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
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