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Presenters & Abstracts: 2018
#IAmAMenstruator: Uncovering the relationships and product security of Menarche at Humboldt State UniversityPresentation Year: 2018
- MARILYN VILLALBACriminology and Justice StudiesUndergraduate Student
- Cutcha Risling BaldyNative American StudiesFaculty
The purpose of this research is to gain an understanding of the access to menstrual hygiene products at HSU. The research will help identify the problems menstruators face when obtaining and purchasing menstrual hygiene products on campus, identify the ways HSU lacks providing menstruators with adequate resources. This research will provide an understanding why having access to menstrual products could relieve financial burden, stress, and other emotions experienced by menstruators. Through surveys and interviews we hope to bring awareness about the experience emotional, and financial stresses menstruators experience when they limited access to menstrual hygiene products.
3-Dimensional Modeling of DH2GC Archeological SitesPresentation Year: 2018
- Jonathan RoldanAnthropologyUndergraduate Student
- Eden OlesonAnthropologyUndergraduate Student
- Boston O'DonohueAnthropologyUndergraduate Student
- Sarah ConnerAnthropologyUndergraduate Student
This project presents a modern method to preserve and study the past. 3D Technology is taking over current research in the archaeology field. Agisoft Photoscan is a 3D rendering software that has aided in this new methodology and form of inquiry. The basis of this project is to process field data from the Dos Hombres to Gran Cacao Archaeological Project and configure a 3D model of excavation sites from the 2017 field season.The objective of this project is to provide a method to analysis and conserve archaeological artifacts, sites, and features. As a result of this research, a model will be produced to facilitate access to the archaeological project without being physically present.
A Carbon Inventory: Where does HSU Stand?Presentation Year: 2018
- James LampingForestryUndergraduate Student
- Amanda DonaldsonForestryUndergraduate Student
In our study, an inventory of Humboldt State University's trees was conducted to better understand the current biomass and carbon the campus is sequestering. The goal of the study is to present HSU with an understanding of what trees sequester more carbon so they may make informed decisions on future tree planting projects.
A Glimpse into the Student Study Abroad PerspectivePresentation Year: 2018
- Denise MaciasSociologyUndergraduate Student
Over 300,000 U.S. students studied abroad in the academic year 2015-2016, and the number is growing. (NAFSA) To understand the experiences of students who study internationally during their college education, I conducted semi-structured interviews with HSU students who studied abroad in the last three years. With my study, I wanted to understand how various aspects of study abroad programs, like housing, length, community interactions, and so forth, impact the student’s enjoyment of their program. My aim is to provide feedback for study abroad leaders to create meaningful programs for students.
A Veterans Music Program to Promote Social Connection among Veterans with PTSDPresentation Year: 2018
- Nicholas VasquezPsychologyGraduate Student
- Madison WiekingPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Elizabeth AlvarezPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Kevin FranklinPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Bryan SherburnePsychologyGraduate Student
- Benjamin GrahamPsychologyFaculty
Music programs in non-clinical settings can have positive impacts on people living with mental health issues, including veterans with PTSD. Heroes’ Voices provides cohort-based music programs to promote psychosocial well-being, with the potential to link veterans to additional supportive resources. This poster will share Heroes’ Voices pilot evaluation data from two applied contexts: a suburban residential treatment facility and a rural outpatient clinic. This poster will explore lessons learned with implications for promoting student veteran success at HSU.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Mitigating Resources among Humboldt State University Students.Presentation Year: 2018
- Jade ReanoSociologyUndergraduate Student
The goals of this project is to assess adverse childhood experiences(ACEs)among students who attend Humboldt State University, & to explore campus resources students use to sustain their academic success, despite these challenges. I conducted a survey on HSU students (n=133), scoring their ACEs using the Kaiser Permanente study of childhood experiences, & asking a series of questions about their childhood, adult & HSU experiences. I found various resources & attachments that students reported as supporting their success in college. This research can help bring attention adverse childhood experiences on campus, & can provide a useful insight on resources needed to serve this population.
Agency: Seeds of our Next GenerationPresentation Year: 2018
- Molly GilmoreEnvironmental StudiesUndergraduate Student
My service learning project is with the Sunnybrae Middle School after school program. During my time spent at the after school program, I have learned about the process of empowering our youth to become social change agents in our community through support and knowledge of food justice. I facilitated activities with the kids around ideas of growing their own food, the importance of shopping locally, and the implications revolved around food in our community.
AHHA, A New Perspective For Addressing HomelessnessPresentation Year: 2018
- Lindsey DiggsEnvironmental StudiesUndergraduate Student
The Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives (AHHA) nonprofit, based in Eureka, California, challenges the dominant approaches used to solve homelessness within the community. They believe everyone has the right to a safe living environment no matter their present circumstances. AHHA aims to build transitional housing in the form of tiny house villages. Their main focus is to highlight the importance of community amongst those that are disadvantaged and to incorporate it into the heart of all proposed solutions moving forward.
Ambivalent Sexism Predicting Attitudes Toward Affirmative Action for WomenPresentation Year: 2018
- Hannah FergusonPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Bryan SherburnePsychologyGraduate Student
- Carolyn MonettePsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Vikky JomaPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Desiree GarciaPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Kimberly VazquezPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Christopher AbersonPsychologyFaculty
Affirmative action policies have been put into place to help women make the steps towards equality and hopefully amend prejudiced attitudes.The current study focuses on types of sexism and their relationship towards affirmative action support. It is hypothesized that higher scores on hostile and benevolent sexism will be associated with decreased support for affirmative action directed towards women. Community members in Northern California (N = 110) were measured. Measures include that of hostile, benevolent, and ambivalent sexism. Results indicate that only hostile sexism is potentially a key factor in determining whether individuals oppose affirmative action directed towards women.
An EdVenturous QuestPresentation Year: 2018
- Blake A. HildabrandEnvironmental StudiesUndergraduate Student
This project highlights the service learning project completed with the Humboldt County Office of Education community partner. More specifically their Redwood EdVentures Quests. These Quests are scavenger hunts that, with the help of interpretive learning clues, lead you through many of the North Coast parks and other nature trails. Not only do the quests add value to the specific quest locations, these quests create a space for childhood wonder and discovery of natural systems inspiring them to have a more harmonious relationship with their environment. On a deeper level, these quests foster ideas of environmental and social interdependence, shared leadership, and transformation.