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Missouri University of Science and Technology

Founded in 1870 as one of the first technological schools west of the Mississippi, Missouri S&T is one of the nation's top technological research universities. Missouri S&T produced the engineers, scientists and innovators who helped drive the Industrial Revolution and launch the Space Age. Today, their graduates are poised to lead the new global, green economy.

Tradition: They are a diverse scholarly community of hard-working problem-solvers who draw inspiration, strength, and pride from our history, our students’ success, and our entrepreneurial spirit.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration: They value the entire realm of human knowledge and seek to transcend conventional boundaries in the pursuit of our goals.

Inclusiveness: Thet encourage and depend upon mutual recognition and respect and the voluntary cooperative efforts of our diverse constituents to sustain a strong and cohesive scholarly community.

Excellence: They embrace academic integrity, exceptional results, and constant improvement in teaching, research, service, and economic development activities.

  • Keng Siau
Monash University

Monash University

Named after prominent Australian Sir John Monash, Monash University was established by an Act of Parliament in 1958, making it the first university to be established in the State of Victoria for 106 years. From its first intake of 347 students at Clayton in 1961, the University grew rapidly in size and student numbers so that by 1967, it had more than 7000 students. In the decades that followed, Monash developed a wide range of courses in arts, commerce, engineering, education, law, medicine and science. It created a thriving cultural atmosphere with outstanding performing arts and concert programs and a growing collection of contemporary Australian art. In 1990, Monash moved beyond the borders of Clayton and merged with the Chisholm Institute of Technology, creating the university's Caulfield and Peninsula campuses. Monash University Malaysia was established in 1998 -- the first Monash campus outside Australia.

  • Julie Fisher
Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College

As the first of the Seven Sisters—the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League—Mount Holyoke established higher education for women as a serious endeavor. Their long, distinguished history of educating leaders arises from a powerful combination of academic excellence in a global learning environment, a tight-knit, diverse, and international community, a worldwide network of influential alumnae, and the conviction that women can and should make a difference in the world. Mount Holyoke has a long history of supporting the entry of women into many fields of science, i.e. for the better part of a century, the college sent more women off to PhDs in the physical sciences than perhaps any other academic institution. Integrating computing throughout the liberal arts curriculum has been at the heart of the Computer Science Department's work since 1971.

  • Paul Dobosh,
  • Audrey St. John
Murray State University

Murray State University

Murray State University, located in the city of Murray, Kentucky, is an approximately 10,000-student, four-year public university. Murray State maintains a strong academic reputation and has been rewarded with high marks when compared with other regional public universities in U.S. News & World Report and other college ranking publications. The school is Kentucky's only public university to be listed in the U.S. News & World Report regional university top tier for the past 18 consecutive years (non-doctoral degree granting universities). In addition to the main campus, Murray State University operates extended campuses offering upper level and graduate courses in Paducah, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, and Henderson.

  • Si Chen,
  • Ramona Smith,
  • Brenda Wilson
Muskingum University

Muskingum University

Since its founding in 1837, Muskingum has been a community of learners - people learning from and with other people. Muskingum's mission is to educate the "whole person" and it does so by meeting students where they are on the educational continuum, and by helping these students to progress to their maximum potential. Muskingum's excellence is measured most significantly by its alumni, who have served the world as CEO's of major corporations, major media figures, scientists, educators, civic and religious leaders, and as parents and friends. Muskingum University provides its students with a sound technical education that includes topics from a number of emerging areas, including web tool development, network and wireless communication, animated graphics, artificial life, and robotics. At the same time, the department faculty believes that a liberal arts institution should have a special mission that includes discussions of the effects of this technology within our society and around the world.

  • David Craft,
  • Jay Shaffstall
Nashville State Community College

Nashville State Community College

Whether you need technical skills, transfer credits, Web classes, or a location close to home; you need Nashville State. With over 80 programs of study and more affordable tuition, you can find what you need to make a change for the better. Nashville State offers a high quality, technical education as you prepare to enter the workforce, or gives you a strong foundation as you plan to move on to a four-year school. They’re affordable, we give you the personal touch with small classes, and they’re conveniently located close to home. The mission of Nashville State Community College is to provide comprehensive educational programs and partnerships, exemplary services, an accessible, progressive learning environment, and responsible leadership to improve the quality of life for the community it serves. The college serves a broad geographic area comprised of Davidson, Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, and Stewart Counties, and the Upper Cumberland region.

  • Kevin Harris,
  • Wanda Scott
National University

National University

Since 1971, National University has been dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse student population. As a nonprofit institution, National University invests in its students by providing them with quality educational instruction and learning technologies, superior faculty, and exemplary student services. National University is proud of its commitment to diversity and provides more master's degrees in education to minority students than any other college or university in California. Annually, National University also ranks in the Top 10 nationally in granting master's degrees to women. Dedicated to educational access and academic excellence, National University provides challenging and relevant programs that are student-centered, success-oriented, and have a proven balance of theoretical and practical attributes. Additionally, students are encouraged to take advantage of National's unique student services options designed to support students throughout their career.

  • John Bugado
New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University was founded in 1888 as Las Cruces College. During its first full academic year, the college became known as the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, the first degree granting institution in the Territory. Under the provisions of the Morrill Act of 1862, the special mission of land-grant institutions has been to provide a liberal and practical education for students and to sustain programs of research, extension education, and public service. In 1960, New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts became New Mexico State University. Since that time, while sustaining excellence in those programs traditionally associated with land-grant institutions, New Mexico State has become a comprehensive doctoral level university offering a wide variety of programs. New Mexico State University is the state's land-grant university, serving the educational needs of New Mexico's diverse population through comprehensive programs of education, research, extension education, and public service.

  • Rebecca Galves,
  • Erico Pontelli
Norfolk State University

Norfolk State University

Today, the University is proud to be one of the largest predominantly black institutions in the nation. Furthermore, it is committed to pursuing its vital role of serving the people of the Hampton Roads area. State University is a public, urban, comprehensive University offering programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Founded in 1935, Norfolk State University adheres to the traditional purpose of the Historically Black University and espouses the tradition of service to its students, its alumni, the academy, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Norfolk State University's Mission is to provide an affordable, high-quality education for an ethnically and culturally diverse student population, equipping them with the capability to become productive citizens who continuously contribute to a global and rapidly changing society.

  • Felicia Doswell,
  • George Harrison,
  • Cheryl Hinds,
  • Aurelia Williams
North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a public, high research activity, 1890 land-grant university committed to exemplary teaching and learning, scholarly and creative research, and effective engagement and public service. The University offers degrees at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels and has a commitment to excellence in a comprehensive range of academic disciplines. Their unique legacy and educational philosophy provide students with a broad range of experiences that foster transformation and leadership for a dynamic and global society. They believe in the power of their students to solve problems, both local and global, through technology, business, engineering, the arts and other endeavors. They believe that through exemplary instruction and interdisciplinary studies, through scholarly and creative research, and through courage and community service, N.C. A&T prepares students to enhance the quality of life for themselves, the citizens of North Carolina, the nation, and the world.

  • Gina Bullock,
  • Gerry Dozier,
  • John Kelly,
  • Xiaohong Yuan

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