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Data science drives new maps to predict the growth of cities over next century
Jing Gao, an assistant professor of geography and spatial sciences, and collaborator Brian O’Neill, a UD alumnus and professor from the University of Denver, have created a new global simulation model to predict how urban land will change over the next 100 years under different social and economic conditions. Read more >
Highlight on undergraduate research
University of Delaware undergraduate Rachel Roday discovered several opportunities to conduct research as she earned her bachelor's degree. She spent a summer on UD's Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, DE researching sharks with two faculty members. Later, she assisted on a research cruise in the Arctic to study the impacts of light on zooplankton. Learn more about opportunities for undergraduates >
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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)
GEOGRAPHY & SPATIAL SCIENCES
Assistant professor Lindsay Naylor's recent book, Fair Trade Rebels: Coffee Production and Struggles for Autonomy in Chiapas, has won the 2020 Julian Minghi Distinguished Book Award from the Association of American Geographers Political Geography Specialty group. (April 2020)
Department Chair Del Levia was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award by the college. (September 2019)
MARINE SCIENCE & POLICY
Professor Mark Warner has been named a Fellow of the International Coral Reef Society, which. promotes the acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge to secure coral reefs for future generations. (March 2020)
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)
Catherine Medlock has won the inaugural Chris Sommerfield Award for the best poster at the 2020 Delaware Wetlands Conference. She is currently completing an MS degree in the Department of Earth Sciences.
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)
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Honoring UD's Class of 2020
UD's traditional Spring 2020 Commencement may be postponed, but social distancing won't stop us from celebrating the hard work and accomplishments of this year's graduates. Join us on May 30th for a special celebration for our graduates