Achievements

Publications and achievements submitted by our faculty, staff, and students. 

 

Student Kassandra Weber Physics & Astronomy

Presented HSU gravitational physics research at the American Physical Society Far West Section Meeting on 10/19 at CSU Fullerton.

http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/FWS18/Session/B03.5

Submitted: November 21, 2019

Faculty Jeff Dunk Environmental Science & Management

Jeff Dunk and 17 co-authors (9 of whom were HSU alumni or faculty) published a peer-reviewed paper in PLOS ONE (https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0210643). The paper summarizes the use of modern conservation planning applied to the northern spotted owl’s critical habitat designation process.

Submitted: January 14, 2019

Faculty Mark Colwell, Katie Raby, Lizzie Feucht Wildlife

Mark Colwell, Katie Raby and Lizzie Feucht published a paper in Wader Study (https://www.waderstudygroup.org/publications/wader-study/), an international journal dedicated to shorebird ecology and conservation. Their paper summarizes the efficiency of plovers breeding at various locations in Humboldt County over the past 18 years, with the aim of improving conservation and management practices.

Submitted: January 10, 2019

Faculty Robin Carter Mathematics

Co-editor of “Letters of Martin Fleischmann and Melvin Miles” published 2018.

http://lenr-canr.org/acrobat/Fleischmanlettersfroa.pdf

Submitted: November 21, 2019

Student Adolfina Savoretti (visiting student from Argentina), Alexander Bippus, Mihai Tomescu (with R.A. Stockey and G.W. Rothwell) Biological Sciences

Peer-reviewed article in Annals of Botany: “Grimmiaceae in the Early Cretaceous: Tricarinella crassiphylla gen. et sp. nov. and the value of anatomically preserved bryophytes”
https://academic.oup.com/aob/article/121/7/1275/4850661

Submitted: December 14, 2019

Faculty Amy Sprowles, Matt Johnson and Eileen Cashman; Lisa Hilman Other Campus Unit

Presented a poster entitled “Improving Inclusive Excellence in STEM through Place-Based Learning Communities” at the Transforming STEM Higher Education: Confirming the Authority of Evidence Conference, sponsored by AAC&U;and Project Kaleidoscope.

https://www.aacu.org/conferences/stem/18

Submitted: November 21, 2019

Student Sandra Strayer, Mihai Tomescu (with S. Noetinger) Biological Sciences

Peer-reviewed article in American Journal of Botany: “Origin of Equisetum: Evolution of horsetails (Equisetales) within the major euphyllophyte clade Sphenopsida”
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ajb2.1137

Submitted: December 14, 2019

Faculty Eileen Cashman, Amy Sprowles & Beth Eschenbach Other Campus Unit

Presented a workshop entitled “Cultivating Student Assets through Equity and Cultural Humility” at the Transforming STEM Higher Education: Confirming the Authority of Evidence Conference, sponsored by AAC&U;and Project Kaleidoscope.

https://www.aacu.org/conferences/stem/18

Submitted: November 21, 2019

Student Kassandra Weber Physics & Astronomy

Kassandra Weber (‘19) won 2nd place for the Steven Chu Award for best undergraduate research talk at the annual American Physical Society Far West Section Meeting that took place at CSU Fullerton on October 19-20th.
https://www.aps.org/units/cal/awards/index.cfm

Submitted: December 14, 2019

Student Kezia Ramussen Oceanography

Poster presented “Analyzing Taxonomic Diversity of the Human Gut Microbiome Using R”

Submitted: December 14, 2019

Faculty Mihai Tomescu (with A.T. Groover) Biological Sciences

Paper presented at 10th European Paleobotany-Palynology Conference in Dublin, Ireland: “Deconstructing secondary growth as developmental potential: a perspective on the evo-devo of wood”

Submitted: November 21, 2019

Faculty Kamila Larripa Mathematics

Published book chapter in Understanding Complex Systems in Mathematics, Springer

Submitted: December 14, 2019

Faculty Kelly Pfeiler, Mihai Tomescu Biological Sciences

Peer-reviewed article in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society: “An Early Devonian permineralized rhyniopsid from the Battery Point Formation of Gaspé (Canada)”

https://academic.oup.com/botlinnean/article-abstract/187/2/292/4939107

Submitted: November 26, 2019

Faculty Tyler Evans Mathematics

Published, jointly with Alice Fialowski (ELTE, Budapest) a new peer reviewed paper in Linear Algebra and it’s applications. The full text of the article is temporarily available at https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1YFcD5YnCXqL3

Submitted: December 19, 2019

Student Brian Murphy Environmental Science & Management

Received NACIS Student Map Award for Research.

Submitted: November 26, 2019

Student Thalia Quinn Other Campus Unit

Schatz Energy Fellow Thalia Quinn presented for a panel discussion on Broadening Access to Solar: Jobs, Careers, and Futures, at the American Solar Energy Society’s 47th annual conference in Boulder, Colorado. Panelists discussed paths for the solar energy field to increase inclusivity and the economic opportunities of underrepresented communities. Thalia shared her recent journey from undergraduate work in chemical engineering into the field of renewable energy. Moderated by Annie Lappé, the panel also included representatives from Grid Alternatives, the American Association for Blacks in Energy, Power52, SolarWorld, and Sandia Labs.

Submitted: November 26, 2019

Faculty Jack Murphy Environmental Science & Management

Serves on the City of Arcata’s Creeks and Watersheds Committee.

Submitted: November 26, 2019

Faculty Eileen Cashman, Beth Eschenbach, & Melissa Salazar Other Campus Unit

Presented a worshop entitled “Equality vs. Equity: Using Assets and Cultivating Students” at the Frontiers in Education 2018 conference: Fostering Innovation through Diversity.

fie2018.org

Submitted: November 26, 2019

Faculty Adam Carter Computer Science

Presented a paper at CCSC NW 2018: Kinne, J., Misner, E., Carter, A. S., & Tuttle, S. M. (2018). Evaluating the Efficacy of Clicker-Based Peer Instruction across Multiple Courses at a Single Institution. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges.

Submitted: November 26, 2019

Faculty James Graham Environmental Science & Management

Dr. James Graham was awarded a research grant from the Archaeologocal Research & Supply Company for conducting a study entitled, “Spruce Grove Ethnographic Village Archaeological Study.”

Submitted: November 27, 2019