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Marcela Dow is a senior cognitive science major specializing in pre-professional speech-language pathology. Dow, who is from Philadelphia, also is majoring in Spanish studies. She said she expects to graduate from UD in May 2022.
One of many UD undergraduates doing research, Marcela Dow is a senior cognitive science major specializing in pre-professional speech-language pathology. Dow, who is from Philadelphia, also is majoring in Spanish studies. She said she expects to graduate from UD in May 2022.

Undergraduate research

A curated collection of stories in which UD undergraduates explain how they got involved in research projects

University of Delaware undergraduate students have been pursuing research in many fields. Though COVID-19 continues to shape some plans, students still can participate in hundreds of remarkable projects, in-person and remotely. These are some of their stories in our “Frontiers of Discovery” series.


 
Willam Hamson

Caterpillars, birds

Sophomore Willam Hamson directs his natural curiosity to researching how lawn-care practices impact caterpillars and the birds who eat them as part of the food chain.

William hamson's research


 

Melissa Lewis

Bilingual special ed

Melissa Lewis is an elementary education major with concentrations in English as a second language and special education. Lewis also is pursuing a minor in Spanish. 

Melissa Lewis's Research


 

Toni Akin-Adenekan

New medicines

Toni Akin-Adenekan is a chemical engineering major in the Honors College and grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. She wanted to learn how to find new medications to treat pain and fight disease.

Toni Akin-Adenekan's Research


 

Sarah Levine

AI and healthcare

Sarah Levine, a junior majoring in finance and management information systems, was interested in how the health care industry might use artificial intelligence (AI) for data analysis.

Sarah Levine's research


 

Charise Lewis

Streaming services

Senior Charise Lewis, a Dover native majoring in communication with minors in advertising and women and gender studies, looked at how streaming services portrayed Black women.

Charise Lewis's research


 

man walking on treadmill for shoe sensor research

Biomechanics

Hanna Armstrong is a UD Honors sophomore biomedical engineering major and she researched how to optimize shoe insole pressure sensors to help stroke patients.

Hanna Armstrong's research


 

Marcela Dow

Speech therapy 

Marcela Dow is a senior cognitive science major and she has researched methods and patterns of speech-language therapists to help better serve diverse populations.

Marcela dow's research


 

Nicholas Gonnella

Archeology

Senior anthropology major Nicholas Gonnella found arrowheads, spear points, some ceramics and a beautiful piece of copper during an archeological dig near Clementon, New Jersey.

NICHOLAS GONNELLA'S RESEARCH


Angelina Craig

Voter suppression

Senior political science major and McNair Scholar Angelina Craig researched how recent changes in state-level legislation compared with historic efforts to suppress the votes of Black citizens.

Angelina Craig's research


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Future researchers

UD's Undergraduate Research Program (URP) offers students ample opportunties to explore their research interests. Students can schedule consultations with staff members to get started.

Undergraduate Research OFFICE


 

 

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