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Development of Wilderness Therapy Programs Over TimePresentation Year: 2020
- Kacie HallahanKRAUndergraduate Student
This project aims to illustrate the growth, development, and fundamental transformation of Wilderness Therapy programs over time. This research includes highlighting the health benefits of nature experiences, dissecting the historical background of Wilderness Therapy programs, and the shift towards Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare.
Effectiveness of nSuns Powerlifting Program on Increasing 1RMPresentation Year: 2020
- Hojoon LeeKinesiologyUndergraduate Student
Study of a powerlifting power to increase 1RM on the bench press.
Effects of a Dual-Task Paradigm on Tandem Gait Performance After ConcussionPresentation Year: 2020
- Courtney PerryDepartment of Kinesiology and Recreation AdministrationGraduate Student
Sport-related concussions are defined as the somatic and cognitive instabilities caused by direct, biomechanical forces colliding with an individual’s head or body. Health professionals utilize a series of tests to identify these instabilities at the time of injury and throughout recovery; however, each test measures the deficits individually. Alternatively, by combining two tests into a dual-task assessment, subtle impairments are better detected after a concussion. The purpose of this study is to determine if the Tandem Gait with a secondary cognitive task is a valid and reliable tool to distinguish prolonged gait deficits after a concussion in collegiate athletes.
Effects of Ramorum Leaf Blight on Tanoak and California Bay FoliagePresentation Year: 2020
- Jessica SuojaForestryUndergraduate Student
- Will WeinbergForestryUndergraduate Student
- Ryan MaberryUndergraduate Student
Redwood National Park, CA has recently been infected with Phytophthora ramorum, the pathogen that causes sudden oak death and ramorum leaf blight. Two common understory hardwoods, tanoak and California bay, are commonly infected by ramorum leaf blight. Foliage samples were collected from Tall Trees Grove and, photosynthetic capacity, stomatal conductance, and water potential readings were taken. Ramorum leaf blight decreased the photosynthetic capacity in both of the study species without affecting water use efficiency. The decline in photosynthesis leaves plants vulnerable, increasing the chances of further infection from separate pathogens.
Effects of Recreation on WildlifePresentation Year: 2020
- Jordan SchmidtRecreation AdministrationUndergraduate Student
This project will look at recreational areas and discuss proper management techniques to reduce the impact of recreation in coastal environments.
Effects of Tourism On Developing Countries With Ocean AccessPresentation Year: 2020
- Christopher ArmstrongRecreation administrationUndergraduate Student
This project explores the positive and negative effect that tourism has on small island developing state.
Electrified Transit Infrastructure Planning for Humboldt CountyPresentation Year: 2020
- Alejandro CervantesSchatz Energy Research Center / Graduate student in Environmental Resources EngineeringGraduate Student
- Chih-Wei HsuSchatz Energy Research Center / Graduate student in Energy, Technology, and Policy (2019)Graduate Student
- Jerome CarmanSchatz Energy Research CenterStaff
- Peter LehmanSchatz Energy Research Center / Environmental Resources EngineeringFaculty
The California Air Resources Board has set goals for all public transit fleets in the state to be zero-emission by 2040. To meet that target, transit agencies are required to begin shifting to battery electric and fuel cell buses now. In 2019, the Schatz Center developed a model for the system-wide electrification of Humboldt County's public transit. This Battery Electric Bus Optimization (BEBOP) model cost-optimizes a one-to-one replacement of all buses on existing routes, generates recommendations for charging infrastructure, and calculates the electricity consumption profiles for each station. This model significantly expands the available development tools for rural planning agencies.
Elementary School Classrooms and the Need for Critical FrameworksPresentation Year: 2020
- Timothy RupiperLiberal Studies - Elementary EducationUndergraduate Student
Elementary school classrooms are foundational in our middle childhood experiences, as well as our knowledge of the world. But not all classrooms are fit to serve ALL students, especially students of color. As (Liberal Studies) Elementary Education majors, we took a closer look at the elementary classroom, specifically at problem areas, to develop ways to address these issues in a culturally sustaining way.
Endoparasite Comparison Between Two Herds of Roosevelt ElkPresentation Year: 2020
- Scarlett Arlene StromerWildlifeUndergraduate Student
Research is presented on the comparison of endoparasite abundance and diversity between two herds of Roosevelt Elk; Sinkyone and Gold Bluff Beach. These groups were once part of the same herd and 17 individuals were translocated in 1984 and now are suffering from poor health. Research hypothesis is that the sick herd (Sinkyone) will have a higher diversity or abundance of endoparasite eggs that I have identified from fecal samples. Through this research, we hope to identify the health issue within the sick population and help treat the issue.
English 103 — HSU Artifacts ProjectPresentation Year: 2020
- Jolien Olsen's English 103 ClassEnglishFaculty
Student groups in Jolien Olsen’s English 103 course are presenting artifacts from within their HSU “neighborhood.” You will recognize many of these artifacts from our campus, many of which are iconic to HSU and represent its uniqueness as the rural, vibrant, creative academic community we all know it to be. The purpose of this project was to explore the meaning that these HSU artifacts create, what these artifacts tell us about HSU and its values and identities, and how the artifacts shape community members’ actions and interactions. We hope these projects bring a new perspective on artifacts that you may have passed countless times in your journeys across our shared space, our HSU campus.