Is it really Fall?

Once again a post that starts with “where has the time gone”.  I don’t know how time flies so fast, but it’s already Fall!  Welcome to pumpkin spice everything (it really should be a national holiday). It was a busy summer in the Sparks lab as we embarked on our 3rd field season. Things seemed […]

The Sparks Lab Turned 2!

Wow – where has the time gone??? June 1st marked UD’s graduation and the 2nd birthday of the Sparks lab.  This past year has flown by.  After a year without any teaching responsibilities, Dr. Sparks spent her second year in course development land!  Last Fall it was a split undergraduate/graduate course on Plant Development and […]

The Sparks Lab Turned 1 & Other News

As we close out the end of a busy summer, the Sparks lab is gearing up for a great school year.  In June we celebrated the first birthday of the Sparks lab and had a great gathering of friends and collaborators. We are all excited to see what this second year brings. First lab news […]

Movers and Shakers

The first spring in Delaware for the Sparks Lab has been lovely!  As the semester comes to an end, we thought to share some of the great things happening to our group and what’s on the horizon… First, congratulations go out to PhD student Lindsay Erndwein for her acceptance and scholarship to attend the Cold […]

Sussex County STEM Outreach

On Saturday April 14th, Dr. Sparks was honored to participate in the inaugural Sussex County Delaware STEM “Engineering Your Tomorrow” event for 6th-8th grade girls. This amazing event featured interactive activities – Dr. Sparks and Dr. Megan Killian coordinated a robotic hand activity where girls learned about biomechanics and motion – drone and robot demonstrations, a […]