Achievements

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

 

Student rroulou'sik REU and UC Davis UG Student Jade Little (with D.C Barton, S. Brinkman, and HSU MS student C. Nasr) Wildlife

Won best student poster for "Pelagic Cormorant Nesting Success and Oceanic Conditions in Northern California", presented at American Indian Science and Engineering Society annual conference, Oklahoma City, OK

Submitted: October 22, 2018

Faculty Dan Barton Wildlife

Named a "National Academies Undergraduate Education Mentor in the Life Sciences" for work with the Northwest Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching (2018-2019)

https://www.summerinstitutes.org/

Submitted: October 22, 2018

Faculty Dan Barton Wildlife

Presented a paper "Comparative analysis of parental effects on the evolution of developmental period length in Anseriform birds" at The Wildlife Society's annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio

Submitted: October 22, 2018

Student Adolfina Savoretti (visiting student from Argentina), Alexander Bippus, Mihai Tomescu (with D. Guido, J.L. Garcia Massini) Biological Sciences

Paper presented at 17th Simposio Argentino de Paleobotánica y Palinología, Paraná, Argentina: "Briofitas anatómicamente preservadas en el Jurásico de Santa Cruz y su relevancia en el contexto evolutivo"

p. 97-98 in http://www.palino.com.ar/alpp/BoletinesALPP/Programa_Resumenes_ONLINE_2018.pdf

Submitted: October 22, 2018

Faculty Mihai Tomescu (with G.W. Rothwell) Biological Sciences

Invited chapter in edited volume ("Evolutionary Developmental Biology - A Reference Guide"/Springer): "Structural fingerprints of development at the intersection of evolutionary developmental biology and the fossil record"

https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-319-33038-9_…

Submitted: October 22, 2018

Faculty Selin Toledo, Alexander Bippus, Mihai Tomescu Biological Sciences

Peer-reviewed article in American Journal of Botany: "Buried deep beyond the veil of extinction: Euphyllophyte relationships at the base of the spermatophyte clade"

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajb2.1102

Submitted: October 22, 2018

Faculty Alexander Bippus, Mihai Tomescu (with I.H. Escapa) Biological Sciences

Peer-reviewed article in American Journal of Botany: "Wanted dead or alive (probably dead): Stem group Polytrichaceae"

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajb2.1096

Submitted: October 22, 2018

Faculty Susan Edinger Marshall Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

Named "Range Manager of the Year" by the California-Pacific Section of the Society for Range Management. Awarded during HSU's 50th Anniversar Celebration. Class of 1968 Alum William Lauenroth (currently at Yale University) attended the celebration as a special speaker.

Submitted: October 18, 2018

Faculty Dan Barton Wildlife

Presented an invited symposium paper "Incorporating Inclusive Pedagogy in Field Classes" at The Wildlife Society's annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio, and was an invited expert panelist on inclusive teaching in wildlife biology

http://twsconference.org/sessions/inclusive-pedagogy-creating-inclusive…

Submitted: October 18, 2018

Student UG Students Samuel Vassallo, Devon Michels, Alex Lewis, Evan Miller, Marcie Mathieu, MS Student Coach Andria Townsend, and faculty adviser Dan Barton Wildlife

Won 25th International Wildlife Quiz Bowl at The Wildlife Society's annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio, beating out 22 other teams from research universities and teaching colleges around North America. This is HSU's 12th win of this event.
http://wildlife.org/humboldt-state-university-brings-back-quiz-bowl-cha…

Submitted: October 18, 2018

Faculty Andre Buchheister Fisheries Biology

Andre and colleagues obtained a research grant from the Lenfest Ocean Program (a grantmaking program managed by The Pew Charitable Trusts) to study fisheries management options for an important fish species (Atlantic Menahaden) along the US East coast. Atlantic Menhaden (a fish in the herring family) supports the largest fishery on the east coast, but it is also a key prey for numerous species in the ecosystem. The study involves using an ecosystem model to evaluate the impact that Atlantic menhaden fisheries can have on the broader ecosystem, including predators like other fishes, marine mammals, and seabirds. The research grant is supporting an HSU Masters student, Max Grezlik.

Submitted: October 17, 2018

Faculty Mihai Tomescu Biological Sciences

Organized a colloquium at the national meeting of the Botanical Society of America in Rochester, Minnesota: "Fossil plants at the intersection of evo-devo and phylogeny: celebrating the contributions of Gar W. Rothwell to biodiversity and evolution"

Submitted: October 17, 2018

Faculty Joshua Smith Chemistry

Dr. Smith received a Fulbright Scholar Award and an American-Scandinavian Award to study triplet ground state Baird aromatic compounds in Uppsala, Sweden during the 2018-19 AY.

Submitted: October 17, 2018

Faculty Jenny Cappuccio, campus coordinator; Nievita Bueno Watts co-coordinator

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in STEM grant awarded to the CSU system wide from NSF and Chancellor's office. HSU's award for 2018/2019 is $40,000 primarily for student support.

Submitted: October 17, 2018

Student Kelly Pfeiler, Shayda Abidi Biological Sciences

Received travel awards from the Botanical Society of America to attend and present research at the 10th European Paleobotany-Palynology Conference in Dublin (Ireland), Aug 2018

Submitted: October 17, 2018

Faculty Mihai Tomescu Biological Sciences

Dr. Tomescu Co-edited a special issue of American Journal of Botany: "Tree of Death: The Role of Fossils in Resolving the Overall Pattern of Plant Phylogeny" (with G.W. Rothwell and I.H. Escapa). You can see the full article here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/15372197/2018/105/8

Submitted: October 17, 2018

Student Club The Free Radicals, President Jessica Andersen and Emilia McCann, Advisor Jenny Cappuccio Chemistry

Green Chemistry (4th year in a row) and Honorable Mention student chapter award for 2017-2018 AY from the American Chemical Society (ACS)

Submitted: October 17, 2018

Student Anh Bui

As part of a collaboration with GE & Southern California Edison, Anh Bui developed an algorithm using Python code for estimating the tension between shifting a customer load to benefit the grid versus shifting a load to reduce their bill. Anh also helped with the installation of our new Schatz Solar Array in September.

Submitted: October 15, 2018

Student Thalia Quinn, Ellen Thompson and Rene DeWees

These students have been developing a model to assess the current and future costs of building microgrids that integrate solar, battery storage, and fast EV charging. This model will help define which sites are good candidates for investment, and identify future research and development opportunities.

Submitted: October 15, 2018

Student Craig Mitchell

Craig provided construction observation at the Solar+ installation, tracking the canopy weight in real-time and serving as an onsite liaison between contractors and the Schatz microgrid team. As part of his observation, Craig recorded the installation’s actual daily labor and equipment requirements, to better define the needs for similar projects in the future.

Submitted: October 15, 2018