BTU Showcase: Strong Neighborhoods and Sustainable Communities
We are less than one month out to the 10th Annual BTU Showcase and I am excited to continue to share the extensive list of projects and centers that will be featured at this year’s event. With nearly 50 exhibitors in total, if you’re interested in initiating or growing your collaborative work with Towson University, the BTU Showcase is the best place to start. As we countdown, I will continue to feature some of the great projects and centers that will be represented at this year’s event, with each post focusing on one of the five BTU impact areas:
- High-Quality and equitable education
- Lifelong health and well-being
- Strong neighborhoods and sustainable communities
- Thriving and competitive economy
- Vibrant arts and cultural community
Strong Neighborhoods and Sustainable Communities
Towson University believes that strong neighborhoods and sustainable communities are key to increasing the quality of life for citizens across Maryland. To learn more about these and other potential partnership opportunities within Towson University, be sure to join these and the other exhibitors on Monday, April 24 at the 10th Annual BTU Showcase.
- Students in the Towson University IT Capstone course are working with external clients to design and implement IT projects, with consideration for issues including cost, safety, and suitability for the client.
- Dr. Robert Hammell within the Department of Computer & Information Sciences, is collaborating on research with the US Army Research Laboratory, helping to enhance battlefield situational awareness for military intelligence analysts.
- Jessica Shiller, Assistant Professor in the College of Education, is working on a building bridges between Towson University and Baltimore’s community schools through a service learning course focused on urban education.
- The Towson University Anthropological Team is helping the National Park Service get connected by conducting a collaborative, curriculum-based, student-involved study of the Potomac Heritage Trail.
- The Office of Civic Engagement encompasses active citizenship, community involvement, advocacy, awareness of social issues and injustices, and the development of personal and social responsibility.
- Towson University and the USDA have teamed up to collaborate on bioinformatics analysis and to develop a management strategy for the invasive species, Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.
- Students in the Department of Nursing plan and implement health screenings for the local immigrant communities who access the Goodnow Community Center.
- Towson University anthropology students have teamed up with Benjamin Franklin High School to develop a Participatory Action Research Project focusing on environmental problems and hazards specific to their community.
- The Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University is committed to supporting the education of Jewish studies scholars, educators, and communal professionals who excel in their chosen field.
- Faculty and students within Computer and Information Sciences and Forensic Chemistry are collaborating with Maryland State Police and Baltimore County Police Departments to develop an automated approach to conduct presumptive identification of drugs using a portable spectrophotometer and/or smartphone camera.
To learn more about these and other potential partnership opportunities at Towson University, be sure to join me on Monday, April 24 at the 10th Annual BTU Showcase. For more information or to register, visit http://www.towson.edu/campus/business/events/showcase/.