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Jacqueline Van Bronkhorst

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Emily Cauble (‘19) searches for markers of prostate cancer SURF Fellow searches for ways to more easily diagnose prostate cancer

February 18, 2019 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

Many people spend their lives actively trying to avoid cancer. Not cancer researchers, though! Emily Cauble (‘19) is a Biological Sciences major who spent her summer as a SURF Fellow studying prostate field cancerization with Dr. Marco Biscoffi. This line of research involves looking at the molecular make up of cells around prostate cancer and

Chris Watkins (’15): The Science of Baseball SURF graduate pursuing computational data science PhD with baseball analytics

February 13, 2019 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

In 2014,Chris Watkins was introduced to mathematics research through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at Chapman, and has returned to Chapman to continue research in pursuit of a PhD in computational data science. Watkins graduated from Chapman with a Bachelor’s in Mathematics in 2015 and received his Master’s in Mathematics from Oregon State University

SURF Program Now Accepting Applications Get paid to do research or a creative project at Chapman this summer

February 7, 2019 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

Are you looking for an intensive research or creative experience on campus? Then SURF is the program for you! The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) is a paid fellowship exclusively for Chapman undergraduate students who want to pursue independent research or creative projects on campus for eight (8) weeks over the summer, from June 17

FBI Special Agent Frederick J. Simon Comes to Chapman Chapman University Student Scholar Symposium will feature a keynote address from FBI Special Agent Simon

November 27, 2018 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

On December 5, the Center for Undergraduate Excellence will host our semi-annual CU Student Scholar Symposium, featuring keynote speaker FBI Special Agent Frederick J. Simon. Special Agent Simon currently works as a Private Sector Coordinator for the Office of Public and Congressional Affairs, evaluating, educating, and improving security for local institutions from private mom-and-pop businesses

Faculty Research & Creative Expo a Success! Chapman Faculty present their research and recruit student researchers

November 9, 2018 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

Tuesday night, Chapman faculty gathered to present their research and recruit student researchers to assist them with their projects at the annual Faculty Research & Creative Expression Expo put on by the Center for Undergraduate Excellence. Professors from nearly every college on campus discussed their research with students. Research topics this year were incredibly varied,

James Francese (‘19) Investigates Bi-Quaternionic Manifolds Mathematics researcher used his SURF Fellowship to combine algebra, geometry, and Clifford analysis.

October 22, 2018 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

Many students think of math as another graduation requirement to get through rather than a growing and changing field. However, those who take the time to delve into the subject find openings for research and inquiry that others may have overlooked. Such is the case with James Francese, a senior Mathematics and Philosophy double major

Lunch with a Professor Students and Professors love chatting about research, academic advice, and life over lunch

October 11, 2018 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

Last week was Chapman’s semi-annual Lunch with a Professor event, where students and professors can meet and talk over a free lunch at Randall Dining Commons. Students and faculty from across campus congregated in the Commons to discuss everything from class to future career goals, research to life advice. All around the Commons, students and

Lauren Friend (’19) Researches Hagfish Movement SURF Fellow details her research into the space-dependent movement of hagfish.

October 8, 2018 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

Research comes in many different shapes and sizes. Sometimes students find themselves drawn to fields they had never known existed. Sometimes students find their new work so interesting that they decide to pursue it over the summer. The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), a program within the Center for Undergraduate Excellence, provides support for students

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