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NEWS | AWARDS & HONORS | NOTICES  News New CMNST Cabinet announced for the 2015-2016 Academic Year August 27, 2015 - Dr. Clytrice Watson, Interim Dean of the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology, is pleased to announce the following persons as members of the re-organized leadership cabinet: *REVISED 2/9/2016 Interim Associate Dean for Research Dr. Melissa Harrington   Assoc. Dean for Students Dr. Cynthia van Golen    Sr. Management & Budget Analyst Ms. Vanessa D. Nesbit   Director of Assessment Dr. Andrew Lloyd    Interim Chair, Dept of Biology Dr. Charlie Wilson    Chair, Dept of Chemistry Dr. Cherese Winstead   Chair, Dept of Computer & Information Sciences Dr. Marwan Rasamny   Interim Chair,  Dept of Mathematical Sciences Dr. Nicola Edwards   Chair, Dept of Physics and Engineering Dr. Mukti Rana   Director, Academic Advisement Center Mrs. Jarso Saygbe      Dr. Skelcher and Min Gibson Dance with the Del. Stars February 1, 2016 - Associate Provost Bradley Skelcher and Min Gibson, computer lab director in the Department of Mathematics, represented DSU on the dance floor at the Jan. 30 Dancing with the Delaware Stars. Held at Dover Downs Hotel, Dr. Skelcher and Mrs. Gibson danced and pranced across the Dover Downs ballroom dance floor to recorded music from the DSU Approaching Storm Marching Band. They were accompanied by members of DSU Delagance Dance Team and the DSU Flag Team, as well as by drum major LaQuita Williams. The well-attended benefit raised money that is going toward Mom’s House and the Boys & Girls Club.    DSU Youngest-ever Doctoral Candidate Receives Ph.D   Dr. Jalaal Hayes (center) made DSU history by becoming the youngest-ever doctoral graduate at age 22. Dr. Hayes of Philadelphia was conferred a Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry during the Dec. 20 Commencement. Standing with Dr. Hayes are his advisor Dr. Andrew Goudy, professor of chemistry, and Dr. Cherese Winstead, chair of the DSU Department of Chemistry. December 20 - Delaware State University made history during its Dec. 20 Commencement Ceremony when it conferred a Ph.D. degree to its youngest-ever doctoral candidate. Jalaal A. Hayes, a 22-year-old resident of Philadelphia, Pa., proudly received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Applied Chemistry. In June 2015 he successfully defended his dissertation, entitled "Thermodynami and Kinetic Studies of Alkali Metal Doped-Lithium Amide-Magnesium Hydride Hydrogen Storage System.” Dr. Hayes graduated from high school seven years ago in 2008 at the age of 15. He then earned bachelor’s degrees in History and General Science, graduating cum laude at age 18 in 2011 (within three years) at his parents’ undergraduate alma mater, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. While completing his doctorate at DSU, he lectured in Tuscany, Italy and Easton, Massachusetts as a Carl Storm Fellow while authoring several peer-reviewed journal articles and served on a team that obtained a United States patent for hydrogen research. He completed a 2008 summer research internship at Howard University/NASA undergraduate Research Center before being enrolled in DSU’s graduate program in Applied Chemistry, where he worked with his advisor Dr. Andrew Goudy, professor of chemistry, in the Center for Hydrogen Storage Research. While at DSU, he tutored students and was a member of the National Chemistry Honor Society, Gamma Sigma Epsilon, and served as the chapters’ parliamentarian. His parents are librarians who model academic achievement; his mother is the recent School Librarian of the Year in Philadelphia and serves as a high school librarian, and his father serves as the Interim Dean of Library Services at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Maryland. Dr. Hayes recently reflected on his unique educational accomplishments when he met the Rev. Bernice King (Rev. Dr. Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King's youngest daughter) at Zion Baptist Church in Philadelphia. She asked him about his achievement and opportunities to which he shared with her, “my family and community set high expectations for me and I simply strived to meet those expectations; for I strive to model “to whom much is given, much is expected.”   DSU Excels in Neuroscience Symposium Poster Competition (L-r) Joseph Lombardo, a DSU post doctorate, celebrates his first place poster competition award with Dr. Melissa Harrington, DSU professor of biological sciences, and Dr. Jeff Rosen, president of the Delaware Chapter of Society for Neuroscience and University of Delaware professor of psychology & brain science. Mr. Lombardo took the prize at the Dec. 4 Neuroscience Symposium and Poster Session in Newark. December 11 - A DSU post doctorate research fellow, a Ph.D. candidate and an undergraduate recently made their mark  at the 8th annual Neuroscience Symposium and Poster Session, from which they brought back research poster competition awards to Delaware State University.   Karla Sanche Joseph Lombardo, a DSU neuroscience post doctorate from Torino, Italy, won first place in the post doctoral/research assistant category for his poster entitled “Prolonged Spinal Network Activation Induces Adaptive Alterations in Spinal Motoneuron Intrinsic Excitability.” Karla Sanchez, a neuroscience PhD candidate from Bowie, Md., took second place in the graduate division for her poster “Astrocyte Neuron Interactions in Synchronous Bursting Behavior.”    Xenia Davis Xenia Davis, a sophomore biological science major from Wilmington, Del., won the third place award in the undergraduate division with her poster “Synergistic Damage of Commercially Available Environmental Toxins in Parkinson’s Disease Models.”  The Dec. 4 Symposium was held at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute in Newark. The competition featured 38 poster presenters – six in the post doctoral/research assistant category, 18 in the graduate division and 14 in the undergrad division.          College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology welcomes a New Interim Dean  July 1, 2015 - As of July 1, the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology has undergone significant managerial and personnel changes. Most notably, Dr. Clytrice Watson, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and previously Associate Dean for Student Success in the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology, has been named Interim Dean for the College. 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. Dr. Noureddine Melikechi, formerly Dean of the CMNST, takes his post as V.P. for Research, Innovation and Economic Development on a full-time basis. (Dr. Melikechi is also Director of the Optical Sciences Center for Applied Research (OSCAR) program.)  A full national search to permanently fill the position of dean will be undertaken in the coming months.    CMNST receives $300K donation from InterDigital Inc. for Mishoe Science Center lab renovations April 7, 2015 – At a public press conference, DSU President Harry Williams announced that a new donation had been received by the CMNST from corporate sponsor InterDigital, Inc.. InterDigital’s CEO Mr. William Merritt, Gov. Jack Markell and U.S. Senator Tom Carper were among the honored guests in attendance. The purpose of this donation is to assist DSU in expanding its creative research capacity as funds will primarily be used to renovate existing space for the natural sciences previously used for faculty offices into student teaching labs. For more information about the grant, please see this link.     China research experience for LSAMP students February 25, 2015 – For the 5th consecutive year, Delaware State University will send 10 Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) students to Ningbo University (NBU), Ningbo, Zhejiang, China to do research in the summer of 2015. Each student will conduct research in one of STEM areas at NBU. The goal of this program is to provide DSU STEM students with valuable research experience and immerse them in the Chinese culture, thus preparing them for the future global job market. Funds for this opportunity are provided by the Greater Philadelphia Region Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (Philadelphia LSAMP) through the National Science Foundation (NSF). The China Research Experience is organized by DSU LSAMP and the Office of International Affairs. Participants who complete all requirements of the China Research Experience will receive 1 Credit hour for Summer Session I, 2015. Requirements to be considered for the China Research Experience: Must be an LSAMP Member (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation). Must be a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident. Must be a rising Sophomore, Junior, or Senior STEM major. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The tentative program dates are from May 18 to June 20, 2015. Applications are due March 27, 2015. Contact Ms. Christine Bissette for more information at ext 7869; Dr. Mazen Shahin (mshahin@desu.edu), Principal Investigator. Download a flyer here Printable Application is available here   Assistant Professor Michael Gitcho featured on WHYY talk about Alzheimer’s and “The TDP-43 Solution” February 1, 2015 – Dr. Michael Gitcho, assistant professor in the Biological Sciences department, was recently featured on the January 30, 2015 edition of WHYY’s “First” newsmagazine to discuss one area of inquiry in the search for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.. Research being conducted in Dr. Gitcho’s lab focuses on the gene TDP-43, which has been observed to be present in 50-60% of all individuals who have Alzheimer’s disease. Desired outcomes of this research would demonstrate an ability to turn off and on this gene in mouse subjects and hopefully offer promise of future techniques to control and eventually eradicate this dreadful disease. “First” is Delaware’s public media newsmagazine.”Each Friday night at 5:30 and 11 on WHYY-TV, First explores issues ranging from our economy and education to the arts and culture that make up the First State.” Click the following link to view Dr. Gitcho’s interview: http://whyy.org/cms/first/2015/01/30/first-for-friday-january-30-2015/        Dr. Noureddine Melikechi receives Excellence Award for Youth Empowerment and Development in Africa December 5, 2014 – Dr. Noureddine Melikechi, Dean of the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology, and VP for Research, Innovation and Economic Development at DSU, recently received the Excellence Award for Youth Empowerment and Development in Africa at the Conference of the African Society for Engineering Management (AFRISEM), held in Istanbul,Turkey in November. This award was given in recognition of his work with the youth of his native country, Algeria. Read more here.    ^Back to Top Awards & Honors   Associate Professor receives prestigious Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program Award July 17, 2015 - Dr. Mukti Rana, Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Physics and Engineering and an OSCAR Scientist received the prestigious Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award of $359,359 for three years. Dr. Rana and his team will be developing uncooled infrared detectors with low thermal conductivity utilizing nano-machining techniques. This new research will help to improve the performance of uncooled infrared detectors which are primarily used in night vision cameras for surveillance, defense and security. Dr. Rana is one of the 35 ONR YIP recipients out of 383 proposals.   Associate Professor among researchers receiving State award from Department of Defense July 8, 2015 - Dr. Renu Tripathi was one of two Delaware researchers announced by the Pentagon to have received the competitive Research Instrumentation Award from the U.S. Department of Defense this year. Dr. Tripathi, an associate professor in DSU's Department of Physics & Engineering, is one among 225 university researchers at 111 academic institutions selected to receive a total of $67.8 million under the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program. Read more about this award at http://www.delawareonline.com/story/delawaredefense/2015/06/04/delaware-academics-selected-dod-research-instrumentation-awards/28496771/.   Graduate Student receives prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program fellowship; First at DSU April 8, 2015 – The Department of Biological Sciences and the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology would like to congratulate Mr. Sheed Itaman as a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Fellowship for his research proposal entitled “Aging Neurons: The balance between Calcium Ion Flux and Cell Death”.  Mr. Itaman received his B.S. degree in biochemical and biophysical sciences from the University of Houston (2012) and is currently pursuing his M.S degree in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience under the direction of Dr. Michael Gitcho, Department of Biological Sciences. Mr. Itaman plans to achieve a PhD in neuroscience and establish his career in biomedical research. The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science and engineering. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. This is the first time a Delaware State University student has been the recipient of this highly competitive and prestigious award.   Mathematical Research Scientist awarded grant to further study in Biomedical Image Analysis March 25, 2015 – Dr. Sokratis Makrogiannis, Assistant Professor in the Mathematical Sciences Dept., was recently awarded a research continuance award by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This research project, entitled “Quantitative Image Analysis Techniques for Studies of Aging Phenotypes and Age-Related Diseases,” is a 4-year grant that will fund Dr. Makrogiannis' research in the field of biomedical image analysis. Modern medical imaging technologies offer the opportunity to study the composition and morphometry of human body in ways that were previously impossible. These technologies can ultimately lead to early diagnosis of disease and more effective treatments. Nevertheless, these capabilities have created the need for automated image analysis techniques for identification and quantification of morphological patterns of anatomies. The development of computational techniques for morphometric analysis is the primary goal of this project. Dr. Makrogiannis, together with graduate student researchers, will build upon recent advances in medical image computing to segment muscle, regional fat, and bone in clinical CT and MRI acquisitions; develop image registration procedures to achieve intra- and inter-subject correspondence; and combine information provided by multi-modal imaging data collected in clinical trials. After these methods have been developed, they will address the hypothesis that quantitative use of clinical imaging can increase the prognostic accuracy. More specifically, they will use their novel research tools to study the relationship between body morphological changes and age-related pathologies."   Mr. Yury Markushin Awarded SPIE Officer Travel Grant February 2, 2015 – Mr. Yury Markushin, an Optics Ph.D. candidate in OSCPIEAR and the Department of Physics & Engineering, has been awarded the ‘Officer Travel Grant’ (~$ 2,000) from SPIE to attend the SPIE Photonics West conference in San Francisco, CA in February 2015. Yury will have an opportunity to attend a student leadership conference, technical sessions, and will present his work on “Multi-Pulse Detection Technique to Improve Timing Resolution of a LADAR System.” He will represent Delaware State University as the vice President of SPIE Student Chapter at DSU. (Article contributed by Dr. Renu Tripathi.)    Dr. Melikechi receives award from African Society for Engineering Management (AFSEM) December 1, 2014 – Dr. Noureddine Melikechi, Dean of the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology, and Professor of Physics, recently was honored by the African Society for Engineering Management (AFSEM) for his work in the area of African development. He was recipient of the Award of Excellence of Youth Empowerment and Development in Africa (Algeria).  Read more on his work here.   Chemistry faculty member awarded NSF Targeted Infusion grant in Chemistry August 20, 2014 - More congratulations go again to Dr. Cheng-Yu Lai for the $324,182 award  he recently received from NSF. The project supported by this award will create seminal knowledge related to chemistry taught in the context of green chemistry, environmental stewardship, climate change, and food security. Societal benefits of this project include improved educational opportunities for training students to tackle tomorrow’s sustainable society challenges. The project aims to produce graduates ready to respond to an increasing need for sustainability awareness and related problem-solving capabilities.    New NSF Major Research Instrumentation Grant arrives on DSU campus Members of the team directing this initiative include Drs. Mukti Rana (PI), Dula Man, Wafa Amir, Hacene Boukari, and Theresa Szabo-Maas. July 31, 2014 - A team of CMNST faculty researchers, led by Dr. Mukti Rana (Assoc. Professor, Dept of Physics & Engineering) was recently awarded a  Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant by the National Science Foundation. This Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant, awarded to Delaware State University (DSU), provides funding for the acquisition of a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). This high-resolution imaging microscope enhances the research and educational capabilities at DSU, especially for students majoring in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).  Thanks to this acquisition, DSU STEM students will gain “hands on” experience and training in this broadly-used technology. Further, the SEM is an impetus to stimulate new opportunities, and to develop new collaborative projects among DSU and non-DSU researchers.   Most particularly, it strengthens the mission of the NSF-funded Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology at DSU: the Optical Science Center for Applied Research. The goals of this MRI project are: (1) to develop and design novel materials for integrated circuits and their applications, (2) to assess the efficiency of (Deoxyribonucleic acid) DNA delivery systems, (3) to characterize estrogen receptor subcellular localization using teleost model systems, and (4) to characterize and probe the nanoscopic structures of diverse biopolymers. In addition, the instrument provides other capabilities such as energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy microanalysis system and electron back scattered diffractometer, which can be used to determine the elemental composition and crystallographic orientation of a specimen.  Thus, the instrument contributes to the successful realization of various ongoing research projects at DSU, including: i) the development of ultra-low power Indium Arsenic Nitride semiconductor transistors, ii) the fabrication of a nanofiber in situ electroporation chip to deliver DNA into cells, iii) the study of membrane-associated estrogen receptors in the Mauthner cell circuit of goldfish, and iv) the characterization of tubulin nanorings.   Chemistry faculty member awarded grant with U.S. Department of Energy July 23, 2014 - Dr. Cheng-Yu Lai, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, and a member of the Renewable Energy Research and Education Center, was recently awarded a grant in the amount of $249,291 by the U.S. Department of Energy. The three-year award will fund the project titled: "Novel Silica Nanostructured Platforms with Engineered Surface Functionality and Spherical Morphology for Low-Cost High-Efficiency Carbon Capture." This is the first climate change-related research project at DSU and will contribute to reduction of carbon dioxide produced from fossil fuels.   Geophysicist faculty member receives NSF award to study elasticity of deep Earth materials at high pressure and temperatures July 18, 2014 - Congratulations to Physics & Engineering Department professor, Dr. Gabriel Gwanmesia who received a three (3) year grant from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $300,000,  to, his own words, "...study the elasticity of deep Earth materials at high pressure and high temperature, in conjunction with synchrotron X-radiation." Combined with pertological and geochemical data, the results of the study could significantly enhance our knowledge of the mineralogical composition and structure of the deep Earth's interior.    Biology faculty awarded NSF grant to 'Expand Educational Cyber-infrastructure' at DSU June 23, 2014 - Dr. Andrew Lloyd (pictured above at far left, with co-PIs), faculty member in the Biological Sciences Department, was recently awarded by the National Science Foundation for his proposal, "Targeted Infusion Project: Expanding Educational Cyber-Infrastructure at Delaware State University" ($399,908). Dr. Lloyd said that the project "...will support the development and implementation of online teaching resources to enable faculty to deliver course content to students so that instructors can focus classroom time on active and problem-based learning." ^Back to Top   Notices Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Neuroscience applications now being accepted (Program dates: May 31 - Aug. 11, 2016) CMNST Financial Student Support Application now available for 2015 – 2016   MARC U*STAR Program scholarship application now available STARS returns to the DSU Campus! 10th-12th grade students have the opportunity to participate in summer classes, while residing on-campus for 4 weeks. Visit www.desu.edu/STARS. ^Back to Top See more in ARCHIVES►    
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SMILE Undergraduate Research Program

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Undergraduate Research The SMILE Undergraduate Research Program sponsors a minigrant competition for research involving undergraduate students. Student researchers work in a research lab from June 1 to July 31, working a total of 35 hours a week on their research. Their research continues throughout the academic year, working between 10 and 15 hours a week in the research lab. Student Stipend  As a student researcher, you will earn a stipend for your research; $3600 for the summer, including room and board at DSU (June 1-July31), and $1500 for both the fall and spring semesters.   Student Travel  As a student researcher, you will also represent DSU at the HBCU-UP National Undergraduate Research Conference. Your faculty sponsor will also choose another regional or national meeting for you to attend.   Eligibility Student researchers must have completed at least 2 semesters as a STEM major by the completion of the spring semester of 2010. Students must be a full-time student through both the fall semester of 2010 and the spring semester of 2011. They may not graduate prior to May 2011. Students must have a GPA of at least 2.8 at the time of they begin working with the faculty member on the research project.   Application Process In order to apply for the Undergraduate Research Program, you must find a faculty sponsor to work on a minigrant proposal with you. The faculty must submit the proposal for the competition. For more information, contact: Dr. Andrew Lloyd Dept of Biological Sciences 1200 N. DuPont Highway Dover, Delaware 19901 Phone: 302-857-6518 Email: alloyd@desu.edu    Back to Program Homepage Back to College Homepage   (c) Copyright 2010 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
Principal Investigator
 
Project Director
 
Co-Principal Investigator
 
Co-Principal Investigator
 
Co-Principal Investigator
 
Project Coordinator
 
Ms. Christine Mens
P/T Evening Technical Secretary
 

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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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
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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
 
Co-Principle Investigator
 
Project Coordinator
 
 

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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Physics Program Information Request Form

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  

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. 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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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  The study of physics must be rigorous, but it doesn’t have to be intimidating — and it’s not at Delaware State. Our Bachelor of Physics degree combines first-rate academics with a spirit of mentorship and inclusion. We welcome undergraduates into the community of scientists, offering plenty of face time with full professors and support from peers and graduate students. Students get an opportunity to participate in research projects work with high-level instrumentation such as spectrometers, cryogenic systems, lasers, and high-pressure systems use sophisticated computer modeling and simulation programs pursue a wide range of specialized interests, including atomic physics, high-pressure physics, solid-state physics, and optics receive peer instruction and tutoring innovate and pursue their own ideas under the direction of a faculty member Our program is designed to provide graduates with the competence, as well as the confidence, to pursue careers or advanced degrees in physics. Professional Preparation Physics graduates from Delaware State have an outstanding track record, both in the job market and in advanced degree programs. Those who choose to go directly into the work force can market a range of professional skills that include research experience critical/analytical thinking excellent computing skills familiarity with current technology and instrumentation Our graduates find good opportunities in such industries as telecommunications, fiber optics, manufacturing, aerospace, and health sciences. Faculty Physics faculty at Delaware State are fully committed to undergraduate education. Our professors teach their own courses and spend many hours in direct, one-on-one interactions with students. They also are accomplished researchers engaged in high-level research for major funding agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Health (NIH). The physics faculty is diverse, uniting scholars from Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America. Research and Experience All physics majors perform an independent, self-directed research project as part of their senior capstone course (titled “Theoretical and Experimental Research”). They also have the opportunity to gain research experience by working in a support role at the Center for Research and Education in Optical Sciences and Applications (CREOSA), a top-flight research facility housed on the Delaware State University campus. Throughout their four-year education, students in the Physics department have the opportunity to interact with physicists from academia, industry, and the nonprofit sector via guest seminars,  job fairs,  etc.    

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