The Perks of Presenting at the Student Scholar Symposium

April 3, 2024 by | Events

Emma Han spends her time analyzing social media influencers. Her research project, “on the rise of the deinfluencer trend on TikTok and Instagram,” which she presented at the Student Scholar Symposium, involved looking into the techniques social media influencers use to build a following. “I worked with [fellow student] Misha Harneja in data collection of


SURF Stories: Kasey Markell and Rhyan Warmerdam

January 31, 2024 by | Profiles

On the verge of graduation, Kasey Markell is focused on helping others. An Applied Human Physiology major and Nutrition minor, Markell recently completed her Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), with her research focusing on exercise’s effect on symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. SURF fellows come from various disciplines, from the sciences to the arts and everywhere in


Sarah Wilson Wins Fulbright Award to Teach in Korea

May 15, 2023 by | Uncategorized

Sarah Wilson ’23, a graduate student at Chapman University, has been selected for the prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program (ETA) for the upcoming academic year. This program will take her to South Korea to teach English. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program aimed at fostering a greater mutual understanding between


Become a Student Scholar Ambassador!

March 30, 2023 by | Uncategorized

Do you want to make an impact on the educational experience of your peers? Gain outreach and leadership experience for personal growth by becoming a Student Scholar Ambassador for the Center for Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) at Chapman University. Student Scholar Ambassadors are a select group of accomplished students who have engaged in meaningful academic and


Rabia Asif's Path to Peace: Shinnyo-En Fellowship

March 3, 2023 by | Profiles

Are you looking to give back to your community after graduating? Do you want to be paid full-time while implementing your unique program at a community organization of your choice? If so, the Shinnyo fellowship is for you! The Shinnyo fellowship is a prestigious 10-month fellowship that allows post-undergraduate Chapman University students to immerse themselves


SURF Spotlight: Helen Lee

January 26, 2023 by | Profiles

As an undergraduate student majoring in Psychology with a minor in Disability Studies, Helen Lee ’23 participated in the 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), where she explored the Implications of Affect Variability on Cortisol and Sleep. “Specifically, I looked at how emotion variability might relate to daily cortisol output and physical health outcomes,” Lee


Leatherby Libraries Research and Creative Activity Display

November 22, 2022 by | Uncategorized

As the Fall Student Scholar Symposium approaches at the end of November, the Center for Undergraduate Excellence is excited to announce the Leatherby Libraries Research Display, highlighting accomplished undergraduate students’ research and creative activities. Stop by the Leatherby Libraries to learn detailed information about the research and creative activities of the students below and see


SURF Spotlight: Samuel Bernsen and Daniel Dinh

November 9, 2022 by | Uncategorized

2022 SURF fellows Samuel Bernsen ’24 and Daniel Dinh ’24 spent their summer diving deeper into their research project and working to perfect a technique to measure student attentiveness in the classroom using radar technology. The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) is an eight-week paid program facilitated by the Center for Undergraduate Excellence (CUE), which


A Story of Growth: Inspiring Plant Science at Work

November 1, 2022 by | Fellowships and Scholarships

Kevin Nguyen ’24 has devoted his time at Chapman University to conducting plant research to explore his passion for scientific discovery, the environment, and his own future. Nguyen began his research journey at Chapman University when he was selected for the Simon STEM Scholars Program, which is a partnership between Chapman University and the nearby


Ben Janda ('23) & Kevin Nguyen ('24) are named 2022 Goldwater Scholars!

September 9, 2022 by | Uncategorized

For the first time in Chapman University’s history, we are excited to announce that two students were named Goldwater Scholars, Benjamin Janda (‘23) and Kevin H. Nguyen (‘24). This is the 3rd year in a row that Chapman has successfully mentored Goldwater Scholars. A big congratulations to the remarkable students and their faculty mentors! The

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