Simple Science: “Burning” Money through Chemistry! Dr. Jerry LaRue shows us the chemistry behind a fun magic trick.

January 10, 2017 by | Student Focus

Did you know that Chapman recently broke ground on its most innovative building to date? The 140,000 square-foot Center for Science and Technology is the manifestation of Chapman’s ongoing commitment to scientific advancement and discovery. Get your future Panthers in the scientific spirit with this engaging and silly experiment, recommended by Chapman’s own Dr. Jerry LaRue, head

Simon STEM Scholar Attends AGU 2016 Fall Meeting

December 16, 2016 by Ramesh Singh | News

Gage Kizzar, a high school student from Orange High School, was selected in 2015 as a Simon STEM Scholar. As part of the partnership between Chapman University, The Simon Foundations and Orange High School, Kizzar has worked with faculty members of Schmid College of Science and Technology during Fall 2015, Spring 2016 and Fall 2016

2nd Annual Chess Tournament to Remember Leonardo Eifert ’13

December 8, 2016 by | Alumni

On Monday, Schmid College held the 2nd Annual Leonardo Eifert Chess Tournament to celebrate one of Leonardo’s many passions in life, chess. Leonardo Eifert was a beloved Chapman alumnus who was well known on campus for his friendliness, compassion for others, and patience. He was the son of Dr. Georg H. Eifert, an emeritus professor of psychology

Hands-on Scientific Research Opportunities for Undergraduates Schmid College professors showcase research opportunities at OURCA's 2016 Faculty Research Expo

November 11, 2016 by | Events

Earlier this week, Schmid College faculty showcased their research and opportunities for students to get involved in it at the university-wide Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (OURCA) 2016 Faculty Research Expo. They were joined at the annual event by faculty from across the university in a tremendous display of the breadth of scholarly

Introducing the Grand Challenges Initiative An innovative educational program launching fall 2017 at Schmid College

October 27, 2016 by Andrew Lyon | News

When I reflect upon being a scientist, three words come to mind: fascination, frustration, and exhilaration. A scientist’s fascination comes from the wonder of trying to understand and decipher the vast complexity of the world around us. Frustration creeps in as we discover how challenging that complexity is, and how unsophisticated some of our scientific

Virtual Unwrapping Student Essay from the HON 389 Science Blender Course

October 25, 2016 by Bryn Merrill | Student Author

Periodically, we publish essays from Professor Andrew Lyon‘s Honors 389 course “The Science Blender”, which is the basis for Schmid College’s Grand Challenges Initiative. In HON 389, students are  asked to reflect on different aspects of tackling a grand challenge. In this essay, student’s were asked to research and analyze an interdisciplinary breakthrough of their choosing.  A recent breakthrough in science has offered the possibility

Becoming a Machine Learning Scientist Dr. Erik Linstead shares his journey with Experian Consumer Services at its "Creating a Better Tomorrow" event

October 20, 2016 by | News

Thanks to a strong partnership with Experian Consumer Services and its president, Guy Abramo, Schmid College’s Director of Computer Science Undergraduate Programs and the Machine Learning and Assistive Technology Laboratory (MLAT Lab), Erik Linstead, lead a talk about his path to becoming a machine learning expert (geek) with 200+ Experian employees a recent company event

Students in Cancer Biology Class Get a Lesson from Pancreatic Cancer Survivors

October 17, 2016 by | News

Last Thursday, Chapman University’s Biology of Cancer class hosted Lupe Romero, a nearly 5-year pancreatic cancer survivor, and Roberta Luna, a 14-year pancreatic cancer survivor. The women generously shared their highly personal experiences with pancreatic cancer to the room of approximately 25 upperclass biochemistry and molecular biology majors and biological sciences majors. Most of the

The First Great Migration Student Essay from the HON 389 Science Blender Course

October 11, 2016 by Alex Alvertos | Student Author

Periodically, we publish essays from Professor Andrew Lyon‘s Honors 389 course “The Science Blender”, which is the basis for Schmid College’s Grand Challenges Initiative. In HON 389, students are  asked to reflect on different aspects of tackling a grand challenge. In this essay, student’s were asked to research and analyze an interdisciplinary breakthrough of their choosing.  Life stays in motion. We as humans kept our