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March Research Highlights New alumni publications began as Grand Challenges Initiative projects

March 29, 2024 by | Research

Recent publications by faculty, alumni, and undergraduate students in the Schmid College of Science and Technology demonstrate the breadth of research activity across the college. Richelle Tanner, assistant professor of environmental science and policy, has been awarded a new grant from the Division of Biological Infrastructure at the National Science Foundation. The two-year award, which

November Research Highlights Quantum gravity, dairy processing, and evapotranspiration

November 9, 2023 by | Research

New publications for faculty in the Schmid College of Science and Technology showcase the breadth and depth of research across the college’s physics, biology education research, environmental science and policy, and food science programs. Jeremy Hsu, an assistant professor of biological sciences, has published new research on “Investigating the Influence of Assessment Question Framing on

Grand Challenges Initiative Fellow to Join Math Faculty at Harvard University Congratulations Dr. Mario Stipčić

April 7, 2023 by | News

Dr. Mario Stipčić will join the faculty in the Department of Mathematics at Harvard University this summer in their prestigious preceptor program. As a preceptor, Stipčić will contribute to teaching, developing pedagogy, and advising in relation to the department’s calculus curriculum.   Stipčić credits his experience in the Grand Challenges Initiative with helping him to realize

Grand Challenges Initiative Fellow Appointed to Committee on Equity Congratulations Dr. Daniel Gardner!

February 22, 2023 by | Faculty

Grand Challenges Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Daniel Gardner, has been appointed to the Equity Committee for the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI). SIGCHI is the “world’s largest association of professionals who work in the research and practice of human-computer interaction,” serving around 3000 members worldwide. Gardner is an

Welcome New Grand Challenge Initiative Postdoctoral Fellows

September 26, 2022 by | Grand Challenges Initiative

Join us in welcoming our new additions to our Schmid College and Grand Challenge Initiative faculty! Miranda Aiken, Ph.D. Dr. Aiken is a biogeochemist researching the release of toxic, naturally-occurring soil metals into our groundwater. Her work is highly-interdisciplinary and investigates metal release from individual soil aggregates, all the way up to entire groundwater basins.

Student Teams in Grand Challenges Initiative Collaborate with Johnson and Johnson Thomas Ogawa '24, Yuna Kim ’24, Dominic Carosso ’24, and Alan Lu '24 develop a smart pillbox

September 12, 2022 by | News

At first glance, making a new and improved pillbox does not sound that difficult. But what if that pillbox needs to be tamperproof and capable of dispensing multiple pills at specific times on specific days? “Turns out that once you start to think about the design requirements, it is not so simple,” noted computer science

ECOS Recognized for Commitment to STEM Students

July 18, 2022 by Dr. Greg Goldsmith | Alumni

Usually, the Golden 3D-Printed Crescent Wrench Award is exactly what it sounds like. Given annually to a community partner that has contributed to the success of Chapman University’s Grand Challenges Initiative, the honoree receives a plaque with a golden 3D-printed crescent wrench. Except that this year’s wrench was made from soap. That is because this

GCI Team at Wildland Fire Conference Study documents changes in number of people living at the Wildland-Urban Interface

June 22, 2022 by | Research

A team of science and engineering students that recently finished participating in the Grand Challenges Initiative has presented their results at the 2022 Fire and Climate Conference organized by the International Association of Wildland Fire. Jessica Viner, Slade Laszewski, and Wesley Ho led the project with fellow students Justin Ewoldt, Pionnah Gregorio, and Liz Lyon.

GCI Presidential Fellow Receives $1.01M NASA Grant Dr. Joshua Fisher receives grant to help water management in the US

June 20, 2022 by | News

Congratulations to Grand Challenges Initiative Presidential Fellow Dr. Joshua Fisher for receiving the NASA Earth Science Applications: Water Resources grant of $1.01M. He will use NASA data to help water management in the United States. Dr. Fisher is the Presidential Fellow of Ecosystem Science, focusing on terrestrial ecosystems, water, carbon, and nutrient cycling. In this project, Fisher

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