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DSU-Verizon partnership on STEM classes for minority middle school boys renewed

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Delaware State University and Verizon Innovative Learning are renewing their partnership that offers STEM and other tech courses to minority middle school boys.

The Verizon Innovative Learning program was launched in 2015.  It works with Historically Black Colleges and Universities and institutions serving the Hispanic community nationwide to prepare minority male students in middle school for the tech careers of the future.

DSU gets $1 million grant to diversify STEM programs

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Delaware State University is getting a $1 million grant to expand diversity in its STEM programs. Delaware Public Media's James Morrison reports on the grant.

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute awarded the grant through its Inclusive Excellence initiative. It will be paid over the next five years and will support DSU’s Promoting Engagement and Access in Science (DSU-PEAS) initiative.

That initiative is focused on getting more "non-traditional" students into STEM fields like science and technology.

DSU ‘cybersecurity conversation’ covers threats, job opportunities

DOVER — Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson says the U.S. is in the midst of a cyber conflict right now.

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), which exists within the Department of Homeland Security to be the sole portal for the receipt of cyber threat indicators for the federal government, received 145,566 reports of cyber attacks last year alone, he said.

Head of DSU Optics program departs

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The founder of Delaware State University’s optics program has left the University.

After 21 years at DSU, Dr. Noureddine Melikechi left to head the Kennedy College of Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Melikechi was dean of DSU’s College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology, where he developed laser technology for the high resolution camera, dubbed the ChemCam, aboard the Mars Curiosity Rover.

He also developed technology for the SuperCam to be used on the upcoming Mars 2020 rover.

DSU, Verizon partner on middle school STEM

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Delaware State University and Verizon recently announced a partnership to provide science, technology, engineering and math education to minority middle school boys in Delaware this summer.

By Submitted NewsPosted Jul. 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Delaware State University and Verizon recently announced a partnership to provide science, technology, engineering and math education to minority middle school boys in Delaware this summer.

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