Simple Science: “Burning” Money through Chemistry! Dr. Jerry LaRue shows us the chemistry behind a fun magic trick.

January 10, 2017 by | Student Focus

Did you know that Chapman recently broke ground on its most innovative building to date? The 140,000 square-foot Center for Science and Technology is the manifestation of Chapman’s ongoing commitment to scientific advancement and discovery. Get your future Panthers in the scientific spirit with this engaging and silly experiment, recommended by Chapman’s own Dr. Jerry LaRue, head

Simon STEM Scholar Attends AGU 2016 Fall Meeting

December 16, 2016 by Ramesh Singh | News

Gage Kizzar, a high school student from Orange High School, was selected in 2015 as a Simon STEM Scholar. As part of the partnership between Chapman University, The Simon Foundations and Orange High School, Kizzar has worked with faculty members of Schmid College of Science and Technology during Fall 2015, Spring 2016 and Fall 2016

2nd Annual Chess Tournament to Remember Leonardo Eifert ’13

December 8, 2016 by | Alumni

On Monday, Schmid College held the 2nd Annual Leonardo Eifert Chess Tournament to celebrate one of Leonardo’s many passions in life, chess. Leonardo Eifert was a beloved Chapman alumnus who was well known on campus for his friendliness, compassion for others, and patience. He was the son of Dr. Georg H. Eifert, an emeritus professor of psychology

Renewable plastic made from Mother Nature By Brenda Hernandez, MS in Food Science student

December 2, 2016 by | Student Author

Plastic Pollution Currently, the average American throws away approximately 185 pounds of plastic every year…that is enough to circle the earth four times. Keep in mind that the circumference of the earth is 24,901 miles- yikes! Plastic constitutes approximately 90% off all the trash floating on the ocean’s surface, which can kill marine mammals.

Not so Vanilla: Could Genetically Modified Vanilla be the New Normal? by Leandra Filiaci. MS in Food Science student

November 15, 2016 by | Student Author

With summer ending and the leaves changing color, the countdown to our cherished fall holidays begin. Halloween just ended and Thanksgiving Break is right around the corner; this mixture of holidays and cooler weather creates a more comfortable and relaxed ambiance–an ambiance of familiar fall flavors–from pies and turkeys, to baked goods and spice-flavored drinks.

Hands-on Scientific Research Opportunities for Undergraduates Schmid College professors showcase research opportunities at OURCA's 2016 Faculty Research Expo

November 11, 2016 by | Events

Earlier this week, Schmid College faculty showcased their research and opportunities for students to get involved in it at the university-wide Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (OURCA) 2016 Faculty Research Expo. They were joined at the annual event by faculty from across the university in a tremendous display of the breadth of scholarly