WE ARE BRINGING
FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE
We are bringing the academic and corporate worlds together to help better prepare future graduates in computing fields.
DEAP stands for “DEAPening Employer Academic Partnerships” and is a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project centered on the development of a national alliance of partners that are either (a) academic programs and institutions, or (b) companies or other organizations that employ graduates of academic programs and institutions – all involving jobs (or training for jobs) in the computing/technology field. DEAP seeks to develop the academic-industry partnership needed to prepare graduates for long-term success in industry careers.
We are a team of academics with industry partners aiming to address a long-standing disconnect: that these two types of entities do not communicate frequently and substantially enough to shape the academic curricula that currently prepare students. Too frequently, universities are producing graduates that employers perceive as not ready for jobs, and companies are sometimes less than realistic in their expectations of those graduates. We want both sides to come together to work collaboratively on a long-lasting solution that continually adapts to the ever-evolving computing landscape.