Students In Action

Elvis Ebikade loves to cook for his friends and he was working on a recipe book before starting his Ph.D. studies at UD. Perhaps this is partly why he thoroughly dove into the science of food waste “valorization”—attempting to close the loop on food wa …

In August junior Cierra McNeill presented the results of her summer research project at the university’s Undergraduate Research and Service Scholar Celebratory Symposium. McNeill, a mechanical engineering major and Delaware native, was interested in th …

Robert Ddamulira came to UD for his Ph.D. with literally a world of experience. He worked for 9 years for the World Wide Fund for Nature(WWF) based out of Uganda andadvanced to the position of Africa energy coordinator. “I was working and supporting te …

DENIN Environmental Fellow Jimmy Murillo-Gelvez is part of a team trying to develop a model to predict how quickly certain chemicals found in explosives are degraded in soil. This is pretty well ironed out in a simplified, clear-cut laboratory environm …

Lauren Mosesso, UD Ph.D. candidate and DENIN Environmental Fellow,loves the applicability of her work with advisor Dr. Amy Shober, professor and nutrient management extension specialist: “Farmers tell you their problems and that’s how your research is …

“I really want to go to grad school,” says UD sophomore Rucha Wani, “but I knew I needed undergraduate research experience to understand what doing research in a university looks like.” Wani applied for and was accepted as a DENIN Environmental Scholar …

The environment is diverse, dynamic and teeming with questions. How do striped bass larvae identify a safe place to grow? Can we combat pollution in the Arctic by modifying the routes of cargo ships? How much would you pay for a Delaware-raised oyster? Those were among the topics examined at the Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) student conference on March 7 at University of Delaware. The goal was to showcase the work of graduate students, provide an opportunity to network with peers and mentors, and learn about other environmental research taking place throughout the University.

Alma Vázquez-Lule grew up in Mexico City with few parks. She got hooked on mangrove forests, a type of tropical coastal wetland, as soon as she saw one on a field trip in college. She continued to work on mangroves throughout her undergraduate years as …

His love of the environment began with his mom, says Matt Fischel. She was the head of education at the local Delaware Nature Society nature center until just recently. He played outside all the time, and she steered Matt toward environmental summer ca …

In November 2018 the Delaware Environmental Institute Ambassadors hosted a panel discussion about the latest reportfrom the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change—Global Warming of 1.5℃. The Ambassadors are a group of environmentally …