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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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A Summer with NASA’s Student Airborne Research Program

August 11, 2015 by Taylor Krause | Research

I am participating in the Student Airborne Research Program (SARP), which is a program funded by NASA and is targeted toward undergraduates of junior standing (AKA entering their senior year).  It’s a national program that takes place in Southern California, but includes students from all over the US and US territories (we have one girl from Puerto Rico).  There are a total of 32 students participating in the program, with

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California to South Dakota: Research Experience Across The West

August 6, 2015 by | Research

I remember audibly shrieking when I received the email notifying me of my acceptance into a summer research program. At the time, I had been patiently waiting in the (rather quiet) office of the Career Development Center on the fourth floor of Argyros Forum, hoping to receive some helpful advice on a resume I would

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#ChapmanDoesChicago

August 3, 2015 by | Student Author

“What should our hashtag be this year?” “#ChapmanIFT2015″? “#IFT2015″? “#ChapmanDoesChicago”? This is the question students ask each other as we get prepared for the annual “Food Convention” as I like to call it.  This past July, Chapman University’s food science graduate students and faculty attended the  Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Meeting and Expo in

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E-cigarettes, Youth and Retailer Proximity to Schools

May 28, 2015 by | Research

This year I participated as the student leader for Dr. Georgiana Bostean ’s Social Determinants of Health research lab. Over two semesters, we studied the new phenomenon of electronic cigarette use and the potential risks it poses to youth. The research team applied our knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to studying the density

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Battling Miscommunication in the Field of Food Science

April 30, 2015 by | Student Author

As food science students who are on the never-ending battle for knowledge, we are given the opportunity to offer our expertise on controversial food topics to friends, family and anyone else who may be curious (let’s face it, who isn’t curious about what they’re eating?!). However, while we spend much of our time with

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FOODucation: A Workshop for Girls Inc!

April 19, 2015 by | News

On Saturday April 11th, Chapman’s Food Science Program had the pleasure of hosting an interactive educational experience for Girls Inc! High school students from different regions of Orange County were brought to Chapman University to learn about Food Science, thanks to the collaboration between FSNSA and Girls Inc. female leaders Christie Pearce,

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Funk Lab in Irvine

April 3, 2015 by | Research

Starting at the beginning of spring semester on Wednesday and Friday mornings, I would head out to the University of California at Irvine’s Extension Center near the Great Park. At this site, I have been working with Dr. Jennifer Funk and her lab technician, Julie Larson, on a project assessing how water availability influences leaf

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Student Research Day: Fall 2014 Recap

December 12, 2014 by | Events

On December 10, 2014, Office of Undergraduate research hosted its Fall 2014 Chapman University Student Research Day. View the Fall 2014 Abstract Volume. Mark your calendar for the Spring 2015 event on May 13. Hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research and starting from the wee hour of 8:00 a.m. and going to 5:00 p.m. on December 10, the Fall

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2014 Faculty Research Expo: Opportunity Abounds

November 18, 2014 by Ray Scheller | News

It was an overwhelming sight at the George H. W. Bush Conference Center on November 12 at the 4 th annual campus-wide Faculty Research Expo . This event has been hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research since its inception and is a true manifestation of the office’s commitment to providing research opportunities to its

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