Category: Education

RANDALL CHASE, Associated Press NEWARK, Del. (AP) — A Greek-born engineer with a long academic pedigree and an interest in clean-energy technology has been named the new president of the University of Delaware. University trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Dennis Assanis on Wednesday following the unanimous recommendations of a 15-member search committee and the…

DOVER, Del. – Delaware State University was awarded a $5 million grant for a NASA research and education program that will continue its partnership with the space agency. Built on the success of a previously NASA-funded program at DSU, this new program will strengthen the partnerships and collaborations with the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the…

DSU has seen the future, and the future is optics

By Christi Milligan Delaware State University has dedicated its Optical Science Center for Applied Research (OSCAR), capping construction of the mirrored architectural centerpiece that will house laboratories and incubator space for laser technologies. “Optics has really broad application so a lot of companies use it,” said Noureddine Melikechi, director of OSCAR and founder of the…

By Christi Milligan The mission of Junior Achievement of Delaware has always been to inject real-world business experience into the state’s educational blueprint. Last week, the organization, along with M&T Bank, honored three local professionals whose work-force development, strategic planning and innovation are models for the program’s 15,000 students. Developer Rob Buccini, co-founder of the…

Alpha Technologies comes to Wilmington Alpha Technologies USA Inc., a U.S.-based global provider of IT solutions and consulting services to Fortune 1000 corporations, is set to move into a six-story office building at 704 N. King St. in the Wilmington central business district. Alpha has acquired the facility and will occupy close to 45,000 square…

In early September, the inaugural class of Zip Code Wilmington launched on the third floor of a Wilmington office building, embarking on a 12-week journey of learning, hard work and determination. These 20 students and their instructors are paving the way as members of Delaware’s first coding school and one of the first nonprofit coding…