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 your 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 Education - 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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Reasons for living following an acquired brain injury: A mixed thematic analysis (University of Plymouth, 2022)Considering the prevalence of acquired brain injury (ABI) and the concerning statistics around the associated risk of problematic substance use, impacted mental health, and suicidality (3-4 greater risk of suicidality in ...
An investigation into the absence of the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) from British waters (University of Plymouth, 2022)In the last ten years, there have been over 100 reports of great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in British waters, yet there has never been a confirmed sighting. British waters are home to the largest grey seal ...
Numerical models to track the origin and drift of pharmaceutical flotsam in the English Channel (University of Plymouth, 2022)Marine plastic pollution is an increasing problem that has serious impacts on the environment. The sources, pathways and fate of plastics in the ocean are still poorly understood, especially for marine pollution coming ...
Hypersonic non-equilibrium Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis and effect of underbelly shape on a conceptual lifting body spaceplane (University of Plymouth, 2022)A methodology is developed to analyse the effect of underbelly shape on the force coefficients and adiabatic wall temperature acting on a lifting body spaceplane at 30° angle of attack and three Mach numbers (𝑀𝑎=4, 10, ...
Assertive behaviour: not a one-size-fits-all solution to poor psychological well-being (University of Plymouth, 2022)Extraversion as both a personality trait and state has robust links with well-being; extraverted state, or behaviour, is sufficient to increase positive affect (PA) regardless of disposition. However, examining extraversion ...
The relationship between diet, supplement use, and the prevalence and severity of nausea and vomiting during the 1st and 2nd trimesters of pregnancy (University of Plymouth, 2022)Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (NVP) are common conditions experienced by women throughout the world. However, despite their widespread occurrence, the prevalence and severity of symptoms range significantly, with ...
Assessing future projections of Intense typhoon return period and intensity over Taiwan (University of Plymouth, 2022)Typhoons are a leading natural cause of mass socioeconomic losses through floods, storm surges and high winds, and this is projected to worsen in a warmer climate. While the majority of literature is in agreement, there ...
Weather patterns associated with green turtle (Chelonia mydas) hypothermic stunning in Corpus Christi Bay, Texas (University of Plymouth, 2022)Hypothermic stunning was the largest cause of green turtle (Chelonia mydas) stranding in Texas between 1998 and 2019; of the 9,256 individuals stranded, 7,956 (85.96%) were due to cold stunning. In cold conditions, Chelonia ...
An investigation into the effects of weekly habitual and targeted caffeine consumption on adult runners' endurance, speed, and mood (University of Plymouth, 2022)BACKGROUND: Caffeine is a commonly consumed recreational drug which is also highly regarded as an ergogenic aid. Generally, users partake in sporadic and habitual caffeine consumption for functional benefits such as ...
The effect of seagrass components on the associated bacterial diversity and antimicrobial activity in Zostera marina (University of Plymouth, 2022)Seagrasses are marine angiosperms located in intertidal and sub-tidal waters. They are important ecosystem engineers that play a crucial role in the structure of habitats, allowing them to support a comprehensive diversity ...