Division of Physical and Computational Sciences

COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

Computer and Information Sciences is a small but growing academic unit. CIS prides itself in its diverse student body, faculty, and staff. The program currently has about eighty CS and IT undergraduate majors, eight full-time faculty members, and one lecturer, a senior secretary, and a laboratory coordinator/system administrator. There are three smart instructional classrooms, a smart equipped student computer laboratory, and a smart equipped collaborative learning space. The program houses six research laboratories and has invested in hiring young energetic faculty rooted in computer science but with strong research interests in various interdisciplinary areas as well as cyber security.

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

The mission of the Mathematical Sciences academic unit is to provide opportunities for students to develop functional competence in mathematics; an appreciation for the contributions of mathematics to science, engineering, business, economics, and the social sciences; and the power of critical thinking. The program strives to prepare students to pursue graduate study and for careers in teaching, government, and industry.

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PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING

The Physics and Engineering academic unit is home to the Optical Sciences Center for Applied Research (OSCAR), a major research center specializing in optical sciences and their broad applications. The center houses the Center for Research and Education in the Optical Sciences and Applications (CREOSA),  an NSF-CREST center, and the Optics for Space Technology and Applied Research (O*STAR) Center funded by NASA MIRO program. Undergraduate and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) students with keen interest in, among others, optics, lasers, imaging, photonics, and space sciences are invited to apply to our programs with possibility to receive financial support, one-on-one faculty mentoring, training in state-of-the-art technologies, and opportunities for professional development.

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