Computer science advisory board connects academia with industry

Advisory board connects academia with industry

The University of Tulsa Tandy School of Computer Science advisory board supports the program’s academic curriculum and career outreach activities. Created in spring 2016, the board, comprised of 16 members representing academia and local industry, meets once per semester.

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computer science advisory boardScott Holman (BS ’90, METM ’94) coordinates the board’s efforts to 1) provide input and feedback on professional education outcomes; 2) raise awareness and visibility of Tandy School of Computer Science programs and graduates across industry, academia, government and the community; and 3) develop and foster professional opportunities for students and alumni. “We review presentations on the computer science program, look at specific parts of the curriculum and host a student interview panel,” Holman says. “As individuals, board members connect contacts in industry with professors doing related work to help the TU program or identify TU to industry as a resource for expertise and problem solving.”

Holman says the board is quite diverse in terms of their perspectives and individual career paths but all are passionate about supporting TU. “Our board members are incredibly engaged in the process and provide invaluable feedback as to what we are doing in the classroom and programmatically,” says John Hale, the Tandy Professor of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

To learn more about the Tandy School of Computer Science Advisory Board, contact Holman at