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
On Saturday, April 15th, the Chapman University chapter of Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) Biology Honor Society partnered with the Grand Challenge Initiative SCI 320 course to host the Higher Ground Youth and Family Center, an organization that provides support and resources to youth and families in need. During the event, TriBeta students gave information on
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 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
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.
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
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
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.
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
Dr. Joshua B. Fisher, a Presidential Fellow of Ecosystem Science in Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University, has been named a Highly Cited Researcher for 2021 by Clarivate for his contributions to the field of geoscience. Fisher studies water, carbon and nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems using a combination of supercomputer models,