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Student Jessica Clayburn, ITEPP, Psychology Permalink
Jessica Clayburn, a Humboldt State University junior majoring in Psychology, recently received two highly competitive scholarships, totaling $15,000.
Clayburn was nominated for the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and was one of just 80 students to receive the award nationwide. She also applied for and was awarded The Morongo Band of Mission Indians Rodney T. Mathews Jr. Memorial Scholarship.
Student Bryan Kelly and John Folstrom, Politics Permalink
Politics student Bryan Kelly was named the recipient of the 2011 David Kalb Award and Politics student John Folstrom received honorable mention. The David Kalb Award is given to a student who has demonstrated interest in politics and leadership on campus. David Kalb, who generously funds the awards every year, is an HSU alumnus who was ASB president and a political science major in the 1970s.
Faculty William Wood, Chemistry Permalink
William Wood published a report on the identification of 2-ethyl-3-methylpyrazine from the scent glands of male pronghorn antelope. Previously, this hazel nut odor compound has only been identified from plants and is likely used in territorial marking by these animals.
2-Ethyl-3-methylpyrazine in the subauricular and median glands of pronghorn, Antilocapra americana. William F. Wood. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 39, 159-169 (2011).
Lauren Adabie, Ben Adams, Travis Clohessy, John Hunter, Blair Kinser, Izzy Konopa, Kendra Miers, Ryan Seng, and Zak Stanko, Environmental Resources Engineering Permalink
After not participating in the competition for over 10 years, the HSU-Environmental Resources Engineering team returned to American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Mid Pacific Regional Conference Water Treatment competition to claim the top prize. Student team members included Lauren Adabie, Ben Adams, Travis Clohessy, John Hunter, Blair Kinser, Izzy Konopa, Kendra Miers, Ryan Seng, and Zak Stanko.
Using engineering principles, students were tasked with treating “polluted” water for common water quality problems in a timed, competitive setting. Designs were scored on cost, speed, efficiency, final water quality as well as an accompanying presentation and report. The HSU-ERE team had an outstanding performance, beating the second place team by 30 points.
Faculty Jeff O'Connor, Kinesiology & Recreation Administration Permalink
Lecturer Jeff O’Connor has been named the director and president of the board of directors for “Stockton Folk Dance Camp.” The 65 year old conference is recognized as the most comprehensive international dance workshop in the United States. Internationally known instructors are invited to teach at the, two, one week sessions that has participants in attendance from the U.S.and abroad. The camp has been held each summer at the University of the Pacific campus in Stockton, California since 1946.
Faculty Robert Cliver, History Permalink
Professor Robert Cliver of HSU’s History Department has published an article this week in the online peer-reviewed journal of world history The Middle Ground. The article, titled “Tremors in the Web of Trade: Complexity, Connectivity and Criticality in the Mid-Eighth Century Medieval World” can be found online at http://www2.css.edu/app/depts/HIS/historyjournal/index.cfm?cat=5&art=40.
Student Nicolas Ramirez, Jason Barnes, Brian Huggett and Chantell Royer, Permalink
Four HSU Geospatial Science graduate students, Nicolas Ramirez (Environmental Science and Management), Jason Barnes (Environmental Science and Management), Brian Huggett (Forestry and Wildland Resources) and Chantell Royer (Forestry and Wildland Resources), were awarded a top prize of $25,000 in the annual Economic Fuel competition on April 29 at the Warfinger Building. Their winning concept Humboldt Cartography, a geospatial planning solutions firm, will offer mapping and spatial analysis solutions to business, federal, state, and local agencies. Their planned operations include cartographic design, and geographic information services including database development and management, geospatia
Student Robin Ray, Politics Permalink
Student Robin Ray was selected to represent HSU in the 2011 Panetta Congressional Internship Program. The Panetta congressional intern is an outstanding student from any major who has demonstrated how the internship will benefit their plans for public service. Tuition, travel, living expenses and a stipend are paid by the Panetta Institute for Public Policy.
Student Ryder Dschida and Michelle Kiso, History Permalink
Students Ryder Dschida and Michelle Kiso were named the 2011 Hennessey Award winner and runner-up, respectively. The Dr. John Hennessey Award was established in memory of Dr. John Hennessey, a professor of History and department chair at Humboldt State University who, after his retirement from the History Department, provided many years of service to the university. The award is given each year to a history major and graduating senior who has demonstrated academic excellence in the study of history.
Student Levi Mogg, History Permalink
Student Levi Mogg is the 2011 recipient of the Johnston-Aronoff Award. The Johnston-Aronoff Award is given each year to an outstanding student from Humboldt County who is pursuing a career in teaching history at the K-12 level. The award was established by Guy Aronoff, a professor in the HSU History Department, and his wife, Judy Johnston, in memory of Guy’s father, David Aronoff, and Judy’s mother, Aldy Johnston. Both were lifelong learners, and while neither were native Californians, they both very much loved California as their adopted home.
Student Matthew Herrera and Monica Mays, History Permalink
Students Matthew Herrera and Monica Mays won first and second place, respectively, in the 2011 Charles R. Barnum History Contest. The Charles R. Barnum History Awards celebrate original historical research of Humboldt County. The awards were established in 1952 by a grant from Charles Barnum, a realtor and insurance broker in Eureka who was a member of the Humboldt State College Advisory Board from 1946 to his death in 1953. Up to $2,500 in prize money is distributed each year.
Student Rosalinda Gonzalez, Daniel Hernandez, and Jeremy Rude, Environmental Science & Management Permalink
Environmental Science students Rosalinda Gonzalez, Daniel Hernandez, and Jeremy Rude have all been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for graduate study next year. The students receive $30,000 per year stipend and $10,500 cost of education allowance for three years at any institution in the US.
Student Lauren Adabie, Ben Adams, Travis Clohessy, John Hunter, Blair Kinser, Izzy Konopa, Kendra Miers, Ryan Seng, and Zak Stanko, Environmental Resources Engineering Permalink
The Environmental Resources Engineering team claimed the top prize at the American Society of Civil Engineers Mid Pacific Regional Conference Water Treatment competition. The HSU-ERE team had an outstanding performance and a first place win over eight other university teams including UC Berkeley and UC Davis. Students were tasked with treating “polluted” water for common water quality problems in a timed, competitive setting. Designs were scored on cost, speed, efficiency, final water quality as well as an accompanying presentation and report. Local sponsors include ASCE North Coast Chapter, LACO Associates, Pierson’s, Winzler & Kelly and the President’s office.