Envision

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.

Program Details

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

Specific Faculty Research Webpages: http://canr.udel.edu/our-faculty/anfs/