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Jatwon Burkes Studies at MSU SROP

JatwonJatwon Burkes is a rising junior at B-CU engaged in the Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at Michigan State University. Burkes' research project will involve using and adapting computer vision techniques and employing deep neural networks to track the motion of children, adults, and small animals. These motion time-series will be used in studies of attention for autistic children and child development, neurological disorders and brain activity for animals. The West Palm Beach, Florida native enjoys his involvement in the B-CU Robotics Club.

The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at Big Ten Academic Alliance universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities.

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Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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