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Bowie State University , is a public university located on 355½ acres in unincorporated Prince George's County, Maryland, United States, north of the suburban city of Bowie. Bowie State is part of the University System of Maryland. Bowie State is Maryland's oldest historically black university and one of the ten oldest in the country. Bowie State is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Wikipedia.

Banks J.,Bowie State University
Remedial and Special Education | Year: 2014

Upon exiting high school, some African American students with disabilities experience difficulty accessing disability support services and appropriate accommodations. Many of these difficulties in access can be traced to high school transition planning as the source. To understand the underlying transitional barriers and sources of support, case studies were developed to examine the experiences of African American students with disabilities as they secured accommodations from disability services. The following themes resulting from the data were evident within the student portraits: (a) students believed deficit-ideologies undermined attempts at self-determination; (b) students emphasized the importance of adequate information prior to transition; and (c) students often refused to access services due to competing cultural identities. The theoretical frameworks of social and cultural capital were used to explore the transitional experiences of postsecondary African American students with disabilities. © Hammill Institute on Disabilities 2013.

Mills F.B.,Bowie State University
Disability and Rehabilitation | Year: 2013

The phenomenology of human embodiment can advance the practitioner's understanding of the lived human body and in particular, what it means to incorporate a prosthetic device into one's body. In order for a prosthesis to be incorporated into the lived body of the patient, the prosthesis must arguably be integrated into the body schema. This article uses the phenomenology of Maurice Merleau-Ponty and others to identify three of the necessary conditions of embodiment that determine the body schema: corporeal understanding, transparency and sensorimotor feedback. It then examines the structure of each of these conditions of embodiment and how they impact the lived body's incorporation of prostheses and other artifacts. Implications for Rehabilitation Phenomenology complements evidence-based research in the field of psychoprosthetics by a systematic study of the experience of what it is like for the prosthesis user to incorporate a prosthetic device into his or her body. The practictioner can use phenomenological insight to assess the qualitative progress of rehabilitation. In particular, significant progress towards the incorporation of the prosthetic device is achieved when the prothesis user experiences sensory and kinesthetic feedback as coming not from the interface between the residual limb and the prosthetic device, but from the combined residual limb-prosthetic device and its interface with the environment. An even more complete incorporation is experienced when the prosthesis becomes transparent, that is, when the prothesis user is focused on the perceptual object or behavioral goal rather than on the prosthetic device. © 2013 Informa UK, Ltd.

Liu C.,Bowie State University
Quantum Information Processing | Year: 2012

We advance the previous studies of quantum walks on the line with two coins. Such four-state quantum walks driven by a three-direction shift operator may have nonzero limiting probabilities (localization), thereby distinguishing them from the quantum walks on the line in the basic scenario (i.e., driven by a single coin). In this work, asymptotic position distributions of the quantum walks are examined. We derive a weak limit for the quantum walks and explicit formulas for the limiting probability distribution, whose dependencies on the coin parameter and the initial state of quantum walks are presented. In particular, it is shown that the weak limit for the present quantum walks can be of the form in the basic scenario of quantum walks on the line, for certain initial states of the walk and certain values of the coin parameter. In the case where localization occurs, we show that the limiting probability decays exponentially in the absolute value of a walker's position, independent of the parity of time. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: FED CYBER SERV: SCHLAR FOR SER | Award Amount: 701.23K | Year: 2013

The goal of this project is to stimulate interest in cybersecurity competitions through the development of a visualization and broadcast system targeted to enhancing learning and understanding among spectators. The system engages the spectator by presenting information pertinent to understanding the real-time details of the game in a usable and spirited manner. It accomplishes this through the combination of various techniques, including real-time network security visualization, live video and audio monitoring, animation, computer graphics and commentary. As a result, the project improves the educational value and excitement for the spectator and broaden interest in the field of cybersecurity.

The proposed tool captures computer and network activities for all the competing teams and present them in a user-friendly manner for the benefit of the spectator using state-of-the-art broadcasting, animation and commentary. Although visualization has been utilized at large-scale cyber defense competition, such as the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, it is still used only in a limited way. Further, it does not target the spectator in a serious way and it is rarely used for small-scale cyber defense competitions, which is the main target of this project.

By improving the spectator experience, more students are attracted to collegiate cyber defense competitions and ultimately to cyber security related fields. The tool is also beneficial to competition participants, especially to student teams who could use the tool for network security visualization.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: HIST BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIV | Award Amount: 475.57K | Year: 2013

The National Science Foundation (NSF) supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities-Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) Targeted Infusion Project at Bowie State University (BSU) lays the foundation for a concentration in the institutions plant science curriculum. Undergraduate students are introduced to interdisciplinary teaching and cross-disciplinary research to meet 21st century global challenges in sustainable energy, environmental and climate change as well as renewable and green energy research. The goals of the project at this minority-serving institution are to:
1. Increase student interest, understanding, and research competencies in Plant Sciences through academic and summer faculty and peer-mentored research;
2. Infuse an interdisciplinary approach to Plant Science;
3. Create and implement a laboratory intensive Plant Science course;
4. Enhance the General Biology and Plant Physiology laboratory course curricula by integrating research and introducing new experiments into the curriculum; and,
5. Develop state-of-the-art teaching and research infrastructure in Plant Science laboratories through the acquisition of new research equipment.

Collaboration with University of Maryland and other research organizations, acquisition of new research equipment, faculty and student STEM professional development will result in a sustainable plant science program for BSU and the surrounding community. Evaluation and dissemination activities will be shared throughout the institutions STEM community and broader through BSUs website, presentations at STEM research and education conferences and publications in STEM journals.

The project aligns with the College of Arts and Sciences strategy of promoting the engagement of minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines through integrated and diversified experiences.

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