Research Archive

Find news and information on our campus’ most honored faculty, staff and students.

Week of: May 17, 2020
McCrone Award-Winning Faculty, Student Honored for Research Excellence » Humboldt State University faculty members Professor Janelle Adsit, Department of English, Professor Renée Byrd, Department of Sociology, and Professor James Woglom, Department of Art, are recipients of the 2020 McCrone Promising Faculty Scholars Award.
Week of: May 03, 2020
A Celebration of Ideas » 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.
Congratulations to HSU’s Outstanding Students of 2020! » These 2019-20 Outstanding Students Awards recognize the academics and co-curricular excellence and achievements of our students. Congratulations to this year’s winners and nominees! Read more about the winners and nominees!
Seabird Distribution in 3D: Assessing Risk from Offshore wind Energy Generation » Schatz Energy Research Center's latest study will model seabird flight behavior in response to wind speed, to better understand the risks associated with different turbine layouts and designs.
Week of: Apr 26, 2020
HSU Students Excel at Student Research Competition » Humboldt State students took home two first-place awards and one second-place award at the 34th Annual California State University Student Research Competition held virtually at CSU East Bay this year.
Save the Redwoods League and HSU Research Confirms Redwoods’ Role in Climate » Recent findings bolster more than 10 years of research, confirming massive carbon storage in old-growth redwood forests and potential of younger, previously logged forests.
Week of: Apr 12, 2020
HSU Students Participating in Virtual CSU Student Research Competition » Twelve outstanding student researchers from HSU have been chosen to represent the University in the 34th annual California State University Student Research competition being held virtually this year on April 24-25.
Week of: Feb 16, 2020
HSU Chemistry Professor Wins Prestigious $100,000 Science Award » Humboldt State University Professor Claire Till is among 25 recipients of the 2020 Cottrell Scholar Awards from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), America's first foundation dedicated wholly to science. Each awardee in this diverse group of early-career faculty-scholars in chemistry, physics, and astronomy receives $100,000.
Week of: Oct 13, 2019
Exploring Indigenous and Western Approaches to Natural Resources Research » Through partnerships with local tribes and agencies, a past summer intensive for Indigenous undergraduates integrates Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and conventional approaches to research in natural resources.
Week of: Oct 06, 2019
Microgrid Provides Critical Services During Outage (w/ Video) » A groundbreaking microgrid developed to provide renewable power and energy resiliency for the Blue Lake Rancheria was put to the test during the recent statewide outage.
Week of: Sep 29, 2019
Schatz Center Report Exposes the Dirty Footprint of Backup Generators » A report from Humboldt State’s Schatz Energy Research Center describes the scale of backup generator (BUGS) use, and the associated pollutant emissions, in economically developing countries worldwide. This study is the first global report on BUGS -- and the first step in understanding how and where these generators might most effectively be replaced with renewable energy.
Week of: Sep 22, 2019
Record-breaking Year for Grants at HSU » Humboldt State faculty, staff, and student researchers were awarded a record-breaking $36 million in new grant funding—an increase of $13 million from the previous year—administered and secured by HSU’s Sponsored Programs Foundation (HSU SPF).
Week of: Sep 08, 2019
HSU Researchers Join State-wide Efforts to Monitor Marine Protected Areas » Researchers from Humboldt State University will continue studying marine life in protected areas on the North Coast, thanks to $9.5 million in total funding.
Week of: Aug 18, 2019
Report Recommends Campus, CSU Practices to Meet Student Basic Needs » The latest report from a CSU basic needs initiative gives campuses and organizations recommendations and best practices for helping students find food and housing security.
Week of: Jul 28, 2019
Schatz Center Announces Second Wind Energy Feasibility Study » As capital costs for offshore wind rapidly decrease and floating platform technologies come online, the northern coast of California is emerging as a promising site for the first offshore wind farm in the eastern Pacific.

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