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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

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,

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

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Students honored at Western Psychological Association Convention

May 5, 2014 by | News

Two psychology students were recognized at the recent Ninety-Fourth Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association (WPA) hosted by Western Oregon University April 24-27, 2014 in Portland, Oregon. Psychology major Netasha Pizano received a WPA Scholarship award, which was awarded at the awards ceremony and presidential address on the Friday evening of the event. Additionally, Christin Walder (center

Schmid College faculty celebrated at annual award reception

May 2, 2014 by | News

Congratulations to the Schmid College faculty members honored last Thursday at the annual Faculty Research Recognition Reception! Of course, we at Schmid College are beaming with Panther Pride. Below is an excerpt from the Happenings article detailing the event and the recognition of Schmid College faculty: The awards were presented by Chancellor Daniele Struppa, who

Alumna Profile: Rachael Gordon ’12

April 29, 2014 by | News

We caught up with alumna Rachael Gordon recently on what she has been up to since graduating from Chapman University in 2012 with a BS in Biological Sciences. She has certainly been busy! On May 14th, she will graduate from University of Southern California with her Masters of Public Health (MPH), emphasis in Epidemiology and

Student wins top honor for analysis of health data research in India

April 28, 2014 by | News

This story originally appeared on Chapman’s Happenings blog. Read it in full here. A sophomore in the Chapman University Honors Program has won a top award for research examining the environmental and socioeconomic factors in rural India that contribute to life-threatening intestinal disease in children under five. Sohini Mukherjee ’16, a double major in English and psychology, won first place for