UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.
The mission of the University of Maryland, College Park is to provide excellence in teaching, research, and service. The University educates students and advances knowledge in areas of importance to the State, the nation, and the world. The University is committed to preeminence as a national center of research and graduate education, and as the institution of choice for Maryland’s undergraduates of exceptional ability and promise.
The University of Maryland is home to the Maryland Center for Women in Computing. The Center is committed to improving gender diversity for current and future generations of computer scientists through retention, research, and outreach programs. For a listing of current programs and more information, please visit: mcwic.cs.umd.edu or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Maryland Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, and University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, as well as numerous corporate donors generously support the Maryland Center for Women in Computing. Specifically involved in the NCWIT Academic Alliance are the College of Information Studies and the Department of Computer Science.
Samir Khuller (Chair of the Computer Science Department)
Jandelyn Plane (Director of the Maryland Center for Women in Computing)
Ben Shneiderman (Professor in the Computer Science Departmnet)
The Department has created an outstanding research program. Research efforts are strongly supported by government at all levels and by private industry. The program has grown dramatically as the University continues to gain recognition for dynamic, high-quality research. Their research program works closely with other top university computer science departments and major companies in the computer industry to advance computer science research. They have developed a highly respected program of teaching and research organized around three primary areas: computer systems, theory of computation and artificial intelligence. Department faculty represents some of the most distinguished individuals active in computing research and education. The curriculum is designed to take advantage of the breadth and quality of the research program, providing a rich basis for the development of new perspectives and research directions. Their Women's Group exists to serve the women of the Computer Science departments at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Today, more than 15,000 students and 900 faculty members compose the core of UMass Boston, while over 150 academic programs offer limitless opportunities. The university's urban location allows UMass Boston's students, faculty, and staff to actively engage with and serve the community through academic programs, research, and the creativity and innovation that come with a diverse student body and devoted faculty. UMass Boston has a rich history that is intertwined with the city it calls home, beginning in 1852 with the establishment of Girls' High School, which trained Boston's young women to become teachers. Over the next century, Mass Aggie grew into the existing UMass system, while Girls' High School changed names and locations several times, eventually becoming Boston State College in 1968. In 1982, UMass Boston and Boston State College merged to form what has become one of the state's major academic enterprises and Boston's only public university.
University of Massachusetts at Lowell's School of Engineering combines innovation and research activity, with a commitment to providing hands-on, real-world learning for our students continues. With a National Science Foundation-funded initiative for integrating Service-Learning throughout the curriculum in Engineering, students will be exposed to projects that "make a difference" throughout their undergraduate experience. These include projects in: Assistive Technology, where engineering students assist handicapped or disadvantaged individuals through applications of innovative problem-solving; Sustainable Infrastructure and Development, where engineering and nursing students assist with providing infrastructure and public health needs in developing foreign locations; or other needs originating from the Community.
Unprecedented change in the use of information is reshaping our personal activities, our community and organizational practices, and our national and global institutions. In managing these transformations, our society too often focuses narrowly either on extending technology or on revising social policies. They need an integrated understanding of human needs and their relationships to information systems and social structures. They need unifying principles that illuminate the role of information in both computation and cognition, in both communication and community. They need information professionals who can apply these principles to synthesize human-centered and technological perspectives. The University of Michigan School of Information is pioneering the development and application of these principles and is educating professionals to lead in the information age.
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.
UMKC is engaged in providing a full student life experience. UMKC students benefit from an expanding campus environment including three housing options, a new soccer and recreational facility, a remodeled library with state-of-the-art technology, and a new campus union, each aimed at creating an atmosphere for student success. UMKC is engaged in research through the provision of resources and advancements in medical, biomedical and basic life sciences, from the development of new drug therapies to Centers focused on musculoskeletal health and the long-term effects of muscle disease on aging. UMKC is engaged in workforce development. Through our Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, enterprising students at undergraduate and graduate levels learn the skills needed to move business concepts into the marketplace. Collaboration with UMKC and the School of Computing and Engineering will be strengthened in a move that also will result in job growth and opportunity for the region.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln, chartered in 1869, is an educational institution of international stature. UNL is listed by the Carnegie Foundation within the "Research Universities (very high research activity)" category. UNL is a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UNL is home to Nebraska's premier comprehensive program of higher education, research, and service outreach in computer science and engineering. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering has many accomplishments in areas like nanotechnology, transportation, structures, computer and electronics engineering, and materials research, just to name a few. In the future, the school's efforts will grow to include greater emphasis on engineering applications in biomechanics, materials and medicine, renewable energy production, distribution and consumption, and cyber infrastructures.
Jodi Holt, Keng Siau, Richard Sincovec, Leen Kiat Soh
UNO is the place for serious students looking for a solid education in a metropolitan setting. With ample opportunities for learning both in and outside of the classroom through internships and service learning projects, UNO graduates are well-prepared to assume a leadership role in society and their chosen field. I am enormously proud of our nearly 15,000 students who have received prestigious national recognition for their academic and creative endeavors. Their faculty represent the very best in their fields, earning national teaching awards, securing federal research funding, and advancing the horizons of knowledge in their fields of interest. And, their staff stands ready to help students make a smooth transition from high school to college, and from college to the professional world or additional academic pursuits. Our goal is to focus our attention, expertise and resources on their most important responsibility - their students.