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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

Associate Professor,
Department of Mathematical Sciences,
Delaware State University
Dover, DE 19901
Office: (302) 857-6647
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, you are eligible to register for the Mathematics Preparation Program (MP2) before you officially begin your college career. MP2 offers an on-line mathematics course that will prepare students for college-level mathematics using a mastery approach to learning mathematics.  The mastery approach allows students to “test out” of content areas they already know.  When students experience roadblocks, they will receive various forms of support, such as video tutorials, guided assistance for homework problems and on-line tutoring, before being provided additional opportunities to “test in” to new content areas.  Additionally, students will participate in on-line discussion with a mathematics instructor using video conference capabilities, have access to peer tutors on-line, and will take 2 in-person exams. The exams can be taken on the Dover Campus on a specified date, or can be taken at their former high school (pending approval).  These 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.  Students may earn college credits toward graduation depending on the content areas they successfully completed on-line.  Students attending the MP2 summer course will… Build effective study skills and learn the mathematics necessary to be successful in their college courses Build competence and confidence as they learn to be independent and responsible while using the self-paced on-line approach Improve their understanding of mathematical rules, formulas, and equations. Program Options MP2 offers the convenience of flexible registration options.  See application for program cost and details. MP2 Summer Course Information 8-week on-line Summer Program for any incoming DSU freshmen, or 5-week on-campus Summer Program for any local Delaware incoming DSU freshmen Application deadlines… See application for deadlines Space is limited, so apply early.



Registration Form


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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