The editorial team for the Journal of Research In Progress at Howard Community College (JRIP) hopes you have enjoyed the inaugural issue of our new publication. The STEM Faculty Professional Learning Community (FPLC) has been focusing on undergraduate research all year and the idea for producing a journal surfaced about half way through the fall semester.
Our editorial team knew that there were students who had produced great research while here at HCC and our goal was to celebrate that work in print. We reached out to current students and alumni from the last two academic years and asked them to prepare an article for publication. Students greeted this challenge with enthusiasm and worked with their mentors to craft the articles in this journal. Each student research article underwent peer review by two members of the editorial team before being accepted for publication.
In addition to serving as mentors for the students, the editorial team was responsible for reviewing and editing articles as well as design and layout decisions for journal as a whole. It has been an all-out team effort of which we are very proud.
Our team would like to send a thank you to the HCC Foundation for their support and particularly our donor, The Kalhert Foundation, who contributed funds to allow this publication to happen. The editorial team and the students are grateful for your vision in recognizing the importance of undergraduate research at HCC and that public presentation of research work is a critical component of the research process.
The JRIP Editorial Team
Students interested in submitting articles for next year’s edition of JRIP
can contact the editorial board at JRIP@howardcc.edu.
An electronic copy of this journal is available at