Undergraduate Research - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


This community gathers together all types of undergraduate research and scholarship produced at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is meant to provide access to the great range of original and creative contributions of our undergraduate students.

This community includes content from multiple sources such as the Ethnography of the University Initiative, honors theses, and the Undergraduate Research Symposium.

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  • Weiss, Caleb (Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security, 2017)
    Using two case studies of North Caucasian and Central Asian jihadist networks, this paper explores how each transformed from local movements to transnational organizations. This qualitative paper, which ranges from the ...


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  • Polen, Stuart (Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security, 2017)
    For decades, the United States (U.S.) and Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) were competing to be the dominant global military power. However, after a series of crises, both states realized that if the status quo ...


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  • Kotadia, Sonam; Tomczyk, Justin (Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security, 2017)
    In recent years, populist parties have gained popularity and electoral significance throughout the European Union (EU). However, a string of defeats in important elections has caused many politicians and commentators to ...


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  • Dziura, Patrick (2017)
    The goal of this study was to minimize the gum content of various viscous biocrude oil samples in order to meet the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) fuel standards. The biocrude oil samples were converted ...


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  • Chappell, Christopher (Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security, 2017)
    This paper aims to show the evolution of the Russian military through the wars in Afghanistan, Chechnya, Georgia, and Ukraine. Each conflict provides a lesson in army organization, strategy, and tactics to the Russian ...


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