Katherine Horjus, a Hope College senior from Grand Rapids, is an associate editor with the new "National Journal of Young Investigators," a Web-based research journal for undergraduates that debuted on Thursday, Dec. 3.

          The journal was established to provide a forum for
  outstanding undergraduate scientists to showcase and publish
  their research, participate in the peer review process and
  to share their opinions about science and science education.
          The first issue, located at www.jyi.org, features
  review and original research articles by undergraduates.
  The journal will appear triannually, and "future
  installments will expand to include general and
  undergraduate science news, information on internships and
  summer research programs, and a virtual community for
  undergraduate dialogue," according to Andrew Medina-Marino,
  an undergraduate at Swarthmore College who is the journal's
  chief executive officer.
          The journal's staff consists of undergraduate
  students from institutions around the country, including
  Amherst College, Rice University, Stanford University,
  Swarthmore College, Williams College and Yale University.
  Horjus is one of 18 associate editors.
          The journal is advised by "Science" magazine and
  members of the National Academy of Sciences, and is
  receiving major funding from the National Science
  Foundation, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Duke University and
  Swarthmore College.
          Horjus is a biology major at Hope.  She conducted
  research in Costa Rica during the summer of 1998 with Dr.
  Kathy Winnett-Murray of the Hope faculty, and is currently a
  teaching assistant for Dr. Lois Tverberg in the college's
  Human Physiology lab.
          She is historian for the college's chapter of the
  Tribeta Biological Honors Society, and is a member of the
  advisory board for the I.VE. League for leadership at Hope.
  She is the daughter of Kenneth and Flora Horjus of Grand
  Rapids, and is a 1995 graduate of Grand Rapids Christian
  High School.