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CMNST Staff - D. Pokrajac

Dr. David Pokrajac, Ph.D.was born in Sibenik, Croatia. He received his BS in electrical engineering (1993) and MS in telecommunications at University of Nis, Serbia (1997). He attended the PhD program at Washington State University 1998-2000 and received his PhD in Computer Science from Temple University in 2002. In addition, he received MBA degree from Delaware State University in 2013. He is currently a Professor of computer and information sciences and Associate dean for research and analytics at College of Mathematics, Natural sciences and Technology, Delaware State University, Dover, DE. Also, he worked as a senior scientist at VIP Mobile, Inc. 2008-2010. His research interests include machine learning, computer vision, video analytics, computational geometry and theory of algorithms. Dr. Pokrajac is member of ACM and F\&AM Equity Lodge 591, Pennsylvania.  Back to the Staff DirectoryBack to College Home Page

CMNST Staff - C. Watson

Dr. Clytrice Watson is Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and serves as Associate Dean for Student Success in the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology. She possesses a Ph.D., Microbiology/Food Microbiology from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD; an M.S., Biology, Delaware State University, Dover, DE and a B.S., Biology from Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA. She also received a Certificate of Academic Leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC. In addition to being a tenured faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences, Dr. Watson serves as Director of the Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) and the EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) undergraduate and high school summer research programs. Past positions of leadership include the Director of the Forensic Biology program, Associate Director for the MARC U*STAR program and the Director for Student Support and Scholarship. Her commitment to graduate and undergraduate research and mentoring is evident as numerous students have transitioned through her laboratory, thus making presentations at local, regional and national conferences. Dr. Watson was recently awarded the 2014 Excellence Award for Advising as a result of her dedication to advising and student success. Extramural funding includes the NSF Targeted Infusion grant, NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) and the NSF EPSCoR for the state of Delaware.              Back to the Staff Directory Back to College Home Page   (c) 2014 CMNST, Delaware State University, Dover, DE 19901

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 2015   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 May 2015 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 Mathematics (M.S.)      Applied Optics (M.S.)        Pure Mathematics (M.S.)                                Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience (M.S.)       Doctoral Programs Applied Chemistry (Ph.D.)               Optics (Ph.D.)                   Neuroscience (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: March 15, 2015 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: March 15th, 2015) 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.