Envision is a three-year undergraduate research experience funded through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) focused on generating the next generation of Agricultural Scientists. As minorities are underrepresented in these disciplines and research target areas, this project was developed to address this disparity.
With partnering institutions (Lincoln University, Delaware State University), a total of (10) undergraduates will work with project investigators to develop their own hypothesis-based research project, document this using video production training, and present on this work at both public (Delaware State Fair) and scientific (UD Symposium) audiences. The summer includes training in video equipment, editing and storytelling, industry trips, laboratory and safety training, and participation in camaraderie-building activities.
Stipend: $ 4,000 for 10 weeks
Duration: 10 weeks (June – mid-August)
Housing: Residence Hall, UD Campus Newark DE
|Areas of Research||Participating Faculty (Summer 2017)|
|Animal Health and Disease||Drs. Brannick, Keeler, Parcells|
|Bioenergy and the Environment||Drs. Benson and Li|
|Food Microbiology and Safety||Drs. Kniel and Joerger|
|Genetics and Genomics||Drs. Abasht, Biddle, and Schmidt|
|Physiology, Immunology and Nutrition||Drs. Dyer and Gressley|