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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

    Some twenty 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 >

    2014 NS

  • 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

  • December 9, 2013

    The department of Planning and Construction announced the beginning of the construction for the optical research center project today. The construction will last approximately 18 months. There will be dedicated parking for the contractor in Lot 18 and a fence will be installed around the perimeter of the work site in addition to construction traffic. Read More >

    Optic Building Construction

  • September 30, 2013

    Alissa Mezzacappa, an OSCAR PhD candidate, wins second place of NASLIBS poster award at SciX 2013 conference. The title of her poster presentation is "On the Effects of Distanc Between a Laser and Its Target in LIBS Measurements". She presented the poster on September 30 at SciX 2013 in Milwaukee. 
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    Alissa SciX Award

  • September 27, 2013

    The Mars Curiosity rover found significant traces of water in the martian soil. Researchers including scientists from DSU Optical Science Center for Applied Research (OSCAR) announced the news with full report in the September 27 issue of the journal Science. 
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    Alissa SciX Award

  • October 24, 2012

    Ground breaking ceremony was held for the future Optical Science Center for Applied Research (OSCAR) building. The four-story 70,000-square-foot building will be the new home of OSCAR and will be built in three phases. The initial 27,000 square foot first phase will house state-of-the-art advanced optical research laboratories. A suite of shared laboratories will provide advanced technology testing and instrumentation to support a myriad of research needs. Read More >

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, April 24, 2014

    You are cordially invited to attend the OSCAR seminar given by Dr. Kory M. Stiffler from Department of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy of Indiana University Northwest with the title "Particle Physics, Supersymmetry, and Adinkras" on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 1:00 pm in WCJ Library 6th floor room 600. See Flyer

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