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 opportunity only applies to students from STEM subjects who are studying at the University of Plymouth (ONLY). Main criteria
1) You have received a 1st in their final year undergraduate project (in a STEM subject).
2) 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 Chief Editor) Learning Development Advisor (Student Learning - Faculty of Science & Engineering liaison
- Dr Ruth Weaver (Editor and Associate Dean Teaching & Learning - Faculty of Science and Engineering)
- Honorary member
- Dr Karen Gresty (Founder, Editor and Faculty Academic Enhancement Lead - Faculty of Science and Engineering)
- University of Plymouth Press
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Codeo - Learning support research: use of automated feedback within undergraduate programming education, a case study (University of Plymouth, 2021)This paper describes the research process of a case study in the domain of pedagogical computer science, specifically in the context of how first year undergraduate students learn programming skills, with the purpose of ...
The relationship between sociodemographic factors and the snacking and drinking behaviours of children aged between 1 and 5 years in early years settings across Plymouth (University of Plymouth, 2021)Sugar consumption amongst children continues to sit above the current UK recommendations, contributing to rates of obesity and dental caries in this group. Previous research has focused on children of school age, investigating ...
Acute stress, friend or foe: An investigation of free recall ability for incongruent items when placed under acute psychological stress (University of Plymouth, 2021)Experiencing stress during a working week is typical for most of the population, but the effects of acute stress on individuals is less clear cut, particularly in relation to memory ability. Research suggests that acute ...
The effect of chlorhexidine mouthwash vs propolis mouthwash on the nitrate-reducing activity of oral bacteria and vascular control in healthy individuals (University of Plymouth, 2021)Nitrate and nitrite molecules are involved in the synthesis of nitric oxide (NO), a gaseous vasodilatory molecule, via the nitrate-nitrite-NO pathway. Oral bacteria are responsible for the reduction of nitrate to nitrite ...
(University of Plymouth, 2021)Medium carbon steel 070M55, also known as EN9 or AISI/SAE 1055, was heat treated with five different heat treatment procedures to promote varying microstructures resulting in enhanced properties of the metal. The aim of ...
Producing a theoretical model for determining the appropriate propeller for a given model aircraft application (University of Plymouth, 2021)This paper investigates a method of determining the most suitable propeller for any given model aircraft application based on simple inputs such as desired airspeed and powerplant requirements. This method has been embodied ...
(University of Plymouth, 2021)For this paper, a simple inexpensive rig system was designed and two methods for imaging and measuring how a synthetic representation of an anastomosed artery deforms under internal pressure were used. An optical method ...
A qualitative investigation of media framing regarding Christopher Jefferies in the case of Joanna Yeates’ murder (University of Plymouth, 2021)Framing describes the process of how things are constructed and perceived through communication. Media framing refers to how things are presented when relaying information to others. Many framing techniques are used to ...
Negative emotional appeals: The effectiveness of fear and guilt communicative appeals on individuals pro-environmental behaviour and environmental concern to microplastic pollution (University of Plymouth, 2021)In an ever-growing ‘throwaway’ society, the world’s oceans are coming under new and persistent pressures from anthropogenic activity. Marine plastic pollution is caused exclusively by human behaviours and decisions. ...
(University of Plymouth, 2021)Current literature is claiming for an important relationship between conscious experiencing and executive functions (mainly working memory). Since there is still a lack of empirical evidence relating those mental processes, ...