Today, more than 15,000 students and 900 faculty members compose the core of UMass Boston, while over 150 academic programs offer limitless opportunities. The university's urban location allows UMass Boston's students, faculty, and staff to actively engage with and serve the community through academic programs, research, and the creativity and innovation that come with a diverse student body and devoted faculty. UMass Boston has a rich history that is intertwined with the city it calls home, beginning in 1852 with the establishment of Girls' High School, which trained Boston's young women to become teachers. Over the next century, Mass Aggie grew into the existing UMass system, while Girls' High School changed names and locations several times, eventually becoming Boston State College in 1968. In 1982, UMass Boston and Boston State College merged to form what has become one of the state's major academic enterprises and Boston's only public university.
University of Massachusetts at Lowell's School of Engineering combines innovation and research activity, with a commitment to providing hands-on, real-world learning for our students continues. With a National Science Foundation-funded initiative for integrating Service-Learning throughout the curriculum in Engineering, students will be exposed to projects that "make a difference" throughout their undergraduate experience. These include projects in: Assistive Technology, where engineering students assist handicapped or disadvantaged individuals through applications of innovative problem-solving; Sustainable Infrastructure and Development, where engineering and nursing students assist with providing infrastructure and public health needs in developing foreign locations; or other needs originating from the Community.
Unprecedented change in the use of information is reshaping our personal activities, our community and organizational practices, and our national and global institutions. In managing these transformations, our society too often focuses narrowly either on extending technology or on revising social policies. They need an integrated understanding of human needs and their relationships to information systems and social structures. They need unifying principles that illuminate the role of information in both computation and cognition, in both communication and community. They need information professionals who can apply these principles to synthesize human-centered and technological perspectives. The University of Michigan School of Information is pioneering the development and application of these principles and is educating professionals to lead in the information age.
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.
UMKC is engaged in providing a full student life experience. UMKC students benefit from an expanding campus environment including three housing options, a new soccer and recreational facility, a remodeled library with state-of-the-art technology, and a new campus union, each aimed at creating an atmosphere for student success. UMKC is engaged in research through the provision of resources and advancements in medical, biomedical and basic life sciences, from the development of new drug therapies to Centers focused on musculoskeletal health and the long-term effects of muscle disease on aging. UMKC is engaged in workforce development. Through our Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, enterprising students at undergraduate and graduate levels learn the skills needed to move business concepts into the marketplace. Collaboration with UMKC and the School of Computing and Engineering will be strengthened in a move that also will result in job growth and opportunity for the region.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln, chartered in 1869, is an educational institution of international stature. UNL is listed by the Carnegie Foundation within the "Research Universities (very high research activity)" category. UNL is a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UNL is home to Nebraska's premier comprehensive program of higher education, research, and service outreach in computer science and engineering. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering has many accomplishments in areas like nanotechnology, transportation, structures, computer and electronics engineering, and materials research, just to name a few. In the future, the school's efforts will grow to include greater emphasis on engineering applications in biomechanics, materials and medicine, renewable energy production, distribution and consumption, and cyber infrastructures.
UNO is the place for serious students looking for a solid education in a metropolitan setting. With ample opportunities for learning both in and outside of the classroom through internships and service learning projects, UNO graduates are well-prepared to assume a leadership role in society and their chosen field. I am enormously proud of our nearly 15,000 students who have received prestigious national recognition for their academic and creative endeavors. Their faculty represent the very best in their fields, earning national teaching awards, securing federal research funding, and advancing the horizons of knowledge in their fields of interest. And, their staff stands ready to help students make a smooth transition from high school to college, and from college to the professional world or additional academic pursuits. Our goal is to focus our attention, expertise and resources on their most important responsibility - their students.
A place to discover, to learn, to develop, and to advance what the University of Nevada, College of Engineering provides. Our curricula at the undergraduate and graduate levels are designed to prepare students for careers of service, leadership, and distinction in their chosen field. Providing a solid foundation in science and fundamentals, the College of Engineering offers engineering degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Our distinguished faculty are actively involved in teaching and research. Many hold influential positions in national and international engineering organizations, including that of ASME Fellow, IEEE Fellow, Foundation Professor, and ASEE outstanding educator.
UNH Manchester offers students the best of both worlds--a nationally recognized University of New Hampshire education and the unique opportunities available in a vibrant urban campus setting. Located in the heart of the I-93 corridor, the college brings the resources of the state's flagship university to the region at an affordable, convenient commuter campus. Students, alumni, faculty, and staff play vital roles in the educational, economic, and cultural life of southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. The student body is comprised of a unique mix of traditional-age and older students reflecting the Merrimack Valley's rich ethnic and cultural diversity.
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and University College, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The Tagliatela College of Engineering has broken the typical academic mold in its quest to prepare engineers for the year 2020 and beyond. The practice of engineering has changed dramatically over the past decade, and will continue to evolve over the coming years. Their innovative undergraduate and graduate programs reflect this paradigm shift through their innovative approach and breadth of scope, preparing you for the twenty-first century workplace.