Students In Action

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 reports from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change—Global Warming of 1.5℃. The Ambassadors are a group of environmental …

Maggie Capooci found her calling in the salt marshes of Georgia and Louisiana during an undergraduate field trip for an estuary ecology class at the University of Scranton. Her love was confirmed during a summer research fellowship at Woods Hole Oceano …

“If we know more about the interactions between soil minerals and organic matter, we can begin to answer so many other questions, like how are essential nutrients such as dissolved organic carbon, phosphorus, and nitrogen transported and cycled into th …

I’d never before thought of concrete as a substance containing living organisms, but Anders Kiledal, a UD Ph.D. student and DENIN Environmental Fellow, tells me it does. He is analyzing the kinds and communities of bacteria in concrete. Repairing and r …