Research

May, 2022

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Journalism student Elliott Portillo won Best Feature Photograph for his image of a member of the Marching Lumberjacks.

Newspapers, Magazine Recognized for Powerful Journalism

Cal Poly Humboldt’s student media teams from bilingual monthly El Leñador, Osprey magazine, and The Lumberjack student newspaper raked in several state college media awards at the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) statewide collegiate journalism conference this month.

Feb, 2022

Calling out Aversive Racism in Academic Medicine

The systemic effects of aversive racism––characterized as racist tendencies despite the endorsement of egalitarian values––is prevalent in academic medicine, impeding diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. This is according to new research by Cal Poly Humboldt Psychology Professor Gregg Gold and physicians at UCLA and UC San Francisco medical schools.

Oct, 2021

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Telling the Story Behind ‘Sugar Bear’ and Six Rivers National Forest

An 84-foot white fir harvested from Six Rivers National Forest will light up the U.S. Capitol this holiday season after making the cross-country trek from Northern California to Washington D.C. In preparation, Humboldt State University students have helped create interpretative and educational materials to accompany the tree on its journey east.
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Restoring Kelp in the Face of Climate Change

Researchers at UC Davis’ Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute, in collaboration with Humboldt State University and UC Santa Cruz, will research how ecological restoration of kelp forests might incorporate future impacts of climate change.

Sep, 2021

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Renowned Stem Cell Research Program Secures $3.6 Million for Student Internships

Humboldt State University’s distinguished CIRM Bridges Program has once again been awarded with generous grant funding from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Led by Biology Professor Amy Sprowles, HSU’s CIRM Bridges is designed to support students from diverse backgrounds committed to improving human health through stem cell research and gene therapy.
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Kelp is on the Way

Humboldt State University is expanding and diversifying its seaweed research farm in Humboldt Bay to include bull kelp. With the help of HSU students, researchers aim to inform future decisions about commercial aquaculture and conservation efforts.

Aug, 2021

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State Makes Historic Investment in HSU’s Polytechnic Plans

California Governor Gavin Newsom and the State Legislature have agreed on a new state budget with a historic $458 million investment in Humboldt State University’s effort to become Northern California’s first polytechnic institution.

Jun, 2021

HSU Continues Polytech Push with Plans for Several New Programs

Drawing on its strengths in STEM, environmental and social responsibility, and experiential learning, Humboldt State University has submitted documentation of its intent to launch several new and innovative undergraduate and graduate degree programs as soon as Fall 2022 and Fall 2023.

May, 2021

Apr, 2021

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The Role of Warming Climate on Forest Reproduction

Building on 16 years of research, Forestry Professor David Greene has found evidence that mast seeding—the boom-or-bust crop cycle typical of most tree species—is governed by a simple weather cue that operates asynchronously across the continent. The findings have significant implications for forest ecosystems in an era of rapid climate change.

The Role of Warming Climate on Forest Reproduction

Building on 16 years of research, Forestry Professor David Greene has found evidence that mast seeding–the boom-or-bust crop cycle typical of most tree species–is governed by a simple weather cue that operates asynchronously across the continent. The findings have significant implications for forest ecosystems in an era of rapid climate change.

Students Researchers Vie Among State’s Best in Annual CSU Competition

A group of Humboldt State University students has been selected to represent the campus in the 35th Annual California State University Student Research Competition. Held remotely for the second year in a row, the 2021 competition will be virtually hosted by Cal Poly Pomona on Friday, April 30  and Saturday, May 1.

Mar, 2021

$949,000 Grant Opens Doors for Underrepresented STEM Students (w/ Video)

Microbes are all around us—in the air, our water, the earth, even our gut (think “good” bacteria)—and grow within all living things. What happens when microbes originating from one host migrate to another? Why does this matter? Humboldt State University students will explore these questions thanks to a prestigious $949,000 National Science Foundation grant awarded to Biology Professor Catalina Cuellar-Gempeler.