Category - Science & Engineering

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The Science of Shelf Life Chapman Professor Explains the How and Why Behind Shelf-Stable Foods

When Costco recently introduced a 27-pound tub of mac-and-cheese packets with a 20-year shelf life, the stuff sold out in a day. It’s unclear whether the product was scooped up by doomsday planners or working parents...

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At the Core of Understanding Chapman's new brain institute leads the way in uniting neuroscience with philosophy to pursue centuries-old questions of consciousness and free will.

When your research project invites colleagues to think anew about questions that have been debated for centuries, you learn to welcome the unexpected. Like when you get a call out of the blue from a scholar who says...

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Brain Institute Receives Over $7 Million for Research on Neurophilosophy of Free Will

The newly-minted Institute for Interdisciplinary Brain and Behavioral Science (The Brain Institute) at Chapman University, with Dr. Uri Maoz as project leader, is the recipient of a total of $7.04 million to study how...

From Chapman to NASA Student Soars at the Highest Level, Thanks to Internship at Glenn Research Center

Lauren Friend ’19 launched her Chapman University student experience to new heights when she scored her dream internship with NASA. But when she packed up and moved to Cleveland, Ohio, to join the scientists with the...

Artful Explorers

Wherever art and science share synchronous orbits, chances are Lia Halloran will be there, contributing momentum. Halloran, an associate professor in the Department of Art as well as a practicing artist, recently...

A Cut Above The formal opening of Keck Center marks a milestone in Chapman’s rise as a center of scientific research and learning.

Even as the ceremonial ribbon was being cut outside, students and faculty were already toiling inside, some in the pursuit of cutting-edge advances. Students in General Chemistry I tested nascent skills. A software...

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Founding Dean for Fowler School of Engineering Announced Andrew Lyon plans a school where innovation and diversity will shape the next generation of problem-solvers.

Andrew Lyon guided Chapman University’s science programs into a period of record growth and envisions the same at new school of engineering.

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In Touch with the Nanometric World The atomic force microscope uses feel rather than optics to help researchers see what otherwise would be a mystery.

Remember your first explorations into microscopic worlds? Perhaps it was in grade school, where a drop of pond water teemed with tiny organisms that made science come alive. Chapman University researcher Molla Islam, Ph...

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The Clot Thickens Artificial platelets are just one of the possibilities for Andrew Lyon’s polymer microgels.

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...

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The Wonders of Slime

The first time she saw one, Lauren Friend ’19 was repelled. “Maybe even disgusted,” she says. But over time, she has developed a healthy respect for her research subject, the humble hagfish, which despite its slimy...