How To: Go From Thinking About Exercise to Actually Doing It
Sometimes the gap between wanting to be physically active and actually doing it can feel as wide as the Grand Canyon. Kinesiology professor Cathrine Himberg offers some tips.
Physics Research Institute Examines Space and Time
From using laser pulses to study reactions in unfathomably small time periods, to examining how stars behave over incredibly long ones, physics undergraduate researchers explored the universe this summer.
Finding Answers in the River
An interdisciplinary team of Chico State faculty and graduate students conduct research on the Sacramento River to establish predictable patterns in drowning cases and create an app to aid law enforcement in decreasing recovery time.
VR Class Brews up a Hit with Big-Name Partner
To further prove virtual and augmented reality's place in University curriculum, a new collaborative class partnered with a Chico legend: the world-renowned craft brewery Sierra Nevada.
Ideas on the wall: Murals course shares art with the public
Through the process of pitching, commissioning, and completing projects, students learn a valuable lesson: There is much more to public art than the image.
Opting Outside: Students Plunge Into Watershed for Immersive Course
One class spent two incredible weekends camping on Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve and exploring study sites ranging from the Sacramento River all the way upstream to the creek headwaters, to understand how the watershed works as a whole and learn about the wildlife that exists there.
Get Ready: Chico State is Going Strawless
Chico State goes through 130,000 plastic straws every year. Starting April 23, these single-use items will be no longer be sold on campus.
Living Her Dream
The opening of the Kristina Chesterman Memorial Clinic in Nigeria marked a dream come true, not only for its namesake but for faculty, classmates, and students who follow in her footsteps.
Little Town Lifelines
The only program of its kind in the nation, Chico State's Rural California Nursing Preceptorships program gives nursing students 150 hours of valuable hands-on learning in a clinical setting, while providing rural hospitals with extra staffing they so greatly need.
On the Hunt for Avian Influenza Virus
While the work may be dirty, the goal is more glamorous. Chico State virologist Troy Cline and students are identifying avian influenza viruses in waterfowl in hopes of preventing threats to human health and the US poultry industry.
Saving the Salmon
Chico State students and faculty members join forces with high-profile partners and the United States Bureau of Reclamation in multi-million dollar mission to save the Chinook salmon.
Vision Becomes (Virtual) Reality: Collaborative VR Course Presents Opportunities
Seeking to incorporate newly developed technology into journalism, the Departments of Computer Animation and Game Development, Journalism and Public Relations, and Media Arts, Design, and Technology teamed up to bring cutting-edge virtual reality technology to collaborative classrooms.
Close Encounters of the Insect Kind
A trip to Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve to aid in the North American Butterfly Association's annual butterfly count proves more elusive than imagined.
Crossing Borders: One Student’s Journey
Forensic anthropology graduate student Martha Diaz uncovers death and hope along the US-Mexico border.
Chico State’s Biz Talks Connects Students With Industry Influencers
Accounting or entrepreneurship? Finance or marketing? Biz Talks, a program started by two College of Business alums, helps students determine their future career paths.
Passion for Teaching Abroad Energizes New Tanzania Partnership
CSU, Chico professor Joel Zimbelman is about to embark on yet another overseas teaching voyage and launch the University's first-ever partnership with colleges in Tanzania.
Caffeine and Camaraderie Fuel ‘Cats Podcast
A trio of Chico State faculty come together to create and record their podcast Caffeinated Cats, hoping to spark discussions about difficult or polarizing topics in listeners.
Psychologist Fills Brand-New Campus Position: Mariah Kornbluh Embraces Title of Chico State’s First Community Psychologist
Joining Chico State's Department of Psychology faculty as the first community psychologist, Mariah Kornbluh combines laboratory research and community outreach to foster civic engagement in her classroom.
Advocacy for Quality Physical Education Has a Home
After the release of her documenary "No Excuses!" in 2014, Catherine Himberg and graduate student Kevin Shepard developed a website designed to support, coach, and guide physical education teachers around the country.
The Quest for Sounder Structures
Curt Haselton, a Chico State alum and civil engineering professor, leads the development of the SP3 software that can evaluate and predict the damages a building might receive in the event of an earthquake, making it possible to improve building code to minimize overall damages.
Forensic anthropology graduate students spent their summers abroad digging for research opportunities: Sarah Hall excavated human remains in a 19th-century cemetary in Bogota, Columbia, while Valerie Sgheiza traveled to the beaches of Antigua in the West Indies to examine the remains of 17th-century British soldiers.
Professor Leads Annual Wild Goose Chase—Literally
During the annual Snow Goose Festival, Chico State biology professor and avid birder Jay Bogiatto leads a not-for-the-faint-of-heart birding field trip around the Northern Sacramento Valley.
‘Poverty Scholar’ Susan Roll Sheds Light on Welfare System Flaws
Social work professor Susan Roll’s real-world research into ways to keep low-income families from falling off the "benefits cliff" provides her students with innovative insights.
Ending the Gender Pay Gap
Three Chico State students have launched a nonprofit that aims to end the gender pay gap by recognizing businesses that have a wage difference of 5 percent or less between equal employees.
Travel Tipster Shares Top Trends
Matthew Stone has followed his passion for learning new things and visiting new places around the world, and as an experienced traveler he shares some pro-tips to travelling safely and smartly.
Big Finish For Chico State’s Tiny House
CSU, Chico's Tiny House Club designed and built a home measuring less than 200 square feet, impressing judges at the recent Sacramento Municipal Utility District's Tiny House Competition.
Honoring Creativity: Jacki Headley’s Memory Lives through ARTS
Jacki Headley is remembered for her for love of Chico, creative drive, and commitment to the community.
Charged and Ready to Go
This week, the nation's first thin-film photovoltaic charging station opened on the Chico State campus, offering campus and the community eight traditional power outlets and four USB portals from the comfort of a shaded table.
The Fast and the Fuel-Efficient
After earning a trophy in the SAE Formula international competition, members of Chico State's Formula team will be working all year to build a faster, more fuel-efficient vehicle.
Biology Lab Goes Fishin’
A student research lab on campus uses fish to pursue treatments for blood-related diseases.
Ribbon Cut on Major Lab Renovation
Alumnus Dennis Murphy and industry partners invest in students with a revitalized concrete laboratory.
Success Through Solidarity: Meet Chico State’s Women Engineers
For the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), building solidarity and support is paramount to succeeding in STEM fields.
Is Rice Nice—for Concrete?
Students study rice as secret ingredient to boost success, sustainability in concrete
Building a Better Bee Hotel
The University Farm was abuzz as more than 60 students and community members crowded a classroom for a workshop on constructing wild bee habitats commonly known as bee hotels.
Supporting a North State Resource
On the first floor of Holt Hall lies one of the Central Valley's largest collection of pressed and preserved flora, totaling at over 117,000 specimens that live in the University's herbarium.
Infographic: Campus Conservation Saves Millions of Gallons of Water
With state-mandated reductions, the University is doing its part to be good neighbors and good stewards of water during California's drought.
Chico State Forensic Anthropology Program
Our forensic archaeology program gives students a rare opportunity to learn field recovery methods by documenting mock crime scenes that replicate real-life cases. Graduate students working in the Human Identification Lab assist faculty in the recovery of human remains for local and federal agencies. How has Chico State enriched your learning experience? Tag your posts […]