Aerial view of campus showing solar arrays on the roof of Schatz Energy Research Center in the foreground.

Powering Campus Resilience

A renewable energy microgrid designed to keep Cal Poly Humboldt powered throughout outages is expected to be up and running by fall 2025. 

Founders Hall wide angle

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.

A photo of an eighth grade student from Northcoast Prepatory Academy looking into a water tank filled with sea stars.

Saving Sunflower Sea Stars

Cal Poly Humboldt faculty and student researchers are joining a nationwide effort to save a critically endangered keystone species along the West Coast of North America.

A group photo of Humboldt's Men's Rugby Team at the Giving Day fundraising fair.

Second Annual Giving Day Raises $325K

Cal Poly Humboldt’s second annual Giving Day was a tremendous success as the Humboldt community came together to raise $325,260 in just one day!

A photo of the corpse flower blooming in the Dennis K. Walker Greenhouse.

Corpse Flower Blooms

The corpse flower, also known as Amorphophallus konjac, is one of the most unique flowering plants on the planet due to its distinct and fleshy smell. This week, the corpse flower at Cal Poly Humboldt is blooming, with its deep red stalk reaching toward the sky and emitting its strong aroma in the campus greenhouse's subtropical dome.

An artist’s reconstruction of the new shark-like species Cosmoselachus mehlingi.

New 326-Million-Year-Old Fossil Shark-like Species Identified

Researchers have described a new species of ancient shark that was collected in Arkansas 45 years ago and fills an important role in understanding an enigmatic and bizarre group of prehistoric fishes. The study is published in the journal Geodiversitas. 

A photo of a Logging Sports team member chopping a log with an axe.

Cal Poly Humboldt Hosting Logging Sports Conclave

The Cal Poly Humboldt Logging Sports team, an academic club of the Department of Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management, is gearing up to host the 84th Annual Association of Western Forestry Clubs Conclave.

A photo of Ariel DeLara wearing sunglass near a beach.

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.

A photo of students speaking with an employer at the Career Expo

Career Expo & Volunteer Fair Set to Connect Students with Employers

In collaboration with the Center for Community Based Learning, Cal Poly Humboldt's Career Development Center is thrilled to announce the return of its largest annual event, the Career Expo & Volunteer Fair, on Thursday, Feb. 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., in the West Gym.

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.

A gray whales breaches from the waters at the mouth of Humboldt Bay

Cal Poly Humboldt Researcher Investigates Mystery of Gray Whale Group

Eastern north Pacific gray whales migrate annually from Mexico where they breed in the winter to the Arctic to feed in the summer, making one of the longest journeys of any mammal—but one small subgroup instead spends their summers along the Northern California to British Columbia coastline. Robyn Norman, a Biological Sciences graduate student, wants to know why.