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Wellesley College

Wellesley College

Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years—women who are committed to making a difference. The CS department is made up of faculty with a range of research interests and a dedication to teaching undergraduates. They have developed a broad and complete curriculum that covers the "big ideas" of computer science from hardware to software and from application to theory. Their goal is not to teach students how to use current computer applications, but rather to educate them so that they understand how these applications work and can design and build the computer applications of the future.

  • Panagiotis Takis Metaxas,
  • Eni Mustafaraj
Wentworth Institute of Technology

Wentworth Institute of Technology

With fifty colleges in fifty square miles, Boston has the highest concentration of students in the world, along with all the conveniences of a major metropolitan area. The city provides an ideal setting for learning and living, serving as an extended classroom for the beginning of lifelong education. As a modern hub for design, technology, construction, business, medicine, and engineering, Boston offers career and co-op opportunities that students just don't find elsewhere. At Wentworth, students enjoy the best of both worlds: small college comforts and big city excitement. Boston provides Wentworth with an expanded learning laboratory. Engineering and construction students engage with the city's sophisticated culture of technology and its infrastructure. The campus is only steps away from one of the world's most important medical research centers, the Longwood Medical Area. At Wentworth, students will be encouraged to learn from all Boston has to offer.

  • Karina Assiter

Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University is known for the excellence of its academic and co-curricular programs. About 2,900 undergraduates—and some 200 graduate students—from around the world pursue their classroom studies, research projects, and co-curricular interests in ways that are demanding and intensely rewarding. Here, on a beautiful campus overlooking the Connecticut River, students learn to do productive and innovative work that makes a positive difference in the world—that’s what Wesleyan is about. Wesleyan University is dedicated to providing an education in the liberal arts that is characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism. At Wesleyan, distinguished scholar-teachers work closely with students, taking advantage of fluidity among disciplines to explore the world with a variety of tools. The university seeks to build a diverse, energetic community of students, faculty, and staff who think critically and creatively and who value independence of mind and generosity of spirit.

  • Karen Warren

Western Michigan University

The Department of Computer Science has as its primary mission the advancement of the field of computer science through teaching, research, and service. The Department recognizes the ongoing importance of computer and information technology and the need for developing professional researchers and practitioners in computer science. To remain recognized and actively engaged in its mission, the Department offers high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs, produces graduates who are professional and prepared to be productive in the field, promotes a high standard of ethics among its graduates, conducts research in the field of computer science, participates in developing computer literacy among students at the University, encourages collaborative research with other disciplines within the University, seeks to develop mutually beneficial relationships with business and industry.

  • Ikhlas Abdel-Qader
Western New England University

Western New England University

Western New England University, a comprehensive private institution with a tradition of excellence in teaching and scholarship and a commitment to service, awards undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in various departments from among their Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy, and School of Law. One of only a few U.S. comprehensive institutions enrolling under 5,000 students recognized with national and international accreditations at the highest levels in law, business, engineering, and social work, they serve students predominantly from the northeastern U.S., but enroll students from across the country and around the world. The vast majority of undergraduate students reside on campus. Their 215-acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, is remarkable for its beauty, security, and meticulous upkeep.

  • Heidi J. C. Ellis
Western New Mexico University

Western New Mexico University

At a glance, WNMU looks like a traditional small-town college. Friendly professors and a relaxing atmosphere paired with a vibrant downtown community for the more than 3,300 enrolled students. A closer look showcases the university’s innovative programs and unique student-life experience. The University has a distinctly historic focus as a teacher’s college since it’s inception 119 years ago by the state legislature. It’s flagship program, the School of Education has successfully placed teachers in classrooms across the country. Students at WNMU are equipped for the jobs of tomorrow with specialized training for careers such as graphic design, green technologies and digital media. Students looking to focus on more than one area of study may earn degrees in interdisciplinary studies allowing for two disciplines to be mastered. The University setting in a historic southwestern community gives students the opportunity to learn about a diverse population and culture.

  • Gerald Burgess

Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University offers exemplary undergraduate and graduate programs in a supportive and rigorous learning environment. Oregon’s oldest public university, WOU works to ensure the success of students and the advancement of knowledge as a service to Oregon and the region. The University works in partnership with PK-12 schools, community colleges and other institutions of higher education, government, and local and global communities.

  • Becka Morgan,
  • David Olson

Western Washington University

Western Washington University serves the people of the State of Washington, the nation, and the world by bringing together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities.

Western will build a stronger Washington by being an international leader in active learning, critical thinking, and societal problem solving.

  • Perry Fizzano
Westminster College

Westminster College

Westminster College has played a pivotal role in the educational heritage of the intermountain area. Founded in 1875 as the Salt Lake Collegiate Institute, a preparatory school, Westminster first offered college classes in 1897 as Sheldon Jackson College. Named in honor of its primary benefactor, Sheldon Jackson, the college operated for many years on the Collegiate Institute campus in downtown Salt Lake City. Moving to its present location in 1911, Westminster became the first accredited two-year junior college in the intermountain area. In 1935 Westminster modified its curriculum to qualify as a four-year junior college and in 1949 became a four-year liberal arts institution offering baccalaureate degrees in the arts and sciences. Today Westminster exists as a fully independent, privately funded, nondenominational, comprehensive liberal arts institution of higher learning with selected graduate programs, meeting the West's educational needs as it has since 1875.

  • Helen Hu
Wheaton College

Wheaton College

Ideally located in Norton, Massachusetts, their residential campus is one of the most beautiful in New England which offers a very relaxed feel. With an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, students know their professors as teachers, advisers, and often as friends. Wheaton offers a personalized academic experience leading to a bachelor of arts degree in more than 40 majors and 50 minors. All students take connected courses which encourage interdisciplinary work. Wheaton's reputation is directly connected to our pioneering history and dedicated leadership.

  • Tom Armstrong,
  • Bill Goldbloom-Bloch,
  • Mark LeBlanc

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