about the journal
who are we?
At Millersville, undergraduate and graduate research is highlighted at an annual student conference, called Made in Millersville. The Conference provides a venue for Millersville students to showcase their research and creativity to the campus and nearby residential communities. Students can present a paper, perform a spoken word poem, present an art sculpture, discuss a poster, play a musical performance, or the like.
To capture the research and creativity demonstrated at the annual Made in Millersville Conference, Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol and Kerrie Farkas co-founded and co-created the Made in Millersville Journal, a conference proceedings journal that aims to do the following:
contribute to undergraduate research at Millersville by showcasing research and creativity across campus in a digital form and preserving it so that the cycle of scholarly conversation of student work can continue year round
offer student conference presenters a learning experience on how to publish a written summary of their research and creativity for a general audience
provide an opportunity for students to serve as interns and editors to gain hands-on practice on how to work in a multidisciplinary team environment and to build pathways to college and their future careers.
Two pilot issues were published in 2015 and 2016, and the first full-fledged publication launched in 2017.
As of 2019, we have published 113 articles across all 3 Colleges and 24 (of 26) Departments, and we have offered 25 internship positions.
The Made in Millersville Journal captures diverse and vibrant student projects presented at the annual Made in Millersville conference. It provides students with a unique learning opportunity as they share their research and creativity with a public audience through the publication process in a digital collection.
The Journal enables the creation of multidisciplinary connections by publishing various disciplinary projects in one place to continue scholarly discussion after the Made in Millersville event.