UD Resources from Office of Academic Enrichment

The Office of Academic Enrichment provides a number of resources for you as a student.

TUTORING

  • Individual Tutoring.  Students now can go online to check the TutorFind directory of available tutors for one-on-one work.
  • 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.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

  • Workshops at the OAE.    workshop schedule
  • 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.
  • Study Skills course (UNIV113).   This one-credit pass/fail course includes comprehensive coverage of strategies for successful studying, which are then put to use in a concurrent “target class” of the student’s choice.  While the course is aimed at freshmen and sophomores, exceptions can be made for other students when needed.  Other one-credit pass/fail SkilMod courses:  Critical Thinking (UNIV114), Problem-Solving (UNIV115).
  • Academic Intake appointments.  Any student can meet with one of our 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 our offerings.  For more details on OAE programs, visit our website.

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National Black Farmers Association Scholarship

The FCA Foundation today announced a $100,000 grant to support scholarships for current and future African American farmers. The National Black Farmers Association Scholarship Program will provide scholarships up to $5,000 to fund agriculture-related study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.

“We should accept nothing less than a world in which everyone has access to a safe, healthy, and sufficient food supply,” said Jody Trapasso,  Senior Vice President – External Affairs, FCA North America and President of the FCA Foundation. “Our hope is that these scholarships provide farmers with the inspiration and knowledge to help this vision become a reality.”

“The National Black Farmers Association Scholarship program is a huge step in the right direction for the survival of America’s Black Farmers,” said John Boyd, Jr., President of the National Black Farmers Association. “Educating black farmers provides an opportunity to increase and advance agricultural technology which will be passed on as a vital part of our rich farming legacy to future generations. Scholarships to black farm families for agricultural programs of study will increase the number of young black farmers.”

Scholarship Applicants
One hundred applications will be accepted. The application site will close when 100 applications have been received or on June 15, 2015, whichever occurs first.
Application Site: https://www.scholarsapply.org/blackfarmersassociation/login.php

About the National Black Farmers Association
The National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) is a non-profit organization representing African American farmers and their families in the United States. As an association, it serves tens of thousands of members nationwide. NBFA’s education and advocacy efforts have been focused on civil rights, land retention, access to public and private loans, education and agricultural training, and rural economic development for black and other small farmers.

About the FCA Foundation
Since 1953, the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of FCA US LLC, has invested more $500 million in charitable organizations and initiatives that help empower people, and build strong, viable communities. The FCA Foundation invests in programs that generate meaningful and measurable societal impacts in the following areas:

  • Education – programs that inspire young minds, particularly in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM);
  • Military – programs that support financial and basic needs of military service members, veterans and their families;
  • Multicultural/Diversity – programs that promote inclusion and opportunity for diverse populations; and
  • Youth Development – programs that help young people develop the skills and leadership qualities to succeed in school, at work, and in life.
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Delaware Wild Lands Summer Internship

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Archer Farms Employment Opportunity

Archer Farms has an employment opportunity at their livestock farming operation in Darlington, Maryland.  Recent graduates or near graduating students interested in full time employment are encouraged to apply.  Archer Farms is a grass based livestock operation (beef, sheep, swine) that direct markets their livestock.  Job duties would include regular livestock management tasks plus sales and marketing duties.  Extensive livestock experience is not required; will train.  For more information contact Steve Archer (410) 457-5578 or stevearcher81@gmail.com

 

 

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Career Opportunity

We are seeking a positive, proactive, self-motivated, hardworking, confident individual that has a passion for farming and wants to build a career in farming.
Duties include but are not limited to:  Operating large farm equipment, driving semi-trucks, maintaining equipment, running and maintaining irrigation equipment, welding/mechanical work.

Must have a valid driver’s license, prior farm knowledge, and CDL a plus.
Contact us via email bonkbuilt@aol.com
Brandon and Ashley Bonk

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Kenny Brothers Produce- Summer Intern Position

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Annual AGcelerate Community Service Event

Open to all students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources:

Annual AGcelerate Community Service Event

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Friday, May 1

3:15-5PM

Meet in Townsend Hall Commons

Community Service activity

We will be removing invasive plant species from local woodlands.  Come enjoy the outdoors and time together! Water, snacks, gloves, tools, and rain poncho (just in case!) will be provided.

Please wear sturdy footwear (boots, closed toe shoes, etc.).  Long sleeves/pants are also highly recommended.

Van transport will be provided to and from the work site, though also within walking distance.

Please RSVP to agcelerate@udel.edu

by Thursday, April 30th.

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Your input is needed: AGcelerate Enrichment Program

Open to all students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources:

This Friday, May 1st, an alumnus of our college Dr. Robert (Bob) Cohen has asked to meet with students in order to brainstorm about how college alumni can help support current students academically, financially, and in their career planning.  Dr. Cohen is a small animal veterinarian who has owned multiple veterinary practices in New York and New Jersey.  He is also an entrepreneur, one of the founding members of CardioPet, a company (now merged with Idexx Laboratories) that provides wireless ECG monitors and remote screening/diagnosis of ECG abnormalities for veterinary patients nationally. He has personally supported the business development and success of multiple new veterinary graduates and is very interested in using this spirit of entrepreneurship and mentorship to help current students in the college succeed.

WE NEED YOUR INPUT!!!  If you are able, please join us from 2:45-3:15 on Friday May 1st in the Townsend Hall Commons to meet informally with Dr. Cohen and to share your thoughts.  Your support will help ensure the AGcelerate Enrichment Program and other student support initiatives are in place for future students!  

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Part-Time Lab & Field Assistant: Applied Plant Pathology

Position Opening: Part Time Lab and Field Assistant: Applied Plant Pathology

Miscellaneous wage: June 1-November 1; 2015 with extension pending additional support.

Wage: $10.00-18.00 per hour based on experience

The University of Delaware Extension Plant Pathology program is looking for a qualified individual to work as a field and laboratory assistant. This is a miscellaneous wage position, and the selected individual will not be able to work more than 28 hours per week on average per University regulations. The position will be split between lab and field sites in Newark and Georgetown, Delaware. The candidate will assist the Extension plant pathologist in conducting applied field pathology research in agronomic and vegetable crops important to Delaware and the surrounding region. Plant pathogens involved include Fungi, nematodes, viruses, and bacteria. Experience with plant pathology, microbiological lab techniques, pesticide application, and/or field based research preferred but not required. A demonstrated ability to work independently and learn new techniques is required. Applicants must be over 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and own a vehicle as some travel is required.
Position is available immediately until filled.

Interested individuals please send 1-2 page CV and list of references to Dr. Nathan Kleczewski at nkleczew@udel.edu.

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Applied Biomedical Communication

Biomedical Communication, offered in Fall 2015, will cover methodology, technique, and ethical issues fundamental to written, oral, and visual communications in the biologic and medical sciences. Topics include: scientific method/reasoning, hypothesis development, adaptation for audience, communication format and voice, types of publications, source citation, and peer review.

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Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship

Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship – Deadline: May 15

I am passing along information about a recently announced scholarship opportunity that you may be interested in applying for: the Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship program, which is open to graduate and undergraduate college students pursuing degrees in crop-related disciplines. You may apply by submitting a 750- to 1,000-word essay on the chosen topic (more information on the essay topic can be found on the Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship web page) to compete for a portion of $20,000 in available awards to help grow your future. The application deadline is May 15, 2015.

If this sounds like a scholarship you’re interested in applying for, I encourage you to visit the Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship web page where you can find more information and apply via an online form.

If you have any questions about the scholarship, please feel free to contact Lauren Hafezi at G&S Business Communications. Lauren may be reached at lhafezi@gscommunications.com or (919) 870-5718.

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