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University of Tampa

University of Tampa

The University of Tampa is a comprehensive, independent university that delivers challenging and high quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. Four colleges offer more than 120 areas of study through a core curriculum rooted in a liberal arts tradition. Beginning with an innovative first-year student experience, University of Tampa students explore global issues, examine career possibilities, and refine communication and critical thinking skills. Professional master's programs in business, nursing, and education and a continuing studies program for adult learners exemplify the University's commitment to the professions and to the community. The rooms that once hosted Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders, Sarah Bernhart, Babe Ruth , Clara Barton, Stephen Crane, Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant, the Prince of Wales, the Queen of England and many other celebrities of their day, are today's classrooms, laboratories, public rooms, academic and administrative offices.

  • Natasha Veltri,
  • Harold Webb
University of Texas - Austin

University of Texas - Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. The university has one of the most diverse student populations in the country and is a national leader in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to minority students. Awareness and Outreach: They have a CS Roadshow for high schools, presented mainly by WiCS and faculty. They've also made an eight-minute video on what is CS? Our First Bytes week-long residential summer camp hosts 50 high school girls and also offers programming for high school CS teachers to build capacity. Retention/Networking/Learning Techniques: They've re-invigorated our Women in CS (WiCS) undergraduate organization and have a newly-formed Graduate Women in Computing program. Curriculum/Administrative Flexibility: We've approved AP CS as a math credit for college-bound Texas high school seniors.

  • William Cook,
  • Patricia Galloway,
  • Tiffany Grady,
  • Katie Gray,
  • Calvin Lin,
  • Lori McNabb,
  • J Strother Moore,
  • Bruce Porter

University of Texas - Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas serves the Metroplex and the State of Texas as a global leader in innovative, high quality science, engineering, and business education and research.

The University is committed to (1) producing engaged graduates, prepared for life, work, and leadership in a constantly changing world, (2) advancing excellent educational and research programs in the natural and social sciences, engineering and technology, management, and the liberal, creative, and practical arts, and (3) transforming ideas into actions that directly benefit the personal, economic, social, and cultural lives of the citizens of Texas.

The mission of the Department of Computer Science is to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for productive careers in industry, academia, and government by providing an outstanding environment for teaching, learning, and research in the theory and applications of computing. The Department places high priority on establishing and maintaining innovative research programs to enhance its education quality and make it an important regional, national and international resource center for discovering, integrating and applying new knowledge and technologies.

  • Alvaro Cárdenas,
  • Gopal Gupta,
  • Janell Straach,
  • Rod Wetterskog
University of Texas - El Paso

University of Texas - El Paso

UTEP is proud to be well on the way toward becoming the first national research university in the U.S. with a 21st century student demographic. Designation as an Emerging Research University: UTEP is ranked third among our seven peer Emerging Research Universities by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. They are committed to preparing the next generation of researchers and scholars through innovative programs. Offering top ranked programs: For the second straight year, Hispanic Business Magazineranked UTEP’s MBA program the #1 graduate business program for Hispanics in the U.S., and their graduate programs in Engineering were again ranked among the top ten, for the sixth year in a row. UTEP's success in serving as a catalyst for economic development and quality of life in this region has also placed them in the national spotlight as a model 21st century U.S. research university.

  • Claudia Casas,
  • Martine Ceberio,
  • Gabby Gandara,
  • Ann Gates,
  • Patricia Nava,
  • Miguel Velez-Reyes
University of Texas - Pan American

University of Texas - Pan American

The Department of Computer Science is a part of the School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas - Pan American. The Department of Computer Science offers an CAC/ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) degree with a major in computer science. The Department of Computer Science offers a joint Computer Science Degree with the Electrical Engineering Department. A Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with a major in Computer Science with a required minor field is also offered. The BS degree is not accredited by CAC/ABET. The Department also offers an 18-hour minor in computer science. The department offers Master's degrees in Computer Science and Information Technology.

  • Pearl Brazier,
  • Artem Chebotko,
  • Laura Grabowski,
  • Christine Reilly
University of Texas - San Antonio

University of Texas - San Antonio

UTSA's Mission: The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development - for Texas, the nation and the world. UTSA's Vision: To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment. UTSA's Core Values: they encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.

  • Jianwei Niu,
  • Kay Robbins,
  • Qing Yi
University of the District of Columbia

University of the District of Columbia

The University of the District of Columbia is an urban land-grant institution of higher education. Through its community college, flagship and graduate schools, it offers affordable post-secondary education to District of Columbia residents. These programs will prepare students for immediate entry into the workforce, the next level of education, specialized employment opportunities and life-long learning. The University places education at the highest priority in plans to revitalize the city, without placing limits on what citizens can achieve and how they can contribute. University students come to the institution with a wide variety of educational interests. The University shares with the rest of the region the responsibility of building a community of learners, able to access a multitude of educational options. The University reaffirms its commitment to excellence through service, as it prepares its students for the global, technological challenges of life in the 21st Century.

  • Gail Finley,
  • LaVonne Manning
University of Utah

University of Utah

The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah. Founded in 1850, it serves over 31,000 students from across the U.S. and the world. With over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine, the university prepares students to live and compete in the global workplace. The University of Utah is deeply committed to enhancing the success of diverse faculty, students, and staff, as part of our broader goal to enrich the educational experiences and success of all members of our University community. They recognize that a diverse and inclusive University enriches the educational experiences of all students, and enhances our excellence as a world-class institution for 21st Century learners.

  • Martin Berzins,
  • Juliana Friere,
  • Mary Hall,
  • Erin Parker
University of Virginia

University of Virginia

The University of Virginia is distinctive among institutions of higher education. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University sustains the ideal of developing, through education, leaders who are well-prepared to help shape the future of the nation. The University is public, while nourished by the strong support of its alumni. It is also selective; the students who come here have been chosen because they show the exceptional promise Jefferson envisioned. The University of Virginia is made up of eleven schools in Charlottesville, plus the College at Wise in southwest Virginia. U.Va. offers 51 bachelor's degrees in 47 fields, 84 master's degrees in 67 fields, six educational specialist degrees, two first-professional degrees (law and medicine), and 57 doctoral degrees in 55 fields. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2011 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings.

  • Nada Basit,
  • Jim Cohoon,
  • Joanne M. Cohoon,
  • Paul Reynolds,
  • Mary Lou Soffa,
  • Carolyn Vallas

University of Washington - Bothell

The University of Washington's Bothell (UW Bothell) campus is located approximately 20 miles northeast of Seattle in the Puget Sound region's high technology corridor; the Bothell campus of the University of Washington first opened its doors in 1990. The school moved to its new location, a state-of-the art facility in a beautiful setting at the north end of Lake Washington, in the fall of 2000. UW Bothell is undergraduate and graduate campus serving both traditional and non-traditional students in a variety of innovative and interdisciplinary degree programs.

  • Geethapriya Thamilarasu