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Profiles: Samira Amirazizi

November 8, 2016 by | Profiles

Often, the research topics that fascinate us come from personal history. Because her parents are from Iran, Samira Amirazizi (Psychology, ’18) was interested in studying the brain functions of bilingual speakers. The focus of her research has a lot to do with her own life, and she finds it particularly relevant in current society. With

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Profiles: Kathy Tavakoli

November 8, 2016 by | Profiles

Biology major Kathy Tavakoli (’16) loves research. Even while taking eighteen credits every semester, going to the lab is an escape, a relief from the other stress of school.  She spent last summer indulging in her love of research in the lab of Dr. Keykavous Parang at the School of Pharmacy, and she received funding

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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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Profiles: Rose Mackenzie

October 27, 2016 by | Profiles

People often associate undergraduate research with the sciences, but there are opportunities for every field and discipline. Rose Mackenzie (’17) is pursuing a double major in Theater Studies and Philosophy, and a minor in Women’s Studies and she spent the summer researching with the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity’s SURF program. The prestigious

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Profiles: Monica Furman

October 10, 2016 by | Profiles

Monica Furman is used to being busy. Last year, the Chapman University junior held two work-study positions, served on the board of CAST (the Coalition of Artistic Students in Theater), executed duties as the President of Cross the Line, and was a member of Sigma Iota Rho (for which she now serves as the VP

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Profiles: Sho Shrock-Manabe

October 10, 2016 by | Profiles

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (OURCA) offers some amazing funding opportunities, including the prestigious Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. This program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue research and creative activity under guidance from full-time faculty mentors during the summer. Accepted applicants are paid to work for ten weeks

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