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Department of Physics and Pre-Engineering Faculty Profiles

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Meet the faculty of the Department of Physics and Pre-Engineering   Faculty Member Contact Info Name : Noureddine Melikechi Title : Professor, Dean of the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology, Director of CREOSA/CAOSS Office : Mishoe Science Center South Room 216-A Phone : (302) 857-6656 Email : nmelikechi@desu.edu Research Interests: Non-linear Optics Name : Patrick Gleeson Title : Adjunct Professor Office : Mishoe Science Center South Room 206 Phone : (302) 857-6652 Email : pgleeson@desu.edu Research Interests: Low Temperature Physics Name : Gabriel D. Gwanmesia Title : Professor Office : Mishoe Science Center South Room 202 Phone : (302) 857-6653 Email : ggwanmes@desu.edu Research Interests: Material Science, High-Pressure Mineral Physics Name : Ehsan M. Helmy Title : Professor Office : Mishoe Science Center North Room 236 Phone : (302) 857-6654 Email : ehelmy@desu.edu Research Interests: Atomic & Nuclear Physics Name : Al Sameen Khan Title : Professor Office : Mishoe Science Center South Room 208-B Phone : (302) 857-6655 Email : akhan@desu.edu Research Interests: Semiconductor Materials and Devices, Photonics, Optical and Electronic Semiconductor Characterization Name : Aristides Marcano Title : Research Associate Professor Office : Mishoe Science Center South Room 225 Phone : (302) 857-6690 Email : amarcano@desu.edu Research Interests: Non-linear Optics, Laser Spectroscopy Name : Gour Shyam Pati Title : Assistant Professor Office : Mishoe Science Center North Room 239 Phone : (302) 857-6714 Email : gspati@desu.edu Research Interests: Coherent optical phenomena in atomic medium and resonant nonlinear optics Name : Arthur Purdy Title : Adjunct Professor Office : Mishoe Science Center South Room 204 Phone : (302) 857-7480 Email : apurdy@desu.edu Research Interests: Solid State Physics Name : Renu Tripathi Title : Assistant Professor Office : Mishoe Science Center North Room 241 Phone : (302) 857-6298 Email : rtripathi@desu.edu Research Interests: Non-linear Optic, Optical Coherence Tomography Name : Essaid Zerrad Title : Professor Office : Mishoe Science Center North Room 243 Phone : (302) 857-7489 Email : ezerrad@desu.edu Research Interests: Computational Atomic Physics.   Back to Department Home Page Back to College Home Page (c) Copyright 2010 DSU CMNST, Dover, Delaware 19901. All rights reserved.  

Graduate Programs of the CMNST

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The College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology is home to 12 Masters' degree programs and four (4) Ph.D. programs, in a variety of areas. Explore these program options below:   Masters programs   •          Applied Optics (M.S.) •          Biological Sciences (M.A.) •          Biological Sciences (M.S.) •          Biology Education (M.S.) •          Applied Chemistry (M.S.) (thesis optional) •          Computer Science (M.S.) •          Mathematics Education (M.S.) •          Mathematics, Applied (M.S.) •          Mathematics, Pure (M.S.) •          Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience (M.S.) •          Physics (M.S.)   Doctoral programs   •             Applied Chemistry (Ph.D.) •             Interdisciplinary Applied  Mathematics and Mathematical Physics (Ph.D.) •             Neuroscience (Ph.D.)     •             Optics (Ph.D.)   Prospective students should speak with program representatives and schedule a visit to DSU. Applications should be submitted through the Office of Graduate Studies.   Back to College Home Page

Support Programs for Science Majors

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2015-2016 Scholarships & Programs Guide/Application

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For current information about scholarships and funding opportunities in your specific area of interest, contact your department chairperson.

 

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Student support programs for science majors at DSU 2015-2016 Scholarships & Programs Guide/Application  (download here) Funding your college education, and emerging from the college experience fully prepared for the 21st century STEM workplace, is, by far, one of the most difficult challenges you will face. There are many decisions to make that will potentially impact your future, in a very short amount of time. You already know that getting good grades is important, but what else does it take to be "competitive" in the current economic climate? What more should you be doing to better position yourself to further your education? What should you be doing to develop professionally, in your field? What scholarships, awards and internships should you actively pursue?   At Delaware State University, your advisor, along with the faculty and staff of the CMNST, are part of a TEAM that is ready and willing to advise and help guide you in what the best possible path is for YOU.   Our College offers information on several support programs for students of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines seeking college funds and research training opportunities:  AMRC — Applied Mathematics Research Center Research opportunities in applied mathematics, scholarships, enrichment programs (Contact the Mathematical Sciences Dept for details.) Graduate Partnership Award Graduate student tuition and stipend support for individuals pursuing doctoral degrees in select courses of study in biomedical sciences OSCAR (Optical Science Center for Applied Research)/CREOSA (Center for Research and Education in Optical Sciences and Applications) Student research program with an emphasis on lasers and optics; scholarships, internships available Delaware EPSCoR RII — Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Student research opportunities in biological and environmental sciences for conducting year-round or summer research working with faculty research mentors in both the College of Agriculture & Related Sciences and the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology Bridge to the Doctorate: Greater Philadelphia AMP — Alliance for Minority Participation in the Sciences Scholarships for graduate/doctoral studies, career preparation, networking opportunities. (Contact Dr. Mazen Shahin for details.) HSRC — Hydrogen Storage Research Center  Studies in hydrogen storage and ecologically-friendly fuel storage options, scholarships and internships available. (Contact the Chemistry Dept for details.)    INBRE — Delaware INBRE - IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Undergraduate and graduate student stipends available in biomedical science-related majors, research opportunities, enrichment programs  MARC U*STAR - Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate research training program for rising juniors and seniors interested in obtaining PhD or PhD/MD degrees in biomedical research disciplines. Annual stipend; paid, intensive on-campus and external research experiences; participation in seminars on professional development; opportunities to present; travel funding to ABRCMS.  Mathematics Preparation Program (MP2) Preparatory course open to all incoming freshmen prior to taking college-level mathematics. RISE-SCHOLARS - MBRS RISE Scholars Program Research training and financial support to students majoring in science or mathematics who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedical science.   Title III Science and Mathematics Skills-Development Program (SMS-DP) Teaching assistantships for adjuncts, graduate and talented undergraduate students to support students taking STEM gatekeeper courses. Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program  Scholarships to provide financial support to STEM juniors for three (3) years. Concentration must be in teaching K-12 STEM subjects.    Additional Resources: ROTC — Army ROTC/ Air Force ROTC Program Leadership training in preparation for Army, scholarships and stipends available Work-study/Financial Aid Needs-based criteria, based on FAFSA eligibility, as determined by Financial Aid Office*     Back to College Homepage * Scholarships: Administered through Financial Aid Office   

DSU Science Programs for K-12

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  Science Programs Just for Youth K-12!   "Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination."  ~John Dewey, The Quest for Certainty, 1929   The College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology is committed to providing a high-quality science-based education -- not just for university-enrolled students!      We are faculty, staff and students actively involved in inspiring and enriching the lives of the youth in our immediate (and extended) community aspiring towards careers in the natural and physical sciences through various outreach efforts. The programs listed below are available "just for youth K-12." They range from open-enrollment notices for summer camps, to information about new programs and scholarships available to graduating high school students specifically considering the sciences at DSU. Please click on the links to download information or feel free to contact the program administrators directly with inquiries.   Science Events (not necessarily during the summer) Summer Programs $$$ for College   Science Events (not necessarily during the summer) Are you a student who has an interest in science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics? Then you won't want to miss this! Join us for the 4th annual Kent County Delaware Science Fair! Senator Chris Coons and a special guest speaker will be on hand to welcome and celebrate our students grades 5-12 who will show off their aptitude for science research and compete for cool prizes. Whether you would like to compete in the research expo or you just want to come see what your peers are up to, we hope to see you there! Visit www.desu.edu/kentcountysciencefair for more details.     Summer Programs What will YOU do this summer??    Now accepting applications, the Research and Engineering Program (REAP) is a 5-wk, non-residential research program open to h.s. students (grades 10-12) interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Download flier.  Back to top^       STARS at DSU! The Science and Technology Academy for Residence Scholars (STARS) program is a four-week, residential enrichment program on the campus of Delaware State University (DSU) for rising 10th – 12th grade high school students. The STARS program is designed to stimulate and extend the interest of high school students in the fields of mathematics, science, and information technology. Students will work in small group settings in science labs, computer labs, and classrooms at DSU, participating in hands-on activities in Mathematics, Science, Information Technology, English, and SAT Preparation. A limited number of scholarships are available. Dr. Mazen Shahin, Program Director. Click here to visit website and apply. Download flier. Back to top^   College $$$ for Science Students Scholarship in Mathematics and Science (SIMS) Available to Incoming Freshmen Scholarships are available to qualified incoming freshmen at DSU and offer two years of support to students who continue to meet eligibility requirements. Support is offered to meet the financial need of students defined by the Department of Education. (Cost of Attendance – Estimated Family Contribution) up to $8000. Click here to download application.  Back to top^

STARS

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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  
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STARS Program Contact: 

Dr. Mazen ShahinProgram Director

Ph: (302) 857-7055

 

Graduate Partnership Award

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  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: mharrington@desu.edu.   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
302.857.7117

 

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