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UDaily: NSF Career Award - UD's Seyfferth to create rice paddies to study ways to lower arsenic levels in rice

UDaily: NSF Career Award - UD's Seyfferth to create rice paddies to study ways to lower arsenic levels in rice

The University of Delaware’s Angelia Seyfferth has received a prestigious five-year, $465,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Award for studies on arsenic in rice, and the funding will provide for the installation of the first rice paddies in the state. 

The rice paddies, to be created on the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources(CANR) campus in spring 2015, will not only aid Seyfferth’s research on potential methods to lower arsenic levels in rice – a staple crop for nearly half of the people on Earth – but they will also provide an important teaching tool for UD graduate and undergraduate students, and local high school and middle school students, as well.