Wesley College Professor of Chemistry Dr. Malcolm J. D’Souza was featured in International Innovation, a magazine devoted to disseminating science, research and technology information. D’Souza explains the decade-long transformation that a National Centre for Research Resources (NCRR) grant has driven, creating a dynamic and exciting environment where research drives undergraduate teaching for student benefit. “The grant money from NCRR has helped Wesley enrich our STEM programs and open...[more]
Wesley College held a small reception for Ken Robertson, Jr., a local retired Air Force member who donated a brass rubbing of Sir Robert de Bures to the College, which was originally done some time in the 1970s.Brass rubbing is a technique that requires a person to use special metallic crayons to copy an image from a piece of brass. Typically, artists will use only one color because it is less time consuming. However, Robertson went the extra mile and used three colors for his piece. The...[more]
A standing-room only crowd of Wesley College students, most of which included student-athletes, packed Wells Theater on Monday night as guest speakers Jim and Sandi Tkach spoke on the issue of suicide and what we can do to prevent it.
Almost at the end of cross-country practice, Tristin Burris came running up, asking her coach, "We still going?" "Sure," Stephen Kimes told Burris, giving her the workout.
Field hockey practice had just ended across the street. Burris was on the run from one sport to another.
Senior biological chemistry major Aaron Givens will receive the 2012 Delaware-American Chemical Society Undergraduate Chemistry Award at their Education Awards Banquet on Thursday, September 27, 2012, at the DuPont Country Club in Wilmington, De. Givens has completed three undergraduate research projects in Professor of Chemistry Dr. Malcolm D'Souza's laboratory, including a joint project with Dr. Qiquan Wang at Delaware State University. Givens' undergraduate research projects have been...[more]
This summer biology majors Amber Wiltbank and Jonie Woodard completed a 9-week NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Delaware State University. The program trained students in Molecular Genetics and Genomics. The experience concluded with a symposium during which students presented posters of their research results. Dr. Lynn Everett, professor of biology, served as their academic mentor. This was Wesley’s sixth year of participation in the REU.[more]
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) used the data obtained at Wesley College to criticize the FDA for not following its own rules. Normally, it’s pharmaceutical companies that come under the scrutiny of the FDA. However, in an interesting twist of fate, the FDA itself is now under fire for not enforcing its own rules.
When Dom Zara first arrived on the Wesley College campus four years ago, it didn’t look like much of a campus at all.
Cars whizzed through on city streets, and it was hard to tell where campus grounds ended and city neighborhoods began. The private school north of downtown had no center of gravity.
“It looked like buildings on streets,” said Zara, a 23-year-old senior. “It didn’t even look like a school.”
All of that changed when students arrived for the fall semester as the college...
Wesley College might not be the largest or most glamorous institution of higher learning on the map, or even in Delaware, but it suits Mike Drass just fine.
Gabriel Fernandez-Bueno (biological chemistry junior) and Olivia Hampton (biology senior) each earned a $3,000 undergraduate tuition scholarship from the NASA Delaware Space Grant Consortium (DESGC) for 2012-2013. Each year this competitive award is presented to highly qualified applicants to conduct laboratory research at a DESGC institution. Fernandez-Bueno and Hampton are analyzing the reactions of chloroformate esters that are common ingredients in the synthesis of useful chemical...[more]