Research

Jan, 2013

Florida Tech Uses SERC Technology

Hydrogen experiment kits created by Humboldt State’s Schatz Energy Research Center are now being used by chemistry students at the Florida Institute of Technology.
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Oceanography Student Conducts Wave Research

Vanessa Crandell (’13) has been fascinated by the Earth for as long as she can remember. In kindergarten, she’d fill her backpack with rocks from the playground and bring them home after school. One of her earliest memories was taking a class field trip to a volcano in the second grade. “It was my first introduction to plate tectonics,” she recalls.

Nov, 2012

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Anthropology Symposium Showcases Undergraduate Research

_Do our lifestyle choices affect our lifespan? And is our obsession with cleanliness making us sick? HSU students explore these questions and more at HSU’s first undergraduate anthropology research symposium 6 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Native American Forum._

Oct, 2012

Sociology Student Wins National Sustainability Award

HSU Sociology student Rachelle Irby (’12) has received a 2012 Sustainability Leadership Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the national organization that advances sustainability in higher education.

Sep, 2012

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Researching the Social Behavior of Steller's Jays

Will Goldenberg tossed a handful of peanuts onto the concrete, hoping to lure the Steller’s Jay from its nest outside Founders Hall. After a few minutes, the blue and black bird popped out of a bush and hopped over to the pile of nuts scattered on the ground.

Bio Core Upgrades Support Student Research

Humboldt State has purchased three new instruments and has begun remodeling existing space to support student and faculty research in the earth, physical and biological sciences.

Aug, 2012

May, 2012

HSU Unveils Recommendations for Del Norte Food System

Del Norte County and Adjacent Tribal Lands should further localize their farm-to-market sector with Community Supported Agriculture networks, according to a detailed analysis by the non-profit California Center for Rural Policy at Humboldt State University.

Grad Student Explores Tanoak Root Systems

Graduate student Brandon Namm is putting the finishing touches on a multi-year research project that investigates an area few scientists have ventured before: Underground to understand the root systems of the tanoak.

Apr, 2012

Mar, 2012

Students Help Target University Priorities

Sometimes one plus one is more than two. HSU is committed to improving campus communications. It's also is committed to developing undergraduate research. Mix the two together and the result is an intriguing, synergistic project.

Feb, 2012

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Researcher Looks to Soccer for Clues to Concussions

Beth Larson, lecturer and Coordinator for Humboldt State’s North Coast Concussion Program, is used to taking challenges head-on. But her research, which was recently discussed in the New York Times’ health blog, suggests that soccer players could benefit from cutting back on heading the ball.

Prof: Tiny Primates Communicate in Ultrasonic Channel

Specialized audio research by Humboldt State anthropology lecturer and alumna Marissa Ramsier (’03) indicates that one of the world’s smallest primates probably has an ultrasound warning system within its social groups.

Jan, 2012

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Professor Publishes 10-year-old's New Molecule

For Clara Lazen, 10, a classroom assignment turned into a scientific finding. As Chemistry Professor Robert Zoellner confirmed, the fifth-grader's curiosity led to a new molecule, and her first mention in a scientific journal.

Kinesiology Lecturer Awarded for Research on Childhood Obesity

Sheila Kelly grew up in a family that encouraged sports over video games and outdoor activities over television. As a child, she played soccer, basketball and softball, and as an adult, she worked as a group exercise instructor and personal trainer while pursuing her Ph.D. in Kinesiology at Michigan State University.

Oct, 2011

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Renovations Make Marine Lab More User-Friendly

Humboldt State’s Telonicher Marine Lab in Trinidad is wrapping up a year and a half long $350,000 renovation of its wet lab and public display area funded by alumni, grants and private donations.