Led by Juliet Pro (with assistance from Gergana Markova), CAS Tucson has executive sponsorship and funding from the local STG and SWG (Tivoli) development communities. A board of governors, with representatives from both business units, oversees the activities of the center. As with our other centers, their goals include support of industry-university collaborations, recruiting (with a focus on diversity hiring) and the overall objectives of the Academic Initiative.
Historically, the IBM site has had a very strong relationship with the University of Arizona - especially with the Colleges of Engineering, Optical Sciences and Management - and CAS Tucson will sustain and expand that relationship, as well as reach out to other local universities. They are planning for their first local IBM University Day in the fall - and more information about that event will be forthcoming.