doing research is being able to contribute to the physics community. JURP allows undergraduate physics students to publish their papers online. But as you get started, it's important to keep a few things in mind as you develop your paper.

How to Involve Undergraduate Students in Research: A Field Guide for Faculty

(Coming Soon)
As a faculty member, it can be challenging to figure out the best way to involve students in research. SPS compiled a manual for faculty that are ready to begin a program that involves undergraduates in research. If you're interested in receiving How to Involve Undergraduate Students in Research, please contact us at sps@aip.org.

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Related Publications

   • Society of Physics Students (SPS) Publications
   • The SPS Observer Online
   • Physics Today Online
   • Radiations Magazine
   • The Industrial Physicist Online
   • Computing in Science and Engineering

Related Websites

   • Society of Physics Students (SPS) National Website
   • Sigma Pi Sigma National Website
   • The Nucleus: The Undergraduate ComPADRE Collection
   • American Institute of Physics Website
   • Advanced Physics Forums