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Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University

Penn State's Department of Computer Science and Engineering, formed in 1993, combines the strengths of the Department of Computer Science and the Computer Engineering Program. The computer science component originated in the 1960's, and the computer engineering program in the 1980's. Faculty emphasize the theoretical and practical application of computation and computer systems to the needs of society. Research interests cover the broad areas of architecture, computational theory, computer applications, and software systems. With more than a decade of experience in advancing their diversity goals through strategic planning and a rich history of valuing diversity, Penn State is among the national leaders in higher education in diversity strategic planning. Promoting equity and inclusivity in higher education is not only the right thing to do; it is also the strategic thing to do.

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Pennsylvania State University - Behrend

With the resources and opportunities of a major research university in a welcoming, student-centered environment, Penn State Behrend offers a unique learning experience to 4,350 undergraduate and graduate students.

Penn State Behrend is a four-year, residential college offering thirty-five bachelor's degrees, four master’s degrees, and four associate degree programs.  Although our campus is among the largest in the Penn State system, our faculty-to-student ratio of 1:16 provides students with a personalized learning experience from accomplished instructors.

Research and outreach are at the heart of our mission at Penn State Behrend. Annually, the college funds nearly $350,000 in undergraduate research opportunities and operates more than two dozen outreach centers, programs, and initiatives.

 

Piedmont Virginia Community College

Piedmont Virginia Community College

Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia - principally residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. We are one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System (VCCS).

PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach his or her potential and excellence in our programs and services.

The mission of the Business, Mathematics & Technologies Division is to provide transfer preparation and workforce development curricula of the highest academic quality so students may successfully enter the workforce or continue their education at four-year colleges and universities.

Pierce College - Los Angeles

Pierce College - Los Angeles

Pierce College is setting the pace in community college education, preparing students to take their place or to retrain in industries at the forefront of technological advances. The creation of the 15-week semester plan led to higher enrollment, better learning and better retention. With two five-week summer sessions and one five-week winter session, students are enjoying the opportunity to move more quickly through the curriculum with greater academic success. Pierce combines academic excellence with a friendly and helpful faculty and staff. It has a solid reputation for being a student-friendly institution, offering students high-quality and challenging education that will prepare them for university or vocational work. Pierce students benefit from smaller class sizes and lower tuition than a four-year university. Pierce College is proud to be recognized as one of the most respected community colleges and transfer institutions in California.

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Polytechnic Institute of New York University

New York University’s mission is to be a top quality international center of scholarship, teaching and research. This involves retaining and attracting outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields, encouraging them to create programs that draw outstanding students, and providing an intellectually rich environment. 

Invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. It is New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering's fundamental way of approaching academics and research by arming faculty and students with the tools and resources to turn their inspiration into applications, products, and services that take flight towards the market. 

Pomona College

Pomona College

Throughout its history, Pomona College has educated men and women of exceptional promise. We gather students, regardless of financial circumstances, into a small residential community that is strongly rooted in Southern California yet global in its orientation. Through close ties among a diverse group of faculty, staff and classmates, Pomona students are inspired to engage in the probing inquiry and creative learning that enable them to identify and address their intellectual passions. This experience will continue to guide their contributions as the next generation of leaders, scholars, artists and citizens to fulfill the vision of its founders: to bear their added riches in trust for all.

Portland Community College

Portland Community College

From training our community’s workforce to preparing students for four-year schools to leading the way in educational success and completion, the work we do at Portland Community College today is at the heart of our region’s success tomorrow.

As the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, PCC serves more than 93,000 full-time and part-time students. We fill a unique role, one that offers high quality education and opportunities for our students, which in turn contributes to the vibrancy of Portland’s economic community.

Portland State University

Portland State University vision is to be an internationally recognized urban university known for excellence in student learning, innovative research, and community engagement that contributes to the economic vitality, environmental sustainability, and quality of life in the Portland region and beyond. The mission of Portland State University is to enhance the intellectual, social, cultural and economic qualities of urban life by providing access throughout the life span to a quality liberal education for undergraduates and an appropriate array of professional and graduate programs especially relevant to metropolitan areas. The University conducts research and community service that support a high quality educational environment and reflect issues important to the region. It actively promotes the development of a network of educational institutions to serve the community.

Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View A&M University is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. It is committed to achieving relevance in each component of its mission by addressing issues and proposing solutions through programs and services designed to respond to the needs and aspirations of individuals, families, organizations, agencies, schools, and communities--both rural and urban. Prairie View A&M University is a state-assisted institution by legislative designation, serving a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population, and a land-grant institution by federal statute. Though the University's service area has generally extended throughout Texas and the world, the University's target service area for offering undergraduate and graduate programs of study includes the Texas Gulf Coast Region and urban Texas centers. The University's research foci include extending knowledge in all disciplines offered and incorporating research-based experiences in both undergraduate and graduate students' academic development.

Princeton University

Princeton University

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Princeton has been at the forefront of computing since Alan Turing, Alonzo Church and John von Neumann were among its residents. The department has experienced significant growth over the last few years, and is now home to 30 faculty, with strong groups in theory, systems, graphics/media, programming languages, computational science, security, AI, and computational biology.

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