HSU Students Head to Statewide CSU Research Competition - Humboldt State Now

HSU Students Head to Statewide CSU Research Competition

Eight HSU students have been selected to participate with students around the state in the California State University’s 30th Annual Student Research Competition.

Humboldt State’s Office of Research, Economic and Community Development (ORECD) has announced the results of the Humboldt State University Student Research nomination and selection process.
Following a competitive review of applications, the Planning Committee for Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities has selected eight outstanding researchers. In addition to being selected as HSU’s Outstanding Student Researchers, they will also represent HSU at the 30th Annual California State University Student Research Competition, April 29 and 30, at CSU Bakersfield. This annual statewide competition brings outstanding student researchers from all 23 CSU campuses to compete for research awards in discipline-based categories.

The students selected to represent HSU are:
Nina Carson
Graduate candidate in Kinesiology & Recreation Administration
“The Effect of Lean on Running Kinematics and Metabolics”
Faculty advisor: Justus Ortega, Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Recreation Administration

Christopher De Alba
Undergraduate in Chemistry
“Demonstration of Lead Binding for Bioremediation in Engineered RsaA S-Layer Proteins on C. vibrioides”
Faculty advisor: Jenny Cappuccio, Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Lee Hecker
Graduate candidate in Biological Sciences
“Habitat Suitability of Northern Pacific Rattlesnakes (Crotalus Oreganus Oreganus) at Multiple Scales”
Faculty advisor: Sharyn Marks, Professor, Biological Sciences

Manal Hosawi
Graduate candidate in Biological Sciences
“The JNK/c-Jun Pathway Regulates Potency and OCT4 Expression in Murine Embryonic Stem Cells”
Faculty advisor: Amy Sprowles, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Lori Jones
Undergraduate in Environmental Resources Engineering
“Hybrid Osmotically-Driven Desalination Systems to Achieve Water Sustainability: Evaluation with a Computational Fluid Dynamics Model”
Faculty advisor: Andrea Achilli, Assistant Professor, Environmental Resources Engineering

Joshua Massey
Undergraduate in Chemistry
“Nanodiscs Stabilize Anabaena Sensory Rhodopsin for Transcriptional Regulation Studies”
Faculty advisor: Jenny Cappuccio, Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Gil Spitz
Graduate candidate in Kinesiology & Recreation Administration
“Physical Fitness Characteristics of Local Firefighters and Law Enforcement on the Northern Coast of California”
Faculty advisor: Young Sub Kwon, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology & Recreation Administration

Anna Welch
Graduate candidate in Kinesiology & Recreation Administration
“Physical Fitness Characteristics of Local Firefighters and Law Enforcement on the Northern Coast of California”
Faculty advisor: Young Sub Kwon, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology & Recreation Administration