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Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Nursing

bowie state science center

By the Numbers
  • 149,000 gross square feet
  • $102 million project cost
  • 6,000-square-foot, three-story Commons
  • 125-seat, three-story cylindrical "Beacon"
  • 23 research and instructional labs
  • 14 flexible classrooms
  • 5 active learning classrooms and labs
  • 1 fully enclosed greenhouse
  • 1 nursing simulation wing

The Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Nursing is one of the region’s premier centers for transformational learning and research. Here, students are empowered to discover a passion for their studies and achieve success in their future careers.

The building design and construction were guided by three overarching principles: student engagement, flexibility and sustainability.

Distinctive features include:

  • Glass-walled labs and classrooms in an open floor plan that offer a peek into science and research in action
  • Flexible classrooms with movable walls and furnishings that support interactive, collaborative learning
  • 25,000 square feet of dynamic glazed windows that tint on-demand to lower energy usage and provide unobstructed access to outdoor views and natural daylighting