Hampton University School of Science mission is to provide quality and rigorous instructional programs, conduct discipline-specific research, engage in service and demonstrate leadership.

An integral part of our mission is to educate our students based on our commitment to ethics in education and sustained excellence. With a collaborative team of interdisciplinary faculty members, we implement state-of-the-art pedagogy and innovative technologies to promote and cultivate students with competence, integrity, and compassion. Our graduates are well-prepared for professional, scientific and academic careers with applicable skills to compete for direct entry into the workforce and graduate and professional programs.

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"The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it." -Neil deGrasse Tyson

Good teaching and leading edge research are cornerstones of the School of Science. With partners such as NASA, investigators in the Department of Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences launched the AIM (Aeronomy in the Mesosphere) weather satellite, the first mission in the nation to be fully controlled by a Historically Black College/University (HBCU). Advancements in medical technologies in the Center for Advanced Medical Instrumentation (CAMI) in the Physics Department spawned the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute, the world's largest freestanding proton therapy cancer treatment facility, located in Hampton, Virginia. Scientists receive funding and research awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF); the National Institutes of Health (NIH); the Department of Defense (DOD); the Department of Energy (DOE); the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI); the Keck Foundation and other agencies. We welcome and invite you to explore and learn more in our innovative laboratories of discovery.

Events/Faculty Section

  • Click here to watch 26th Annual Research Symposium

  • Show Us How You Science! FameLab @ HamptonU Science Communication Contest

  • Dr. Punjabi's paper was published in Physics of Plasmas on January 12, 2022. He was nominated and accepted as Full Member of the honor society Sigma Xi. Read More

  • Hampton University School of Science Top Twelve Accomplishments within the past 5 years

  • The September 2021 Faculty of the Month for the School of Science is Dr. Shawn T. Dash, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

  • The 2021 - 2022 School of Science Chairperson of the Year Award: Dr. Deidre Gibson

  • Dr. Liguang Tang from the Department of Physics has been awarded a grant totaled $441K from the Department of Energy. The project is entitled "Selected Problems in Hypernuclear Physics" is for 3 years.

  • The Computer Science Department has been awarded a grant of $1M to collaborate with 8 Histroical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence.

  • Drs. Tunde Adebola and Eric Lewallen were awarded a NOAA LMRCSC grant of $90,000 for the period - 07/01/21 - 07/01/22. The proposal was entitled " Developing a Coupled Human Ecological System for Chesapeake Bay Shellfish Fisheries" and it aims to develop novel strategies for modeling local crab and oyster populations.

Events/Student Section

  • The School of Science would like to congratulate Ms. Jasmine Maddy, Senior Biochemistry major whose research with Dr. Asojo, Chair of Chemistry & Biochemistry has been published in the Acta Crystallogriphica Section F Structural Biology Communications. Read More

  • Ms. Raven Curry, Biology Pre-Med major from Smithfield, Virginia, Awarded $20000 the Melanie Trent Family Foundation Current-Use Scholarship. Read More

  • Congratulations to the STEM Bridge Scholarship Awardees

    The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) awards the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Bridge Scholarships to 4 full-time students with GPA between 3.0 and 4.0 from Hampton University. They are:

    Amir Moore from Physics

    Jonathan Nash from Marine and Environmental Science

    Derrick Richardson from Marine and Environmental Science

    Jazmine Riggins from Physics

    These students will work on STEM-related research, recevie mentoring and support from VSGC as well as feedback and guidance on how to prepare applications for NASA-related and other STEM internships. This schoralrship also gives these 4 students the opportunity to apply for Commonwealth STEM Industry Internships as well as NASA Internships and Fellowships. CONGRATULATIONS to them.

  • Find out how Student Freedom Initiative can support your STEM career goals.

  • SOS 25th Annual Research Symposoium Oral Presentation Awardees: For students only:

    First Place:
    Andre Roots and Kayla Patterson
    Second Place:
    Julian Payne-Dillard
    Third Place:
    Mikayla Browning

    First Place:
    Sierra Hildebrant
    Second Place:
    Arona Bender
    Third Place:
    Robel Eskinder

Are you interested in Teaching K-12??????

Apply for the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship to help. The scholarhip is valued at $10,000 yearly and is available to students interested in STEM.

For more information contact

Dean Dr. Ero-Tolliver at isi.erotolliver@hamptonu.edu.