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University of California - Irvine

From its founding in the late 60s on a new campus with a unique vision, to its national ranking today, the Bren School has always been a trailblazer in computer science academics and research. From its early focus on providing a broad educational experience, to its current offering of four undergraduate computer science degree programs, a Bren School education is grounded in the basics but also explores the newest technologies and advancements. UC Irvine hosts a club called Women in Information & Computer Sciences. This organization heads an effort to encourage women to pursue a college degree and career in the field of Computer Science by providing them with support.

University of California - Los Angeles

University of California - Los Angeles

UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation, and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: they value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of their pursuits, they strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality. These values underlie their three institutional responsibilities. The Computer Science Department strives for excellence in creating, applying, and imparting knowledge in computer science and engineering through comprehensive educational programs, research in collaboration with industry and government, dissemination through scholarly publications, and service to professional societies, the community, the state, and the nation.

  • Adnan Darwiche, Sheila Greibach, Karen Kim, Suzanne Schaefer
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University of California - San Diego

The goal of the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering is to be one of the leading and defining engineering schools in the world - a school known for the quality of its students, its stellar research programs, and an environment that fosters innovation and leadership. Surrounded by San Diego's diversified and thriving technology industry, the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering is in a unique position to educate students who are not only creative thinkers, but also have the ability to evaluate the potential of their discoveries. They can and will assist their students and faculty in turning their discoveries into useful and marketable products. Creativity, innovation, and teamwork are the attributes that will provide for a sustainable high-technology workforce and will form the basis for our nation's continued technological and economic leadership.

University of California - Santa Barbara

University of California - Santa Barbara

UCSB is one of only 61 institutions elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. And the Newsweek guide to America's best colleges has named UCSB one of the country's "hottest colleges" twice in the past decade. In addition to five Nobel Laureates, UCSB's faculty includes many elected members or fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (25), the National Academy of Sciences (32), the National Academy of Engineering (25), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (60). Their computer science department encompasses a dynamic environment for research, a state-of-the-art teaching program, and a first-class faculty. Their degree programs help students become outstanding professionals, prepared to impact all manner of modern society through the application of cutting edge information technology. Their graduates work in a spectrum of settings, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, as well as in government and universities.

  • Fred Chong, Diana Franklin
University of California - Santa Cruz

University of California - Santa Cruz

UCSC opened in 1965 with 650 students. Forty-five years later, the campus is home to nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students. Computer science is the study of the theoretical and practical aspects of computer technology and computer usage. The department offers courses on a wide range of topics, many of which include a mathematical component. UC Santa Cruz offers both the bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees, as well as the master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees, in computer science. Besides offering instructional courses, the Computer Science Department engages in a substantial research program in which both advanced undergraduates and graduate students participate.

University of Central Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas

You belong at a university where you're part of a community of thinkers and learners interested in making a difference. Founded in 1907, the University of Central Arkansas is one of the most affordable options for higher education in the South. UCA is located in Conway, Arkansas, a friendly city home to two other colleges, earning it the nickname: The City of Colleges." The community is accommodating of its college students and loves and supports its UCA Bears. Conway is located 30 miles north of the capital city, Little Rock, and has a population around 57,000. When looking at the six-county Metropolitan Area, there are nearly 700,000 people living around Little Rock, making Conway a small pocket in a large group of people. UCA is one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation. Lush gardens with seasonal flowers and large shade trees complement the Georgian-architectural style of campus buildings.

  • Chenyi Hu, Yu Sun, Karen Thessing
University of Central Florida

University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida is one of the most dynamic universities in the country. Offering 211 degree programs, it has become an academic and research leader in numerous fields, such as optics, modeling and simulation, engineering and computer science, business administration, education, science, hospitality management and digital media. UCF promotes a diverse and inclusive environment. UCF students come from 50 states and 141 countries. Study abroad programs allow UCF students to study and conduct research in 42 programs in 21 countries. The School of EECS is ranked 57th in Electrical Engineering graduate programs according to the 2010 U.S. News & World Report America's Best Graduate Schools! Last year, EE was 65 on the list and was UCF's highest ranked graduate program. For five straight years, EE has moved up in these prestigious rankings.

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University of Central Lancashire - Cyprus

The only University in Cyprus offering joint UK and Cyprus recognised degrees. The University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus) is the first overseas University of the UCLan group.

The School of Mathematics and Computing offers undergraduate BSc (Hons) degrees in both Mathematics and Computing (with specialisations in software engineering, computer games development and computer network technologies). The Bachelor of Mathematics degree is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).

All courses at the University are delivered in the English language. Students are taught by a team of exceptionally talented and PhD qualified academics with extensive research and international experience. UCLan Cyprus offers students a UK education on Cyprus, with the ability to transfer to identical courses in the UK. 

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University of Chicago

From its inception in 1892, the University of Chicago has been committed to open, rigorous, and intense inquiry with a shared understanding that this must be the defining feature of the University. We recognize that our most important contributions to discovery, education, and society rest on our focus, the power of our ideas, and the openness of our environment to the development and testing of these ideas.

Outlier is the research and evaluation arm of CEMSE, the Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education in the Physical Sciences Division of the University of Chicago. Outlier Research & Evaluation conducts research and evaluation that is wide-ranging, from pre-K– graduate level, in schools  and out-of-school settings. Our focus areas include STEM, computer science, fidelity of implementation, spread and sustainability of innovations, outdoor education and health and nutrition. We are a diverse and experienced team of scientists, teachers, methodologists, writers and researchers. We comfortably stand in and across academic, public school, museum, industry, and policy settings. We integrate our expertise to work with innovative and robust approaches.

University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience. UC is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 42,000 students. The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. They are committed to excellence and diversity in their students, faculty, staff, and all of their activities. They provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, they create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich their university, city, state and global community.

  • Annu Prabhakar