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University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

Penn Engineering's mission is to create and disseminate scholarly research in both basic and applied areas, be an international center of engineering excellence, catalyze the region's technological innovation, design and deliver engineering education with rigor, breadth and relevance, and prepare students to become global leaders in all technology-based fields. Of those accepted for admission to the Class of 2015, 43.7 percent are black, Hispanic, Asian or Native American. Women comprise 53 percent of all students currently enrolled. With 165 research centers and institutes, research is a substantial and esteemed enterprise at Penn. As of fiscal year 2011, the research community includes over 4,000 faculty and over 1,100 postdoctoral fellows, 5,500 academic support staff and graduate student trainees, and a research budget of $901 million. The scale and interdisciplinary character of our research activities make Penn a nationally-ranked research university.

University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh, founded in 1787, is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. As one of the nation's distinguished comprehensive universities, the resources of the University contribute an invaluable asset for the intellectual, economic, and social enrichment of Pennsylvania, while the international prestige of the University enhances the image of Pennsylvania throughout the world. Sustainable design and construction are nothing new at the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt installed its first campus-wide energy management system in 1975. Recently constructed Pitt buildings have followed the latest “green” design and construction standards. And the University’s Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation focuses on the design of sustainable neighborhoods.

University of Puerto Rico

University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

The University of Puerto Rico is the leading research university in Puerto Rico and home to most of Puerto Rico's specialized research facilities and equipment. As the hub for graduate education, they are the major contributor to the supply of highly skilled personnel that are increasingly in demand by business, industry and government. They are deeply committed to contribute to the social and economic development, as well as the competitiveness of the Island. Together with their partners in research, including government, business and industry, and community organizations and agencies, they are working to build a brighter future for Puerto Rico.

University of Puget Sound

University of Puget Sound

Puget Sound is a highly selective liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest. It's a place where people come together - to learn, to make lasting connections, to plunge into a sea of ideas, and to begin to scale the challenges of the world ahead. An intellectual atmosphere, an energized academic community, a beautiful campus in a vibrant city, and a depth of opportunities to reach out, connect, and explore, Puget Sound is the result of a unique confluence of the elements. University of Puget Sound is an independent predominantly residential undergraduate liberal arts college with selected graduate programs building effectively on a liberal arts foundation. The university, as a community of learning, maintains a strong commitment to teaching excellence, scholarly engagement, and fruitful student-faculty interaction.

  • Brad Richards

University of Redlands

The University of Redlands is a private, independent liberal arts university committed to providing a personalized education that frees students to make enlightened choices.

Redlands emphasizes academic rigor, curricular diversity and innovative teaching. Redlands fosters a community of scholars and encourages a pluralistic notion of values by challenging assumptions and stereotypes in both classes and activities. A Redlands education goes beyond training to embrace a reflective understanding of our world; it proceeds from information to insight, from knowledge to meaning.

University of Rhode Island

The University of Rhode Island is the State’s public learner-centered research university. They are a community joined in a common quest for knowledge. The University is committed to enriching the lives of its students through its land, sea, and urban grant traditions. URI is the only public institution in Rhode Island offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the distinctive educational opportunities of a major research university. Their undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, research, and outreach serve Rhode Island and beyond. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are united in one common purpose: to learn and lead together. Embracing Rhode Island ’s heritage of independent thought, they value:

  • Creativity and Scholarship
  • Diversity, Fairness, and Respect
  • Engaged Learning and Civic Involvement
  • Intellectual and Ethical Leadership

University of Richmond

The mission of the University of Richmond is to sustain a collaborative learning and research community that supports the personal development of its members and the creation of new knowledge. A Richmond education prepares students to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.

The University of Richmond is committed to preparing students to work successfully in technology- and information-centered environments. The Information Services division supports a teaching and learning environment that provides rich technology and information resources for students, faculty, and staff. Computer labs and classrooms with a total of more than 900 computers are spread across the campus and contain a wide variety of equipment and software. These systems can be accessed in Boatwright Memorial Library and in general purpose and discipline-specific computing spaces. Most residence halls are equipped with public computers in academic study lounges.

University of South Alabama

The world economy is increasingly driven by computing. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that by 2018 computing occupations in the United States will grow by 21 percent or about 800,000 new jobs – more than double the growth rate of all other occupations in the United States. As a DoD/DHS designated Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and with an advisory board comprised of Mobile’s largest technology companies, our graduates not only get jobs, they have a variety of employment options.

We offer cutting edge academic programs in mainstream Computing, Cybersecurity, and Healthcare Information Systems. Courses include data mining, digital forensics, risk assessment, game development, network security and more.

University of South Carolina - Columbia

The Computer Science and Engineering department currently serves around 450 undergraduate students and around 120 graduate students, with 24 faculty members. The department offers degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Computer Information Systems, both at the undergraduate and graduate level.

At the University of South Carolina, an undergraduate degree in computing provides an excellent starting place for a career field in which substantial growth is predicted. Computing professions draw on a wide variety of talents and interests. For example, scientific computing professionals need a strong background in mathematics, while those working in areas such as user interfaces need a strong background in social sciences and communication.

University of South Carolina - Upstate

University of South Carolina - Upstate

The University aims to be recognized nationally among its peer metropolitan institutions for its excellence in education and commitment to its students, for its involvement in the Upstate, for its operational and managerial effectiveness, for its civility and common purpose, and for the clarity and integrity of its mission. As a senior comprehensive public institution of the University of South Carolina, the University's primary responsibilities are to offer baccalaureate education to the citizens of the Upstate of South Carolina and to offer selected master's degrees in response to regional demand. In the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science, students may pursue majors in computer science, computer information systems, computational mathematics, and mathematics. A rigorous curriculum and dedicated faculty prepare students to excel in careers and graduate study in their major fields of study.

  • Sebastian van Delden