The University of Massachusetts-Amherst was founded in 1863 as a land-grant research university. In the fall of 2013, the campus supported 22,556 undergraduate students in 114 fields of study, and 6,384 graduate students in 76 fields of study. U.S. News & World Report ranked UMass Amherst 42nd nationally in Top Public Schools of 2013. Within the STEM fields, the College of Engineering placed 57th in the nation’s Best Engineering Schools, with a special focus on Chemical Engineering and Environmental Health Engineering; 20th nationally in Computer Science; and 8th in Artificial Intelligence (U.S. News &amp; World Report, 2013). The campus was also recognized by The Times of London, which ranked it 56th out of 200 international universities in 2010, making UMass Amherst the only public university in New England to earn a place on The Times Top 200 list. Annual research expenditures in FY 2012 reached $194 million, and faculty generated over $147.1 million in grant funding university-wide. Notable achievements to date by STEM faculty members, both active and emeriti, include the following: membership in the National Academy of Sciences (2), membership in the National Academy of Engineering (6), and numerous National Science Foundation CAREER awards. Teaching excellence and professional development at UMass Amherst are supported by the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, an award-winning center that was established in 1988 and provides a wide range of consultation services, programs, and resources to faculty across all ranks and disciplines who teach in traditional, online, blended, and team-based classrooms.