Students Head to System-wide Research Competition

Twelve Humboldt State University students have been selected to represent the campus at the 32nd Annual California State University Student Research Competition, May 4 and 5, at Sacramento State.

Students are selected by the Planning Committee for Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities based on submitted applications. The annual statewide competition brings together outstanding student researchers from all 23 CSU campuses to compete for research awards in discipline-based categories. The students selected to represent HSU are:

Grecia Alfaro-Ruiz, undergraduate, Sociology
“Outcomes of a Disconnected Society: Tough on Discipline and the School to Prison Pipeline”
Faculty advisor: David McElhattan, sociology

Rachel Brewer, graduate in Biological Sciences
“The Development Implications of the Regulatory Relationship between cJun and Oct4 in Murine Embryonic Stem Cells”
Faculty advisor: Amy Sprowles, biological sciences

Manisha Davesar, graduate in Anthropology
“Comic Books and Cartoons: How our Beloved Superheroes are used as Mass Socialization Tools”
Faculty advisor: Marissa Ramsier, Anthropology

Jenna Kelmser, Cheyenna Burrows, Wyatt Kozelka, undergraduates, Environmental Science & Management
“Cannabis Carbon Accounting & Modeling”
Faculty advisor: Kevin Fingerman, Environmental Science & Management

Madison Kirkpatrick, graduate in Kinesiology & Recreation Administration
“Effects of Active Versus Passive Recovery on Blood Lactate and Performance in Repeated Wingate Tests”
Faculty advisor: Boe Burrus, Kinesiology & Recreation Administration

Boram Lim, graduate in Kinesiology & Recreation Administration
“The effect of stride frequency variations on running performance of time to exhaustion at the velocity of VO2max.”
Faculty advisor: Young Sub Kwon, Kinesiology & Recreation Administration

Laurelyn Memmott, graduate in Anthropology
“Reading the Stones: Lithic Use-Wear Analysis of Aztec Macuahuitl Blades”
Faculty advisor: Marisol Cortes-Rincon, Anthropology

Trevor Short, graduate in Kinesiology & Recreation Administration
“The effects of Ladder Training on Speed and Agility Performance”
Faculty advisor: Young Sub Kwon, Kinesiology & Recreation Administration

Kyle Sipes, graduate in Environmental Resources Engineering
“Treatment wetland remediation via in-situ solids digestion using novel Blue Frog© circulators”
Faculty advisor: Eileen Cashman, Environmental Resources Engineering

Mahayla Slackerelli, graduate in Economics
“Ownership Structures and Financing Options for Solar Energy Generation in the Redwood Coast Energy Authority Service Area”
Faculty advisor: Steve Hackett, Economics