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Chapman University Student Research Day
This semiannual celebration highlights the breadth and depth of scholarly research and creative activity conducted by Chapman undergraduate and graduate students. Student Research Day is a truly exciting day to learn about, explore, and appreciate the efforts that students and faculty have put into a wide variety of research and creative projects across the campus.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Morning Poster Session: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Arts, Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Sandhu Conference Center
Lunch and Keynote Speaker: M.G. Lord, Author of The Accidental Feminist, Astro Turf, and Forever Barbie. Bush Conference Center - BK 404
Afternoon Poster Session: 3 - 5 p.m., Behavioral, Health, and Natural Sciences, Sandhu Conference Center
WHO: Chapman University, campus-wide undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate in this research day. Faculty, staff, parents, friends and community are welcome to attend to view the scholarly and creative activities conducted by Chapman students.
FLYER: Printable flyer for more information or to invite friends or family to the event.
+-Summer 2015 Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Recipients
The OUR is pleased to announce the 2015 SURF Fellows:
James Langner - The Division of Labor and Firm Formation
Emma Plotnik - From A Chat in the Parlor to Viral Music Videos: An Analysis of Music as a Social Occasion
Austin Thiel - Virtual Reality Systems for Treating Autism
Tran Bao Le - Cortisol in Breast Milk and the Implications on Growth
Jessica Paek - Between Language and People: Origins of Bantu Languages in Namibia
Andrew Shiroishi - Tumor-Targeting Peptide Drug Delivery System
Aaron Goodman - Recovering Newtonian Limits from String Dilaton Fields
Young Jae Kim - Designing and Evaluating of Dasatinib-Peptide Conjugates as Anti-Cancer Agents
Tyler Demshki - A comprehensive study of performance bugs that have non-intrusive fixes
Alfredo Gonzalez - Between Language and People: Origins of Bantu Language in Namibia
Brady Slater - The Effects of Diet and Resistance Training on Female Rats during the Growth Period
Alexander Himstead - The Behavioral Ethology of an Phylogenetic Knock Out
Kory Cablay - Arsenic Reduction by Glyceraldehyde-3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (GAPDH) in Rat Liver Cells due to Arsenic Particulate Exposure
Kristin Gabriel - Molecular Insights into Prostate Field Effect: Can Exosome Trafficking Explain the Development of Tumor Multifocality?
Kayla Velloso - The Hollywood Hillbilly
Fernando Amador II - Between Language and People: Origins of Bantu Languages in Namibia
Lauren Henderson - Water & Energy Conservation
Abigail Kim - The Comfort Women Controversy: Its Impact on Post-War Politics of Japan
Morgan Green - Living Between the Lines: Intersectionality and Self-Actualization in Shakespeare’s Plays
+-Fall 2014 Undergraduate Scholarly/Creative Grant Recipients
The OUR is pleased to announce the 2014 Fall Undergraduate Student Scholarly/Creative Grant recipients:
Abigail Kim – Creating Identity: Children of the Korean Third Space
Alexandra M. Contreras – Creative: Production, Prom
Devon Bloss – A quantitative Analysis of Lithium-ion battery Recycling Methods
Dor Shoshan – De-regulated Expression of EGR-1 in Tumor Adjacent Tissue
Elizabeth Murtough – “Fighting Historical Oblivion: Poetry as Decolonization”
Jack Jacobs – Effects of Fine-grained, Arsenic-bearing Particulate matter on Alveolar Macrophage Gene Expression
Jenna Alley – Acceptance of Hook-Up Culture: Is There Truly a Gender Difference, and What Factors Might Explain This Difference?
Jeremy Feck – Consequences of global warming: Physiology-behavior correlations in an intertidal model species.
K.B. (Ki Bbeum) Jenny Kim – The Comparative Analysis, and Narratives of Diversity Initiatives at Chapman University
Kathy Tavakoli – IL-15 and Obesity: Increase Metabolism, Decrease body Fat
Kurt (Quoc) Nguyen – Effect of Bagrada hilaris on Exotic Invasive Mustards
Lena Haddad – Assessment of the Effects of Pomegranate Juice and Caffeine Extract on Apoptosis, and the m-TOR,p-Akt, BCL-2, MCL-1 Anti-Apoptotic Proteins
Nikki Shahbazi – Association between Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in the Oxytocin Hormone Receptor (OSTR) Gene and Postpartum Depression Risk
Shiva Amanat and Taylor Delaney – Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in the Glucocorticoid Receptor and Postpartum Depression Risk
Stephani Buchholz – Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of Linear and Cyclic Peptides of Histidine-Arginine as a Molecular Transporter
+-Chapman Research Events Archive
Fall 2014 Faculty Research Expo
Faculty members from all disciplines are invited to participate in this event to share their current scholarly and creative activity with the student community. Organized in an informal open house format, each faculty member will have a table and easel to display recent publications, creative work, research posters, photos, etc. This is a great way to let students know what you do outside of the classroom, interact and develop potential collaborations with other faculty members, and possibly involve students in your own scholarly activity.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 12th
TIME: 4 - 6 p.m.
WHERE: Bush Conference Center, Beckman 404
Please download the attached flyer for more details.
2nd Annual University Wide Faculty Research Expo
Faculty members from all disciplines are invited to attend this event to share their current scholarly and creative activity with the student community. Organized in an informal “job fair” format, each faculty member will have a table and easel to display recent publications, creative work, research posters, photos, etc. This is a great way for students to find out what faculty do outside of the classroom and possibly to get involved too. WHEN: Monday, November 12, 2012 TIME: 4 - 6 p.m. WHERE: Argyros Forum 119AB & Theatre Space SNACKS & REFRESHMENTS: Will be provided!
Faculty Panel - "Incorporating Undergraduate Research in the Classroom"
Whether through capstone courses, senior theses, or classes where a research project or paper makes up a significant component of the course curriculum, there are a number of ways to include elements of independent research in a classroom setting. Attendees heard from those who have incorporated research into their undergraduate classes and shared their own experiences.
Our discussion featured a panel of Chapman faculty from a wide range of disciplines including Dr. Hesham El-Askary (Earth and Environmental Sciences), Dr. Lee Estes (History), Dr. Ann Gordon (Political Science), Dr. Melissa Rowland-Goldsmith (Biology) and Dr. Jessica Sternfeld (Music).
WHEN: Friday, October 19, 2012 TIME: 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. WHERE: Argyros Forum 201
Faculty Panel - "Best Practices in Undergraduate Research"
We discussed how to further involvement with undergraduates in scholarly/creative activity pursuits and shared 'best practices' tips from the following panel of Chapman University faculty members: Dr. Ann Gordon (Political Science), Professor Robin Kish (Dance), Dr. Shari Kuchenbecker (Psychology), Dr. Pradip Shukla (Management), and Dr. William Wright (Biology).