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 13 to be published in August 2023. The final deadline for the 2023 volume is February 15, 2023. To submit your proposal, please use the "Submit Proposal" link on the left-hand navigation bar.

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Have your draft proposal reviewed! Email your draft to 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 12 (2022)



Jay T. Akridge



Processing of Plastic Film from Potato Starch: Effect of Drying Methods
Kourtney Collier, Samantha Goins, Austin Chirgwin, and Isabelle Stanfield

Research Snapshots

Out of the Box



Interview: Cody Mullen
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Alumni Spotlights

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Back Matter

Opeyemi Oduniyi (courtesy of Purdue University/John Underwood; design by Chris Brannan).