Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources, Earth & Environment

A $35 million idea

The stakes were high for energy and environmental policy doctoral student Robert Ddamulira when he applied for an Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) summer fellowship. The highly competitive program selected just 100 candidates out of the 1,500 nationwide applicants; Ddamulira made the cut. He was subsequently matched with IGS Energy in Dublin, Ohio as his host ...

Amazing Alumni: Hannah Patey (’16)

UD Class of 2016 alumna Hannah Patey has worn many hats during her time at Mountaire Farms. The economics graduate entered the company’s management trainee program more than three years ago. Patey credits an unexpected encounter at the grocery store as the catalyst for her career. “As funny as it may sound, I actually heard ...

Researching avian influenza from campus

Junior Brianna Ames didn’t have to stray far from campus for her most recent internship. The animal science and agriculture and natural resources double major spent her summer with UD’s Avian Biosciences Center. Ames learned about the ENVISION-sponsored internship during her ANFS100: Animals and Human Culture course taught by Dr. Eric Benson. Working with professors ...

Planting seeds for success

Last spring, sophomore Sara Collins found an interesting internship opportunity at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Career Fair. The plant science and agriculture and natural resources double major thought FMC would be the perfect place for her. “I applied because of its relevance to major, as well as my interests, its location close ...

Taking flight in Costa Rica

Junior meteorology and climatology major Miranda Bitting spent two weeks in (and above) Costa Rica this summer. After completing an internship with Texas A&M’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Experience for Undergraduates, Bitting was selected for a prestigious Organization of Tropical East Pacific Convection (OTREC) field campaign. “My research involved flying in a research aircraft to release ...

Blue Globe statue with glowing NASA logo

#UDIntern: Shooting for the Stars with an Internship at NASA

Where are you interning/did you intern? NASA Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX)   What are/were your responsibilities as an intern? I was a Center Operations and Sustainability Intern– I worked with the Sustainability Program Specialist to improve on-site sustainability at Johnson Space Center (JSC). I was responsible for several projects that would help make JSC ...

#UDIntern: The College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment

Where are you interning/did you intern? The College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment- Public Education Office. What are/were your responsibilities as an intern? I am responsible for conducting interviews, writing UDaily articles about research and events, updating the College’s website with the most recent information, and archiving media hits. Describe a typical day at your ...