About this Journal

Mission Statement

The journal’s purpose is to disseminate high quality creativity, innovation and research conducted and synthesized by undergraduate students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) in all academic fields represented by the UHM community. The journal represents a joint partnership among the UHM Honors Program, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, and Honors Faculty. All work whose primary investigators, performers, or authors are undergraduate students may be considered for submission. The journal makes the research it publishes freely available to readers around the world to download, read, cite, copy, print, search, and link to the work published in the print and online versions of the journal.

Issues of the journal are published annually in the late summer or early fall, and include undergraduate scholarship conducted or completed during the previous academic year. Each annual issue is published simultaneously on the journal’s website and in print. The print issue includes selected outstanding works, as well as the titles and abstracts of additional selections published in full on the journal’s website. Previous years’ issues are stored in the journal’s digital archives.


Jayme Scally, Honors


Advisory Board

James Caron, English

Joy Enomoto, Lāhui Hawai‘i Research Center

Vernadette Gonzalez, Honors Program & American Studies

Scott Sinnett, Psychology

Sylvia Wu, Honors Program

Loriena Yancura, Family & Consumer Sciences

Ming-Bao Yue, East Asian Languages and Literatures


Editorial Board

Mahealani Ahia, English, PhD student

Vernadeth Alarcon, Anatomy, Biochemistry & Physiology

Kasey Barton, Botany

Christine Beaule, General Education Office

Maria Chun, JABSOM

Herve Collin, Math & Sciences

Reza Ghorbani, Mechanical Engineering

David Gustavsen, Hamilton Library

Kahala Johnson, Political Science, PhD student

Scott Kaalele, English

Lisa Kelley, Geography & Environment

Bardia Konh, Mechanical Engineering

Anastasia Kostetskaya, Russian

Siobhán Ní Dhonacha, Honors

Kapa Oliveira, Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language

Andy Reilly, Family and Consumer Science

Brian Richardson, Hamilton Library

Daniele Spirandelli, Urban and Regional Planning

Paris Stowers, Master's student

Zoia Stoytcheva, Anatomy, Biochemistry & Physiology

Daniel Torres, JABSOM

Sarah Wiebe, Political Science

Betty Lou Williams, Curriculum Studies

Victoria Wong, JABSOM

You may also find photos from our annual journal release receptions.