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Health & Life Sciences

UD, Accudyne create harness for those with physical disabilities

GoBaby Go Cafe harness system

UD Physical Therapy researchers have developed a new harness system, which enables those with limited mobility to work, while also benefitting from a rehabilitative physical therapy session. The pilot system is in use in the GoBabyGo Café at the STAR campus. Read more in the News Journal. Read More in the News Journal

Kids with disabilities get custom cars with a purpose

Cole Galloway with child using electric car

Frustrated by inaccessible and expensive wheelchairs, Cole Galloway, a professor in the physical therapy department at the University of Delaware, went to a local Toys R Us looking for solutions for kids with mobility problems. Now, hundreds of children worldwide have become mobile. Watch NBC Nightly News' coverage of this groundbreaking research. Watch NBC Nightly News' coverage of this groundbreaking research.

Event launches program to support research infrastructure development in Delaware

UD President Patrick Harker

More than 100 people representing all sectors of the health sciences community turned out on Friday, Feb. 7, at the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus for the launch of a new program that has the potential to write the next chapter of clinical and translational medicine in Delaware. Read More

Nurse Managed Health Center provides care, education at STAR Campus

Nurse Managed Health Center

For Karly Biggs, working at the University of Delaware’s Nurse Managed Health Center is more than just a job — it’s an education. “The nurses at the NMHC are focused on taking every opportunity and turning it into a learning experience for the students,” says the junior nursing major. “Throughout the day, I’m involved in flu vaccinations, EKG testing, the discussion of blood test results, and various other tests. This is a great atmosphere to ask questions and to gain confidence in communicating with patients in a medical setting.”Read More

Delaware Physical Therapy Clinic launches New Year with new facility

STAR Campus PT patients

When Scott DeBoda walked through the doors of the physical therapy clinic at the University of Delaware’s STAR Campus on Jan. 2, he experienced déjà vu.

That’s because he had been in the same place almost 40 years ago — as a part-time assembly-line worker when he was a college student.

DeBoda, who was the clinic’s first patient at its new facility on the site of the former Chrysler auto assembly plant, earned a degree in accounting at UD in 1978. “Back in the ’70s, I worked at Chrysler for pizza and gas money,” he says. Read More

STAR questions, answers

Dean Kathy Matt

Kathleen Matt, dean of the University’s College of Health Sciences, recently took a few minutes to answer some questions about what will happen when the first health sciences building opens on the STAR Campus in February 2014. Read More

"The Front Door to the STAR Campus"

Mike Bowman, Technology Park President

A letter from Delaware Technology Park President Mike Bowman appearing in Pulse magazine. "I'm now President of the Delaware Technology Park, but I spent the early part of my career working in the field of advanced composites, and my colleagues and I came to understand the power of partnerships in advancing and commercializing composites technology—we saw that teams of designers, material suppliers, part manufacturers, and end users were critical to success in the rapidly changing world of advanced materials." Read More (.PDF)

Energy & Environment

V2G revenue

V2G Mini Cooper

Daring to be first, the University of Delaware, through its project with NRG Energy Inc., has proven for the first time that all-electric vehicles can give and take power from an electric power grid and get paid for the service. Located on UD’s STAR Campus, the vehicles operate as mini power plants, giving and taking electricity on demand. Read more about this program in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal.

National Defense

UD hires national defense expert Starnes Walker to lead new cybersecurity initiative

Starnes Walker

The new University of Delaware Cybersecurity Initiative (UDCSI), with a special emphasis on issues facing corporate America, has named a leading national expert as the founding director.

Starnes E. Walker, a physicist with 35 years of leadership experience in research, development and engineering to enhance national security, will take the helm of the new initiative, effective April 1.

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Congressional delegation, University of Delaware announce $416,000 federal grant for Cybersecurity Education Initiative

U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and U.S. Rep. John Carney joined the University of Delaware to announce a federal grant from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $416,102 to help create a Regional Cybersecurity Education Initiative. Read more.

Shaping cyber security education

Ensuring the security of the world's and our own nation's computers and networks is a key national challenge. The University of Delaware today announced that it will mount a targeted cyber security initiative to train future cyber sleuths to address this emerging need by developing cyber security-related course offerings and establishing a pipeline of graduates skilled in the theories and practices required to address these challenges. Read More

Infrastructure

UD terminates Data Center project for STAR Campus

STAR Campus construction aerial

The University of Delaware announced today it has terminated its lease agreement with The Data Centers, LLC (TDC), putting a halt to TDC’s plans to develop a data center on the University's Science, Technology & Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. Read more

TIGER Grant Award Announcement

Tiger grant award event with Senator Tom Carper

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $10 million TIGER IV grant to the Newark Regional Transportation Center Station Improvement Project, to be located on the University of Delaware's Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. The award will improve the Newark Train Station into a multi-modal hub, while maintaining or even expanding the operations in the adjacent freight rail yard and will serve as a transit-oriented development catalyst for UD's STAR Campus. Read more