Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology

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Research Interest

  •  Fractional Calculus
  •  Combinatorics
  •  Computer Science - Data Compression Techniques
  •  Numerical methods for ODE, PDE and SDE
  •  Control Theory
  •  Image Processing
  •  Mathematical Biology





  1. New Approach To A Generalized Fractional Integral, Appl. Math. Comput. 218(3)(2011) 860-865.  (Access) or (arXiv)

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  • Ph.D 1992: Chemical Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
  • M.Sc 1986: Chemical Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
  • Diplome d'Etudes Superieures 1983: Universite d'Annaba, Annaba, Algeria.


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Dr. Udita Katugampola

Udita Katugampola

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Delaware State University
Dover, DE 19901
Tel: (302) 857-7901


Ph.D. 2011, Applied Mathematics, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Szabo-Maas Lab

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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.

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

CMNST Dean's Distinguished Lecturer Series

About the Lecture Series The Dean's Distinguished Lecturer Series occurs several times throughout the academic year. Featuring foremost speakers and researchers, these talks are sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology and are free and open to the public. A more specialized, technical lecture, geared toward science majors, faculty, professionals (and other interested persons) is generally scheduled to take place during the morning hours on the day of the public, evening talk.       Back to the College Home Page  

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Dr. Gary L. Collins

Dr. Gary L. Collins 


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College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology Teaching Assistant Program A program to increase retention and graduation rates of students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines The Science and Mathematics Skills-Development Program, a program initially funded by Title III, supports the incorporation of teaching assistants in several of the gatekeeper courses. The aim of the program supports the College's initiative to add 1 - to - 2 hours of student exposure to mathematics and science coursework. The goal of these additional recitations and study sessions is to enhance students’ understanding of the course materials through an enhancement of their problem-solving skills and scientific reading and writing skills. Offered during the fall and spring semesters, these sessions are offered in small-class settings (averaging about 10 students, with an upper limit of 15 students) and are supervised by qualified instructors who have demonstrated their mastery of the material to be taught. Teaching Assistants (TA) for the program consist of a mix of adjunct professors, graduate students, and/or talented junior and senior undergraduate students. TAs receive compensation, enhanced teaching skills and are afforded opportunities for professional development.  For more information about this program, please contact your department chairperson or department designee, or Ms. Vanessa D. Nesbit.   Back to Support Programs Web Page Back to College Web Page  

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Department contacts for TA program:

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Teaching Assistant (TA) Forms & Resources

Title III Time and Effort Report 

TA Handbook

Graduate Programs of the CMNST

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 Chemistry (M.S.) Applied Optics (M.S.) Biological Sciences (M.S.) Computer Science (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


2016-2017 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.


Student support programs for science majors at DSU 2016-2017 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. Title III Revitalizing Education and Excellence in Mathematics and Science (REEMS) Program Teaching assistantships for adjuncts, graduate and talented undergraduate students to support students taking STEM gatekeeper courses. By recommendation of chair and graduate director only. 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