The Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal (OURJ) is an open access undergraduate research journal at the University of Oregon. It showcases some of the best research and publications by UO undergraduate students across all disciplines. OURJ is edited and produced by an undergraduate student editorial board, comprised of individuals with rich writing, editing, and research experience and who are passionate about the publication of undergraduate work.
If you are interested in joining the OURJ editorial board, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019-2020 Editorial Board
Starla Chambrose (Editor-in-Chief)
Senior: Biology and History
Starla is a senior in the Clark Honors College majoring in biology and history. In addition to serving on the OURJ editorial board, she volunteers through the university’s Rotaract club, works as a tutor and lab assistant for Biology 214, and conducts research in the Cresko Laboratory. In her free time, Starla enjoys watching football, cooking, and playing the piano.
Shuxi Wu (Editor)
Senior: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Economics, and International Studies
Shuxi is a senior majoring in anthropology, Asian studies, economics and international studies. Her research concerns globalization, urbanization, migration and new media. She plans to go to graduate school in anthropology. She is the associate director of the UO Associated Students of Undergraduate Research and Engagement and the vice president of the UO Anthropology Club.
Jay Taylor (Editor)
James Taylor is a sophomore majoring in linguistics and minoring in computer science and Korean. He currently serves as the Financial Coordinator for the University of Oregon LGBTQA3 office and co-president of the UO Model United Nations club. He recently discovered a strong interest in research and presented on the topic of mental health in South Korea at the 2020 Oregon Undergraduate Research Symposium. He is passionate about learning new languages, non-profit management, and making the world a better place.
Noa Cohen (Editor)
Senior: Biological Anthropology and General Science
Noa is a senior in the Clark Honors College majoring in biological anthropology and general science and minoring in global health, biology, chemistry, and music. Her research interests include cognitive neuroscience and primate behavior. With the Posner Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, she researchers the effect of electrical stimulation on smoking cessation. She also studies Japanese Macaque male bonding at the Oregon National Primate Research Institute. This year she will study cognitive behavioral therapies to help adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the HEDCO clinic. In addition to serving as an editor at the OURJ, she works as a contact tracer and case manager for the Corona Corps at the University of Oregon. Outside of school, Noa enjoys playing classical piano, reading, and painting.
- Barbara Jenkins, Coordinator of Outreach and Special Programs, UO Libraries, University of Oregon
- Kevin Dean Hatfield, Director of Academic, Residential, and Research Initiatives and Adjunct Assistant Professor of History, University of Oregon
- Lucy Gubbins, Founding Editor-in-Chief
- Drew Serres, Founding Editor
- JQ Johnson, University of Oregon Libraries
If you are interested in submitting your work to OURJ, please see our Submissions page for details on requirements and deadlines. For further questions, please contact email@example.com.