UReCA: The NCHC Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, a peer-reviewed web journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, has published "Application of the Finite Difference Method to the 1-D Schrödinger Equation" by Trevor Austin Robertson '20, a physics major at UMass Dartmouth.
"This paper effectively engages the reader with the time-dependent Schrödinger equation (TDSE), interspersing credible sources and describing applications of the TDSE in a myriad of fields," a member of the UReCA editorial team said. "This paper delineates a complex topic in a coherent and understandable manner."
UReCA provides a publication venue for undergraduates with works that make a significant contribution to their respective fields of study and can be anything from microbiology to musical composition. Through an online platform, UReCA encourages interdisciplinary creative activity and research, especially among undergraduates.
"Being published in UReCA is a huge honor," said Brian J. White, Ph.D., UReCA faculty advisor and Dean of College of Arts and Sciences at Graceland University. "UReCA features only a handful of interdisciplinary works from among the best in the nation and abroad."
Selections for the journal are made from undergraduate submissions received throughout the year and represent a wide range of subjects, including creative works, scientific studies and humanities research. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis from August through August. This year, which marks the third issue of the journal, only 25 student submissions were accepted into the journal, and UReCA typically only publishes 15 to 18 percent of submissions. This year's journal issue was officially released at the 53rd NCHC Annual Conference November 7-11, 2018, in Boston, Mass.
"The selection of these students' work for publication demonstrates not only exemplary student achievement, but also excellent university faculty and staff support, which undergraduates need to succeed in their fields," said Johnny MacLean, Ph.D., UReCA faculty advisor and Assistant Provost at Southern Utah University. "Becoming published in UReCA is a university-wide endeavor as students must carefully research and become experts in their fields at the undergraduate level before being selected."
UReCA is an online, peer-reviewed journal that fosters the exchange of intellectual and creative work between undergraduate students, providing a platform where students can engage with and contribute to the advancement of their individual fields. For students interested in submitting works to UReCA, visit www.nchc-ureca.com.