Research Stories

Predicting pollution
Scientists in UD's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment collaborated with global partners to use ocean drifters to predict pollutant movement on a small-scale basis in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Summer scholars
Summer student research and service efforts spanning a wide variety of interests took center stage at the fifth annual University of Delaware Undergraduate Research and Service Celebratory Symposium.
Hybrid seed
Researchers have been awarded a four-year, $6.5 million National Science Foundation grant to analyze developmental events in maize anthers and tassels, and the result could have long-term implications for the hybrid seed industry.
Farber computing cluster
Building on the success of the first high-performance computing cluster, UD has announced a second cluster, this one named to honor faculty member and Internet innovator David Farber.
A new consortium will study long-term industrial research challenges in an effort to advance U.S. manufacturing of composite materials.
Molly deaths
A University of Delaware sociology professor finds that the federal anti-drug RAVE Act may do more harm than good.
The science of friction
UD's David Burris has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve understanding of friction and inform materials design for friction control applications.
Detecting accounting fraud
The University of Delaware's Nerissa Brown has conducted research to develop a textual algorithm that successfully spots purposeful accounting misstatements.
Global solutions
Researcher Karla Toledo is working with UD's Rodrigo Vargas to review carbon cycle science and policy in Mexico through a U.S. Department of Agriculture Borlaug Fellowship.
UDRF awards 11 new projects
Eleven new projects have been funded by the University of Delaware Research Foundation, which sponsors an annual funding competition for early career faculty in the sciences and engineering at UD.
Flexible photonics
A team of researchers at the University of Delaware has developed a way to fabricate high-performance flexible optical devices by combining chalcogenide glass and polymers.
The big catch
A team of researchers led by Art Trembanis in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of Delaware has received funding to quantify incidental mortality in the harvesting of sea scallops.
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Play to learn

Metro Kids, May 1, 2014

Roberta Golinkoff, Unidel H Rodney Sharp Professor in the School of Education, discussed the importance of play in learning.

UD president: Unionizing could end sports programs

NPR Here and Now, May 1, 2014

UD President Patrick Harker discussed the potential impacts of student-athlete unionization.

Museums struggle to protect art from public defacement

The News Journal, May 1, 2014

Janis Tomlinson, director of University Museums, briefly discussed the value of keeping security procedures private.


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