About our Name

About our Name


Plenum: a space or all space, every part of which is full of matter; a general assembly of all members, especially of a legislative body; the quality or state of being full

At its most basic, Plenum is a filled space.

In the Journal’s conception, implementation, and continual renegotiation, we ultimately work towards filling the vacuum into which most undergraduate research goes. The founding editorial board members feel that the metaphor of a plenum – a space that is full – is one worth striving for. We do not presume to know what will fill Plenum – we hope for a space filled with ideas, collaboration, support, stories, community, expression, research, and place.

As a space devoted entirely to undergraduate research, however, we can only establish the space.

You must fill it.