This is a grant from the US Dept of Agriculture’s Hispanic Serving Institution program, awarded to Drs. Matt Johnson (Dept Wildlife) and Rafael Cuevas-Uribe (Dept Fisheries Biology) and in collaboration with Fernando Paz of El Centro Académico Cultural.

The purpose of this grant is to enable HSU to better serve Latinx students in natural resource sciences, and help students obtain extra-curricular experiential learning opportunities to advance their careers.  In particular, this work aims to engage natural resource students at the nexus of agriculture and natural resource conservation.

The grant builds from momentum and accomplishments of the HSI STEM and HHMI grants to HSU.  Specifically, those grants have helped improve academic achievement for first-year students, and helped equity close gaps for Hispanic students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines.

“Échale ganas” is a Mexican expression literally meaning “throw some life into it.”  A rough colloquial translation into English is “go for it” or “give it your all.” We chose this expression as a tag-line for our grant because our hope is that this grant enables and empowers Latinx students to seize opportunities to propel their learning and careers in natural resources.

Ichthyology class (FISH 310) at Trinidad
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Fisheries Biology at Humboldt State

Why study Wildlife at Humboldt State?

Ichthyology class (FISH 310) at Trinidad