For The University

The Industry Board objectives for the University of Pittsburgh include:

Current Initiatives

Capstone Class
The Capstone Class, CS1680 Special Topics in Computer Science, provides students with real world projects experience. Industry Board member companies define a project to be completed by student teams of 3 or 4 in one semester. Teams work closely with their industry mentor or faculty mentor to complete the project in a timely manner. Company project leaders evaluate the performance at the end of the project.

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  • Financial contribution to the Computer Science Department and / or University is not a specific objective or expectation for IB member firms.   However, should an IB organization wish to expand their partnership with the Computer Science Department or the university at large, the IB representative must work directly with the Computer Science Department Chair and / or the university’s Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (who also represents the university during IB meeting).   Examples of areas for potential financial contributions include corporate sponsorships, guest lecture series or funding projects within the Computer Science Department.

  • Notwithstanding the above, IB member firms are encouraged help provide basic sponsorship and support, to the degree possible, various campus activities and initiatives related to the IB (e.g.,  Computer Science Day and Marketplace events, the Guest Lecturer from IB member organizations and TLI).    Basic sponsorship and support examples include the contribution of time by IB members, participation of employees from IB member firms (e.g., as a guest lecturer), pizza or marketing products available from IB member firms (e.g., coffee mugs) that can be provided to students.