Research Stories

Oct. 14: SOE colloquium
Guest speaker Young-Suk Kim of Florida State University will speak on "Digging Deeper into Developmental Models of Writing" at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14.
Patched atoms
Dion Vlachos has published a paper in Nature Communications showing that a patched architecture may yield more effective catalysts than a traditional core-shell structure.
Recognizing champions
UD Acting President Nancy M. Targett joined university leaders and representatives from scientific societies, research organizations and higher-education associations on Oct. 7 to applaud members of Congress who are Science Coalition Champions of Science.
Research symposium
Twenty-eight UD students competed at a recent Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, with nine receiving first-place awards and six receiving second-place awards.
CHS lecture series
The College of Health Sciences 2015-16 Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series begins Oct. 8 with a discussion of the effects of aging on neuromuscular adaptions.
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.
Video games and body image
A University of Delaware researcher has surveyed video game players about their views of characters with unrealistic bodies.
Water symposium
University of Delaware students and faculty, as well as professionals from industry, government and non-profit organizations, gathered in the Townsend Hall Commons on Friday, Sept. 25, as part of the second annual Water Science and Policy Symposium.
From genes to drugs
Cathy Wu has received major funding from the National Institutes of Health to continue her bioinformatics research.
Biochar to the rescue
A team of researchers at the University of Delaware has received funding from two agencies to investigate the use of biochar for management of stormwater runoff and pollutants.
Nov. 16: IGERT information
An information session on the NSF IGERT doctoral program in Systems Biology of Cells in Engineered Environments will be held at 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, in the Harker Lab.
Insect diversity
A UD study shows that non-native plants are compounding the problem of declining species diversity by supporting fewer herbivores across landscapes.
Offshore wind power
Professors from the University of Delaware report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science that the U.S. has fallen behind on offshore wind power.
Munitions mysteries
Jack Puleo has received a $1 million grant from the Department of Defense to quantify the small-scale processes on the beach face responsible for munition mobility.
The Facebook effect
New research at UD finds that political candidates benefit from positive comments about them on social media.
Fall research computing training
University of Delaware IT-Research Computing is offering training throughout October on UNIX, Python, Shell and more.
ME seminars
The University of Delaware Department of Mechanical Engineering has announced its 2015 fall seminar series.
CEE sets seminars
The University of Delaware Department of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has announced its 2015 Fall Seminar Series.
CBE presentations
The University of Delaware Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has announced its 2015 fall seminar series.
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UD coastal scientist receives $1 million federal grant to study undetonated explosives on beaches

WDDE-FM, Sept. 28, 2015

Jack Puleo, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Delaware, has received a grant from the Department of Defense to study undetonated munitions on beaches.

Changing American families

News Journal, Sept. 26, 2015

Bahira Sherif Trask, professor and chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Delaware, discusses families and the rapid transformations that have been seen in recent years.

Here's the reason you're such a klutz

Her Magazine, Sept. 21, 2015

Charles (Buz) Swanik, associate professor of the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware, is quoted in an article discussing a study he is leading about why some people are more accident-prone than others.


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