CEOE News  |  Dec 2017
A look back!
Alumna Susan Trumbore, celebrating excellence
Trumbore will receive the 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Sciences for helping to pioneer a technique to measure the levels of carbon in plants and soil.
Study abroad group
Since 2005, Miller’s hands-on approach has taken students to active volcanoes, mangroves, seagrass beds and rocky intertidal communities, and more.
Youngsters visiting marine critters at Coast Day.
Watch a recap of the day’s events and read about our contest winners.
Dean Estella Atekwana
Welcome to the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment’s inaugural newsletter, designed to keep you informed of the activities and achievements of our students, faculty and alumni.
I am excited to serve as CEOE dean and I look forward to getting to know you, so that together with students, faculty and staff, we can build a preeminent and globally recognized college. Geosciences are more important now than ever, due to concerns about climate change, geohealth, ocean security, and food and water, among other things.
CEOE is positioned to lead in this area, building on existing strengths in interdisciplinary research and training. We are growing, too. Undergraduate admissions are up 25 percent in the last five years, with a total enrollment of 446 students. Graduate enrollment remains steady at 142 students. Our immediate focus areas include educating innovative and entrepreneurial students; increasing our global footprint; and emphasizing diversity and inclusive excellence. And, we reached thousands of community members through the return of Coast Day—our annual celebration of the sea.
Join me in congratulating those who have received accolades this past year, including alumna Susan Trumbore , graduate student Kyra Kim , and faculty members Matt Oliver , Doug Miller and Wei Jun Cai . If you have an update to share for a future newsletter, please send me an email .
Warm regards,
Estella Atekwana
Humanitarian mapathon: Students map Tanzania to improve access for HIV treatment and prevention .
UD faculty collaborate with University of Nigeria-Nsukka to track tropical cyclones .
Smaller is stronger for olivine: New research resolves 40-year debate on earth’s interior.
Graduate student Kyra Kim awarded DENIN Fellowship.
Deep dive: Research team wins prestigious $1 million Keck Foundation grant to unlock microbial ‘black box.’

An educational partnership: Agreement between CEOE and the U.S. Naval Academy is facilitating opportunities for students.
National Marine Educators Association honors Chris Petrone for efforts to engage public in science.
DGS and DNREC release updated 2017 sea level rise projections for Delaware .


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