The mission of the Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) is to conduct research and coordinate partnerships that integrate environmental science, engineering, and policy in order to provide solutions and strategies that address environmental challenges. DENIN serves as an advocate for sustained strength and vitality in pioneering environmental research. The institute focuses on research areas relevant to the challenges facing the state and the nation, and institute research informs decision makers by providing the knowledge that can help create sound environmental policies.
DENIN fosters a culture of scholarship that leverages the combined talents of affiliates and fellows through collaborative working groups, joint proposal development, and project resource coordination.
The institute's goals are to initiate interdisciplinary research projects; support interdisciplinary academic programs; forge partnerships among government agencies, nonprofits, industry, policymakers, and the public to address environmental concerns; and coordinate and sponsor signature events and programs that provide opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction.
Donald L. Sparks, Director
DENIN Environmental Frontier Grant applications are due Friday, December 13.
DENIN will be awarding up to five $50,000 grants to support interdisciplinary environmental research teams who will be competitive for future funding from state or federal agencies, industry, or foundations. Learn more and download application materials here.
DENIN is excited to announce a yearlong series of events: "Challenges and Choices: Preparing for a Sustainable Future in Delaware."
Mark your calendars for our next event in the series when we honor three DENIN faculty affiliates who have recently been named Unidel Environmental Chairs at UD. On November 1, Kent Messer, Dept. of Applied Economics and Statistics, Holly Michael, Dept. of Geological Sciences, and Adam Rome, Dept. of History, will each make short presentations on their areas of expertise followed by a reception. Presentations at 3:30 p.m. in 104 Gore Hall will be followed by a reception in the rotunda at 5:00. Come to one or both parts of the event!
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Throughout 2013, we will be scheduling lectures, films, seminars, symposia, and field trips that explore the grand challenges that our state and others must address to ensure long-term sustainability of our ecosystem and human well-being:
Sea Level Rise and Extreme Weather • Food and Water Security • Land Use • Energy
Check the Challenges and Choices webpage often for the most up-to-date information on upcoming events!