As the population continues to grow, producing enough food for all of these people looms as a major issue.

The Future of Food Sustainability

July 24, 2014 by | News

This article, written by Joe Yogerst, originally appeared on the Los Angeles Times website. One increasingly important aspect of food science is sustainability — the ability to reduce spoilage and to conserve and protect resources throughout the entire food production process. As the population continues to grow — and the United Nations projects that the world will reach

According to Erik Linstead at Chapman University, we could be facing a shortage of almost 200,000 qualified data scientists in the next five years in the U.S.

The Future of Big Data Careers

July 10, 2014 by Joe Yogerstl | News

This article, written by Joe Yogerstl, originally appeared on the Los Angeles Times website. One of the nation’s leading authorities on big data retrieval, Erik Linstead is an assistant professor of computer science in the School of Computational Sciences at Chapman University’s Schmid College of Science and Technology. We asked him why big data retrieval is so important right now

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Chapman University receives $1 million Grant from Keck Foundation for Chemistry Undergraduate Program

July 8, 2014 by | News

Chapman University’s continuing growth in the sciences has been given a $1 million boost from the W.M. Keck Foundation. The Foundation awarded Chapman the Undergraduate Education Grant, which will provide funding to purchase new, cutting-edge instrumentation to be used to transform chemistry undergraduate teaching, learning and research at the University. “We are thrilled the Keck

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Science Behind Nutrition: Careers in giving food more substance

June 26, 2014 by Joe Yogerst | News

This article, written by Joe Yogerst, originally appeared on the Los Angeles Times website. With job prospects in food science expected to grow 10% over the next six years according to the U.S. Department of Labor, Chapman University is helping to meet this demand by offering a master of science in food science. At Chapman’s Schmid College of

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A New App to Help Autism Is On the Horizon

June 12, 2014 by David Ogul | News

This article, written by David Ogul, originally appeared on the Los Angeles Times website. As researchers at Chapman University break new ground in mining big data, an app developed by a group of its students is poised to take that knowledge to the next level — a practical, Internet-based tool that could help parents and caregivers make the

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From Recipe to Retail: 5th Annual Food Entrepreneur’s Workshop

June 2, 2014 by | Events

“From Recipe to Retail: 5th Annual Food Entrepreneur’s Workshop” will be held September 26-27, 2014 Designed especially for early stage entrepreneurs, this workshop will provide a roadmap on bringing a food product to market.   Participants will learn how to start a food business including developing a winning formulation, finding a manufacturer, negotiating with brokers and

Chapman University is taking on the challenges of "big data" -- meaning any data set so big that commonly used software cant store and analyze it all -- with one goal in mind: better health care for all.

Big Data Is Changing Healthcare

May 29, 2014 by David Ogul | News

This article, written by David Ogul, originally appeared on the Los Angeles Times website. There’s a lot of information out there about healthcare – an estimated 500 petabytes’ worth of data that could hold the key to better diagnoses and even better treatment of everything from Alzheimer’s disease and cancer to diabetes. The question is,

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2014 Schmid College Commencement

May 20, 2014 by | Events

Commencement weekend for the Class of 2014 is THIS weekend: May 22-24, 2014. Schmid College of Science and Technology’s ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 24, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m., followed by a reception in Escalette Plaza.  Schmid College will graduate the largest class of its history this Saturday– 276 of you at

Dr. Chris Kim awarded 2014 Senior Wang-Fradkin Professorship

May 19, 2014 by | News

Schmid College professor, Dr. Christopher Kim, was awarded Chapman University’s elite Senior Wang-Fradkin Professorship at the 19th Annual Chapman University Faculty Honors Convocation, held Friday, May 16, 2014, in the George H.W. Bush Conference Center. Chancellor Daniele Struppa, Ph.D., presented the Senior Wang-Fradkin Professorship to Christopher Kim, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Earth