DSU announces federal grant for optics research

    Delaware’s congressional delegation is celebrating a $5 million grant to Delaware State University for optics research.

    The grant was provided by the National Science Foundation for the five-year renewal of Delaware State’s Center for Research and Education in Optical Sciences and Applications.

    Delaware State University President Harry Williams asked state officials last year for $10 million to build a new optics lab on campus.

    The optics program was created in 1998 and has received several million dollars in federal grants.

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