Celebrating Women Engineers

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The University of Delaware is committed to the success of women in engineering. Here are just a few of the women who set the course for the engineers of today and tomorrow.

In Her Nature

In Her Nature

Grad student Patricia Hurley recognized for supporting first-generation college students, environmental causes.

Light Wakes Up Freshwater Bacteria

Some of the bacteria that live in ponds, lakes and other freshwater environments grow faster during the day, even though they don’t take in sunlight as an energy source, according to research from UD.

Student Spotlight: Elaine Stewart

Many engineers dream of working for NASA someday, and chemical engineer Elaine Stewart didn’t wait for graduation to start that mission.

Highly Cited Researchers

Three faculty members in the College of Engineering were named to the Clarivate Analytics list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2018.

Skills, support, success

Alumna and Google employee Priscilla Moraes will speak on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in Mitchell Hall, as part of the 55th Anniversary Celebration of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences.

Quantum Momentum

UD received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help develop the quantum electronics of the future.

Grad Student Picked for International Forum

Moumita Bhattacharya, a doctoral student in computer science at UD, is one of just 200 top promising young computer scientists worldwide to be selected to participate in the sixth Heidelberg Laureate Forum.

Developing Diverse Leaders

At the 2018 Future Faculty Workshop, held at UD from July 18 to 20, faculty members from 17 universities mentored senior graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from across the country who plan to pursue careers as independent academic researchers in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, and polymer science with a focus on soft materials and biomaterials.

Best In Class

Sarah Rooney won the Biomedical Engineering Teaching Award from the American Society for Engineering Education.

Achieving A Balance of Power

A UD research team solved the 6 degree-of-freedom segmental power imbalance in human movement, an important mathematical discrepancy in biomechanics.

A Glimpse Inside Bones, Joints, Tendons, and More

In laboratories across the University of Delaware, scholars are uncovering new insights about the human body: how a compound in red wine might protect joint cartilage from damage, how bad posture wears down the discs in your back, how your knee heals after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, and more.

Pollock Recognized For Mentorship

Lori Pollock, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Computer and Information Sciences, received an Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award from the National Center for Women & Information Technology.

Day Earns NSF CAREER Award

She is engineering membrane-wrapped nanoparticles for targeted ribonucleic acid (RNA) delivery to breast cancer cells.

Adapting apps for high-powered computing

A modern-day version of the 20th-century space race, companies and governments worldwide are scurrying to build an what’s called an exascale computer, which could do a billion billion calculations per second. UD computer scientists team with Oak Ridge National Lab to program apps for next-generation supercomputer.

Searching for the Big Picture

Essential information about medical discoveries is often buried inside the graphs, charts, photographs, and other images that illustrate research journals. Large-scale analysis of images along with the text could soon be possible, thanks to a $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Female engineering pioneers

UD is committed to the success of women in engineering. In honor of Women’s History Month, here are just a few of the women who set the course for the engineers of today and tomorrow.