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University of Louisiana - Lafayette

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the largest member of the University of Louisiana System, is a public institution of higher education offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Within the Carnegie classification, the University is designated as a Research University with High Research Activity.  The University is dedicated to achieving excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, in research, and in public service. 

The School of Computing and Informatics has a dedicated faculty with teaching and research expertise in all major branches of computer science, computer engineering, and information studies. Students choose from a diverse set of courses being offered every semester and have access to state-of-the-art facilities. 

University of Maryland - Baltimore County

University of Maryland - Baltimore County

UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.

University of Maryland

University of Maryland - College Park

The mission of the University of Maryland, College Park is to provide excellence in teaching, research, and service. The University educates students and advances knowledge in areas of importance to the State, the nation, and the world. The University is committed to preeminence as a national center of research and graduate education, and as the institution of choice for Maryland’s undergraduates of exceptional ability and promise.

The University of Maryland is home to the Maryland Center for Women in Computing. The Center is committed to improving gender diversity for current and future generations of computer scientists through retention, research, and outreach programs. For a listing of current programs and more information, please visit: or contact The University of Maryland Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, and University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, as well as numerous corporate donors generously support the Maryland Center for Women in Computing. Specifically involved in the NCWIT Academic Alliance are the College of Information Studies and the Department of Computer Science.

  • Samir Khuller (Chair of the Computer Science Department)
  • Jandelyn Plane (Director of the Maryland Center for Women in Computing)
  • Ben Shneiderman (Professor in the Computer Science Departmnet)
University of Massachusetts - Amherst

University of Massachusetts - Amherst

The Department has created an outstanding research program. Research efforts are strongly supported by government at all levels and by private industry. The program has grown dramatically as the University continues to gain recognition for dynamic, high-quality research. Their research program works closely with other top university computer science departments and major companies in the computer industry to advance computer science research. They have developed a highly respected program of teaching and research organized around three primary areas: computer systems, theory of computation and artificial intelligence. Department faculty represents some of the most distinguished individuals active in computing research and education. The curriculum is designed to take advantage of the breadth and quality of the research program, providing a rich basis for the development of new perspectives and research directions. Their Women's Group exists to serve the women of the Computer Science departments at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

University of Massachusetts - Boston

University of Massachusetts - Boston

Today, more than 15,000 students and 900 faculty members compose the core of UMass Boston, while over 150 academic programs offer limitless opportunities. The university's urban location allows UMass Boston's students, faculty, and staff to actively engage with and serve the community through academic programs, research, and the creativity and innovation that come with a diverse student body and devoted faculty. UMass Boston has a rich history that is intertwined with the city it calls home, beginning in 1852 with the establishment of Girls' High School, which trained Boston's young women to become teachers. Over the next century, Mass Aggie grew into the existing UMass system, while Girls' High School changed names and locations several times, eventually becoming Boston State College in 1968. In 1982, UMass Boston and Boston State College merged to form what has become one of the state's major academic enterprises and Boston's only public university.

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

University of Massachusetts at Lowell's School of Engineering combines innovation and research activity, with a commitment to providing hands-on, real-world learning for our students continues. With a National Science Foundation-funded initiative for integrating Service-Learning throughout the curriculum in Engineering, students will be exposed to projects that "make a difference" throughout their undergraduate experience. These include projects in: Assistive Technology, where engineering students assist handicapped or disadvantaged individuals through applications of innovative problem-solving; Sustainable Infrastructure and Development, where engineering and nursing students assist with providing infrastructure and public health needs in developing foreign locations; or other needs originating from the Community.

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University of Memphis

The University of Memphis is a learner-centered metropolitan research university providing high quality educational experiences while pursuing new knowledge through research, artistic expression, and interdisciplinary and engaged scholarship.

University of Michigan

University of Michigan

Unprecedented change in the use of information is reshaping our personal activities, our community and organizational practices, and our national and global institutions. In managing these transformations, our society too often focuses narrowly either on extending technology or on revising social policies. They need an integrated understanding of human needs and their relationships to information systems and social structures. They need unifying principles that illuminate the role of information in both computation and cognition, in both communication and community. They need information professionals who can apply these principles to synthesize human-centered and technological perspectives. The University of Michigan School of Information is pioneering the development and application of these principles and is educating professionals to lead in the information age.

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University of Minnesota - Duluth

The University of Minnesota Duluth integrates liberal education, research, creative activity, and public engagement and prepares students to thrive as lifelong learners and globally engaged citizens.

The mission of the Department of Computer Science is four-fold:

  • To conduct scholarly research.
  • To provide an instructional environment that leads to careers and research in computer science and information systems.
  • To contribute to the liberal education mission of the University.
  • To serve the community, state, region, and the profession.
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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.