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Presenters & Abstracts: 2019
“Appropriate Technology in a University Setting: Table top game for change”Presentation Year: 2019
- Karina CoronadoEnvironmental StudiesUndergraduate Student
“Appropriate Technology in a University Setting: Table top game for change” Alternative Technology(AT) has the potential to empower communities in the U.S. to explore the possibility of non-capitalist means. This AT board game attempts to be inclusive of varied learning styles and academic disciplines, while providing a baseline understanding of the varied technologies located at CCAT. This encourages the campus understanding of CCAT, further extending the invitation of a interdisciplinary and multi-adaptable resource for the community. Exploring affinities between community leadership and AT’s, reveals areas of overlap among the social and ethical approaches of these dynamics.
"Fake Feminism" - A Rhetorical CritiquePresentation Year: 2019
- Maya HabisCRGSUndergraduate Student
By utilizing a critical Feminist approach, I will illustrate how Visa's commercial series "Money Is Changing," attempts to portray Visa as a Feminist company, but ironically reinforces the very same ideologies, stereotypes, and norms that ground gender inequality.
"Obscured Misogyny:" A Feminist Rhetorical Critique of the Disney PrincessPresentation Year: 2019
- Francis PalmieriEnglishUndergraduate Student
Disney Princess movies are beloved by many, and, on the surface of the most recent renditions of the trope, the lead female characters portray many pro-feminist messages. However, there is a discrepancy between the surface meanings and the implied meanings of the movies. Hidden beneath these pro-feminist surface meanings, the implied meanings present a vastly different message - one contrary to the beliefs of feminism. Through this discrepancy between the surface and implied meanings of Disney Princess movies, this poster aims to illustrate the anti-feminist rhetoric of Disney Princess movies.
"Outdoorsy" Instagram Culture and 19th Century Art: Imperialism in Our National ParksPresentation Year: 2019
- Sofia DiGregorioEnvironmental StudiesUndergraduate Student
Curated "Outdoorsy" social media accounts rival 19th century idealized landscape paintings, allowing people to present themselves as adventurous and fulfilled by sharing beautiful photos from their travels. These visualized false landscapes present a new age of imperialist beliefs as themes of colonialism have continued to live on through generations in our culture. In western culture, landscape has often been seen as a commodity to be presented and reconstructed for our enjoyment throughout history. Although Instagram culture has contributed to many changes within our national parks, this “new” culture of objectifying and commodifying the landscape is really nothing new at all.
"The All-American Boy": Ted Bendy as an Example of White Privilege and Toxic MasculinityPresentation Year: 2019
- Grace McKendryAnthropologyUndergraduate Student
Ted Bundy is one of the United States’ most infamous serial killers. He has been described as being charismatic and intelligent, despite the fact that he murdered dozens of women in the 1970s. Ted Bundy’s motivation for killing, and reactions to him, may reveal some potentially problematic aspects about what mainstream society in the United States values. A trend that made itself apparent was the idea of Ted Bundy being a charming and intelligent person being a myth created by Bundy himself. This myth was made popular by other writers and journalists over the last 30 years.
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.
A comparison of Three Mobile Mapping 3-D Data Collection TechniquesPresentation Year: 2019
- David GwenziEnvironmental Science and ManagementFaculty
In this project, GSP 330 (Mobile Mapping) students evaluated 3 methods of collecting three dimensional (3D) data at Ma-le'l Dunes Park in Arcata, CA. Data was collecting using 1) Autolevels, 2) Total Stations, and 3) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The XYZ data collected by the first two methods were converted to GIS data and then modeled into a Digital Elevation Model (DEM). Aerial images from the UAV were processed with Photoscan's Structure from Motion (SfM) algorithm to generate a point cloud and DEM. The point clouds from all methods were then processed into cut-fill rasters and Triangulated Irregular Networks (TINs) for visualization and comparison.
A Home Where the Buffalo Roam, Once AgainPresentation Year: 2019
- Emily ColeWildlifeUndergraduate Student
The North American Bison once ranged across the Great Plains, but during the era of market hunting, their numbers dropped drastically. These large herbivores are highly valued in the indigenous tribes from their native region. In an effort to restore these culturally significant herds, zoos across the nation have bred them to be reintroduced into their homeland.
A Little Piece of My SoulPresentation Year: 2019
- Noemi MaldonadoBusiness AdministrationUndergraduate Student
Poetry written about myself, my culture, oppression, heartbreak, and a fictional story about an immigrant woman.
A Mixed-Methods Pilot Evaluation of Humboldt County Mental Health’s Dual Recovery Program GroupsPresentation Year: 2019
- Bryan KrausSocial WorkGraduate Student
- Nicole CalvinoSocial WorkGraduate Student
- Meghan SheeranSocial WorkGraduate Student
Our team partnered with Humboldt County's Dual Recovery Program to design/implement new methods for evaluating the degree to which their program supported clients in recovery from co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Our project took a holistic, whole person approach which took cultural, social, environmental, and medical factors into account when assessing client's process of recovery. In addition to quantitative data, we also gathered qualitative data by facilitating a focus-group discussion with DRP clients. The statistical analysis and qualitative themes that emerged were reported back to DRP clients and staff in series of meetings held at the county.