Join us at the Student Scholar Symposium! Celebrate scholarly research and creative exploration of Chapman University undergraduate students while meeting fellow peers, faculty, and community members

November 21, 2020 by | Uncategorized

The Center for Undergraduate Excellence is encouraging students and the Chapman community to attend the Fall 2020 Virtual Student Scholar Symposium.  The event will be divided up into both poster and oral sessions, highlighting research, creative activity, visual arts, and more. “The Student Scholar Symposium provides students an opportunity to present their research/creative projects to


Interpreting Law and Music Recent alumna Olivia Mello ‘20 is awarded as a highly commended entrant in the Global Undergraduate Awards

November 10, 2020 by | Uncategorized

Recent Chapman graduate Olivia Mello is a prime example of how law school applicants aren’t limited to humanities majors but can be applied to all types of backgrounds. Mello graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and a minor in Political Science. Mello began studying the two seemingly different subjects, classical music,


Schedule a peer advising appointment with a student scholar ambassador! Talk to a student scholar ambassador to get all your questions answered about undergraduate research and creative activity

October 22, 2020 by | Uncategorized

Missed out on the virtual undergraduate research and creative activity student panel? Or have specific questions about getting started on your academic or creative journey? Our student scholar ambassadors are here to help you!  Student scholar ambassadors are a group of students that serve as liaisons for the Center for Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) who have


Recent graduate and SURF alumna gets published! Lindsay Zumwalt ‘20 publishes research on a bacterial pathogen known to cause stomach ulcers and stomach cancer

October 15, 2020 by | Profiles

When interviewed in November 2019, recent graduate Lindsay Zumwalt stated that one of her aspirations was to publish a manuscript. Fast forward one year later, and Zumwalt has successfully checked “published research” off her list.  Zumwalt started her research journey through faculty-student independent research credit courses (291/491) and was later awarded the Summer Undergraduate Research


Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Virtual Panel: A Recap Students share their experiences on research and creative activity

October 12, 2020 by | Uncategorized

On Thursday, October 1st, six panelists came together on Zoom to share their personal academic and creative journey. This discussion, moderated by Shinnyo fellow Sydney Cheung, ranged from various topics such as finding a mentor to balancing research and school life to applying to scholarships and fellowships, and more.  The six panelists included Vidal Arroyo,


Save the date: UG Research and Creative Activity Virtual Panel on October 1, 2020 Join us over zoom to discover strategies you need to get involved in undergraduate research and creative activity!

September 25, 2020 by | Events

Thinking about taking the first step into your academic or creative journey? Have lots of questions about how to get started? The Center for Undergraduate Excellence has you covered.  Join us on Thursday, October 1 from 10AM-11AM over Zoom to attend this student-led virtual panel! The panel will feature six panelists with varying academic and


SURF Spotlight: Corinne Tam SURF Fellow explores masculinity in young Asian-American men

September 14, 2020 by | Uncategorized

Recent graduate Corinne Tam was curious to learn more about masculinity within the Asian-American community, after understanding female empowerment and patriarchy. Tam took a particular interest in studying the experiences of Asian-Americans, which stemmed from her studies in sociology and women’s studies.  Through the sociology club, she received a travel grant to go to Philadelphia,


Chapman Alum Carmina Portea spends Fulbright Fellowship in the Canary Islands Portea taught science and art to young students in Spain this past year

August 19, 2020 by | Uncategorized

Over the past year, Chapman alum Carmina Portea spent six months teaching and volunteering for local community organizations in the beautiful and sunny Canary Islands in Spain as a part of her Fulbright Fellowship. In April, her trip was cut short when she received an email from the Fulbright Commission in Spain recommending all Fulbright

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