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The AGcelerate Enrichment Program had a very busy and rewarding spring semester! We held many successful events that we would like to highlight and share in our recap blog.

Our weekly free tutoring sessions in chemistry, math and biology were well attended. Students are welcome to attend as many or as few that fit their schedule and tutoring is free. Tutoring sessions will be offered again in the upcoming fall semester, therefore stay tuned for more information!

Another successful event was our Applying to Vet School Session. AGcelerate co-director and professor in Animal and Food Sciences, Dr. Lesa Griffiths hosted a Zoom session offering advice on how to apply to vet school. Over 25 students attended and were able to learn valuable tips and guidance on the vet school application process.

AGcelerate partnered with MANNRS to provide a pizza lunch for students interested in joining the club. MANRRS is a national organization that promotes academic and professional advancement for minorities in agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences. The lunch was well attended and our goal was met because we were able to reinvigorate the MANRRS chapter once again. We plan to work with MANRRS again in the future and we are excited to see their accomplishments! Contact Dr. Tanya Gressley if you would like to be involved: gressley@udel.edu.

At the end of April, we hosted a Graduate School Discussion. AGcelerate co-director and disease ecologist, Dr. Vincenzo Ellis led a discussion on how to apply for graduate school. The discussion covered the importance of undergraduate research, Masters vs. PhD programs, identifying advisors, funding, and details about the application process. Our graduate student intern, Emily Kennebeck was also able to share her perspective of applying to and being in graduate school.

To celebrate the end of the semester, we sponsored an etiquette dinner at Vita Nova which included a three-course, sit-down meal. Vita Nova is the University of Delaware’s student-operated fine-dining restaurant on campus. 14 students attended and learned proper etiquette while enjoying an elegant five-course dining experience. This dinner was an extraordinary opportunity for students and we hope to continue this tradition next year!

Dr. Lesa Griffiths, AGcelerate co-director and students at the etiquette dinner hosted by Vita Nova, the student operated fine-dining restaurant above Trabant Student Center.

The final event of the semester was our AGcelerate Study Break during the final week of classes. Students were able to build their own study survival bag with free snacks and goodies to help finish out the semester. Free pizza was also provided by the CANR DEI Committee which was a big hit - 14 whole pizzas were gone in 20 minutes on the first day! Over 300 CANR students made their own study survival bag and benefited from the much-needed study break.

Students enjoying the free pizza during Study Break.

Overall, the AGcelerate Enrichment Team is thankful for an energized spring semester and hopeful for the future of the program!

CANR students taking advantage of the free snacks during the last day of class.

Hard to believe the spring semester is finally here, and it is great to see students back on campus! Before we prepare for the upcoming semester, we want to recap on past events and share important updates.

The AGcelerate Enrichment Program had a successful fall semester! Our weekly free tutoring sessions in chemistry and math were well attended. Students were able to receive academic development and support. Tutoring will be offered this spring semester again! Students are welcome to attend as many or as few that fit their schedule. The tutors will be available to help students in intro CHEM, MATH (Calculus) and Biology on Tuesdays from 5-7pm in Memorial Hall Room 126. The tutoring is free!

Another successful event was our AGcelerate Study Break during the final two days of classes. Students were able to build their own study survival bag with free snacks and goodies to help finish out the semester. Free pizza was also provided – which was a big hit! Over 200 CANR students made their own study survival bag and benefited from the much-needed study break.

Overall, the AGcelerate Enrichment Team is excited for an energized spring semester. Stay tuned for more updates and upcoming events!

We plan to bring back Study Break again this spring semester!