May 04, 2020 - Grant Scott-Goforth
The 7th Annual ideaFest Symposium will be held virtually May 4 through Friday, May 8 to showcase HSU student and faculty research and projects that they have worked on throughout the past year.
IdeaFest displays work from Humboldt State’s three colleges, highlighting a diverse range of subjects including communications, political science, mathematics, science, and more. The event will also include various written and digital performances.
Due to COVID-19, ideaFest will be hosted on a variety of online platforms to ensure the safety of everyone involved. Coordinator Kyle Morgan and others have been working hard to transition to a virtual event.
“This year, ideaFest will be solely online and will be on a smaller scale,” says Morgan. “However, because it is online, ideaFest is supporting the submission of videos and slideshows to showcase a broader variety of student projects.”
HSU also plans on displaying pieces of student work on various social media platforms from Monday, May 4 to Friday, May 8. Presenters are encouraged to invite family and friends to view their presentations as they are showcased online.
Projects you can look forward to seeing include: A Geospatial Inventory of the Jacoby Creek Forest & Potential for Restoration Thinning by Forestry student Cameron Miller; Influence of Exercise on Mood States: Comparing Yoga to Low-Impact Aerobics by Kinesiology graduate student Kristin Pitsenbarger; and Theatrical Folkloric Dance in Egypt by Theater, Film & Dance instructor Rose “Shoshanna” Anthony.
“Attendees will discover the same great diversity of student projects and become inspired by the passion and innovation of our HSU students,” says Morgan.