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. Frequently

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

CRISPR-Cas9: the biological Photoshop® and GMO food regulation loophole By Tara A. Okuma, MS in Food Science student

November 7, 2016 by | Student Author

Avid Photoshop® users know how to nip, tuck, add, remove, and edit whatever they desire in photos. Edited and enhanced photos can be commonly seen throughout fashion magazines, but editing photos doesn’t change who the person is. Does it? The perceived body may be changed and skin blemishes may miraculously disappear thanks to Photoshop® but

Introducing the Grand Challenges Initiative An innovative educational program launching fall 2017 at Schmid College

October 27, 2016 by Andrew Lyon | News

When I reflect upon being a scientist, three words come to mind: fascination, frustration, and exhilaration. A scientist’s fascination comes from the wonder of trying to understand and decipher the vast complexity of the world around us. Frustration creeps in as we discover how challenging that complexity is, and how unsophisticated some of our scientific