Math Science Partnership Minority Student Pipeline
The Math Science Partnership Minority Student Pipeline (MSP) 2 is a five year, $12.4 million grant funded by the National Science Foundation. Bowie State University (BSU) will serve as the Lead Institution with Dr. Anisha Campbell as the Principal Investigator. Participating partners include University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), Prince George's Community College (PGCC), Towson University (TU), and the Prince George's County Public School System (PGCPS). The goal of the grant is to create a pipeline for bringing more minority students into STEM fields of study via a four-fold approach that includes:
- Professional development programs created by University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and Prince George's Community College (PGCC) for teachers in grades 4-8 designed around principles of teaching and learning through inquiry science.
- Summer research experiences for Prince George's County Public School System (PGCPS) high school science teachers with BSU, TU, and UMCP faculty.
- Mentored teaching experiences for 100 undergraduate underrepresented minority students coordinated by UMCP and 50 undergraduate research experiences through BSU.
- Early college/dual enrollment science courses through BSU and PGCC for at least 250 PGCPS high school students over five years.
Bowie State University will host a 4 week science academy for rising 10th grade high school students in the Prince George's County School System. During three, consecutive summers, students will receive coursework in Biology, Chemistry, and Math. The objective of the program is to provide college credits in Biology and Chemistry prior to their high school graduation.
For more information, please contact Dr. Anisha Campbell (301-860-3878) or Dr. Elaine Davis (301-860-3876).
The College of Arts and Sciences operates its STEM initiatives under a common theme – STEMing the TIDE (promoting Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Through Integrated and Diversified Experiences). The rationale is that a tide washes all kinds of things to the shore, including treasures and shells, items that can be seen only after the tide recedes (see slide). Similarly, STEM talent located in communities with challenges, such as the minority communities, can be found and formed when these challenges are removed. As an HBCU with a mandate to service minorities, our STEM initiatives address the challenges facing underserved and socially disadvantaged communities.
And the STEMing the TIDE brochure)
Summer Youth Programs
CAS hosts several summer activities for middle school and high school students.
Summer Biotech Institute
Faculty Leader: Dr. George Ude, Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resources (Co-PI).
The project is conducted as a subcontract to the NSF grant “GEPR: A gene expression road-map of vegetative bud development and dormancy in popular,” awarded to the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP), and for which Dr. Gary Coleman serves as PI.
The summer institute invites high school and college students, as well as high school science teachers, for a two-week intensive summer experience that includes both theory and lab work. Participants come from all over the state and sometimes out of state. The chief attraction to this institute is the extensive hands on experience participants receive. Activities include DNA extraction, PCR/informatics experiments, GMO investigator study, pGLO bacterial transformation, GFP purification, comparative proteomics (protein profiling, western blotting)
Participants receive a stipend of $200 each upon successful completion of the program.