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UFOs to UAPs

University of Delaware astrophysicist and DSI Resident Faculty member Federica Bianco was selected to participate in a study of NASA’s technical capabilities to investigate Unidentified Anomalous Probes that released its final report on 9/14/2023.

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Outstanding Achievement

DSI Affiliated Faculty member LaShanda Korley from the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering and Mary P. Watson from the College of Arts and Sciences has been named as 2023 Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

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UD Engineering Prof. LaShanda Korley is recognized among her peers for her research achievements in bio-inspired and sustainable materials. Photo by Kathy F. Atkinson

Cover “Cropstacle” Course

UD researchers investigate the effect of rye cover crop shading on corn roots and shoots in traditional and short-stature corn; serving on the grant’s team is DSI Affiliated Faculty member Erin Sparks, assistant professor of plant molecular biology.

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Elevating Geography

University of Delaware Professor and DSI Resident Faculty, Pinki Mondal, has been chosen to be part of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Elevate the Discipline Program, which will aim to train geographers to connect their work to public and policy issues.

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Computing-Based Solutions to Real-World Problems

DSI Associate Director Benjamin Bagozzi, and DSI Faculty Council member Sunita Chandrasekaran, co-chaired the University of Delaware’s Data Science Institute (DSI) and AI Center of Excellence (AICoE) first joint DSI + AICoE Hackathon from July 17-19 2023 at the Ammon Pinizzotto Biopharmaceutical Innovation Center.

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Visible Threat

Once these salt patches become visible, that land and the land close to those salt patches, for all intents and purposes, is already unfit for growing certain crops. To help farms through the Delmarva region, DSI Resident Faculty member Pinki Mondal is part of a research team investigating the extent of these salt patches as well as their root causes.

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Insights For Future Innovations

DSI Faculty Council member Arthi Jayaraman, Centennial Term Professor for Excellence in Research and Education in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and her lab are developing computational methods to help experimentalists design new, innovative materials for a variety of fields and applications.

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