A less-traveled path to discovery
Article by Beth Miller
Photo by Kathy F. Atkinson
September 19, 2017
UD's Booksh, Rozovsky mentor undergraduate researchers with disabilities
Science? Research? With a learning disability?
Definitely, Emma Kamen would say. Make that "definitely!" - with an exclamation point.
When she found out about the research team University of Delaware professors Karl Booksh and Sharon Rozovsky (chemistry and biochemistry) were leading for students with disabilities, she applied. A National Science Foundation grant supports the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) team.
"I wanted to come here to take this on," she said. "I have struggled
with a learning disability, so I have a hard time learning - especially
in science. They don't make audio books for textbooks as they do in
The Marymount Manhattan College student and half a dozen other students from around the country were part of the Booksh-Rozovsky REU team,
one of four REU teams at UD this summer. The others included a marine
science team at the Lewes campus, a biomolecular engineering team and a
mechanical engineering team.
Nationwide, the competitive, 10-week REU program gives more than
1,000 undergrads an opportunity to do research at an institution outside
of their home school, giving them access to experts and research
opportunities they would not otherwise have.
The complete article by Beth Miller can be found on UDaily at http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2017/september/research-disabilities-undergrads/