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.


Christine Beaule, General Education Office


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

Maria Chun, JABSOM

Herve Collin, Math & Sciences

Joy Enomoto, Lāhui Hawai‘i Research Center

Reza Ghorbani, Mechanical Engineering

Daniel Harris-McCoy, Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas

Kahala Johnson, Political Science, PhD student

Karen Jolly, History

Scott Kaalele, English

Anastasia Kostetskaya, Russian

Betty Lou Williams, Curriculum Studies

Mary Mostafanezhad, Geography

Siobhán Ní Dhonacha, Honors

Georganne Nordstrom, English and Writing Center

Heoli Osorio, English, PhD student

Andy Reilly, Family and Consumer Science

Brian Richardson, Hamilton Library

Jayme Scally, Honors

Daniele Spirandelli, Urban and Regional Planning

Zoia Stoytcheva, Anatomy, Biochemistry & Physiology

Anna Stirr, Asian Studies

Tamara Ticktin, Botany

Students of HON 340 publications course

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