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Dr. Udita Katugampola

Udita Katugampola

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Delaware State University
Dover, DE 19901
Tel: (302) 857-7901


Ph.D. 2011, Applied Mathematics, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Szabo-Maas Lab

Studies in systems ranging from humans to lower vertebrates have demonstrated that neural circuits can be modulated by steroid hormones. Many organs in the body are receptive to steroid hormones, which exert their actions either indirectly via the circulation or directly via local production in tissues, including the brain.

Dr. Jinjie Liu

Jinjie Liu

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Director of Math Graduate Program,
Department of Mathematical Sciences,
Delaware State University
Dover, DE 19901
Office: (302) 857-7041
Email: jliu at desu dot edu


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.  MP2 Summer Course Information 6-week Summer Program on DSU Dover campus First priority for incoming DSU freshmen Application deadlines… See application for deadlines Space is limited, so apply early. Installment payment plans available. See application for details.

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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