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University of Washington - Seattle

Founded in 1861 by a private gift of 10 acres in what is now the heart of downtown Seattle, the UW is one of the oldest public universities on the West Coast. Anyone can enjoy and be enriched by all the UW has to offer. Being public also means being engaged with our communities, and through knowledge and discovery we are elevating the quality of lives of others. UW students gain an understanding of community needs as well as issues around the globe - becoming respectful and educated citizens of the world. By educating the next generation of thinkers and doers and leveraging faculty and researcher expertise, the University of Washington drives new ideas and innovations that make the world a better place. As the state's flagship university, the UW serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.

University of Wisconsin - Madison

University of Wisconsin - Madison

In 1848, Nelson Dewey, Wisconsin’s first governor, signed the act that formally created the university, and its first class, with 17 students, met in a Madison school building on February 5, 1849. In achievement and prestige, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Spanning 935 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the city of Madison. In achievement and prestige, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America’s great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Many of its programs are hailed as world leaders in instruction, research and public service.

  • Susan Horwitz
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to the development of the individual, the growth of personal and professional integrity and respect for diversity and global perspectives. These are met by providing academic and co-curricular programs that emphasize the pursuit of knowledge and understanding and a commitment to service within a safe and secure environment. The mission of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is: To provide a range of undergraduate programs and degrees. To engage in scholarly activity, including research, scholarship and creative endeavor. To create and maintain a positive and inviting environment for multicultural students, students with disabilities, and nontraditional students, and provide support services and programs for them. To serve as a regional cultural and economic resource center through its service initiatives. To encourage and maintain a high level of personal and professional integrity in all University life and activities.

  • Christina Outlay

University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming aspires to be one of the nation's finest public land-grant research universities. They serve as a statewide resource for accessible and affordable higher education of the highest quality; rigorous scholarship; technology transfer; economic and community development; and responsible stewardship of our cultural, historical, and natural resources.

In the exercise of their primary mission to promote learning, we seek to provide academic and co-curricular opportunities that will:

  • Expose students to the frontiers of scholarship and creative activity and the complexities of an interdependent world;

  • Ensure individual interactions among students, faculty, and staff;

  • Nurture an environment that values and manifests diversity, free expression, academic freedom, personal integrity, and mutual respect; and

  • Promote opportunities for personal growth, physical health, athletic competition, and leadership development for all members of the university community.

Upper Iowa University

Upper Iowa University

Since 1857, Upper Iowa University has been preparing students to succeed—in the classroom and in the world. That rich history, coupled with a student-centered mission, has created a springboard for UIU to become a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. From our Fayette Campus to our U.S. Centers, our International Centers to our Military Centers, UIU has the people in place to help you succeed. Upper Iowa University Mission: "Upper Iowa University provides student-centered undergraduate and graduate educational programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems in an environment in which diversity is respected, encouraged and nurtured." Upper Iowa University Vision: "Upper Iowa University will be recognized and respected as an exceptional and ascending institution of higher learning, developing global citizens who become lifelong learners prepared for leadership within society."

  • Joseph Elarde
Utah State University

Utah State University

Plain and simple, people who have been to Utah State University love it. No other place provides the complete package quite like USU: top-notch academics, nationally recognized research, Division I athletics, and more than 200 student clubs and organizations, all on the oldest residential campus in the state. In fact, USU is the #1 public university in the West (and top five in the nation) for lowest tuition on Forbes' list of America's Best College Buys (2011). The mission of the Department of Computer Science of Utah State University is to maintain a program of excellence in teaching, research, and service. Students are given the opportunity to obtain a well-founded understanding of the principles and theories of the science of computing. In addition, the curriculum presents a University Studies program that gives students the social, ethical, and liberal education needed to be positive contributors to society as a whole.

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