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Intimations of Mortality
- Jack DeCorsoReligous StudiesUndergraduate Student
This interactive exhibit on death and dying aims to give each individual a guide they can use while navigating mortality from a start to an end. We all have birth in common with each other, and most of us have been promised death by some authority in our lives, but it seems that this modern world often denies people the space to unpack and become familiar with this foreshadowed similarity. We hope you leave here with the tools and language to find peace in the deaths that pass your way.
Micro Affirmative Text
- Dr. Marisol RuizEducationFaculty
- Anayeli Auza, Jonni Segura, Elizabeth Rubio, Mia Page, Briana Ruiz, Jasmine Chavez, Abran Neri, Kate Ramirez, Amelya Rose Madrigal, Chelsea Rios Gomez, and Tania Estrada RodriguezUndergraduate Student
Micro Affirmative Text- This is a qualitative Critical Action Research which uses Critical Race theory to design lessons on microaffirmative text. Our research wanted to document how youth engaged in critical microaffirmative text.
"You Make Your Own Luck" Building Cultural and Social Capital in a Major-Based Career Course
- Mary VirnocheSociologyFaculty
This poster presents a pilot assessment of a career seminar required for sophomore or junior Sociology, and Criminology & Justice Studies Majors. On the first day, students completed a self-assessment survey measuring confidence in any existing materials and professional skills. All students indicated that support of their professional tool kit was "very important" to "important." Post-course assessment indicated that most engaged heavily in assignments supporting low confidence areas such as networking, translating their major skills and experiences for a job or internship search, and developing organizing systems for their job/internship search.
2,4-D Presence in Animal Fur
- Ghennya E ShainBiochemistryUndergraduate Student
- Keith DruenBiochemistryUndergraduate Student
- Alondra SalazarBiochemistryUndergraduate Student
2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, commonly known as 2,4-D, is a widely utilized pesticide in weed control. 2,4-D is considered toxic, and may pose detrimental effects to wildlife if used recklessly. Here we sought to quantitatively analyze for the presence of 2,4-D on the fur of local fauna found in Humboldt county, namely Gray fox, Brush rabbit, and Deer mice. We used purification techniques such as washes, as well as extraction techniques including liquid-liquid extraction, and analysis through gas chromatography (GC) in order to visualize 2,4-D. Positive results could spell trouble for the local wildlife, and have severe consequences.
A Computational Study of the Acidity of Glufosinate Derivatives
- Daniel SaboBiochemistryUndergraduate Student
Glufosinate is an important agricultural herbicide, and in this project we attempt to use computational chemistry to better understand how modifications to its structure impact the properties of a nucleophilic functional group important to its mechanism of action. Though ultimately the uncertainty of these calculations proved too large to draw useful conclusions about the mechanism, we were able to establish a reasonable range for the functional group pKa that excluded older conflicting literature values and to provide insight into how steric factors may cause the substitutions to behave differently within the active site than they do in solution.
A Journey Through a Mind
- Alexandra ChownFilmUndergraduate Student
"A Journey Through a Mind (an interactive labyrinth game)" is an exploration of my personal experiences as someone with bipolar. It will take you through the daily choices and struggles a person may go through as they are experiencing hypomania or depression. The point is for the viewer to get lost in the labyrinth and for them to struggle to find a suitable solution. It also expresses my frustration with the medical/mental health system.
A New Ocean Wave Model Applied to Humboldt Bay Entrance
- Ken OwensMathFaculty
- William HeinPhysicsUndergraduate Student
- Emma ModrickOceanography/MathUndergraduate Student
- River GalazPhysicsUndergraduate Student
- Ana SammelMathUndergraduate Student
A new one-dimensional ocean wave model was derived and applied to the Humboldt Bay Channel. This model consists of the continuity equation and momentum equation which describe the incomprehensibility and movement of sea water. This model was digitized on a computer using the Octave programming language and simulations were ran for five different ocean swell scenarios. Wind generated this swell ranging in speed from 10 to 50 nautical miles per hour, yielding wavelengths in the range of 8.5 to 212 meters with wave speeds in the range of 2.8-14.8 meters/second. In all cases the measured speeds agreed the the theoretical shallow water wave speed.
American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos ) abundance in relation to different human-altered environments and levels of disturbance
- Barbara Larrondo-SotoWildlife DepartmentUndergraduate Student
Examining Corvus brachyrhynchos (American crow) habitat selection is valuable in understanding how this generalist species adapts to human-altered environments. Objectives of the study: Are crows utilizing a specific type of anthropogenic environment significantly more than the other? Is human and vehicle presence at the sites is significantly affecting crow abundance? I recorded observations of crow abundance at four sites in Arcata, CA, USA representing two habitat types; urban and agricultural. Analysis of my results showed that crows are significantly selecting urban sites over agricultural.
American Sign Language Coloring Book
- Megan HardmanEnglish 104: First-Year writing programUndergraduate Student
This creative project consists of a coloring book of basic American Sign Language; such as the alphabet, mannerisms, emergency signs, and other signs that I thought would be important to have within the book. Plus a description in the back explaining what American Sign language is and a brief bit of history within the Deaf community.
An Intergroup Threat Theory Approach to Support for Political Movements, Symbols, and Candidates
- Benjamin AnjewierdenPsychologyGraduate Student
- Sophie TiminPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Corinne HarrisPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Joseph PangPsychologyGraduate Student
- Christopher AbersonPsychologyFaculty
This research project utilizes Intergroup Threat Theory to examine how positive and negative contact with African-Americans relate to feelings toward Black Lives Matter, the Confederate Flag, Joe Biden, and Donald Trump. It also examines how this relationship between contact and feelings is mediated by perceptions of realistic and symbolic threat from African-Americans. This project has implications for understanding how having diverse social experiences may influence our political beliefs. This research also shows that Intergroup Threat Theory goes beyond just examining evaluations of groups, and extends to political figures, movements, and symbols as well.