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Humboldt in the California GeographerPresentation Year: 2020
- Amanda KamletGeography, Environment, and Spatial AnalysisUndergraduate Student
- Matthew DerrickGeography, Environment, and Spatial AnalysisFaculty
Analyzing Humboldt's role in the California Geographer both spatially, and as an institution. Along with looking at the quantitive data of the journal since its conception in 1960.
Humboldt Tenant Landlord Collaboration AssessmentPresentation Year: 2020
- Chant'e CattMasters of Social WorkGraduate Student
The purpose of this research is to identify the effectiveness of the administered education Humboldt Tenant Landlord Collaboration (HTLC) is offering. Further, if this program has any strong points or gaps in its curriculum. There are benefits to this research, particularly participants will be continued agents of developing a robust community education program around renting in Humboldt County. The participants of this assessment will be voicing their opinions & helping to identify further supports that will help our community. With this, one may feel a sense of pride and connection to their place of residence. I will be presenting the findings of the HTLC assessment.
Humboldt VolleyPresentation Year: 2020
- Gabriel MunozRecreation AdministyUndergraduate Student
- Andres VelezRecreation AdministrationUndergraduate Student
Our project goes over how we can build community through sports activities. Our poster is a volleyball tournament while talking about the advantages of on campus activities. While also making sure people are taking care of their mental health during the school year. Another part that we emphasized on was our student retention rate. By providing events like this we can build a community of people and to help them feel like they belong
Identification of Structure and Bio-Activity of Myxobacteria FractionsPresentation Year: 2020
- Maxwell PlunkettChemistryUndergraduate Student
Myxobacteria are a large family of bacteria, of which some have proven to contain antibacterial and antineoplasticity secondary metabolites. These bioactive secondary metabolites have been the basis for new analog drugs approved by the FDA in the treatment of different cancers. This research focuses on finding and isolating myxobacteria strains from local soil samples, fractionating these isolated samples, then determining structure and bioactivity through Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and bio-assays, respectively. This is to gain a better understanding of the conditions that spawn wild myxobacteria colonies and any possibly new bio-active compounds.
Implementing the Classroom Assistant Position to Humboldt State UniversityPresentation Year: 2020
- Quinn CrossmanInternational StudiesUndergraduate Student
Through extensive on-campus research and personal experience my research attests to the fact that the classroom assistant position, while not widely adopted in many university settings including HSU, has proven to be an effective on-campus support mechanism. By performing functions such as assisting in classroom flow, facilitating in-class group exercises, and checking in on students’ progress on work outside of class, classroom assistants are an understated, invaluable resource that develops students’ work capacities as well as their level of comfort and integration into on-campus resources and events.
Influence of Exercise on Mood States: Comparing Yoga to Low-Impact AerobicsPresentation Year: 2020
- Kristin PitsenbargerKinesiologyGraduate Student
This research focuses on the intersection between moderate exercise and mental well-being, comparing yoga and low impact aerobics college classes to determine which is most effective in their influence on moods. Profile of Mood States (POMS) and new General Self-efficacy (NGSE) scales are used to gather data over Fall semester 2020.
Investigation of the Ubiquitin Proteosome’s Role in Tau Proteostasis and Tauopathy as Regulated by Cholesteryl EstersPresentation Year: 2020
- Sintra StewartBiological SciencesUndergraduate Student
- John SteeleBiological SciencesFaculty
Many neurodegenerative diseases are characterized as cholesterol metabolism or storage disorders. Recently, the drug Efavirenz was implicated as a mediator of cholesterol-induced pathology in AD SC- based models. It restores function of MAP, tau, by mitigating cholesterol’s disruption of the UPS, which facilitates tau proteostasis. In this study, we are investigating the mechanistic target of cholesterol leading to UPS dysfunction. We are using human SC-derived neurons to model UPS dysfunction at different regulatory levels and determine which stages can be rescued with Efavirenz treatment. We will use this drug to aid in the complete characterization of cholesterol-mediated tauopathy.
Is the Customer Always Right? An Exploration of Customer-Cashier InteractionsPresentation Year: 2020
- Pamela AcquaroAnthropologyUndergraduate Student
Interacting with cashiers is commonplace for most Americans. This study included exploration of the nature of customer-cashier interactions. The overarching finding was that social attitudes and expectations for cashiers create a climate in which cashiers are dehumanized and vulnerable. Ultimately, cashiers are expected to maintain a polite, enthusiastic, robotic persona while rules of conduct for customers are mostly unrestrictive. The results exhibit the importance of paying attention to one’s own attitudes and behaviors toward workers. Cashiers are human and attempting to look beyond their “customer service personas” is important to foster positive socialization and environments.
Lumbar Discectomy - Treatment - Recover- Rehabilitation ProgramingPresentation Year: 2020
- William AlbertoKinesiology (Pre-PT)Undergraduate Student
In the Department of Kinesiology we are required to complete a research project in our senior year about any topic in our field. I chose to research treatments for herniated discs and sciatic pain since back pain is highly prevalent in society. I was curious about the various treatment options, complementary and alternative medicine, and psychological factors that affect recovery outcomes. My aim was to present a well rounded perspective in treating back pain and gain knowledge around this topic as I pursue a graduate degree in physical therapy after I graduate.
Major-Based Peer Mentoring: A Process Evaluation of a 14 Department Program Scale UpPresentation Year: 2020
- Henry SolaresSociologyStaff
- Travis CunhaSociologyUndergraduate Student
- Casey McCulloughSociologyGraduate Student
- Leonard HendersonSociologyGraduate Student
- Mary VirnocheSociologyFaculty
This poster presents findings and recommendations based on a process evaluation of an AY 2019-20 CAHSS scale up of major-based peer mentoring. The evaluation is based on field notes and interviews with peer mentors, students, and department leaders. MB peer mentors serve as resource bridges, a source of street knowledge, and a conduit for major academic integration. This model is informed by: (1) research on socio-cultural capital in higher education; (2) student success research on the unique needs for academic and career integration in the middle years; and (3) critical theories of student integration that center minoritized students, first-generation students, and all students broadly.