Students In Action

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, tanneries were big business on the waterfront in Wilmington, Delaware. With their heavy use of arsenic, chromium, and other metals, these tanneries left a legacy of toxic chemicals in the ground. Analysis by t …

Spencer Moller grew up on a farm in Minnesota that’s been in hisfamily since the 1860s. He was a driven kid. At age 12 he applied for a loan from the Farm Credit Service to start a purebred beef shorthorn cattle business that he and his family maintain …

Elvis Ebikade, a fifth-year graduate student in chemical and biomolecular engineering and a Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) Fellow, was one of 30 finalists selected to participate in the highly competitive 2020 Building Engineering and Science …

Joanne Norris, a 2020 DENIN Environmental Fellow, brought an unusually broad array of experience to her Ph.D. program in materials science and she has found a way to weave many of the strands together in her research. Norris came to UD wanting to work …

Rachel Burch became interested in sustainability because it aligns well with her Christian faith. “I definitely want to do work that I think is meaningful,” says Burch. “I want to care for the environment and for other people by combining my love of sc …

The Greenest Blue Hen challenge 2020 which sought to identify and celebrate UD students doing good for the environment through their personal actions and commitments was concluded on the 50thanniversary of Earth Day, April 22, 2020. This challenge was …

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 …

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 …

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 …