Measuring Brains: SURF Fellow on post-graduate research Hopkins spends the summer at Chapman's Brain Institute

September 25, 2019 by | Profiles

 For recent Chapman graduate Amber Hopkins, research has expanded her mind–and helped her measure it. With degrees in both psychology and philosophy, Hopkins centered her undergraduate research around brain function and human observation. Working with Chapman’s Brain Institute, professor Uri Maoz and graduate students Jake Gavenas and Andy Liang, Hopkins has used her SURF-supported summer


Chapman Graduate Atty McLellan (’18) Continues Fighting for Homelessness Rights in O.C. Chapman's first Shinnyo fellow concludes fellowship, and gets hired by the United Way!

September 18, 2019 by | Uncategorized

Chapman graduate Atty McLellan (‘18) is excited to be doing what she has always wanted to do: house people, and educate her community on homelessness.  McLellan has spent the past several years fighting for the rights of homeless populations in Orange County. During her undergraduate years at Chapman, McLellan volunteered to distribute food, water, and


Spotlight: Alex Ballard, Co-lead Student Scholar Ambassador Ballard shares what it's like to encourage research and creativity among his peers

September 16, 2019 by | Profiles

Senior Alex Ballard may just be the busiest student on campus. A political science, economics and history triple major, you may think he has just about everything on his plate. But in addition to his academic ambitions, Ballard also serves as the co-lead Student Scholar Ambassador for the Center for Undergraduate Excellence. According to Ballard,


Chapman Graduate Aidan Jones (’19) Reflects Upon his Journey in Presenting Undergraduate Research From stereotypes to soyboys, Jones has taken his research across the country - and the globe!

August 29, 2019 by | Profiles

This summer, 2019 Chapman graduate Aidan Jones presented his undergraduate research at the 2nd World Congress on Undergraduate Research in Oldenburg, Germany, the American Men’s Studies Association Annual Conference in Manitoba, Canada, and then at the American Sociological Association’s annual conference in New York, NY .  One of two winners of Wilkinson College’s Sociology Award


Emily Cauble (‘19) searches for markers of prostate cancer SURF Fellow searches for ways to more easily diagnose prostate cancer

February 18, 2019 by | Uncategorized

Many people spend their lives actively trying to avoid cancer. Not cancer researchers, though! Emily Cauble (‘19) is a Biological Sciences major who spent her summer as a SURF Fellow studying prostate field cancerization with Dr. Marco Biscoffi. This line of research involves looking at the molecular make up of cells around prostate cancer and


Chris Watkins (’15): The Science of Baseball SURF graduate pursuing computational data science PhD with baseball analytics

February 13, 2019 by | Uncategorized

In 2014,Chris Watkins was introduced to mathematics research through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at Chapman, and has returned to Chapman to continue research in pursuit of a PhD in computational data science. Watkins graduated from Chapman with a Bachelor’s in Mathematics in 2015 and received his Master’s in Mathematics from Oregon State University


SURF Program Now Accepting Applications Get paid to do research or a creative project at Chapman this summer

February 7, 2019 by | Uncategorized

Are you looking for an intensive research or creative experience on campus? Then SURF is the program for you! The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) is a paid fellowship exclusively for Chapman undergraduate students who want to pursue independent research or creative projects on campus for eight (8) weeks over the summer, from June 17


FBI Special Agent Frederick J. Simon Comes to Chapman Chapman University Student Scholar Symposium will feature a keynote address from FBI Special Agent Simon

November 27, 2018 by | Uncategorized

On December 5, the Center for Undergraduate Excellence will host our semi-annual CU Student Scholar Symposium, featuring keynote speaker FBI Special Agent Frederick J. Simon. Special Agent Simon currently works as a Private Sector Coordinator for the Office of Public and Congressional Affairs, evaluating, educating, and improving security for local institutions from private mom-and-pop businesses


Faculty Research & Creative Expo a Success! Chapman Faculty present their research and recruit student researchers

November 9, 2018 by | Uncategorized

Tuesday night, Chapman faculty gathered to present their research and recruit student researchers to assist them with their projects at the annual Faculty Research & Creative Expression Expo put on by the Center for Undergraduate Excellence. Professors from nearly every college on campus discussed their research with students. Research topics this year were incredibly varied,


James Francese (‘19) Investigates Bi-Quaternionic Manifolds Mathematics researcher used his SURF Fellowship to combine algebra, geometry, and Clifford analysis.

October 22, 2018 by | Uncategorized

Many students think of math as another graduation requirement to get through rather than a growing and changing field. However, those who take the time to delve into the subject find openings for research and inquiry that others may have overlooked. Such is the case with James Francese, a senior Mathematics and Philosophy double major

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