The Smithsonian Institution, established in 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge," is a group of museums and research centers administered by the United States government.  With holdings of 137 million items, the Institution's Washington, D.C. nucleus of nineteen museums, nine... + details


The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Known traditionally for research and education in the physical sciences and engineering, and more recently in biology, economics, linguistics, and management, the university also has a... + details

Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, whose history, influence and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature and soon thereafter named for John Harvard (its... + details

The United States Department of Education (ED or DoED), is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government. Signed into law by President Jimmy Carter in 1979, it began operating on May 4, 1980.

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The J. Paul Getty Trust is a cultural and philanthropic institution dedicated to critical thinking in the presentation, conservation, and interpretation of the world's artistic legacy. Through the collective and individual work of its constituent Programs—the Getty Conservation Institute, the... + details

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is ranked as one of the top universities in the world. The university is one of the "Public Ivies", a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League.

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Carnegie Mellon University (Carnegie Mellon or CMU) is a private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The university began as the Carnegie Technical Schools founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1900. Carnegie Mellon is widely recognized for its unique interdisciplinary... + details

The Target Corporation is an American retailing company, founded in 1902 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is the second-largest discount retailer in the United States. The company is ranked 36th on the Fortune 500 as of 2013, and is a component of the Standard & Poor's 500... + details

Boston College (BC) is a private Jesuit research university located in the village of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA.  It is a member of the 568 Group and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Its main campus is a historic district and features some of the earliest examples of... + details

Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation headquartered in Redwood City, California, United States. The company specializes in developing and marketing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products. Oracle is the second-largest software maker in... + details


International Business Machines (IBM) is a multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from... + details

The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media corporation headquartered in Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, California. Disney was founded on October 16, 1923, by brothers Walt Disney and Roy Disney, and quickly established itself as a leader... + details

Intel Corporation is a multinational semiconductor chip maker headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Intel is one of the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers, based on revenue. The company generates over $52 billion in revenue annually, has a market capitalization of... + details

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN).  

UNESCO's aim is "to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the... + details

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, also know as the Gates Foundation, is one of the largest private foundations in the world. Founded by Bill and Melinda Gates, it is "driven by the interests and passions of the Gates family." The primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance... + details

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the agency of the United States government that is responsible for the nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research. President Eisenhower established NASA in 1958 with a distinctly civilian orientation... + details

The MIT Media Lab is an interdisciplinary research laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology devoted to projects at the convergence of technology, multimedia and design. Staff and students have backgrounds ranging from electrical engineering and computer science to sociology and... + details

Stanford University is a private research university in located in Stanford, California, in the northwestern Silicon Valley near Palo Alto. Stanford's prominent alumni and its academic reputation have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world. It ranks among the top... + details