Governor Larry Hogan Attends Ribbon Cutting for New Bowie State University Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Nursing
State Invests $102 Million in New Science Education and Research Hub
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today joined Bowie State University President Mickey L. Burnim, as well as science educators, state and local officials, and project partners to officially open the new state-of-the-art Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Nursing at a formal ribbon cutting ceremony. The State of Maryland provided $102 million in funding to construct this new facility, which will promote collaborative teaching and research and includes an expanded research laboratory that will integrate hands-on opportunities for undergraduate students.
“Year after year, the students who pass through this university go on to make remarkable contributions to society, and today I am pleased to take part in the next important chapter for Bowie State,” said Governor Hogan. “With the addition of this Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Nursing, Bowie State is helping to ensure that Maryland continues to be a nationwide leader in STEM.”
“I am proud that Bowie State University now has a state-of-the-art Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Nursing that will inspire and attract top-notch students and faculty in the STEM fields,” said Bowie State University President Mickey L. Burnim. “This outstanding new facility will catalyze the university’s efforts to expand the use of collaborative, hands-on teaching models, and continue to position Bowie State University at the leading edge of innovation in STEM education and undergraduate research.”
The $102 million, 149,000-square-foot building was completed in two years, in a partnership between Bowie State University, architect Perkins+Will, and construction manager Clark Construction Group.