DENIN Student Programs Committee members with Earth Week performers Climbing PoeTree. Pictured are (from left) Jennifer Schoenstein, Becky Bronstein, Lindsey Craig, Naima Penniman, Ryan Hendry, Amy Snelling, Alixa Garcia, Katie Junghenn, and Kerry Snyder.

Calling student environmentalists

DENIN Student Programs Committee accepting applications for new members


3:31 p.m., April 28, 2014--The Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) invites any University of Delaware student interested in joining its Student Programs Committee for the 2014-15 academic year to submit an application by Tuesday, May 6, at 5 p.m. 

Prospective members may download an application from the group’s webpage.

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The DENIN Student Programs Committee, now in its third year, is a small group of specially selected volunteers from across campus who assist DENIN in reaching out to students.

Members of the Student Programs Committee serve as:

  • Ambassadors — representing DENIN at campus-wide events;
  • A focus group — providing input to DENIN staff about what students are interested in and concerned about;
  • Event planners — carrying out events for students that further the educational objectives of DENIN;
  • Promoters — assisting in promoting DENIN events, especially to the student population; and
  • Activists — helping to create a sustainable campus by communicating scientific information effectively.

“We’re looking for people from any major who are passionate about promoting environmental awareness and have some innovative ideas about how we can involve more students in meaningful environmental activities,” says junior Becky Bronstein, the group’s current chair.

She notes that students who join the group may remain members until their graduation if they choose.

Questions and completed application forms should be addressed to Bronstein at

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