The Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research has been established to publish outstanding research papers written by Purdue undergraduates from all disciplines who have completed faculty-mentored research projects. The journal is run by students, but behind the scenes is a unique partnership between Purdue University Press and other departments of Purdue University Libraries, working with Purdue Marketing and Media and the Writing Lab, based in the Department of English. Publication of JPUR is sponsored by the Office of the Provost at Purdue University.

We are now accepting submissions for Volume 7 to be published in August 2017. The final deadline for the 2017 volume is February 15, 2017. To submit your proposal, please use the "Submit Proposal" link on the left-hand navigation bar.

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Current Volume: Volume 6 (2016)



Debashish Dutta



Mother-Infant Interactions: How Mothers of Hearing-Impaired Infants Interact With Their Babies Through Touch
Alyssa Begle, Abigail Chapleau, Amber Haga, Mallory Held, Katherine Isbell, Sara Loerch, Jordan Meenan, Danielle Schwalm, Rylie Shrum, Katrina Taivalkoski, and Sara Tordi

Research Snapshots

Out of the Box


Out of the Box: Meddling With Medieval Manuscripts
Marissa Hicks and Sabrina Mielczarski


Alumni Spotlights

Back Matter

Student author Kenny Nguyen investigates the degeneration of neuronal mitochondria in Parkinson’s disease. Courtesy of Rebecca Wilcox.