Updated schedules at the Office of Academic Enrichment

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OAE Updates:

  • Winter Drop-in Tutoring will be available starting 1/3/22
    • OAE website will be updated the week of 12/20.
    • Monday
      • 3pm – 6pm virtual only
    • Tuesday:
      • 12pm – 3pm Tutoring Center, in person & virtual
      • 3pm – 6pm virtual only
    • Wednesday:
      • 12-3pm Tutoring Center, in person & virtual
      • 3pm – 6pm virtual only
    • Thursday:
      • 12-3pm Tutoring Center, in person & virtual
      • 3pm – 6pm virtual only
    • Friday:
      • 11am – 2pm – 6pm virtual only
  • Academic Coaching
    • Drop-In Hours will be offered; OAE website schedule to be updated the week of 12/20.
    • Appointments may be scheduled through Blue Hen Success.

Milton Garden Club High School Scholarship

The Milton Garden Club is now accepting applications for the Milton Garden Club High School Scholarship. The number of scholarships awarded is based on the number of qualified applicants.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Applicants must be graduating high school seniors pursuing post-secondary education and legal residents of Sussex County, Delaware.

CRITERIA:

  • Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the study of landscape or ornamental horticulture; plant science including sustainable landscapes, production horticulture, plant pathology, plant biology and genetics, soils and environmental quality; landscape design and architecture; agribusiness marketing and management or another similar related field.
  • Applicants will be judged on the following criteria:
    • 1. Financial need
    • 2. Scholastic Achievement
    • 3. Community service, leadership and activities in and out of school
    • 4. Application appearance, organization and completeness

The application deadline is APRIL 1, 2022.

Download the application package here.

International Plant Propagators’ Society Undergraduate Research

The International Plant Propagators’ Society-Eastern Region Foundation (IPPS-ERF) is currently accepting research grants to support undergraduate research in the areas of nursery production and/or plant propagation. Grants are for $2,000 to support research and student wages and the Foundation does not provide funds for overhead. In addition, there is an expectation that students will present their research at an annual IPPS-Eastern Region Conference in the form of a poster, provide a one-page manuscript for the IPPS-ER Proceedings, and make a short video acknowledging the grant. Additional travel grants and reduced Conference fees will be available to help support the presenting student at the Conference. The deadline for submitting the proposal is February 1, 2022. Proposal application forms can be completed and submitted online here.  Successful applicants will be notified by March 1.

What is IPPS?IPPS stands for The International Plant Propagator’s Society, an international association of plant production professionals, academics and students. IPPS provides a forum for sharing plant production knowledge to enhance the professionalism, knowledge and skills of its members. The IPPS Eastern Region Foundation was created in 2004 to support research and education in ornamental horticulture. IPPS Eastern Region has a long history of providing research support for projects important to the greenhouse and nursery industry.Please direct questions about the IPPS-ERF Research Grant program to Bob Geneve: rgeneve@uky.eduSHARE with your friends in Horticulture!Click IPPS-ER Foundation for more information.

Scholarships Available: Delaware Equine Council Foundation

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

The Delaware Equine Council Foundation (DECF) will award a $1500 scholarship to one or more individuals who meet the required criteria. Must be a U.S. citizen, or a legal resident alien, and a Delaware resident or DEC member (may join during the application process). Must be enrolled and in good standing at an agricultural or equine course of study or related field, or a veterinary or vet tech program in the United States and have completed, or are about to complete, one full semester.

Link to the scholarship application form:  https://delawareequinecouncil.org/scholarships.php#apply

The deadline for accepting applications for scholarships awarded by the Delaware Equine Council Foundation (DECF) is January 31, 2022.

Former Envirothon participants wanted

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is a sponsor of the 2022 Envirothon competition, which encourages students to think critically and creatively about the natural world and their place in it. Envirothon is looking for University of Delaware students who competed as high school students to share a little bit about their experience for the competition’s website.

Please contact Dante LaPenta (dlapenta@udel.edu) of the CANR communications and marketing team.

2022 Lerner Business Analytics Case Competition Sponsored by Google

Announcing the
2022 Lerner Business Analytics Case Competition Sponsored by Google

Looking for something to keep you busy during Winter 2022? Look no further! Here is an awesome opportunity to apply your analytics skills (and build your resume) while on UD’s extended winter session (Spring term 2022 resumes on Monday February 7th).

This is your official invitation to the 2022 Lerner Business Analytics Case Competition

First, some Basics:

What is a Case Competition? Teams of students (undergraduate and graduate) all receive the same business case focusing on the same company. Teams prepare a 20-minute presentation proposing solutions to the question posed in the case. There are two rounds: the Initial submission is judged by Lerner faculty, the Final round is judged by Google company officials.

Your Team – 3-4 students (undergraduate and/or graduate) of which at least one (1) member must be from the Lerner College of Business. As with all teams, diversity in skills, backgrounds, and talents will take you far. Signups of team members and team names will take place at the Kickoff Event.

More about the Case Competition:

The Reveal of the case – Friday, January 14th 2022 at 6pm at the Kickoff Event: the case will be revealed, the rules provided, teams formed and registered, and a lot more information shared. You do not need to sign up/register to attend the Kickoff Event – just show up! The Reveal will be a Live Zoom Event: join us at 6pm https://udel.zoom.us/j/91853470675?pwd=QWQzcmdic1lBOFhWeWd0cnR0OG05dz09

  • The case is sponsored by Google – you will address a challenge that Google is facing. Google is looking for recommendations/actionable items that they can implement within the next 6 months/one year. You will be asked to look at the issues that are presented in the case, then you dive into the data (massage/clean/analyze) and you present your recommendations (using visualization and storytelling).

Q&A and Presentation Tips – Friday, January 21st, 2022 at 6pm – by now, you have been working on the case for one week. Come to the Q&A with questions. A brief presentation providing presentation tips and how to ace your video submission will follow the Q&A.

The Competition – All teams will submit a video of their presentation no later than 12 noon on Friday January 28th, 2022. These videos will be reviewed and judged by Lerner faculty members. No late submissions can be accepted.

The Finalists – at 5pm on Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 the top three teams who will go on to the Final Round will be announced via email.

Based on the feedback provided by our faculty judges, the top teams are encouraged to revise their presentations.

Final Round of the Case Competition will be 15 minute live, virtual (in Zoom) presentations on Friday February 4th, 2022 starting at 6pm. Teams will present to Google representatives.

Winners Announced – At 7:30pm on Friday February 4th, 2022, during a live Zoom Award Ceremony, the winners of the Lerner Business Analytics Case Competition will be announced! Everyone is invited to attend! Prizes supplied by Google.

And finally, the What-Ifs…

…I don’t know anybody else interested in participating? No problem! We’ll match you up with others looking for teammates at the Reveal on January 14th. The right teammates are key!

…I just started classes and don’t know anything? No problem! We’ll match you up with others looking for teammates at the Reveal on January 14th. We also have an optional event planned on Friday, January 21 at 6pm to give you industry insight and additional information to support your work.

…I’ve never given a business school presentation or I am not very good at presenting. No problem! The more presentations you do, the better you become at them! After this one, all the others will seem easier! Our first-round judges are Lerner faculty members and are very positive. They see this as the learning experience it is.

…I’m busy with classes. No problem! You’ve heard the saying, if you want to get something done, ask a busy person…that’s you! Busy and getting it done.

…I’m busy with work. No problem! With some thoughtful planning, good execution, and good teammates, you can make this work.

…I won’t know anything about the company/industry we’re studying. No problem! We’re providing background events and readings to bring you up to speed.

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In all seriousness, case competitions are a great investment of your time and energy…the opportunity to use what you have learned in the classroom is second to none. The experience also provides more context for your future classes.

Start lining up your teammates or email Prof. Everard aeverard@udel.edu to let her know that you are a single-looking-for-a-team.