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PURSUE: Undergraduate Research Journal

ISSN 2575-159X (online) --- ISSN: 2473-6201 (Print)

Founded in 2016 by Yolander Youngblood, Ph.D. and Audie Thompson, Ph.D., PURSUE: Undergraduate Research Journal, provides a platform for undergraduates to share original research. It is essential that undergraduates see their credible research in journal articles. All articles in this journal are peer-reviewed by scientists and/or professionals in the field. The undergraduate student is the first author, while the faculty mentor and all other authors are second, third, etc.

Articles are accepted in the broad categories of science, technology, communication, agriculture, mathematics, architecture, engineering, history, political science, health, and education (this is not an exclusive list). It is open to all undergraduates nationally and internationally. Please contact Dr. Youngblood at yryoungblood@pvamu.edu if you have questions or concerns regarding submission.

Current Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1 (2021)

A Note from the Executive Editor

With great pleasure, I present Volume 4, Issue 1 of PURSUE: Undergraduate Research Journal. This issue includes original research in the areas of biology, mathematics, and sociology.

The COVID-19 pandemic presented unexpected academic, space, technology, and personnel challenges. Nonetheless, all articles in this issue were peer-reviewed by scientists. The peer-review process is a competitive one. Only those articles recommended by the review editors (who provide discipline-specific expertise) and the editorial board were selected.

Articles

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Soil Moisture and Porosity Affects the Abundance and Distribution of Ageratum houstonianum
Sahar Fattani, Christabel-Anne Forka, Monique Garcia, Thao Huynh, Torre Merricks, Morgan Robinson, and Charcacia Sanders

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A Zugunruhe Data Collection System Using Passive Infrared Sensors
Ryan Terry, Luis E. Ramirez, Carol Carrera, Abigail Kimmitt, Kira Delmore, and Ana Goulart

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About the Authors
Yolander Youngblood

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Acknowledgments
Yolander Youngblood