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University of North Carolina - Wilmington

University of North Carolina - Wilmington

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state's coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Their powerful academic experience stimulates creative inquiry, critical thinking, thoughtful expression and responsible citizenship in an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master's levels, and in their doctoral programs in marine biology and educational leadership. Substantial research activity, combined with our hallmark teaching excellence and moderate size, advances distinctive student involvement in faculty scholarship. they are committed to diversity and inclusion, affordable access, global perspectives, and enriching the quality of life through scholarly community engagement in such areas as health, education, the economy, the environment, marine and coastal issues, and the arts.

  • Laurie Patterson

University of North Florida

The mission of the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction is to provide its students with the highest quality education and professional experiences, to achieve excellence in its teaching, scholarship and service, and to continually enhance its programs through interactions with professional constituents in the community.

The College of Computing, Engineering and Construction aspires to be nationally known for its outstanding degree programs, scholarship and service and seeks to contribute significantly to the economic vitality of the Northeast Florida region, the State and the Nation.

University of North Texas

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of North Texas was founded as the Department of Computer Sciences in 1971.

The department provides very high quality educational programs by maintaining a balance between theoretical and experimental aspects of computer science, as well as a balance between software and hardware issues, and by providing curricula that serve the citizens and industrial organizations of Texas in general, and those in North Texas in particular. The department facilitates a collegial atmosphere that is conducive to intellectual and scholarly pursuits of the faculty and students. The department strongly encourages interdisciplinary research.

University of Northern Iowa

 This is a great time to be in computer science, especially at UNI. Demand for IT professionals in Iowa and the Midwest grows faster than universities can produce graduates. The discipline of computing continues to push the boundaries of what is possible by discovering new ideas, building new kinds of systems, and bring new tools into the home, school, and office. If you want to be in the thick of the intellectual excitement that is changing every other discipline, then computer science is the place to be.

At UNI, you will encounter a faculty immersed in this excitement and dedicated to student achievement. UNI CS's undergraduate and master's students work closely with faculty members to explore the discipline of computing, learn skills they can use in the marketplace, and have the opportunity to do research that extends the field. The department is located in the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center, which occupies the renovated historic East Gym in the heart of UNI's picturesque campus.  

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University of Oklahoma

Attracting top students from across the nation and more than 100 countries around the world, OU provides a major university experience in a private college atmosphere. OU is number one in the nation in the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled per capita among public universities and is in the top five of public universities in the nation in the graduation of Rhodes Scholars. The OU Honors College is one of the largest honors programs among public universities in the United States, matching the University's best and brightest students with faculty in classrooms of 19 or fewer students. OU is one of the few public universities in the nation to cap the class size of first-year English composition courses at no more than 19. OU ranks among the top universities in the nation in international exchange agreements around the world, over 171 student exchange agreements with universities in 60 countries.

  • Traci Carte

University of Oregon

The Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS) at the University of Oregon offers students and faculty a close-knit community in which to learn, discover, and innovate, in a shared quest for computational solutions to a spectrum of challenging problems.

CIS faculty are international leaders in their fields, including informatics, networking, security, software engineering, assistive technologies, theory, scientific visualization, and high performance computing. Recent interdisciplinary research initiatives with biologists, physicists, neuroscientists, and networking engineers have resulted in prominent research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the National Institutes of Health.

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

Penn Engineering's mission is to create and disseminate scholarly research in both basic and applied areas, be an international center of engineering excellence, catalyze the region's technological innovation, design and deliver engineering education with rigor, breadth and relevance, and prepare students to become global leaders in all technology-based fields. Of those accepted for admission to the Class of 2015, 43.7 percent are black, Hispanic, Asian or Native American. Women comprise 53 percent of all students currently enrolled. With 165 research centers and institutes, research is a substantial and esteemed enterprise at Penn. As of fiscal year 2011, the research community includes over 4,000 faculty and over 1,100 postdoctoral fellows, 5,500 academic support staff and graduate student trainees, and a research budget of $901 million. The scale and interdisciplinary character of our research activities make Penn a nationally-ranked research university.

University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh, founded in 1787, is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. As one of the nation's distinguished comprehensive universities, the resources of the University contribute an invaluable asset for the intellectual, economic, and social enrichment of Pennsylvania, while the international prestige of the University enhances the image of Pennsylvania throughout the world. Sustainable design and construction are nothing new at the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt installed its first campus-wide energy management system in 1975. Recently constructed Pitt buildings have followed the latest “green” design and construction standards. And the University’s Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation focuses on the design of sustainable neighborhoods.

University of Puerto Rico

University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez

The University of Puerto Rico is the leading research university in Puerto Rico and home to most of Puerto Rico's specialized research facilities and equipment. As the hub for graduate education, they are the major contributor to the supply of highly skilled personnel that are increasingly in demand by business, industry and government. They are deeply committed to contribute to the social and economic development, as well as the competitiveness of the Island. Together with their partners in research, including government, business and industry, and community organizations and agencies, they are working to build a brighter future for Puerto Rico.

University of Puget Sound

University of Puget Sound

Puget Sound is a highly selective liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest. It's a place where people come together - to learn, to make lasting connections, to plunge into a sea of ideas, and to begin to scale the challenges of the world ahead. An intellectual atmosphere, an energized academic community, a beautiful campus in a vibrant city, and a depth of opportunities to reach out, connect, and explore, Puget Sound is the result of a unique confluence of the elements. University of Puget Sound is an independent predominantly residential undergraduate liberal arts college with selected graduate programs building effectively on a liberal arts foundation. The university, as a community of learning, maintains a strong commitment to teaching excellence, scholarly engagement, and fruitful student-faculty interaction.

  • Brad Richards

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