Since its founding in 1837, Muskingum has been a community of learners - people learning from and with other people. Muskingum's mission is to educate the "whole person" and it does so by meeting students where they are on the educational continuum, and by helping these students to progress to their maximum potential. Muskingum's excellence is measured most significantly by its alumni, who have served the world as CEO's of major corporations, major media figures, scientists, educators, civic and religious leaders, and as parents and friends. Muskingum University provides its students with a sound technical education that includes topics from a number of emerging areas, including web tool development, network and wireless communication, animated graphics, artificial life, and robotics. At the same time, the department faculty believes that a liberal arts institution should have a special mission that includes discussions of the effects of this technology within our society and around the world.