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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or concerns regarding submission.
Current Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1 (2020)
A Note from the Executive Editor
It is with great pleasure that I present to you Volume 3 Issue 1 of PURSUE: Undergraduate Research Journal. All articles in this issue are peer reviewed by scientists. The peer review process is a competitive one. Only those articles recommended by both the review editors, who provide discipline specific expertise, and the editorial board were selected. This issue includes insightful articles in the areas of agriculture, biological engineering, health and nutrition.
The entire Editorial Board and Review Editors must be thanked for this issue. Special thanks are extended to Tracey Moore, MFA and R. Michelle Sauer Gehring, PhD, ELS. They provided countless hours selecting review editors, reviewing manuscripts, formatting documents proofing, and creating our new graphic design for the Digital Commons platform.
This is the first issue of the journal housed on the PVAMU Digital Commons platform. This platform exposes the research articles to a wider audience. A special thanks goes to the PVAMU library staff for facilitating the journal’s online move. Yolander Youngblood, Ph.D.
Harvesting Electrical Energy Produced by Electrogenic Bacteria in Microbial Fuel Cells
Chinedu Ahuchaogu and Kausik Das
The Effects of Fertilizer Rate on the Growth of Egyptian Spinach in a Greenhouse
Michelle Mbia, Eric Obeng, Aruna Weerasooriya, and Peter Ampim
Exploring the Association Between Nutrition and Mental Health in Adolescence: A Systematic Literature Review
Asia Walker, Andrea McDonald, and Angela Branch-Vital
Biological Pathways Associated with Wild and Domestic Animals
Cayla Steemer, Laura Carson, Jim Hu, and Gloria Regisford