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.

The deadline for submission to Volume 10 has passed and we have notified authors of our decisions. We are now accepting submissions for Volume 11 to be published in August 2021. The final deadline for the 2021 volume is February 15, 2021. To submit your proposal, please use the "Submit Proposal" link on the left-hand navigation bar.

Student Opportunities

Students interested in joining the Editorial Board should email the Journal Coordinator at jpur@purdue.edu

JPUR is an Open Access journal. This means that it uses a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access. Readers may freely read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles. This journal is covered under the CC BY-NC-ND license. If you have concerns about the submission or publication terms for the Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research, please contact the Journal Coordinator at jpur@purdue.edu.

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Current Volume: Volume 9 (2019)



Jay T. Akridge


Research Snapshots


Micrometeoroid Impacts on Periodic Spacecraft Structures
Victoria West, Luis Buades, and Hanson-Lee Harjono

Out of the Box

Office of Undergraduate Research


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Back Matter

Student researcher Jessica McDaniel discusses how and why abandoned houses became symbols of darkness in her “Out of the Box” piece (illustration by McDaniel).