CEOE News  |
May 2019
Top News
The College of Earth, Ocean and Environment sent a delegation to Xiamen University on the southeast coast of China over the winter to explore new possibilities for collaboration. On UDaily, you can learn about the discussions (link above) or how the partnership has benefited students from both institutions for the past decade.
Council's Corner
Once again this year, the weekend after commencement will be UD Alumni Weekend, a terrific opportunity for alumni and their families to enjoy activities on campus, reconnect with old friends and learn about what's new. CEOE will have its traditional Friday night reception on June 7, and Saturday afternoon there will be an opportunity for a talk in the Mineralogical Museum paired with information about the Minerals, Materials and Society program (see the Geography section below).
Hello, alumni, supporters and friends of CEOE,

Tomorrow is the second annual I Heart UD Giving Day, an opportunity for the University of Delaware and our college to gain some attention on social media and support our current and future students at the same time. Each of the college's three academic units is raising money for a different cause, and each is targeting a different hour tomorrow to try to win a President's Challenge, extra money for the cause that has the most donors in that time period. If you would like to help, please give to your favorite of:

The School of Marine Science and Policy between 11 a.m. and noon to Support Ship Time for Undergraduates on the R/V Daiber,

The Department of Geography between 1 and 2 p.m. to Support Geography Awareness Week , or

The Department of Geological Sciences between 8 and 9 p.m. to Support the Doc Thompson Field Experience Scholarship Fund for undergraduates.

Please share the links and personal stories about why UD & CEOE are special to you on your own social media accounts. And remember to stay connected with your CEOE community year-round on LinkedIn. If you are not yet part of the CEOE group, please visit and request to join.

Warm regards,
Estella Atekwana

Jolisa Copeman earned her Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from CEOE and has made environmental education a cornerstone of her year as Miss Delaware 2019. 
Saleem Ali, Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment, organized a master class in sustainable gemstones in the fall. It was the first event for the new Minerals, Materials and Society program he is launching. Learn more about the program at Alumni Weekend .
Geology 105 and 115 were featured by the university as an example of the importance of hands-on learning in a UD education. Students put their lessons into practice with a trip to White Clay Creek State Park outside Newark.

As part of an occasional feature on the CEOE website, senior Edward Weiss was interviewed to give students interested in geology a look into what their experience here might be like.
During a new study abroad program in Bermuda led over Winter Session by Associate Professor Art Trembanis, undergraduates had the rare opportunity to try out Autonomous Underwater Vehicles and found part of plane downed in Bermudan waters in WWII. The trip will be run again in Winter 2021 .  

Offshore Wind Updates
The Center for Carbon-free Power Integration changed its name to the Center for Research in Wind , and the first Offshore Wind Skills Academy was held on STAR Campus.

This spring, the  Delaware Geological Survey  (DGS) released updated elevation data for the entire state, increasing the available detail. The contours were based on new LiDAR data and computer processing and quality control in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey.
Join Delaware Sea Grant and its partners in the Community Resilience Design Studio next Wednesday, May 22 for a session on Big Storms & Rising Waters on the Lewes campus. As part of the Delaware Resilience Awareness Project, various UD faculty and partners from the state are collecting stories of people's current experiences with storms and flooding throughout Delaware.


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