Coppin State University has been ranked as one of the nation’s top college campuses for wireless communications technology.
By H. Henry Hurst
(BALTIMORE 11/2/05) -- In less than a year’s time of going completely wireless, Coppin State University has been ranked as one of the nation’s top college campuses for wireless communications technology. The ranking was prompted by a survey conducted and sponsored by Intel Corporation. In the October 17 edition of U.S. News & World Report, Coppin is ranked no. 19 in a list of the top 50 college and universities throughout the nation with absolute wireless capability. Coppin is also the only institution of higher education in the state of Maryland and one out an elite two Historically Black College/Universities (HBCU) in the country to be added to this national list.
As colleges and universities across the nation invest in wireless communication technology, Coppin’s wireless internet access utilizing Nortel’s award winning products is, in part, responsible for its 2005 EDUCAUSE Award for Excellence in Networking. More than 40 active smart classrooms, the digital note taking program – Tegrity, and the university’s new mobile website are among the other notable technological strides. Coppin’s selection marks the first time a school in Maryland has received the award.
The EDUCAUSE annual awards recognize exemplary achievement in six areas of higher education information technology: leadership, professional writing, administrative information systems, information technology solutions, networking, and teaching and learning. Coppin along with the other winners of the 2005 awards were honored before more than 7,500 of their higher education colleagues at the association’s annual conference last month in Orlando.