New Journal Features Writing by ENGL 1160 Students

by Arielle Bodine

Undergraduate students at Missouri University of Science and Technology now have the opportunity to publish their research in a peer-reviewed journal called Peer to Peer. The first edition of the journal, which includes peer-reviewed research articles written by undergraduates who were enrolled in English 1160 the spring 2015 semester, was published in February.

The inaugural edition of Peer to Peer features articles by undergraduates in applied mathematics, computer science, computer engineering, biology, electrical engineering and English. The current edition can be accessed through Google Scholar or Digital Commons and is located at

Students in English 1160 learn research strategies and conduct research on a variety of subjects. Each student in the class submits an article to the journal for review. The submissions are double-blind reviewed by students in the class the following semester. The top-reviewed articles are edited and approved by Dr. Jossalyn Larson, assistant teaching professor of English and technical communication and editor-in-chief of the journal. After approval, the authors prepare their manuscripts for publication.

Peer to Peer will stand as a testament to the exceptional research conducted by Missouri S&T’s undergraduate students,” says Dr. Daniel Reardon, assistant professor of English and technical communication at S&T.

The journal is sponsored by the Department of English and Technical Communication at S&T and the Curtis Laws Wilson Library. It will be published biannually through Bepress Digital Commons and the Missouri S&T Scholars’ Mine.

The following articles are included in the first edition:

  • “CS in HS: Promoting Computer Science Education in High School,” by Trevor Ross, a senior in computer science from Jackson, Missouri
  • “Feminine Film Style: Does it Really Exist? A Case Study of Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette and Zoe Cassavete’s Broken English,” by Alyson Stanley, a freshman in English from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
  • “The Implications of RFID Technology in University ID Cards,” by Michael Beaver, a junior in computer engineering from St. Charles, Missouri
  • “Why Smart Watches shouldn’t just become a Trend: Using Smart Watches in the Treatment of Diabetes,” by Caelan Rapp, a junior in computer science from Wildwood, Missouri
  • “Innumeracy: The Product of Misrepresentation,” by Elizabeth Cundiff, a junior in applied mathematics from Hallsville, Missouri
  • “Graphene Valley,” by Daniel Applebaum, a senior in electrical engineering from Chesterfield, Missouri

For more information on the journal, contact Larson at