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The 2nd year Graduate Students will present their research thus far at the Research Review on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 in both 102 Colburn & 114 Spencer Labs from 9:00 am to ~4:00 pm. The Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Research Review is for fellow students & faculty. Whether you are a Presenter, Faculty member, or Attendee, to ensure adequate lunch is provided for everyone, please be sure to RSVP for this event.
Termites strike terror into the hearts of homeowners, but they could provide a nonpolluting way to convert coal to methane if microbes from their gut can be sent below ground as tiny miners. This novel concept was presented at the University of Delaware Energy Institute annual symposium at the Clayton Hall Conference Center on May 13. The event attracted more than 50 people from the energy community to address the clean energy challenge.
When Richard Haines graduated from the University of Delaware in 1957 with a degree in chemical engineering, the number of women graduates in engineering could literally be counted on one hand. Today, one out of every four engineering undergraduates at UD is a woman, but Haines knew that a large, permanent base of dollars could help nudge the percentage upward. So in 2013, he and his wife, Janet, gave a $300,000 gift to the College of Engineering to help advance women in engineering.
Gov. Jack Markell joined Kelvin Lee, director of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI), to recognize the finalists, an honorable mention awardee and three winners of the Delaware BioGENEius Challenge on Tuesday, April 14. The Delaware BioGENEius Challenge is a competition for high school students throughout the state who demonstrate an exemplary understanding of biotechnology through science research projects.
Three early-career researchers have won Strategic Initiative Grants from the University of Delaware Research Foundation, supporting their work on longstanding problems in bone health, medication delivery and immune system problems. The grants, each worth $45,000, pair young researchers with faculty mentors in studies that support the University's Strategic Initiative.