Industrial Partners Association Prospectus



The UK Computer Science IPA program brings together people and companies with an interest in the success of the Computer Science program at the University of Kentucky. It aims to enhance the relationship between the Computer Science department and industry and to support the growth of the department for mutual benefit.




To Partners:

  • Recruiting: Access to CS students at exclusive IPA events and “interview days”
  • Visibility: Prominent mention on CS Web pages and at IPA sponsored events
  • Presentations: Presentations at Colloquia & Seminar Series events
  • Exploratory Projects: Opportunity to propose projects for CS 499 Senior Design
  • Faculty Expertise: Opportunity to interact with CS faculty
  • Research: Collaborative research projects and access to research results


To the UK Computer Science Department:

  • Resources:  Resources to grow and enhance department programs for students
  • Student Placement: Direct access to co-ops, internships, and jobs at companies
  • Scholarships: Financial support, particularly for under-represented groups
  • Industrial Support: Participation in departmental enrichment events, such as
    • Student activities (programming contest, hackathon, etc.)
    • Professional development events (e.g., resume/interview prep)
    • Guest speakers from industry
    • Enhancement of student spaces
  • Real World Experience: Increased awareness of the needs/practices of industry





IPA Members support the department through annual contributions. Individuals may participate for $500/year, companies for $4000/year. Moneys received for IPA membership go into a separate fund, to be used for the purposes described above. Members will receive an annual report describing IPA activities and outcomes. To join, or to request additional information, please contact us at, or call Jim Griffioen at 859-257-6746.


University of Kentucky Department of Computer Science Davis Marksbury Building, 329 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506-00633