Research Stories

Battling RRD
UD's Tom Evans is part of a research group that has been awarded $4.6 million by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study methods to combat rose rosette disease.
Saturn's secrets
The Cassini mission to Saturn has been profoundly productive, Carolyn Porco, leader of the imaging team, told an audience of 500 attending the Vernon Memorial Lecture at UD.
International ethics
The University of Delaware has been awarded more than $200,000 by the National Science Foundation to collaborate with the National Academy of Engineering on an international research ethics project.
Ancient gene
UD researchers have discovered that an ancient gene, ribonucleotide reductase (RNR), which occurs in all cellular life, provides important biological insights into the characteristics of unknown viruses in the sea.
Insect balloon
To study the nocturnal flight patterns of migrating insects during the fall, UD researchers have been launching a balloon equipped with a tow net to try to catalogue insect species.
Innovations in Healthcare
More than 125 clinicians, students, faculty, caregivers, and patients turned out for the first Evelyn Hayes Innovations in Healthcare Symposium at the University of Delaware.
'Ramble' on
An interdisciplinary UD research team has joined forces with the citizens of Laurel, Delaware, to map out a plan to revitalize and provide specific landscape design recommendations for the town
Smart research
The Association of American Universities has released a new graphic illustrating that today's smartphones would be impossible without the federally funded university research, including work at UD, that laid the foundation for many of their key components.
Brain game
Two researchers in the College of Health Sciences are working with University of Delaware sports teams to collect sensor-based data on impacts to the head.
Wind energy
Wind energy education at UD is growing, with the recent creation of graduate fellowships funded by renewable energy credits from UD's wind turbine and the launch of a new Graduate Certificate in Wind Power Science, Engineering and Policy.
Materials science lectures
The University of Delaware Department of Materials Science and Engineering has announced its fall lecture series, which will run Wednesdays from Oct. 15 through Nov. 19.
Centennial series
The University of Delaware Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has announced its 2014 Centennial Seminar Series.
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State kicks off second Sea Level Rise Awareness Week

Delaware Newszap, Sept. 15, 2014

Jen Volk of University of Delaware Cooperative Extension is working with UD researchers to develop salt tolerant crops to help farmers who have fields near the Delaware coast.

Delaware gets positive time on national TV

The News Journal, Sept. 14, 2014

The University of Delaware's UDairy Creamery and Moo Crew student workers won the Best Sundae on Sunday competition and had their ice cream featured on the Food Network's series "Eating America."

UD research an important engine for 21st-century economy

The News Journal, Sept. 12, 2014

Charles Riordan, vice provost for research, wrote a Delaware Voices opinion piece highlighting the University of Delaware's many research successes and detailing how its entrepreneurial spirit will power it as an even stronger engine for the 21st-century economy.

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