Whistle blower in 'Challenger' disaster donates personal papers to Leatherby Libraries

May 11, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

The engineer who detected flaws with the O-Rings that caused the 1985 Challenger disaster, has donated his personal papers to the Leatherby Libraries. The gift will be formally accepted at a 5:30 p.m. dedication ceremony Thursday, May 13, in the Malloy Performance Portico, third floor, Leatherby Libraries. Roger M. Boisjoly worked as a technical troubleshooter for

Professors head to Harvard, Stanford for a year

May 10, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

Two Chapman science faculty members have been offered prestigious opportunities to spend the next academic year researching at two of the nation’s top universities.  Christopher Kim, Ph.D., will spend the year as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, while Jennifer Funk, Ph.D., has been awarded a fellowship by Stanford University and will be working in

Food science students take the cake in competition

May 5, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

For the third time in four years, members of the Chapman University Food Science College Bowl Team won the regional competition that advances them to the national Food Technologist Student Association national event. To prepare for the quiz-style competition, students mastered a soup-to-nuts body of knowledge that included everything from food history to toxicology and

Kafatos awarded Fletcher Jones professorship

April 28, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Special Projects and Founding Dean of the Schmid College of Science and the Director of the Center for Excellence in Applied, Computational, and Fundamental Science, was recently honored with the title of Fletcher Jones Endowed Professorship in Computational Physics. The professorship was officially announced during the Beyond Copenhagen International

Climate Change Conference begins tonight – with movies!

April 21, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

Chapman’s “Beyond Copenhagen” International Conference on Climate Change officially kicks off tonight with the screening of some spectacular nature footage in the Folino Theater, Marion Knott Studios, at 7 p.m.  MacGillivray Freeman Films will be screening selected clips from Into the Arctic, their upcoming IMAX release which is currently in production, followed by their full-length

Scientist's crucial chapter in UN report on Middle East climate

April 20, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

Hesham El-Askary, Ph.D., assistant professor of Earth Observation and Remote Sensing in the Department of Physics, Computational Science and Engineering, has published an important chapter in the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP)  new report on climate in the Middle East, the Environment Outlook for the Arab Region (EOAR).  Dr. El-Askary wrote Chapter 7: Atmosphere for this