Save the date information for Delaware NEWRnet student programs, June and August 2014

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Fourteen undergraduates will participate in a summer research program June 3-August 12, 2014. The NEWRnet team developed an online application system, and designed a recruitment postcard that was mailed to all NEWRnet partner institutions in Vermont, Rhode Island and Delaware, as well as to Alabama A&M, Florida A&M, Texas A&M, Tuskegee University, University of Puerto Rico, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. At the time of this writing, the application period has ended, and review and selection is underway.

Joint Undergraduate Programming: Summer 2014

Summer short course for undergraduate researchers – June 3-5, 2014

University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19711

(travel days –June 3, June 6)

Current agenda:

June 3

Students arrive late afternoon/evening

Check in to Embassy Suites Hotel, Newark, DE; Dinner with students

June 4

AM - What is NEWRnet? – Orientation talks at the University of Delaware, addressing key research areas; speakers will be live and via videoconference

PM – Field visits to Brandywine Creek (a municipal water source), the Wilmington drinking water treatment facility and Fair Hill Natural Resource Center, a monitoring site

June 5

AM – Visit to the Laboratory of Experimental and Applied Economics, UD

PM – Student field outing to Lums Pond State Park - and the zip line!

Dinner with students

June 6

AM – Students depart

Students are expected/envisioned to videoconference during the summer as they work on team projects.

Final Symposium and poster session – August 12, 2014

University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19711

(travel days August 11, Aug 13)