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Research Centers

NSU Research: From Inquiry to Innovation and Education

The research enterprise is paramount at Norfolk State University. With a focus on finding practical solutions to complex problems, research permeates the curriculum and emphasizes minority student participation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Center for Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences

The NSU Center for Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences currently focuses on three areas: human reproductive biology and the development of safe, reversible male contraceptives, chemistry of animal venoms, and genetics of human cytomegalovirus. Visit individual faculty web pages to learn more about their research. To explore the Biotech Center’s facilities, equipment, and software, see the Facilities and Instrumentation page. 

Hodge Center for Entrepreneurship

The Center provides leadership, programs, and resources that enable the University to add value to businesses served while immersing students in the entrepreneurial experience. Through multidisciplinary teams, the Center extends knowledge and technical assistance that act to strengthen and expand the number and quality of minority- and women-owned, growth-oriented, and technology-driven businesses. 

Consortium for Strategic and Global Studies

Founded in 2000 the Center for Strategic and Global Studies (CSGS) was created to provide interdisciplinary analysis of contemporary issues related to foreign policy, international relations, military strategy, politics and national security. 

Rapid Response Robotic Telescope

The RRRT will be a fully automated 24" RC telescope dedicated to the study of astronomical transient phenomena. Current projects include the photometry and polarimetry of Gamma-ray Bursts optical afterglows, compact stars, near-earth objects (NEO), Blazars and searches for supernovae and exo-planets. 

Nuclear & Particle Physics Group

The NSU Nuclear & Particle Physics (NPP) group performs experimental research on the nature of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) at intermediate energies. The group is involved in several experiments at the nearby Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab), Newport News, VA.