Senator Kaufman was honored as the keynote speaker for the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science graduating class of 2010. He shared with the graduates his own personal reflections on just how influential a degree in engineering can be on a person's life.
Sen. Kaufman announced that Newark company ANP will be receiving $2.4 million in federal funding. The funding is going to be used to aid the development of a system to detect biological warfare agents.
Sen. Kaufman addressed University of Delaware College of Engineering graduates during the college's convocation on Saturday afternoon, May 29, at the Bob Carpenter Center, discussing the need for people who fully understand science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Ted Kaufman (both D-Del.) and U.S. Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) honored some of Delaware’s U.S. service academy inductees on Wednesday, June 9. Each year, Delaware’s congressional contingent nominate students from the Diamond State for the U.S. military service academies, which then make the final selections. Those honored were: James Cetnar Jr., 18, a Polytech High School graduate going to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; Alison Schwinn, 18, a Seaford High School graduate going to the U.S. Naval Academy; Zachary Brown, 18, a Delaware Military Academy graduate going to the U.S. Naval Academy; Marilyn Cole,18, a Cab Calloway School of the Arts graduate going to the U.S. Air Force Academy; Ashley Markey, 18, a Delaware Military Academy graduate going to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; Connor Freeh,17, an Archmere Academy graduate going to the U.S. Naval Academy; Stephanie DeAngelo, 18, a Delaware Military Academy graduate going to the U.S. Air Force Academy; Michael Brooks, 18, a Delaware Military Academy graduate going to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; Sean McCalister, 19, a St. Thomas More graduate going to the U.S. Naval Academy; Megan Northshield, 17, a Tatnall School graduate going to the U.S. Naval Academy and Ann Kitzmiller, 17, a St. Thomas More graduate going to the U.S. Naval Academy.
On May 24, Sen. Kaufman helped to announce $2.4 million in federal funding for ANP Technologies in Newark. ANP received funds for research, development, testing, and evaluation to develop a handheld device for detection of a variety of biological warfare agents related to bacteria and viruses.
From late March to early April, Sen. Kaufman traveled to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. The purpose of the trip was to assess security, military, and political developments in these regions. During his visit, Sen. Kaufman met with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Iraq, President Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan, and President Asif Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Gilani in Pakistan, as well as U.S. military and civilian leaders and troops.
Sen. Kaufman helped announce on Jan. 29, 2010, Junior Achievement's new "Innovation Hub". The iHub helps attract students to careers in the state's growing job sectors, including the biosciences and biotech industries.