Alexis Rebennack writes the state of Louisiana will invest $14 million into the partnership with the goal of increasing the number of college graduates in the field.
The technology firm will help LSU develop coursework focused on math, technology and software development, according to the report.
LSU’s College of Engineering launched a statewide consortium among high schools and Universities to encourage students to pursue computer science careers.
Rebennack reports IBM is building a new facility in Baton Rouge that will develop enterprise software and applications for local customers.
The Louisiana Economic Development expects the IBM project to generate more than 1,300 jobs in the region and be completed in mid-2015.
“LSU is committed to having a top computer science program and welcomes students to take advantage of the opportunities offered through the Geaux Digital partnership and the LSU College of Engineering,“ said LSU President F. King Alexander.