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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 >

  • 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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