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GCI Debuts Virtual Meet-ups with Industry Partners

November 30, 2020 by Monroe Roush | Grand Challenges Initiative

Earlier this month, the first-year Grand Challenges Initiative (GCI) students attended virtual networking events with industry professionals to hear about life beyond college and ask career questions. The professionals who participated were from a variety of fields, including environmental conservation, healthcare, and data analysis. First-year students, student facilitators from the Schmid Student Leadership Council, and

Grand Challenges Initiative Team Sponsorship Opportunities Work with one of our student teams!

August 31, 2020 by | Grand Challenges Initiative

The Grand Challenges Initiative is Chapman University’s groundbreaking new approach to training the next generation of leaders in science and engineering. The program provides foundational skills in critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and teamwork for every undergraduate student entering the Schmid College of Science and Technology and the Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler School

Poster Winners of the 2020 GCI Spring Showcase

May 17, 2020 by | Grand Challenges Initiative

On Friday, May 15th, the Grand Challenges Initiative hosted its annual Spring Showcase virtually. Team projects were available for online viewing and judging all week prior on the GCI Blog, and on Friday, student teams held a live Q&A via Zoom. Following the live Q&A, students, faculty, staff, and supporters of GCI gathered over Zoom

Outstanding Research Publication Award

May 15, 2020 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Grand Challenges Initiative

We are pleased to announce our first annual award for outstanding research publication by a Grand Challenges Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow. The award is supported by alumni of the Grand Challenges Initiative Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellows Program. The selection committee, which included Drs. Doug Dechow (chair), Anne Sonnenschein (’19), Jose Raul Gonzalez Alonso (’19) &

Duck curves & flywheels: Solving the energy crisis with mechanical energy storage Curren Taber, Gary Zeri, Jackson Goldberg, Thomas Hernandez, Zachery Baker

May 11, 2020 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

For society to transition to a fully renewable power grid without dependence on slowly dwindling fossil fuel energy sources, a means of renewable energy storage is required. Renewable energy production fluctuates pertinent to the time of day, such as in the case of solar power, where large amounts of solar power are generated during the

Educating Chapman University about Air Quality Caitlin Felts, Ariel Gutierrez, Lena Khalidi, Saniya Syed

May 11, 2020 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

The goal of our project is to bring awareness and educate the general population about indoor air quality and the harmful effects that high particulate matter concentrations can have on us. We believe it is important to learn about indoor air quality because there is statistical evidence that shows indoor air quality can be worse

Neonatal Hydrostatic Weighing Macy Dexter, Kanaysha Scott, Sofia Bejerano, Julia Muniz

May 11, 2020 by Grand Challenges Initiative | Student presentations

In the neonatal period of life, it is very important that the measured weight of the newborn is as accurate as possible. An inaccurate weight prevents healthcare professionals from being able to assess and gain accurate information regarding the newborn’s health. Our solution to this, is to use hydrostatic weighing. The hydrostatic weighing method is

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