UD Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Award Nominations

Is there a particular faculty member or graduate student who you think is an outstanding teacher or advisor/mentor?

Nominations for the UD’s Excellence-in-Teaching Award for faculty and graduate students and for the Excellence-in-Undergraduate-Advising-and-Mentoring Award are due by March 1. Nominations received after that deadline will be held for consideration next year.

See UDaily story at: https://www.udel.edu/udaily/2021/january/in-recognition-of-excellence/

These highly competitive awards honor outstanding faculty members and graduate students, and nominations from current and past students receive particular attention.

Nominations can be made by going to: http://www1.udel.edu/teachingawards/submit.html

New Zealand 2022 Study Abroad Interest Meeting

Kia Ora (hello)

There will be a New Zealand 2022 Study Abroad Interest meeting on Thursday January 21st from 7-9pm.

Join Zoom Meeting

All majors in CANR are welcome and we usually accept students from many CANR majors.  The focus of our program is sustainable food production, preservation of native habitats and resources (soil and water) on farms, and efficient, pasture-based food production.  Our program includes 7 cr hrs of coursework and many, many excursions to some of the most beautiful and productive stations (ranches/farms) on the South Island of New Zealand.  The field trips to stations are complimented with cultural and historical trips to museums, the International Antarctic Centre, a wildlife rehabilitation center, and botanical gardens.  Our home-base for the month is Lincoln University where we stay in their residence halls and use the dining hall for our meals!  I will attach the PDF file of our slide show from the first interest meeting in case you were unable to attend.

We expect applications to open around February 11th  (applications are on the UD study abroad webpage) and although we take a fairly large group (usually ~ 35 students), the program usually fills quickly,  so we suggest you apply early.

Since this is a ZOOM meeting, please feel free to include your parents/sponsors so that they can ask all their questions too!

Of course, at any time, COVID could result in program cancellation and we are quite certain that NZ will require us all to have proof of COVID vaccination to enter the country.  But we are preparing as we usually do – with the assumption that we will be able to take you all to one of the most beautiful places on earth next January!

Ma Te Wa (until we meet again),

Dr. Lesa Griffiths  lesa@udel.edu and Ms. Susan (Truehart) Garey  truehart@udel.edu

Join UDance

UDance was built on the belief that students like you have the ability to end childhood cancer. On a foundation of hope, unity, perseverance, and passion, we aid families with childhood cancer nationwide with financial and emotional support, as well as fund cutting edge research studies. To date, our UDance community has raised over $13 million for our beneficiary, The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation and the fight against childhood cancer. We celebrate our yearlong fundraising efforts annually at our 12-hour dance marathon, and we’d love for you to join our community! But this isn’t just about fundraising, this is also an opportunity for students to join a community and form relationships.

Sign up to join your organization, or as an individual, and join our community of thousands of students here at UD. All are also welcome to get involved through the COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES team page by clicking the registration link. If you are a freshman interested in fundraising or getting more involved, you can join FRESHMEN FOR THE KIDS to start fundraising with your peers.

In addition, we highly encourage you to SIGN UP FOR A PROGRAM. This is simply a guided goal to help you stay on track and will allow us to give you cool fundraising tips throughout the year.

Looking to get more involved with UDance? Contact any of the following below for information on how to get involved today!

Check out this video for more information!

Alex Commette, Student Engagement Director: StudentEngagementUDance@gmail.com
Sara Donnelly & Maria Lilley, UDance 2021 Co-Executive Director: UDance2021@gmail.com

Ratcliffe Eco-Entrepreneurship Fellows Program

Want to save the earth?

Check out this new fellowship, The Ratcliffe Eco-Entrepreneurship Fellows Program (REEF@UD). From mushroom building material to nontoxic sunscreen (and everything in between), REEF@UD is seeking undergraduate and graduate students with a passion for solving environmental problems or improving sustainability.

What is REEF@UD?

REEF@UD’s four-month training program emphasizes best practices and offers team-specific guidance to participants as they work to develop and refine their initial ideas. The program culminates with a pitch event wherein up to three projects/Fellows will be selected to receive a one-year stipend, prototyping funds and continued mentorship support.

Who is eligible?

REEF@UD is open to all UD undergraduate seniors, graduate students and postdocs who are interested in using their ingenuity to solve environmental problems. Undergraduate students who are selected as REEF@UD Fellows will be required to enroll in an eco-entrepreneurship practicum course during spring semester.

How is REEF@UD supported?

REEF@UD operates as a joint project of the College of Earth, Ocean & Environment and Horn Entrepreneurship, advancing CEOE’s commitment to connecting cutting-edge science with society and Horn Entrepreneurship’s mission to empower world.

How can I learn more or apply?

Email the REEF@UD Director, Dr. David Lawson.

TA for ANFS 240 this Spring 2021

We are beginning to accept applications for the Spring semester TA program. This is for the courses of ANFS240: Functional Anatomy and ANFS310: Animal and Plant Genetics. We are only accepting students into the TA program for credit this semester so you must have no more than 17 credits in your schedule to be eligible.

I ask that you remain patient during this time, as we do not know exactly what the lab set-ups will look like in the Spring. We WILL be back in the new and much improved Worrilow Hall! Rules and regulations regarding class size and spacing may very well change as we move forward, but I will keep everyone as up-to-date as possible as we progress!

With that said, if you are interested, please fill out the document below and return it via email to Mrs. Hougentogler (nemeclm@udel.edu) no later than 11/30. We will not make decisions before this date.

Animal and Food Science Undergraduate TA Program_2020