Research and creative activity isn’t limited to theories, numerical data, charts, and proofs. Research has the power to create real change in the lives of others, contributing to activism, social movements, everyday health, and daily obstacles. Center for Undergraduate Excellence’s lauded summer program, the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship provides an ample platform to begin working
The Center for Undergraduate Excellence prides itself on the capacity to help fund student lead undergraduate academic and artistic inquiry via grant awards each semester here at Chapman University. These grant awards are intended to provide support for faculty-mentored but student conducted projects, by supplying necessary funds to purchase equipment or materials, cover rental or
With bittersweet sentiments, OURCA announces that Professor Anna Leahy, PhD. will be stepping down as OURCA Director, effective at the start of Spring 2018. Though we are saddened to be losing her as a creative and innovative force at the helm of our offices, we share in her excitement as Dr. Leahy moves on to
Chapman University’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity is thrilled to honor Dr. Christopher Kim and Dr. Jocelyn Buckner as the recipients of the first annual Award in Mentorship of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity. This prestigious new award recognizes an outstanding senior and junior faculty members whose exceptional mentorship have supported student research and creative
Sovanndara (Dara) Hok (‘16) is a determined scientist who’s especially enthusiastic about physics and chemistry. In 2014, Chapman University’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity selected Hok to participate in the SURF Fellowship program, a unique experience that offers undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue research and creative activity with the guidance of a full-time faculty
As a creative writing major at Chapman University, Robert Schumaker (‘17) actively participates in a number of creative endeavors, most recently serving as the editor-in-chief of Calliope, the university’s student art and literary magazine. Robert also writes poetry and has been practicing this craft seriously for the past three years, both in and out of classes.
Monica Furman is used to being busy. Last year, the Chapman University junior held two work-study positions, served on the board of CAST (the Coalition of Artistic Students in Theater), executed duties as the President of Cross the Line, and was a member of Sigma Iota Rho (for which she now serves as the VP