Academic Resources for the Spring Semester

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At the midpoint of the spring semester we want to remind you that the Office of Academic Enrichment has a number of resources available to help those who are struggling, as well as to those who are successful and looking for ways to sharpen their skills.

TUTORING

  • Individual Tutoring. The TutorFind Directory is online! Undergraduate tutors are available for $12/hr; graduate tutors are $15/hr.
  • Drop-In Tutoring. Two hours a day, five days a week, drop-in tutoring is available in math, chemistry and physics.
  • Group Tutoring. Free group tutoring in a number of courses is offered each semester. Groups are formed in response to student requests.

TIME MANAGEMENT & STUDY SKILLS ASSISTANCE

  • Online workshops: Your Roadmap to Success (http://www.udel.edu/AEC-workshop/). These workshops are designed to help students identify skill areas they need to improve in, to practice new techniques, and to evaluate their progress.
  • Academic Intake appointments. Any student can meet with one of the OAE staff members to assess his/her current study strategies and develop a plan for strengthening those strategies. In particular, students in academic difficulty can benefit from this one-on-one academic counseling.

The OAE Newsletter provides a quick overview of offerings, and for more details on OAE programs, visit our website.

National Grocers Association Scholarship

The National Grocers Association is excited to present the Research and Education Foundation’s 2017 Scholarship Program! This scholarship program is designed for strong students with at least a 2.5 GPA who have identified a passion for the independent grocery industry. Candidates may apply on the website here: http://www.nationalgrocers.org/docs/default-source/0—default-library/2017-foundation-scholarship-application.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Disney Professional Internships- Horticulture Intern

Disney Professional Internships is currently looking for a Horticulture Intern to support the Golden Oak garden from June 2017 through January 2018.

A little about Golden Oak: The goal of Golden Oak’s vegetable garden development project is to bring only the freshest ingredients into the restaurant all while educating the guest in the agricultural process.  We utilize the talents of the Horticulture team at The Land at Epcot to follow their growing principles that have found great success over the past years at Walt Disney World.

Candidates must be enrolled in school, or have graduated within the past six months to be eligible. For more information and to apply for this internship, click on the following link: Golden Oak Horticultural Internship – Fall 2017

 

The Jockey Club Now Providing $21,000 in Academic Scholarships

The Jockey Club has announced that it will be awarding $21,000 in college scholarships for the academic year that begins in the fall of 2017.

A new scholarship, known as The Jockey Club Scholarship, will provide $15,000 ($7,500 per semester) to a student who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher at any university and has demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred racing industry.

That scholarship complements The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship, which was created in 2007 and is awarded annually to a student or students at the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program (RTIP). The annual $6,000 ($3,000 per semester) Jack Goodman Scholarship is based on academic achievement, a proposed career path in the Thoroughbred racing industry, and previous industry involvement.

Goodman, a resident of Tucson, is a longtime member of The Jockey Club and is one of three founders of the RTIP. To date, there have been 17 recipients of The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship and 15 of them are working in the equine industry.

“The Jockey Club, in a variety of ways, is always trying to encourage the participation of young people in our sport and not just as fans,” said James L. Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club. “With these scholarships, we are aiming to attract students who have demonstrated a passion for Thoroughbred racing and may want to make it their livelihood.”

For The Jockey Club Scholarship, the following criteria will be considered: career aspirations, activities involving the equine or Thoroughbred industry, and high academic achievement.

Applications and other pertinent information about both scholarships are available at jockeyclub.com under Advocacy/Promotion, Education. Applications for each scholarship must be completed by Sunday, April 30, 2017, and the recipients will be announced this summer.

The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club, directly or through subsidiaries, provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives, and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms. It is the sole funding source for America’s Best Racing, the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing. You can follow America’s Best Racing at americasbestracing.net. Additional information is available at jockeyclub.com.

Summer Internship with University of Delaware Cooperative Extension

Summer Internship Opportunity with University of Delaware Extension Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program

Job Responsibilities
Assist the Extension IPM Agent with planning and implementing Extension demonstrations and applied research projects. More specifically, responsibilities include:
• Assisting the IPM Agent and Extension Weed Specialist with projects demonstrating the role cover crops play in reducing slug injury on soybeans and the additional weed control benefits cover crops provide.
• Assisting the IPM Agent and Extension Plant Pathologist with demonstrating the role variety selection and foliar fungicides can have on reducing Fusarium Head Blight in wheat.
• Survey soybean fields throughout the state to monitor Kudzu bug expansion and to monitor insect pest populations so that growers can be alerted of potential pest outbreaks.
• Participate in a survey to document the incidence and severity of Soybean Vein Necrosis Virus (SVNV), a new disease of soybeans recently discovered in Delaware.
• Create educational materials such as Youtube videos, photo libraries, Extension Fact Sheets.
• Share demonstration and research results at grower meetings and field days.
• Assist the IPM Agent with conducting applied research on the management of various insect pests on vegetable and field crops.

Please contact Bill Cissel, Extension IPM Agent for more information: bcissel@udel.edu

Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers (MACCA)Scholarship Program

Scholarships

The Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers (MACCA) have established a scholarship program, which will award two deserving students with scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each ($1,250 for each semester) enrolled in an agronomy related program at an accredited junior college, college or university.

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial support to students interested in pursuing a career in plant and soil sciences.  Given the declining number of students enrolled in agronomy related programs in our region, the Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers believe it is important to encourage students to consider careers in agronomy by supporting their education needs through the use of scholarships.

Eligibility
Applicants must be a resident of or attending school in the Mid-Atlantic region (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, or West Virginia).

Applicants must be enrolled or accepted to a 2-year or 4-year institution working toward a degree in agronomy or related field.

Selection
The Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers Scholarship Committee will select the scholarship recipients.  The selection will be based on the student’s agricultural background, relevant field involvement, financial need, grade point average, agronomic related studies, career goals, and extra curricular activities.

The awards will be presented during lunch at the Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School, Wednesday November 15, 2017 at the Princess Royale in Ocean City, MD. Winners are expected to attend.

Application Process
Interested students should return a completed application. Online applications can be found here. The Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers Scholarship Committee may request additional information prior to the selection. Applications must be received by June 15th.  Please mail to the address below, or email to Danielle.mdag@gmail.com

MACCA Scholarship Committee
209 Jarman Branch Drive
Centreville, MD 21617