College of Education & Human Development Steele Symposium and Celebration of Excellence
The College of Education and Human Development held a special day to celebrate our students’ scholarship and achievements.
April 12, 2013
John M. Clayton Hall
8:30 am–2:00 pm
Celebration of Excellence
Departmental Awards: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
College-wide reception: 5:00 pm
See UDaily article highlighting the event.
Held from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm, this symposium featured research presentations by graduate and undergraduate students in the School of Education and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.
This year the Steele Symposium was a college-wide event including graduate and undergraduate students from the School of Education and from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Participation in the research symposium was required for Ph.D. in Education students and all other graduate and undergraduate students were warmly welcome to present and/or attend. In addition, faculty and CEHD community members were invited to attend and hear the student presentations.
Keynote Address and Video
Dr. Patrick H. Tolan, the director of the University of Virginia Center to Promote Youth Development discussed “Speaking Truth to Policy: The Importance of Quality Educational and Human Development Research” at the University of Delaware’s 2013 Steele Symposium. View the video on YouTube.
Celebration of Excellence
The CEHD Celebration of Excellence was also held on April 12. Each academic unit conducted their awards ceremonies from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, followed by a college-wide reception at 5:00 pm. The Celebration of Excellence recognized the College’s exceptional undergraduate and graduate students as well as some of our outstanding faculty.
See our List of 2013 Award Recipients:
- Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies Celebration of Excellence
- School of Education Celebration of Excellence
- CEHD Faculty Awards
During the Celebration of Excellence, faculty and staff loaned practiced their scooping skills during the reception featuring UDairy Creamery ice cream.
Background of the Steele Symposium
The Marion H. Steele Symposium honors the memory of Marion H. Steele, a 1928 graduate of the University of Delaware.
This symposium, sponsored by the College of Education and Human Development and the family of Marion H. Steele, in cooperation with the Delaware Association for Family and Consumer Science, features academic work by both undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of human development, education, consumer and family sciences, family studies, fashion and apparel studies, and nutrition.
At the University of Delaware, the study of home economics has evolved over time, previously residing within the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, and is now located in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). CEHD is pleased to increase the scope of the symposium by including students’ research from both the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and the School of Education.
Ms. Steele dedicated her life to the field of home economics. She spent her 41-year career at the American Home Economics Association (AHEA) and served as longtime editor of the Journal of Home Economics (now The Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences), until her retirement in 1969.
She was a passionate supporter of this field, not only dedicating herself to producing a high-quality academic journal, but also taking an active interest in the development of the AHEA International Scholarship Program. She is credited to paving the way for dozens of students to engage in international study. Her groundbreaking support of international study is especially valued at the University of Delaware as we appreciate the significance that international perspectives provide within our fields of study.
Marion Steele’s legacy at the University of Delaware continues through this symposium, recognizing research that reflects the high standards of scholarly written work to which she dedicated her professional efforts.
We are grateful to the Steele family for their continued support of this symposium.
For more information on the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, visit www.aafcs.org.