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Inside the GCI Makerspace Student assistant Amy Lam '19 shares how a chemistry lab transformed into a makerspace

April 15, 2019 by Amy Lam | Student Author

At the end of the Fall semester, I was offered a position as an assistant in the Grand Challenges Initiative (GCI) Makerspace. It was very rewarding to help the program transform an old organic chemistry lab into a creative space for students to explore interdisciplinary solutions with sophisticated equipment. The new Makerspace includes everything from

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How to Get Involved in Undergraduate Research

April 8, 2019 by Briana Sukert | Research

Are you interested in participating in undergraduate research, but don’t know where to start? Schmid College of Science and Technology has many opportunities for you to get research experience and work in collaboration with faculty to contribute your ideas.   What Types of Research Opportunities Are There? From Dr. Jerry LaRue’s research that focuses on understanding

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Dr. Gregory Goldsmith Elected an Early Career Fellow of the Ecological Society of America

April 5, 2019 by | News

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences and the Director of the Grand Challenges Initiative Gregory Goldsmith, Ph.D. was elected as a 2019 Early Career Fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). The ESA is the world’s largest community of professional ecologists. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to ecological research and discovery, communication, education and pedagogy,

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Schmid College 2019 Graduates What you need to know about Graduation!

March 26, 2019 by | News

Schmid College Graduating Class of 2019! The Chapman Commencement weekend will be one you’ll remember for years to come. We’re excited to have all Chapman graduating students together on Wilson Field at Closing Convocation on Friday, May 17, 2019, at 7 p.m. Closing Convocation will honor your achievements and celebrate the work you’ve done in your

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Alumni Spotlight: Physician Assistant – Kayla Ferrari ’12

March 4, 2019 by | Alumni

Kayla Ferrari received her bachelors in biological sciences from Chapman in 2012. Following graduation, Kayla went on to graduate school at the University of Southern California. She now works as a physician assistant at Altamed Medical Group in Santa Ana.  During her time at Chapman, Kayla served as president of Global Medical Brigades, was an

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Biological Sciences Faculty Dr. Hagop Atamian Receives Half a Million Dollars in Federal Research Funding

February 20, 2019 by | News

First-year assistant professor of biological sciences Hagop Atamian, Ph.D., received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) to utilize natural resources in agricultural productivity. A plethora of microorganisms in the soil interact with plant roots and help them grow better, and so far

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First Networking Event for Schmid College Proved to be a Huge Success

February 15, 2019 by | Events

On Thursday, February 7th, 2019 Schmid College launched the very first Schmid Networking Event to facilitate professional connections for students across all science disciplines and class levels at Chapman. STEM students, alumni, and faculty came together with 30 STEM professionals from corporations such as Microsoft, CHOC, Cordoba Corporation, and Allergan, to strengthen rapport and further

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Food Science Faculty Dr. John Miklavcic Granted AOCS Award The Health and Nutrition Division New Investigator Research Award

January 14, 2019 by | News

Assistant Professor of Food Science John Miklavcic, Ph.D., has received the Health and Nutrition Division New Investigator Research Award given by The American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS). This award is given out annually to researchers who have completed their Ph.D. within the past 10 years or who are under the age of 36. The award recognizes