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.
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
A Zugunruhe Data Collection System Using Passive Infrared Sensors
Ryan Terry, Luis E. Ramirez, Carol Carrera, Abigail Kimmitt, Kira Delmore, and Ana Goulart
Performance in Calculus II for students in CLEAR Calculus: A causal comparative study
Ty McKinney and Rebecca Dibbs
Digital Shame, Dehumanization, and Dismissal: An Analysis of Gender Policing
Isabella Hatch and Antonia Randolph