Morgan State University’s Journey to a Smart Campus

Here’s how Morgan State University, Siemens, and the Maryland Clean Energy Center are transforming MSU and improving campus security and safety.

Morgan State University (MSU) has embarked on its journey to a smart campus and is working closely with Siemens and the Maryland Clean Energy Center to make the school’s vision a reality to transform the MSU campus through visionary planning, hard work, partnership, and innovation. They are achieving this by making substantial improvements to Morgan State’s infrastructure through HVAC upgrades, energy efficiency initiatives, and more… all while improving safety and security.

This collaborative effort is critical to achieving MSU’s strategic mission, including elevating the school to an R1 doctorial research university.

To learn more about Morgan State’s journey so far, at Campus Safety Conference East last month, Campus Safety Editor-in-Chief Robin Hattersley spoke with four of the individuals who helped develop  MSU’s strategy and implementation. They are: Michele Mitch-Peterson, Ingenuity Consultant for Siemens Smart Infrastructure, MSU Police Chief Lance Hatcher, MSU Police Lt. Kevin Bacon, and David Stolerow, National Business Manager for Siemens’ Enterprise & Smart Buildings & Security.

In this interview, Mitch-Peterson, Hatcher, Bacon, and Stolerow discuss:

  • What new and upgraded technology has been installed? 1:55
  • What prompted the upgrades? 3:43
  • Why did Morgan State choose to partner with Siemens, and what has been their role in the project? 4:20
  • What has Siemens brought to the project? 5:16
  • What have been the project’s results? 5:51
  • What advice can you give to other organizations embarking on a similar strategy? 8:18

The video also covers the four-phase approach MSU, Siemens, and the Maryland Clean Energy Center are taking in the overall project (11:09). Enjoy the show!

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