The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Undergraduate Research Journal is an open-access and peer reviewed journal of scholarly work conducted by undergraduate students. The goals of this journal are to: 1) provide a platform through which undergraduate students who conduct novel research at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte may publish their work, 2) allow students on the review board to experience the peer review process, and 3) share research that is conducted at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with the Charlotte community and beyond. Manuscripts undergo a rigorous review process by a board of student and faculty reviewers. This journal accepts scholarly work from multiple disciplines.