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  • 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 >

  • Friday, April 25, 2014

    OSCAR graduate students participated in the fourth annual graduate research symposium of Delaware State University which was held on April 25 in the Bank of America Building and Martian Luther King Student Center. “Advancing Academic Excellence through Research, Innovation, and Outreach” was the title of this year’s Graduate Research Symposium.
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  • Saturday, April 5, 2014

    A team of six students from various departments of DSU led by OSCAR faculty won second place in Innovations in Social and Business Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition, 2014. This competition was organized by the School of Business & Public Administration of University of the District of Columbia on April 05, 2014. The group competed with students from universities and colleges in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Read More >

    Business Plan Competition

  • Thursday, April 3, 2014

    Eighteen undergraduate researchers advised by OSCAR faculty presented their work in the Bank of America Building on Honors Day. This year, the Honors Program of DSU celebrated its 41st anniversary of Honors Day with a series of events including honors recital, student paper presentations, and art exhibition. Read More >

  • Thursday, March 26-30, 2014

    The Delaware State University Chapter of National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) had the privilege of sending 11 students to NSBE’s 40th Annual Convention in Nashville, TN from March 26-30, 2014. The NSBE National Convention is an opportunity for students and professionals, of all nationalities, to network, attend professional development workshops, and build their interpersonal skills. Read More >

  • Thursday, March 27, 2014

    Dr. Mukti Rana and Ms. Jacquelyn Jones attended the 40th Annual National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Convention held at Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN from March 26 – 30, 2014. They exhibited OSCAR’s graduate and undergraduate programs at the University Fair to various audiences. Read More >

    2014 NSBE

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, September 18, 2014

    Please join us on Tuesday, September 18 for an OSCAR Seminar. Dr. Jun Ren, the Senior Research Scientist here at Delaware State University, will be presenting a seminar titled “Plasma Mediated Laser Matter Interaction” at 11 A.M in Grossley Hall 112. See Flyer

  • Thursday, September 25, 2014

    Please join us on Tuesday, September 25 for an OSCAR Seminar. Dr. Romain Fardel, the Associate Research Scholar in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, will be presenting a seminar titled “Optical trap assisted nanopatterning” at 11 A.M in Grossley Hall 112. See Flyer

  • 2014 Fall OSCAR Seminar Series More>

  • 2015 OPTICS SYMPOSIUM More>

  • CMNST Dean's Distinguished Lecturer Series More>

  • Past events More>

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