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Southern Polytechnic State University

Southern Polytechnic State University

Today's industry must apply technology in every way imaginable. That's why at Southern Polytechnic State University, their students study the sciences and technologies in a unique, practical manner that provides an education that is career-based and balanced. Southern Polytechnic is a residential, co-educational member of the very progressive University System of Georgia. Located on 203 acres of naturally wooded landscape in the historic and vibrant city of Marietta, they are just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta. Approximately 5,500 students study here, including student representation from 36 states and 64 countries. Since their founding in 1948, the university has earned an exceptional academic reputation. But it's more than just their programs of study that make SPSU a great place to live and learn -- it's the bright students, the dedicated and experienced faculty, and their hands-on approach to education. They strive to be one of the best academic units in the world dedicated to all aspects of computing and its applications, including science, engineering and technology.

  • Briana Morrison,
  • Han Reichgelt,
  • Chi Zhang
Southern Utah University

Southern Utah University

Through their more than 110 year history, Southern Utah University has evolved from a teacher training institution to its current role as a comprehensive, regional university offering graduate, baccalaureate, associate and technical programs. From the time of its founding, SUU has placed students first by featuring personalized and participative classes, combined with competent, qualified and supportive faculty, staff and administration. People of the region look to the University for skill development opportunities, major academic specialties, outreach services, cultural and athletic activities, economic and business development, and regional archives. National parks and recreation surround Cedar City. Skiing is 40 minutes away at Brian Head. For a wider range of metropolitan service, the city of Las Vegas is two-and-a-half hours south, Provo two-and-a-half hours north.

  • Laurie Harris,
  • Shalini Kesar,
  • Rob Robertson
Southwestern University

Southwestern University

Southwestern University, under the auspices of the United Methodist Church, is committed to undergraduate liberal education involving both the study of and participation in significant aspects of their cultural heritage, expressed primarily through the arts, the sciences, the Institutions and the professions of society. As a teaching~learning community, Southwestern encourages rigorous inquiry and scholarship, creative teaching and the expression of free human life. The University seeks to involve the student in finding a personal and social direction for life, developing more sensitive methods of communication, cultivating those qualities and skills which make for personal and professional effectiveness, and learning to think clearly and make relevant judgments and discrimination.

  • Barbara Anthony,
  • Rick Denman
Spelman College

Spelman College

Spelman College, a historically Black college and a global leader in the education of women of African descent, is dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical, and leadership development of its students. Spelman empowers the whole person to engage the many cultures of the world and inspires a commitment to positive social change. Founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, they became Spelman College in 1924 and have since held the distinction of being America's oldest historically Black college for women. In addition to challenging their students to use higher order thinking skills to solve complex problems, or goals also include: to prepare students for graduate training in specialized areas of computer science, to prepare students for jobs in industry, business, or government, and to provide support courses for students in engineering, mathematics, and other fields requiring computer skills.

  • Myra Burnett,
  • Andrea Lawrence

Spring Hill College

Rooted in its Catholic heritage and continuing the 450-year-old Jesuit tradition of educational excellence, Spring Hill College forms students to become responsible leaders in service to others.

We offer our students a thorough preparation for professional excellence; and we strive to awaken mind and spirit to the pursuit of truth and to the ever-deepening appreciation of the beauty of creation, the dignity of life, the demands of justice and the mystery of God's love.

In our community of living and learning, we are committed to the Jesuit tradition of "cura personalis," that is, a care for the spiritual, social and intellectual growth of each person.

Through informed dialogue with the world's cultures, religions and peoples, we promote solidarity with the entire human family.

And true to the Catholic and Biblical tradition, we nurture both the personal and social dimensions of faith, seeking to draw our students into a deeper and more vital relationship with God.

  • Rhonda Lucas
Stanford University

Stanford University

Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing their students for leadership in today's complex world. Founded in 1965, the Department of Computer Science is a center for research and education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Strong research groups exist in areas of artificial intelligence, robotics, foundations of computer science, scientific computing, and systems. Basic work in computer science is the main research goal of these groups, but there is also a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research and on applications that stimulate basic research.

  • Steve Cooper,
  • Trent Maverick,
  • Eric Roberts

Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology creates new knowledge and educates and inspires students to acquire the competencies needed to lead in scientific discovery and in the creation, application and management of technology to solve complex problems and to build new enterprises. Stevens believes that solutions to many of the critical problems that face humanity can be found in improved use and understanding of technology, and that it is the duty of the Institute to produce engineers, scientists and business leaders prepared for this challenge. Inherent in this concept is the requirement that the educational structure and research effort be multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary. It provides researchers with the opportunity to collaborate in research efforts that cut across disciplinary boundaries and also provides the working professional with the broad educational experience that is essential in career enhancement. Stevens demonstrates its commitment through the the incorporation of Technogenesis philosophies, concepts and techniques in the classroom.

  • Jennifer Chen,
  • Adriana Compagnoni,
  • Daniel Duchamp,
  • Susan Metz
Suffolk County Community College

Suffolk County Community College

With more than 26,000 students enrolled at three campuses in Selden, Brentwood and Riverhead, Suffolk County Community College is the largest community college in New York State. They offer Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees and professional certificates in more than 70 programs of study. They encourage students to learn more about all of their educational opportunities, as well as their recognized athletics programs, student clubs, organizations and support services. Suffolk County Community College is committed to offering programs and services that fulfill the educational needs of the residents of Suffolk County. All of its curricula are registered by the New York State Department of Education. The college grants the two-year Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as established by the Board of Regents of the State University of New York.

  • JoAnn Gushue
Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology

At Swinburne they are passionate about excellence in higher education, vocational training and research. As an institution they are flexible in their teaching and learning, focused in their research and engaged with both industry and the community. They are committed to a sustainable Swinburne. They will ensure that Swinburne students have more options - from vocational learning through to postdoctoral studies. They will be one of the top ten research institutes in Australia. They will increase the number of their  world-class research facilities. They will be at the forefront of innovative, world-class research. They will increase their international partnerships both in Melbourne and offshore. They will increase the percentage of students gaining an international study experience. They will continue to prepare industry-ready graduates that can meet the challenges of tomorrow.

  • Catherine Lang
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Syracuse University

Syracuse University is driven by its vision, Scholarship in Action - a commitment to forging bold, imaginative, reciprocal, and sustained engagements with their many constituent communities, local as well as global. SU is a public good, an anchor institution positioned to play an integral role in today's knowledge-based, global society by leveraging a precious commodity - intellectual capital - with partners from all sectors of the economy: public, private, and non-profit. Each partner brings its strengths to the table, where collectively they address the most pressing problems facing their community. In doing so, they invariably find that the challenges they face locally resonate globally. Scholarship in Action captures a vital, historical strength of the Central New York region and the City of Syracuse, as well as the University. Their region has a treasured history of social innovation, having played a key role in abolitionism and the women's rights movement.

  • Dori Farah

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