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Unraveling the mechanisms that control parental care in birds

August 18, 2021 by Holly Secon | Research

When animals become parents, they often need to change their behaviors in ways that allow them to protect and ensure the survival of their offspring. What happens in the brain when an animal becomes a new parent? In humans, even people who have not experienced pregnancy, such as fathers and adoptive parents, are able to

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Schmid Faculty Receive 2021 Faculty Opportunity Funding

May 17, 2021 by Anne Schmidt '23 | Research

On April 29th, the Offices of the President, the Provost, and the Vice President for Research announced the recipients of the 2021 Faculty Opportunity Fund Awards. The Faculty Opportunity Fund program was established to support faculty in the development of new and innovative research, scholarship, and creative activity. This year, out of 40 proposals submitted,

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Navigating Hyflex Learning: Molecular Genetics

March 29, 2021 by Anne Schmidt '23 | Faculty

As the University begins to reopen its classrooms, Schmid College was able to reopen a bit sooner to provide its students the opportunity to be inside a research lab once again.  Professors Melissa Rowland-Goldsmith, Ph.D., and Marco Bisoffi, Ph.D., returned to the Keck Center with a group of upper-division Schmid students to conduct a semester-long,

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Exploring Costa Rica

February 16, 2021 by Monroe Roush | Student Focus

Happy International Education Week! Students at Chapman have the opportunity to study abroad through the Center for Global Education, where they are paired with programs that fit their academic and personal interests.  This week, we are highlighting STEM students who have studied abroad as a way to enhance their global perspective. Morgan Grimes is studying

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Service-Based Learning Course Introduces STEM to Local "At-Risk" Children

December 7, 2020 by | STEM

Last year, Schmid College started a service-based learning course called STEM in Action in partnership with a local non-profit, Higher Ground Youth and Family Services, in Anaheim. This course allows Chapman students to lead STEM-focused activities to get elementary and middle school children excited about science. Typically the students would work with the children at

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How to Study Abroad in the Sciences

November 18, 2019 by Monroe Roush | Student Author

This week is International Education Week, a time to learn about the different ways students can study abroad and expand their cultural awareness. Chapman’s Center for Global Education (CGE) offers a myriad of opportunities that range from single travel courses to full semesters (or years!) abroad. For our science students, studying abroad can seem like

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"Although summer research is short, I will never forget this experience."

July 23, 2019 by | Summer Research

This summer, 10 local community colleges students had the opportunity to conduct research alongside Chapman faculty in the Keck Center for Science and Engineering.  The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Ecological and Environmental Sciences (SURFEES) is an annual sponsored program by the National Science Foundation-Research Experiences for Undergraduate (NSF-REU). Chapman partners with Citrus College, Irvine

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Learning From History

April 1, 2019 by | Student Focus

In the spirit of Women’s History Month, our Schmid College Assistant Dean of External Relations and Associate Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Elaine Schwartz, organized for a group of students and faculty to see the play PhotoGraph 51 at the South Coast Repertory on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.  PhotoGraph 51 focuses on the life of English

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Chapman Students Discover Something Hot

July 11, 2016 by | News

A Chapman University team is a finalist in the U.S. Department of Energy, Center for Advanced Energy Studies, and Idaho National Laboratory’s Geothermal Design Challenge! Team Orange Magma consists of two students – Kyvan Elep ’17 and Lotus Thai ’17. Kyvan is an Environmental Science & Policy major with a minor

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IEEExtreme: A Global, 24-Hour Computer Programming Competition

October 23, 2015 by | Student Focus

Six Schmid College students will compete in IEEEXtreme on Friday, a 24-hour programming competition against students from all over the globe. The ninth-annual college competition requires students to work collaboratively to solve a series of challenging programming problems. It begins simultaneously around the world on October 23, 2015 at 0:00 UTC (or October 24, 2015 at

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