About The Maryland Center at Bowie State University
(The Center) was established in 2000 as a legally constituted 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization by the State of Maryland and has as its charter to eliminate disparities, including those in health, education and socioeconomic status.
In December 2003, the Center was granted affiliated foundation status by the Board of Regents for the University System of Maryland (USM). As an affiliated foundation, the Center engages in and supports activities to further enhance the educational, research and service mission of Bowie State University (BSU). The Center and the University work in concert to increase the research capacity of the University. The Center is housed on the campus of BSU, the historically black member of the USM, in Prince George’s County (PGC), Maryland under the Office of Institutional Advancement. A significant portion of the Center’s portfolio consists of providing health education and increasing the use of technology in communities and schools to implement strategies for positive behavior and lifestyle changes for healthy and productive living in personal, family, community, and workplace environments.
The Center has worked extensively within PGC and has had strong collaborative relationships with health officials, grass-roots organizations and existing coalitions in nearby counties. The Center performance history includes two federal contract vehicles in the area of information technology and human capital that have a combined ceiling of 15.8 billion over the next eight years. The Center has expertise in minority outreach and technical assistance; community based participatory research; evaluation; health needs assessments; training; research conferences; health and educational seminars; program development and implementation; and program oversight.
The Center’s Charter
- Serve as a resource and advocate to the citizens, institutions and communities in Maryland;
- Raise awareness and provide education that assists Marylanders in overcoming disparity issues that include health, education, economic status, and social settings in order to optimize their well-being;
- Serve as a platform for innovation and a conduit for partnerships which span across the University System of Maryland.
Our Core Values
Our entire team is dedicated to acting honestly, in a forthright manner, and performing as promised
We have established private/public partnerships that enable our team to provide a broad array of services and support to our customers
Dedication to the Mission
Our Team is dedicated to enabling its customers to perform their vitally important work and achieving their missions
Efficiency in Execution
The team works efficiently, enabling it to provide customers with solutions quickly
Alignment with the Customer
Our team leverages a process that seeks to provide quality solutions after first gaining an in-depth understanding of our customers’ requirements
About Bowie State University
Bowie State University (BSU), as a Historically Black College/University (HBCU), is an important higher education access portal for qualified persons from diverse academic and socioeconomic backgrounds who seek a high quality and affordable public comprehensive university. The University places special emphasis on the science, technology, teacher education, business, and nursing disciplines within the context of a liberal arts education. For more information about BSU, visit the website at www.bowiestate.edu
Pioneering Educational Partnership and Business Mentoring Capabilities
Approved mentor in the Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé Program.
A part of the University System of Maryland (USM), Bowie State University, is the Maryland’s first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) and one of the ten oldest HBCUs in the country.
Bowie State University is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in cyber security instruction by the NSA and Department of Homeland Security and is a founding member of the Maryland Alliance for Information Security Assurance (MAISA).
Public-private partnership (P3) program in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics include the signature Pre-K3 through PhD Career Pathways program, Education Innovation Initiative (EI2), which helps prepare underrepresented populations to meet the growing need for a cyberage ready workforce.
Bowie State University also partnered with NASA in establishing a certified Satellite Operations and Control Center facility on campus to directly engage students in the management of low-earth orbiting satellites.
The City of Bowie and Bowie State University established a business incubator, the Business Innovation Center (BIC), to identify, nurture and build sustainable businesses, by providing support services and facilities aimed at helping startup operations grow during their early stages of development.
Through its partnership alliances and pioneering programs, Bowie State University has targeted Cloud Security, Information Assurance, Mobility and Informatics Services as areas of focus in applying its Mentoring Capabilities.
The Center provides Quality Support Services in the following key areas:
- Access Applications
- Archive Site
- Artificial Intelligence/Intelligent Agents
- Back-up Site
- Business Service Computing
- Cloud/Host System
- Community Capacity Building
- Community Research
- Community Resilience
- Compilers and Programming Languages
- Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality
- Computer Network Security
- Content Management
- Curriculum Development
- Data Network Analyses
- Data Network Analyses
- Economic Analyses
- Grants Management
- Host/Production System
- Inter-agency Connectivity
- IT Service Provider
- Knowledge Management and Experience Bases
- Measurement, Metrics, and Analysis
- National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education
- Network Traffic
- Parallel Computing and Real-time Systems
- Policy Analysis and Development
- Process Improvement and Change Management
- Program/Project Management
- Research/Development Test Bed
- Secure Coding
- Software Quality Assurance and Defect Management
- Software Safety
- Systems/Software Development Methods and Techniques
- Video and Image Processing
- Virtual Sandbox
- Wireless Sensor Network
Board of Directors
David A. Washington IV
Mary C. Larkin
Georgetown Street Law
Alexis Revis Yeoman
Prince George’s County Housing Authority
Michael Best Strategies LLC
VP, Legal & Government Affairs Scripps Networks Interactive
Housing Urban Development
Holland & Knight LLP
The Maryland Center at Bowie State University
Transportation Security Authority