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


SURF Spotlight: Emma Chen

November 16, 2020 by | Profiles

Emma Chen entered Chapman as a Pre-Pharmacy major, but began to consider other topics within the STEM field. Although having no former background in psychology or neuroscience, Chen decided to apply for research at the Brain Institute after seeing an advertisement at the Keck Center. Chen continued her research this past summer after being awarded


Interpreting Law and Music

November 10, 2020 by | Fellowships and Scholarships

Recent Chapman graduate Olivia Mello is a prime example of how law school applicants aren’t limited to humanities majors but can be applied to all types of backgrounds. Mello graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and a minor in Political Science. Mello began studying the two seemingly different subjects, classical music,


Schedule a peer advising appointment with a student scholar ambassador!

October 22, 2020 by | Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

Missed out on the virtual undergraduate research and creative activity student panel? Or have specific questions about getting started on your academic or creative journey? Our student scholar ambassadors are here to help you!  Student scholar ambassadors are a group of students that serve as liaisons for the Center for Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) who have


Recent graduate and SURF alumna gets published!

October 15, 2020 by | Profiles

When interviewed in November 2019, recent graduate Lindsay Zumwalt stated that one of her aspirations was to publish a manuscript. Fast forward one year later, and Zumwalt has successfully checked “published research” off her list.  Zumwalt started her research journey through faculty-student independent research credit courses (291/491) and was later awarded the Summer Undergraduate Research


Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Virtual Panel: A Recap

October 12, 2020 by | Events

On Thursday, October 1st, six panelists came together on Zoom to share their personal academic and creative journey. This discussion, moderated by Shinnyo fellow Sydney Cheung, ranged from various topics such as finding a mentor to balancing research and school life to applying to scholarships and fellowships, and more.  The six panelists included Vidal Arroyo,


SURF Spotlight: Corinne Tam

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 Fellow Spotlight: Nicole Williams

September 3, 2020 by | Profiles

From studying Spanish for eight years to traveling to Nicaragua teaching English to Spanish speakers, recent Chapman graduate Nicole Williams has always been intrigued by the idea of language. She was inspired to learn more through her studies and experiences at Chapman. During her time as an undergraduate, she volunteered as a tutor at the

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