"New Connections: Creating Interdisciplinary Knowledge through Community Engagement" features diverse topics involving UD faculty, staff and experts throughout the tri-state area. The series is sponsored by The Interdisciplinary Science Learning Laboratories and The Community Engagement Initiative. The sessions will be held each Monday through May 1st, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. in Room 110 of the Patrick T. Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE Lab). Each session highlights projects presented in a TED-style talk ending with a discussion session.
Monday, May 1, 2017
"LINKING HYDROLOGY, GEOLOGY, AND ENGINEERING TOWARD MITIGATION OF GROUNDWATER ARSENIC POISONING IN BANGLADESH"
Holly Michael is an associate professor of geology in the Department of Geological Sciences in the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. She has joint appointments in the Department of Geography and School of Marine Science and Policy.
Dr. Michael's research has been published in Nature and Science, among other journals, attracting the attention of national news media.
In 2012, Dr. Michael was the recipient of a prestigious, highly competitive National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award.
Dr. Michael leads the Hydrogeology Group in the Department of Geological Sciences.
"DISCOVERY OF OXATHIAPIPROLIN: ENHANCING FOOD PRODUCTION IN A GROWING WORLD"
Dr Robert Pasteris is a Research Fellow in the DuPont Crop Protection Discovery Chemistry organization located at the Stine-Haskell Research Center in Newark, Delaware. He joined DuPont in 1980 after receiving his PhD degree in Organic Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and has served in both research and managerial rolls. His career has focused on controlling diseases in production agriculture and exploring new discovery technologies. His recent work on new plant disease control technologies resulted in the discovery of the piperidinyl thiazole isoxazoline class of fungicides and the development of the DuPont™ Zorvec™ disease control family of products. His talk today will provide an overview of this discovery effort.
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