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Common Loons Threatened by Declining Water Clarity A Chapman University professor and other researchers found the first clear evidence demonstrating an effect of climate change on the species

April 9, 2024 by Carly Murphy | Research

The Common Loon, an icon of the northern wilderness, is under threat from climate change due to reduced water clarity, according to a new study authored by Chapman University professor, Walter Piper.  The study, published April 1 in Ecology, followed up an earlier paper that showed substantial reproductive decline in the author’s study area in

February Research Highlights STEM education and activism, plus new research in Physics, Biology, and Environmental Sciences

February 27, 2024 by | Research

There’s an explosion of new research in the month of February from students, postdoctoral scholars and faculty in the Schmid College of Science and Technology. Among the new papers:  Desiree Forsythe, a Grand Challenges Initiative postdoctoral fellow, has published a new study in the Journal of Higher Education. Titled Committing to Racial Justice as a

Schmid Students Awarded Outstanding Poster Award at SoCal Chemistry Research Symposium Congratulations Mo Hijazi '24 and Leah Zahn '23!

September 1, 2022 by | Research

Chapman University students Mo Hijazi ’24 and Leah Zahn ’23 were recently awarded the Outstanding Poster Award at the SoCal Chemistry Research Symposium hosted by the University of California, Irvine on Friday, August 12. Due to the pandemic, the conference was held virtually. Mo Hijazi, Junior Biological Sciences major, presented his poster on his research

Welcome New Fall 2022 Faculty

August 29, 2022 by | News

Join us in welcoming our new additions to our Schmid College faculty! Sonja Cwik, Ph.D.​ (she/her)​, Assistant Professor, Physics Dr. Cwik received her doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research specializes in physics education, mentorship and workshops. ​ She previously investigated gender differences in students’ motivational beliefs and inclusiveness of the learning environment in introductory physics

Simon STEM Scholar Shares Research Experience Ricardo Espinoza Hernandez '23 shares his REU experience as a Simon Scholar

July 14, 2022 by | Research

Simon Scholar Ricardo Espinoza Hernandez, a rising senior biology major, is currently working at the University of Iowa as a part of their REU program. Ricardo answered questions for fellow students interested in pursuing research, shared his research experience, as well as his experience as a Simon Scholar,  and what that means to his undergraduate

Chapman Students Present at the West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference (WCBSURC)

June 2, 2022 by | Research

Four Chapman University students presented their research at the 45th annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference (WCBSURC) at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. WCBSURC is among the oldest, intercollegiate conferences of its kind in the nation and has been attended by students and faculty representing 193 institutions in 37 states

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Receives the Robert Lochmiller Award Dr. Lopes is recognized for her contributions to disease ecology and ecological immunology.

June 2, 2022 by | Faculty

Dr. Patricia Lopes has been named a winner of the Robert Lochmiller Young Investigator Award on behalf of the Division of Ecoimmunology and Disease Ecology in the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Named in honor of a seminal figure in ecoimmunology, the award recognizes distinguished contributions to the fields of ecological immunology and disease

2022 Schmid College SURF Fellows Congratulations to the 2022 SURF Fellowship Recipients!

May 2, 2022 by | Summer Research

Congratulations to our 2022 Schmid College SURF Fellows! Every year, the Center for Undergraduate Excellence reviews applicants for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), a paid, 8-week long program dedicated to student research and creative projects. 2022 SURF Fellows Sarah Connolly Major: Chemistry Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christopher Kim Research: Effect of Particle Size on Arsenic

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