Classes at Wesley College begin Monday and the new academic year opens with a new president guiding the school. Robert Clark took over as Wesley’s 17th president last month. Clark, a former Commandant of Midshipmen at the U.S Naval Academy, replaces Dr. William N. Johnston who retired at the conclusion of the 2014-15 academic year. Clark comes from Penn State University where he was Joint Service Coordinator. He says his goal as president at Wesley is to create an environment where the entire...
Wesley's Cannon Scholars Program launched last year with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), is designed to recruit and retain low-income undergraduate students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The goals of the program are three-fold: increase the number of underrepresented and financially disadvantaged students graduating with STEM degrees, prepare students to pursue graduate or professional programs, and increase the number of skilled...
Seventeen Wesley College undergraduates presented posters detailing sponsored research projects at the 6th Annual Undergraduate Celebratory Symposium, held at the University of Delaware’s Patrick T. Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory on August 13 in Newark, Delaware.
Over the course of the summer, 22 undergraduates at Wesley College completed the research projects, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health-National Institute of General Medical Sciences...[more]
Wesley College biological chemistry students Catherine Gross, Alora Wilson, and graduate Jasbir Deol, recently had a peer-reviewed article published in the Clute Institute's Contemporary Issues in Education journal. The article, “Integrative Biological Chemistry Program includes the use of Informatics Tools, GIS and SAS Software Applications,” detailed how Wesley's biological chemistry program was restructured to include a one-semester Physical Chemistry for the Life Science course and two...[more]
On July 10, Wesley College hosted a research ethics workshop to raise awareness of various ethical concerns in scientific research. Attendees considered two science case studies, reviewed a situation and prepared a recommendation on how to resolve the ethical issues it presented. “This was a great opportunity for students utilize their training and respond to a situation in a safe environment and see the value of ethics in scientific research,” said Wesley Professor of Philosophy and...[more]
Wesley College professors and a professional staff member chronicled their efforts to raise the profile of Wesley’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs through grant funding.
Wesley’s Professor of Chemistry Dr. Malcolm J. D’Souza, Professor of Biology Dr. William K. Kroen, Executive Director of Student Success Ms. Charlene B. Stephens, and Professor of Chemistry and Physics Dr. Richard J. Kashmar, have a peer-reviewed article published in "The Journal of College Teaching...[more]
Through funding acquired from a U.S. Department of Education (D.O.E.) Teacher Quality Partnership grant, Wesley education faculty have begun to bridge the professional development gap between teacher preparation programs and school performance expectations. “The hope is to better prepare teachers that have the potential to impact student learning in high-needs schools and critical content areas,” said Wesley College Professor of Education and Director of Graduate Programs in Education Dr....[more]
As Dr. William N. Johnston retires from Wesley College in Dover this month, Capt. Robert E. Clark II, a former submarine commander and Naval Academy Commandant, will assume the helm as president. Clark was chosen from among 109 applicants for the position. “Mr. Clark’s innovative and collaborative leadership style is the perfect fit for Wesley College at this time in Wesley’s history,” said Board of Trustee chair and co-chair of the search committee Robert V.A. Harra Jr. “We welcome Bob and...
Wesley College students Christine Rojas and Karri-Jo Walls completed a weight and diet behavior survey on Wesley’s undergraduate population that appeared in the June issue of the American Journal of Health Sciences.
The peer-reviewed publication published the survey results that showed 29.5% of the Wesley undergraduate respondents are overweight and 19.8% are obese. Further analyses indicate that students who follow the USDA guidelines for recommended daily portions of fruit and dairy have a...[more]
Wesley College graduates Aaron Givens ’13 (biological chemistry) and Benjamin Barile ’14 (mathematics) had their undergraduate research efforts published in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Xplore digital library. They co-authored a peer-reviewed article that details the creation of a prototype for a mobile app for Delaware farmers. This searchable app details pesticide application information for 62 common registered agricultural pesticides that are typically used in the...[more]