Research Archive

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Week of: Sep 14, 2014
Humboldt State Continues Fall GMO Speaker Series »

Humboldt State University continues its GMO Speaker Series Sept. 19, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 on the HSU campus.

Humboldt State Continues Sustainable Speaker Series »

Humboldt State University presents the fall Sustainable Futures Speaker Series through Nov. 20 on the HSU campus.

New Initiative Supports Students with Children »

From getting enough sleep to making good grades, being a college student is a constant juggling act.

Week of: Sep 07, 2014
‘Becoming California’ Premieres in September »

In California a new story of environmental change is emerging. It is a story that tells how nature and civilization are no longer adversaries but partners, together creating healthy environments amid vibrant economies.

Marine Sciences Faculty Receive NSF Research Grant »

Three Humboldt State faculty members have received a $272,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of low pH and low dissolved oxygen on marine organisms along the North Coast.

Week of: Aug 24, 2014
HSU Students Create University’s Second Supercomputer »

Humboldt State students are building the university’s second supercomputer—a highly powerful machine that will support hands-on research in a variety of disciplines.

HSU Student Presents Seed Studies at Prestigious Research Program »

When Megan Bishop talks about botany, terms like chasmogamous and cleistogamous roll off her tongue as if she was discussing her weekend plans. In fact, this past summer, she may have been.

Week of: Aug 17, 2014
Psychology Student Explores Genes that Make Us Susceptible to Hypnotherapy »

Whether it’s mastering public speaking or conquering an addiction, Kyle Wannigman (’15, Psychology) wants to help you overcome your fears and anxieties.

Week of: Jul 27, 2014
HSU Gets Research Submarine »

Humboldt State University has acquired a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV), a submarine that will be used to study marine habitats and organisms up to 3,000 feet beneath the ocean’s surface.

Week of: Jun 01, 2014
Psychology Professor Wins Fulbright to Croatia »

Psychology professor Tasha R. Howe has received a 2014-15 Fulbright scholarship to Croatia, where she will work in child abuse prevention.

Week of: May 18, 2014
Geologists, Students Dig Out Evidence of Past Tsunamis in California »

Two Humboldt State geologists and a team of graduate students contributed to the discovery of an extensive sedimentary deposit formed by a 1946 tsunami, providing the first known tangible evidence of the event and furthering the understanding of the long-term hazard of tsunamis on California coastal communities.

Week of: May 11, 2014
Redefining Waste: Upcycled Projects Promote Learning »

Professor Lonny Grafman’s Introduction to Design class is a unique combination of engineering, sustainability and community service.

Week of: May 04, 2014
HSU Receives $5.8 Million Federal Grant for Innovative Biomass Research »

Humboldt State University, along with 15 regional partners, has received a $5.88 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to conduct innovative biomass research.

Week of: Apr 20, 2014
Schatz Center Awarded $2.1 million for Lighting Global project »

Humboldt State’s Schatz Energy Research Center has been awarded a pair of grants totaling more than $2 million from the World Bank Group to support its continued involvement in the Lighting Global initiative. Lighting Global and its sister programs, Lighting Africa and Lighting Asia, support the development of commercial markets for solar charged off-grid lighting products that are affordable to low income people in developing countries.

Week of: Mar 30, 2014
HSU Students Participate in Statewide CSU Research Competition May 2-3 »

Five HSU students have been selected to participate with students around the state in the California State University’s 28th Annual Student Research Competition.

Humboldt State Hosts McCrone Awards April 24 »

Humboldt State University’s Sponsored Programs Foundation will host the annual McCrone Awards Banquet at 4 p.m. April 24 in the Great Hall above the College Creek Marketplace. The event is free and open to the public.

Week of: Mar 02, 2014
Coral Sea’s Uncovered History Reveals High Seas Adventures »

During its 40-year existence, Humboldt State’s marine research vessel, the Coral Sea, has seen its share of adventures. It’s been held captive in a foreign port, served as the headquarters for drug smugglers and brought back sunken treasure from the Bahamas. For a while, it was also the home of Mac, the Diving Dog.

Week of: Feb 23, 2014
California Environmental Legacy Project Screens National PBS Film at HSU »

Humboldt State University will host a free public screening of “Becoming California” a public television documentary exploring man’s relationship with the environment 7 p.m. March 8 in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Week of: Feb 16, 2014
Humboldt State Launches Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences »

Humboldt State University has launched an interdisciplinary institute for education and research in the marine and coastal sciences, which will expand understanding of a large and remote section of California coastline.

Week of: Jan 26, 2014
HSU Showcases Groundbreaking Films from California Legacy Project »

Humboldt State University will screen two films produced for the California Environmental Legacy Project—a statewide multimedia initiative designed to raise public awareness about environmental change in California—Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre.

Week of: Dec 15, 2013
A Look Back at Fall 2013 »

Fall 2013 was a big semester for Humboldt State: the university kicked-off its Centennial year with an unforgettable celebration on the Plaza; HSU students, faculty and staff made their mark both on- and off-campus and the university continued to expand its academic offerings with new programs and majors in a variety of disciplines. From student achievements to university milestones, here are some of the highlights of Fall 2013.

Week of: Dec 01, 2013
Cal State Sponsors Student and Faculty Research Competitions »

Biotechnology Research Competition

Research Sheds Light on Elusive Humboldt River Otters »

Recently, a team of HSU researchers used a unique combination of citizen science and genetic sampling to estimate the number of river otters around Humboldt Bay.

Week of: Nov 17, 2013
China-Tibet Field Studies Program Celebrates 12th Year »

“Fenced round with snow, the headland of all rivers, where the mountains are high and the land is pure.”

Though spoken by an anonymous Tibetan poet centuries ago, these words continue to inspire HSU undergraduate students to explore and document the geography of the Tibetan Plateau.

New Stereo Microscope Illuminates Student and Faculty Research »

Humboldt State’s Biology Core Facility has purchased a stereo microscope with fluorescence illumination, an advanced instrument that will better support student and faculty research in the biological sciences.

Week of: Nov 10, 2013
HSU Students Investigate Mysterious Sea Star Disease »

Last spring, a few students in Kathryn McDonald’s Intertidal Ecology class were studying sea stars at Trinidad Bay when something unusual started happening.

Week of: Nov 03, 2013
HSU Named Top School for Fulbright Scholars »

Humboldt State has been named a top school for Fulbright scholars by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Three HSU faculty members received awards in 2013-14, making Humboldt State a leading producer of Fulbright scholars among U.S. master’s institutions.

Week of: Oct 20, 2013
Schatz Lab to Host Biomass Energy Workshop »

Humboldt State University and the University of California will co-host a biomass energy workshop Thursday, November 7 at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center.

Week of: Oct 13, 2013
HSU Students Design Sustainable Energy Facility for Humboldt Bay »

On the bottom floor of Science D, a group of students sat in small groups discussing water turbidity, pH levels, mineral content and energy consumption.

Week of: Oct 06, 2013
Schatz Takes Electric Vehicle Readiness Work Abroad »

Engineers at Humboldt State’s Schatz Lab are expanding their work on electric vehicle readiness to New Delhi, India.

Week of: Sep 15, 2013
HSU Wildlife Instructor: Crows Are Smarter Than You Think »

Crows are among the most intelligent animals on the planet. But just how smart are they? A new study led by wildlife faculty member Barbara Clucas suggests that they can tell when humans are watching them and adapt their behavior accordingly.

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