From Classroom to Community
Quality education that prepares agriculture and STEM majors to solve challenges facing our 21st century world.
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.
May Commencement article and photos
University students show off their fashion creations.
2019 Earth Week on campus
Interested in what makes food safe to eat and tasty? Considering a career in food science?
Register below to join us this summer!
Select either July 6 - 10, 2020, or August 3 - 7, 2020
CAST Quarterly Magazine
CAST Quarterly: The magazine chronicling news and events of the College of Agriculture, Science and Technology.
A DSU Legacy
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
Full scholarships for students pursuing careers in agriculture, food and related sciences.
Departments & Majors
The College of Agriculture, Sciences and Technology (CAST) provides students with hands-on education through the integration of teaching, research and outreach.
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.
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
Learn more about our fisheries, environmental and wildlife research.
- Environmental Cooperative Science Center
- Living Marine Resource Cooperative Science Center
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
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 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 algorithms, computational geometry, medical images, machine intelligence and video surveillance.
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)
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.
Clubs are a great way to get involved with your college and build your resume.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Delaware IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) is a collaborative network of biomedical research within the state of Delaware.
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.