Volume 10, Issue 1 (2020)

Pursuit - The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee accepts advanced, original, research-based submissions from undergraduate students in all academic disciplines. Graduates may submit their work within one year of their graduation date. Please make sure to review the Policies of Pursuit prior to submission. If you have questions about your potential submission, please contact the editors. Pursuit publishes articles under a Creative Commons Attribution International License.


Vol. 10 Editorial Board

Thomas Clarity

Managing Editor for the Humanities & Social Sciences
Alexander Tripp

Managing Editor for the Sciences & Engineering
Maggie Pepper

Research Editor for the Humanities & Social Sciences
Kellie Veltri

Research Editor for the Sciences & Engineering
Jordan Leith

Vol. 10 Review Board

Alec Yen
Alex Galindo
Alicia Hemmings
Allison Flanary
Amira Ghaly
Aria Skyler
Bailee Wilson
Caroline Ong
Connor Long
Elliott Perryman
Isabella Killius
Jarrett DeLozier
Jessie Li
Julia Goncalves
Kaylie Richard
Kristi Phillips
Kyler Groner
Lauren Bachman
Matthew Lamsey
Megan Engle
Mike Lidwin
Mitchell Lencioni
Rachel Stewart
Varun Rangnekar

Faculty & Staff

Advisors & Reviewers

Dr. Steven Johnston
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics

Dr. Sally Seraphin
Department of Psychology

Dr. Mariano Labrador
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology

Dr. Zhandarka Kurti
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology

Michelle Violanti
Associate Professor
College of Communication and Information

Michael McKinney
Environmental Science and Urban Ecology

Martin Griffin
Associate Professor
Department of English

Mariano Labrador
Associate Professor
Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology

Office of Research

Dr. Matthew Mench
Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement

Dr. Marisa Moazen
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Research and Engagment
Director of Undergraduate Research