The following is a listing of professional achievements by Chico State faculty, staff, and students. Submit your professional achievements to ucomm@csuchico.edu.

Awards and Activities

Chico State women’s soccer’s Sarah Emigh and Susanna Garcia were among 15 West Region players to receive First Team Academic All-District honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America. This marks Emigh’s second such honor and Garcia’s first.

Publications, Presentations, and Exhibits

Pamela Kruger (Meriam Library Special Collections) has recently co-authored three articles. In addition to penning “Community of Practice at the California State University Special Collections and University Archives” in Journal of Western Archives and the peer-reviewed “Collecting the COVID-19 Pandemic at the California State University: Shared Approaches, Divergent Implementations” in Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, she co-authored “Cooking from your pantry: Using inquiry to evaluate and understand primary sources” in Critical Thinking About Sources Cookbook alongwith her Meriam Library colleague Adrienne Scott, from the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology.

Faculty Emerita Gayle Kimball (Department of Multicultural and Gender Studies) has authored a book titled, “Climate Girls Saving Our World: 54 Activists SpeakOut.” Through more than 50 interviews of girls and young women from 30 countries, the author explores how Gen Z activists approach climate change.

Professor Emeritus Ken Rose (Department of History) wrote a book entitled, “American Isolationism Between the World Wars: The Search for a Nation’s Identity,” which examines the theory of isolationism in America between the world wars, arguing that it is an ideal that has dominated the Republic since its founding.

Monica C. So, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, co-authored a research article in the in the journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces with Chico State alumni, Sungwon Yoon, and her collaborators at Sandia National Laboratories, Cambridge University, Oxford University, and University of Oregon. The article, “From n- to p-Type Material: Effect of Metal Ion on Charge Transport in Metal–Organic Materials” highlights how we can program nanosponges, called metal-organic frameworks, to exhibit both n-type and p-type semiconducting behavior. This has important applications in tuning the electronic properties of existing semiconductors that are in our cell phones and laptops.