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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.
Barriers to LGBTQ+ Transition Age Youth in Humboldt CountyPresentation Year: 2019
- Eugene WilliamsSocial WorkGraduate Student
My community partner is the Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaboration (HCTAYC). The project is a preliminary research project that looks at the barriers in systems serving the LGBTQ+ transition age youth (16-26) population in Humboldt County. The outcomes from the research are the base for policy recommendations that will be used at HCTAYC. The results from the research done will address the specific question: “How are systems serving the LGBTQ+ transition age youth community in Humboldt County?”
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.
Billing Medi-Cal for Indigenous Cultural PracticesPresentation Year: 2019
- Sitaram K. SandinSocial WorkGraduate Student
Two Feathers Native American Family Services is becoming a Medi-Cal provider through Humboldt County Mental Health. This will provide new revenue streams for their services but also requires navigating the Medi-Cal billing system. For my masters project, I helped research and compile best billing practices so Two Feathers can effectively bill for their many culturally-based interventions. My poster will highlight the important work Two Feathers is doing and will explain the importance of culturally-based interventions.
Boobs and Beakers: Gender-Science Stereotypes Predict Implicit Attitudes Toward Women in SciencePresentation Year: 2019
- Hannah FergusonPsychologyGraduate Student
- Benjamin P. SkillmanPsychologyGraduate Student
- Danielle SiegelPsychologyGraduate Student
- Desiree GarciaPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Kimberly VazquezPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Kierra BoykinPsychologyGraduate Student
- Christopher AbersonPsychologyFaculty
- James PeabodyPsychologyUndergraduate Student
Women have always faced discrimination , but have made great strides, particularly in the workforce. Though more women are entering male dominated fields, these jobs are still seen as inherently male. Specifically, STEM fields have been slow to integrate women into its elite ranks. The field of sciences are traditionally male dominated and associated with masculinity. This is mostly attributable to sociocultural influences rather than biological differences or ability. Stronger implicit association of men with science promotes differences in academic and career outcomes. The current study aims to investigate gender differences in the masculine association with science.
Botanical Sciences and Native StudiesPresentation Year: 2019
- emily bernardibotanyUndergraduate Student
I will be describing research done by the Native Medicinal Plant Research Program relating to ethnobotany. The research includes: their botany database, plants collected, Physalis research, osha, at risk plants, asclepius, and echinacea. The core values of this research are Conservation and sustainable harvest of medicinal plants , Respect for Indigenous knowledge of medicinal plants , and Education toward ecological responsibility,
Boy Scouts and Native American Cultural AppropriationPresentation Year: 2019
- Shane JurakBiochemistryUndergraduate Student
I will be doing a poster that outlines the history of how boy scouts had appropriated native american culture and the effect that that had on both tribes and the scouts that participated in events such as order of the arrow.
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.
Bring Back the BisonPresentation Year: 2019
- Paige LindnerZoologyUndergraduate Student
- Queen Juarez-WardZoology/BotanyUndergraduate Student
For ideafest, we plan to enlighten our fellow Humboldtians on how Native tribes are helping to save the bison from extinction. Bison have played a key role in Native culture, especially in the great plains . The Sioux and Assiniboine tribes of Fork pecks currently have the largest restoration herd, with up to 340 bison living and thriving on their lands. We major in zoology, so we decided to focus in on this subject because we are passionate about the wellbeing of animals and it is a clear bridge between Indigenous people, animals, and their culture. Thereby, a connection between NAS and Zoology is born and recognized :) .