The Plymouth Student Scientist
- The Plymouth Student Scientist
Welcome to The Plymouth Student Scientist! This is an electronic journal showcasing excellence in undergraduate student research from the University of Plymouth's STEM disciplines. This online journal is the main output of a HEFCE-funded project, to support and develop research-informed teaching at the University of Plymouth.
The e-journal seeks to make the research process more accessible and explicit, by highlighting examples of good practice from across the STEM disciplines. It also aims to support both staff and student involvement, by acting as a teaching tool for staff and as a vehicle to promote and share student research activities.
It is hoped that the journal will encourage students to become more reflective and critical of their own research skills as they consider the work of their peers. It is with this aim in mind that all articles are presented, largely, in their original state complete with imperfections. In addition, we hope the journal will enable students to see a range of research activities and potential collaborations with staff at the University, encouraging further dialogue and enquiries. We welcome comments regarding this e-journal.
Opportunities to publish:
This applies to students from STEM subjects (only) that have received a 1st in their final year undergraduate project. There is no guarantee of acceptance, however, all will be seriously considered for publication. You are welcome to express an interest, although we would also suggest discussing your intentions with your project or dissertation supervisor. When all parties are willing, we finally require signed consent [please use this consent form] (N.B. this link requires a University of Plymouth login to access).
- Editorial Team
- Dr Jason Truscott (Principle contact and Editor)
- Dr Karen Gresty (Founder, Editor and Associate Dean Teaching & Learning - Faculty of Science and Engineering)
- University of Plymouth Press
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(University of Plymouth, 2018)Solar energy is being increasingly implemented for domestic uses, such as hot water systems. However, the poor economic gains, particularly in cold climates and winter months, make this environmentally beneficial technology ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)To evaluate the performance of an additional rubble mound breakwater to the Dawlish Coastline sea wall defence, a number of 2-dimensional physical model tests were undertaken at the Plymouth University Coast Laboratory. ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)Public and academic interest into the welfare of captive animals is strong, and ever growing (Barrows, 2017). In accordance with this, standards of zoo and aquarium welfare science has thrived within recent years, with ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)This article provides an overview to the Travelling Salesman Problem (TSP) and the relevant aspects of graph theory and computational complexity theory to understand the TSP. Beyond this, two algorithms capable of solving ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)Face perception is a critical and valued ability that humans have that allows us to be able to understand faces. Studies have shown that the uniqueness of face processing is due to the special nature of faces, a bias ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)Nano-sensors were tested to demonstrate whether nanotechnology could be obtained efficiently in the civil engineering field. The objective of the experiment was to reach a specific amount of resistance and electric ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)Two tests for a unidirectional and bidirectional current were applied to a 100mm, cylindrical Perspex monopile and the surrounding bathymetries were measured using an industry standard laser profiler traverse system. It ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)The project aims to deliver sufficient mathematical background to understand a partial proof, due to Ernst Kummer, of Fermat’s last theorem for a specific class of primes called regular primes. In doing so, we also develop ...
(University of Plymouth, 2018)Triarylmethane dyes have absorption spectra that contain two peaks which overlap in polar solvents. The second peak being described as a shoulder peak. The body of work recorded in this dissertation aims to discover which ...