Introducing the Undergraduate Faculty Mentor Directory

September 1, 2021 by | Uncategorized

The Undergraduate Faculty Mentor Directory was created to provide undergraduate students with a complete guide of faculty interested in mentoring students for research or creative activity. The goal of this project is to present students with potential mentors across various disciplines in the hopes that they can find one that fits their specific research/creative interests.


Congratulations SURF 2021 Fellows!

August 30, 2021 by | Uncategorized

Every summer, a select group of students across all disciplines is chosen by the Center of Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) to indulge in an 8-week intensive research program known as the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). SURF allows motivated individuals to seek out research and creative activity with a faculty mentor of their choice while receiving


Announcing 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


SURF Spotlight: Lee Sottile

April 23, 2021 by | Uncategorized

Lee Sottile (they/them) has always been a huge fan of musical theater since high school. Continuing this love for theater, Sottile decided to pursue their interests in a combination of art and humanities. Sottile graduated from Chapman in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Television, Writing, and Production as well as a


From SURF to Medical School

April 23, 2021 by | Accomplishments

Going to college was not the standard for Chapman alumnus Brady Slater, especially growing up in a small town. In fact, only 15% of his high school class went on to college. Given the statistics, Slater graduated from high school and attended Chapman University, graduating in 2016 with a major in General Biology. Slater is


Applying for the Fulbright: English Teaching Assistantship

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


Combining art and science

January 22, 2021 by | Profiles

Art and science have always played a significant role for Morgan Grimes. Grimes grew up drawing and painting ever since she could remember. She also grew up loving science, since both her parents are chemists and have Ph.D.’s in Chemistry. She carried the same enthusiasm she had for the two subjects when she came to


Join us at the Student Scholar Symposium!

November 21, 2020 by | Events

The Center for Undergraduate Excellence is encouraging students and the Chapman community to attend the Fall 2020 Virtual Student Scholar Symposium.  The event will be divided up into both poster and oral sessions, highlighting research, creative activity, visual arts, and more. “The Student Scholar Symposium provides students an opportunity to present their research/creative projects to

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