Research Stories

Goose camp
Chris Williams leads a UD research team that is studying the Atlantic brant goose in Canada's Hudson Bay region.
Franklin laureate honored
University of Delaware alumnus Brian Atwater, recipient of the Franklin Institute's 2016 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science, was honored during a symposium on the Newark campus.
Plastic in the ocean
UD oceanographer Tobias Kukulka reports evidence that the amount of plastic in the marine environment may be greater than previously thought.
Combating cancer
University of Delaware engineers John Slater and Emily Day have received funding from the American Cancer Society to conduct research on metastatic breast cancer.
Finding sleep's sweet spot
A new study by UD's Freda Patterson and collaborators at the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and the University of Arizona College of Medicine has found that the early-to-bed, early-to-rise approach aligns much better with cardiovascular health.
Tracking pollution
On the sixth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the University of Delaware's Helga Huntley is among 40 scientists studying the problem of how oil and other pollutants move in the ocean.
Biomedical engineering honors
Three members of Dawn Elliott's research group in the Department of Biomedical Engineering recently won awards.
'Tiny' teamwork
A group of researchers in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware has developed a mathematical tool to account for the uncertainty inherent in how robots interact with each other and their environment.
TuFF material
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials a $14.9 million three-year cooperative agreement for the Tailorable Feedstock and Forming (TFF) Program.
Membrane proteins
More than 100 scientists and engineers from academia, industry and government turned out for the eighth membrane protein symposium held April 18 at UD.
fMRI now on duty
Research capacity at the University of Delaware took another long stride forward Friday with the opening of the Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging, the second major facility added in as many months.
Brain imaging center
Three researchers joining UD's Department of Psychological and Brain Studies will be using the new Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging's functional MRI instrument
Student research forums
University of Delaware students are investigating an impressive array of research questions and almost 300 of them at the graduate and undergraduate levels will share details of their work in a pair of events next week.
Prison's extended punch
A study by a University of Delaware researcher shows that incarceration of adult family members can lead to lasting neurological health decline for young female relatives.
'Clouds and Zombies'
A study by UD marketing professor Michal Herzenstein looks at the best ways to use analogies in marketing.
Droning on
A University of Delaware research team led by Guoquan Huang of the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been awarded an NSF grant to design resource-aware, attack-resilient navigation for micro aerial vehicles.
CBER Day
Close to 100 middle and high school students visited the Health Sciences Complex at the University of Delaware on National Biomechanics Day, April 7, joining their peers across the country in a nationwide "Biomechanics Open House."
The I's in team
Research by the University of Delaware's Kyle Emich shows that general managers in sports and employers in business might be better served by looking at teams as a network of parts that influence each other.
Plant communications
University of Delaware researchers have identified two novel molecular players necessary to regulate plasmodesmata, shining light on what is considered one of the mysteries of plant biology and a fundamental structure essential for plant survival and body formation.
NASA-funded research
The Delaware Space Grant Consortium held its annual research symposium at Wesley College in Dover to highlight research work that is being done by Delaware students with funding support from NASA.
National Lab Day in Delaware
The University of Delaware will host U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz and representatives from the Department of Energy's national laboratories at National Lab Day in Delaware, May 13, at UD's Clayton Hall Conference Center.
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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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