Schmid College Alumna Wins NSF Competition

April 17, 2015 by | News

In a big year for Schmid College students participating in the National Science Foundation Fellowship competition, alumna Elizabeth Berrigan ’14 was among the few awarded the prestigious grant. NSF bestowed the grants to only the top 7% of applicants from an already elite pool. Berrigan, who double-majored in Physics and Biochemistry at Schmid College, said she

KEG/MIB Lab Open House in Hashinger Basement

April 17, 2015 by | Research

The Kim Environmental Geochemistry (KEG) and Marine Invertebrate Biology (MIB) programs held an open house on Thursday, April 9th in Hashinger Science Center Basement. Schmid College undergraduate students presented their research, explained their experiments and showed the lab facilities to attendees. Experiments ranged from hermit crabs predating sea slugs to remediating heavy metal contaminates from soil.

Schmid Students Receive Honors at Fellowship Competition

April 16, 2015 by | News

Schmid College saw its current students and alumni alike receive prestigious distinctions at the 2015 National Science Foundation Research Graduate Fellowship competition. Of over 16,000 applicants vying for grants to fund their research, only 2,000 received awards. 

Food Industry Networking Night – Spring 2015

April 15, 2015 by | News

Chapman University’s Food Science Graduate Program hosted its 4th Annual Food Industry Networking night on April 1, 2015.  This year’s event, co-hosted by first year students Emma Gottschall and Alex Hoang, saw over 110 food industry professionals, alumni and current students exchange ideas, reconnect with professors and colleagues, and, of course swap business cards!  Year

Food Chains: Human Rights and the Fair Food Program

April 14, 2015 by | News

Last month OCFAC joined with Chapman University’s Food Science and Nutrition Student Association to host a thought-provoking film and panel presentation attended by over 50 individuals. The film Food Chains was centerpiece, a 2014 documentary profiling the successful effort of Florida farm workers to gain basic wages and safer working conditions from some of the world’s largest supermarket and

Alumna Publishes Research in Nature Climate Change

April 8, 2015 by | Research

Schmid College did not have to wait long for its young Environmental Science and Policy program to sprout an impressive alumna.  Madison Hoffacker, a recent graduate with a grass-roots foundation in the program, co-authored and published a paper in Nature Climate Change. Hoffacker was one of the first four students to officially declare a major

Funk Lab in Irvine

April 3, 2015 by | Research

Starting at the beginning of spring semester on Wednesday and Friday mornings, I would head out to the University of California at Irvine’s Extension Center near the Great Park. At this site, I have been working with Dr. Jennifer Funk and her lab technician, Julie Larson, on a project assessing how water availability influences leaf

April 20: Sigma Xi Lecture “Experimental Investigations of the Origin and Early Evolution of Life”

April 3, 2015 by | News

Monday, April 20, Schmid College hosts Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer Nicholas Hud for his lecture “Experimental Investigations of the Origin and Early Evolution of Life” from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Argyros Forum Student Ballroom, (AF 119A). This lecture is free and open to the public. Lecture Description The principles of evolution are extremely

World Water Day and Your Backyard

March 22, 2015 by | News

World Water Day was first established in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly. Designating March 22 of every year to water, this year’s theme for World Water day is ‘Water and Sustainable Development,’ celebrating how water is linked to all areas of our lives. Particularly in the southern California region water has been a hot

Science Forum: Earth in Context with Dr. Anne Egger

March 11, 2015 by | News

  March 18 2015, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Chapman University,  Argyros Forum Student Ballroom, AF 119A   Our global society faces a number of challenges including adapting to climate change, assuring the availability of freshwater, and managing our energy resources wisely, all of which require a robust understanding of the intersection between Earth science