Rosy Magana and Vanessa Santiago (pictured), undergraduate Health Behavior Science Majors with Public Health Minors, presented their research findings at the 2016 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine (SBM) in Washington DC and at the Celebration of Undergraduate Engaged Scholarship at the University of Delaware. They were awarded a summer Service Learning Fellowship to complete a community-based research project and worked under the guidance of Dr. Mia Papas, Director of the Minor in Public Health and the Undergraduate Public Health Research Lab. They were selected from a national pool of applicants to present their findings at the SBM conference and were awarded a scholarship from the Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning Office to attend the conference.
The Office of Service Learning provides a central location for information about service learning and community engagement opportunities at the University of Delaware. It supports and advises faculty interested in enhancing and developing service learning courses; students interested in pursuing community engagement projects; and community partners interested in exploring connections with UD.
- In January, 2015, the University of Delaware was recognized nationally with the Community Engagement Classification from the distinguished Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. OSL staff serve on the Community Engagement Commission which explores ways to support and expand this work.
- In September the OSL, in partnership with the School of Public Policy and Administration, will pilot a Community Engagement living learning community for first year students in Redding Hall. This LLC is designed to provide a shared experience for first-year students from all majors who have a strong desire to "make a difference in the world" and want this commitment integrated into their academic and/or extra-curricular lives at UD.