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Graduate students at the Winter Research Review
Graduate students (from left) Priyanka Ketkar, Yu-Fan Lee and Julie Hipp discuss the contents of a poster at the annual Winter Research Review. See PRESENTATIONS.

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University community reports recent honors, service

For the Record provides information about recent professional activities and achievements of University of Delaware faculty, students and alumni.

Recent presentations and honors include the following:


The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering held its annual Winter Research Review (4th Year Talks) at Clayton Hall on Jan. 31. Sixteen fourth-year graduate students presented research they have conducted in conjunction with their faculty advisers, on subjects such as catalysis, molecular modeling, hydrogels, polymers and more. Another 24 students presented research posters. Nearly 190 people attended, including graduate students, members of the chemical and biomolecular engineering faculty, postdoctoral associates and alumni who work in industry at companies such as W.L. Gore & Associates, GlaxoSmithKline.


Kathryn Scantlebury has received the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Fellow Award for her research in science education. Scantlebury is a professor of chemistry and biochemistry, director of secondary education and coordinator of secondary science education, all in the College of Arts and Sciences, and a professor of education in the College of Education and Human Development. NSTA, the 50,000-member specialized professional association for science education, says the award "recognizes NSTA members who have made extraordinary contributions to science education through personal commitment to education, specifically science teaching or science; educational endeavors and original work that position recipients as exemplary leaders in their field; and significant contributions to the profession that reflect dedication to NSTA as well the entire educational community."

Jessica Grabowski, a first-year chemistry major, is highlighted in the Jan.29 issue of Chemical and Engineering News as an Alfred and Isabel Bader Scholar in the American Chemical Society’s Project SEED research program. Grabowski conducted research titled “Cation Effect of Benzyl-trimethylammonium and Tetramethylammonium on Pt and NiMo/C electrodes in an Alkaline Environment.”

Alumni Honors

Marilyn Francis Krigger, who earned her Ph.D. in history at the University of Delaware in 1983, is the author of Race Relations in the U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas -- A Centennial Retrospective. The book, published in 2017 by Carolina Academic Press, commemorates the 100th year since the United States acquired the Virgin Islands in 1917 from Denmark. Taking leave from the faculty of the University of the Virgin Islands to study at the University of Delaware, Krigger’s doctoral dissertation was on race relations in St. Thomas to 1975. A graduate of Spelman College, she received her master’s degree in history from Columbia University. Race and ethnic relations have been her longtime major research and writing interests.

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