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Speech pathology

UD’s Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic Now Open

New clinic offers treatment to children and adults diagnosed with speech, language, or hearing impairments in individual or small group settings.

First Step Blue Hens

First Steps Grand Challenges

Students received $10,0000 in seed money to tackle societal problems.


Incubating Innovation

At UD entrepreneurism is a mindset, a mantra, a tenet of higher education.

The University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus is located just a half mile from the heart of UD’s primary academic campus. The 272-acre campus is currently under development as a mixed use urban streetscape — a hub of innovation, next-generation research, partnerships aligning UD and Delaware with companies focused on 21st Century problems, products and services, as well as real-world academic experiences that give students a chance to learn by doing and gain resume-building work experiences.

The property is owned by the University of Delaware, a nationally renowned research university with more than 1200 major fields of study. STAR is already home to:

  • A performance computing company named by Forbes as one of America’s Most Promising Companies
  • A manufacturer of clean fuel-cell power sources whose energy servers provide power to Fortune 500 clients including Google, Wal-Mart, AT&T and Coca-Cola.
  • A test zero-emissions vehicle laboratory supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, the State of Delaware, NRG Energy, Honda and BMW.
  • UD’s Health Sciences Complex of classrooms, research laboratories, and open-to-the-public care clinics. Operating under the name STAR Health, UD’s comprehensive clinics offer major health and prevention services including: primary care, physical therapy, speech therapy, mental health services, care coordination, nutrition counseling, fitness counseling and health coaching.
    • Local residents can access high quality care and work directly with researchers developing advanced ways to treat illnesses and injuries.
    • UD students train to become the next generation of healthcare practitioners in the clinics, including one belonging to the world-class physical therapy department, a program ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report.

And, that’s just the beginning. Future development includes:

  • A 10,000 square-foot wet lab that will serve as an incubator for small research companies