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With your support, we can build on our mission to provide interdisciplinary learning opportunities for our students, conduct cutting-edge research, and support faculty in achieving their academic goals as they mentor and inspire the next generation of leaders in scientific innovation. Every gift enhances our ability to:

  • Attract high-quality students looking for a personalized, interdisciplinary education
  • Recruit top educators and researchers from around the world
  • Further hands-on research opportunities and conference travel for students
  • Build cutting-edge facilities equipped for innovative teaching and research


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Schmid College Fund for Academic Excellence

With your help, Schmid College can fund new professorships and chairs, innovative research and teaching, post-doctoral researchers, visiting professors, national and international conferences and other academic on-campus initiatives in a wide range of foundational disciplines, including biology, chemistry, biochemistry, math, physics and computer science, as well as in advanced disciplines such as computational or food science. Support Now »

Schmid College of Science and Technology Faculty Fund

Donations to the Faculty Fund will ultimately give those who work closest with our students, the tools to be able to achieve their academic goals, meet Chapman’s mission and advocate for their colleagues’ priorities with student success in mind. Support Now »

Grand Challenges Initiative

Help our science students undertake the most complex problems of our time! In this two year program, students engage in identifying and attempt to solve complex problems through evidence-based approaches. Your support will ensure that the students in this program can be successful, providing them the resources they need to tackle these challenges. Support Now »

Keck Center for Science and Engineering at Chapman

Help advance the sciences at Chapman University by making your gift to the Keck Center for Science and Engineering!

Your donation will go towards the construction of the Keck Center’s state-of-the-art research and teaching labs, collaboration areas for students and faculty members, seminar and conference rooms, high-tech equipment to support molecular biology, microbiology, organic and physical chemistry, and biogeochemistry, a graduate student lounge, outdoor amphitheater, and much more! Support Now »

Center of Excellence in Computation, Algebra and Topology (CECAT)

The mission of the Center of Excellence in Computation, Algebra and Topology (CECAT) is to provide a forum for world class interdisciplinary research where computation meets algebra, topology and related mathematical fields.

The CECAT has a track record of supporting its mission by hosting workshops that attract national and international visitors, attracting national and international visitors for research collaboration, developing affiliations with research groups at fellow institutions, seeking external funding and developing online mathematical resources.

In addition, the Center will seek to support post-doctoral fellows and graduate students in affiliation with Chapman's graduate programs in Computational Sciences. Support Now »

Center of Excellence in Complex and Hypercomplex Analysis (CECHA)

The Center of Excellence in Complex and Hypercomplex Analysis (CECHA) is a group of mathematicians and physicists from the Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University who joined some of their national and international collaborators to form this Center of Excellence. The research conducted under the center's umbrella is mainly motivated by the latest results in Clifford and Hypercomplex Analysis and endeavors to find new ways in which this research can be applied in mathematics and physics.

The members of this center of excellence draw on their research experience and use analytical and computational techniques to build sound differential and integral theories in this context, as well as possible applications in Quantum Physics and other interdisciplinary fields. Support Now »

Food Science Fund for Excellence

Today, food science represents one of the healthiest industries in the world, with the various food industries – from processing to sales – contributing close to $42.2 billion to our national economy. Your gift will support graduate students and faculty member research for Chapman University’s Master of Science in Food Science program. Support Now »

Machine Learning and Assistive Technology Support Fund

Your gift to the Assistive Technology Support Fund will support Chapman's Machine Learning and Assistive Technology (MLAT) Lab MLAT Lab was founded in January 2015 with the goal of providing a formal organization for researchers at Chapman dedicated to leveraging technology to improve the understanding and treatment of developmental disorders.

While our projects vary from machine learning to virtual reality to bioinformatics, we all work together to apply cutting-edge science to clinical, educational, and medical domains. In particular, we specialize in understanding the screening, treatment, and management of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Together with our collaborators we try to get innovative technologies deployed to the people that stand to benefit the most from them.

Led by Dr. Erik Linstead '01, our team contains expertise in the areas of predictive analytics, software engineering, molecular biology, and artificial intelligence. We look forward to pioneering assistive technologies for autism and related disorders for many years to come.  Support Now »

Leonardo Eifert Scholarship for Imaginative Applications of Mathematics

On December 5, 2015, Chapman alumnus Leonardo Eifert ’13 passed away due to post-surgery complications. Leonardo was a beloved mathematics major and physics minor who was well known about campus for his friendliness, compassion for others, and patience. He is the son of Dr. Georg H. Eifert, an emeritus professor of psychology and former associate dean of Schmid College of Science and Technology, and his wife Diana.

In 2017, thanks to the generosity of community members, Leo’s friends, family, and Chapman faculty and staff, Schmid College formally established the Leonardo Eifert Scholarship for Imaginative Applications of Mathematics Endowment.

This endowment provides scholarship support to undergraduate students at Chapman who major in mathematics and have a variety of interests including music, chess, and other highly innovative areas. Support Now »

Ways to make your donation

The fastest and easiest way to support us is by making a gift through Chapman’s secure online portal. Or, if you'd prefer to mail us your donation, please make your check payable to Chapman University and mail to:

Sarah Buckley
Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

For more information about making a gift to Schmid College, contact Sarah Buckley at 714-289-2032 or sbuckley@chapman.edu, or visit Chapman's Ways to Give webpage.

Keck Center for Science and Engineering at Chapman

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Leonardo Eifert '13

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