Students selected for the TIDE Program will come to the University of Delaware for two weeks.
Attendees will gain exposure to two of the UD campuses, spending one week in Newark and one in Lewes. They will stay on campus and interact with program faculty and staff in traditional classroom settings, in modern laboratory facilities, in the residence halls and on the beach.
The TIDE Program is an academic learning experience and participants are expected to participate fully in classroom experience and perform the work required outside the class, too. Students will have the opportunity to visit the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment research vessels and laboratories, collect samples in the Delaware Bay, design and run experiments, and present projects.
Our team of qualified instructors will expose TIDE participants to the following topics:
- The Oceans
- General Circulation
- Salty Sea
- Tides and Waves
- Sea Breeze
- The Beach
- The Bay
- Climate and Climate Change
- Wind Power
- Alternate Energy
- Land-Use and Change
- Marine Animals
- Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
We will visit the C-SHEL lab, and have a chance to control underwater autonomous vehicles (AUV's). We will learn about rip tides in the Ocean Engineering Lab, look at the impact of rain on waves in the Air-Sea Interaction Lab, and look at microscopic plants and animals that we collect from the Delaware Bay. Students will also tour our state of the are research vessel the R/V Hugh R. Sharp and do work on the R/V Joanne Daiber.