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DSU Optics Center - DRAFT

The Optical Science Center for Applied Research (OSCAR) at Delaware State University Dear Friends of OSCAR, The opening of the new state-of-the-art Optical Science Center for Applied Research (OSCAR) building at Delaware State University marks an exciting step forward for DSU and the wider community.  With your help, we look forward to expanding upon DSU’s impressive history of accomplishment in optics:  Over $40 million in competitive research grants obtained; National and international recognition for its role in NASA’s most recent mission to the planet Mars (photo?); New MS and PhD programs in optics, (insert photo of student winning first prize for a paper at a prestigious international conference); Significant contributions to our understanding of optical techniques for the early detection of diseases, pollutants, and other threats to our wellbeing.  The building would not have been possible without the generous support of the State of Delaware, but we still need to raise funds to buy new and move existing equipment.  State and Federal dollars are not available for this purpose.    Your support is essential to complete the facility and to help realize the program’s scientific, educational, and economic development goals, including:  Fostering the development of new high-technology companies  Allowing DSU to recruit and retain highly qualified scientists in the rapidly growing field of optics  Attracting additional federal research dollars  Increasing the size of the undergraduate and graduate programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)  Improving STEM education by training teachers and giving opportunities to K-12 students to learn from scientists about their work  OSCAR is one of the few centers for applied research in optics in the country and one of even fewer with an expertise in the promising field of biophotonics.  I hope you will join us in this ambitious journey of discovery, education, and economic growth that will benefit not only Kent County, but Delaware and the nation!  Noureddine Melikechi

Inner of First Shell $100,000
Second Shell $75,000
Third Shell $50,000
Fourth Shell $25,000
Fifth Shell $10,000
Sixth Shell $5,000
Seventh Shell $2,500
Frind of Optics $100

The names of all donors of $2500 or more will be engraved on a beautiful sculpture of the periodic table of the elements to be hung in the lobby of the OCSAR building. 

“By investing in this project, we are investing in the future of our state.  Students are gaining the great potential to learn cutting edge science and technology for the jobs of tomorrow.  Strong universities will give us the educated workforce we need for the future, and further strengthen Delaware as an attractive place for innovative businesses.”

Governor Jack Markell in announcing the State of Delaware’s commitment to funding Phase I of the new optics facility

Math Seminar-Dr Y. Guo

Department of Mathematical Sciences Seminar


“Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and Their Soliton Solutions”

Guest Lecturer: Prof. Yucui Guo

Department of Mathematics,Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications,
Beijing, China

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room: ETV 131

Kent County Science Fair 2015

  4th ANNUAL KENT COUNTY SCIENCE FAIR held on the campus of Thursday, March 5, 2015  Co-sponsored by the State of Delaware, Delaware State University, Delaware  Attendees of the 2014 Kent County Science Fair               For more information, or to inform us that you would like to participate, please contact Jacquelyn Jones at or 302.857.6650. Sponsored by: Senator Chris Coons’ Office, Delaware State University (DSU), Delaware Technical & Community College (Terry Campus), Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI) and the Optical Science Center for Applied Research (OSCAR)  at DSU    (c) Copyright 2014 Delaware State University  

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(guests arriving for the science fair will be able to park in parking lot #1)




Optical Sciences Center for Applied Research (OSCAR)



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Delaware is serious about S.T.E.M.

View the articles below to find out more great information about  Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) in Delaware:

Is average good enough?

Delaware BioGENEius


DCNR Seminar- Dr. Paolo Nucifora

Seminar Series


“Neuroimaging in Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD”

Guest Lecturer: Dr. Paolo Nucifora, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology,

Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


DDLS - Dr. A. Ericsson

Fall 2014 CMNST Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Series

Dr. Aprille Ericsson, deputy to the chief technologist

Applied Engineering and Technology Division NASA Goddard Flight Center

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
MLK Jr Student Center, Parlor A | 11 am

DDLS - Dr. Byung K. Yi

Fall 2014 CMNST Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Series

Dr. Byung K. Yi, chief technology officer and executive VP

InterDigital Labs, Inc.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
MLK Jr Student Center, Parlor C | 6 pm

MARC U*STAR Seminar- Dr. Helen Anni

“Early transcriptional signatures of aberrant neurodevelopment in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders”

Dr. Helen Anni, Assoc. Professor of Research
SHRO Cancer Research & Molecular Medicine Institute and Center of Biotechnology, Department of Biology, Temple University

CMNST Staff - D. Weller

 Ms. Diane M. Weller serves CMNST as Administrative Assistant to Dean Melikechi and the Associate Deans, having come on board from another college on campus. She has been with the University since March, 2011.  Ms. Weller is a local Delawarean, having grown up in the farmlands around Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna.  She graduated cum laude from Delaware Technical & Community College with an A.S. degree in Management & Marketing and summa cum laude from Wilmington University with a B.S. degree in Management.   Prior to coming to DSU, Ms. Weller’s interests and education led to an extensive career  as a paralegal with Dover law firms, as a sales account manager for a textile manufacturing firm, and as proprietor of a pet-sitting business known as “All Creatures Great and Small.”  She particularly enjoys DSU for the friendliness of its faculty, staff, and students. Back to the Staff DirectoryBack to College Home Page (c) 2014 CMNST, Delaware State University, Dover, DE 19901