delware environmental institute

Summer Achievements: Symposium highlights summer undergraduate service, research projects

Summer Achievements: Symposium highlights summer undergraduate service, research projects

The University of Delaware hosted the third annual Undergraduate Research and Service Celebratory Symposium on Thursday, Aug. 9, in Clayton Hall.

The capstone event showcased the accomplishments of more than 330 undergraduate students who participated in summer research and service projects with faculty advisers and community partners.

Following a welcome from Nancy Brickhouse, UD interim provost, the symposium featured oral presentations and student poster displays.

“There was a constant buzz of excitement as the Undergraduate Research and Service Celebratory Symposium provided students with the opportunity to share their knowledge in a professional manner,” Lynnette Overby, professor of theatre and director of UD’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning, said. “We greatly appreciate the financial support for this program provided by the Office of the Provost and the Alliance of Summer Scholars Programs.”

The second annual Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research in Sustainability Prize was awarded during the symposium. The first place recipient was EPSCoR-funded intern, Taylor Smith, a senior environmental engineering major.