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Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology

RIT is a place where brilliant minds assemble and collaborate, where they pool together their individual talents across disciplines in service of big projects and big ideas. It is a vibrant community teeming with students collaborating with experts and specialists: a hub of innovation. It is an intersection of disciplines, a launching pad for a brilliant career, and a highly unique state of mind. The B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences is newest and largest college of RIT, the Golisano College includes the departments of Information Technology, Computer Science, Software Engineering and Networking, Security, and Systems Administration as well as the Laboratory for Applied Computing. This mixture of applied computing disciplines is unique and allows the college to offer a strong, diverse series of programs centered around computing, from the infrastructure designer's to the end user's point of view.

  • Jorge L. Diaz-Herrera,
  • Stephanie Ludi,
  • Sharon Mason,
  • Wiley McKinzie,
  • Sandra Murphy,
  • Lana Verschage

Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University is an independent, co-educational institution with a focus on undergraduate learning, paired with strong, related master's degree programs. The University is also home to Rhode Island's only law school. No matter what their major, their transdisciplinary general education program provides all Roger Williams graduates with a comprehensive foundation in the liberal arts, where they develop the problem solving, reasoning, communications and teamwork attributes that employers seek. The Computer Information Systems major prepares students for careers that integrate state-of-the-art concepts and technologies with a solid foundation in established business computing practice. This combination of disciplines provides students with the skills employers need for maintaining today's systems as well as the skills required for the development of next-generation systems. The program is intensely hands-on, as the instructional focus is on building solutions to business problems.

  • W. Brett McKenzie
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

The CS group for women called "gEECS" i.e. girls in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering meets three to four times a term and gives the women an opportunity to get to know each other and plan outreach activities with middle and high school girls. Along with DePauw University and Indiana University at Bloomington, they are organizing INWIC 2008 (Indiana Women in Computing). This is a conference for women in computer science programs in Indiana and is a great opportunity for their students to network with other young women in the field and share their ideas. Their faculty teaches two-day workshops for high school Computer Science teachers in Indiana, to help them prepare their students for the CS Advanced Placement exams.

  • Archana Chidanandan,
  • Cary Laxer,
  • Sriram Mohan,
  • Nadine Shillingford
Rowan University

Rowan University

From the modest normal school begun 75 years ago, Rowan University has become an extraordinary comprehensive institution that has improved the quality of life for the citizens of New Jersey and the surrounding states. Rowan University has evolved from its humble beginning in 1923 as a normal school, with a mission to train teachers for South Jersey classrooms, to a comprehensive university with a strong regional reputation. A leading public institution, Rowan University combines liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. As a Computer Science major, students master current technology and develop the versatility needed to adapt in this fast evolving field. The program focuses on developing students as flexible professionals equipped to learn new technologies and principles. Students will specialize in a specific area from software engineering, networking and operating systems, information technology, programming languages and compilers, and artificial intelligence.

  • Jennifer Kay
Rutgers State University of New Jersey

Rutgers State University of New Jersey

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at their founding in 1766, the heart of their mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. The Computer Science Department was established at Rutgers in 1969. Programs leading to a Bachelor's degree in computer science are offered by the undergraduate colleges at Rutgers. The faculty of the department are members of the School of Arts and Sciences.

  • Natalie Batmanian,
  • Amelie Marian,
  • Fred Roberts,
  • Rebecca Wright
Saint Francis College

Saint Francis College

Minutes from Manhattan, St. Francis College is the Small College of Big Dreams. With small classes taught only by professors, numerous internship opportunities and highly successful alumni who actively mentor both undergraduate and graduate students, St. Francis offers a wealth of opportunities that put all students on the path to success in both their personal and professional lives. For more than 150 years, the mission of St. Francis has been to provide an affordable, quality education to working class people who otherwise may not be able to attend college. The Franciscan Tradition of the College ensures an educational environment that supports students and helps develop the whole person. Students should become a vibrant part of the community, learning about social responsibility and mutual respect.

  • Dennis Anderson
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University

The Mission of Saint Louis University is the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity. The University seeks excellence in the fulfillment of its corporate purposes of teaching, research, health care and service to the community. It is dedicated to leadership in the continuing quest for understanding of God's creation and for the discovery, dissemination and integration of the values, knowledge and skills required to transform society in the spirit of the Gospels. As a Catholic, Jesuit university, this pursuit is motivated by the inspiration and values of the Judeo-Christian tradition and is guided by the spiritual and intellectual ideals of the Society of Jesus. The Department of Decision Sciences and IT Management offers several programs in ITM. Students of ITM will learn the basics of using and developing information technologies and the role of information technologies in organizations.

  • Cynthia LeRouge,
  • Lisa Suggs

Saint Mary's College of Maryland

St Mary’s College of Maryland, designated the state’s Honors College, is an independent public institution in the liberal arts tradition. We promote scholarship and creativity by challenging our students to achieve academic excellence through close relationships with faculty, classroom activities, and experiential learning. Our faculty and staff foster intellectual, social, and ethical development within a community dedicated to diversity and accessibility. We provide students with opportunities to understand and serve local, national, and global communities and to accomplish social change.

Founded on the site of Maryland’s first capital, the College stands as a living legacy to the ideals of freedom and inclusiveness. Our beautiful residential campus on the banks of the St. Mary’s River inspires our work, our play, and our commitment to the environment.

  • Emily Carter,
  • Michael Gass,
  • Alan Jamieson,
  • Lindsay Jamieson,
  • Simon Read
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Founded in 1840 by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and the Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) is the oldest Catholic liberal arts college for women in the United States. Today, SMWC thrives by offering a rich liberal arts education, scholarships and financial aid opportunities to make college affordable, individual attention, a value-centered education in a Catholic tradition, and a wide variety of student leadership activities. The College also takes pride in its long history of traditions and commitment to academic excellence. In fact, both Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report consistently rank SMWC as one of the Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the Midwest.

  • Lana Lytle
Saint Peter's College

Saint Peter's College

Saint Peter's College, inspired by its Jesuit, Catholic identity, commitment to individual attention and grounding in the liberal arts, educates a diverse community of learners in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to excel intellectually, lead ethically, serve compassionately and promote justice in their ever-changing urban and global environment. The College has an enrollment of approximately 3,000 full-time and part-time students hailing from across the country and the globe. With a student-faculty ratio of 12 to 1, undergraduate class sizes averaging only 22 students and a stellar faculty comprising Jesuits and lay members from a broad span of expertise, Saint Peter's College upholds the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, or "care for the whole person." Students at Saint Peter's College receive the personal attention, encouragement, and dedication of their faculty and staff that they need to graduate on time and go out into the world a "man or woman for others."

  • Reverend Donal MacVeigh,
  • Marcia Mitchell

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