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Peers Offering Wisdom Education and Respect (P.O.W.E.R.)Presentation Year: 2020
- Alita RednerSocial WorkGraduate Student
Rapid Cycle Evaluation of the Peers Offering Wisdom Education and Respect (P.O.W.E.R.) program. P.O.W.E.R. is a living community curriculum that provides culturally competent group-based behavioral health counseling services to Indigenous Youth ages 13-17 years old. This project was guided by Indigenous Research Methodology including spirit-based research amidst the Pandemic of 2020. Theoretical references including systems theory and relational theory influenced this research. Research concluded an emphasis on evaluating the presentation of the curriculum to guide youth awareness of identity and process of trauma healing through ceremony, reflection, and belonging activities.
Plastic Pollution and Effective Reduction PoliciesPresentation Year: 2020
- Johnny RasnicMathematicsUndergraduate Student
- Sam MendezMathematicsUndergraduate Student
- Melanie TapiaMathematicsUndergraduate Student
During the International Mathematical Contest in Modeling, our team tackled the problem of the destructive accumulation of plastic in the earth's land and waterways. We researched national and international policies attempting to curb the production and consumption of plastic, and constructed a simple model to predict plastic mass growth in the future, under various parameters and scenarios.
Poetic Persons Preventing Problematic PrinciplesPresentation Year: 2020
- Sophia EffaPsychologyUndergraduate Student
Artistic communities can be problematic, as any community can be. One aspect of activism is working from within, and poetry communities are a great way to do this. It allows for people to communicate in an artistic manner, and communication is the best way to resolve conflict/differences. By taking a stand against violence through poetry, the communities hearing these poems will be open to taking in this vital information because it’s within their own community.
Prostitution In Baja California: A Study Of How Prostitution Affected Gender Roles Along Border Cities In Baja California During The Mexican Revolution EraPresentation Year: 2020
- Michael LinoAnthropologyUndergraduate Student
This study examines the role of prostitution during the Mexican Revolution Era (1910 – 1920) in the altering of gender roles for women along the border cities of Baja California. The significance of this research will deliver insight to the gender roles and contributions to society of this marginalized group. Historical source material (Documents, artifacts, paintings, etc.) offers limited biased information about prostitutes as individuals. The goal of this research is to provide information to alter the discourse of prostitution from being depicted as a duality of moral or immoral to how prostitution reflects a society’s views on sexuality.
Quality of Life and Cardiometabolic Health Indicators in Postmenopausal WomenPresentation Year: 2020
- Chavela RiotutarKinesiologyGraduate Student
The negative impact of menopause on cardiometabolic health has been documented, but there is limited evidence regarding the relationship between quality of life and cardiometabolic health indicators (e.g. CVD, diabetes) in postmenopausal women. The objective of this study is to assess the impact of quality of life on detriments to health in postmenopausal women, using 65 questions drawn from validated surveys. Participants were recruited using print and social media and completed the confidential survey online. Results demonstrated that subjects who expressed a greater burden and dissatisfaction with their quality of life showed an increase in risk factors for cardiometabolic disease.
Racialized Identity in the US through the CensusPresentation Year: 2020
- Deema HindawiCriminolgy and Justice Studies & CRGSUndergraduate Student
In American society, identity is something that many people struggle with throughout their daily lives. The US has a unique sense of culture like no other country that is created through the social construct of the race and the belief of the “melting pot”. The US census, requires that every person identify their race, which is more difficult for some than for others. When someone marks the race box, it is assumed that their race is simply their identity, without taking into account the struggle that the individual could be facing. We need to have a greater understanding of what it is to have an identity that can’t be placed within society as a race that could be found within a box.
Resource Guide for Pregnant and New Parents at HSUPresentation Year: 2020
- Carissa GardnerSocial WorkGraduate Student
My community project is based on the need for a cohesive resource guide for pregnant and new parents attending Humboldt State University. The research was conducted on the resources and references for pregnant and new parents attending Humboldt State University. The project is a compilation of data addressing resources available for students experiencing pregnancy/parenthood while attending HSU. The aim of connecting students with resources is to help with retention as well as supporting their growing families.
Resources for Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence VictimsPresentation Year: 2020
- William AlbertoPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Adrienne HanhPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Juliana BertlucciPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Starr GreenskyPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Allison RecaldePsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Denise LeiningerPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- William McDougallPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Anthony SanfordPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Elizabeth Earle-RousePsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Marguerite WilliamsUndergraduate Student
The Take Back the Night Organization bridges the gap between students and their community to build a support network for survivors. However, this semester, normal operations have been altered due to COVID-19, social distancing, and shelter-in-place which challenged our group to adjust the scope of our project. Using Instagram as our platform, we worked together to address the societal issues of sexual violence and domestic. We built a manual to promote healthy relationship communication. We included information on online services, hotlines, and other local resources available for sexual and domestic abuse aimed towards helping our Humboldt community during the pandemic.
Scaling Resistance with Channel Length for Carbon Nanotube NetworksPresentation Year: 2020
- Cade FreelsPhysics & AstronomyUndergraduate Student
- Carla P. QuinteroPhysics & AstronomyUndergraduate Student
- Samantha A. AngerPhysics & AstronomyUndergraduate Student
- Joshua MaldonadoPhysics & AstronomyUndergraduate Student
- Will GannettPhysics & AstronomyFaculty
- Ruth SaundersPhysics & AstronomyFaculty
In order to help inform the applicability of carbon nanotube networks for use as field effect transistors or as biosensors, we have run computer simulations in order to characterize the electrical properties of these networks, and specifically, how the resistance of these networks scales with the channel length for various amounts of metallic wires present in the networks. We find a trend that as the channel length increases, the resistance of the network increases as well. In addition, as the probability of metallic wires present in the network increases, the scaling factor of the resistance, m, increases at a larger constant rate with increasing channel length.
Scuba Diving The North CoastPresentation Year: 2020
- Jack BradleyRecreation AdministrationUndergraduate Student
I have created a specialized handbook for scuba divers interested in diving the north coast. It is a guide for certified divers who are not familiar with Humboldt County's ocean conditions. It provides tips, techniques, as well as locations and how to dive those locations properly. It uses different approaches that can suit both the beginner and the veteran diver alike.