"Elements, the Boston College undergraduate research journal, is marking
its 10th year of publication by entering the digital era." according to Sean Smith.
|Elements Editor-in-Chief Marissa Marandola ’16 (in center of photo at
left) and her fellow staff members at a recent meeting. The
undergraduate research journal is formally marking its 10th year of
publication today. |
(Photos by Peter Julian)
On Dec. 3, Elements will simultaneously celebrate its 10th anniversary, the release of its fall edition, and the launch of its digital platform with a panel discussion at 5:30 p.m. in the Fulton Honors Library.
The panel will feature faculty members and student researchers: Assistant Professor of Biology Eric Folker and research assistant Jaclyn Camuglia ’17; White Family Sesquicentennial Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies Jennifer Erickson and her Undergraduate Research Fellow Olivia McCaffrey ’17; and Associate Professor of History Lynn Lyerly and Danielle Nista ’16, for whom Lyerly has often served as a mentor.
Student contributors to the fall edition of Elements also will be recognized.
Elements Editor-in-Chief Marissa Marandola ’16 says tonight’s event is meant to serve as a bridge from the journal’s formative period to a new, state-of-the-art incarnation.
“It’s celebrating a happy continuation of Elements’ mission: showcasing the varied research endeavors of fellow undergraduates to the greater academic community, and fostering intellectual curiosity and discussion that affirms and strengthens BC’s undergraduate community,” she says. “At the same time, we are bringing Elements into the digital age, which will broaden its capabilities and outreach.”
Funded by the Institute for the Liberal Arts, Elements was established in 2004 and published its first journal in 2005. The bi-annual publication has a longstanding emphasis on interdisciplinary work, with sections for Humanities (English, philosophy, theology, theater, fine arts and languages), Natural Sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, mathematics, neuroscience, earth and environmental science, computer science and nursing) and Social Sciences (political science, economics, sociology, international studies, communications, business and education). Staff members read and evaluate all submitted manuscripts and select articles on the basis of quality of scholarship as well as readability.
Visit the Elements website.
Source: Boston College Chronicle