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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

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

Lauren Friend (’19) Researches Hagfish Movement SURF Fellow details her research into the space-dependent movement of hagfish.

October 8, 2018 by | Profiles

Research comes in many different shapes and sizes. Sometimes students find themselves drawn to fields they had never known existed. Sometimes students find their new work so interesting that they decide to pursue it over the summer. The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), a program within the Center for Undergraduate Excellence, provides support for students

Axiomatization and partial algebras with Sarah Alexander (’18) and Nadiya Upegui (’18) 2017 SURF fellows share their summer research experiences and discoveries!

February 20, 2018 by | Profiles

In the academic off-season, Chapman University welcomes motivated students across all disciplines to OURCA’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. While many students are tanning at the Southern California beaches, selected students, along with a faculty mentor, spend over 30 hours a week immersed in their proposed research project. Math majors Sarah Alexander (’18) and

Professor Anna Leahy, PhD. will be stepping down as OURCA Director We share in her excitement as Dr. Leahy moves on to pursue other passionate opportunities!

January 27, 2018 by | Profiles

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

Student Profile: Benji Whitmore (’20) Benji Whitmore talks research, the SURF Program, and volunteering as an OURCA Ambassador

September 11, 2017 by | Profiles

As a Pre-Pharmacy (3+3) student at Chapman University, Benji Whitmore (’20) has been actively involved with research for most of his undergraduate career. In 2016, for example, he was selected to participate in the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity’s SURF program, a highly competitive, paid, on-campus summer fellowship that allows students to pursue

Student Profile: Jessica Bocinski (Spring ’18) Jessica Bocinski, an Art History and Anthropology double major, talks research and creative opportunities at Chapman University

August 31, 2017 by | Profiles

As an Art History and Anthropology double major, Jessica Bocinski (Spring ’18) has been actively involved with research for much of her undergraduate career. In 2016, for example, she was selected to participate in the SURF program, a highly competitive, paid, on-campus summer fellowship that allows each participating student to pursue research and creative activity under

Student Profile: Taylor Lee Patti Taylor Lee Patti (May '17)

May 24, 2017 by | Profiles

Taylor Lee Patti (May ’17) is a promising researcher with a passion for academics, so much so that she will be graduating this May with a triple major in Physics, Math, and Spanish. As part of her undergraduate studies, Taylor worked with Chapman University’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity to conduct her own independent

Alumni Profile: Sovanndara (Dara) Hok Sovanndara (Dara) Hok (‘16) is a determined scientist who's especially enthusiastic about physics and chemistry.

April 25, 2017 by | Profiles

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

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