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Campus Takes Lead in Statewide Tsunami-Probability Research

HSU Geology Professor Lori Dengler and students Kelly Givins and Matt Eiben take core samples at the Mad River Slough just outside Arcata, CA. Cores reveal evidence of centuries of earthquake and tsunami activity.Humboldt State University is taking the lead in the 23-campus California State University system to gather the data necessary to understand the state’s tsunami risks better. HSU faculty scientists and students are pioneering research in an academic discipline scarcely known a generation ago: paleotsunami science. View full article here.

Latest Achievements: Biological Sciences

Professor Jianmin Zhong in the Department of Biological Sciences has been awarded a $353,500 R15 grant from the National Institutes of Health. The title of Professor Zhong’s project is Symbiotic Rickettsia Species as a Model System for the Study of Folate Biosynthesis. Congratulations!

For Yurok Tribe, Decade-Long Partnership with Schatz Lab Means Big Upgrades in Energy Efficiency

Since 1999, Schatz Lab has worked with the Yurok Tribe on several grants, studies and energy projects to improve sustainability. Past projects have included a fuel-cell system to provide back up power to a radio repeater station, a feasibility study for hydroelectric and wind energy development and energy audits of over fifty tribal households and multiple government buildings. Most recently, local solar experts, Roger and his Merry Band of Solar Installers, outfitted the Tribe with a solar electric system. View full article here.

P.I. Spotlight: Rick Golightly

Professor in the Wildlife Management Department and Director of the Wildlife Care Center Rick Golightly talks about his current research efforts in this short video. Click here to watch.

New Scanning Electron Microscope First for Humboldt

The College of Natural Resources and Sciences has received a half a million dollar grant to purchase an environmental scanning electron microscope, a cutting-edge tool that will boost faculty-led research in the earth, physical and biological sciences. View full article here.

New Schatz Center Grand Opening

Humboldt State University President Rollin Richmond, Representative Mike Thompson, and Schatz Director Peter Lehman presided at the building dedication and open house of Humboldt State University’s new Schatz Energy Research Center Friday, Sept. 2nd. The new structure sits just west of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building. The state-of-the-art 6,000 square foot-plus center houses an exterior laboratory, two indoor labs, a machine shop, a conference and library room, and offices for staff and graduate students.View full article here.

Click here to view a time lapse movie of building construction

Humboldt State Team Scores World Energy First in Bhutan

Faculty Advisor Arne Jacobson, co-director of HSU’s Schatz Energy Research Center and Professor of Environmental Resources Engineering, says, “The students and our partners in Bhutan have done a great job of developing a creative solution to a challenging problem. One key aspect of the solution is a multi-disciplinary approach that combines technical innovation with education and the social dimensions of energy use.” View full article here.

Physics & Astronomy

C.D. Hoyle, Associate Professor of Physics, has received a 2-year award from the National Science Foundation to support student research in the HSU Gravitational Research Laboratory. Experiments in the laboratory are designed to test Einstein’s theory of General Relativity at unprecedented levels as well as search for possible evidence of quantum gravity and dark energy. Congratulations!

 

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