From its inception in 1892, the University of Chicago has been committed to open, rigorous, and intense inquiry with a shared understanding that this must be the defining feature of the University. We recognize that our most important contributions to discovery, education, and society rest on our focus, the power of our ideas, and the openness of our environment to the development and testing of these ideas.
Outlier is the research and evaluation arm of CEMSE, the Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education in the Physical Sciences Division of the University of Chicago. Outlier Research & Evaluation conducts research and evaluation that is wide-ranging, from pre-K– graduate level, in schools and out-of-school settings. Our focus areas include STEM, computer science, fidelity of implementation, spread and sustainability of innovations, outdoor education and health and nutrition. We are a diverse and experienced team of scientists, teachers, methodologists, writers and researchers. We comfortably stand in and across academic, public school, museum, industry, and policy settings. We integrate our expertise to work with innovative and robust approaches.
The University of Cincinnati offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience. UC is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 42,000 students. The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. They are committed to excellence and diversity in their students, faculty, staff, and all of their activities. They provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, they create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich their university, city, state and global community.
Their undergraduate program has several features that distinguish it nationally. One of these is a very successful year-long senior projects course, taken by nearly all majors, in which students work in teams on significant projects mainly submitted by industry. The department has excellent Computer Science Educational Labs for its undergraduate students that are run almost entirely by the students and offer excellent opportunities for training in system administration. At the graduate education and research level, the department is one of the leading departments in the nation, as measured by the prominence of its research programs and the placement of its students. It has prominent research groups in human-computer interaction, neural networks, numerical and parallel computation, databases, networks, software engineering, systems, and theoretical computer science. Currently, its faculty and students are supported by approximately $4 million annually in research grants, primarily from federal agencies.
Founded in 1941, the UConn School of Business has evolved into one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation, offering academic programs at the bachelors, masters, doctorate and advanced certificate levels, in five Connecticut locations – Storrs, Hartford, Stamford, Torrington and Waterbury. The School of Business has established a strong reputation for high quality research and academic programs, spanning a wide array of functional disciplines – Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Operations and Information Management.
Technology is everywhere and in the business environment, it has always been the force that keeps the wheels of enterprise moving forward. Information and Communication Technology are the nexus of modern business. The flow of information and the means, by which it is consumed, conformed and defined is where we navigate and Communication Technologoy is our tool for getting IT done.
The mission of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences is to provide a culturally diverse and intellectually stimulating environment for: educating future leaders in academia, industry, government, and entrepreneurial pursuits through rigorous programs covering the theory and application of computer science, developing in their students the ability to solve problems and to contribute through teamwork, creating new knowledge and innovative technologies through research in the core areas of computer science and in collaborations with other disciplines, exploiting the opportunities and solving the problems created by computing and networking technology, and serving the communities to which we belong, locally, nationally, and internationally, with a deep commitment to ethics in the practice of their profession.
The Women's College of the University of Denver (TWC) blends a collaborative, engaging learning community with a challenging academic experience. Their students and faculty have a passion for education and their passion co-creates a stimulating and rewarding environment. Moreover, students graduate from degree and certificate programs with academic knowledge and skills for personal and professional success. At the Women's College, we prepare women to boldly lead in the communities where they live, work, and engage. The ITS program is an inter-disciplinary degree aimed at ensuring students appreciate how technology applications are developed and introduced for use by people and organizations. Course offerings include project management, leadership, communication and problem solving, as well as the typical IT classes in programming, networking, database principles and computer security. The program has identified three "concentration areas" through which students can take courses that align with specific career aspirations: business / systems analysis, technology, and leadership.
The University of Hawai'i at Hilo is a state university with a private college atmosphere. They offer small class sizes, a high faculty-to-student ratio and opportunities for research and hands-on learning. As a public university, the University of Hawai'i at Hilo has a unique position in the State - and country - by offering a rigorous and engaging curriculum at an affordable tuition rate. The admission requirements are moderately selective, allowing above-average students the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a small school experience. UH Hilo is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
The department has over 30 faculty members who conduct research in areas including: algorithms, artificial intelligence, robotics, biomedical informatics and bioinformatics, computational neuroscience, computer vision, databases, high performance computing, human-computer interaction, library and information science, machine learning, mathematical finance, mobile and ubiquitous computing, renewable energy, security and information assurance, and software engineering.
With advanced technology, information and all types of data are being processed at extremely high speed. Work on grand challenge problems such as problems in genetic engineering, bioengineering, natural phenomena, hurricanes, oil spills, biotechnology, and ground water pollution is rapidly increasing. Computer visualization and image processing are becoming essential in medical areas. High performance computing is advancing research in many disciplines, and distributed networking systems are being implemented to enhance communication. These are only a few examples of new challenges in the workplace. More than at any time, the work place is in need of people with strong analytical and computational skills.
The Computer Science Department offers three degrees: the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (including concentrations in Computer Systems and Software Engineering), the Master of Science in Computer Science, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science. Their academic programs are designed to prepare students for successful careers in a rapidly evolving discipline, and we place a strong emphasis on design principles and practice. Computer Science remains an outstanding major for these difficult times. Their graduates continue to find excellent jobs, and equally important, Computer Science empowers you to do good: to connect technology to your world.