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Ben Janda (’23) & Kevin Nguyen (’24) are named 2022 Goldwater Scholars! Congratulations to these two stellar undergraduate researchers on the prestigious award!

September 9, 2022 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

For the first time in Chapman University’s history, we are excited to announce that two students were named Goldwater Scholars, Benjamin Janda (‘23) and Kevin H. Nguyen (‘24). This is the 3rd year in a row that Chapman has successfully mentored Goldwater Scholars. A big congratulations to the remarkable students and their faculty mentors! The

Welcome to the 2022 SURF Fellows! Congratulations to all of those who were awarded the 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

May 11, 2022 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

Every spring, the Center for Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) reviews applicants for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). SURF awards motivated individuals to seek out research and creative activity with a faculty mentor while receiving a $4,000 fellowship, in addition to room and board. Fellows can either work with a faculty mentor to continue the mentor’s

Chapman University’s First-Ever Knight-Hennessy Scholar! Congratulations to Vidal M. Arroyo ('19) for being named a Knight-Hennessy Scholar in his Ph.D program for Biophysics

May 6, 2022 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

Chapman University’s first ever Rhodes Scholar, PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholar, and Cecil F. Cheverton Award are just a few of the many accolades that Vidal Arroyo has received over the years. As of today, we are thrilled to announce that Arroyo has been named Chapman University’s first ever Knight-Hennessy Scholar for a PhD in

Shun Kato’s Infinite Paths to Peace: Shinnyo-en Fellowship Learn about Shun Kato ('21) and his work as the Shinnyo Fellow!

March 30, 2022 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

Serving his community and being a leader has always come naturally to recent Chapman graduate Shun Kato (he/his). Kato (‘21) graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a minor in Health Sciences. As someone who aspires to become a Pediatric Cardiologist and devote his life to service, Kato knew

Weight Change, Body Image, and Disordered Eating During the COVID-19 Pandemic Learn about how Sara Iisaka ('22) utilized the Scholarly/Creative Grant to fund her research project!

March 30, 2022 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

Sara Iisaka (she/her) has always been intrigued by the way people’s perceptions about themselves are influenced by the circumstances and environment around them. Needless to say, the COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted the entire world in various, complex ways. Following her curiosity, Iisaka took part in a research project in the midst of the pandemic that

“Prejudice Towards LGBT Men and Women Varies by Religiosity and Social Dominance Orientation” Debbie Nguyen '22 receives the Scholarly/Creative Grant to push forward their research

February 16, 2022 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

As a queer person in STEM, Debbie Nguyen (she/they) always gravitated towards topics related to the LGBTQ+ population. In addition, their personal experiences growing up in religious spaces as a Vietnamese-American planted a seed of curiosity about the effects of religious and ethnic identity on anti-LGBT stigma. Nguyen is currently a senior (‘22) majoring in

Calling all Full-Time Faculty! CUE is in need of Reviewers

February 16, 2022 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

The Center for Undergraduate Excellence is in the process of collecting the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) and Spring Scholarly/Creative Grant applications, and we are interested to see if YOU will serve as a reviewer of one or both applications. You will receive a letter of recognition for your participation, which we encourage you to

SURF Spotlight Lauren Bramlett - Combining Dance and Rhetoric Through Analysis of Concert Dance Pieces from 1950's and 60's

January 25, 2022 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

Since high school, Lauren Bramlett (she/her) has been searching for a way to connect her two passions – dance and English. Before college, she believed they were distinctly different because dance is defined as expressing oneself through their bodies. At the same time, English studies how one expresses various things through words, showing how there

Mark the date! Student Scholar Symposium Join us in celebrating scholarly research and creative exploration of our undergraduate students - Wednesday, December 1, 2021

November 22, 2021 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

The Center for Undergraduate Excellence will be hosting the Fall 2021 Virtual Student Scholar Symposium on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. The symposium will have separate poster and oral sessions with students from a wide-range of disciplines highlighting their research, creative activity, visual arts, and more!  Research and creative activity is a fundamental aspect of a

SURF Spotlight Nathan Reynoso's Undergraduate Journey in Research

November 5, 2021 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

  Nathan Reynoso (he/him) has always had a niche for audio-based storytelling and “giving a voice to the writers that have been lost over time.” Reynoso found himself exploring different research areas to pursue these passions until he found a project to which he could devote his undergraduate and post-graduate life. Reynoso graduated with a

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