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Science Blender | Interdisciplinary Breakthrough at Stonehenge Student Essay from the HON 389 Science Blender Course

November 13, 2015 by Liliana Dawidoff | Student Author

Throughout the year, we will be publishing essays from Professor Andrew Lyon‘s Honors 389 course “The Science Blender” . For the second paper this term, students were asked to investigate an “interdisciplinary breakthrough”.  Below is one student’s essay on the topic. For four years, the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project has been underway, surveying the area, over four square miles, surrounding Stonehenge.

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Mike Nemerouf’s Journey From The Army To Chapman University The Math Major discusses his time overseas and how his work as an interrogator informed his decision to come to Chapman.

November 11, 2015 by | Student Focus

If you ran into Mike Nemerouf on campus, you’d likely remember him. He’s tall, a bit older than your standard undergraduate student, and a genuinely warm presence. His positivity and embrace of life are pretty apparent right off the bat, but his story of coming from nine years in the Army into Chapman for math and

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Science Blender | Science Gone Wrong- Sexuality Swinging Votes? Student Essay from the HON 389 Science Blender Course

October 29, 2015 by Anne Roffler | Student Author

Throughout the year, we will be publishing essays from Professor Andrew Lyon‘s Honors 389 course “The Science Blender” . For the first paper this term, students were asked to investigate the idea of  “science gone wrong”.  Below is one student’s essay  on the topic. It is all too easy to blindly trust scientific research, particularly when it is published in

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In Defense of Pumpkin Spice One of the most hotly debated flavor crazes of the past several years deserves a good scientific defense.

October 26, 2015 by Alexa Sarcona | Student Author

With the fall season officially in full swing, we decided to ask Alexa Sarcona, a Food Science student, about some of the science behind pumpkins and specifically, pumpkin spice.  For those that do not live in Southern California, October means cable-knit sweaters, scarfs, and leaves turning orange. But how does one tell in

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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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Science Blender | Science Gone Wrong- Faking a Cure for HIV Student Essay from the HON 389 Science Blender Course

October 22, 2015 by Thang Nguyen | Student Author

Throughout the year, we will be publishing essays from Professor Andrew Lyon‘s Honors 389 course “The Science Blender” . For the first paper this term, students were asked to investigate the idea of  “science gone wrong”.  Below is one student’s essay on the topic. Science in the modern era has unveiled answers to many obscure problems of humankind. Frequently, news about a

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Solar Decathlon 2015 and Team OC Casa del Sol: A Solar-Powered, Zero-Net Energy, Multi-Generational Home Ideal for Southern California

October 7, 2015 by | Student Focus

Chapman University will help to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s  Solar Decathlon on Saturday at the Great Park in Irvine, California as a part of Team Orange County . The competition challenges universities across the country to design and build houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. Team OC is

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Pulp and Fish Bladders: The Science of the Protein Isinglass in Our Beer No one wants pulpy beers, but do we also want to drink protein from a fish bladder?

October 2, 2015 by Steven Rogers | Events

In light of Homecoming this week, we asked Food Science students to talk about some of the wonderful treats offered at the event. Among them would be beer, and this year we’re very excited to not just have any beer but a specifically a Chapman Panther Brew, specially created for the day by Bottle Logic

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Beans: The Magical Fruit As the cooler weather approaches, crock pots will be warming up delicious chili... but let's learn more about the beans in that chili.

September 29, 2015 by A.J. Rafter | Events

With the Chili Cook Off and Homecoming just days away, it seemed appropriate to have Food Science student A.J. Rafter take a crack at analyzing one of the crucial components of any great chili: Beans. Make sure to look at the schedule events for Homecoming weekend, and make sure to RSVP.  Beans, Beans, the magical fruit that

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