Explore the sciences at DSU
The College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology is home to five academic departments, and two ROTC programs (Army and Air Force).
The College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology dedicates new Center of Excellence for Student Success that will be open to all DSU students.
Guest Lecturer: Dr. Melinda Duncan, Director of Education and Professional Development, Delaware INBRE, UD
Contact: Dr. Deborah Santamore (dsantamore [at] desu [dot] edu)
Changing Lives Through Research in Neuroscience
Areas of neuroscience research at DSU include investigating the molecular and cellular causes of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and spinal muscular atrophy.
Pursuing Responsible Solutions Through Sustainable Chemistry
Advancing research in the area of renewable energy via the development of materials is made possible by advances in nanotechnology.
PhD at 22 years old
DSU and the Department of Chemistry made history in the fall of 2008 by awarding Dr. Jalaal Hayes his PhD in Applied Chemistry. Dr. Hayes was 22 years old and the youngest student to receive a terminal degree from DSU.
Departments and Majors
The College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology (CMNST) is home to five academic departments offering 10 bachelor’s, seven master’s and four doctoral degree programs. Students are prepared for career opportunities and further graduate studies in various science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) areas.
Research & Capabilities
Research projects within CMNST include multidisciplinary projects and centers in the areas of biomedicine, neuroscience, computer and informational sciences, renewable energy, laser optics, laser-based technologies, biophysics and more.
Biomedical research at DSU, a collaborative and interdisciplinary endeavor, is primarily at the molecular, cellular and biochemical level and is focused on neuroscience, cancer biology and virology, biomedical imaging, and bioinformatics and computational biology.
Computational Intelligence and Applications in Mathematics
Computational Intelligence is a growing field of interest at DSU. Recent work involves the development and analysis of algorithms, computational geometry, medical images, machine intelligence and video surveillance.
Material Science and Renewable Energy
When molecular engineering and clever processing are synergistically coupled, it allows the chemist to tailor complex hybrid systems that intersect the fields of materials chemistry and renewable energy.
Optical Science Center for Applied Research (OSCAR)
The main goal of OSCAR is to promote multidisciplinary research and education in optics and related fields of physics, chemistry, engineering, computer science, mathematics and biology.
Research Funding and Collaborations
Faculty in CMNST have obtained research and educational funding through various agencies to support research projects and programs, establish centers and support student training. Developing partnerships with private and corporate sponsors, educational institutions, and federal and state agencies is central in establishing viable research programs.
Student Opportunities & Scholarships
Funding your college education and emerging from the college experience fully prepared for the 21st-century STEM workplace is one of the most difficult challenges you will face. There are many decisions to make that will potentially impact your future, in a 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).
Applied Mathematics Research Center
Applied Mathematics Research Center (AMRC) was created as a research environment where multidisciplinary groups come together to solve applied mathematics problems in military and other areas.
Optical Science Center for Applied Research (OSCAR)
Optical science is the main goal research focus of OSCAR because it is interdisciplinary, enables faculty members from different departments to collaborate, and as a result of the growing use of lasers in across the board in research.
Center for Research and Education in Optical Sciences and Applications
Center for Research and Education in Optical Sciences and Applications (CREOSA), in collaboration with the OSCAR program, promotes multidisciplinary research and education, enhances the research capabilities of DSU by engaging faculty, provides a rich intellectual environment for collaborative research among faculty and students and develops research and educational collaborations with a larger community of local industry and other universities.
Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research
Delaware Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR RII) research asks the question of how we sustain water, energy and natural resources in vulnerable coastal areas.
Alliance for Minority Participation in the Sciences
The Bridge to the Doctorate: Greater Philadelphia AMP — Alliance for Minority Participation in the Sciences program encourages underrepresented minority students in STEM to continue on that path through financial, academic and professional support.
The Delaware IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is a collaborative network of biomedical research within the state of Delaware.
Title III Revitalizing Education and Excellence in Mathematics and Science (REEMS) Program
The goal of this program is to add extra hours of exposure to mathematics and science into a student’s coursework.