delware environmental institute

Welcome to DENIN!

Photo of reflections in a puddle with floating leavesThe mission of the Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) is to conduct research and coordinate partnerships that integrate environmental science, engineering, and policy in order to provide solutions and strategies that address environmental challenges. DENIN serves as an advocate for sustained strength and vitality in pioneering environmental research. The Institute focuses on research areas relevant to the challenges facing the state and the nation, and Institute research informs decision makers by providing the knowledge that can help create sound environmental policies.

DENIN fosters a culture of scholarship that leverages the combined talents of our affiliates and fellows through collaborative working groups, joint proposal development, and project resource coordination.

The Institute's goals are to initiate interdisciplinary research projects; support interdisciplinary academic programs; forge partnerships among government agencies, nonprofits, industry, policymakers, and the public to address environmental concerns; and coordinate and sponsor signature events and programs that provide opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction.

— Donald L. Sparks, Director



Photo of a flowering tree branchDENIN Spring Seminar Series
Join us in 305 ISE Lab on Mondays, March 3, April 14, and May 12 for a stimulating, interdisciplinary presentation and discussion. Find out more here.


Climbing PoeTree artworkEarth Week @ UD is April 16–26!
The Delaware Environmental Institute’s Student Programs Committee will be kicking off the University of Delaware’s Earth Week festivities on Wednesday, April 16, by hosting a performance of the Brooklyn-based duo Climbing PoeTree. Join us at 7:30 p.m. in the West Lounge of the Perkins Student Center for this powerful and inspiring performance.

See the full lineup of Earth Week activities here.



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