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aculty and representatives from UD’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment and the Korea Institute of Marine Science and Technology Promotion attended a signing ceremony for a new memorandum of understanding. CEOE Dean Estella Atekwana is seated in the center of the first row.

Arctic Undergrad

Undergraduate student joined trip with faculty to research polar night biological impact on species

UD Associate Professor Jonathan Cohen has been travelling to the Arctic to conduct research on the biology of species during the polar night since 2012. While he has had master’s level and doctoral level students accompany him before, he never had a UD undergraduate on board with him—until now. Read more >


Professor Kyle Davis examines rice plants

Research in Antarctica

Conducting research in Palmer Deep Canyon.

Professor Kyle Davis examines rice plants

Ocean geology

Lab group collect rocks and place seismometers on ocean floor. Read more > 

Professor Kyle Davis examines rice plants

Long-lost aircraft

Project Recover locates three World War II aircraft missing for 76 years. Read more > 


3D-printed corals: a structural starter kit for recovering reefs

New University of Delaware research shows that 3D-printed coral can provide a “structural starter kit” for recovering reefs without negatively effecting vulnerable fish and coral species. Learn more >

Image of large wind turbine located off the coast


Crab pot clean up

UD, Delaware Sea Grant and DNREC lead clean-up of the Delaware Inland Bays

Arctic undergrad

UD student joined trip with faculty to research polar night biological impact on species

UD research in Antarctica

UD’s Matt Oliver and Katherine Hudson conduct research in Antarctica’s Palmer Deep Canyon

Horn Entrepreneurship's Spring 2020 Pitch Competition

Watch or pitch an idea in a fun and friendly environment.

Crops for cows

New study shows water scarcity driven by beef production in the Western United States

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Associate Professor Clara Chan earned the 2019 Post-Tenure Award from the Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division of the Geological Society of America (GSA). (September 2019)



Department Chair Del Levia was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award by the college. (September 2019)



Associate Professor Jen Biddle was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award by the college. (September 2019)

Assistant Professor Carlos Moffat was awarded the Junior Faculty Award for Scholarly Excellence by the college. (September 2019)

Data Science Masters student Abdul Qadir has received the Ta Liang Memorial Award given by American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). The award is given to facilitate in the research related work by outstanding graduate student members. The award consist of a grant and a certificate which will be confered during the ASPRS 2020 Annual Conference in Washington DC.  

Delaware Sea Grant Community Development Specialist Ed Lewandowski received the inaugural Community Engagement Award from the college. (September 2019)

The college's Outstanding Staff Awards for 2019 went to Kaci Middlemas (Geography and Spatial Sciences) and Sharon Wiegner (Marine Science and Policy). (September 2019)



Close-up image of a graduation cap with tassel

Alumni Weekend 2020

UD Alumni Weekend, now in its 12th year, attracts over 6,000 alumni annually to campus. Join us for this year's celebration on June 5-7! Read more >