CIS Dept courseware obtains National Security Agency Certification
March 15, 2013 - The Department of Computer and Information Sciences (Dr. Marwan Rasamny, Chair) recently received notification of approval of all courseware being offered through its department related to the following programs: Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals, NSTISSI 4011; and System Administrators (SA), CNSSI 4013 Entry Level.
What does this mean for DSU students? All students who take the certified courses are eligible to receive NSA approved certificates, which are highly desirable to employers, especially those hiring into the federal government workforce. The Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) program of the National Security Agency (NSA) assesses the degree to which courseware from commercial, government and academic sources align with the national standards set by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). Visit the CIS website. 
Spring 2013 Dean's Distinguished Lecturer Series speakers announced
January 28, 2013 - Dean Melikechi is pleased to announce the dates and names of the guest speakers for the Spring 2013 CMNST Dean's Distinguished Lecturer Series: On
March 7 April 25th, Dr. David A. Pensak, noted inventor, author, and Technology Innovator, talks about technological innovation; on March 19, Dr. Kelvin H. Lee, Dir. of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, discusses engineering protein secretions and diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease; and on April 9, Dr. Nicholas J. Petrelli, Cancer treatment specialist and Dir. of Helen Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Care Health Systems talks about cancer research and the impact of a successful cancer center program in Delaware.
China Research Experience Program for LSAMP students taking applications
January 24, 2013 - For the 2nd 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 2013. Each student will conduct research in one of the attached research projects 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.
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 dates are from May 27 to June 28, 2013.
Application due February 26, 2013.
Questions? Contact Dr. Mazen Shahin at extension 7055.
Deadline extended for CMNST Art and Science Competition
January 7, 2013 - Does your research group want to promote and disseminate your research activities in an approachable to the general public at CMNST? Do you have an intriguing image that represents a milestone in your group? Are you creative? Then the CMNST Arts and Science Competition is for you!!!
Find out how to participate by downloading the rules and guidelines here .
Participants must submit images in a USB flash drive as a high resolution jpeg file on or before January 15, 2013 at CMNST offices located in Jason Library 6th floor.
Please contact Ana-Rita Mayol, email@example.com , with any questions regarding the competition and/or your submission.
NIH award brings DE Center for Neuroscience Research to CMNST/DSU
November 26, 2012 - Congratulations! Dr. Melissa Harrington (Biological Sciences Department) - fifth from the left in the photo above - is PI for a five-year grant which was recently awarded $10.5 million dollar through the National Institutes of Health to start the Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research at DSU. This award is the most significant single-award the University has received to date and promises to further enhance studies in Delaware on neuroscience and brain injury research. This grant will facilitate more substantial collaborations between neuroscience researchers at DSU and the University of Delaware (collaborating institution).
Read more here. 
CREOSA grant renewed
September 28, 2012. The National Science Foundation, responsible for funding the creation of the Center for Research and Education in Optical Sciences (CREOSA), has renewed funding to continue support of DSU's growing Optics Program (one of only 25 optics doctoral programs in the country). Congratulations to Dr. Noureddine Melikechi, Principal Investigator, and his team of researchers and project staff. Dr. Melikechi was joined by Senators Tom Carper, Chris Coons and Representative John Carney at a press conference on Sept. 27th to celebrate the affair. Click here  to read about this momentous event.
CMNST announces new faculty additions
August 22, 2012. Dean Melikechi is pleased to announce the addition of the following new faculty members within the departments of the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology: Dr. Anthea Aikins, Dr. Y. Hwan Kim, Dr. Karl Miletti, Dr. Murali Temburni, Dr. Mukti Hendi, Dr. Hongxin Hu, Dr. Delayne Y. Johnson, Dr. Yi Ling, Dr. Q. Lu, and Dr. Ana-Rita Mayol. Read all about them here .
DSU-CMNST-Sen. Coons' office host 1st ever Kent County Science Fair
May 2, 2012. The CMNST co-hosted the inaugural Kent County Science Fair, which will now become an annual affair, according to Senator Coons of DE. Dr. Noureddine Melikechi was keynote speaker for this event. View photos from the event, as well as links to news coverage of the event on the webpage: http://www.desu.edu/kentcountysciencefair .
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Faculty Awarded DSU CIBER-EPSCoR seed grants
February 28, 2013. Congratulations to Dr. Aristides Marcano, Chairperson, Department of Physics and Engineering, and Dr. Gour S. Pati, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Engineering, on their recent grant awards for the 2012-2013 DSU CIBER-EPSCoR seed grants competition!
Dr. Marcano's winning proposal was entitled, "Developments of a Practical and Low Cost Photothermal Lens Spectrophotometer for Spectroscopic Characterization of Turbid Samples."
Dr. Pati's winning proposal was entitled, "Ultrasensitive Measurements of Denitrificaiton Process in Soil Samples using an Integrated Fiber-Optic Cavity-Enhanced Sensor."
The Delaware EPSCoR RII-2-CIBER Seed Grant Program is sponsor of this multi-disciplinary competition. The Center for Integrated Biological and Environmental Research (CIBER) is located in the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences.
CMNST Faculty awarded grants, honors
October 10, 2012. The College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology is pleased to congratulate the following grant recipients for their outstanding grantsmanship:
- Dr. Melissa Harrington (Dept of Biological Sciences) - Grant funded by National Institutes of Health (NIGMS): "COBRE: The Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research"
- Dr. Noureddine Melikechi (Dean, CMNST/Dept of Physics & Pre-Engineering) - Grant funded by National Science Foundation: Center for Research and Education in Optical Science Applications (CREOSA)
- Dr. Gary Holness (Dept of Computer & Information Sciences) - Grant funded by National Science Foundation: "AUTHUOMACE: Adaptive Teaming for Heterogeneous UxV Operations with Mixed Autonomy in Complex Environments"
- Dr. Eric Kmiec (Dept of Chemistry) - Manuscript, "Proliferation of genetically modified human cells on electrospun nanofiber scaffolds," accepted for publication in Molecular Therapy - Nucleic Acids
- INBRE sub-project Principal Investigator award recipients: Dr. Hacene Boukari (Dept of Physics & Pre-Engineering); Dr. Mukti Rana (Dept of Physics & Pre-Engineering); Dr. Tomasz Smolinski (Dept of Computer & Information Sciences)
- INBRE State Funds Match mini-grant award recipients: Dr. Thomas Planchon (Dept of Physics & Pre-Engineering) and Dr. Renu Tripathi (Dept of Physics & Pre-Engineering)
Ms. Tiara Turner wins IPC poster session award
April 20, 2012. Congratulations to Ms. Tiara Turner, a graduate student in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, who attended the IPC (Infinite Possibilities Conference) and was a prize-winner this past March. Ms. Turner will receive a 1-year membership to the Association for Women in Mathematics. It is noteworthy that Ms. Turner has represented DSU well on numerous previous occasions.
For more information about the conference, click here .
Dr. Eric Kmiec receives award for Sickle Cell awareness, research
March 15, 2012 - Accolades go to Chemistry Chairperson Dr. Eric Kmiec, who has been selected as a 2012 Unsung Hero Award recipient by the William E. Proudford Sickle Cell Fund, Inc. Dr. Kmiec is being recognized for his research work in biotechnology to treat and cure sickle cell anemia. Dr. Kmiec joined the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology in October 2011 as Chair of the Chemistry Dept.
Recent Publications by Katugampola, Dhillon, Kmiec
February 26, 2012 - Congratulations to the following faculty who have recently received notification of publications:
- Dr. Don Udita Katugampola - "A New Technique for Text Data Compression." Accepted for presentation at the IEEE International Symposium on Computer, Consumer and Control 2012 (Taiwan, June 2012).
- Dr. Harbinder S. Dhillon - "The Caenorhabditis elegans D2-like dopamine receptor DOP-2 physically interacts with GPA-14, a G-alpha-i subunit." Accepted for publication in the Journal of Molecular Signaling.
- Dr. Eric B. Kmiec - "DNA Damage Response Pathway and Replication Fork Stress During Oligonucleotide Directed Gene Editing." Accepted for publication in Molecular Therapy - Nucleic Acids.
Students, Turner and Zeng, to Chair AMS Session at Joint Mathematics Meetings in 2012
Turner prepares to offer a talk entitled “A mixed finite element method for Helmholtz transmission eigenvalues,” during the Numerical Analysis, II session she was tapped to chair. She will elaborate on the major advantages of the method and how the code can be easily used. At the same time, as chair of the Partial Differential Equations, III session, Zeng will address “An inverse electromagnetic scattering problem for cavity.” Her paper outlines preliminary numerical examples to prove the feasibility of the method. Thesis advisor to the students, Dr. Jiguang Sun, Department of Mathematical Sciences in CMNST, beams, “This is an achievement for our graduate students.” Undoubtedly, Turner and Zeng are prepared to rise to the occasion. They are shining examples of the high-impact quality science research can have on the national stage. The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS) will hold the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston January 4-7, 2012. These meetings pull together mathematicians of all ages to share new information drawn from cutting-edge research.
DSU McNair students take honors
October 2010 - Jennifer Gray and Johnny Taylor, both senior biological sciences majors and McNair Scholars, received honors for participation in the 2010 SACNAS National Research Conference, Sept. 30-Oct 3, 2010 in Anaheim, CA. Mentors: Drs. Cynthia van Golen, and Vincent Fondong, faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences (respectively). More... 
STARS returns to the DSU Campus! 10-12th grade students have the opportunity to participate in summer classes, while residing on-campus for 4 weeks. Visit www.desu.edu/STARS .
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