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Morgan State University Receives More Than $1 Million In National Science Foundation Grant Funding In 2016

Dixon Science Research Center

Awards to be used to advance scientific and innovative research The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Morgan State University (MSU) a combined $1,181,837 in total research grants for calendar year 2016. The funding supports a variety of cutting-edge research projects that advance the frontiers of innovation. Many of the projects funded by the NSF will be led by Morgan …

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Morgan Designated as Center of Academic Excellence by the NSA and Department of Homeland Security

Picture of At the 8th Annual National Cyber Summit in Huntsville, Alabama (June 8th, 2016) Morgan was officially presented with the CAE-CD certificate.

University Recognized for Advancements in Cyber Defense Education, Certified Through 2021 In recognition of the University’s efforts in the advancement of research and preparing students for careers in internet security, the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated Morgan State University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE). …

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Morgan Woos Top Scientist As New Science Dean

Charles A. Smith/Jackson State University

Morgan State University President David Wilson announced today the appointment of Hongtao Yu as dean of the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (SCMNS). He comes to Morgan from Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. “I am pleased to welcome Dr. Yu to the administrative team at Morgan,” said President Wilson. “This is a critical time for minorities in …

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Morgan Student’s Creation Helps Iranian Workforce Calculate Holiday Bonuses

(L-R): Dr. Alvin Kennedy, Dr. Asamoah Nkwanta, Zeinab Bandpey, and Kurt Heckman, Founder/President & CEO of vCalc LLC

In the United States, a holiday bonus is something most employees want but very few actually receive or believe they will receive. And for those fortunate enough to get one, the amount received is typically at the employer’s discretion. But what if bonuses weren’t based on how well a business performed or an employer’s level of generosity during the holiday? …

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Morgan State Receives $517,000 Grant for Travelers EDGE Program

Grant for Travelers EDGE Program

Funding Supports Travelers EDGE Scholars in Actuarial Science and Graves Honors Programs As part of an ongoing partnership with The Travelers Companies, Morgan State University (MSU) has received a $517,000 Travelers Foundation grant. The grant will be used to fund the Travelers EDGE (Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment) program in the University’s business and science schools during the 2016-17 academic …

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Morgan Sophomores Take Top Spots in Poetry Competition

Morgan Sophomores Take Top Spots in Poetry Competition

Morgan sophomore and English major Hannah Sawyerr of North Brunswick, N.J., was recently crowned the winner of the Baltimore Youth Poet Laureate competition, earning the top prize with her poem titled, “Church Dresses.” As winner and newly named Youth Poet Laureate, Sawyerr received a cash prize of $500 and a national book deal, and will be featured in a local …

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Morgan State University Receives First-Ever Full Patent for New Technology

Kadir Aslan

Professor’s ‘Metal-Assisted and Microwave-Accelerated Evaporative Crystallization’ Device Will Advance Precision Medical Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease Subsequent to the groundbreaking research of Kadir Aslan, Ph.D., in the area of technology-assisted treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, Morgan State University was awarded its first-ever U.S. patent, on Jan. 26, 2016. The patent (U.S. Patent No: 9,243,017) was received for Dr. Aslan’s invention of an …

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Professor Selected as 2015 National Role Model


Diane Wilson, Ph.D., MT (ASCP), Medical Technology Program Director and Associate Professor of Biology at Morgan State University, School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences was awarded the 2015 Minority Access National Role Models Award during the 16th National Role Models Conference on September 26. Dr. Wilson was nominated by Cleo Hughes-Darden, Ph.D., Chairperson of Biology as an Administrator Role …

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Three Morgan State University Students Recognized as Extreme Science Scholars


September 10, 2015 – Today, Oreoluwa Adesina, Hashmath Fathima and Dennis Aryee were recognized in a ceremony as Extreme Science Scholars (ESS). The ceremony was hosted by Dr. Alvin Kennedy, Interim Dean of School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (SCMNS), with special guests, Dr. Lori Graham-Brady, Associate Director of the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute at Johns Hopkins University, and …

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Little Known Black History Fact: Valerie Thomas

Morgan State Newsroom

After graduating from an all-girls high school, Thomas entered Baltimore’s Morgan State University. As one of just two women majoring in physics, she excelled and her tenacity landed her a job at NASA in 1964 as a data analyst. She rose within the government agency quickly, overseeing the Landsat project in the 1970s. The Landsat satellite was the first to …

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