DOVER, Del. (AP)- Delaware's congressional delegation is celebrating a $5 million grant to Delaware State University for optics research.
The grant was provided by the National Science Foundation for the 5-year renewal of Delaware State's Center for Research and Education in Optical Sciences and Applications.
Delaware State University President Harry Williams asked state officials last year for $10 million to build a new optics lab on campus.
The optics program was created in 1998 and has received several million dollars in federal grants.