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3D Panorama of Lake Clark, AlaskaPresentation Year: 2019
- Aaron TaverasDepartment of GeographyFaculty
This project describes the 3D cartographic methods used to design a panorama map of Lake Clark, Alaska.
Analysis of Taphonomic Changes to Skeletal Trauma and Tissue Decomposition in the Cases of Homicide: Cross-Disciplinary and Real-World ImplicationsPresentation Year: 2019
- Manisha DavesarAnthropologyGraduate Student
This project explores the effects of various taphonomic processes on skeletal trauma and tissue decomposition. Specifically, it looks to recreate the events of homicide and the associated weathering caused by the disposal of a victim’s body. The goal is to aid domestic and international forensic investigations in better identifying the types of trauma (and associated weapons) on recovered remains, which could lead to positive victim identification. Blunt and sharp force trauma was inflicted on pig meat. Samples were then burned, buried, submerged in water, submerged in bleach, and partially dissolved in sulfuric acid for a period of time.
Arcata CA Yoga Culture Ethnographic Analysis: Themes of Communalism and IndividualismPresentation Year: 2019
- Alicia OsmundsonAnthropologyUndergraduate Student
A 16 week ethnographic study of Arcata Yoga Culture was performed in Fall of 2018. To present findings, the poster overviews of the application of one of numerous lens of analysis used in the final ethnography to examine research results. A dualist lens, contrasting the concepts of communalism and individualism was selected for its tangible interpretation of yoga culture specific to Arcata by looking at how people of the community interact and conceptualize yoga. This lens was used in the ethnography to provide a base for the application of additional lens that could potentially giving insight into the role and interpretation of yoga in the general West and its acculturation process.
Art 100 Revamp!Presentation Year: 2019
- Julie AldersonArtFaculty
- Maya StraussArtUndergraduate Student
- Alexa PanteArtUndergraduate Student
- Liz GordonArtUndergraduate Student
Art 100 (Global Perspectives in Art) has been fully online for several years. For Spring 2019, Professor Julie Alderson converted the class to a blended format - retaining significant online components, but also introducing weekly face to face elements. In converting the class, she enlisted three advanced Art Education students - Liz Gordon, Alexa Pante and Maya Strauss, to freshen up the How To videos associated with the class. This presentation will present these videos which were designed to help students complete art projects for the course.
Art is Culture, Culture is MedicinePresentation Year: 2019
- Jibril BobSocial WorkGraduate Student
- Wendy KerrSocial WorkGraduate Student
The aim of this project was to address the lack of Indigenous representation in the Boys & Girls Club in Klamath, which operates on the Yurok Reservation. We were tasked by the Yurok Tribe and the Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods to create a culturally appropriate mural.
Benthic Microplastic Distribution in Humboldt Bay, Northern California: A Comparative Study of Surface Sediments Based on Proximity from the ShorePresentation Year: 2019
- Carolyn WestrickOceanographyUndergraduate Student
- Thomas AllieOceanographyUndergraduate Student
- Alexandra BakerBiologyUndergraduate Student
- Annette J. CarlsonOceanographyUndergraduate Student
- Kyle R. DahlmanOceanographyUndergraduate Student
- Jacob EvansOceanographyUndergraduate Student
- Jack R. HawleyOceanographyUndergraduate Student
- Karansingh M. KeislarOceanographyUndergraduate Student
- Randall S. KeysOceanographyUndergraduate Student
- Nathaniel V. KristanOceanographyUndergraduate Student
- Eric LawrenceOceanographyUndergraduate Student
- Matthew T. LopezOceanographyUndergraduate Student
- Frey N. MitchellOceanographyUndergraduate Student
- Cory B. MonroyOceanographyUndergraduate Student
- Erick OrtizOceanographyUndergraduate Student
- Katherine K. PanebiancoOceanographyUndergraduate Student
- Daniel RaemerOceanographyUndergraduate Student
- Kezia F. RasmussenOceanographyUndergraduate Student
- Wendy RaymondOceanographyUndergraduate Student
- Nicholas R. SchiefereckeOceanographyUndergraduate Student
- Jennifer J. SnyderOceanographyUndergraduate Student
- Madeleine J. TervetOceanographyUndergraduate Student
- Christine J. CassOceanographyFaculty
- Daniel C. O'SheaOceanographyFaculty
This study focused on microplastic concentrations in and around Humboldt Bay, CA. Microplastics do not have a universal size class, but for the purpose of this study, microplastics were categorized as any plastic piece from 0.335 mm to 4.75 mm. Samples were taken on Humboldt State's research vessel "Coral Sea", and by foot on land. Both water and sediment samples were collected and analyzed to find the amount of microplastic particles per mass sampled. Visual microscopy was utilized to create counts for each station.
Beyond Surviving—Thriving: A Study of Resilience Protective Factors in Child Welfare Social WorkersPresentation Year: 2019
- Zachary RobertsSocial WorkGraduate Student
- Dr. Marissa O'NeillSocial WorkFaculty
The nature of the child welfare social work exposes workers to various forms of trauma impacting the sustainability of this workforce. The retention of social workers has a direct impact on the success or failure of families and children engaged with the child welfare system. Examining protective factors for these workers will increase information about where to focus agency and personal efforts. This is a quantitative study of resilience protective factors measuring resilience, personal meaning, quality of life and post traumatic growth. Findings will help us explore ways to support this workforce and how these factors may impact child welfare worker’s intention to continue in this field.
BRINA DesignPresentation Year: 2019
- Julio Jovani Santos Jr. IIIHumboldt State UniversityUndergraduate Student
Bohemian Reclaimed Industrial Nature Art of the Future. BRINA Design is the hybridization of interior and exterior functional works that bring your home a one of a kind modern flare sure to bring new life to any home, living space or office. We focus on custom modern designs that fit you when searching for the finest reclaimed metals, woods and fabrics. Built to withstand a lifetime our pieces inspire the best of both worlds when joining our love for the outdoors within the comfort of our own homes. BINA Design can virtually create any custom piece your home could ever dream of. Bring nature closer to home with BRINA.
Clinical Peer EducatorsPresentation Year: 2019
- Mira FriedmanStudent Health & Wellbeing ServicesStaff
- Dr. Jessica VanArsdaleStudent Health & Wellbeing ServicesStaff
College students are at high risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and they are encouraged to get screened regularly. In the fall of 2017 we implemented a peer to peer model to provide reproductive health consultations. Evaluation of the program in 2017 showed it was effective and there was a high satisfaction rate among patients who participated in the program. In the fall of 2018 we had a new set of four peer health educators (PHEs) who were trained to provide asymptomatic STI screenings and birth control consults in clinic. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the demand, utilization, and cost of the program during fall 2018 semester.
Closing the Perinatal Residential GapPresentation Year: 2019
- Sophia AraneoMasters of Social WorkGraduate Student
Humboldt County's Housing and Substance Use crises have intensified in recent years, leaving fewer and fewer options for families in recovery. Tribal and non-Tribal parents need and deserve safe, clean, culturally appropriate places to heal and rebuild. This project seeks to document the gap in Perinatal Residential Treatment facilities, and generate collaborative, holistic solutions with local leaders and experts.