Sep, 2012

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


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


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


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.

Campus Concussion Research Asks Subjects to Walk the Line

At HSU, new concussion research is asking people to take a page out of Johnny Cash’s songbook and “walk the line.” While Cash kept a close eye on his heart, students working with the North Coast Concussion Program at Humboldt State are keeping a close eye on the head, specifically head injuries.

Sep, 2011

HSU Outlines Food Donation Strategy to Curb Waste

The California Center for Rural Policy at Humboldt State University has issued a series of policy options to encourage food donations, pare considerable local waste and stem the region’s food insecurity.

HSU Students Put Einstein Theory to Toughest Test Yet

A two-year, $117,000 National Science Foundation grant will enable Humboldt State University physics students to conduct the most rigorous test worldwide of Einstein’s famous theory of relativity in the campus’s Gravitational Research Laboratory.

Fieldwork Scholarship Sends Anthropology Major on Belize Adventure

HSU Anthropology and Sociology major, Leslie Perkins, was awarded the Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to only seven students in the United States and Canada and includes $1,000 to pay for their first fieldwork experience.

Aug, 2011

Faculty, Students Sift Clues to Local Business Success

The first in a series of planned annual business surveys conducted by Humboldt State University and funded by the Humboldt County Workforce Investment Board suggests that membership in a business networking group contributes to local success.