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These women founders are innovating the STEM space in Delaware
Technically Delaware highlighted three founders with companies at the Delaware Innovation Space. One is doctoral student Joanne Norris, cofounder of Carbon Reform

Integration Prevents Many Bioprocessors from Converting to Continuous
Alumna Ohnmar Khanal and Professor Abraham Lenhoff shared insight about continuous bioprocessing with Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Thomas H. Epps, III and LaShanda Korley have teamed up to envision a more sustainable plastics industry
Chemical & Engineering News highlighted the work of Epps, the Allan & Myra Ferguson Distinguished Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Korley, Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, in the Center for Plastics Innovation

The Cost of Solar Panels — and Are They Worth It?
Steve Hegedus, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Senior Scientist at the Institute of Energy Conversion, shared his insight on solar panels with U.S. News

Tackling Osteoarthritis with Nanotechnology
Biomedical engineering chair and Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor Kristi Kiick discusses her work using nanotechnology to treat connective tissue disorders in this episode of the nano matters podcast by The National Nanotechnology Initiative.

Amtrak is being offered $80 billion for upgrades, as part of Biden’s infrastructure plan, but experts say modernizing America’s railways may cost far more
The bill will help, but it won’t make up for America’s history of under-investment into rail systems, Allan Zarembski, Professor and Director of the Railroad Engineering and Safety Program, told Business Insider

2021 ChemE Cube Competition Launches: Students to Design Modular On-Demand Water Purification Mini-Plants
The University of Delaware is one of six teams piloting an annual student competition presented by the RAPID Manufacturing Institute™: ChemE Cube™. Undergraduate university teams design, build, and demonstrate the capabilities of a one-cubic-foot modular plant. 

Building collapse in Miami: Multiple factors could have contributed, experts say
Michael Chajes, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Delaware who does structural forensics, weighed in on potential factors in the condo collapse in several publications.

Carbon dioxide removal can help solve the climate crisis and boost our economy | Opinion
Feng Jiao, Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware encourages lawmakers to scale-up innovation to remove carbon dioxide, which can be stored underground or recycled into products we use every day in an opinion piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Researchers found possible solutions for hard-to-recycle plastics
Smithsonian Magazine highlighted the work of Dion Vlachos and the Center for Plastics innovation in developing a new method to convert single-use plastic waste into ready-to-use molecules for jet fuels, diesel and lubricants. 

Versogen landed a spot in highly selective accelerator
Technically reports on the Newark startup, cofounded by CEO Yushan Yan, who is the Henry B. du Pont chair of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Delaware and a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, as one of three cleantech companies selected for the fourth cohort of the invitation-only Shell GameChange Accelerator Powered by NREL.

Enlighten Me: UD researcher makes progress on ‘brain swarm’
Delaware Public Media chatted with UD Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Panos Artemiadis about his research known as “brain swarm.”

University of Delaware engineering expert weighs in on possible causes of Miami condo collapse
WDEL reports on the continuing investigation “From a structural engineering standpoint, it is extremely shocking. Buildings just don’t in the middle of the night fall down. It’s just not something that should happen or has happened historically,” said University of Delaware civil and environmental engineering professor Michael Chajes.

How You Could Benefit From Smaller Quantum Computers
“It is unlikely anyone will have a quantum computer in their home or pocket anytime soon, or possibly ever,” Matt Doty, a professor of computer engineering at the University of Delaware, told Lifewire in an email interview.

Proposed ordinance could shape future of electric vehicle charging in New Castle County
Delaware Public Media reports on a drive to require more charging capacity in homes. 

The Texas National Guard just unveiled the largest 3D printed structure in North America
The military is quickly embracing 3D printing, said Larry Holmes, a former DOD researcher in additive manufacturing who is now a professor at the University of Delaware.  

Safety officials seek answers in deadly Amtrak derailment
Allan Zarembski, director of UD’s Railroad Engineering and Safety Program, was again mentioned in the Associated Press story updating the ongoing investigation of an Amtrak derailment in Montana.

Liquid Metal Could Soon Power Your Wearable
Bingqing Wei, Center for Fuel Cells and Batteries, on efforts to find new ways to power personal electronics. Lithium-ion batteries have been the best choice for nearly thirty years, but they have limited capacity and could pose safety problems in some situations. LifeWire

$165 million biopharmaceutical center ‘a big game changer’ for UD
“This is a home for students, researchers and industry partners who are making groundbreaking discoveries with far-reaching impacts, delivering life-saving medicines and transformational treatments to people precisely when and where they’re needed.” President Assanis spoke at the opening of the Ammon Pinizzotto Biopharmaceutical Innovation Center on the STAR Campus. Newark Post


UD professor working on new carbon capture technology
Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino recently spoke with UD’s Centennial Development Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Bingjun Xu about the invention and its potential large scale application.

UD professor working to use gene therapy to treat blood disorders
Delaware Public Media spoke with Terry Papoutsakis, Unidel Eugene Du Pont Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, about receiving grant funding to develop a new therapy for people with low blood platelet counts and other blood disorders.

University of Delaware’s Big Data conference explored analytics trends in a rail context
Progressive Railroading highlighted the December conference organized by the University of Delaware’s Railroad Engineering and Safety program.

Tackling Fibrosis with Synthetic Materials
NIH Director Francis Collins featured April Kloxin, Centennial Career Development Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and associate professor of materials science and engineering, and her research to uncover new insights about idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on his blog. Kloxin’s work is funded by a 2019 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award.

Robot Teaches Del. Students Lessons on Online Safety
Philadelphia TV station NBC10 visited the First State for a segment on Zenbo, a teaching tool developed by UD that has been visiting local classrooms.

Coronavirus outbreak helps lawmakers make case on drug shortage bills
Roll Call quoted UD professor Kelvin Lee, Director of the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals, who said some drug companies are hesitant to try new manufacturing practices involving things like AI when there is a risk that they might not be approved by the FDA.

University of Delaware designs HensNest mask to help fight COVID-19
Philadelpha’s 6ABC covered a UD-designed face mask that offers more protection than hand-sewn cloth masks. 

Antimicrobial Copper 3D Printed onto Metal Surfaces
UD engineers worked with SPEE3D on 3D printed antimicrobial copper, as covered on engineering.com.

Villanova taps first female engineering dean
UD mechanical engineering alumna Michele Marcolongo will become the next engineering dean at Villanova University on July 31, as reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Brian Tande named dean of the UND College of Engineering & Mines
UD chemical engineering alumnus Brian Tande is now the dean of the University of North Dakota College of Engineering & Mines.

Surita R. Bhatia Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite
Stony Brook University
 shared that Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Professor Surita R. Bhatia, an alumna of UD’s chemical engineering program, was named AIMBE Fellow.

Next generation water splitter could help renewables power the globe
Yushan Yan, the Henry B. du Pont Chair in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering was quoted in a Science article about advances in new electrolyzers used in developing renewable energy sources.

This Newark cybersecurity firm helps companies phish their own employees
Technical.ly Delaware reported on the work of 2018 UD graduate Conner Swalm and his company Anchor Security Team to develop interactive cybersecurity training and testing.

How Additive Manufacturing Can Help 5G
UD researchers developed a new 5G beam shaping antenna lens using XJet AM ceramics NanoParticle Jetting technology, as reported by IEN Europe.

Searching for scalar dark matter using compact mechanical resonators
Phys.org shared that a team from UD, the University of Arizona and Haverford College demonstrated the potential of compact acoustic resonators in searching for dark matter.

Delaware’s LabWare rolls out product to expedite, expand COVID testing
LabWare, a company founded and led by UD engineering alumnus Vance Kershner, has developed a portable COVID-19 testing kit that allows results to be shared quickly. Read more from Town Square Delaware.

One-step synthesis of urea could green up the fertilizer’s act
Feng Jiao, Robert Grasselli Development Professor of Chemical Engineering, shared expertise in this article for Chemical & Engineering News.

UD group invents 3-D printed face mask
The HensNest mask, which provides better protection than surgical masks or hand-sewn cloth masks, continues to make an impact in Delaware, as covered by the Newark Post.

More Bad News For Oil & Gas: Plastic Recycling Targeted By University of Delaware
Clean Technica reported on our new EFRC, the Center for Plastics Innovation. 

UD gets $18M federal grant to launch new materials science center
Our new MRSEC, the UD Center for Hybrid, Active, and Responsive Materials (UD CHARM, was highlighted in the newspaper Coastal Point.

Researchers Create Worlds Strongest Short Fibre Composite Material
Composites Today highlighted TuFF, a material developed at our renowned Center for Composite Materials.

Waters Corporation Names Udit Batra President and Chief Executive Officer
Yahoo Finance shared that Udit Batra, an alumnus of our undergraduate program in chemical engineering, will be the next President and CEO of Waters Corporation.

How Two Young Scientists Built a $250 Million Business Using Yeast to Clean up Wastewater
Forbes shared the story of Solugen, which uses patented enzymatic technology to make hydrogen peroxide for spa cleaning, wastewater treatment and more. One of the company’s founders, Sean Hunt, is an alumnus of our undergraduate chemical engineering program.

Carderock Materials Engineer is Avid STEM Proponent
The Naval Sea Systems Command shared the story of Composites Team Lead Maureen Foley, an alumna of our doctoral program in materials science and engineering.

Bio-Synthetic Material Could Pave the Way for Reliable Computer-Brain-Interfaces
Interesting Engineering covered new research from the laboratory of David Martin, Karl W. and Renate Böer Chaired Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Associate Dean of Research and Entrepreneurship in the College of Engineering.

A teen’s college essay all about burrito bowls earned him free food for a year and a spot at his dream school
Insider shared that an incoming UD student wrote an essay that captured the attention of Qdoba.

Thicker, carbon fiber-reinforced battery electrodes may enable high-density batteries
UD researchers demonstrated the use of carbon fiber membranes to enhance conductivity and areal capacity using a scalable manufacturing process, as reported by Composites World.

Bioprocessing 4.0 Demands (and Rewards) Fine-Tuned Coordination
Marianthi Ierapetritou, Gore Centennial Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, shared her expertise in a Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News article about Bioprocessing 4.0, the future of bioprocessing.

Top 10 Coding Resources for Kids – August 2020
Our virtual coding and cybersecurity camp for middle school kids caught the attention of Coding HQ.

Cost-Efficient LITA 3D Printing Technology for Polymer Composites
AZO Materials covered a new UD-developed technology to 3D print composites of continuous carbon fibers and thermoset polymers.

2020 Engineer of the Year and Young Engineer of the Year 
The Delaware chapter of the National Society of Professional Engineers named UD alumnus Chris Brendza, a civil engineer who works on water and wastewater, as Young Engineer of the Year.

New electrode configuration improves volumetric performance of supercapacitors
Mechanical engineering professor Bingqing Wei is part of a research team whose work was covered by Phys.org.

March of the Cyborgs
Tech For Good included perspective from David Martin, Karl W. and Renate Boer Chaired Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Associate Dean for Research and Entrepreneurship in the College of Engineering, on the medical possibilities of AI-human interaction.

Majorana and the lone-genius myth 
Materials science and engineering professor Stephanie Law shared insight on the lone-genius myth in a letter that appeared in the Readers’ Forum of Physics Today.

Women in Engineering – Kristina Valko
Design World published a Q&A with an alumna of our mechanical engineering program who is now an applications engineer. 

UD sophomores create website that pairs students looking for work with Newarkers who need help with odd jobs
Computer science student Shaun Gupta and earth sciences student Shahroze Ali created a clever online platform to help students and the local community. Learn more in the Newark Post

TRIC Robotics wins Swim with the Sharks competition
A robotics company founded by UD mechanical engineering alumnus Adam Stager won top prize in an entrepreneurship competition by the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Enterprise Center, as reported in the Delaware Business Times.


At the Philadelphia Marathon, expect high-tech shoes, energy gels, and science
Mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering professor Jill Higginson shared her perspective on high-tech running shoes with The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Memes could be our secret weapon against pesky bots
This CNET article highlights research by electrical engineering professor Chase Cotton and graduate student Ishaani Priyadarshini to use memes to trick the bots that crawl the web.
UD researcher’s work addresses water contamination
C.P. Huang, Donald C. Phillips Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has developed a method to remove toxic perchlorate from drinking water. He spoke to Delaware Public Media about the technology.

Train safety technology hasn’t quite reached the station
Roll Call spoke to Allan Zarembski, Director of the Railroad Engineering and Safety Program, about positive train control.

Taking Cell Lines to the Bank
A research effort by Kelvin Lee, Institute Director of the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals, was mentioned in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News.

Could memes be our best weapon against internet bots? Delaware researchers want to find out.
Local NPR affiliate WHYY covered ongoing research by electrical and computer engineering Professor Chase Cotton and graduate student Ishaani Priyadarshini to utilize memes to outsmart bots that crawl the Internet.

Microsize Lens Pushes Photonics Closer to an On-Chip Future
IEEE Spectrum reported on new developments from the laboratory of Tingyi Gu, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Delaware assembles high-tech economy, one startup at a time
W7 Energy, a fuel cell startup company co-founded by Yushan Yan, Henry B. duPont Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was featured in this Delaware Business Times article.

Bristleworm chemistries inspires new materials
Materials World shared the news of bio-inspired materials research from the laboratory of LaShanda Korley, Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering.

How to Build the Next Generation of Women in Science
In recognition of Women’s Equality Day, the Pew Trusts asked female scientists to share their challenges and experiences. April Kloxin, Centennial Development professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and associate professor of materials science and engineering, shared her perspective.

3 Ways to leverage your social media: Boost your career with Twitter
A recent IEEE Explore article gave tips for scientists and engineers to leverage social media. Assistant professor of biomedical engineering Megan Killian, who has more than 3,000 Twitter followers, gave her tips for success.

Ammonia as a Fuel Cell Alternative?
UD research on fuel cells that use ammonia instead of hydrogen caught the attention of ChEnected, published by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

How to Simulate Softness
A team of engineers and psychologists at the University of California-San Diego discovered ways to design materials that replicate different levels of perceived softness. Two of the researchers, Charles Dhong and Laure Kayser, are now assistant professors in materials science and engineering at UD.

The future of image recognition technology is deep learning
In a Technically Delaware article about deep learning, computer and information sciences professor Chandra Kambhamettu is an expert source.

Caesar Rodney High School Friends Awarded $20K Scholarships
Local news channel WBCO16 shared the inspiring story of a pair of high school friends who are now studying engineering at UD.

Coffee, Collaboration, and Catalysts: Three Key Ingredients to Changing Our View of Byproducts
This Department of Energy Office of Science article highlights the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, which is based at UD.

The top 50 US colleges that pay off the most
The University of Delaware made CNBC’s first list of colleges that provide students the highest salary for their tuition dollars.

Newark-based biopharmaceutical institute partnering with FDA for research
Delaware Public Media reported on a Collaborative Research and Development Agreement the University of Delaware entered into with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on behalf of the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL.)

UD enters creative partnership to make 5G wireless possible
The Delaware Business Times reported that UD researchers have teamed up with an Israeli tech firm to manufacture a new antenna that would help companies roll out 5G technology.

Dover’s small step in the space race
UD alumnus Homer “Sonny” Reihm worked for ILC Industries, now ILC Dover, and guided the group that made space suits for Apollo missions. Read more about his story in the Cape Gazette.

Can Catalysis Save Us From Our CO2 Problem?
Feng Jiao, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, discusses carbon utilization research in an article by ChemistryWorld, a publication of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Climate change will ruin train tracks and make travel hell
In a Mashable report on the impact of climate change on rail travel, Allan Zarembski, Director of UD’s Railroad Engineering and Safety Program, lends his expertise.

Interview: John L. Anderson Discusses His New Role as the National Academy of Engineering’s President
The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine released this interview with John L. Anderson, an alumnus of UD chemical engineering.

The 20 best college towns in America to start your career
BusinessInsider named Newark, Delaware, UD’s home, the No. 7 spot on its list of great places to work after college because UD “prides itself on its business, chemistry, and biochemistry studies, which go hand in hand with Delaware’s growing chemical and pharmaceutical industries.”

How this UD makerspace is innovating the future of wearables
Students and faculty members from UD’s College of Engineering and College of Health Sciences are developing wearable devices to help people with a wide range of health challenges. Read more about it from Technically Delaware.

INL bioenergy engineer pursues innovation by blending science, fine arts background
The Idaho State Journal shared the story of Idaho National Laboratory employee Tiasha Bhattacharjee, who studies biomass. She received a master’s degree in chemical engineering with an emphasis on particle technology from UD.

360VR Technology’s founders are building virtual reality with a purpose
Two entrepreneurial students are making it easier for first responders to help people during disasters such as fires or terrorist attacks. Read more from Technically Delaware.

Biomimicry exhibit encourages kids to see nature in new ways
Delaware Public Media talked to April Kloxin, associate professor of materials science and engineering and chemical and biomolecular engineering, about the museum exhibit she developed with the Delaware Museum of Natural History.

High school and college STEM students build electric cars for kids with disabilities for free
CBS highlights GoBabyGo, a program started at UD to help children regain mobility through specially outfitted vehicles.

Brittle materials join up for flexible electronics
Bingqing Wei, director of UD’s Center for Fuel Cells and Batteries, collaborated with a team at Rice University to combine sulfur and selenium to synthesize a new dielectric. Read more in R&D Mag.

XJet announces breast cancer treatment & 5G antenna technology applications at RAPID + TCT
As reported in TCT Mag, UD engineers are using XJet’s Nanparticle Jetting process for an antenna application that is “small, lightweight, and cost-effective enough to receive 5G signals.”

Breaking bones and barriers: Program introduces young women to engineering, orthopedics
The University of Wisconsin-Madison shared how post-doctoral associate Anahid Ebrahimi, who received her doctoral degree at UD, led a program to introduce high school girls to orthopedics and biomedical engineering. The event was part of the Perry Initiative, which was co-founded by UD associate professor of mechanical engineering Jenni Buckley.

A Brief History of Solar Panels
UD is credited with creating one of the first solar buildings in 1973, as noted by Smithsonian.

Delaware innovation Space startups get a $3M boost
The Delaware Innovation Space received a grant from the National Development Council to continue its programs for science-based startups, reports Technically Delaware.

North Point receives portable wave flume to study coastal processes
The Maryland Independent covered a visit by Jack Puleo, director of the Center for Applied Coastal Research, to deliver an educational wave flume to a high school. WECT-News in Wilmington, NC, shared news of Puleo’s visit, too.

Four PhD students selected as Blue Waters Graduate Fellows
HPCWire announced the 2019-2020 recipients of this fellowship for early-career researchers. UD graduate student Josh Lansford will focus on electron density-based machine learning for accelerating quantum calculations.

TheraV’s ELIX device for amputees is testing well as the startup plans growth
Alumnus Amira Idris Radovic’s startup is having a very successful year, as reported by Technically Delaware.

Additive Manufacturing at RAPID + TCT 2019
In engineering.com‘s preview of the RAPID + TCT 2019 conference and trade show, UD is listed as an exhibitor of new innovations.

5 Delaware biotech startups to watch
Technically Delaware highlighted a handful of promising companies that started at UD.

STEM spotlight: Biotech student Abigail Dela Paz
This biomedical engineering student got the attention of Technically Delaware for studying the effect of electromagnetic fields on bones.

Army technician inspires students through Engineers Without Borders
A technician with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Developments Command’s Army Research Laboratory recently accompanied UD’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders on a trip to the Phillippines, as reported by the Army Research Laboratory Public Affairs.

Viewpoint: Imagine Delaware as a leader in the ChemTech Arena
In this opinion piece for the Delaware Business Times, Bryan Tracy, CEO of White Dog Labs, argues that venture capitalists should set up shop in Delaware. He names the Chemours’ $150 million Innovation Center at the University of Delaware’s STAR Campus as an example of investment in chemical technology in the First State.

Collier students learn impact of natural disasters on Florida beaches
Florida TV station NBC2 showed how students at Baron Collier High School in Naples, Fla. are learning about coastal processes by using a wave flume built UD’s Jack Puleo, a professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Center for Applied Coastal Research.

Parkinson’s Discovery at UD
NBC10 interviewed Rick Martin, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, about VibeForward, a device that uses vibration therapy to reduce symptoms of freezing of gait in patients with Parkinson’s.

Cryptocurrency is more opportunity than threat, says this First State Fintech Lab advisor
Our Cybersecurity Initiative recently hosted a talk with Yaya J. Fanusie, director of analysis for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance. Technical.ly Delaware shared the highlights.

Termite Guts Could Help Power a Clean Coal Revolution
In this Newsweek op-ed, chemical and biomolecular engineering professor Prasad Dhurjati described how his research group “co-developed a comprehensive coal biotechnology solution that has the potential to turn the coal debate on its head.”

Frozen Train Tracks? Set ‘Em on Fire
Allan Zarembski, director of our Railroad Safety and Engineering Program, lent his expertise to this article in The Atlantic.

Solving World Problems
Alumnus and GeoSwap co-founder Jason Bamford returned to his middle school to teach an “Essence of Entrepreneurship” course, as reported by The Abington Surburban.

Jack Dongarra and Sunita Chandrasekaran Reflect on SC18 with an Eye Toward 2019
SC19 asked assistant professor of computer and information sciences Sunita Chandrasekaran for her perspective on supercomputing conference SC18.

Thermoplastic door a first for automotive composites
Scientists at UD’s Center for Composite Materials are part of a project to build a lighter, recyclable, carbon-fiber reinforced plastic vehicle door, as reported by Composites World.

Women Leaders in Waste: Anne Germain of NWRA
The National Waste & Recycling Association’s vice president of technical and regulatory affairs, who received a master’s degree in civil engineering from UD, was featured in this article by Waste360.

Delaware Jumps Into the Top 10 in Tech Rankings
The Milken Institute put Delaware at No. 7 in its State Tech and Science Ranking. Delaware Online noted that the University of Delaware’s upcoming construction of a 200,000-square-foot, $156 million biopharmaceutical research building is a factor.

UD professor’s technology could be useful for national security
Delaware Public Media talked to Dennis Prather, Engineering Alumni Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, about the millimeter wave imager invented by his team.

Big Data Conference: “Moving from talking to action”
Railway Age reported on the 2018 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering “Big Data in Railroad Maintenance Planning” conference, which attracted more than 200 participants from the railroad industry and academia.

Newly discovered hydrogen evolution process could mean greener hydrogen production
Associate professor Feng Jiao’s patented process using copper-titanium catalysts caught the attention of Hydrogen Fuel News.

These Machines are Helping the University of Delaware Fight Food Waste
Delaware Today reported that research by engineers at UD showed that food digesters designed by BioHiTech have helped the University dispose of food scraps in a more eco-friendly way.

UD professor makes batteries charge faster, safer
Thomas H. Epps, III, the Thomas and Kipp Gutshall Senior Career Development Chair in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering with a joint appointment in materials science and engineering, talked with Delaware Public Media about a new invention.


Once-Worthless Radio Waves Get New Life in Spectrum Auction
In this Wall Street Journal article about the millimeter wave spectrum, Dennis Prather lends an expert voice. He’s the Engineering Alumni Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

How to Derail a Runaway Train (And Save Australia) 
Allan Zarembski, director of UD’s Railroad Engineering and Safety Program, comments on a runaway train that traveled 57 miles through Australia in November in this Wired article.

A Custom Home Builder Takes The Express Route with Lower Gwynedd Project 
Philadelphia magazine reports on the success of civil engineering alumnus Greg Harth, who manages a custom homebuilding firm.

Newark-based Biopharma Institute Advancing the Industry of Living Medicine 
The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals, NIIMBL, is based at UD. The organization was recently profiled by Delaware Public Radio.

Self-driving Cars Could Make Tickets and Traffic Lights Obsolete 
Research by Andreas Malikopoulos, the Terri Connor Kelly and John Kelly Career Development Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is highlighted in this article by Future Car.

How the Blockchain Will Impact the Financial Sector
Assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering Andy Novocin commented on the risks and benefits of blockchain for financial institutions in this piece for Knowledge@Wharton.

Why We Need to Encourage Neurodiversity and Different Ways of Thinking 
OZY mentions the Spectrum Scholars program, a 10-year, multi-million dollar collaboration between UD and JPMorgan Chase to help students on the autism spectrum have fulfilling careers.

DHSS Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Medicine
Dr. Kara Odom Walker, who received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from UD in 1999, was elected to the NAM on October 15. She is the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary for the State of Delaware.

Chinese scientists claim solution to lithium phone batteries dying or catching fire
The South China Morning Post reports on an innovation in battery research by researchers in China and includes perspective from UD mechanical engineering professor Bingqing Wei, director of UD’s Center for Fuel Cells and Batteries.

Engineering grad student is brains and brawn behind Delaware offensive line
The starting center for UD’s football team, Collin Wallish, is a master’s student in electrical engineering. Read more from Delaware Online.

‘Overboxing’ Becomes Enemy No. 1 in Amazon-Led Web-Shopping Boom 
In an article about shipping waste, Bloomberg BNA shares perspective from civil and environmental engineering professor Ardeshir Faghri, whose research suggests that shopping online may not decrease the number of miles traveled by vehicles.

Technology Innovation Showcase puts student work on display at UD
The Delaware Business Times shares highlights from a UD entrepreneurship showcase, including a robotics company founded by Adam Stager, a graduate student in mechanical engineering.

John L. Anderson Nominated to Be Next National Academy of Engineering President
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced that Anderson, an alumnus of UD’s chemical engineering department, has been recommended as the sole candidate for the NAE presidency. NAE members will vote in March 2019.

On the Move: Levi Thompson
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education shared the news of Levi Thompson’s appointment as the next Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware.

‘Smart’ Fabrics: The Future of Technology
The University Network reported on textile innovations at MIT, the University of Delaware, Vanderbilt University and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Science Center names 12 QED Finalists
Philadelphia Business Journal reported that a technology under development by mechanical engineering professor X. Lucas Lu was named a finalist in the University City Science Center’s QED program.

UD researchers develop novel two-step CO2 conversion technology 
Ethanol Producer Magazine shared research findings by chemical engineering professor Feng Jiao.

Italy, EU Spar Over Bridge Collapse  
Wall Street Journal article features expertise from civil engineering professor Michael Chajes.

Reebok debuts a shape-shifting, NASA-inspired sports bra
Fast Company article describes new product made with shear thickening fluid technology developed by Norm Wagner, Unidel Robert L. Pigford Chair in Chemical Engineering.

Station Square derailment, a rare but risky accident, could renew rail safety concerns
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article shares insight from Allan Zarembski, director of the Railroad Engineering and Safety Program.

2018’s Most & Least Energy-Expensive States
Materials science and engineering professor S. Ismat Shah was a featured expert in this Wallethub article.

Levi Thompson to Be the Next Dean of College of Engineering at the University of Delaware
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education reported on the appointment of Levi Thompson, the Richard E. Balzhiser Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan, as our next dean, starting October 1.

Turning wood waste into adhesives
The Chemical Engineer reported on a new process developed by chemical engineers at UD.

UD announces new College of Engineering dean – Smyrna-Clayton Sun-Times, July 26, 2018

Science, Technology and Research Institute of Delaware announces new board – Sussex Countian, July 24, 2018

Turning wood waste into adhesives – The Chemical Engineer, July 18, 2018

2018’s Most & Least Energy-Expensive States – WalletHub, July 11, 2018

Power Bills In Texas Cost More Than In 30 Other States: Study – Texas Patch, July 11, 2018

Study seeks ways to improve public transit in Newark – Newark Post, July 5, 2018

How Chesapeake Bay bacteria snack on sunlight – Phys.org, July 4, 2018

UD professor wins national biomedical engineering award – Technical.ly, July 3, 2018

Ricoh Sees Importance of 3D Printing, Digital Fabrication in Education, Business Strategy – 3Dprint.com, July 2, 2018

Tape from trees – 6ABC, June 29, 2018 | Also appears in R&D Magazine, Space Daily, Science Daily, Woodworking Network, Crazy Engineers, Phys.org, AZoCleantech

Delayed Safety Upgrades on NJ Transit – NBC10, June 29, 2018

Lyapunov Technologies to Provide Automated Risk Management – Delaware Business Times, June 27, 2018

Delaware’s Dynamic Chemistry Sector Makes for a Thriving Industry – Delaware Business Times, June 26, 2018

NIIMBL knows; cheaper medication means lives saved – Delaware Business Times, June 21, 2018

An Overview of ‘OpenACC for Programmers’ from the Book’s Editors – HPC Wire, June 21, 2018

A Newark solar tech company won a DOE pitch competition – Technical.ly, June 21, 2018

Delaware River and Bay Authority And UD Partner To Evaluate, Test Strength Limits Of Bridges – First State Update, June 21, 2018

UD engineering professor named to ASEE ‘20 Under 40’ – Technical.ly, June 19, 2018

If we give Delaware students the right skills, great health care jobs await – News Journal, June 14, 2018

Former Gore CEO and spouse make $2 million pledge to the University of Delaware – Delaware Business Now, June 14, 2018

Young Pacesetters: Engineered Inclusion – ASEE Prism

Op-ed: We Are the Original Lifehackers – New York Times, May 30, 2018

Biden: ‘We have to know how woefully behind our energy infrastructure is’ – News Journal, May 15, 2018

Biden, Moniz talk energy jobs at UD – WDDE-FM, May 15, 2018

UD researchers look at creating “smart cities” for driverless cars – WDDE-FM, May 11, 2018

Talking Tech at the STM Conference – InfoToday.com, May 8, 2018

Chemours and IMC Construction to celebrate safety at Discovery Hub site – Delaware Business Times, May 8, 2018

UD’s “Princess of Science” hosts STEM Night for grown-ups – Technical.ly, May 2, 2018

“Signing Day” celebrating Delaware students employed right out of high school – The News Journal, May 1, 2018

RedShiftBio Launches New Protein Characterization Instrument System – AQS3pro – Business Wire, April 30, 2018

SAE International Releases New Specification for Charging of Medium and Heavy Duty Electric Vehicles – Markets Insider, April 26, 2018

Better Railroading Through Big Data – Railway Age, April 24, 2018

Delaware Bio Gala highlights gene editing breakthrough, scholarships – Delaware Business Times, April 20, 2018

Scientists have developed glass curtains that turn from transparent to opaque – Weekly Observer, April 18, 2018

Bipartisan Energy Legislation Highlights Benefits Of Carbon Capture – E&P, April 17, 2018

Optofluidic Smart Glass System Is Cost-Efficient, High Performing – Photonics Media, April 16, 2018

Delaware preps for driverless cars – WHYY, April 16, 2018

44 Members Honored for Technological Accomplishments and Change-leading Efforts for Women in Computing – Benzinga, April 15, 2018

Driverless cars coming to UD campus – WBOC-TV, April 13, 2018

Proposal to use captured carbon a win-win, senator says – AgriPulse, April 12, 2018

Mayoral Candidate Archie Campbell – Q&A – Milford LIVE, April 10, 2018

SpaceX Dragon arrives at ISS with material samples and new testing facility – Space Daily, April 6, 2018

How a Coal Polluter Became a Renewable Energy Leader – Harvard Business School Working Knowledge Blog, April 5, 2018

Hen Hatch grand finale returns to The Queen – Technical.ly, April 5, 2018

MBTA pushes deadline to install collision system – The Daily News of Newburyport, April 2, 2018

State Gives Firm Housed At University Of Delaware Grant For Materials Research – ASEE First Bell, April 2, 2018

Task Force Mulls Autonomous Car Testing In Delaware – ASEE First Bell, April 2, 2018

STAR Campus company receives state grant – Newark Post, March 30, 2018

MBTA won’t meet deadline on mandated train safety system – The Salem News, March 30, 2018

Delaware task force weighs possibility of driverless cars – Delaware Business Times, March 29, 2018

Biological Computers can Control Cellular Proteins – Technology Works, March 26, 2018

3D-Printed Smart Glass Works More Efficiently Than Previous Designs – DesignNews, March 23, 2018

GLASS: New smart glass reflects or absorbs light to moderate temperature – Materials for Architecture, March 23, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs – 3D Print, March 23, 2018

What happens to the beach during nor’easters? UD scientists on the case – DelMarva Now March 21, 2018

Connecticut Bridges Built Using Accelerated Bridge Construction – NBC Connecticut News Today (WVIT-TV), March 17, 2018

What caused FIU’s bridge to fail? More clues come to light – Miami Herald, March 17, 2018

Two Delaware Companies Receive Council On Development Finance Grants – ASEE First Bell, March 16, 2018

Promise of state grants spur tech companies to expand in Delaware – Delaware Business Times, March 15, 2018

Scientists Find Same Wild Physical Effect Happening in Two Vastly Different Materials – Gizmodo, March 14, 2018

Delaware working to be on cutting edge of self-driving cars – The News Journal, March 11, 2018

Railroad trespassing fatalities in the U.S. reach 10-year high – NBC News, March 11, 2018

Liquid-filled smart glass is cheaper, better than competing designs – Laser Focus World, March 8, 2018

Low-cost, gen-next glass panels pave way for smart windows – Press Trust of India, March 8, 2018

UD engineers are building ‘smart glass’ that could make window blinds obsolete – Technical.ly, March 7, 2018

Testing Advanced System Requires Its Own Innovation – EE Times, March 7, 2018

Smart glass made better, and cheaper – Science Daily, March 7, 2018

Researchers Unveil Improved Smart Glass Prototype – R&D Magazine, March 7, 2018

Engineers develop eco-friendly smart glass panels that switch from transparent to opaque – Tech Xplore, March 7, 2018

Developers open up about smart windows at Denver conference – Optics.org, March 7, 2018

Virtual reality, augmented reality company becomes tenant at LSU business incubator – The Advocate, March 3, 2018

New method could help calculate untapped natural gas reservoirs – Delaware Business Now, February 28, 2018

SPE to honor nine new fellows at Antec 2018 – Plastics News, February 28, 2018

5 UD Professors get funding for early-stage research – Delaware Business Now, February 27, 2018

Smart Power – BBC News, February 27, 2018

Structurally Deficient Bridges in CT at Risk for Closure – WVIT-TV Online | NBC, February 26, 2018

Transport safety rules for trucks and trains have been sidelined under President Trump – USA Today, February 26, 2018

New method could help quantify untapped natural gas reservoirs – Phys.org, February 23, 2018

Off the rails: What’s going on with all these deadly train crashes? – Metro New York Online, February 23, 2018

Using technology to detect hidden threats – Phys.org, February 19, 2018

Catching up to brain cancer: Researchers develop accurate model of how aggressive cancer cells move and spread – Medical Xpress, February 15, 2018

Researchers at University of Delaware awarded grant to develop improvised explosive device, landmine detection system – Homeland Preparedness News, February 15, 2018

Accurate model of how aggressive cancer cells move and spread – Science Daily, February 15, 2018

Foreign scholars laud AIOU linking research with community issues – The News International, February 15, 2018

Breaking the rules of brain cancer – Medical Xpress, February 14, 2018

Perspective on fuel cells – Science Daily, February 14, 2018

Should We Be Jittery About Train Travel? – HowStuffWorks, February 14, 2018

Data visualization, actionable insights key to Big Data applications – Progressive Railroading, February 14, 2018

Search for answers, solutions continues as rail accidents pile up – WJLA-TV | ABC Washington DC, February 8, 2018

Why Have There Been So Many Train Crashes Lately? – Vice, February 8, 2018

Deadly Amtrak train crash preventable – GK Men, February 7, 2018

Now, a process to thwart liver cancer cells – ANI News, February 7, 2018

There’s hope for cancer patients. A new way to kill liver cancer cells and stop tumor growth found – India Tribune, February 7, 2018

Two-step process to thwart cancer cells – Science Daily, February 7, 2018

Amid spate of Amtrak mishaps, critics point to political inertia – Christian Science Monitor, February 5, 2018

Amtrak Train Crash: How the Fatal Accident in South Carolina Could’ve Been Prevented – Conde Nast Traveler, February 5, 2018

Lack of Positive Train Control haunts another deadly collision – NBC News, February 5, 2018

Spate Of Amtrak Crashes ‘Unusual,’ Railroad Expert Says – WBUR-FM, February 5, 2018

New system matches genetic anomalies with precision cancer treatments – Medical Xpress, February 2, 2018

Researchers discover two-step process to thwart cancer cells – Medical Xpress, February 2, 2018

U Delaware to Become Home of Discovery Hub – Commercial Property Executive, January 30, 2018

Chemical engineers discover how some bacteria resist threats – Phys.org, January 26, 2018

Tracing the evolution of E. coli – Science Daily, January 24, 2018

Delaware Bioscience Center awarded 12 grants in 2017 – Delaware Business Teams, January 23, 2018

2018 realLIST highlights Delaware’s top 10 startups – Technical.ly, January 22, 2018

America Could Stop More Than a Third of Train Crashes. Here’s Why It Doesn’t – The Daily Beast, January 16, 2018

Chemours building $150 million research site at University of Delaware – Plastics News, January 12, 2018

Op-Ed: STEM Education Needs More Shop Floors – U.S. News & World Report, January 11, 2018

Professional development course in passenger rail – RailwayAge Magazine, January 6, 2018

This Halcyon Incubator Fellow is Transforming How Veterans Manage Amputation Pain – American Inno, January 3, 2018


Two rail advocates killed in Amtrak train derailment – Insider Car News, December 24, 2017

Amtrak accidents hurt safety reputation, but railroad remains popular with Congress, riders – USA Today, December 21, 2017

Expert: New route may have distracted engineer before crash – Associated Press, December 21, 2017

Expert: New route may have distracted engineer before crash – The News and Observer, December 21, 2017

Expert: New route may have distracted engineer before crash – WRAL, December 21, 2017

Murphy: New DOT head must fix NJ Transit – Press of Atlantic City, December 21, 2017

Officials: Why was train in fatal Amtrak wreck speeding? – The Sun Herald, December 21, 2017

The Amtrak Engineer May Have Been Distracted By a New Route Before the Deadly Crash, Experts Say – Time, December 21, 2017

UD students launch gravity-defying Kickstarter – Technical.ly, December 21, 2017

Was engineer in fatal Amtrak wreck distracted? – The Olympian, December 21, 2017

Amtrak didn’t wait for system that could’ve prevented wreck – Associated Press, December 20, 2017

Amtrak train was going fast, but train was built for that – CBS News Radio, December 20, 2017

Optofluidics for Smart Windows – OSA | Optics & Photonics News, December 20, 2017

Univ. of Delaware teams with California firm on electric car battery tech – WHYY-TV, December 20, 2017

Amtrak crash: Why safety improvements lag even as industry advances – Christian Science Monitor, December 19, 2017

Amtrak derailment: train was going at nearly three times the speed limit – The Guardian, December 19, 2017

Amtrak Inquiry Will Focus on Driver Distraction and Excessive Speed – The New York Times, December 19, 2017

Amtrak safety record already under scrutiny before deadly derailment – SBS News, December 19, 2017

Amtrak Safety Record Already Under Scrutiny Before Fatal Derailment – U.S. News and World Report, December 19, 2017

Chemours breaks ground on STAR Campus discovery hub – Newark Post, December 19, 2017

Driving V2G technology forward – Phys.org, December 19, 2017

RPT-Amtrak safety record under scrutiny even before deadly derailment – Reuters, December 19, 2017

Train derailment near Olympia: Officials pushed ‘aggressive’ timeline before safety technology was ready – The Seattle Times, December 19, 2017

UD collaboration helping drive electric car technology into the future – The News Journal, December 19, 2017

Chemours breaks ground on $150 million Discovery Hub on UD STAR Campus – Delaware Business Daily, December 18, 2017

Chemours breaks ground on Discovery Hub at UD – WDDE-FM, December 18, 2019

Chemours breaks ground on new ‘Discovery Hub’ in Delaware – WHYY-TV. December 18, 2017

Chemours looks to future with groundbreaking of new ‘Discovery Hub’ in Newark – WDEL-AM, December 18, 2017

Could decades-old technology have prevented Amtrak crash? – Crosscut, December 18, 2017

Delaware doctors, hospitals increase security as medical data breaches continue nationwide – The News Journal, December 18, 2017

Ground Broken on Chemours Discovery Hub – Delaware Business Time, December 18, 2017

This Delaware YouTube channel empowers young engineers to rise to the top 1% – Technical.ly, December 18, 2017

Want a tougher space suit? Just add liquid – Science News for Students, December 18, 2017

New York, New Jersey reach funding pact for new rail tunnel – Press of Atlantic City, December 15, 2017

Reflective glass goes clear – just add methyl salicylate – New Atlas, December 15, 2017

Easy-to-Manufacture Smart Windows May Help Keep Cars Cool in Summer – AZoOptics, December 14, 2017

Smart 3D printed window panels use a liquid layer to switch from clear to reflective – 3ders.org, December 14, 2017

3D Printed Prototypes Demonstrate Smart Windows That Can Keep Your Car Cool in the Sun – 3Dprint.com, December 13, 2017

New type of smart windows use liquid to switch from clear to reflective – Phys.org, December 13, 2017

Strategic alliances for Michelman – Innovation in Textiles, December 13, 2017

Could cadastral blockchains be the answer to Pa.’s economic woes? – Technical.ly, December 11, 2017

Bioelectronics herald the rise of the cyborg – Science, December 8, 2017

From a spaghetti-like jumble of microfibers and water comes a promising new material – Phys.org, December 6, 2017

Mini smart city drives research on fuel efficiency for connected autonomous vehicles – StateScoop, December 6, 2017

Students turn over a new leaf at STEM Night – Middletown Transcript, December 6, 2017

Check out the University of Delaware’s tiny smart city – Technical.ly, December 5, 2017

For the physically challenged, bamboo wheelchairs have arrived – Business & Financial Times, December 3, 2017

R&D Special Focus: Assistive Technologies – R&D Magazine, November 30, 2017

MRI-Compatible Robot Could Lead to Individualized Treatments for Stroke Survivors – R&D Magazine, November 29, 2017

Deliveries and the Environment – WWOR-TV, November 28, 2017

UD professor pooling treatment resources from vast medical database – WDDE-FM, November 24, 2017

Why You Should Think Twice Before Opting for Free 2-Day Shipping – HuffPost, November 17, 2017

Found: Our Best Future Cyber Protectors in World’s Biggest Student-Led Cybersecurity Games – Broadway World, November 14, 2017

Exeter Township reservist helps in Puerto Rico – Reading Eagle, November 13, 2017

Manufacturing holds its own in central Delaware – Delaware Business Times, November 13, 2017

UD grad launching device and campaign to help veterans with amputated limbs – The News Journal, November 11, 2017

‘Liquid Armor’ reinforces NASA spacesuits – T.EVO Textile Evolution, November 9, 2017

Help TheraV help 100 veteran amputees – Technical.ly, November 8, 2017

Science institute announces innovation Partnership Program at UD – Delaware Business Now, November 6, 2017

STAR Campus lives up to its name with Chemours, pharma announcements – Delaware Business Now, November 6, 2017

University of Delaware are developing renewable jet fuel – Energy Digital, November 11, 2017

Chemours announces expansion to Univ. of Delaware STAR Campus – WHYY-FM, October 31, 2017

Chemours to build $150 million building on UD’s STAR Campus – Newark Post, October 31, 2017

Corncobs and ‘goats’ could help renewable jets take flight – Professional Engineering News, October 31, 2017

Chemours moves R&D to university campus – The Inquirer, October 30, 2017

Chemours to build research center at University of Delaware – Associated Press, October 30, 2017

Chemours to construct new building, move jobs to University of Delaware’s STAR campus – The News Journal, October 30, 2017

High-performance computing methods focus of new text – Phys.org, October 30, 2017

Dr. Ron Forsythe, Jr. Named One Of Savoy Magazine’s 2017 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors – Savoy Magazine, October 27, 2017

The Ghost in the Lab Dish? – Laboratory Equipment, October 27, 2017

Interns identify road repairs most needed in Milford – Milford Chronicle, October 25, 2017

STAR Campus set to expand with Biopharmaceutical Innovation Building – Delaware Business Times, October 25, 2017

UD breaks ground on $156 million biopharmaceuticals building – Newark Post, October 24, 2017

University of Delaware breaks ground on biopharmaceutical research center – Philadelphia Business Journal, October 24, 2017

Ground broken on $156 million biopharmaceutical institute on UD STAR Campus – Delaware Business Now, October 23, 2017

UD breaks ground on $156 million biopharma building – WDDE-FM, October 23, 2017

UD starts construction on Biopharmaceutical Innovation Building at STAR Campus – WDEL-AM, October 23, 2017

University of Delaware breaks ground on biopharmaceutical research center – WHYY-TV, October 23, 2017

University of Delaware to break ground on new biopharma building – NBC-10, October 22, 2017

Groundbreaking slated for 200,000 sq. ft. pharma research center on UD STAR campus – Delaware Business Now, October 19, 2017

New biopharmaceutical building part of UD’s plan to attract 1,500 new jobs to area – News Journal, October 19, 2017

University of Delaware to break ground on biopharma building – Associated Press, October 19, 2017

The best girl leadership experience in the world – MyEasternShoreMD, October 18, 2017

Liquid armor’ toughens spacesuits – Nano Werk, October 12, 2017

UD researchers develop tougher material for next generation spacesuits – WDDE-FM, October 9, 2017

UD expands student entrepreneurship outside business school – Delaware Business Times, October 5, 2017

Electric car owners in the UK can drive for FREE by letting energy firms use their vehicle’s battery – Daily Mail, October 3, 2017

How to stay safe in the water – KBFX-TV, September 25, 2017

Lab space at DuPont’s Experimental Station will put ex-DuPont scientists back to work – News Journal, September 25, 2017

In the race to high-speed rail, where does the US stand? – WDEL, September 16, 2017

36 Intriguing Delawareans – Delaware Today, September 11, 2017

UD research finds alternative for petroleum – WDDE-FM, September 11, 2017

Elliott elected president – BMES Blog, September 7, 2017

AAAS Selects Innovator in Industry to Join its Board of Directors – AAAS, September 6, 2017

Soon, more durable, cheaper fuel cells – Business Standards, September 6, 2017

Army Concludes Micro-Robotics R&D Project with Industry, Academic Partners – Executive Gov, August 29, 2017

University of Nebraska engineers use acoustics to spot bridge weakness – Construction Drive, August 16, 2017

GuitarBot Brings Together Art and Engineering – Hackaday, August 15, 2017

Meet the Editor: Journal of Infrastructure Systems – ASCE Library, August 11, 2017

University of Delaware engineering camp – WPVI-TV | ABC Philadelphia, August 10, 2017

Cloudamize just merged with Blackstone-owned Cloudreach in a push for growth – Techincal.ly, August 3, 2017

Researchers pioneer greener way to create interwoven polymers with blue light – Phys.org, July 29, 2017

University of Delaware has proud legacy in the iPhone, White House (Themal) –  News Journal, July 21, 2017

Newark startup on the cutting edge of 3D printing technology – News Journal, July 16, 2017

The iPhone Was Inevitable – The Atlantic, June 29, 2017

UD radio show ‘Rise and Science’ aims to make STEM accessible to all – Techincal.ly, June 23, 2017