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Science and Technology Academy for Residence Scholars STARS 2015 The Science and Technology Academy for Residence Scholars (STARS) program is a two-week residential enrichment program on the campus of Delaware State University (DSU) for rising 10th – 12th grade high school students. The STARS program is designed to stimulate and extend the interest of high school students in the fields of mathematics, science and information technology. The science labs, computer labs and classrooms at DSU will be the setting for small group, hands-on activities in Mathematics, Science, Information Technology, and SAT Preparation. The majority of STARS instructors are DSU professors. The main objectives of the STARS program are: To increase science and mathematics-related knowledge, skills and confidence in a group of high school students. To increase the participants’ interest in and engagement with mathematics, science and technology and increase the likelihood that they will major in a science field in college. To increase the student’s familiarity with the large variety of careers in science.   Hear what people are saying about STARS! See more from our students at: STARS 2014 Blog   2014 STARS was partially funded by: *Tensor-SUMMA of Mathematical Association of America *I Could Do Great Things Foundation   Eligible applicants  We are recruiting students who... (1) Are rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students; (2) Have a GPA average of B or above; (3) Have an interest in math and science; (4) Are motivated and enthusiastic; (5) Would like to experience college life; and (6) Would enjoy working with a diverse group of faculty and peers.     Program Highlights: Cost:  $500 per student On-campus living arrangements Cafeteria meal plan Small group, hands-on activities in Mathematics, Science, Information Technology, and SAT Preparation Field trips Collegiate experience Opportunity to qualify for future scholarships to attend Delaware State University    Program dates: The program runs Sunday, July 12 - Saturday, July 25, 2015. Apply by April 3rd.  Printable application is available here.  Program dates: July 12, 2015 – July 25, 2015 Applications due April 3, 2015   Download flier here  

STARS Program Contact: 

Dr. Mazen ShahinProgram Director

Ph: (302) 857-7055


Graduate Partnership Award

  Program Overview Thank you for your interest in Delaware State University's Graduate Partnership Award Program.  This program, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health Bridge-to-the-Doctorate program, establishes a "bridge,"  helping students to obtain a Ph.D. in Biomedical Science by providing the financial support to pursue graduate level studies, providing faculty mentors to guide students academically and professionally, and surrounding students with a support network of staff assisting them in accomplishing their goals.  The program seeks to encourage students’ interest in graduate study by removing the financial barriers associated with continued study and hesitancy surrounding admission pre-requisites. The successful applicant will plan to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Science, as indicated on the list of sanctioned programs of study (see below).  Applicants to the program are evaluated on the basis of their record of achievement, as well as their research experiences, motivation, and connection to their field of study.   We look forward to receiving your application for graduate admission to the Graduate Partnership Award Program.   Please forward your inquires to the Project Director, Dr. Melissa Harrington, 302.857.7117 or email:   Sanctioned Programs of Study Master of Science Biological Sciences Chemistry Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience Natural Resources Plant Science Food Science  Back to College Homepage


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Project Staff

Dr. Melissa A. Harrington
Project Director


Delaware INBRE Research Symposium

  $17 Million over 5 years: March 2009 to February 2014   Delaware IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)   The Delaware INBRE External Advisory Board   invites you to attend the  2011 Delaware INBRE Research Symposium Thursday, April 28, 2011 Multipurpose Rm B, MLK Student Center Delaware State University, Main Campus The Delaware INBRE is a network of Delaware institutions working towards the common goal of furthering statewide development of biomedical research capacity in Delaware. Funded by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) at the NIH, and the State of Delaware, the partnering institutions -  University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Christiana Care, Nemours/A.I. duPont  Hospital for Children, Wesley College and Delaware Technical & Community College - coordinate multi-disciplinary basic and clinical research and education projects, specifically focusing on cancer, cardiovascular and neuroscience research. This year, Delaware State University will host the Delaware INBRE Research Symposium on Thursday, April 28, 2011. Proceedings will take place in the MLK Student Center, Multipurpose Rms A, B and C, from 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., and will feature: Noon poster presentations Talks on research developments by DE INBRE researchers on cancer and neuroscience research Keynote speaker from the NIH Networking opportunities with biomedical science researchers from the Delaware Valley Two (2) break-out panel discussions to choose from (mandatory session for INBRE researchers or informational session for prospective new research PIs) Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages  *A special (pre-poster session) panel discussion will be held for DSU faculty interested in preparing successful proposals to the MBRS program.  Registration is free but space is limited. Sign up today. Attendee Registration (Non-presenters) Click here Presenter Application Click here  AGENDA Back to College Home Page ©2011 CMNST Last updated 3/14/2011

Student Internship, Fellowship Opportunities



SPIE Student Chapter at DSU - Summer 2014, DSU brought this national organization to the campus. Opportunities for internships, scholarships, and professional development for UG and graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.) in the field of optics research. Visit the website for more information.


Pursuing careers in the science and technology fields requires much preparation, not only academically, i.e., in the classroom, but also outside of the classroom. Equally important to student academics is: acquiring practical experience - gaining lab experience while engaging in research projects, and summer internships; securing funding for educational pursuits - applying to fellowships and scholarships; and  availing one's self to professional development opportunities - attending conferences, symposia, and meetings, and holding memberships in professional associations in his or her intended discipline. Download a copy of the 2014 - 2015 CMNST Scholarships and Support Programs Guide/Application here.   Listed below are just a few of our recurring internship and scholarship opportunities for DSU students majoring in science, technology, mathematics, and engineering. We endeavor to keep our resources updated on a semi-regular basis, however, additional resources may be available by contacting your department chairperson, referring to department bulletin boards and receiving email notifications.   Program  Website Program Contact Program Dates Deadline Majors/Discipline Interests OSCAR Summer 2014 Research Internship - Students spend 8 wks in the lab, receive stipends of $3,000, plus room & board. (Open to US citizens or permanent residents.)   OSCAR website Download flyer & application Mrs. Jackie Jones, June 2 - July 25, 2014 March 7, 2014 Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science Special interests: Atomic & Molecular Optics; Optical Solitons; Data Mining; Astrobiology; Laser Spectroscopy; Biophotonics; Laser Gyroscope; Biomedical Imaging DSU IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence - Biomedical research-related majors may apply to gain valuable research experiences with faculty researchers in related topics of interest. Stipends available.   DSU INBRE website Download pdf Dr. Eric B. Kmiec, Director; Ms. Lizette Camacho, contact  Fall, Spring and Summer semesters (as available) For fall, Sept. 12, 2014 Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer and Information Sciences Also, Agricultural Sciences MARC U*STAR Program - Rising juniors and seniors pursuing Ph.D. and MD/Ph.D. degrees in biomedical sciences may apply to this research training program.    MARC U*STAR website Download pdf Dr. Noureddine Melikechi, Director; Ms. Chanequa Watson, contact Fall, Spring and Summer semesters Beginning Summer 2014, now accepting applications Biomedical related sciences (refer to website for details) RISE-Scholar Program - Freshmen or sophomores may apply, majoring in STEM, or agriculture science degrees.   MBRS RISE website Download pdf Dr. Cynthia van Golen, Fall, Spring and Summer semesters Rolling submission dates Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer and Information Sciences and Agricultural Sciences R&D Summer Intern Program at Dow AgroSciences - Open to all level students pursuing Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate, this paid internship program requires a commitment to relocate to Dow AgroSciences headquarters area (in Indiana) between months of May and August. Program website Download flier Program admin: Karen Richardson, May through August Now accepting applications through Nov. 1, 2014  Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science (informatics) and Agriculture-related disciplines, including biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, plant breeding, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, surface chemistry, engineering (chemical, biological, material, or optical) and informatics (bio and chem)     Link to External Internship Opportunities for: Undergraduates Post doctoral opportunities NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships Graduate school financial support programs (NSF) Summer internships for STEM majors   Back to College Homepage (c) Copyright 2014 DSU CMNST, Dover, Delaware 19901. All rights reserved.