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Colorado Community College System

The Colorado Community College System comprises the state's largest system of higher education.  Its career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges serve more than 162,000 students annually.  In addition, CCCS oversees 1200 secondary and 800 postsecondary career and technical programs in more than 150 school districts and seven other post-secondary institutions across the state. 

To provide an accessible, responsive learning environment that facilitates the achievement of educational, professional and personal goals by our students and other members of our communities in an atmosphere that embraces academic excellence, diversity and innovation.

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science. It has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the U.S. Mines has distinguished itself by developing a curriculum and research program geared towards responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources. In addition to strong education and research programs in traditional fields of science and engineering, Mines is one of a very few institutions in the world having broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production and utilization. As such, Mines occupies a unique position among the world's institutions of higher education. The world faces a crisis in balancing resource availability with environmental protection and Mines and its programs are central to the solution.

  • Stephanie Berry, Tracy Camp, Keith Hellman, Julie Krause, Barbara Moskal
Colorado State University

Colorado State University

Colorado State University is one of our nation's leading research universities with world-class research in infectious disease, atmospheric science, clean energy technologies, and environmental science. It was founded in 1870 as the Colorado Agricultural College, six years before the Colorado Territory became a state. Colorado State University is the "university of choice" for Colorado residents – 30% of all of Colorado's science, math, engineering and technology majors pursue degrees at CSU. In addition to its excellent programs in those areas, CSU offers among the very best professional programs in the United States in veterinary medicine, occupational therapy, journalism, agriculture and construction management. CSU generates more than $300 million in annual research expenditures, which translate to innovation that drives research and technology advances for Colorado business. Simply put, CSU is one of the state's most important economic growth engines and a cornerstone of Colorado's economic future.

  • Kathy Kwinn, Ross McConnelly, Elaine Regelson, Darrell Whitley
Columbia College of South Carolina

Columbia College of South Carolina

Columbia College, a women's college related to the United Methodist Church, educates students in the liberal arts tradition. The College provides educational opportunities that develop students' capacity for critical thought and expression, life-long learning, acceptance of personal responsibility, and commitment to service and social justice. In furtherance of its mission, the College is responsive to the needs of students, the communities to which it belongs, and the greater global society. Columbia College encompasses the Women's College established in 1854 and the Evening College and Graduate School serving women and men. Columbia College is noted for faculty who foster academic excellence through collaborative teaching and learning; a vital learning community in which character, ethics, and values are cultivated; the study of leadership enhanced by opportunities for practical application; programs that capitalize on advances in technology; and learning environments that extend beyond the classroom.

  • Nieves McNulty, Madeleine Schep
Columbia University

Columbia University

Engineering has been called the newest liberal art. At Columbia Engineering, students not only study science and mathematics and gain technical skills but also study literature, philosophy, art history, music theory, and major civilizations through the Core Curriculum in the humanities. Whether you want to become a professional engineer, working in industry or government, or plan to pursue a career in the physical and social sciences, medicine, law, business, or education, SEAS will provide you with an expansive, global education marked by research opportunities and a concern for the common good. It is an education for the real world - an enlightened approach to engineering as part of a web of larger concerns: social and economic, political and cultural.

Columbus State University

Columbus State University

With nationally distinctive programs in the arts, education, business, nursing – and more – Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Since 1958, CSU has educated students who have gone on to become leaders at the local, state and national level. Currently, the university offers 46 undergraduate and 42 graduate degrees. CSU has also cultivated a reputation for extending its commitment to learning into the community. Students in all majors have opportunities beyond campus and enhance their traditional learning through internships, clinical experiences, cooperative education and field research alongside senior professors.

Computing Research Association (CRA)

Computing Research Association (CRA)

The Computing Research Association (CRA) is an association of more than 200 North American academic departments of computer science, computer engineering, and related fields; laboratories and centers in industry, government, and academia engaging in basic computing research; and affiliated professional societies. CRA seeks to strengthen research and advanced education in computing and allied fields. It does this by working to influence policy that impacts computing research, encouraging the development of human resources, contributing to the cohesiveness of the professional community and collecting and disseminating information about the importance and the state of computing research. Mission: Develop a deeper understanding of policy issues and their impact, and work for informed policies involving computing research and computing technology in general. Influence policy related to computing research by improving public and policy maker understanding of the nature and role of such research. Increase the computing community's awareness of and participation in policy issues.

Coppin State University

Coppin State University

Coppin's tree-lined 52-acre campus in West Baltimore is one of the city's most impressive settings for learning. The learning experiences for Coppin students are not limited to the campus. All of Baltimore is their classroom, offering many opportunities to supplement campus experiences with cultural, social and recreational activities. In addition, Coppin students get valuable on-the-job training with national and local companies and agencies through the University's Cooperative Education and Internship Programs. Internships are offered in several majors and provide students with practical experience in the career they plan to enter. The Cooperative Education Program provides students with actual work experience for one or more semesters, interspersed with the regular University program of study.

  • Genevieve Knight
Cornell University

Cornell University

Cornell University, founded in 1865, is the largest and youngest university in the Ivy League. Cornell is both a private endowed university and the federal land-grant institution of New York State. The university includes 14 colleges and schools: seven undergraduate units and four graduate and professional units in Ithaca, N.Y.; two medical graduate and professional units in New York City, and one in Doha, Qatar. As a land-grant institution, Cornell applies research findings to improve the lives of the people of New York State and the world. Special transcollege faculty units, such as the Faculty of Computing and Information Science, draw on faculty members from throughout the university to serve designated needs and accomplish specific missions.

The Cornell College of Engineering excels in innovative teaching and research, in developing practical applications and approaches to problems and areas of study, and in preparing professionals and leaders who will have worldwide influence on technologies and societies. Cornell NYC Tech is a new graduate school based in New York City that combines deep technical knowledge with real world experience and entrepreneurial culture. The inaugural graduate program at Cornell NYC Tech is a one-year Masters of Engineering degree in Computer Science from Cornell University; future programs will include additional graduate degrees from Cornell as well as a novel dual-degree offered by Cornell and Technion, as part of the unprecedented international partnership between the two schools – the Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute (TCII). The Faculty of Computing and Information Science is a college-level interdisciplinary unit that uses a core group of faculty members with relevant expertise from throughout the university to integrate computing and information science into every aspect of Cornell’s undergraduate-education, research, and scholarly programs and activities. Recognizing that computing and information science has emerged worldwide as an indispensable enabling discipline, this unit is also charged with ensuring that Cornell remains at the forefront in developing and advancing computer science and applying it to meet societies’ needs.

Dakota State University

The primary purpose of Dakota State University at Madison in Lake County is to provide instruction in computer management, computer information systems, electronic data processing and other related undergraduate and graduate programs. The secondary purpose is to offer two-year, one-year and short courses for application and operator training in the areas authorized by this section. This authorization includes the preparation of elementary and secondary teachers with emphasis in computer and information processing. Except for degree programs in existence during the 1983-84 academic year, the unique baccalaureate programs authorized for Dakota State University shall not be duplicated by the Board of Regents. Section 3. The Board of Regents shall continue to provide existing courses for those students enrolled at Dakota State University during the spring semester of 1984 in order to allow those students presently enrolled to complete their scheduled program of study. Section 4. The medical record program and respiratory therapy program currently in existence at Dakota State University shall remain at Dakota State University unless otherwise transferred by the Board of Regents.

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