Research Stories

Water mixing zone
UD doctoral candidate James Heiss is studying how tides and waves affect how groundwater flows in coastal aquifers, and whether the biogeochemical reactions that occur when groundwater and saltwater meet can improve water quality.
All about the microbes
More than 100 students, postdoctoral researchers and faculty members gathered for the University of Delaware's third Microbial Systems Symposium.
EPSCoR Summer Scholars
Applications for the 2016 EPSCoR Summer Scholars undergraduate research internship program are due on March 3.
Proposal deadline
A call for papers has been extended for the sixth Regional Undergraduate Student Research Conference to be held March 18 at the University of Delaware, and the deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, Feb. 12.
Farmers bid for conservation dollars
In 2014, 400 farmers had the chance to set their own prices for conservation work through the University of Delaware's Agricultural Values, Innovation, and Stewardship Enhancement project.
Shop right
A study by researchers in the Delaware Center for Transportation provides insight into the impacts of home shopping on vehicle operations and greenhouse gas emissions.
Agri-environmental problems
CBEAR is awarding more than $300,000 to 12 behavioral science projects that will examine the performance of various public policy approaches to agricultural-environmental problems.
Safeguarding sturgeon
New clues are proving valuable to University of Delaware researchers as they develop an online map to help Mid-Atlantic fishermen avoid catching Atlantic sturgeon.
INBRE proposals
Delaware INBRE is once again seeking proposals for its Developmental Research Project program, and this year, promising investigators have even more opportunities for collaboration with the goal of becoming established, independent researchers.
Google Scholar workshop
The University of Delaware Library will present the workshop "Advanced Research Techniques Using Google Scholar" on Feb. 22.
Stretching the limits
University of Delaware research demonstrates that carbon-nanotube-based supercapacitors retain their mechanical properties over repeated stretch-release cycles.
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Physicist reacts to discovery of gravitational waves

WDDE, Feb. 11, 2016

Qaisar Shafi, Bartol Research Institute Professor of Physics at the University of Delaware, discusses Einstein and the discovery of gravitational waves.

The risks (and unexpected benefits) of sending health students abroad

NPG Goats and Soda, Feb. 11, 2016

Melissa Melby, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Delaware, discusses guidelines for students undertaking short-term experiences in global health programs.

Fishing forecast maps could help Atlantic sturgeon, other marine life

WDDE-FM, Feb. 9, 2016

Matthew Breece, research assistant in the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, is aiming to launch a pilot version of the product for fishermen to use by next year.

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