West Virginia Universitys Honors College recently published the Universitys first research journal exclusively for undergraduate authors.

The Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review publishes outstanding research performed by undergraduates at WVU .

MURR is sponsored by the West Virginia Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (WV EPSCoR). The research papers are reviewed by qualified faculty members at WVU , and are reviewed and edited by a Student Editorial Board.

MURR s mission is to provide WVU students with an outlet to make their research public.

Great universities both dispense knowledge through education and create new knowledge through research. West Virginia Universitys MURR platform for encouraging knowledge creation and providing for its publication brings a bright new opportunity for student contributions to the University and beyond,said Paul Hill, vice chancellor for science and research at WV EPSCoR.

Contributors to the first edition of MURR were seniors Nathan Pearson, Sawan Prabhu, Adam Sadowski, Stanislav Edel, Matt Clements and Joseph Schaeffer.

Two especially outstanding students received the Honors College Awards for Exceptional Inquiries. The winners were chosen with a rating system based on professorial review and consideration of the editors.

Schaeffer with his paperVergangenheitsbewltigung and the Danzig Trilogyreceived the Award for Exceptional Inquiries into the Humanities. Sadowski with his paperBiomimetic Promotion and Inhibition of Crystal Growth in Calcium Carbonatereceived the Award for Exceptional Scientific Inquiries.

If any student is interested in participating on the Student Editorial Board for the next edition of MURR , please contact Molly Simis at MURR @mail.wvu.edu for more information.

The online journal can be accessed at: http://honorsspeak.blogs.wvu.edu/home/2009/6/15/mountaineer-undergraduate-research-review-summer-2009 .