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

Simple Science: Making Bread In A Bag Food Science Professor Anu Prakash offers a fun and simple way for kids to make bread in a zip lock bag.

October 7, 2016 by | Student Focus

Did you know that Chapman recently broke ground on its largest and most audacious 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

Science on Tap Returns for the 2016 – 2017 Season Wearable technology, food fraud, quantum computers, and more fuel this years varied discussion topics

October 3, 2016 by | Events

After an incredibly successful 2015-2016 season for Schmid College’s Science on Tap series, we’re pleased to finally announce the upcoming slate for the 2016-2017 season! Science on Tap is an on-going series of talks that feature Chapman University faculty and Southern California experts exploring the intersection of science and culture. It has evolved to be a meeting place where students, faculty,

Jaws Never Dies: Sharks Don’t Get Cancer Student Essay from the HON 389 Science Blender Course

September 27, 2016 by Rachel Sison | 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.  Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, summertime was