Applications for the Fall 2021 cohort will open on January 4, 2021
"The noblest question in the world is: What good may I do in it?" - Ben Franklin, Founder of the University of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania is a private, research-intensive university located in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Penn traces its origin to 1740 and continues to pursue the principles of its founder, Benjamin Franklin: invention, outreach, entrepreneurship, innovation, and the pragmatic unity of theory and practice. Penn’s educational offerings balance the arts and sciences with the professions.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn Engineering) prepares students for leadership roles in a technological world where creativity, critical quantitative thinking, effective communication skills and a strong commitment to humane values are essential. Established in 1852 as the School of Mines, Arts and Manufactures, Penn Engineering is among the oldest and most respected engineering schools in the United States.
Penn Engineering has a rich tradition of leading the field of computer science. In 1946 the first general purpose digital computer, the ENIAC, was built at Penn and in 1965 the Department of Computer and Information Science awarded the first doctoral degree in Computer Science. Penn Engineering continues this tradition today through leadership and cutting-edge research in fields from autonomous robots to embedded systems and IoT. With six academic departments and numerous interdisciplinary centers, institutes, and laboratories, Penn Engineering graduates close to 1,000 students each year and has a worldwide alumni network of more than 28,000.
COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT TO AWARD A DOCTORAL DEGREE
ANNUAL RESEARCH EXPENDITURES
"Working with an instructional designer improved the way I teach my courses on campus. Since incorporating some of the online learning methodologies into my course, I found I am connecting with students more than I have in years." - Susan Davidson
Teaching: CIS 550 Database & Information Systems, Computational Thinking for Problem Solving
“My course is unique because it teaches two of the most popular programming languages in the world to people who have never coded before. After taking my course, students will have the ability to create a desktop or mobile app, or use the concepts in fields such as data science and visualization.” - Brandon Krakowsky
Teaching: CIT 591 Introduction to Software Development
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