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Del Norte County: A Look at Educational Achievement
- Aubrey PellicanoPsychologyGraduate Student
Rural communities like Del Norte County face additional challenges in obtaining a quality education compared with urban areas. According to the Rural Families Data Center, this achievement gap is due to excessive absence and truancy, low socioeconomic status, poverty, and high school dropout rates. Archival data from the last ten years was obtained from the CDE DataQuest website and analyzed to inform a report created by the California Center for Rural Policy for dissemination throughout the community. Generally test scores were lower for Del Norte and low-income students. These results show that more attention must be paid to education systems in rural communities to improve outcomes.
Deliberative Democracy for Climate Resilience: Can this Make a Difference?
- Mustafa KhanPolitical ScienceUndergraduate Student
Considering how climate change is an ongoing issue, the basis of the project will explore the concept of deliberative democracy and it's potential effects on climate resilience. Deliberative democracy essentially focuses on how citizens engage with issues and the deliberation aspect of it can help make otherwise complicated political issues easier to comprehend. The research for this project will include a forum on this topic at HSU as well as an analysis of countries employing this strategy and its effectiveness.
Developing a Database to Understand Cannabis Compliance and Quantifying California's Certified Testing Labs Preliminary Results
- Nikko MillsEnvironmental StudiesUndergraduate Student
The purpose of this research was to develop an understanding of the cannabis testing regulations in the state of California. Research was conducted identifying all Certified Cannabis Testing Labs currently doing product tests. We hoped to understand what these labs were discovering in their product safety tests. Because this was the first year of regulated certification and testing the research conducted was meant to create a baseline standard from which we can judge future years' progress against. This research will also hopefully be able to be utilized by growers in the future to find out which contaminants are most common and thus identify suitable alternatives to increase compliance.
Developing Interdisciplinary Anti-Violence Pedagogy
- Maxwell SchnurerCommunicationFaculty
- Tessa PitreEnglishFaculty
- Leslie RossmanCommunicationFaculty
- Maral AttallahCRGSFaculty
- Mary Sue SavageCHECK ITStaff
The Students for Violence Prevention first year experience program faculty cohort will present key strategies learned in developing interdisciplinary anti-violence pedagogy. The faculty will cover strategies for community building, how classroom work weaves with activist strategies, and tactics for supporting students in trauma.
Digitizing Stratigraphic Maps
- Lily CamaraAnthropologyUndergraduate Student
- Marisa BazalduaAnthropologyUndergraduate Student
This project is aimed at digitizing hand-drawn stratigraphic maps of excavations from the Dos Hombres to Gran Cacao (DH2GC) archaeological project in northwestern Belize. Archaeological illustration is a form of technical illustration that graphically records material derived from an archaeological context. Illustration is a powerful medium for disseminating knowledge, as it demonstrates the excavation process and captures history as it is unearthed. We use Adobe Illustrator CS3 software for the digitization process. Finished maps are used in the annual report for the Institute of Archaeology (IoA) in Belize.
Dog World Dog Memes
- Ingrid BehaAnthropologyUndergraduate Student
Memes, photographs or videos that are edited to be satirical and that makes fun of cultural ideologies, are passed rapidly through the internet and phone applications and can end up on hundreds of websites within hours. Methods employed included participant observation, literature review, and screenshot analysis from Facebook and Instagram. Patterns in the types of posts indicate that people of all ages actively seek out dog memes to reduce anxiety and that dog memes are more popular when they are humanized. Dog memes are an artifact of our generation that transcends age groups and allows us to research meme culture that reflects a virtual population.
Drop the Ramp
- Michele JanelliFilmUndergraduate Student
- Adrian TercceroFilmUndergraduate Student
‘Drop The Ramp’ explores creating a landscape of the invasion on Omaha beach on D-day through immersive and intimate screenings. Sitting in the middle of the larger projection will be a smaller screen showing a war veteran, Frank Devita as he recounts a story never told about storming the beaches of Omaha. Inverting the interview footage to make it a color negative….viewers will need to view through their phones inverting their screens to view Frank as a color positive. This plays on newer generations' relation to war and how we’ve only ever experienced it through screens. It also plays on our relationships with older generations and how their stories might go unappreciated in a modern age
- Jacob VarelasFilmUndergraduate Student
Dunsmuir is a small town. A film project.
Eat to Live: An analysis on Human Adaptation to Our Own Actions
- Tyani Ifemoa OrtizAnthropologyUndergraduate Student
Food is a fundamental life struggle, and just like any other species, humans have developed ways to meet our nutritional needs. Using scholarly peer reviewed texts, I investigated if there was any change to our nutritional needs as we have genetically modified the corn plant. Trends in the data analysed suggest that while the nutritional needs of humans hasn’t changed, the amounts in which we consume certain foods has profound effects on the human body. In the case of corn, too much sugar, such as high fructose corn syrup gives us an stored energy with out any extra nutrients. If we then do not burn off this stored energy it will accumulate and cause health problems.
- Claire RothEnvironmental StudiesUndergraduate Student
The presentation of my research will document the process by which EcoNews, the bimonthly environmental publication produced by the Northcoast Environmental Center in Arcata, California, comes to fruition. I have gained experience in this topic through my internship with the Northcoast Environmental Center, where I help to produce EcoNews. Additionally, I will present on the history behind EcoNews, as it has been in operation since 1971 and is one of the longest-running bioregional publications in the nation.