Professional Development


 Professional Development Awards

These continue to be competitive awards, with a deadline of one month prior to travel. Awards of up to $500 from the Office of Graduate & Professional Education and up to $400 from the Department of Physics & Astronomy are available for travel to significant professional meetings. Students are limited to receiving two awards during their graduate career. 

 DPA Travel Application


 Workshop Opportunities for Graduate Students

Proposal Writing Workshop

This session is designed for those who are interested in funding opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds.

Who: Graduate and Undergraduate Students

When: November 30th, 2011  6:00-7:30 pm

Where: 205 Gore Hall, Newark, DE


Getting Ready to Teach Your Own Course Over Winter Session

Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, and is designed for Graduate students teaching a winter course.  Seating is limited, so register early.

Who: Graduate Students teaching during the 2012 winter session

When: December 8th, 2011, 9:30 am- 12:00 pm

Where: 310 Gore Hall

More information can be found at   


Dissertation Bootcamp

Designed for Graduate students who are commencing writing of their dissertation or find their writing has stalled. 

Who: Graduate Students composing their Dissertation

When: Winter and Summer sessions

Further details concerning the above opportunities are available online-


Dissertation Schedule

Doctoral dissertation defenses include public presentations that the University community is invited to attend.  The schedule may be found online-


Responsible Conduct in Research Training 2012

One-Day Workshop in collaboration with the Research Office.  This year's training will cover research ethics and areas of compliance.

Who: Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows

When: February 1st & 2nd 2012 9:00 am- 4:30 pm

Where: Trabant University Center

More information can be found at


Engineering, Sciende & Technology Career Fair

Who: Job Seekers, Non-UD Job Seekers & Experienced Candidates

What: The fair is open to all applicants from engineering, technology, and science related backgrounds and majors (including students, alumni, and experienced candidates from the greater community), to meet with hiring organizations regarding full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities.

When: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 12:00pm to 3:30 pm

Where: University of Delaware Bob Carpenter Sports Building/ Convocation Center


Cultural Competency Lecture and Workshops

Who: Postdotoral Fellows and Graduate Students

What: The workshop is titled "The Intercultural Classroom: How to Recognize and Effectively Respond to Culturally Different Communication Styles."

When: Friday April 20th, 2012, 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Where: 100 Wolf Hall

To reserve a spot for the workshop pleace email Heather Doty at



The Certificate in Computational Science and Engineering (CCSE)

CCSE is a an exciting opportunity to develop your computational skills as part of a degree program or part time if you already have a career going. The program is interdisciplinary: Two colleges (Arts and Science, and Engineering) and seven departments are cooperating to bring this program into existence:

  • Computer and Information Sciences,
  • Mathematical Sciences,
  • Physics and Astronomy,
  • Chemical Engineering,
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering,
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering,
  • Mechanical Engineering.

Students earn the Certificate by taking 15 credits from three different departments, more details can be found in Program Details.

Higher Education Teaching Certification Program

The Higher Education Teaching Certification program approaches teaching as scholarly work and it intends to supplement, advance, and extend existing university-wide and departmental graduate teaching assistant (TA) training efforts. It is designed primarily to enhance the teaching effectiveness of TAs while at the University of Delaware and to provide a systematic preparation for all aspects of academic careers. Teaching certification is awarded upon completion of all program aspects and it is included in the participant's official transcript. Participants need to have at least one semester of teaching experience  (i.e., classroom instruction, studio teaching, discussion session facilitation, or laboratory instruction) prior to starting the program, and include in their application a  statement of support from a faculty member in the discipline. Interested graduate students apply for admission directly to the Center for Teaching Effectiveness. There is no tuition charge for the program.

More details can be found at HETC Program Website.