Undergraduate student Cierra Howard, a Minorities Access to Research Careers (MARC) Intern in the Holland lab, received first place recognition for her research presented at the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fall Forum on December 7. Working with her Honors and MARC advisor/mentor, Dr. Brenden Holland, Howard has focused her project on the endemic Oʻahu tree snail, Auriculella diaphana. She presented her research, "Is an alien invasion really so bad? Comparative performance of the endemic Oʻahu snail (Auriculella diaphana) on native and non-native host plants", at the annual Fall Forum, sponsored by the UH Honors Program and UROP, which showcases undergraduate research and creative work. Congratulations!