Micaela Szykman Gunther, Wildlife professor, and undergraduate and graduate students are conducting a study that will help determine whether electronic detection of elk along North Coast highways will help protect elk, as well as human drivers.

New Study Aims to Protect Elk on Roadways with Collar-Activated Signs

A Cal Poly Humboldt study underway will help determine whether electronic detection of elk along North Coast highways will help protect elk, as well as human drivers.

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University of California Awards Cal Poly Humboldt Researchers $2.6 in State-funded Grants to Spur Climate Action

Through a historic partnership between the University of California and the state of California, research by two Cal Poly Humboldt professors is among dozens of projects awarded a total of $80 million in climate action grants.

tree health study

Tree Research Will Help PG&E Reduce Power Outages and Wildfires

In an effort to reduce the risk of wildfire, Cal Poly Humboldt faculty and students have embarked on a three-year study to investigate tree health. Photo courtesy of Lucy Kerhoulas.

Robert Benson, Burning Along The River, 2023, Salvaged Old Growth Redwood, Oil Paint, Fire

Tintah: Amongst The Trails, Robert Benson's Redwood Sculptures and Watercolor Studies

Cal Poly Humboldt’s Goudi’ni Native American Arts Gallery presents Tintah: Amongst The Trails, works in wood and works on paper by Robert Benson. The exhibition runs Oct. 5-Dec. 2.

Students and a professor study burning material in the Cal Poly Humboldt Fire Lab

Fighting Fires with Fire Science [VIDEO]

The news has been inescapable: wildfires in California and across the West have become larger, more severe, more destructive, and more deadly. Historical fire suppression and forest practices, coupled with climate change, have created an unavoidable problem.

Alumni & Donor Stories

A photo of Craig Vejvoda, Virgil Moorehead, and Dan Phillips, who each gifted $50,000 to the Cal Poly Humboldt Wrestling Club, building upon the University's wrestling legacy.

Building a Strong Future for Cal Poly Humboldt's Wrestling Program

“Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy.” This saying is known to everyone who’s hit the mat and wrestled at one point or time. For Virgil Moorehead (‘83, Education), Craig Vejvoda (‘80, Business Administration), and Dan Phillips (‘91, Business and Computer Information Systems), who were members of the Humboldt wrestling community, it’s true.

A photo of Jade Takimoto-Soriano

Building Inclusivity in the Video Game Industry

Playing video games was always a way for Jade Takimoto-Soriano ('16, International Studies) and her family to connect and spend time together. Her love for video games has come full circle as she is now the recruiter of diversity and Inclusion at Bad Robot Games, a video game company founded by renowned filmmaker J.J. Abrams, who made films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mission Impossible, and Star Trek.

A photo of Joyce West, who created a $150K scholarship endowment for Humboldt basketball players.

Real-Estate Gift Creates $150K Scholarship Endowment for Humboldt Basketball Players

Through the proceeds of a real estate transaction, real estate agent Joyce West and her friend Pamela Kelley created the Pamela J. Kelley and Joyce M. West Scholarship Endowment for scholarships to Cal Poly Humboldt basketball players.

A photo (Clockwise from top left) of Humboldt Alumni Scholarship recipients Jacob Goodbrod, Alexis Fierro, Olivia Rink, and Benjamin Osborne.

Humboldt Alumni Scholarship Empowers Students to Achieve Academic Dreams

The Humboldt Alumni Scholarship is a testament to the dedication of Cal Poly Humboldt's alumni in supporting current students.

Campus Achievements

Updates about the latest accomplishments—including latest research, publications, and awards—by students, faculty, and staff
Drs. Brian Tissot and Sean Craig received funding to continue ongoing monitoring research in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) along the California coastline. MPAs are regions designated and managed for…
Sara K. Sterner (Education) recently published a chapter entitled Chasing lines of flight: Using post-intentional phenomenology for educational research in J. DeHart (Ed.), Phenomenological…
Dr. Sara K. Sterner (Education) and her colleagues, Dr. Megan M. Van Deventer (Weber State University) and Laura Lemanski, ABD (University of Minnesota, MCAD) recently published a chapter entitled …
Professor Alison Holmes (PSCI) has been awarded a 'Love Of Learning' scholarship from the honor society, Phi Kappa Phi. Designed to help students pursue continuing education opportunities, Holmes…
Dr. Nino Dzotsenidze (Research Analyst, California Center for Rural Policy) co-authored an article titled, “Anti-Asian Racism during COVID-19: Emotional Challenges, Coping, and Implications for Asian…

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