Chapman University has announced a $21 million gift from the W. M. Keck Foundation for enhancement and elevation of Chapman’s science and engineering programs. The gift names the University’s soon-to-be completed science building on its main campus – The Keck Center for Science and Engineering.
The student scientists were barely into week one of a two-year program that will challenge them to dive into research in a number of fields ranging from molecular biology and earth systems to physics and computational science. Then there was this unexpected assignment. It came from a New York Times bestselling author who gave them
The CHOC Children’s Foundation awarded, as part of its new Philanthropic Venture Funding Program, $1,000,000 to Dr. Afshin Amininan, medical director, CHOC Children’s Orthopaedic Institute, and his cross-disciplinary team that included Chapman University faculty and scientists. The program, was designed to encourage CHOC clinicians to develop innovative concepts that transform pediatric care. Following a competitive proposal
Chapman University’s Schmid College of Science and Technology is one step closer to launching its new program, the Grand Challenges Initiative, as the first cohort of five Grand Challenges Initiative Postdoctoral Fellows will come on board this summer. Starting in fall 2017, the fellows will join Schmid College’s faculty to mentor nearly 50 small interdisciplinary
When you think of an industry meet-and-greet event, you probably conjure up images of pressed suits, nervously guarded business cards and carefully thought-out pitches. Sweaty handshakes and sparse—or at least less-than-stellar—food. Sounds horrible. So, scrap that. Instead, picture a breezy, coastal-rustic party patio in Santa Monica buzzing with the overtones of hundreds of excited conversations.
They’re listed on the syllabus and sometimes posted outside the professor’s door. Office hours are required for professors – six hours a week for Chapman University faculty teaching a full course load – but visiting is optional for students. Those hours are hardly just for students who are struggling, though: Many professors say it’s
Researchers at Chapman University have published a study looking at electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use among Orange County adolescents. The data shows teens are more likely to vape when their school is located near vape retailers. A key finding from the study is that the prevalence of e-cigarette use in Orange County adolescents is high—27.5
The Schmid College of Science and Technology announced the appointment of several new faculty. Six scientists from accomplished institutions will join Chapman in the next 18 months with Ph.D. degrees in the fields of biological sciences and biochemistry. “These talented individuals will bring tremendous expertise and experience to our existing academic programs and research
Fostering an atmosphere of intellectual growth and discovery, Chapman University hosted its fourth annual Computational Sciences Graduate Conference (CSGC) on May 11, in Argyros Forum. This unique opportunity gave our Computational and Data Sciences Graduate Students the opportunity to present their hard work and gain recognition by their faculty and fellow peers. The conference was
With a flourish of geeky science fun and a hydraulic excavator to turn the soil, Chapman University celebrated the formal groundbreaking of its Center for Science and Technology on Wednesday, April 27. The crowd that had gathered at the construction site abutting the north side of Ernie Chapman Stadium erupted in cheers when the