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Announcing our 2021 SURF Fellows! The Center for Undergraduate Excellence welcomes our 2021 SURF Fellows

May 7, 2021 by | Uncategorized

Every spring, the Center for Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) reviews applicants for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). SURF is a paid eight-week program focused on undergraduate research and creative projects. Fellows can either work with a faculty mentor to either continue the mentor’s current research or create a project of their own.  Given the rigorous

Applying for the Fulbright: English Teaching Assistantship Learn more about applying for the Fulbright scholarship through Chapman undergraduates, Salma Sebt and Joanna Pak

January 25, 2021 by | Uncategorized

Have you ever thought about taking teaching English overseas? Or living in a different country for a year? If you have ever thought about these, applying to the Fulbright Program might be for you! In 1945, Senator J. William Fulbright introduced a bill to the U.S. Congress that would fund the “promotion of international goodwill

SURF Spotlight: Corinne Tam SURF Fellow explores masculinity in young Asian-American men

September 14, 2020 by | Profiles

Recent graduate Corinne Tam was curious to learn more about masculinity within the Asian-American community, after understanding female empowerment and patriarchy. Tam took a particular interest in studying the experiences of Asian-Americans, which stemmed from her studies in sociology and women’s studies.  Through the sociology club, she received a travel grant to go to Philadelphia,

SURF Spotlight: Natalie Paterson SURF fellow conducts medical research to help children with inflammatory bowel disease

February 20, 2020 by | Profiles

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food,” are the words from Hippocrates that drive the work of Chapman undergraduate Natalie Paterson. Paterson researches the health outcomes of children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Her team uses an international database from the ​ImproveCareNow (ICN)​ network and collaborates with Dr. Kenneth Grant, MD, Head

Nazi-Looted Painting Returned to Rightful Owners Return of "View of a Dutch Square" painting—the subject of two Chapman students' research—marks victory for art restitution!

February 6, 2020 by | Profiles

At Chapman’s 2016 Student Scholar Symposium, students Bryleigh Blaise and Rosita Saul presented a poster tracking the history of the Nazi-looted painting “View of a Dutch Square” which had been stolen from Gottlieb and Mathilde Kraus in 1941. Exploring the restitution procedures in Bavaria, their poster showed how difficult this process had been for the

SURF Spotlight: Lindsey Zumwalt SURF Fellow researches oxidation, and looks toward medical school

November 25, 2019 by | Profiles

Recent Chapman grad Lindsey Zumwalt has huge aspirations with her biology degree—she hopes to publish a manuscript next year, apply to medical school, and eventually become a physician. Former president of the American Medical Student Association, Zumwalt has a great amount of experience to carry with her in the pursuit of these goals. This includes

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

February 18, 2019 by | Profiles

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 | Profiles

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

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