Schmid College to Present Energy Conference April 21st in Irvine In celebration of Earth Week Chapman is hosting the major conference "Energy, Economy, and the Environment"

April 12, 2011 by | Events

Schmid College of Science will celebrate Earth Week by presenting a major conference, “Energy, Economy and the Environment,” on Thursday, April 21, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Beckman Center, 100 Academy in Irvine. The conference will feature keynote and panel discussions on alternative energy options and the economics of energy for business and

‘Lonely George’ Documentary and Galapagos Expert Featured at Schmid College This new documentary has never aired in the United States

April 5, 2011 by | Events

The scientist Time Magazine recognized as a “Hero of the Planet” and who has three species of turtles named for him will be the guest speaker at a free film screening and informal “Galapagos reunion” Friday at Chapman University’s Schmid College of Science. Peter C.H. Pritchard, Ph.D., director of the Chelonian Research Institute, will talk about conservation issues

Chapman University audience gets dose of humor with search for reality "The Nature of Reality” panel covers guiding energy in the universe

April 4, 2011 by | Events

Is there room for humor in a panel discussion about whether human consciousness is just neural fireworks or part of a transcendent and evolving universe? Turns out there is, at least when that panel includes a group of scholars serious about their work but willing to consider differing ideas about the nature of the universe

Dr. Kafatos Calls for Vigilance in Wake of Japan’s Reactor Crisis Quoted in Orange County Register

March 16, 2011 by | News

Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., dean of the Schmid College of Science, was interviewed by the Orange County Register and KCAL9 regarding whether the United States should worry about radiation from Japan’s damaged nuclear reactors reaching the Pacific coast. Dr. Kafatos agreed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s statement that no present danger existed, but advised vigilance by

Science Competition to be Hosted at Chapman STEM competition features around 300 middle school students from five nearby school districts

February 23, 2011 by | Events

Chapman University will be abuzz with engineering activity the next couple of Saturdays, as hundreds of middle and high school students descend on the campus to compete in the annual science competition days sponsored by the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program. One of the country’s most innovative and successful programs, MESA works with thousands

String Theory, Strings and Einstein Celebrated in “Einstein’s Universe” Series Series of three lecture-performances come to Chapman University, Feb. 28 through March 3

February 15, 2011 by | Events

One day, the story goes, Albert Einstein was playing a string duet with his friend Fritz Kreisler, the famous Viennese violinist.  Einstein went off the melody at one point. “You know, Albert,” said Kreisler, “your trouble is that you can’t count.” It’s a funny story that brings up a little-known fact: Einstein (1879-1955), the great physicist who

Dr. Piper Finds Uncommon Knowledge in Life of Common Loons Walter Piper, Ph.D., writes about the territorial battle between male loons.

January 14, 2011 by | News

The opening scene of a feature story in the current issue of Natural History magazine reads like a dispatch from the sidelines of a gladiator battle, with two males lunging, grasping, pummeling, pounding and thwacking one another in a battle to the death. But Walter Piper, Ph.D., professor, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Schmid

Technology’s New Role in Weather, Earthquake Forecasting OCTANe Innovation Lecture Series is on December 9th

December 1, 2010 by | Events

Forget the old jokes about Southern California’s weather being changeless. Weather forecasting in Southern California is critical when it comes to fires, floods, earthquakes and other natural hazards. A number of advanced systems in computing and observations have been installed at Chapman University that are either operational or in advanced development. Talking about these new technologies

Professor Works to Find Marijuana’s Most Helpful Properties Susan Yang, Ph.D., publishes groundbreaking research on the topic.

November 30, 2010 by | Research

Marijuana’s medical use is one of the hot topics of the moment in the national media, but a leading scientist at Chapman University who has long studied the plant’s properties is working on research that may make pot an easier pill to swallow. Susan Yang, Ph.D., professor, Schmid College of Science, published ground-breaking research on the topic

Food Science Pioneer, Program Celebrated at Anniversary Party More than 80 students gathered for the 30th anniversary of the Food Science program.

November 10, 2010 by | News

More than 80 students, faculty, alumni, staff, family and friends of the Chapman University Food Science Program gathered recently to celebrate the program’s 30th anniversary and the 90th birthday of Walter Clark, PhD., one of the founders of the program and beloved faculty member. As the master of ceremony, Fred Caporaso, Ph.D., welcomed a crowd of alumni