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University of Richmond

The mission of the University of Richmond is to sustain a collaborative learning and research community that supports the personal development of its members and the creation of new knowledge. A Richmond education prepares students to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.

The University of Richmond is committed to preparing students to work successfully in technology- and information-centered environments. The Information Services division supports a teaching and learning environment that provides rich technology and information resources for students, faculty, and staff. Computer labs and classrooms with a total of more than 900 computers are spread across the campus and contain a wide variety of equipment and software. These systems can be accessed in Boatwright Memorial Library and in general purpose and discipline-specific computing spaces. Most residence halls are equipped with public computers in academic study lounges.

  • Kelly Shaw

University of South Alabama

The world economy is increasingly driven by computing. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that by 2018 computing occupations in the United States will grow by 21 percent or about 800,000 new jobs – more than double the growth rate of all other occupations in the United States. As a DoD/DHS designated Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and with an advisory board comprised of Mobile’s largest technology companies, our graduates not only get jobs, they have a variety of employment options.

We offer cutting edge academic programs in mainstream Computing, Cybersecurity, and Healthcare Information Systems. Courses include data mining, digital forensics, risk assessment, game development, network security and more.

  • Debra Chapman

University of South Carolina - Columbia

The Computer Science and Engineering department currently serves around 450 undergraduate students and around 120 graduate students, with 24 faculty members. The department offers degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Computer Information Systems, both at the undergraduate and graduate level.

At the University of South Carolina, an undergraduate degree in computing provides an excellent starting place for a career field in which substantial growth is predicted. Computing professions draw on a wide variety of talents and interests. For example, scientific computing professionals need a strong background in mathematics, while those working in areas such as user interfaces need a strong background in social sciences and communication.

  • Duncan Buell
University of South Carolina - Upstate

University of South Carolina - Upstate

The University aims to be recognized nationally among its peer metropolitan institutions for its excellence in education and commitment to its students, for its involvement in the Upstate, for its operational and managerial effectiveness, for its civility and common purpose, and for the clarity and integrity of its mission. As a senior comprehensive public institution of the University of South Carolina, the University's primary responsibilities are to offer baccalaureate education to the citizens of the Upstate of South Carolina and to offer selected master's degrees in response to regional demand. In the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science, students may pursue majors in computer science, computer information systems, computational mathematics, and mathematics. A rigorous curriculum and dedicated faculty prepare students to excel in careers and graduate study in their major fields of study.

  • Sebastian van Delden
University of South Florida

University of South Florida

Founded in 1956, the University of South Florida is a young and vibrant university located in Tampa Bay. USF opened its doors in 1960 to 2,000 students. Today, the USF System welcomes more than 47,000 students from across the country and around the globe and is recognized as one of the nation's top 63 public research universities. At USF, students are encouraged to participate in meaningful research that seeks to change lives for the better, to collaborate across fields of study, and to connect to local and global communities through service learning, activism and volunteerism. USF offers 232 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including 89 bachelor, 97 master, two ed specialist, 36 research doctoral, and four professional doctoral programs.

  • Jing Wang
University of Tampa

University of Tampa

The University of Tampa is a comprehensive, independent university that delivers challenging and high quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. Four colleges offer more than 120 areas of study through a core curriculum rooted in a liberal arts tradition. Beginning with an innovative first-year student experience, University of Tampa students explore global issues, examine career possibilities, and refine communication and critical thinking skills. Professional master's programs in business, nursing, and education and a continuing studies program for adult learners exemplify the University's commitment to the professions and to the community. The rooms that once hosted Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders, Sarah Bernhart, Babe Ruth , Clara Barton, Stephen Crane, Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant, the Prince of Wales, the Queen of England and many other celebrities of their day, are today's classrooms, laboratories, public rooms, academic and administrative offices.

  • Natasha Veltri,
  • Harold Webb
University of Texas - Austin

University of Texas - Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. The university has one of the most diverse student populations in the country and is a national leader in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to minority students. Awareness and Outreach: They have a CS Roadshow for high schools, presented mainly by WiCS and faculty. They've also made an eight-minute video on what is CS? Our First Bytes week-long residential summer camp hosts 50 high school girls and also offers programming for high school CS teachers to build capacity. Retention/Networking/Learning Techniques: They've re-invigorated our Women in CS (WiCS) undergraduate organization and have a newly-formed Graduate Women in Computing program. Curriculum/Administrative Flexibility: We've approved AP CS as a math credit for college-bound Texas high school seniors.

  • William Cook,
  • Patricia Galloway,
  • Tiffany Grady,
  • Katie Gray,
  • Calvin Lin,
  • Lori McNabb,
  • J Strother Moore,
  • Bruce Porter

University of Texas - Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas serves the Metroplex and the State of Texas as a global leader in innovative, high quality science, engineering, and business education and research.

The University is committed to (1) producing engaged graduates, prepared for life, work, and leadership in a constantly changing world, (2) advancing excellent educational and research programs in the natural and social sciences, engineering and technology, management, and the liberal, creative, and practical arts, and (3) transforming ideas into actions that directly benefit the personal, economic, social, and cultural lives of the citizens of Texas.

The mission of the Department of Computer Science is to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for productive careers in industry, academia, and government by providing an outstanding environment for teaching, learning, and research in the theory and applications of computing. The Department places high priority on establishing and maintaining innovative research programs to enhance its education quality and make it an important regional, national and international resource center for discovering, integrating and applying new knowledge and technologies.

  • Alvaro Cárdenas,
  • Gopal Gupta,
  • Janell Straach,
  • Rod Wetterskog
University of Texas - El Paso

University of Texas - El Paso

UTEP is proud to be well on the way toward becoming the first national research university in the U.S. with a 21st century student demographic. Designation as an Emerging Research University: UTEP is ranked third among our seven peer Emerging Research Universities by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. They are committed to preparing the next generation of researchers and scholars through innovative programs. Offering top ranked programs: For the second straight year, Hispanic Business Magazineranked UTEP’s MBA program the #1 graduate business program for Hispanics in the U.S., and their graduate programs in Engineering were again ranked among the top ten, for the sixth year in a row. UTEP's success in serving as a catalyst for economic development and quality of life in this region has also placed them in the national spotlight as a model 21st century U.S. research university.

  • Claudia Casas,
  • Martine Ceberio,
  • Gabby Gandara,
  • Ann Gates,
  • Patricia Nava,
  • Miguel Velez-Reyes
University of Texas - Pan American

University of Texas - Pan American

The Department of Computer Science is a part of the School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas - Pan American. The Department of Computer Science offers an CAC/ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) degree with a major in computer science. The Department of Computer Science offers a joint Computer Science Degree with the Electrical Engineering Department. A Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with a major in Computer Science with a required minor field is also offered. The BS degree is not accredited by CAC/ABET. The Department also offers an 18-hour minor in computer science. The department offers Master's degrees in Computer Science and Information Technology.

  • Pearl Brazier,
  • Artem Chebotko,
  • Laura Grabowski,
  • Christine Reilly

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