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Incoming Freshmen Checklist

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  Are you an incoming freshman majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)? Here is a helpful checklist to make sure you have registered and applied for all available resources and opportunities as you begin your studies at DSU. DSU Application Step 1 - Apply to Delaware State University. You must submit SAT/ACT scores and your high school transcripts. Make sure to declare you major on your application.   http://www.desu.edu/apply-now Apply for Financial Aid Step 2 - Apply for financial aid. You and your parents must complete the Federal Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). The Financial Assistance Office can assist you. http://www.desu.edu/financial-aid/investing-your-future-paying-college Register for New Student Orientation Step 3 - Find out what it means to be a Hornet. New Student Orientation (NSO) is mandatory for your attendance at DSU. Make sure you register and attend. STEM majors are recommended to attend NSO on June 28-29, 2011. The Admissions Office can schedule this for you.   http://www.desu.edu/admissions Register for STEM Training Camp Step 4 - As a STEM student, you should attend the STEM  Training Camp (August 18-23). This FREE training camp will give you the skills you need to be successful in your challenging major. Click below for registration form. Email to: mvela@desu.edu .   STEM Training Camp Registration Apply for Scholarships Step 5 - Numerous scholarships are available to incoming freshmen. To explore your scholarship options, visit:  http://www.desu.edu/in-state-scholarships     Back to Program Homepage Back to College Homepage (c) Copyright 2011 DSU CMNST, Dover, Delaware 19901. All rights reserved.       
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HBCU-UP Project Highlights


  • Free Summer Training Camp for STEM Freshmen
  • Peer mentoring
  • Freshman Learning Communities
  • Career counseling
  • Undergraduate research opportunities ($4,000 per year in stipends)
  • Assistance in applying to graduate schools
  • Opportunities to become a peer mentor/leader 

Staff Profile

Dr. Harry L. Williams
Principle Investigator
 
Project Director
 
Co-Principle Investigator
 
Co-Principle Investigator
 
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External Advisory Board Members


Dr. Richard Guarasci
Dr. Teck-Kah Lim
Dr. F.M. Ross Armbrecht, Jr.
Dr. Randolph J. Guschl
Dr. Michael I. Vaughan
Mr. Malik J. Stewart

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Engineering Physics Option

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The Engineering Physics curriculum is based on core physics engineering courses plus physics electives within three (3) tracks: Electrical engineering (Link to curriculum) Bioengineering (Link to curriculum) Optical engineering (Link to curriculum) All students who select the Engineering Physics program major must complete the general education program as required of all students (See General Education Requirements). In addition, students must take Physics 191, 192, 201, 202, 220, 361, 362,401, 402, 418; Engineering 205, 210, 211, 212, 220, 221, 302, 309, 340; Mathematics 251, 252, 253; Chemistry 101, and technical electives specific to each track.  Back to Department Homepage Back to College Homepage (c) Copyright 2010 DSU CMNST Dover, Delaware 19901

DSU CMNST Web Policy & Copyright Statement

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  College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology Website Policy and Copyright Statement   Introduction Website Mission Management of the CMNST Website General Policies Responsibilities & Liabilities Visitors CMNST - Web Copyright Statement   INTRODUCTION The pages contained under www.desu.edu/cmnst are intended for the information of a variety of constituencies both internal and external to the Delaware State University College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology (CMNST) including: students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, prospective students, and the general public. The content thereof is intended to support the mission and goals of the DSU College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology and to serve as a resource that engages the CMNST community and enhances the relationship between the College and its respective audiences.   The policies contained in this manual have been compiled for the purpose of governing and maintaining the College’s presence on the World Wide Web.  Any person using these pages must conform to the following policies and is responsible for complying with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Back to top  WEBSITE MISSION www.desu.edu/cmnstis the public presence of the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology on the World Wide Web. As such, it reflects the academic excellence of our enterprise, the programmatic offerings, and the associated stories of faculty, students, and alumni, who have contributed to the vitality of our academic community and their own personal success.   The mission of the College’s website is to describe to a variety of interested constituencies, the success of the College, its programs, and its extended community, through compelling visual images and engaging written word. The website will serve as the most up-to-date location for pertinent information for external and internal audiences and will allow prospective students to make informed decisions and take the necessary steps towards their enrollment at the College. Back to top   MANAGEMENT OF THE CMNST WEBSITE   Office of the Dean – contact vnesbit@desu.edu Oversees all content relating to the College’s web presence.   Content Area Managers A number of individuals representing areas associated with the College’s web property may also be designated as content area managers and are charged with the responsibility for maintaining content on the College’s website. As the needs of College’s website change over time, content areas and their managers may be reassigned to reflect current or anticipated usage. The number and function of content area managers will be reviewed and restructured by the College. Back to top    GENERAL POLICIES   The College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology (CMNST) upholds and subscribes to all policies and provisions as stated in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act 105 PL 304 (DMCA) and Title 17 of the US Code. In particular, as stated, it is unlawful to download, upload, or distribute in any fashion, copyrighted material in any form without permission or a license to do so from the copyright holder. The CMNST does not endorse or encourage the use of copyrighted material in ways not intended for such materials. The domain www.desu.edu/cmnst is the sole property of Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware. In addition, a number of related domains are also the property of the College. For a full list of domains owned by Delaware State University, please contact the Webmaster at webmaster@desu.edu. Also refer to DSU’s Privacy Statement at www.desu.edu/privacy-statement. All materials, including registered trademarks of the College, contained on the CMNST website, are protected under the copyright and intellectual property laws of the United States. These may include, but are not limited to: logos, images, taglines, marketing copy, and graphic designs. Any trademark of another institution contained on the CMNST website is used with the knowledge and consent of its owner. Any individual, department, or organization using information for which the copyright is held by another person or entity, must secure written permission in advance and keep it on file for the duration of the usage. Permission may be required for the following: text, images, photographs, graphic designs, audio files, video files, tables, charts, and graphs. Care must be taken that the copyrighted material is used only for the purpose and duration of the license or agreement. Scanned material may not be used on the CMNST Website unless permission has been granted in writing by the copyright owner. Links to external sites should be related to the College’s primary functions as described in its mission. The CMNST does not endorse the views, content, or opinions of any site linked to the College’s. In addition, the College may be unable to maintain connectivity to any site linked to the College’s and assumes no responsibility for continuous service to another Website. The sale or use of advertising on the CMNST website is prohibited. The College may identify the sponsor of any event or program with the name of the organization, its logo, and a link to its Website. The content area managers are representatives from the respective departments/units and must have approval of department/unit/college leadership representatives prior to submission for posting. All pages making up the CMNST web property must reside on a College owned or designated server and comply with the policies contained in this document. The graphic identity of the CMNST is important to the success of the College’s mission. All content found on the College website should conform to the requirements set forth by the Office of the Dean. All pages must contain the College’s logo, a link to the home page, and a reference to the College’s Web Policies & Copyright Statement. Back to top  RESPONSIBILITIES AND LIABILITIES The sole function of the CMNST website is to conduct the business of the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology on the World Wide Web as provided in the mission of the College. For questions regarding the technology of this site, please contact the webmaster. For questions regarding the content of this site, please contact the Office of Integrated Marketing. Although the College takes great care to insure the accuracy and timeliness of the information contained on its website, the College makes no express or implied warranty on, or takes any responsibility for the information found at www.desu.edu/cmnst or for any other websites linked to this site. The College takes every reasonable precaution to prevent the proliferation of viruses or other harmful or disruptive entities on its website, however; the College makes no warranty on, or takes responsibility for any virus or harmful or disruptive entity encountered in the use of its website. The College may add, change, or delete any material or link contained on its website as it sees fit, at any time, and without notice or recourse. Back to top  VISITORS Visitors to the CMNST website shall not: a. Engage in commercial activities or any other unauthorized use; b. Violate the rights of other institutions or individuals; c. Transmit viruses or other harmful or disruptive entities; d. Present images or language that are illegal or that may be considered to be obscene, abusive, threatening, slanderous, or malicious; e. Change, tamper with, or eliminate any content on this site. Visitors to the CMNST website must perform all procedures and provisions of the Campus Manager program and maintain these protocols for the duration of their association with the College. Visitors may not use any software or programs found or associated with the operation of this website. The College shall not incur any responsibility or be held liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage to any party as a result of the use of its website or its ability to maintain uninterrupted presence on the World Wide Web. The College makes no warranty as to the privacy or security of the information contained on its website. Back to top  CMNST – WEB COPYRIGHT STATEMENT   The following statement will be prominently displayed on the landing pages of all major sections of the CMNST website: © Copyright 2009 DSU CMNST, Dover, Delaware. All rights reserved.   The DSU CMNST makes no warranty, either implied or expressed, as to the accuracy of the content provided here. The College accepts no responsibility for any damages or inconvenience as a result of the use of this website or the inability of the College to maintain its continuous operation.   The College accepts no responsibility for the content found on any website linked to this web property and does not endorse the views or opinions contained therein. Back to top    © Copyright 2009 DSU CMNST, Dover, Delaware. All rights reserved.

Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics PhD

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  Objectives This program is designed for students interested in research careers in mathematics in the military, industry or government. It also prepares individuals to teaching and/or do research at college.   Admission Requirement All applicants must submit to the Director of Graduate Programs, Department of Mathematical Sciences, their Graduate Record Examination scores, three letters of references from professionals in the area of interest of the applicant, and transcripts from all colleges attended. A minimum of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 overall and in the courses related to the field of the Ph.D. is required.   APPLIED MATHEMATICS CONCENTRATION Students who desire to enter the Applied Mathematics concentration with Master’s degree must have successfully completed the following courses, by examination or by successfully completing the graduate courses with a grade of B or above: Abstract Algebra, Real Analysis, and Complex Analysis. Depending upon the student’s educational background, some students may also be required to take some master level graduate mathematics courses.   Students who desire to enter the Imaging Applied Mathematics concentration from baccalaureate degree must have successfully completed the following courses, by examination or by successfully completing the undergraduate courses: Advanced Calculus I, Linear Algebra, Statistics, Probability, and Algebraic Structures I. The plan of study for this scenario will be agreed upon by the student, his/her advisor, and the Graduate Committee, Department of Mathematical Sciences. Depending upon the student’s educational background, some students may also be required to take some undergraduate mathematics courses.   MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS CONCENTRATION Students who desire to enter the Mathematical Physics concentration with Master’s degree in physics or a related area must have successfully completed the following courses, by examination or by successfully completing the graduate courses with a grade of B or above: Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory, Classical Mechanics, Advanced Electromagnetic Theory, and Quantum Mechanics. Depending upon the student’s educational background, some students may also be required to take some masters level graduate mathematics and physics courses.   Students with baccalaureate degrees may enter the mathematical physics concentration with the approval of the Graduate Committee. Depending upon the student’s educational background, some students may also be required to take some undergraduate mathematics and physics courses.   Graduate Assistantship and Fellowship Graduate research or teaching assistantships and fellowships are available. Detailed information and application forms may be obtained from the Applied Mathematics Research Center, or the Department of Mathematical Sciences.    Curriculum The Ph.D. program in interdisciplinary applied mathematics and mathematical physics is flexible enough to accommodate students with diversified backgrounds. In consultation with the Director of Graduate Programs, each student develops a course of study in applied mathematics (Applied Mathematics concentration) or physics (Mathematical Physics concentration) whichever is most relevant to his/her professional and career objectives.    Ph.D. Requirements Courses and Qualifying Examinations      I. CONCENTRATION A: APPLIED MATHEMATICS    A student who enters the program with a baccalaureate degree must complete his/her Master’s degree in the related area. Students who have Master’s degrees with no prior Ph.D. graduate course work must complete 30 credit hours of graduate level courses listed below. In addition at least 9 credit hours of research on dissertation are required. A G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or above must be maintained.   The program requires the Ph.D. candidate to have reading knowledge of at least one foreign language approved by the Director of Graduate Programs.   Required Courses (12 Credit Hours)   MTSC-863      Functional Analysis 3 Hours MTSC-861      Real Analysis 3 Hours MTSC-871      Complex Analysis 3 Hours   One of the following two courses:   MTSC-887     Image Processing 3 Hours MTSC-821     Scientific Computation I 3 Hours   Electives (18 credit hours) Students may take an additional 18 credit hours from the list of elective courses to satisfy the credit hours requirement with the approval of the student's advisor. Students must take any two of the following courses:   PHYS-657      Mathematical Methods 3 Hours MTSC-885      Computational Geometry 3 Hours PHYS-671      Advanced Electromagnetic Theory 3 Hours MTSC-883      Wavelet Analysis 3 Hours   Qualifying Examinations Upon completing the course requirement, each student must successfully pass two written examinations. One examination is based on two courses selected by the student from Functional Analysis, Real Analysis and Complex Analysis. The other examination is based on two courses selected by the student from Image Processing, Mathematical Methods, Advanced Electromagnetic Theory, Computational Geometry, Wavelet Analysis, Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computation I and courses approved by the Graduate Committee. A student must pass an oral examination on a subject area directly related to his/her dissertation.     II. CONCENTRATION B: MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS   A student who enters the program with a baccalaureate degree must complete his or her Master’s degree in the related area. Students who have Master degrees with no prior Ph.D. graduate course work must complete 39 credit hours of graduate level courses listed below. In addition at least 9 credit hours of research on dissertation are required. A G.P.A. of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale must be maintained.   The program requires the Ph.D. candidate to have reading knowledge of at least one foreign language approved by the Graduate Committee. Each candidate is required to take a foreign language reading in mathematics or physics approved by Department of Mathematical Sciences.   A sequence of core courses required by all Ph.D. candidates includes the following: PHYS-665 Statistical Mechanics, PHYS-672 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory, PHYS-676 Quantum Mechanics, PHYS-655 Computational Methods, MTSC-863 Functional Analysis or MTSC-857 Integral Equations, and MTSC-871 Complex Analysis. Any student found deficient in any of these areas may be required to take appropriate courses to remove that deficiency.   Required Courses (18 credit hours)   PHYS-655      Computational Methods 3 Hours PHYS-665      Statistical Mechanics 3 Hours PHYS-672      Advanced Electromagnetic Theory 3 Hours PHYS-676      Quantum Mechanics 3 Hours MTSC-863      Functional Analysis 3 Hours MTSC-871      Complex Analysis 3 Hours Electives (12 credit hours)  Students may take an additional 12 credit hours from the list of elective courses to satisfy the credit hours requirement with the approval of the student's advisor. Qualifying Examinations  Each student must successfully pass the written general examination in physics which encompasses the area of Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory, Classical Mechanics, Advanced Electromagnetic Theory, and Quantum Mechanics. In addition, a student must pass an oral examination on a subject area chosen by his/her advisor.   Elective Courses:   MTSC-821      Scientific Computation I 3 Hours MTSC-822      Scientific Computation II 3 Hours MTSC-833      Stochastic Processes 3 Hours MTSC-853      Partial Differential Equations 3 Hours MTSC-867      Numerical Analysis 3 Hours MTSC-851      Ordinary Differential Equations 3 Hours MTSC-885      Computational Geometry 3 Hours MTSC-857      Integral Equations 3 Hours MTSC-875      Inverse Problems 3 Hours MTSC-887      Image Processing 3 Hours MTSC-811      Abstract Algebra 3 Hours PHYS-655      Computational Methods 3 Hours PHYS-665      Statistical Mechanics 3 Hours PHYS-671      Advanced Electromagnetic Theory I 3 Hours PHYS-672      Advanced Electromagnetic Theory II 3 Hours PHYS-652      Classical Mechanics 3 Hours PHYS-657      Mathematical Methods 3 Hours PHYS-661      Solid State Physics 3 Hours PHYS-675      Quantum Mechanics 3 Hours MTSC-883      Wavelet Analysis 3 Hours MTSC-889      Topics in Applied Mathematics 3 Hours Dissertation  Each student must select or have assigned by the Ph.D. Program Committee, two dissertation advisors, one in mathematics and one in physics or a related applied area. The most important requirement for the Ph.D. degree is the satisfactory completion of a scientific investigation, and the writing of a dissertation on that investigation represents a significant contribution to the research literature. Each student must complete a dissertation with his/her dissertation advisors and successfully defend the dissertation before his/her Ph.D. Program Committee of five members including one external examiner.   MTSC-890       Dissertation 3-9 Hours Sustaining Status Once a student has completed all the course requirements, passed the Qualifying Examinations, met the language requirements, and registered for 9 credits of dissertation (MTSC-890), but has not completed his/her dissertation, then the student is required to maintain his/her matriculation in the degree program by registering for Doctoral Sustaining (MTSC-899). A student must be registered in the semester in which the degree is awarded.    MTSC-899       Doctoral Sustaining 0 Hours         Department Homepage
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Faculty


Dr. Jinjie Liu
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Mathematical Sciences

 

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