Alumnus Dor Shoshan and his family have much to celebrate. Dor graduated with honors in May from Chapman University’s Biological Sciences program. He received both the Outstanding Senior Award in Biological Science as well as the Ronald M. Huntington Award for Outstanding Scholarship representing the graduating senior with the most distinguished record of academic scholarship.
For Computational and Data Science faculty and students, the recent acquisition of the Numaserver is important, but the advantages it provides are only just being tapped into. Installed at the end of May, 2015, the Numaserver is still in the experimental phase of its installation. Faculty members and students have just started using the device,
I am participating in the Student Airborne Research Program (SARP), which is a program funded by NASA and is targeted toward undergraduates of junior standing (AKA entering their senior year). It’s a national program that takes place in Southern California, but includes students from all over the US and US territories (we have one girl from Puerto Rico). There are a total of 32 students
Science communication is something we do a great deal of here in Schmid College. Whenever we publish a blog post, help write a press release, or give a public lecture, I am reminded of an excellent PNAS paper entitled “Bringing values and deliberation to science communication” by Thomas Dietz from Michigan State. The basic premise
I remember audibly shrieking when I received the email notifying me of my acceptance into a summer research program. At the time, I had been patiently waiting in the (rather quiet) office of the Career Development Center on the fourth floor of Argyros Forum, hoping to receive some helpful advice on a resume I would
“What should our hashtag be this year?” “#ChapmanIFT2015″? “#IFT2015″? “#ChapmanDoesChicago”? This is the question students ask each other as we get prepared for the annual “Food Convention” as I like to call it. This past July, Chapman University’s food science graduate students and faculty attended the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Meeting and Expo in Chicago.
As scientists and humans, we are all going to make errors in our work – hopefully those errors arise from honest mistakes and not bias. In experimental science, we are accustomed to performing research using the principles of the scientific method. We form a hypothesis, conduct an experiment, collect data, analyze and interpret the data,
A particularly good read (whether you are a scientist or not) is Irving Langmuir’s classic Pathological Science lecture from 1953 (download the PDF). For most physical scientists, I imagine that the talk is well known. There are extensive websites on the subject, as well as the obligatory Wikipedia page, so there is no need to
Towards the end of this past spring semester, I walked into my office to find the dreaded red “you have voice mail” light blazing on my phone. As I listened to the message, I was happy to hear the voice of President Doti, who is known to use the medium to broadcast his musings to
This year I participated as the student leader for Dr. Georgiana Bostean’s Social Determinants of Health research lab. Over two semesters, we studied the new phenomenon of electronic cigarette use and the potential risks it poses to youth. The research team applied our knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to studying the density and proximity