"Andrew Lyon’s research world revolves around stretchy bits of science 10,000 times smaller than a human cell. But those nanoparticles hold oversized promise as breakthroughs in the lives of everyone from trauma victims to cancer patients."
Student Spotlight! Melissa Coyle is starting her sophomore year with a major in Biological Sciences and a minor in the Honors Program. She keeps busy conducting research at Chapman’s Pharmacy School where she studies protein signal transduction in #breastcancer cells. She’s excited to begin her own project which involves... read more »
As we see another disastrous storm hit the Carribean and southern U.S., Prof. Ramesh Singh, #AGU Natural Hazards Focus Group President and #ChapmanU professor of earth systems and remote sensing, offers this reflection on extreme weather events dating back to the 1900 Galveston hurricane.
Leah Thomas ’17 is an environmental science and policy major who has worked as a lead resident advisor at Chapman and as a leadership intern for the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve. She has also served as an editorial assistant for Kimberly Elise and in multiple roles aiding the National Park S...
Recent Biological Sciences graduate Alex Himstead nailed his Research in 60 Seconds regarding his work studying the chemical and behavioral defenses associated with sea hares. To compensate for their loss of a protective shell, sea hares and other soft-bodied gastropods have learned to avoid daytime high tides and nocturnal... read more »
Sara is Biochemistry & Molecular Biology major with a Nutrition minor and this fall will be going into her last semester at #ChapmanU. Sara conducts #PancreaticCancer research with Dr. Rowland-Goldsmith and has served as the President of TriBeta. She also serves as a Supplemental Instructor for Introduction to Molecular... read more »
Last weekend, senior environmental science and policy major Haley Miller and #ChapmanU research associate Glenn Woerndle helped OC Girl Scouts earn their Woman in Science and Nature badges. Miller and Woerndle-- both members of Prof. Jason Keller's Wetland Biogeochemistry Lab (#swampmonsters)-- were invited to present a... read more »
In honor of #NationalSelfieDay, here's Dr. Hesham El-Askary in Berlin last year during the 10th Annual GEO European Projects Workshop! Comment with your awesome #ScienceSelfies for National Selfie Day!
Recent #Biochemistry and #MolecularBiology graduate Zachary Ellis just barely made it under 60 seconds when describing his research regarding temperature regulation of methanogenic activity in Peatlands. Zachary's preliminary results confirmed that temperature plays a large role in peatland's methanogenic activity as... read more »
Biological sciences major Jimena Ramirez, was president this year of Global Medical Brigades and has been part of the club for three years. “I’ve known I want to be a doctor for a while, and I was really interested in Doctors Without Borders,” Ramirez said. “When I came to Chapman and heard of this organization, I... read more »
Over spring semester, environmental science and policy senior Haley Miller brought together her passions for science, dance and teaching children by developing environmental science lessons for young learners taught through dance!
Recent Environmental Science and Policy (#ESP) graduate Allison Scavo took part in our Research in 60 Seconds series to explain her research analyzing whether fish on both the east and west coasts of the United States respond differently to climate change! Despite the poor predictive power provided by sea surface... read more »
Student Spotlight! Vidal Arroyo is a Sophomore from Las Flores, CA studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He is a Supplemental Instructor for both the lab and lecture components of General Chemistry 140. Outside of the sciences, Vidal spends his time volunteering as a youth wresting coach, training as a competitive... read more »
“It’s not just that it allows us to do science – we’ve been doing tremendous science for a long time now. What it really allows us to do is go beyond and ask even more impactful questions, and work in a more substantial way with our students to answer those questions." -- Andrew Lyon, Dean of Schmid College
#TBT to 2014 when chemistry and physics alumnus Dara Hok '16 spent his summer at #ChapmanU researching the application of gravitational potential onto the Schrodinger equation. “The ten-week research-intensive program is like a small snippet of what graduate life entails... It gives you a good sense of [whether or not] this... read more »
"On a recent afternoon, biology majors AJ Silvia ’18 and Matt Ibrahim ’18 hunkered down to study in the Hope room, surrounded by the artwork of African-American artist Michael Massenburg. They enjoyed it for its own sake – 'I just love looking at the artwork,' Ibrahim said. But they were also moved by its significance. 'I’ve... read more »
It's time for the IEEE GameSIG Intercollegiate Computer Games Showcase! Student game developers present their best student-developed video games for judging by an elite panel of video game professionals. Come out in support of your favorite colleges as student development teams go head-to-head for school pride, bragging... read more »
Last month at the First Joint JpgU-AGU meeting in Chiba, Japan, environmental science and policy major Fernando Silva presented on a paper he co-authored with Professor Ramesh Singh titled “Meteorological Parameters and Their Association with the Vegetation Stress during 2001-2016 in Brazil Using Satellite Data”. In this... read more »
"As she holds up the pliable substance, silky strands elucidate why hagfish slime has researchers so excited. Thousands of super-strong threads – each more than 100 times thinner than a human hair – weave throughout the goo. If those strands can be replicated and mass-produced, they might provide an alternative to... read more »
Schmid College welcomes its first cohort of Grand Challenges Initiative Postdoctoral Fellows: Jose Raul Gonzalez Alonso, Carter Berry, Charlene McCord, Anne Sonnenschein and Shana Welles! Starting this summer, the Fellows will join Schmid College’s faculty and this fall they'll mentor nearly 50 interdisciplinary teams of... read more »
“The talk should be particularly interesting for those who wish to understand what quantum computing is, why we should care about it and what the current state of the technology is,” according to Justin Dressel, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics. Join us this Friday at 2:00 p.m. in Argyros Forum room 212 on Chapman... read more »
"Cybersecurity in Medical Devices" with Daniel Beard, VP Technology at Promenade Software Daniel is the Director of MedISAO (Medical Information Sharing and Analysis Organization) at Promenade, and is a security expert with years of experience in the field. Daniel holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of... read more »
Last month, Computational and Data Sciences student Michael Schwartz successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled, "Time Series Analysis of Dominant U.S. Stock Market Equities: Forecasting Based on Statistics and Singular Spectrum Analysis". We are delighted to share that the committee - Dr. Cyril Rakovski (Chair), Dr.... read more »