Top Honors for Teaching, Scholarship and Academic Support Awarded to Schmid College Faculty and Staff Funk, Dressel awarded Wang-Fradkin Professorships; Moshier receives Valerie Scudder Award; Hunnewell receives Barbara Mulch Award

May 12, 2017 by | News

The 2017 Faculty Honors Convocation was held Friday, May 12 in the Bush Conference Center of Beckman Hall, room 404, and Schmid College faculty were recipients of the highest honors awarded. 2017-2019 Wang-Fradkin Professorships Faculty Research and Development Council and the Provost’s Office selected Dr. Jennifer Funk, professor of biological sciences and director of the Biological Sciences program,

Schmid College Students Take Top Honors at 2017 Campus Leadership Awards Taylor Patti wins Cheverton; Sara Wanous wins Peterson; Taryn Miyake wins Huntington

May 5, 2017 by | News

At the end of each academic year, Dean of Students Jerry Price, Ph.D. and his office celebrate remarkable achievements among the Chapman University undergraduate student body at the Campus Leadership Awards. Schmid College students took many honors, including three of the highest: the Ronald M. Huntington Award for Outstanding Scholarship, the Gloria and Julian Peterson

Chapman Food Science Wins Regional College Bowl Competition! Next stop: Las Vegas for nationals

April 19, 2017 by | Research

On Saturday, April 8th, Chapman’s College Bowl team took home the title of Pacific Southwest College Bowl Champion at the regional Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) Pacific Southwest area meeting hosted by Cal Poly Pomona. Four schools (Chapman University, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Cal State Long Beach) competed

Secrets to Success: Adam Kalawi ’14 Alumni Interview “The secret to success is genuine interest, tenacity, and effective time management.”

April 14, 2017 by | Alumni

We recently caught up with biochemistry and molecular biology alumnus Adam Kalawi ’14. Adam accomplished an incredible amount of achievements during his years at Chapman. To name a few, he was recognized for 10 honors and awards, was a part of 4 organizations, and was a part of the University Honors Program. We asked him

Science Blender: Biodiversity, Pizzly Bears and Grolar Bears Student Essay from the HON 389 Science Blender Course

April 3, 2017 by Robyn Wrey | Grand Challenges Initiative

Periodically, we publish essays from Professor Andrew Lyon‘s Honors 389 course “The Science Blender”, which is the basis for Schmid College’s Grand Challenges Initiative. In HON 389, students are  asked to reflect on different aspects of tackling a grand challenge. In this essay, student’s were asked to research and analyze an interdisciplinary breakthrough of their choosing.  Many young children’s first experience with hybridization in nature is with

Scientists Should Advocate for Research Funding

March 23, 2017 by | Research

Last week, President Donald Trump revealed his first budget proposal which would cut funding for several science agencies.  Budgets for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) would experience the largest cuts, roughly 18-30%.  While these cuts are extreme, non-defense spending on research and development has been declining steadily since

Convergence in the Sciences Schmid College aims to develop the next generation of outstanding science leaders, scholars

March 15, 2017 by | Grand Challenges Initiative

On Thursday, May 4th, I will have the pleasure of sharing the stage with Professor Georgiana Bostean during Lunch at the Forum hosted by Chapman University’s Town and Gown. I will maintain the feeling of suspense surrounding that event by not revealing too much about our presentation, but it is worth noting that Professor Bostean