Wesley College has been awarded a $1.7 million IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) grant through National Instititutes of Health and National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH-NIGMS). The funding, which will be utilized through 2019, will allow Wesley to broaden its programs and support additional Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students.
“This funding is directly responsible for Wesley introducing a new minor in informatics – the science of...[more]
More than two dozen Wesley College freshmen teamed with the Food Bank of Delaware on November 24 to provide Thanksgiving food to low-income senior citizens. The project was part of the school’s Living Learning Communities program and associate professor Jessica James’ Hungry for Change: Food Culture in America seminar, in which freshmen study the relationships between food and socio-economic classes. The food distribution was part of an effort to help those students work with people living in...
As a part of a DE-EPSCoR and DE-INBRE community outreach program, undergraduates from the Wesley College science program participated in an event to inspire students in grades 1 – 8 to think about the elementary principles in chemistry. The event was held at the Independence School in Newark, DE on Nov.1. Nearly 80 volunteers assisted with the demonstrations and experiments for 231 children, as well as their families and troop leaders. The Wesley effort was led by Dr....[more]
Wesley College science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students Megan Durrant, Jasbir Deol, Catherine Gross, Alora Wilson, Ariel Bilbrough, Dionne Williams, James Welsh, Kyle Frame and John Dougherty presented posters at the 17th Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in Baltimore, Md. on October 25.
The symposium is open exclusively to undergraduate students in the STEM areas of biology,...[more]
Dr. Agashi Nwogbaga, Wesley College professor of mathematics, led and mentored Wesley math senior Rebecca Miller in presenting her honors thesis research work, "Math Modeling of the West Africa Ebola Outbreak" at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Pa., on Oct. 25, 2014. Miller was awarded with a Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Certificate of Recognition at the culmination of her presentation.
Miller is also a Cannon Scholar under the National Science...[more]
Several Wesley football players and coaches read to students at Fairview Elementary last week as part of the Jumpstart Read for the Record program. The book of choice was "Bunny Cakes," a comical story of sibling bonding and story shenanigans.
Wesley College’s music department dazzled a packed house of guests at Wesley Chapel last year with the opera “Suor Angelica.” This weekend will see an encore of that production but, this time around, the department will be taking the show on the road for two performances at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach. Opening night is Oct. 24 with a finale on Oct. 26.
Wesley College Professor of Business Management Dr. Kathleen Jacobs was asked to represent the Delaware Commission for Women by attending the 6th annual Kent County Economic Summit held at the Conference Center at Delaware Tech Terry Campus on September 23. The event was presented in collaboration with the Central Delaware Business and Entrepreneurship Consortium and the topic was “Building a Better Community.”The purpose of the Summit was to accelerate economic progress in Kent County,...[more]
Wesley College has named a garden on campus in recognition of a generous gift from Allison ’98 and Brad ’95 Gudeman. The Gudemans contributed to the campaign to build the Wesley Plazas and their garden is located on the South Plaza, between Dulany Hall and the main entrance to the College Center. A stone plaque has been placed in the garden and new plantings to beautify the space include blue and white asters, barberry, nandina, dwarf crapemyrtle, white chrysanthemums, northern bayberry, and...[more]
Dr. Malcolm J. D'Souza, Wesley College professor of chemistry, co-authored a review chapter that appeared in the October issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, pages, 18310-18332.
The article reviews the synthetic and mechanistic studies of commercially available chemical intermediates commonly used in peptide, polymer, pharmaceutical and agricultural chemistry. The work completed at Wesley College was sponsored through the NIH-NIGMS IDeA INBRE program, and the...[more]