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 (UH) in all academic fields represented by the UH 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

Vernadette Gonzalez, Honors Program & American Studies

Scott Sinnett, Psychology

Sylvia Wu, Honors Program

Loriena Yancura, Family & Consumer Sciences

Jennifer Brown, Manoa Transfer Coordination Center


Editorial Board

Vernadeth Alarcon, Anatomy, Physiology & Biochemistry

Richard Allsopp, Cancer Center

Christine Beaule, General Education Office

Mark Branner, Theater & Dance

Shana Brown, History

Maria Chun, JABSOM

Sothy Eng, Family & Consumer Sciences

Sue Haglund, Honors Program

Brien Hallett, Matsunaga Institute for Peace

Albert Kim, Civil Engineering

Ji Young Kim, Communications

Gina McGuire, Geography & Environment

Colin Moore, Communications

Siobhán Ní Dhonacha, Honors

Georganne Nordstrom, Mānoa Writing Center

Daniel Owens, Molecular Biosciences & Bioengineering

Joanna Philippoff, Education

Sarah Post, Mathematics

Brian Richardson, Hamilton Library

Brent Sipes, Plant & Environmental Protection Sciences

Zoë Sprott, English

Paris Stowers, Master's Student

Zoia Stoytcheva, Anatomy, Biochemistry & Physiology

Mitsuko Suzuki, Second Language Studies

Robert C Thomson, Life Sciences

Giuseppe Torri, Atmospheric Sciences

Chad Walton, Office of Vice Chancellor for Research

Justin W Walguarnery, Life Sciences

Sarah Wiebe, Political Science

Betty Lou Williams, Curriculum Studies

Seung Yang, UROP


Student Editorial Board

Franz Adam

Aishwarya Behl

Ruth Kaneko

Vanessa Liang

Aneka Nelson

Amanda Nitta

Peter Rivera-Concannon


Contact Us



Mailing Address:

2425 Campus Rd, Sinclair Library 106 Honolulu, HI 96822

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