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 MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN 
LaTrelle A. Green, D. Sc.


150 years, thousands of lives.

Oh! What an honor it is to be the Dean of the School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (SMST). I feel truly honored to be a part of such a wonderful school. Whether you are a new student, an interested parent, a past alumnus, or one of our distinguished faculty members, I hope you will find our website a valuable asset.

The School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology offers many opportunities for our students. From Science to Mathematics and to my area of expertise … Computer Information Systems, we have opportunities that appeal to many. We provide small classroom settings where students can develop an understanding and an appreciation of the STEM discipline areas.


SMST Mission
The School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology is committed to providing a high quality education. We provide students with the capability to pursue rewarding professional careers and/or graduate studies across a variety of professions. This is performed by giving expert technical support, developing decision making skills, and fostering a technical achievement.

Our Departments
The School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology has three departments: Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Information Systems/Computer Science. Our programs aim to systematically improve the STEM education in the context of our changing world and ultimately, to improve the quality of our students’ learning.

Our Natural Sciences department helps to develop students for such areas as medicine, research, and academia. One strength of the Natural Sciences department is that research is directed toward biological, chemical, and pre-medical sciences as well as being the center of interdisciplinary teaching and research. The Natural Science department now has a new modernized $700,000 laboratory with lab learning tables, chemical hoods, and technology enhancements. This new renovation will create the upgraded facility space needed for our students to continue to explore, research, engage, and learn.

Besides science experiences within the department, students have the opportunity to intern at either the Meharry Medical School Summer Enrichment Program or the Boston University Early Medical School Selection Program. Other opportunities include the Virginia-Nebraska Alliance Summer MCAT Preparatory Program.

Our Mathematics department provides a wide array of courses. Students who major in Mathematics can minor in Computer Science or Secondary Education. The Department also provides service courses for students not majoring in Mathematics, Computer Information Systems/Computer Science, or Natural Sciences.

The Computer Information Systems and Computer Science department tries to create an active and experiential learning environment to prepare students to be able to plan, design, and implement technology of today. Our students receive an actual hands-on approach to real world applications.

The Computer Information Systems and Computer Science department is a member of the Microsoft IT Academy consortium. Through the Microsoft IT Academy, Microsoft certifications can help validate student technology knowledge and skills. These industry certifications provide technology skills employers seek while offering hands-on experience with the latest Microsoft software and E-Learning courses.

All enrolled majors in the SMST receive personalized guidance from a full-time Career Coach, with the goal of focusing each student’s curricular and extracurricular activities on defined professional goals. The Career Coach helps each individual student choose a career path within his or her discipline, and assists in identifying specific skills and extracurricular activities required for a successful career start after graduation. Activities and enrichment programs give our students chances to network with both business and industry.

Our Faculty
Not only do we offer significant STEM programs, our school is diverse in many areas. We have world class faculty who have achieved many major accomplishments. From medical researchers to computer application programmers, the depth and breadth of the faculty experience of our school is second to none.

We have fifteen faculty with terminal degrees and four with Masters level degrees in their areas. Our faculty care about our students and they try to give them insight to real world applications. Along with teaching our students, our faculty write grants, provide select certifications in computer software, and construct applied mathematics projects.

Invitation
If you are a prospective student, please contact me at lagreen@vuu.edu and let me tell you about our wonderful programs in the School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology.


Regards,

LaTrelle A. Green, D. Sc.