Celebrating Women Engineers

The University of Delaware 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.

Nanoscale Advances

Nanoscale Advances

UD’s Priyanka Ketkar lands National Institute of Standards and Technology postdoc position for polymer research.

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

Scholarship Success

Computer science student first from UD to win Adobe Women in Technology Scholarship.

Honor for Higginson

Honor for Higginson

American Society of Mechanical Engineers names UD’s Jill Higginson 2022 Fellow.

Gazing at Galaxies

Gazing at Galaxies

UD engineering grad Elaine Stewart helped prepare the James Webb Space Telescope.

Ag-inspired Engineering

Ag-inspired Engineering

The same techniques used to understand how bridges withstand loads can be applied to corn, allowing researchers to better understand what characteristics help a plant stay standing while others get knocked over by wind.

Light Speed Advances

Light Speed Advances

UD Prof. Tingyi Gu’s engineering specialty earns DARPA Young Faculty Award.

Leadership and Impact

Leadership and Impact

Alumnus, department chair Kristi Kiick reflects on how engineering leaders help others.

Face Mask Fit Matters

Face Mask Fit Matters

Fit is important, but an imperfect mask is still better than none, UD researchers find.

Engineering Leader

Engineering Leader

Ten years ago, award-winning mentor Dawn Elliott founded UD’s biomedical engineering department.

In Her Nature

In Her Nature

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

Light Wakes Up Freshwater Bacteria

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.