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Research rules: Discovery learning rules the summer for Delaware EPSCoR research interns

Research rules:  Discovery learning rules the summer for Delaware EPSCoR research interns

Thirty-nine undergraduate students from the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Wesley College and Delaware Technical and Community College are spending the summer immersed in the nitty-gritty of environmental research with the support of the Delaware EPSCoR program.

The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is funded by the National Science Foundation to help states build strategic research initiatives and institutions. In Delaware, the statewide program focuses on enhancing environmental science, engineering and policy research in support of the state’s goal of achieving a sustainable environment and a prosperous economy.

“An important aspect of advancing environmental research and policy in Delaware is ensuring that there is a solid stream of bright young people who are well-prepared to tackle the environmental problems and issues we face with creativity and innovation,” says Jeanette Miller, who directs the EPSCoR internship program. (full article)