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Chapman’s First-Ever Virtual Student Scholar Symposium is Next Week! Amidst social distancing guidelines, Chapman students prepare to present their research virtually

April 29, 2020 by | Events

Chapman University’s Center for Undergraduate Excellence will be hosting its first-ever virtual Undergraduate Student Scholar Symposium. Occurring on May 5th – May 6th, the symposium will feature more than 200 poster and oral presentations from diverse academic and creative disciplines allowing student presenters to interact with guests in virtual meeting rooms synchronously. The Spring Student

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

SURF Fellow Danielle Grainger (’17) uses qualitative methods to understand young adults and substance abuse. How can prevention programs grow using the voices of recovered young adults?

March 27, 2018 by | Profiles

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

Go SURFing with OURCA! Attend the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Information Session on February 12th! Get involved in this paid summer fellowship to take your research to new heights!

February 6, 2018 by | Programs

College summers aren’t for sleeping. As future innovators, academics, and professionals, Chapman University undergraduates are encouraged to use semester breaks wisely, pursuing opportunities to aide future development. But what student isn’t tired of countless thankless unpaid internships? Are you ready to take your academic experience into your own hands? Do you have an idea or

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

Meet the OURCA Ambassadors

November 5, 2016 by | Programs

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity ( OURCA ) officially announces the OURCA Ambassador program! OURCA Ambassadors are a group of outstanding undergraduates from a variety of disciplines who have participated in OURCA programs. They’ve worked with OURCA either through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship ( SURF ) or

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