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

November 25, 2019 by | Uncategorized

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


SURF Spotlight: Prabhnoor Kaur Transcending the traditional research paper, one SURF Fellow hosts powerful art exhibit

November 21, 2019 by | Profiles

For senior art history major Prabhnoor Kaur, research is much more than long academic papers. It’s a way to communicate, express, and paint people’s stories. Kaur spent last summer participating in SURF – the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship – which is overseen by the Center for Undergraduate Excellence. During her fellowship, Kaur explored the history of


Exciting Research Opportunities for Undergraduates Available From New Faculty Member Dr. Mark Harrison! Dr. Harrison launches the Harrison lab, works on developing photonic devices

November 5, 2019 by | Uncategorized

After spending several years working in the engineering industry, Dr. Mark Harrison has found a new home at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Engineering. Dr. Harrison’s background is in working with optical sensors, including gas sensors that could be used for local environmental analyses, and installing public transit hardware to provide real time arrival predictions,


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

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