Honors Stories

Chemical engineering honors
Melissa Gordon, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, has won an Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Award from the American Chemical Society.
NSF Graduate Research Fellows
The National Science Foundation has named two University of Delaware undergraduate students and one alumnus to its list of 2016 Graduate Research Fellows, providing financial support for their continuing studies.
Diamond Challenge
The UD Horn Program's Youth Entrepreneurship Summit featured the final round of the Diamond Challenge, where teams of high school entrepreneurs won thousands to support their ideas.
Of superheroes and world changers
Two University of Delaware professors, Norman J. Wagner III and the late Nobel laureate Richard F. Heck, have been inducted as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.
Truman Scholar
University of Delaware junior Sarah Hartman has been named a 2016 Truman Scholar, one of 54 new scholars selected nationwide.
Distinguished lecturer
Rebecca Davis has been appointed to the Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lectureship program.
Goldwater Scholars
Two University of Delaware students, Victoria Muir and Hannah Wastyk, have earned scholarships from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
Triangle Award
The University of Delaware LGBTQ Faculty/Staff Caucus has chosen Rebekah Harless-Balmer as the recipient of the third annual Triangle Award.
Award winners
Two UD students took first-place awards at the 80th Intercollegiate Student Chemists Convention, held April 16 at Ursinus College.
Up in the cloud
Gosia Steinder, who earned a doctorate in computer science at the University of Delaware in 2003, has been named an IBM Fellow for her accomplishments in container cloud research.
Award-winning UDSAA
The UD Student Alumni Ambassadors organization has received individual and group district awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
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Stroke of determination: Delaware rower hasn't let cystic fibrosis steer her off course

NCAA Champion magazine, Spring, 2016

University of Delaware senior Kate Sneddon, a coxswain on the rowing team, doesn't let her cystic fibrosis pull her away from her passions.

'Both/And' leadership

Harvard Business Review, April 20, 2016

Wendy K. Smith, associate professor of management at the University of Delaware, co-writes a piece calling for a new leadership model, one in which the goal is to maintain a dynamic equilibrium in the organization. Executives with this goal do not focus on being consistent; instead they purposefully and confidently embrace the paradoxes they confront.

The A-Rod effect: A team-building lesson from the Yankees

Business News Daily, April 19, 2016

Alex Rodriguez has won one World Series with the team in 12 seasons, but expectations were higher, says Kyle Emich, assistant professor of management at the University of Delaware. He used the A-Rod acquisition as an example of how new team members bring new ways of thinking and new ideas, and that organizations should consider how the addition will impact processes that have already been developed.


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