Where in America do people use the most hate speech?
This semester, students in Patricia DuRant’s engineering dynamics class had the chance to design and build their own robots using wheels, plastic gears and other self-designed parts.
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Student Ryland Karlovich, Talisa Rodriquez, Miles Ross, Matthew Eiben, and Amelia Egle and Dept. of Geography Faculty Members , Geography:
Ryland Karlovich, Talisa Rodriquez, Miles Ross, Matthew Eiben, and Amelia Egle and Dept. of Geography Faculty Members
In May, Geography students and faculty returned triumphant from the 67th California Geographical Society Meeting at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Over 400 academic, NGO, agency, and private sector geographers attended.
The ever-popular student research competition included students from four states and 31 institutions (including 13 CSU and 5 UC campuses).
In the student research competition, senior Ryland Karlovich’s gained some identity by analyzing how England’s Historic Counties are Losing Identity. Ryland continues this effort as a graduate student at the University of Edinburgh next fall.
Talisa Rodriquez’ year-long effort documenting Primary Succession and Edge Effects in a Northcoast Coastal Dune Habitat took home the Geosystems Award for the best undergraduate physical geography paper.
Miles Ross, Matthew Eiben, and Amelia Egle captured second place in Digital Mapping for their effort on The Geography of Hate: Placing Racist, Sexist and Homophobic Sentiment in Online Social Media. Their effort, prepared under the direction of Professor Monica Stephens, was published May 10th in The Guardian, one of the UK’s leading periodicals.
Eight other students presented a paper, poster or cartographic effort. Faculty members Matt Derrick (who presented a paper) and Stephen Cunha accompanied the students.
Student Matthew Lutwen and Ellyn Henderson, Politics:
Matthew Lutwen and Ellyn Henderson were recently selected as the 2013 David Kalb Award recipient and runner-up, respectively. Matthew was the recipient of a $1,000 award and Ellyn received a $250 award. This award was established by David Kalb, an alumnus of Humboldt State University. He was a political science major and served as president of the Associated Students. The award is open to any student who has demonstrated personal commitment and leadership by taking an active role in student government.
Student Holly Leopardi, Physics & Astronomy:
Senior Holly Leopardi was presented the award for “Exceptional Scholarly Achievement” in the Department of Physics & Astronomy. The annual award honors outstanding Physics & Astronomy Majors at the junior or senior level. The award includes a commemorative hardcover edition of “The Feynman Lectures on Physics.”