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Welcome to the 2022 SURF Fellows!

May 11, 2022 by | Fellowships and Scholarships

Every spring, the Center for Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) reviews applicants for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). SURF awards motivated individuals to seek out research and creative activity with a faculty mentor while receiving a $4,000 fellowship, in addition to room and board. Fellows can either work with a faculty mentor to continue the mentor’s

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Chapman University's First-Ever Knight-Hennessy Scholar!

May 6, 2022 by | Uncategorized

Chapman University’s first ever Rhodes Scholar, PepsiCo Cesar Chavez Latino Scholar, and Cecil F. Cheverton Award are just a few of the many accolades that Vidal Arroyo has received over the years. As of today, we are thrilled to announce that Arroyo has been named Chapman University’s first ever Knight-Hennessy Scholar for a PhD in

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Shun Kato's Infinite Paths to Peace: Shinnyo-en Fellowship

March 30, 2022 by | Events

Serving his community and being a leader has always come naturally to recent Chapman graduate Shun Kato (he/his). Kato (‘21) graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a minor in Health Sciences. As someone who aspires to become a Pediatric Cardiologist and devote his life to service, Kato knew

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"Prejudice Towards LGBT Men and Women Varies by Religiosity and Social Dominance Orientation"

February 16, 2022 by | Uncategorized

As a queer person in STEM, Debbie Nguyen (she/they) always gravitated towards topics related to the LGBTQ+ population. In addition, their personal experiences growing up in religious spaces as a Vietnamese-American planted a seed of curiosity about the effects of religious and ethnic identity on anti-LGBT stigma. Nguyen is currently a senior (‘22) majoring in

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Calling all Full-Time Faculty!

February 16, 2022 by | Uncategorized

The Center for Undergraduate Excellence is in the process of collecting the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) and Spring Scholarly/Creative Grant applications, and we are interested to see if YOU will serve as a reviewer of one or both applications. You will receive a letter of recognition for your participation, which we encourage you to

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SURF Spotlight

January 25, 2022 by | Profiles

Since high school, Lauren Bramlett (she/her) has been searching for a way to connect her two passions – dance and English. Before college, she believed they were distinctly different because dance is defined as expressing oneself through their bodies. At the same time, English studies how one expresses various things through words, showing how there

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Mark the date! Student Scholar Symposium

November 22, 2021 by | Events

The Center for Undergraduate Excellence will be hosting the Fall 2021 Virtual Student Scholar Symposium on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. The symposium will have separate poster and oral sessions with students from a wide-range of disciplines highlighting their research, creative activity, visual arts, and more!  Research and creative activity is a fundamental aspect of a

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SURF Spotlight

November 5, 2021 by | Fellowships and Scholarships

  Nathan Reynoso (he/him) has always had a niche for audio-based storytelling and “giving a voice to the writers that have been lost over time.” Reynoso found himself exploring different research areas to pursue these passions until he found a project to which he could devote his undergraduate and post-graduate life. Reynoso graduated with a

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Where are they now?

October 26, 2021 by | Profiles

Upon graduating from Dodge with a Film Production degree in 2019, Keshav Srinivasan pursued a Master’s degree in Film and Screen Studies at the University of Cambridge, England. Now, based in Brooklyn, New York, he teaches film classes at a community college and is in the process of acquiring his Teaching English as a Foreign

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