Historically Black Coppin State University in Baltimore and the University of Baltimore have announced a partnership that will increase educational opportunities for students in STEM fields.
Specifically, the partnership will:
- Encourage faculty research collaboration in complementary STEM areas through shared faculty expertise and interest, shared lab facilities and equipment, and inter-institutional software licensing;
- Establish the Center for Environmental Science to attract university faculty and students from both universities to maximize use of the new science facility on the campus of Coppin State;
- Encourage student research collaboration, including at the capstone level, to teach the value of collaborative research within and across disciplines;
- Provide shuttle service to transport students between the two campuses to increase opportunities for enrollment in science classes.
Coppin State President Mortimer H. Neufville said that “STEM education is vital to the careers of the future. We are jointly committed to make science education accessible to all students in order to gain the skills needed to compete in a global economy.”