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Spelman College

Spelman College

Spelman College, a historically Black college and a global leader in the education of women of African descent, is dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical, and leadership development of its students. Spelman empowers the whole person to engage the many cultures of the world and inspires a commitment to positive social change. Founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, they became Spelman College in 1924 and have since held the distinction of being America's oldest historically Black college for women. In addition to challenging their students to use higher order thinking skills to solve complex problems, or goals also include: to prepare students for graduate training in specialized areas of computer science, to prepare students for jobs in industry, business, or government, and to provide support courses for students in engineering, mathematics, and other fields requiring computer skills.

  • Myra Burnett, Andrea Lawrence

Spring Hill College

Rooted in its Catholic heritage and continuing the 450-year-old Jesuit tradition of educational excellence, Spring Hill College forms students to become responsible leaders in service to others.

We offer our students a thorough preparation for professional excellence; and we strive to awaken mind and spirit to the pursuit of truth and to the ever-deepening appreciation of the beauty of creation, the dignity of life, the demands of justice and the mystery of God's love.

In our community of living and learning, we are committed to the Jesuit tradition of "cura personalis," that is, a care for the spiritual, social and intellectual growth of each person.

Through informed dialogue with the world's cultures, religions and peoples, we promote solidarity with the entire human family.

And true to the Catholic and Biblical tradition, we nurture both the personal and social dimensions of faith, seeking to draw our students into a deeper and more vital relationship with God.

Stanford University

Stanford University

Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing their students for leadership in today's complex world. Founded in 1965, the Department of Computer Science is a center for research and education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Strong research groups exist in areas of artificial intelligence, robotics, foundations of computer science, scientific computing, and systems. Basic work in computer science is the main research goal of these groups, but there is also a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research and on applications that stimulate basic research.

  • Steve Cooper, Trent Maverick, Eric Roberts
Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology creates new knowledge and educates and inspires students to acquire the competencies needed to lead in scientific discovery and in the creation, application and management of technology to solve complex problems and to build new enterprises. Stevens believes that solutions to many of the critical problems that face humanity can be found in improved use and understanding of technology, and that it is the duty of the Institute to produce engineers, scientists and business leaders prepared for this challenge. Inherent in this concept is the requirement that the educational structure and research effort be multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary. It provides researchers with the opportunity to collaborate in research efforts that cut across disciplinary boundaries and also provides the working professional with the broad educational experience that is essential in career enhancement. Stevens demonstrates its commitment through the the incorporation of Technogenesis philosophies, concepts and techniques in the classroom.

Suffolk County Community College

Suffolk County Community College

With more than 26,000 students enrolled at three campuses in Selden, Brentwood and Riverhead, Suffolk County Community College is the largest community college in New York State. They offer Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees and professional certificates in more than 70 programs of study. They encourage students to learn more about all of their educational opportunities, as well as their recognized athletics programs, student clubs, organizations and support services. Suffolk County Community College is committed to offering programs and services that fulfill the educational needs of the residents of Suffolk County. All of its curricula are registered by the New York State Department of Education. The college grants the two-year Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as established by the Board of Regents of the State University of New York.

  • JoAnn Gushue
Sullivan College of Technology and Design

Sullivan College of Technology and Design

Sullivan College of Technology and Design (formerly the Louisville Technical Institute) was founded in 1961 by George Dumbaugh, a professional engineer. Mr. Dumbaugh founded the technology school to repay a kindness extended to him by two individuals who helped him achieve his educational goals as a young man. Little did he realize that his helping hand would extend to thousands of students over the years.

Now, Sullivan College of Technology and Design (SCTD) is accurately perceived as a dynamic, changing, growing college. Due to the nature of the business and technical community it serves, SCTD keeps abreast of industry needs to meet new technologies and high-tech demands.

Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology

At Swinburne they are passionate about excellence in higher education, vocational training and research. As an institution they are flexible in their teaching and learning, focused in their research and engaged with both industry and the community. They are committed to a sustainable Swinburne. They will ensure that Swinburne students have more options - from vocational learning through to postdoctoral studies. They will be one of the top ten research institutes in Australia. They will increase the number of their  world-class research facilities. They will be at the forefront of innovative, world-class research. They will increase their international partnerships both in Melbourne and offshore. They will increase the percentage of students gaining an international study experience. They will continue to prepare industry-ready graduates that can meet the challenges of tomorrow.

  • Catherine Lang
Syracuse University

Syracuse University

Syracuse University is driven by its vision, Scholarship in Action - a commitment to forging bold, imaginative, reciprocal, and sustained engagements with their many constituent communities, local as well as global. SU is a public good, an anchor institution positioned to play an integral role in today's knowledge-based, global society by leveraging a precious commodity - intellectual capital - with partners from all sectors of the economy: public, private, and non-profit. Each partner brings its strengths to the table, where collectively they address the most pressing problems facing their community. In doing so, they invariably find that the challenges they face locally resonate globally. Scholarship in Action captures a vital, historical strength of the Central New York region and the City of Syracuse, as well as the University. Their region has a treasured history of social innovation, having played a key role in abolitionism and the women's rights movement.

Temple University

Temple University

About Temple: Founded in 1884 by Dr. Russell Conwell, Temple College became Temple University in 1907 and has evolved into a comprehensive urban research and academic institution. Explore Temple, read the Mission Statement, check out the latest news, or follow Owl Athletic teams. Their  39,000 students can choose from 9 campuses and 320 academic degree programs including: 2 associate, 134 bachelor, 121 master's, 56 doctoral, and 7 first-professional (in dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, podiatric medicine). Temple's 186-acre campus in suburban Ambler offers programs in community and regional planning, horticulture, landscape architecture and others. At their Fort Washington, Harrisburg, and Center City Philadelphia locations, students can take a wide variety of undergraduate, graduate and non-credit courses. They have a large and robust study abroad program with campuses in Rome and Tokyo, programs in London, Beijing, Paris, Mumbai and other sites.

  • Wendy Urban

Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Shelbyville

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Shelbyville is one of 47 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system is comprised of six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-seven colleges of applied technology. More than 80 percent of all Tennessee students attending public institutions are enrolled in a Tennessee Board of Regents institution. TCAT Shelbyville is accredited by the Council of Occupation Education. The Tennessee College of Applied Technology- Shelbyville is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The mission of the program is to provide the technical instruction and skill development for the student to become gainfully employed in the Information Technology field.

  • Dawn Babian

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