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CMNST Staff - M. Bobrowsky

Dr. Matthew Bobrowsky is a scientist, educator, and science communicator.  He has been teaching astronomy, physics, and astrobiology for 25 years and is the lead author of the “Phenomenon-Based Learning” series of books published by NSTA Press.  He has received numerous teaching awards, including the University of Maryland Board of Regents' Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Bobrowsky is an astronomer and worked at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute as a science content specialist for the Origins Education Forum — a NASA educational group concerned with the origin of galaxies, stars, planets, and life.  He was responsible for presenting science related to NASA's Origins missions in a form appropriate to various educational and public audiences.   In his scientific research, Dr. Bobrowsky has made astronomical observations with many telescopes, including the Hubble Space Telescope.  His specialty is the study of planetary nebulae — clouds of gas expanding outward from aging stars.  He discovered several planetary nebulae using Hubble, including the Stingray Nebula.  Dr. Bobrowsky lectures widely on astronomy, physics, the Hubble Space Telescope, life in the universe, the process of science, Phenomenon-Based Learning, and science vs. pseudoscience.   Back to the Staff Directory Back to College Home Page

Bridge to the Doctorate

Bridge To The Doctorate Program Beginning Fall 2014   Philadelphia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is in search of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students to pursue graduate degrees. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) program promotes the participation of underrepresented minority students in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The BTD program provides financial, academic and professional support while ensuring scholars build the connections and skills needed to excel in a chosen STEM career. Selected students will be provided with fellowships for 2 years** Eligible applicants  All interested candidates must: Have participated in an LSAMP Program as an undergraduate Have obtained a degree in a STEM discipline from an LSAMP institution by 8/14 Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Have at least a 3.0 GPA Have not yet begun graduate studies Pursue a Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline at DSU and continue into PhD studies Simultaneously apply to... Delaware State University Graduate School:  (GRE is required before DSU Graduate School acceptance) Delaware State University Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) Program  Apply and be accepted into a DSU STEM Graduate Program. The STEM Graduate Programs are... College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology (CMNST) Masters Programs Biological Sciences (M.A.)     Biological Sciences (M.S.) Applied Chemistry (M.S.)     Physics (M.S.)     Computer Science (M.S.)     Applied Optics (M.S.)     Mathematics, Applied (M.S.)     Mathematics, Pure (M.S.) Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience (M.S.)       Doctoral Programs Applied Chemistry (Ph.D.)     Neuroscience (Ph.D.)     Optics (Ph.D.) Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics (Ph.D.)   College of Agriculture and Related Sciences Masters Programs Animal Science (M.S.)     Natural Resources (M.S.)     Plant Science (M.S.)   Program Benefits Student Stipends of $30,000** annually Tuition and Fees Paid and Enrollment in a Health Insurance Benefit Program Individualized faculty mentoring and coaching Participation in professional conferences and meetings Links to research and professional opportunities Enriched academic services and support ** Pending NSF Funding and satisfactory academic progress   Application Deadline: July 31, 2014 All applications must be scanned and emailed to Dr. Mazen Shahin at, or mailed to: Dr. Mazen Shahin, Program Director Bridge to the Doctorate Program Delaware State University 1200 N. DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901   Download Application Process Download Bridge to the Doctorate Application (Due: July 31st, 2014) Download Flier

Bridge to the Doctorate Program Leadership

Dr. Alton Thompson, BTD Principal Investigator

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Mazen Shahin, BTD Program Director

Ph: (302) 857-7055

Ms. Christine Bissette, BTD Program Administrator

Ph: (302) 857-7869



CMNST DDLS TechTalk-DrJRJohnson

CMNST Dean's Distinguished Lecturer Series Technical Talk

FALL 2014

Dr. Jeffrey R. Johnson, Johns Hopkins University

More information to come...

Math Seminar with Dr. Yue Lyu

Department of Mathematical Sciences Seminar

"An Introduction to Mathematical Optimal Control Theory"

Dr. Yue Lyu

Department of Mathematics, Jilin University, China

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

ETV 131

QED NaturalSciSymposiaSP2014-4

Q.E.D. Natural Science Symposia

"The Expression of the TDP-43 Gene and How It Alters Plaque Deposition in Alzheimer's Disease.”

CIS Seminar-TDodds041714

"What it Takes to Get a Job With 'The Big Techs'!"

Thomas P. Dodds, Executive IT Consultant

This talk takes place in Lecture Hall 139 in Mishoe Science Center North between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.. 

MARC U*STAR Seminar-041014

“From Haiti to Penn State: A tail of Zebrafish, heart development, diabetes and obesity studies.”

Presented by Olivier Noel, MD./PhD Candidate

“ Graduate Admission in the Biomedical Sciences: A How-to Guide”

Presented by Kristen E. Smith, Penn State University

This event will take place in Luna I. Mishoe Science Center South Rm 111 at 11 a.m. Free and open to the public. All are invited to attend. 

QED NaturalSciSymposiaSP2014-2

This lecture takes place on April 9th, in Bank of America Bldg, Rm 308 at 4 p.m., as part of the Q.E.D.: Natural Science Symposia. Karl E.

QED NaturalSciSymposiaSP2014

This lecture takes place on April 2nd, in Bank of America Bldg, Rm 308 at 4 p.m., as part of the Q.E.D.: Natural Science Symposia. Dr. Vasudevan Ayyappan, Ph.D., Post Doctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will present on the topic:"Understanding Epigenetic Regulation in the Common Bean and the Mung Bean."

CMNST AAC Announcements

Take control of your schedule -  Don't be controlled by it!       ⇒        Upcoming Dates & Reminders...   Summer-Fall 2014 Pre-Registration Advisement Schedule (Download flier) Announcements-032514         Back to AAC Home Page Back to CMNST Home Page