Humboldt State University

Helping students along the path to graduation
and a career in sciences.

The land where Cal Poly Humboldt is located is part of the ancestral homeland (map) of the Wiyot people, who were here since time immemorial before this University was founded.  We acknowledge the history of this land and our indebtedness to the Wiyot and neighboring tribal communities. 

INRSEP + Diversity in STEM

Humboldt's Indian Natural Resources, Science and Engineering Program (INRSEP) + Diversity in STEM house provides academic and research support services to historically underrepresented students in the Sciences, in order to support their academic success and degree completion, as well as connect them with the resources and opportunities to meet their career and graduate school goals.

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Affiliated Programs

McNair Scholars Program Humboldt

The McNair Scholars Program is one of the U.S. Department of Education's eight TRiO programs and is designed to prepare the scholars for graduate school. McNair scholars are academically strong undergraduate students who are either first-generation students with financial need or students who are a member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education. The McNair Scholars Program offers eligible students the opportunity to conduct faculty-mentored research, as well as travel opportunities and support during the graduate school application process. Scholars may come from any degree program that can lead to a doctoral degree. Unfortunately, we cannot support those seeking a professional degree (e.g., M.D, J.D., MBA, etc.).

Contact Dr. to apply

CSU-LSAMP@Cal Poly Humboldt - California State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

The California State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation at Cal Poly Humboldt (CSU-LSAMP@Cal Poly Humboldt), with NSF Support, was initiated in 1993 to serve as a comprehensive California State University (CSU) statewide program dedicated to broadening participation in STEM disciplines. LSAMP students receive information on how to prepare for, apply to, and be successful in graduate programs. Contact Dr. to apply.

CIRM Bridges 3.0 Scholars Program

The Humboldt CIRM Bridges 3.0 Program is designed to produce biomedical scientists from diverse backgrounds committed to accelerating the discovery, development  and delivery of stem cell, gene therapy and related technologies for improving human health.

Geoscience Alliance - Broadening Participation of Native Americans in the Geosciences

The Geoscience Alliance (GA) is a national alliance of individuals committed to broadening the participation of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and people of Native Hawai’ian ancestry in the geosciences. Its members are faculty and staff from Tribal Colleges, universities, and research centers; Native elders and community members; industry and corporate representatives; students (K12, undergraduate, and graduate); formal and informal educators; and other interested individuals.

Native Food, Energy, and Water Systems (FEWS) Alliance

The dual vision of the Native FEWS Alliance (the Alliance) is to build a highly skilled Native American (NA) STEM workforce at the nexus of Food, Energy and Water and to co-innovate and deploy Indigenous place-based FEWS education and community partnerships.

Ecological Forecasting Initiative

The Ecological Forecasting Initiative is a grassroots consortium aimed at building and supporting an interdisciplinary community of practice around near-term (daily to decadal) ecological forecasts.

AISES - American Indian Science and Engineering Society

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a national professional organization designed to promote American Indians in the STEM disciplines-science, technology, engineering and mathematics. INRSEP sponsors the Humboldt AISES chapter and their activities. Students attend the AISES national conference, present their research, and connect to opportunities.

SACNAS - Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is a national professional organization created to promote the success of traditionally underrepresented groups in the sciences. INRSEP staff and students attend the National Diversity in STEM conference, present their research, and network to make connections for their future.