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» The Future of Chapman Sciences. In a Word: SPARK

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Before you can discuss a building’s merits, you must consider the people who call it home. In this case, it’s the committed students and faculty of the Schmid College of Science and Technology. Led by Interim Dean Jason Keller, Ph.D., Schmid College is composed of a diverse population of physicists, mathematicians, biologists, chemists, ecologists, and computer, data, and food scientists. Though they pursue divergent scientific paths, they share a common curiosity and a drive for discovery.

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The Keck Center for Science and Engineering was designed with collaboration in its very DNA. Spacious laboratories are grouped strategically by discipline, with students and faculty moving seamlessly between classroom and lab. The building’s three floors house laboratories dedicated to a wide variety of scientific endeavors.

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Under Schmid College’s new Grand Challenges Initiative, interdisciplinary student teams will partner to tackle the most critical and immediate challenges we face in our world. Passionate Schmid faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, and team members from diverse science backgrounds will synthesize unique approaches to a broad range of global problems, like renewable energy, food availability, and climate change.

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students Make a BIG difference

Your gift of any size will create extraordinary learning and research opportunities for students in Chapman University’s acclaimed science programs. You can help to advance the sciences at Chapman with your gift to the Keck Center for Science and Engineering. No matter the size, every gift brings us closer to our goal.

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The future of STEM

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The Grand Challenges Initiative is a revolutionary approach to STEM learning that takes students on a unique journey tackling the world’s biggest problems.

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“Whether a student targets a career in health care, explores the world of computation, is passionate about the intersection of science and policy, or needs a firm foundation for graduate school, a rigorous education in the sciences is a crucial first step.”

Andrew Lyon - Dean, Fowler School of Engineering