Research & Grants
B.E.T.T.E.R.- Building Excellence in Teaching, Training, Education, and Research
The B.E.T.T.E.R. program was established on September 1, 2004, on the campus of Bowie State University. Through a grant provided by the National Science Foundation(NSF) this program will help to develop an academic infrastructure that produces quality science, technology, engineering, & mathematics(STEM) graduates, expand the participation of underrepresented minority students and faculty, as well as strengthen the diverse, internationally competitive, and globally engaged workforce of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians.
C.I.B.A.C. - Chesapeake Information Based Aeronautics Consortium
The purpose of the Chesapeake Information Based Aeronautics Consortium (CIBAC) is to conduct aeronautics research in the areas of aviation safety, sensor development, knowledge fusion, aircraft maintenance and operations, aircraft health definition and monitoring, and air traffic control. Click the previous link to learn more.
S.I.E.C.A.- Summer Institute in Engineering and Computer Applications Program
The Summer Institute in Computer Applications (SICA) program came into existence during the Summer of 1970 as the result of a proposal made by Bowie State University (BSU) to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Maryland. SICA was designed primarily to provide space-related research experience for minority undergraduate students. The vast majority of the undergraduate participants over the past years have been minorities enrolled in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's). The SICA program gained a graduate component in 1992. In 1994, there was the addition of “engineering” to the name of the program to form the Summer Institute in Engineering and Computer Applications (SIECA).
Xseed - Super Computer
Xseed is a local name for the Bowie State University's Apple's G5 supercomputer. On March 9, 2005, Bowie State University, in cooperation with Apple Computer, Inc., built a $1 million supercomputer which the university named Xseed. The name, Xseed, was inspired by one of the American frontier-man, Johny Appleseed, who, according to the legend, spread his apple seeds throughout the Northeast and the Great Lakes region, and from the germinated seeds sprang up countless apple trees along the way. It is the hope of BSU that Xseed will similarly produce the seeds of inspiration in the university's community and beyond, the inspiration that will lead to the widespread of the supercomputer for research, education, and business.
VR Lab - Virtual Reality
The goal of this VR laboratory is to introduce students to Virtual Reality (VR) hardware, software, and provide an opportunity for them to apply this knowledge to applications for education and games. This laboratory applies cutting-edge VR technology currently available in academia and industry.
CPUcamp - Computer Programming Camp for African-American Males