Tour of the Blue Lake Rancheria’s microgrids.

Symposium Highlights Clean Air, Energy, and Fire in Rural and Tribal Communities

While Californians face increased fire risk, air pollution, and aging energy infrastructure, Tribal and rural communities remain especially vulnerable. The SAFE project—Smoke, Air, Fire, Energy—is a collaboration between Tribes and Schatz Energy Research Center to develop solutions to these challenges.

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Ka’ila Farrell-Smith, Red Coyote for Pitsap, 2018, Print

LAND BACK: Artwork of Ka'ila Farrell-Smith

Cal Poly Humboldt’s Goudi’ni Native American Arts Gallery presents LAND BACK: Artwork of Ka'ila Farrell-Smith, a visual artist, writer and activist located in Modoc Point, Oregon. Featuring paintings and traditional Indigenous art practices, she explores the space between the Indigenous and western paradigms.

The diving class learns SCUBA techniques underwater.

Diving Students Gain Skills near Catalina Island for Break [PHOTOS]

Over spring break, Cal Poly Humboldt’s Master Divers in training had the opportunity to visit Catalina Island, hosted by USC Wrigley Institute, to work toward their certification. On this trip, divers were able to work on their buoyancy control, buddy awareness, and situational awareness. This experience was unique as they got to embark on dive experiences that cannot be so easily replicated closer to Humboldt such as night diving, deep diving, and kelp forest exploration.

Founders Hall wide angle

Northern California LandBack Symposium to Discuss and Plan for Tribal Land Return

Save California Salmon and Cal Poly Humboldt’s Native American Studies Department will be hosting the Northern California LandBack Symposium on Friday, March 24, at the Goodwin Forum at Cal Poly Humboldt.

Covers of local student newspapers.

Cal Poly Humboldt Celebrates High School Journalism at its Finest

To celebrate and recognize excellence in journalism at local high schools, Cal Poly Humboldt hosted its Sixth Annual Media Day earlier this month.

Alumni & Donor Stories

Martin Arata in Spain

Building a 16th-Century Basque Whaling Boat, the Old Way

Cal Poly Humboldt graduate Martin Arata’s (‘74, Industrial Arts) career studies have taken him all over the world, most recently to a small shipbuilding school in northeast Spain, where he’s spent time over the past several years helping an international team rebuild the San Juan whaleship, a 500-year-old Basque whaling boat.

Jennifer Keller

Mary & Foster Keller Endowment Continues to Support Students

To ease the financial burden for Cal Poly Humboldt students and honor her parents, Jennifer Keller established the Mary & Foster Keller Endowment in 2012. The endowment created the University’s first-ever Presidential Scholarship and awards student recipients $4,000 annually for four years.

Students on Founders Hall stairs

Giving Inspires Giving

Sherman Schapiro (‘86, Environmental Systems) is proof that giving inspires giving.

Kari Marie Norgaard

Humboldt Ties Remain Strong for Prominent Alumna

Kari Marie Norgaard (‘92, Biology) got more than she expected out of Cal Poly Humboldt.

Campus Achievements

Updates about the latest accomplishments—including latest research, publications, and awards—by students, faculty, and staff
Dr. Ho Yi Wan received a grant from the CSU Agricultural Research Institute to support research on a collaborative project that will develop a viable business plan associated with mass timber…
Adams, D., Bellinger, G. (2023). Engaging Students in your Classroom through a Structured Learning Approach. California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD;…
Adams., D. (March, 2023). Integrating a collaborative and proactive solutions model into your classroom. California Association for Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance  Conference (CAHPERD;…
Dr. Ramona j.j. Bell was an invited speaker in celebration of Women's Herstory Month at the University of Colorado Boulder on March 7, 2023.  She presented from her forthcoming book, Sporting DIVAS:…
Marcos Hernandez and Janelle Adsit have published an essay that reflects on Cal Poly Humboldt's literary magazine *Toyon: Multilingual Journal of Literature and Art.* Their chapter, "Literary…

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