A photo of members from Charles Darwin University in Australia, the Blue Lake Rancheria, Cal Poly Humboldt, and College of the Redwoods.

New Partnership with Australian University

A new international partnership was formalized earlier this week among Charles Darwin University in Australia and three organizations on the North Coast—Blue Lake Rancheria, Cal Poly Humboldt, and College of the Redwoods.

A photo graphic of two runners on a treadmill, one with the torso flex angle and the other without.

Running… Lean into it, But not too much

A new study by researchers at Cal Poly Humboldt and the University of Southern California sheds light on an unexpected benefit of leaning forward moderately while running. The paper will be published online in  PLOS ONE journal on May 29.

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. 

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.

With help from Hyun-Kyung You, Cal Poly Humboldt Child Development professor and program leader for the Child Development Lab, kids cut the ribbon at the celebration of the Trinity Early Learning Center on Saturday, April 6.

Week of the Young Child: New Hub of Learning

Marking the Week of the Young Child, Cal Poly Humboldt celebrated the official opening of the University’s Trinity Early Learning Center, a new hub for two long-standing Cal Poly Humboldt programs that foster a learning environment for young children and University students.

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 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.

Juhi LaFuente working in the Telonicher Marine Lab on krill research

Predicting the Future of Krill

To better understand how climate change might affect the marine ecosystem off the coast of California over the next century, Cal Poly Humboldt researchers are studying one of the ocean’s smaller inhabitants.

Geology students taking core samples at the Mad River Slough.

Advancing Earthquake Research

Cal Poly Humboldt is partnering with several institutions including lead university, the  University of Oregon, on a new multi-institution earthquake research center, which will receive $15 million from the National Science Foundation over five years to study the Cascadia subduction zone and bolster earthquake preparedness in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.