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Quality education that prepares agriculture and STEM majors to solve challenges facing our 21st century world.

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<p>Delaware Community Prosperity Summit</p>
Delaware Community Prosperity Virtual Summit

Community summit gathered federal agencies and partners to discuss services geared toward revitalizing rural America.

<p>High tunnel for crop growing season extension, DSU Outreach and Research Center, Smyrna, DE.</p>
USDA spotlights DSU's Climate Hub demonstration project

USDA features the virtual field tour of DSU’s Outreach and Research Center in its As If You Were There project. High tunnels at DSU’s farm site demonstrate for small farmers how they can protect and improve their operations by sheltering crops from sun, pests and intense rain events.

<p>Seven 4.0 GPA graduates -- (l-r) Micaela Cummings, Stephanie Lynn, Adriante Carter, Jazmyn Robinson Stockton, Jasmine Herring, Morgan Poole and Logan Faux-Dugan -- all received the Presidential Academic Award from University President Wilma Mishoe (far right).</p>
2019 May Commencement, article and photos

May Commencement article and photos

<p>These Textile and Apparel Studies students showed off their fashion designing creations during a April 27 show at the Dover Mall. Dr. Damayanthie Eluwawalage, assistant professor, (bottom row, third from the left), was so impressed by their work, she persuaded the Dover Mall executives to allow student to put on a fashion show there for the public.</p>
Textile & Apparel Studies Fashion Show

University students show off their fashion creations.


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CAST Quarterly Magazine

USAID Administrator Samantha Power makes historic visit to DSU

CAST Quarterly: The magazine chronicling news and events of the College of Agriculture, Science and Technology.

Fall 2021 CAST Quarterly

Summer 2021 CAST Quarterly

A DSU Legacy

Dr. Ulysses S. Washington, Jr.

Since 1949, Dr. Ulysses S. Washington, Jr. and his legacy of excellence have influenced how future scientists are nurtured and the quality of research-based knowledge extended to Delawareans. While we mourn his recent passing, we celebrate his illustrious life and his spirited support of DSU!

In remembrance: 1920 - 2018

DSU-CAST 1890 Agricultural Scholarship Program

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Full scholarships for students pursuing careers in agriculture, food and related sciences.

DSU-CAST 1890 Agricultural Scholarship Program

Stay tuned for updates on this new scholarship opportunity.


Research & Capabilities

The scope of faculty research ranges from molecular investigations in genomics to organismal research in plant and animal sciences; from ecosystem microcosm studies of pond water to food and nutrition sciences to fashion merchandising; and from habitat restoration to population biology and the tracking of songbirds, bats, marine and freshwater fish and shellfish.

Agricultural Research

Agricultural Research

Learn more about plant and soil research conducted on our 13-acre Aquaculture Research and Demonstration Facility. The facility also supports research in aquaculture, fisheries and outreach.

Natural Resources Research

Natural Resources Research

Learn more about our fisheries, environmental and wildlife research.

  • Environmental Cooperative Science Center  
  • Living Marine Resource Cooperative Science Center

Food, Nutrition and Dietetic Research

Food, Nutrition, and Dietetic Research

Learn more about how food and nutrition play a large role in your life.

  • The Value and Conservation of Bats  
  • Sweet Potato as an Alternative Agricultural Enterprise in Delaware

Cooperative Extension

Cooperative Extension

The Cooperative Extension Program at DSU preserves the 1890 land-grant legacy of outreach education in Delaware by targeting diverse audiences, with special emphasis on those with limited resources, to help them improve their quality of life.

Biomedical Research

Biomedical Research

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 algorit

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

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)

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.

Student Opportunities & Scholarships

We admit many types of students into the DSU family, each with their own unique goals and aspirations. To help our students meet their needs, we have various opportunities for students to get involved with activities specific to their chosen field.

CAST Clubs

Clubs are a great way to get involved with your college and build your resume.


Student Scholarships

There are various scholarships available for students.


Applied Mathematics Research Center

The Applied Mathematics Research Center (AMRC) was created as a research environment where multidisciplinary groups come together to solve applied mathematics problems in the military and other areas.

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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 across the board in research.

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Center for Research and Education in Optical Sciences and Applications

The 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.

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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.

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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.

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Delaware INBRE

The Delaware IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is a collaborative network of biomedical research within the state of Delaware.

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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.

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