CEOE News  | August 2018
Top News
Marine Science professor Adam Marsh has successfully applied a technique he developed for analysis of genetic activity of Antarctic worms to diagnose spastic cerebral palsy. He conducted the work through his start-up, Genome Profiling LLC, in partnership with researchers at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.
Council's Corner
This spring, CEOE paired graduate students with members of the Dean’s Advisory Council for one year of mentoring in professional development. Students were able to learn and receive advice from professionals with careers in science, technology and academic fields, while alumni had the opportunity to give back to the university community.
Hello, alumni, supporters and friends of CEOE,

I have now been at the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment for nearly a year, and I have been reflecting on all I've learned about the University of Delaware and the people I have met whose lives have been shaped by this college.

One thing I have noticed is that the unique history of this college has led to our alumni feeling more connected to individual departments or even old incarnations of the school. But being an alum isn't about the time you spent at UD in the past. It's about being a part of our vibrant community today.

Our geologists are advancing knowledge of processes shaping the earth while they create new ways of teaching to reach new audiences. Our marine scientists study the ocean from the seafloor to the air-sea interchange. Our climate scientists in geography provide a vital perspective of atmospheric impacts. And our social scientists, both the policy experts and the human geographers, allow us to consider how the environment studied by our physical scientists affects society and vice versa. We are truly all different aspects of one endeavor: understanding our world.

So I encourage you to engage with CEOE as it is today, Get to know colleagues from different disciplines and different class years. Two great opportunities are coming up this fall for you to reconnect, so please mark Oct. 7 on your calendar for Coast Day , and Oct. 27 for Homecoming. I hope to see you at both!
 
Warm regards,
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Estella Atekwana
Dean

ACADEMIC UNITS
GEOGRAPHY
Persistence and Community Engagement : CEOE alumna Asia Dowtin, Ph.D., reflected on what was required on the path to her doctorate in an article with advisor Del Levia in Science magazine.
 
Geography students presented their research to food justice advocates from around the nation at UD’s first Food Intersections Symposium and learned from academics, those working for a new food system, and each other.
GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Geology Student Begins NASA Internship : Undergraduate student Natalie Zimmerman shares her summer internship experience at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

The Geological Sciences department offered CEOE's first online course this summer titled Earthquakes and Volcanoes.

This fall, take a Master Class in Gemology with a Behind the Scenes tour of the National Gem and Mineral Collection of the National Museum of Natural History.
MARINE SCIENCE & POLICY
UD Researchers Study the White Shark Café : CEOE’s Aaron Carlisle and Danielle Haulsee conducted research on behaviors of white sharks aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor in the Pacific Ocean in May, along with Stanford University’s scientific team.

Professor Wins NSF Award : Danielle Dixson has been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation to explore the impact of climate change on the relationship between clownfish and sea anemones.
PARTNERS
DELAWARE SEA GRANT
Lane Johnston learned about fisheries management through a DESG-facilitated internship .
DELAWARE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
DGS hosted the annual meeting of the Association of American State Geologists .
VOLUNTEER DOCENT PROGRAM SERVES HUNDREDS, SHARES SCIENCE

Volunteer docents for CEOE provide tours of the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes three days a week during the summer, helping the public and prospective students learn about the kind of work being done by marine science faculty and students. In 2017, they donated nearly 1,500 hours giving tours , helping with scout programs, serving at Coast Day, and generally helping CEOE in whatever way needed. Tours continue through August. To join a tour, call 302-645-4234.

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