Thank You UEA!

On behalf of Delaware State University and the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences, CIBER would like to thank Daniel Rumley, Randy Seriguchi Jr., and Marc Anthony from Urban Ed Academy for their time and effort spent with our students during their recruitment efforts. We were, and still are, very appreciative of your enthusiasm, and we were left in awe of your commitment and dedication to your mission. Thank you all for thinking of DSU for your recruitment tour, and we look forward to the great possibilities to come!

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Congratulations to Dylan Lynch!

CIBER would like to give a special congratulations to Dylan Lynch for a successful thesis defense!

Dylan’s primary research focus was common bean. Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is one of the most important food legumes for human consumption. They are faced with abiotic factors of salinity and biotic factors of fungal root pathogens that both lower production worldwide. We aimed to find out how salinity influences the growth of these root rot pathogens and then apply these factors under a combined stress evaluation on the whole bean plants.

Research Highlights

  • Plant pathology and MGEL laboratory
  • Research on fungal pathogens of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)
  • Research involved evaluating how salinity influences fungal pathogen growth
  • How simultaneous abiotic and biotic factors influence disease severity on common bean

Urban Education Academy

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Urban Ed Academy ( is coming all the way from San Francisco, CA because they are interested in meeting with undergraduates and graduate males-of-color right here at DSU. They are specifically recruiting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) majors in the hopes of recruiting the next generation of inspiring educational leaders and innovators.

Randal Seriguchi, Jr. and Daniel M. Rumley (males-of-color themselves) are offering a unique opportunity including competitive salary, and guaranteed employment where housing and other practical needs will be taken care of for you while you are in the program.

YOU DON’T HAVE TO WANT TO TEACH TO ATTEND! Randy and Daniel want to speak to STEM majors even if they don’t want to teach as a career.

 So don’t miss out!

Event Details:  Urban Ed Academy ‘MAN THE BAY’ Event

  • Atmosphere: This is NOT a formal interview; this is very casual. Don’t feel that you need to bring a resume, though you can if you would like!
  • Where: Ag Annex, Rm 111
  • Information Session: Wednesday, April 18th, Stop by anytime between 12pm-3pm – One-on-one interviews will be held from 4pm-6pm in the same room; There will be a sign-up sheet for interviews)

If you would like to attend but cannot make the event, please contact Tiffini Johnson ( as we may be able to make arrangements outside of the scheduled event time.

Happy Birthday, 1890 Land-Grant Universities

A Tip of the Hat to Our 1890 LGUs Celebrating 127 Years of Cutting Edge Science, Education, Community Service

by Sonny Ramaswamy, NIFA Director 

The author of the Act that created land-grant colleges, Congressman Justin Smith Morrill of Strafford, Vermont, had been disappointed that such educational institutions were out of reach for African-Americans. Almost 30 years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act of 1862, the Second Morrill Act, creating our nation’s historically black land-grant colleges, was successfully shepherded through Congress by then Senator Morrill and signed into law Aug. 30, 1890.

After 127 years of experience and diversity in agricultural research, education, and extension, our 1890 LGUs are poised to develop leadership and human capital for our nation’s preeminence in the 21st century. That is not a bad legacy for the seminal ideas Justin Smith Morrill articulated in the 19th century.

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