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


Tatum Lenberg gets accepted into the Critical Language Scholarship! Lenberg plans to go abroad this summer, and study Indonesian

May 1, 2020 by | Uncategorized

Chapman sophomore Tatum Lenberg is thrilled to pack her bags for Indonesia this summer! A double major in film production and global communication and world languages, Lenberg was recently awarded the prestigious Critical Learning Scholarship (CLS). CLS is part of a U.S. government effort to expand the amount of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages


Chapman’s First-Ever Virtual Student Scholar Symposium is Next Week! Amidst social distancing guidelines, Chapman students prepare to present their research virtually

April 29, 2020 by | Events

Chapman University’s Center for Undergraduate Excellence will be hosting its first-ever virtual Undergraduate Student Scholar Symposium. Occurring on May 5th – May 6th, the symposium will feature more than 200 poster and oral presentations from diverse academic and creative disciplines allowing student presenters to interact with guests in virtual meeting rooms synchronously. The Spring Student


Daniel Chang (’19) gets accepted into several PhD programs! Chapman alum looks toward bright future in organic chemistry

April 22, 2020 by | Uncategorized

The future is looking bright for Chapman alum Daniel Chang, who has recently been accepted to several PhD programs in organic chemistry including at U.C. Berkeley, U.C. Irvine, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and the California Institute of Technology (CalTech). He has just recently confirmed his decision to attend CalTech. “I was not really expecting such positive


Spotlight: Vidal Arroyo (’19) takes on Oxford University Chapman's first Rhodes Scholar shares experiences from first year in England

March 10, 2020 by | Uncategorized

For Chapman’s first-ever Rhodes Scholar Vidal Arroyo, culture shock first hit when he visited a U.K. grocery store that did not sell “Tapatio” hot sauce. “They didn’t even know what Tapatio was,” remarked Arroyo. “This was the first time I really thought, ‘oh no, I’m not home at all.’” Arroyo, a first-generation student from Rancho


Spotlight: Alexis Sutterman Shinnyo Fellow discusses her work supporting CA environmental justice

February 27, 2020 by | Profiles

Chapman graduate Alexis Sutterman established herself as a prominent force on campus during her undergraduate years. Having served as the president of Chapman Democrats, an executive board member for the Olive Tree Initiative, and the recipient of the 2019 Political Science Citizen-Scholar Award, it comes as no surprise that she was awarded the Shinnyo Fellowship. 


SURF Spotlight: Natalie Paterson SURF fellow conducts medical research to help children with inflammatory bowel disease

February 20, 2020 by | Uncategorized

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food,” are the words from Hippocrates that drive the work of Chapman undergraduate Natalie Paterson. Paterson researches the health outcomes of children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Her team uses an international database from the ​ImproveCareNow (ICN)​ network and collaborates with Dr. Kenneth Grant, MD, Head

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