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的 academic centers at ladbrokes立博中文版 enhance 研究 and 奖学金, foster community outreach and expand opportunities to obtain external funding. By supporting the scholarly and service interests of BSU’s faculty, 图书馆员, 教职员及学生, the centers make significant contributions to our local and regional communities as well as to the nation at large.

Our centers represent a sweeping range of interests, 奖学金 and expertise.

Martin Richards sculpture on campus
的 Martin Richard 社会正义研究所 was created to build knowledge about social justice, to develop skills for advancing social justice through individual and collective action, and to serve as a catalyst for actualizing the university’s commitment to social justice.
Cape Verdean Institute panel discussion with 总统 Clark

Through rigorous academic pursuits, community engagement and global partnerships, the Pedro Pires Institute for Cape Verdean Studies shares and celebrates the culture, language and history of Cape Verde, as one of the world's earliest Creole societies.

Minnock Institute hosts Mongolian delegation
的 Minnock Institute is committed to creating and fostering a learning environment where 学生 and faculty from other countries interact with Bridgewater 学生 and faculty to help make the university a global campus. 的 Institute provides opportunities for academic enrichment, travel, 研究 and community service.
由教师组织和领导, 图书馆员及职员, the mission of CARS is to foster the development of 研究, 奖学金, and creative endeavors for faculty and 图书馆员. 汽车促进个人发展, collaborative and interdisciplinary 奖学金 activities, and provides resources for the creation of knowledge that reflects and supports the strategic goals of the institution, 在适当的时候.  

的使命 情况下 is to promote and increase interest and literacy in science and mathematics amongst preK-12 学生, pre-service and in-service teachers, and members of the university and regional communities. 情况下 aims to instill positive attitudes toward STEM disciplines in 学生 of all ages, especially groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM careers; serve as a leader in exploring STEM education-related topics and the most effective pedagogy for their incorporation into the preK-12 classroom; and promote preK-12 STEM workforce development by recruiting, nurturing and training pre-service teachers to enter STEM careers.

情况下 offers hands-on laboratory experiences for 学生, professional development and lending labs for in-service teachers, summer STEM programs for middle school 学生 and access to ladbrokes立博中文版's Observatory and 项目鸟瞰地球's twenty-foot inflatable globe. In 2013, approximately 8,650 preK-12 学生 participated in 情况下 programs. 的se 学生 came from 69 schools and 19 community organizations. 另外, 196名本科生, 520 teachers and more than 900 members of the community participated in 情况下 outreach programs, bringing the total number of participants to over 10,000. 情况下 programs also partnered with other University initiatives, including the Bridge and Footbridge Programs. For more information, please visit the 情况下网站.

BSU faculty, 教职员及学生 lead the following 情况下 programs.

CityLab is a biotechnology outreach program for teachers and 学生 that aims to enhance science knowledge and enthusiasm through authentic laboratory experiences. 詹娜Mendell说, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, 和金·麦考伊, 项目协调人, 运行CityLab项目.

鸟瞰地球的 twenty-foot hand-painted globe serves as a portable classroom energizing geography programs throughout the region. James Hayes-Bohanan and Vernon Domingo, both Professors of Geography, oversee the EarthView program.

GreenLab aims to educate the BSU and regional communities about green chemistry and the impacts of chemicals on human and environmental health. Ed Brush, Professor of Chemical Sciences, oversees GreenLab.

BSU天文台 hosts public and private viewing events, 开办K-12工作坊, and provides resources for student 研究, 天文学的课程, 和的服务培训. Jamie Kern, Observatory Manager, and Martina Arndt, Professor of Physics, oversee the Observatory.

流域接入实验室 provides science education outreach programs and preK-12 teacher professional development focused on land use and water quality assessment. Kevin Curry, Professor of Biology, 和金·麦考伊, 项目协调人, lead watershed programs.

Center for Entrepreneurship and Small Business (CESB) serves as a resource for those with an entrepreneurial mindset and small business owners at BSU and in the southeastern Massachusetts region. 它帮助学生, faculty and 工作人员 from all areas within the university as well as people in the surrounding communities develop their business ideas into successful small businesses and grow existing small businesses. 的 CESB partners with on-campus and external organizations to establish a thriving network of successful entrepreneurs and small business owners who can serve as advisors and mentors to each other and to budding entrepreneurs and small business owners. 在这些角色中服务, the CESB promotes sustainable economic and social equity through economic and community development.

成立于1997年 Democratic Governance and 领导 Program is housed in the Department of Political Science. It operates within the context of a dynamic educational environment that encourages 研究, 教学及社区服务.

的 Democratic Governance and 领导 Program has three primary goals: to advance leading-edge 研究 on the study of democratic governance and leadership in established and emerging democracies; to integrate 研究, teaching and policy application; and to engage and advance the economic, 文化, civic and political life of Southeastern Massachusetts, 其他家庭社区, 我们的全球社会.

的 program has earned national recognition from the American Association of State 大学 and Universities, which selected it as one of a hundred examples of effective programs at public four-year colleges and universities.

伊拉克大使H.E. Lukman Faily  the guest speaker sponsored by 的 Center for Middle East Studies.
伊拉克大使H.E. Lukman Faily spoke on campus during an event sponsored by the Middle East and North Africa Studies Program.

联合国的使命 Middle East and North Africa Studies Program (MENA) is to introduce and enhance the educational and 文化 awareness of the Middle East region and of its diverse peoples, 历史和文化. MENA promotes both specialized knowledge and public understanding of this crucial region of the world, which includes the Arab states, 火鸡, 伊朗和以色列. 

MENA strives to reach the broadest possible constituency, working with a variety of academic departments, educational and 文化 organizations and experts to discover new avenues for scholarly outreach and cooperation. MENA aims to reinforce links to other institutions in the Middle East region to offer academic opportunities to faculty and 学生 to study and gain more understanding of the Middle East. 

MENA adheres to the strategic vision of ladbrokes立博中文版 in maximizing the intensity, diversity and richness of teaching and learning relationships forged between faculty, 学生 and members of the broader community the Middle East and the world.

联合国的使命 可持续发展项目 is to advocate for the integration of sustainability principles in the core educational ladbrokes立博中文版 mission: teaching and learning, 研究, campus operations and regional outreach.

For more than 45 years, ladbrokes立博中文版 has sponsored Children's Physical 发展al Clinic (CPDC), a nationally recognized academic program that fosters professional development, 服务学习, 以及领导力发展.

CPDC affords 学生 from all majors a challenging opportunity to volunteer as clinicians and work with children and youth with disabilities, 年龄18个月至18岁. 的 aim of the clinic program is to improve the "total development" of children with disabilities by enhancing vital physical, 电动机, and aquatic skills and patterns. 除了, the program stresses the improvement of children's self-esteem by strengthening emotional-social aspects of their personalities through successful involvement in play, 娱乐, 体育活动.

More than a hundred 学生 serve as clinicians and group leaders each semester, making the CPDC one of the largest student organizations on campus.

MARC’s goals are to conduct 研究, attend and host conferences and workshops, and bring anti-bullying and anti-cyberbullying programs, training and curricula to K-12 faculty, 工作人员, 政府, 学生, 家长和社区.

Dr. 伊丽莎白·英格兰德, professor of psychology at ladbrokes立博中文版, MARC的主任是谁, 哪个是由教员组成的, graduate and undergraduate 学生. All of MARC's programs are evaluated yearly and are based in 研究 findings and its curricula are evidence-based. Outcomes reports are available.

For more information, call 508.531.1784.