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CMNST Staff - F. Woodard

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Faith Woodard is an Academic Advisor in the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology. Prior to Delaware State University, she was the Coordinator of Academic Advisement at Wesley College. She co-created a course in the Mathematics department to inspire students who needed to jumpstart their college preparedness. The course was so successful that the number of sections has doubled. As a result of this course, students can make the adjustments needed and acquire math skills required to be successful at the college level. Her philosophy is one of encouragement-with accountability. She brings experience from both industry and higher education. She worked as an Electrical Engineer after graduating from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Faith then completed her Master of Business Administration and began her career in higher education while teaching Mathematics as an adjunct instructor.  Back to the Staff DirectoryBack to College Home Page (c) 2014 CMNST, Delaware State University, Dover, DE 19901

CMNST Staff - C. Watson

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Dr. Clytrice Watson is currently Interim Dean for the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology (CMNST). A professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and previous Associate Dean for Student Success in the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology, Dr. Watson possesses a Ph.D., Microbiology/Food Microbiology from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD; an M.S., Biology, Delaware State University, Dover, DE and a B.S., Biology from Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA. She also received a Certificate of Academic Leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC. In addition to being a tenured faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences, Dr. Watson serves as Director of the Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) and the EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) undergraduate and high school summer research programs. Past positions of leadership include the Director of the Forensic Biology program, Associate Director for the MARC U*STAR program and the Director for Student Support and Scholarship. Her commitment to graduate and undergraduate research and mentoring is evident as numerous students have transitioned through her laboratory, thus making presentations at local, regional and national conferences. Dr. Watson was recently awarded the 2014 Excellence Award for Advising as a result of her dedication to advising and student success. Extramural funding includes the NSF Targeted Infusion grant, NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) and the NSF EPSCoR for the state of Delaware.              Back to the Staff Directory Back to College Home Page    

Bridge to the Doctorate

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Bridge To The Doctorate Program Beginning Fall 2015 Philadelphia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is in search of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students to pursue graduate degrees. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) program promotes the participation of underrepresented minority students in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The BTD program provides financial, academic and professional support while ensuring scholars build the connections and skills needed to excel in a chosen STEM career. Selected students will be provided with fellowships for 2 years** Eligible applicants All interested candidates must: Have participated in an LSAMP Program as an undergraduate Have obtained a degree in a STEM discipline from an LSAMP institution by May 2015 Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Have at least a 3.0 GPA Have not yet begun graduate studies Pursue a Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline at DSU and continue into PhD studies Simultaneously apply to... Delaware State Graduate Studies:  (GRE is required before DSU Graduate School acceptance) Delaware State University Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) Program  Apply and be accepted into a DSU STEM Graduate Program. The STEM Graduate Programs are... College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology (CMNST) Masters Programs Biological Sciences (M.S.) Applied Chemistry (M.S.)               Physics (M.S.)             Computer Science (M.S.)     Applied Mathematics (M.S.)      Applied Optics (M.S.)        Pure Mathematics (M.S.)                                Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience (M.S.)     Doctoral Programs Applied Chemistry (Ph.D.)               Optics (Ph.D.)                   Neuroscience (Ph.D.)             Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics (Ph.D.)   College of Agriculture and Related Sciences Masters Programs Animal Science (M.S.)                                                    Natural Resources (M.S.)          Plant Science (M.S.)                                                       Food Science (M.S.)   Program Benefits Student Stipends of $30,000** annually Tuition and Fees Paid and Enrollment in a Health Insurance Benefit Program Individualized faculty mentoring and coaching Participation in professional conferences and meetings Links to research and professional opportunities Enriched academic services and support ** Pending NSF Funding and satisfactory academic progress Application Deadline: March 15, 2015 All applications must be scanned and emailed to Dr. Mazen Shahin at mshahin@desu.edu, or mailed to: Dr. Mazen Shahin, Program Director Bridge to the Doctorate Program Delaware State University 1200 N. DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901 Download Application Process Download Bridge to the Doctorate Application Download Flier
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Dr. Alton Thompson, BTD Principal Investigator
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Mazen Shahin, BTD Program Director
Phone: 302.857.7055

Ms. LaToya L. Stephens, BTD Program Administrator
Phone: 302.857.7869

 

CMNST AAC Announcements

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Take control of your Time - Don't be controlled by it!       ⇒        Upcoming Dates & Reminders... Summer-Fall 2015 Pre-Registration Advisement Schedule          Back to AAC Home Page Back to CMNST Home Page      

AAC MathStudyHelp

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A solid foundation in mathematics is essential to your continuing success as a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) major. Historically, research has suggested a strong correlation between a student's performance in mathematics, critical thinking/problem solving skills and retention within the STEM major over the course of a college student's undergraduate experience. Math, especially, tends to be a challenging subject area (a gatekeeper course, preventing a student from going forward if it is not successfully passed) so getting help early and as often as necessary is key to your success as a future STEM professional. There are several on-campus resources available that can provide you with in-person, as well as on-line help with learning fundamental concepts. Speak to your academic advisor for assistance in identifying what options may work best for you.   Below is a compilation of websites that can help you with getting a solid understanding of important concepts in Mathematics: Mathematics http://www.mathsdoctor.co.uk/resources/ http://mathworld.wolfram.com/  http://oedb.org/open/subjects/math/ http://www.sosmath.com/calculus/calculus.html http://mthwww.uwc.edu/wwwmahes/files/math01.htm#ref17 http://mathforum.org/ http://www.desu.edu/academics/student-resources https://www.khanacademy.org/   In addition, here are some other resources you should investigate:   Career Services Online Resources http://www.desu.edu/career-services/career-services-online-resources     Back to the AAC  webpage Back to the CMNST home page

Contact Us

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For use of and/or information on the Imaging Center, please contact: Dr. Wafa Amir Director of Imaging Delaware State University 1200 N. DuPont Highway Dover, DE, 19901 Mishoe Science Center North, Room 237   Email: wamir@desu.edu Phone: (302) 857-6655 Back to Imaging Center Home Page Back to CMNST Home Page
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State-of-the-art imaging and spectroscopic equipment on a fee-based service;

Providing training to student researchers on use and application of quantitative imaging and laser spectroscopy techniques and analysis;

Development of novel optical technologies in collaboration with OSCAR research groups.

Policies and Fees

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Download the full version of the center policies.  1. Hour of operations: 9AM-5PM Monday to Friday 2. Equipment Scheduling: 2.1 Initial training: Each user, to be allowed to operate an instrument without supervision, must go through the two following sessions: Initial training: During this session, the imaging center staff will demonstrate the instrument safe operation and principle. Supervised session: For the second use of the instrument, the trained user operates the instrument under the supervision of the imaging center staff to verify that the user understands the operation of the instrument. 2.2 Scheduling procedure: Any use of instrument must be scheduled at least one day in advance. Usage without reservation will not be accepted. User with proper training must send an email to: Dr. Wafa Amir, Director of Imaging, wamir@desu.edu , with the following information: - Instrument to use, date and duration. - Name of person using the instrument - Assisted or non-assisted use - Specification of PI and project to charge the fees from. 2.3 Cancellation and no-shows: Cancellations must be received via email one day prior to appointment start or investigator will be billed as a no-show. No-shows will be billed for full scheduled appointment time. Email any cancelations to Dr. Wafa Amir: wamir@desu.edu. 3. Log book: Each instrument has a logbook. All users need to write their name, PI, hour of operation, and any special event occurring during the instrument use for unsupervised use. 4. Sample and waste policies: Please refer to the “imaging center policies” file.  5. Billing and user fees: 5.1 User categories: Internal user: Any student, researcher or faculty from Delaware State University.   External user: Any non-industrial personnel outside of Delaware State University, affiliated with an academic or government institution, or a non-profit organization.   Industrial user: Anyone affiliated with an industrial organization (excluding non-profit) 5.2 Instrument list and fees: Please refer to the “imaging center policies” file.  6. Acknowledgments / Co-authorship Policy: 6.1 Acknowledgments Investigators are requested to recognize the role of the Optical Science Research Imaging Center in producing data for publication in the acknowledgement section of manuscripts and posters presented to meetings and conferences. This is critical of demonstrating the importance of the imaging center to the research conducted at Delaware State University and with our external collaborators and will help to secure additional equipment and funding. To keep track of publications linked to the imaging center, authors should submit a copy of the manuscript and the poster as a PDF to the director of the imaging center. 6.2 Co-authorship Co-authorship agreements will be made before the commencement of the study and staff member included as an author should have the opportunity to review the manuscript prior to publication.   Co-authorship may be requested in the following instances:   - Significant intellectual contribution to experimental design - Extensive analysis and/or interpretation of data - Preparation of data for the purpose of publication.   Back to the Imaging Center Home Page Back to the CMNST Home page
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State-of-the-art imaging and spectroscopic equipment on a fee-based service;

Providing training to student researchers on use and application of quantitative imaging and laser spectroscopy techniques and analysis;

Development of novel optical technologies in collaboration with OSCAR research groups.

Imaging Equipment

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Confocal laser scanning microscope: Leica DM 5000B TCS-SP5 upright Microscope. Equipped for multicolor acquisition (up to 4 channels). 405, 457, 477, 488, 514, 532 and 633 nm laser excitation lines. Features: Bright field, transmission, fluorescence, Z-stack, time-lapse, FRET, FRAP Location: Mishoe Science Center, Room SCN 237 Two-photon / confocal scanning microscope: Zeiss BioRad upright single and two-photon microscope. Cw laser excitation: 405, 488, 568 and 630nm laser lines. Two-photon excitation with femtosecond Mira. Features: Bright field, Z-stack, time-lapse. Location: Mishoe Science Center, Room SCN 234 Fluorescence and DIC microscope: Olympus IX71 widefield inverted microscope. High sensitivity camera (Photometrics QuantEM 512C), Computer controlled motorized stage Features: Multi-channel epi-fluorescence, phase Contrast, bright field, DIC, Z-stack and time-lapse. Location: Mishoe Science Center, Room SCN 237 Widefield Polarization microscope: Olympus BX53, polarizing microscope with upright geometry. Q-imaging camera. Features: Polarization Contrast, bright field and time-lapse. Location: Mishoe Science Center, Room SCN 237 Atomic Force Microscope: Bruker Innova SPM AFM system, with 5 um to 90 um area scanner. Features: Contact mode, Tapping Mode, STM, Lateral Force Microscopy, Phase Imaging, Liftmode Magnetic Force and Electric Field Microscopy, Surface Potential, Liquid Imaging in contact and tapping mode Location: Mishoe Science Center, Room SCN 237 Cross correlation spectro-fluorometer: ISS K2 phase + modulation spectro-fluorometer Features: Steady state and time-resolve fluorescent emission and absorption measurements Location: Mishoe Science Center, Room SCN 237 Transmission Spectrophotometer: Varian Cary 100 BIO spectrometer for UV-visible light. Features: Absorbance and transmittance, referenced measurements, multiple scan option Location: Mishoe Science Center, Room SCN 237 Analysis power station and analysis software: DELL T7600 Eight core 3.1 GHz, 128 GB RAM, 6 GB nVIDIA Quadro 6000 graphic card Analysis software: Imaris, Metamorph, Matlab, Avizo, free analysis and home-developed analysis software / routine Location: Mishoe Science Center, Room SCN 237 Back to Imaging Center Home Page Back to CMNST Home Page
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State-of-the-art imaging and spectroscopic equipment on a fee-based service;

Providing training to student researchers on use and application of quantitative imaging and laser spectroscopy techniques and analysis;

Development of novel optical technologies in collaboration with OSCAR research groups.

Dr. Sokratis Makrogiannis

Sokratis Makrogiannis

Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Delaware State University
Phone: +1-302-857-7058
Email: smakrogiannis@desu.edu
Professional page: www.miviclab.org

DSU Optics Center

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Artist's rendering of the north-side view of the proposed new Applied Optics Building

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Delaware State University Applied Optics Building On September 25th, with the Governor and other state officials on hand, DSU's president, Board of Trustees, and administrators hosted the long-anticipated dedication of the OSCAR Building.   In 2012, Governor Jack Markell officiated over a groundbreaking ceremony at Delaware State University, that paved the way for beginning construction of Delaware State University's newest building slated to come to the campus: the OSCAR (Optical Science Center for Applied Research) Building. Read article here. Construction began in Winter 2013 for the first of two (2) connected buildings. Now this state-of-the-art facility serves as the new site of OSCAR - housing laboratories, offices, meeting space, and space dedicated to serve as hubs of innovation for collaboration with industry. Read more about the Optics Building opening here. Multiple views of external building design: Learn how to give to the building fund. (Designate the "Optics bldg fund" in your memo line.) Learn more about OSCAR and current research projects in Optics.   Back to the College Home Page       © Copyright 2015 Delaware State University CMNST  

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