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2019 Participants

Ayo Agbaje

Ayo Agbaje

School/Academic Year/Major: Delaware State University/Junior/Digital Media

Mentor: Dr. Tanya Gressley

Brief Description: Ayo Agbaje is a Junior at Delaware State University, and he spent his summer analyzing the enzymes present during fermentation inside the bovine rumen.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhJZ-RSsB3M

Brianna Ames

Brianna Ames

School/Academic Year/Major: University of Delaware/Junior/Animal Science and Agriculture and Natural Resource double major

Mentor: Professor Alphin

Brief Description: Brianna Ames is a Junior attending the University of Delaware and she tested for the reduction of New Castle Disease Virus on vehicles using an Undercarriage Decontamination System.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQZAWrdlI_Q

Kara Anderson

Kara Anderson

School/Academic Year/Major: University of Delaware/Senior/Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture and Natural Resources

Mentor: Dr. Biddle

Brief Description: Kara Anderson is a Senior at the University of Delaware. She spent her summer studying the bacterial populations in the gut microbiome of equine and related it to its overall behavior and health.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI3no1W0zkk

Paige Brooks

Paige Brooks

School/Academic Year/Major: Lincoln University/Senoir/Biology

Mentor: Dr. David Ladman

Brief Description: Paige Brooks is a Senior at Lincoln University, and she dedicated her summer to understanding the persistence and immunity patterns of ORT and E. Coli on the Infectious Bronchitis Vaccine (IBV).

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR9xnknX6Pc

David Brown

David Brown

School/Academic Year/Major: Lincoln University/Senior/Environmental Science with minor in Visual Arts

Mentor: Dr. Delaney and Grad. Grace Savoy-Burke

Brief Description: David Brown is a Senior at Lincoln University. He recorded and classified domestic species in the surrounding area and also studied the response rate in bees to their alarm pheromone.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-pIiv2dwGs

Carlos Cabrera-Blanco

Carlos Cabrera-Blanco

School/Academic Year/Major: Delaware State University/Junior/Food and Nutritional Science

Mentor: Dr. Joerger and Dr. Kniel

Brief Description: Carlos Cabrera-Blanco is a Junior at Delaware State University. He studied the effects of Ammonia levels on Listeria and Salmonella Strains, and he also analyzed growth patterns of Salmonella and E. coli bacteria in plants.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEOdCzN5Rks

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Gabriella Castillo

School/Academic Year/Major: University of Delaware/Recent Graduate/Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Mentor: Dr. Hiltpold

Brief Description: Gabriella Castillo is a recent graduate of the University of Delaware. Her research studied the effects of different environmental factors on flight conditions for moths using an insect flight mill.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59em_xxgUmc

 

Lillian Goldman-Muller

Lillian Goldman-Muller

School/Academic Year/Major: University of Delaware/Senior/Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Mentor: Dr. Dutta

Brief Description: Lillian Goldman-Muller is a Senior attending the University of Delaware. She worked to expand the research on Ovarian Cancer using avian and rodent models.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppEUe5CsHEQ

Erin Gollhardt

Erin Gollhardt

School/Academic Year/Major: University of Delaware/Senior/Applied Molecular biology and biotechnology

Mentor: Dr. Parcells

Brief Description: Erin Gollhardt is a Senior attending the University of Delaware. She investigated T-Cell expression of Marek’s Disease Virus in vaccinated chickens.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS89aawxmQc

Brittany O'Connell

Brittany O’Connell

School/Academic Year/Major: University of Maryland Eastern Shore/Junior/General Agriculture with a concentration in Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Mentor: Dr. Parcells

Brief Description: Brittany O’Connell is a Junior at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Her project analyzed the role of protein complexes in Marek’s Disease Virus (MDV) on the Innate Immune System of Chickens.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKbChiHjiEU

Emma Redman

Emma Redman

School/Academic Year/Major: University of Delaware/Junior/Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture and Natural Resource double major

Mentor: Dr. Benson

Brief Description: Emma Redman is a Junior at the University of Delaware and is studying the efficiency of Undercarriage Decontamination Systems for vehicles using foam applied disinfectant.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chnmCqjYx3Q

Jordyn Stevens

Jordyn Stevens

School/Academic Year/Major: University of Delaware/Senior/Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture and Natural Resources double major

Mentor: Dr. Yihang Li

Brief Description: Jordyn Stevens is a Senior at the University of Delaware, and she focused her studies on understanding how dietary supplements affect the gut health and overall cell populations in swine.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDvQvKvrcVk

Kristen Wooten

Kristen Wooten

School/Academic Year/Major: University of Maryland Eastern Shore/Senior/General Agriculture with a concentration in Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Mentor: Dr. Parcells

Brief Description: Kristen Wooten is a Senior at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and her project examined metabolism changes in Marek’s Disease Virus (MDV) infection.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o39R8cCsUk

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 has been developed to address this disparity. Intensive, hands-on research education and experiential learning projects help to bridge the perceptual change required for students to Envision themselves as Scientists.

With partnering institutions (Lincoln University, Delaware State University, and the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore), 10 to 13 undergraduates per Summer will:

  1. Work with a faculty mentor to develop their own hypothesis-based research project,
  2. Document this project in a laboratory notebook, ePortfolio, and by creating a video summarizing the project,
  3. Present and distribute this video at the Delaware State Fair, (it will also be posted to YouTube)
  4. Make a scientific poster presentation at the Undergraduate Research Symposium in August.

The summer includes training in video equipment, editing, and storytelling, ethics, laboratory, and safety trainings, and participation in camraderie-building activities. This experience begins June 9 and runs through August 16, 2019.

Additional details

Find out more about stipend, housing and faculty mentors.