Scholar to present special talk Thursday at Chapman

July 20, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

Euler’s Formula, named for Swiss physicist Leonhard Euler, will be the topic of a special Math/CS seminar at Chapman University presented by Dan Zaffran, Ph.D., from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Dr. Zaffran will deliver his talk “Euler’s Formula and (much) More” at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 22, in Von Neumann Hall 116,


USDA taps Chapman for tasteful science

July 14, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

If you see a stream of people heading over to Hashinger this summer, follow them. Chances are good your efforts will be rewarded with a juicy treat. “It’s fun,” said Heather (Stoltzfus) Westenhofer, who used her lunch hour to taste test peaches in a small Hashinger classroom on Tueday and left with a doggie bag


Peachy keen taste test today

July 13, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

Summer peaches. There’s a phrase that’s music to our ears – or should be. Sometimes a lush, juicy peach is hard to find. But you just might sink your teeth into a winning version today at a peach-tasting panel running from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Hashinger 103. Chapman University’s food science program was


Fulbright scholar to study earthquake sensing at Schmid

June 8, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

Schmid College of Science will host its first Fulbright scholar this fall, a graduate student from India who will be mentored by Dimitar Ouzounov, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Physics, Computational Science and Engineering . Vineeta Rawat is working on her Ph.D. and focusing on research exploring the potential of remote sensing data and image


A taste for the science of food aversions

May 19, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

Who knew that cilantro and black licorice are repugnant to some people, while others relish their tang and kick? Food science professor Fred Caporaso, Ph.D., Schmid College of Science, that’s who. So the producers and researchers with the syndicated Dr. Oz Show , which airs locally on FOX 11, asked him to weigh in with


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