» Center for Undergraduate Excellence

(Formerly the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity)

The mission of the Center for Undergraduate Excellence is to support Chapman University's goal of providing personalized education by promoting and facilitating student-faculty mentored and collaborative research, scholarship, and creative activities.

Beyond the classroom, in every discipline, many students build their scholarly research and creative skills by participating in student-initiated research or creative activity and/or by assisting with faculty-initiated research or creative activity.

Involvement in research, scholarship, and creative activity at the undergraduate level has been demonstrated as a high-impact educational practice with numerous benefits for students, including increased retention, graduation, and graduate school enrollment rates; improved critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills; intellectual independence and confidence; and enhanced understanding of research methodologies and practices within a given discipline.

Our programs help Chapman University’s ambitious students thrive and grow, and the events highlight undergraduate achievements and encourage intellectual community.

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 Deadlines & Events

Spring 2018

Friday, April 13
4 p.m.
    
Sunday, April 15
Midnight
    
Monday, April 23 
1-3 p.m.
AF 209A
  
Wednesday, April 25
1-2 p.m. 
AF 209A
  
Thursday, April 26
1-3 p.m.
AF 209A
  
Tuesday, May 1
3-5 p.m.
AF 209C
        
Friday, May 4
        
Invitation Only
Wednesday, May 9
12-1:30 p.m.
        
Wednesday, May 9
Sandhu Conference Center
Poster Session 1: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Poster Session 2: 2-4 p.m.
     
Tuesday, May 22
AF 209A
 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    
June 6-July 28