The Advantages of Creating an Industry Partnership with the Department of Computer Science
- Opportunities for collaboration on Partners' research needs. Such interactions can take many forms - from on-site presentations to projects involving faculty, graduate or undergraduate students.
- Invitations to present technical talks within the department, providing Partners occasions to showcase their research or development projects. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty are invited to these seminars. Partners have the option of including a question and answer session at the end of the presentation.
- Participation in the fall and spring Industry Partners Program (IPP) Symposia. Symposia offer rare opportunities for pre-competitive cooperation at Brown with other IPP Partners. Organized by faculty within our department, this event brings leading researchers and practitioners from industry and academia together to discuss current trends and issues on a topic of interest to our partners. The cost of attendance is waived for employees of IPP members.
- Invitations to all Computer Science seminars and colloquia.
- A guaranteed place at Brown's spring and fall Career Fairs; fees are waived for the spring event.
- The ability to conduct unlimited employment information sessions within our department. Private interview offices located within the department are also available for our partner companies' use.
- Employment and internship opportunities distributed to all undergraduates and graduate students via email, traditional mailings and department bulletin boards. Employment and internship opportunities are also coordinated with Brown's Career Development Center. The Department works closely with Partners to identify highly talented and motivated students for internships or summer and full-time employment.
- Additionally, member companies will receive acknowledgment in and subscription to Conduit. With a circulation of 3,500, this biannual research publication reaches all Brown Computer Science and Computer Engineering alumni, all chairs of CS and CE departments in North America, and many others.
- The funding for the IPP has allowed us to send students to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference, ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing, Out in Tech conference, and other conferences to broaden their networking and bolster their interest in computer science.
- The Artemis Project, which is supported by the funds raised through the IPP, began in 1996 and has been providing rising 9th grade students a five-week intensive, free, summer program to enhance their self-confidence and expose them to the fun side of computer science.