Senior Biology Major Becomes 38th UD Student to Earn Fulbright Award

Senior Biology Major Becomes 38th UD Student to Earn Fulbright Award

 

 

For five years before coming to UD to study biology, Sebastian Scofield, '14, kept three beehives. He sold the honey, but mostly, according to Scofield, he just liked them.

Now, Scofield has become UD's 38th student to receive a Fulbright Award. His award will make it possible for him to continue working with beesthis time in England as part of his course of study as a Fulbright Student pursuing a master's degree in Applied Ecology and Conservation at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, England).

As part of his one-year degree program, Scofield will conduct a research project studying the functional effects of pollinator biodiversity upon ecosystems under Professor in Evolutionary Biology Andrew Bourke, a leading research scientist in the field.

"I wanted to work with Professor Bourke because he is an internationally recognized expert on native bee pollination ecology. His mentorship will play a huge role in my own career development," said Scofield.

This Fulbright-sponsored research opportunity will give him the chance to work at the forefront of biodiversity research, and it will give him an international perspective on the biodiversity and pollinator crises and associated social issues.

As a UD student, Scofield has completed research on ants and butterflies in Costa Rica and Hexalectris orchids at the Cedar Ridge Preserve in Dallas under the mentorship of Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Biology Marcy Brown Marsden. In 2013, he received a Goldwater Scholarship, a prestigious national scholarship named after U.S. Senator Barry M. Goldwater in honor of his years of service to the U.S. and his interest in science and technology.

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