Wesley’s Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Dr. Stephanie Stotts received a 2018 Delaware Bioscience Center ARC (Applied Research Collaboration) grant for $46,230.
“In the biosciences, to support hypothesis-driven academic-industry research partnerships that benefit economic development in Delaware, University of Delaware’s Delaware Biotechnology Institute provides competitive Delaware Bioscience Center – ARC grants,” said Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary/Collaborative Sponsored Research Dr. Malcolm D’Souza. “Dr. Stotts submission will help Wesley students continue their research.”
In collaboration with Delaware’s ANP Technologies, the grant will foster student understanding and appreciation of the scientific method in the College’s liberal arts core.
With the assistance from ANP Technologies and the Wesley College STEM faculty, Katelyn Fry, an environmental science graduate student, will transform the ANP Technologies NIDS ACE Rapid Pesticide Test into an education module. A pilot program using these modules will then be launched in Wesley’s Frontiers of Science, and Applied Math Concepts core-curriculum courses.
ANP Technologies is a Delaware company that manufactures and produces products relating to defense, diagnostics, therapeutics, food safety, and environmental monitoring. The redesign of the Wesley College core-curriculum was supported in part, by Delaware’s EPSCoR and INBRE programs.