Welcome to OSCAR
Our mission is to increase the public awareness of optics and photonics through education
OSCAR is the home of:
CREOSA the Center for Research and Education in Optical Sciences and Applications funded by the National Science Foundation CREST
CAOSS the Center for Applied Optics for Space Sciences, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration URC-5
OSA(DESU) The Optical Society of America student chapter at Delaware State University. Visit http://oscar.desu.edu/osa
The future home of OSCAR
Under construction now!
Friday, February 13, 2015
Teachers from three school districts (Caesar Rodney, Capital and Smyrna) of central Delaware participated in the Annual Physics and Professional Development Day at Delaware State University. The event was organized and sponsored by the Optical Science Center for Applied Research (OSCAR). Read More >
Monday, February 2, 2015
Mr. Yury Markushin, an Optics Ph.D. candidate in OSCAR and the Department of Physics & Engineering, has been awarded the ‘Officer Travel Grant’ (~$ 2,000.00) from SPIE to attend the SPIE Photonics West conference in San Francisco, CA in February 2015. Read More >
Friday, June 27, 2014
Dillon Badman, an undergraduate researcher at OSCAR majoring in Engineering Physics, and Mike Cimorosi, a physics instructor, successfully completed NASA's RockOn mission at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. They teamed up with a professor from the University of Maine and assembled several sensors that were integrated into the payload of a suborbital rocket. The Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket was launched at the end of the week-long workshop for atmospheric data collection during the 12.2-minute flight. Read More >
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Teachers from two Caesar Rodney School District Middle Schools including Fifer Middle and Postlethwaite Middle converged here at OSCAR for a Professional Development Physics Day. Read More >
Monday, June 16, 2014
Mr. Zachary Warren, an Optics Ph.D. candidate in OSCAR and the Department of Physics & Engineering, has won the ‘Officer Travel Grant Award’ (~ $ 2,000.00) from SPIE to attend the SPIE Optics+Photonics conference in San Diego, CA in August 2014. Read More >
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
OSCAR scientist Dr. Hacene Boukari was recently awarded a $175,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense for the acquisition of a fluorescence correlation spectrometer. This acquisition will not only enhance the exsisting research infrastructure at OSCAR but also enable such investigations as "the diverse physical and chemical phenomena as well as biological functions at near single-particle level."
Read More > on DSU website.
Friday, May 30, 2014
OSCAR graduate student Mr. Yury Markushin has been awarded a 2014 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related fields. Read More >
Thursday, May 22, 2014
SPIE has approved the petition of the students from the Department of Physics & Engineering at Delaware State University to start a ‘SPIE Student Chapter’ at DSU campus. The chapter was established on 5 May 2014. Read More >
Friday, May 9, 2014
8th Annual Research Symposium of Delaware Space Grant Consortium (DESGC) was held in the Bank of America Building here at Delaware State University on May 9th, 2014. The symposium highlighted the research work that is being done by graduate and undergraduate students whose funding came from DESGC. Read More >
Saturday, April 26, 2014
OSCAR faculty and staff presented demonstrations on optics and nanotechnology at Dover Public Library, the host of the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival Satellite Event. OSCAR joined excitement of bringing the local youth a day filled with STEM programs and hands-on experiments for the whole family.
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Fundraising for OSCAR Building
- The OSCAR building is to be completed in June, 2015, thanks to the generous support of the State of Delaware. But we still need the help of donors like you to help realize the program's scientific, educational and economic development goals.
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Upcoming Thesis Defense
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Leon Taleh, advised by Dr. Noureddine Melikechi, will be defending his PhD dissertation with the title "Effects of Sample Properties and Spatial Characteristics of the Laser Beam on Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Emission Lines" on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 3 pm in Science Center room 238. Leon will be the first recipient of PhD in Applied Optics at OSCAR. See Flyer More>
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Mark King, advised by Dr. Aristides Marcano, will be defending his Master of Science thesis with the title "Determination of thermal diffusivity of non transparent samples using the photothermal mirror method" on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 2 pm in Science Center room 212. See Flyer More>
2015 Spring OSCAR Seminar Series More>
2015 OPTICS SYMPOSIUM More>
CMNST Dean's Distinguished Lecturer Series More>
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OSCAR Summer Program 2015
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- Application Deadline: March 7, 2015