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Boise State University

Boise State University

One of the more recent fields of academic study, computer science is fundamental in today’s digital world. Almost every major challenge facing our world is turning to computing for a solution, from conquering disease to eliminating hunger, from improving education to protecting the environment. Medical imaging and other medical software applications are revolutionizing the practice of medicine, mobile devices are transforming the way people live and communicate, web search engines have become a ubiquitous part of our every day lives. 

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Boston University

Boston University has 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 140 countries, 10,000 faculty and staff, 16 schools and colleges, and 250 fields of study. Several centers and programs at BU have goals aligned with those of the K-12 Alliance, and through a variety of programs, have targeted young women interested in science and technology. In addition, the Computer Science Department at BU is currently working closely with the Academic Alliance to recruit, retain, and engage more women in the field of computing and technology. Through a combination of BU Colleges, Departments and Centers, the Boston Area Girls STEM Collaboration, and membership in the Boston Chapter of the CSTA, BU has a combined reach that extends over the Metropolitan Boston Area and across the state.

Bowie State University

Bowie State University

Established in 1865, Bowie State University is the oldest historically black institution (HBI) of higher education in the state of Maryland. Also, it is one of the oldest HBIs in the nation. Currently, Bowie State University serves a diverse student population, providing educational opportunities that will enable students to function in a highly technological and interdependent world. The University continues to honor its heritage of providing access to higher education for under-represented populations, with a continuing commitment to African Americans. VISION: Bowie State University will be an important higher education access portal for qualified persons from diverse academic and socioeconomic backgrounds who seek a high quality and affordable public comprehensive university. MISSION STATEMENT: Bowie State University, through the effective and efficient management of its resources, provides high-quality and affordable educational opportunities at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels for a diverse student population of Maryland citizens and the global community.

Bowling Green State University - Firelands

Bowling Green State University - Firelands

Bowling Green State University - Firelands is a regional campus and one of eight colleges of Bowling Green State University. Offering 15 associate degrees, nine complete bachelor’s degrees, two master’s degree programs, and a variety of one-year certificate programs and training opportunities, BGSU Firelands puts education within reach for all community members. Located in Huron, Ohio, the scenic regional campus offers the advantages of a personalized education with the resources of a much-larger university.

Brigham Young University – Provo

The mission of Brigham Young University--founded, supported, and guided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--is to assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life. That assistance should provide a period of intensive learning in a stimulating setting where a commitment to excellence is expected and the full realization of human potential is pursued.

All instruction, programs, and services at BYU, including a wide variety of extracurricular experiences, should make their own contribution toward the balanced development of the total person. Such a broadly prepared individual will not only be capable of meeting personal challenge and change but will also bring strength to others in the tasks of home and family life, social relationships, civic duty, and service to mankind.

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Broward College

The mission of Broward College is to achieve student success by developing informed and creative students capable of contributing to a knowledge- and service-based global society. As a public community college accredited to offer associate degrees, selected baccalaureate degrees, and certificate programs, the institution and its District Board of Trustees are committed to fostering a learning-centered community that celebrates diversity and inclusion by empowering and engaging students, faculty, and staff.

Brown University

Brown University

Brown University held its first Women in Computer Science (WiCS) meeting in 2008. This organization within the university is dedicated to helping women in the computer science field by inviting WiCS alumni to share their experiences and advice about making a good impression in interviews and finding jobs that fit women's computer science interests. Some of the program's main goals include building a strong network of women within incoming classes and providing mentors for young female students. Brown University's department of computer science focuses on developing and innovating information technology research. It is currently rated as one of the nation's leading computer science programs by the National Research Council.

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr College actively supports women in computer science, providing information about jobs available for women and by encouraging a more "female-friendly" work environment. This college promotes the idea that students can combine computer science with multiple disciplines that will give them an advantage over other students in the future. Bryn Mawr College has hosted a variety of speakers dedicated to promoting women in technology, and the university is concerned with images of computing and how they relate to women. Bryn Mawr has held forums for discussing women's historical role in the technological revolution. The Computer Science Program at Bryn Mawr College strives to facilitate evolving interdisciplinary majors. Its advisors strongly encourage students to pursue computer science minors in addition to a concentration in other fields.

Bucknell University

Bucknell University

The College of Engineering is dedicated to providing outstanding educational opportunities in engineering to a predominantly undergraduate student body of talented men and women. In accord with the University's Mission Statement, the College nurtures the intellectual, professional, and personal development of its students. The College strives to prepare them for entry into the engineering profession, related fields and graduate programs, and for continuing development as highly competent professionals and responsible members of society.

A Bucknell engineering education is distinguished by frequent interaction between students and faculty, a strong laboratory component in the curricula, and an emphasis on learning within a liberal arts university environment. The faculty are dedicated to teaching excellence and are actively engaged in scholarship in support of our educational mission, the discipline, or the profession.

Buffalo State University

Buffalo State College - SUNY

Buffalo State is committed to the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of its students, faculty, and staff.

The goal of the college is to inspire a lifelong passion for learning, and to empower a diverse population of students to succeed as citizens of a challenging world.

Toward this goal, and in order to enhance the quality of life in Buffalo and the larger community, the college is dedicated to excellence in teaching and scholarship, cultural enrichment, and service.

Buffalo State will be a nationally recognized leader in public higher education, known:

  • For the intellectual and creative accomplishments of its faculty, staff, and students.
  • As a caring academic environment where lives are transformed through education and each individual is valued.
  • As an institution that serves to improve our region, our nation, and our world, one student at a time.