Research

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.

Feb, 2021

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¡Échale Ganas! in STEM

¡Échale Ganas! is a new grant-funded program at Humboldt State designed to support hands-on learning and career advancement for Latinx students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Jan, 2021

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AWEsome Business Competition Fuels Big, Bold, and Green Ideas

To bolster local entrepreneurship and help build more resilient and regenerative communities, Humboldt State University and the local community launched a competition designed to support sustainable business ventures in agriculture, water, or energy in Northern California.
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Psychology Research Links Social Isolation to COVID-19 Protocol Resistance

As health officials continue to implore the public to wear masks and practice social distancing, recent research by Humboldt State University Psychology Professor Amber Gaffney provides key insights into connections between social isolation, conspiratorial thinking, and resistance to COVID-19 protocols.

Oct, 2020

Aug, 2020

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Cycling Keeps You Young!

A new study by researchers at Humboldt State University is shedding light on an unexpected benefit of bicycling as an exercise in older adults.

May, 2020

Seabird Distribution in 3D: Assessing Risk from Offshore wind Energy Generation

Seabird species may be at risk for collision with, or displacement by, offshore wind turbines. Existing seabird distribution models describe the density and species composition in the California Current, and are used to identify hot spots for seabird activity. However, these models do not describe the three-dimensional distribution of flight behavior above the sea surface. Understanding flight height is key to accurately modeling the risk of direct interactions between seabirds and offshore wind turbines, and is the focus of Schatz Energy Research Center's latest offshore wind feasibility study.

Congratulations to HSU’s Outstanding Students of 2020!

These 2019-20 Outstanding Students Awards recognize the academics and co-curricular excellence and achievements of our students. Congratulations to this year’s winners and nominees! Read more about the winners and nominees!

A Celebration of Ideas

The 7th Annual ideaFest Symposium will be held virtually May 4 through Friday, May 8 to showcase HSU student and faculty research and projects that they have worked on throughout the past year.

Apr, 2020

HSU Students Excel at Student Research Competition

Humboldt State students took home two first-place awards and one second-place award at the 34th Annual California State University Student Research Competition held virtually at CSU East Bay this year.

Feb, 2020

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HSU Chemistry Professor Wins Prestigious $100,000 Science Award

Humboldt State University Professor Claire Till is among 25 recipients of the 2020 Cottrell Scholar Awards from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), America's first foundation dedicated wholly to science. Each awardee in this diverse group of early-career faculty-scholars in chemistry, physics, and astronomy receives $100,000.

Oct, 2019

Schatz Center Report Exposes the Dirty Footprint of Backup Generators

A report from Humboldt State’s Schatz Energy Research Center describes the scale of backup generator (BUGS) use, and the associated pollutant emissions, in economically developing countries worldwide. This study is the first global report on BUGS -- and the first step in understanding how and where these generators might most effectively be replaced with renewable energy.

Schatz Center Report Exposes the Dirty Footprint of Backup Generators

A report from Humboldt State’s Schatz Energy Research Center describes the scale of backup generator (BUGS) use, and the associated pollutant emissions, in economically developing countries worldwide. This study is the first global report on BUGS -- and the first step in understanding how and where these generators might most effectively be replaced with renewable energy.