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About This Journal

Administered by the Adrian Tinsley Program for Undergraduate Research, this journal, which publishes annually, showcases student research and creative work done as part of a class or under the mentorship of Bridgewater faculty. The goal is to disseminate this outstanding scholarship to a local, regional, and national audience.

The Adrian Tinsley Program Grants section contains the results of the work of students who worked under the guidance of a faculty mentor during the ATP Summer Grant program. The opportunity for this ten-week research experience is open to all undergraduates, including both students with outstanding academic histories and students who show great promise. Grants were approved based on the quality of student proposals, and you will see the results of the extraordinary efforts these students produced.

The sections on Coursework include submissions that were originally produced as work for a course, but mentored under the revised review process.

The section of National Conference on Undergraduate Research includes some work that was produced under an ATP Summer Grant, but then presented at this prestigious annual conference. Student submissions for this conference face rigorous competition from applications from across the nation.

The Bridgewater Alumni Association (BAA) established the Shea Scholar Award during the 1987-88 academic year in honor of Dr. Ellen M. Shea, Dean of Students Emerita. A graduate of the Class of 1935, Dr. Shea returned to her alma mater and served first as Dean of Women and later as Dean of Students. Her distinguished career in education, her concern for the welfare and success of students, and her role as mentor to generations of Bridgewater students served to guide the Association in the design of the criteria for this prestigious award which is funded through a generous bequest left by Dr. Shea to the college for the purpose of scholarly assistance. The awards are presented by the BAA’s Shea Scholar Committee, chaired by Carol Wilusz Kryzanek ’69.

What Projects are Eligible for Publication?

Any research project, paper, or creative text is eligible for consideration. Student’s projects should be looked over and signed off on by the faculty member with whom the project was coordinated. Submission text will be read by faculty readers in the area of the research. Students will be notified as to whether or not their text will appear in the journal. Completion of a project does not guarantee acceptance for publication.

Examples of Possible Submissions

Honors theses, substantial class projects, independent research, and creative work from all disciplines. All submissions will be critically reviewed. For more examples of previously published work, stop by the Office of Undergraduate Research (Rm. 200, Maxwell Library) to pick up a copy of previous issues of The Undergraduate Review.

How Do I Submit?

Students may submit their work using the online Submission Form and view the Submission Guidelines.

By submitting, the authors grant The Undergraduate Review permission to publish their work. However, authors retain all other rights. The text[s] published in The Undergraduate Review are the property of the individual contributors and may not be reprinted, or duplicated, without their consent.