Research Stories

Imaging capability
A new UD facility will house research-quality imaging instruments, including the state's first functional MRI.
Contemporary Issues in Undergrad Learning
Students from Delaware State University, the University of Delaware, The Lincoln University and Arcadia University gathered recently for the fifth Regional Undergraduate Student Research Conference.
Innovation barometer
Delaware ranks second nationally in the rate of research publication production in a new report by the Council of State Governments and Elsevier, measuring research output as a barometer for innovation.
Geological research
The second Delaware Geologic Research Symposium at the University of Delaware brought together partners on geological and resource management research.
'Exceptional' plants
A University of Delaware graduate student is creating a resource that catalogs all of those plants found in the United States and Canada that cannot be seed banked for future needs.
Money, news, politics
UD researchers who examined political advertising and news coverage in Philadelphia in 2014 hope to expand to other cities.
Research grants
Two graduate students, Meghan Ramick and John Guers, have won $5,000 research grants from the American College of Sports Medicine Foundation to support their doctoral studies.
HIV study
HIV studies by a University of Delaware research team promote upgrades in treatment policy but challenges remain for prevention and treatment after inmates return to the community.
Learning through play
The Child's Play, Learning and Development Lab at the University of Delaware is working to answer questions about how children acquire language, learn through play and develop spatial skills, and invites members of the community to participate.
Quail influx
After virtually disappearing from New Jersey, northern bobwhite quail were reintroduced into that state's Pine Barrens as the result of a three-year collaboration that includes UD's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Editorial appointment
Cathleen Geiger of UD's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, a specialist in sea ice geophysics, has been named sea ice science editor of the international Journal of Glaciology.
Sharp Campus visit
U.S. Sen. Chris Coons recently visited UD College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment facilities in Lewes to learn more about its work in the areas of climate change, coastal resilience and environmental technology.
May 4: Membrane protein symposium
The Delaware Membrane Protein Symposium will be held Monday, May 4, at Clayton Hall.
Research grants
Researchers are pursuing solutions in bone regeneration, Crohn's disease and targeted medication delivery through University of Delaware Research Foundation Strategic Initiative Grants.
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Earth Day turns 45

Asheville (North Carolina) Citizen-Times, April 22, 2015

UD's Adam Rome, environmental historian and author of the book "The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Revolution," is quoted in an article about the origins of Earth Day.

Top four ways to get your garden to work harder this year

Associated Press, April 21, 2015

Doug Tallamy, professor of entomology and wildlife ecology, is quoted in an article on how to make gardens work harder for the environment. "Today, gardens need to support life, sequester carbon, feed pollinators and manage water," he said.

UD engineering professor has doubts SpaceX booster rockets will succeed

Delaware Public Media, April 20, 2015

Leonard Schwartz, professor of mechanical engineering, discusses SpaceX and its plans for reusable rockets.

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