State University (NSU) is a public, state-supported
institution in Norfolk, Virginia, voted the number
one city in the South for 1998 by Money Magazine.
The University is organized into five schools:
Business and Entrepreneurship, Education, Liberal
Arts, College of Science, Engineering & Technology, and Social Work.
The College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET),
formerly School of Science and Technology, has
over 1,600 students and presently comprises almost
25% of the University's total student enrollment.
Undergraduate students can select from a wide
array of courses in eight academic departments:
Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science,
Engineering, Mathematics, Nursing and Allied Health, Physics and
The College of Science, Engineering and Technology has played a
pivotal role in the University's sixty-five year
history. Faculty contributions in research, grantsmanship,
service, and mentoring are exceptional. Graduates
are securing outstanding jobs and are earning
advanced degrees in record numbers. The College
currently houses three of the University's three
centers of excellence - The B.E.S.T. (Bringing
Education and Science Together) Laboratory, CMR
(Center for Materials Research) and IIAR (Institute for Information Assurance Research) - along with numerous
accredited programs. The University has demonstrated
a strong commitment to the sciences and health
professions through a significant investment of
University resources in undergraduate educational
programs, research facilities, and scholarships.
Moreover science and
technology has been identified as one of NSU's top institutional priorities.
Graduate programs in Science and Technology have increased substantially with the introduction of the Master's Degree in Computer Science, in Electronics Engineering,
and in Optical Engineering. These programs complement the existing Master's Degree program in Materials Science and very strong undergraduate
programs in related disciplines.
Sandra J. DeLoatch, Ph.D.