Rendering showing the bow of Cal Poly Humboldt's new research vessel. (Courtesy of All American Marine)

New Cal Poly Humboldt Oceanographic Research Vessel on the Way

The ocean covers most of the planet’s surface, and of that, only 5 percent has been explored. To reveal the mysteries of our ocean, Cal Poly Humboldt is looking toward the future with a new oceanographic research vessel.

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3D Digital Herbarium Recognized for Innovation

Cal Poly Humboldt’s interactive 3D Digital Herbarium won the American Library Association’s Best Emerging Technology Application Award.

Outstanding Students of 2023-24

Cal Poly Humboldt's Outstanding Students of 2023-24

These 2023-24 Outstanding Students Awards recognize the academics and co-curricular excellence and achievements of our students. Congratulations to this year’s winners and nominees!  

Nicholas Schieferecke graduated from Cal Poly Humboldt in 2019 and is serving as an environment Volunteer in Guyana.

Humboldt a 2024 Top Peace Corps Volunteer Producing University

More than 758 Lumberjacks have served as Peace Corps Volunteers, ranking Cal Poly Humboldt No. 6 in the medium-sized enrollment category.

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New Faculty Awarded Grants

The Cal Poly Humboldt Emeritus and Retired Faculty & Staff Association (ERFSA) Executive Committee is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of ERFSA Small Grants.

Alumni & Donor Stories

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$500K Gift Brings Advanced Microscope to Cal Poly Humboldt, Revolutionizing STEM Research

When Dr. Kathleen Welsh asked her father, Emeritus Professor of Zoology James F. Welsh, how else she could support Cal Poly Humboldt, he told her to consider the students' hands-on learning

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Alum's Journey to Environmental Stewardship

Ariel DeLara (‘15, Rangeland Resource Science) now works as a district conservationist for the Natural Resource Conservation Service, where he's dedicated to environmental stewardship and conservation.

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Emeritus Professor Establishes Endowment Fund in Honor of Soil Science Mentor Steven E. Slusser

Rangeland Resource and Wildland Soils Professor Emeritus Susan Edinger Marshall established the Steven E. Slusser Memorial Endowment with a $25,000 gift.

A photo collage of Lucinda and Gary Jensen and Jayda and Taiden Partlow

Lumberjacks in Love

Those who attend Cal Poly Humboldt often discover their love for the outdoors, their community, or a particular discipline—some even find the love of their lives.

Campus Achievements

Updates about the latest accomplishments—including latest research, publications, and awards—by students, faculty, and staff
Dr. Gabi Kirk has two new publications out on political ecology and agrarian issues in Palestine. The first is co-authored with Dr. Paul Kohlbry, "Situating the Transnational in Agrarian Palestine,"…
Kenia Gomez, Gabriel Abundis & (graduate student) Ernesto Chavez-Velasco received research grants from the California Native Grassland Association to examine pressing issues on various California…
Drs. Rouhollah Aghasaleh and Tristan Gleason have been named the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing (JCT) Editors and Presidents of the Foundation for Curriculum Theory for 2025-2030.  JCT is…
George Washington University in Washington DC has decided to make their course on Subnational Diplomacy a permanent feature of their Executive Education/Professional development offering. As part of…

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