Research Stories

Boer Medal nominations
UD is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Karl W. Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit, named in honor of UD's distinguished professor emeritus of physics and solar energy.
Protecting sharks, sturgeon
The College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment's Matt Oliver is helping develop a fisheries forecast to help protect sharks and sturgeon.
Alum is innovator
A team of researchers at Michigan State University, which is led by University of Delaware alumnus Richard R. Lunt, has developed a new type of solar concentrator.
Plant-based materials
UD's Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation has announced a research program with the Plant PET Technology Collaborative to explore methods of producing renewable beverage bottles, packaging, automotive components and fabric from biomass.
Centennial series
The University of Delaware Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has announced its 2014 Centennial Seminar Series.
Pavilion Lake Project
A multi-disciplinary project funded by NASA and the Canadian Space Agency is aimed at studying exploration while examining unusual life forms.
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.
Composites
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.
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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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