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Mathematics Preparation Program

Mathematics Preparation Program   Sponsored by the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technology   FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Get a head start!  Register for MP2 and get the support you need to be successful in college.   As an incoming freshman or high school student, you are eligible to register for the Mathematics Preparation Program (MP2) before you officially begin your college career. MP2 offers two summer courses.  The first course is a mathematics course that will prepare students for college-level mathematics using research-supported, innovative mathematics teaching techniques and enrichment activities based on national and state standards.  The enrichment activities will help students build a solid foundation of fundamental mathematical concepts and procedures necessary for success in college mathematics courses and college courses with a quantitative reasoning emphasis.  Depending on placement during New Student Orientation, the mathematics course may earn credits towards graduation. The second course is an enhanced English Composition course. Students will build a solid foundation in grammar and professional writing techniques. Participants who successfully complete the English Composition I course will earn three (3) college credits towards graduation. Students attending the MP2 summer course will … Develop a more positive disposition regarding one’s capacity, confidence, and inclination to “do mathematics”; Develop a stronger understanding of rational numbers and operations involving rational numbers; Develop reasoning skills that are necessary for organizing one’s mathematical knowledge and applying that knowledge to novel problems; Develop sense-making skills to  successfully interpret mathematical definitions and contextualized problem situations; Demonstrate the ability to make generalizations to create mathematical rules, formulas, and equations; and Justify and debate mathematical arguments.   Program Options MP2 offers the convenience of flexible registration options.  See application for program cost and details. Option 1: Mathematics Course Only Option 2: Mathematics and English Composition I Option 3: Mathematics and English Composition, with On-campus Housing and Meal Plan.    MP2 Summer Course Information 6-week Summer Program on DSU Dover campus June 30, 2014 – August 8, 2014 First priority for incoming DSU freshman Summer housing option available Evening study sessions include tutoring Daily round trip transportation is NOT available Application deadlines… Option 1, 2, & 3 is June 2, 2014.   Option 3 unavailable after June 2, 2014. Applications for Options 1 & 2 will be accepted after the deadline if space is available. Space is limited, so apply early. Installment payment plans available. See application for details.




For more information contact:

The Department of Mathematical Sciences
1200 North DuPont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302-857-7051
Fax: 302-857-7054
MP2 Program Director
Dr. Nicola Edwards-Omolewa
Phone: 302-857-6645

Model of Mars Rover, Curiosity, on display at DSU

In search of signs of previous life... NASA's next Mars rover, Curiosity, is slated to land on the Red Planet on Aug. 6, 2012 (EDT). Watch a real-time visualization of its journey through space and get up-to-date data sets using NASA's Eyes on the Solar System 3-D interactive. (Free browser plug-in required.)          Shown below is a picture of the 1/10 model of the Mars Rover, called Curiosity, that will be on display at Delaware State University for 10 days, through May 2nd.                     Dr. Noureddine Melikechi (pictured below with his team), a DSU Physics research scientist, inventor, Vice President for Research and Dean of the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology, leads a team of DSU scientists who play an important role on the Curiosity mission to Mars. They help create the instrumentation that is being carried on the Curiosity and help interpret the data that is transmitted to Earth by the rover. Find out more about DSU and the Curiosity Mars Rover mission.

Applied Math Seminar

"Integral Absorbing Boundary Conditions in the Time Domain"

Dr. Francisco-Javier Sayas, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware


     This event takes place at 11 a.m. in Rm 131 in the ETV building.

     Free and open to all.


Please contact Dr. Jiguang Sun, for more information about this event.


DSU Memorial for Dr. Fatma Helmy

Memorial Celebrating the Life of Dr. Fatma Helmy.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
at 5 p.m.
E.H. Theatre Auditorium

MARC U*STAR Ethics Seminar

MARC U*STAR Ethics Seminar

This series takes place from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Science Resource Center (rm 600), 6th flr, Wm C Jason Library.

Dr. Stephen Taylor, contact:

CMNST T.A. Professional Development Series

Video followed by discussion:

"Concept Mapping: How Visual Connections Can Improve Learning"


     This is the final installment of the Spring 2012 T.A. Professional Development training series:

6:00 - 7:15 p.m., CMNST Dean's Conference Rm, 6th flr, Wm C Jason Library


For more information, please contact Ms. Vanessa Nesbit:


Q.E.D.: Natural Science Symposia

Sponsored by the Ethics Resource site


"The Tropical Movements of a Delaware Breeding Songbird: the Veery (Catharus fuscescens)"

Presenter: Christopher M. Heckscher, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Environmental Science, Delaware State University


Kent County Science Fair 2013

2nd Annual Kent County Science Fair on the campus of    Co-sponsored by State of Delaware, Delaware State University, Delaware    The second Kent County Science Fair is open to all Kent County students, grades 5 - 12, who attend a Kent County public, charter, or private school, as well as home schooled students residing in the county.  In order to compete in the fair, student projects must be original and by the student. They can be individual or team (no more than 3 members). There is no limit on the number of teams per school, but students cannot be members of more than one team. Team projects will be evaluated using the same rules and judging criteria as individual projects. The Kent County Delaware Science Fair will follow Intel(R) International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Rules. All projects must adhere to the Kent County Delaware Science Fair's Ethics Statement and to local, state, and U.S. Federal laws, regulations and permitting conditions. Rules and Regulations can be found at Kent County Science Fair website, Guidelines, complete application with student's, parent's and Adult Sponsor's signature and all required documents may be downloaded here (3). Additional forms might be required depending on the nature of your research. Included is a summary. Refer to ISEF for more details. Mail completed application packet to Ms. Jacquelyn Jones, Delaware State University, 1200 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901. All participants must adhere to the Kent County Delaware Science Fair's Ethics Statement. ***Important Dates*** February 12, 2013 Complete Application due including Research Plan   February 17, 2013 Adult sponsors receive official notification   February 27, 2013 Set-up at DSU (1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)   February 28, 2013 Judging at DSU (without students)   March 1, 2013 Judging (with students) and Science Fair at DSU     Teacher Training  - “Teaching Your Students How to Do  Student Research Projects”  will be held at Delaware State University on Monday, Oct. 22 from 3:30 until 5:30 pm. The training will be held in the Mishoe Science Center South room 213. Parking will be available in parking lot 1 at the front of the campus, please stop at the welcome center off of route 13 to pick up your parking pass.    Trainers  will take teachers through the process of doing a project and talk about the basic paper work involved in doing a project for the fair. Please RSVP by October 16 if you will be in attendance. The trainers need to prepare materials for all attendees, Link to Delaware Valley Science Fairs, Inc.

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



Links to coverage for

2012 Kent County Science Fair:

Dover Post

Dover Post (2)

The Capital Post



Download guidelines

Download application and required forms


Get Directions to DSU

(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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Becoming an International Visiting Scholars (J-1)

Teaser for Home: 
Exchange Scholars Procedure
Becoming an International Visiting Scholar (J-1) The College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology (CMNST) welcomes the participation of graduate students of multiple ethnicities in our research programs. Such collaboration fosters the cross-pollination of innovative ideas that helps enrich the overall academic culture within the College and on the DSU campus. This page outlines the process for participating as a graduate exchange student within the College. For Students For Sponsoring Faculty   Requesting to be an exchange visiting scholar (J-1) Students wishing to be a visiting or exchange student at Delaware State University under the auspices of a Principal Investigator (PI) within the CMNST should adhere to the following procedure:  Submit a letter of request to the PI of the laboratory you intend to work with, including the following information - proposed duration, start and end date if sponsored through an external fellowship, provide proposed funding source for subsistence and incidentals (stipend, housing, meals, travel expenses, insurance) proposed funding source of international processing (visa, DS-2019) Submit a copy of current curriculum vita. Submit a copy of valid I-94 (which should be in the passport). Submit a copy of insurance information.   Exchange students should direct questions about processing the DS-2019 to the Office of International Affairs (OIA),, or (302) 857-6421.   **Upon arrival on campus, the exchange visitor is to immediately report to the OIA, and will be asked to provide a copy of the following documents: a copy of the stamped DS-2019 form a copy of the visa a copy of the I-94 card (in the passport) Insurance information Please call ahead to schedule appointment with OIA: (302) 857-6421.   Hosting an exchange visiting scholar Requestors of exchange visitors must provide the following documents to the OIA as soon as possible: Letter of request to host exchange visitor, including duration, start and end dates, source of funding and department number from which expenses will be paid. Secure approval of Chairperson of the hosting department (can sign original request form requestor). Secure approval of the Dean of College (can sign original request from requestor), before sending packet of original request to Provost for approval. Forward a copy of letter of request, copy of passport, and copy of curriculum vita to the OIA.      Back to the College Home Page        © 2012 CMNST, Delaware State University, 1200 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

OSCAR Seminar


Biophysics of Clathrin Mediated Endocytosis