School of Information Systems and Management

Kforce Big Data Days

In collaboration with Hillsborough County Public Schools and with the support of our local industry partners, the AIS student Chapter hosts "Big Data Days" to introduce high school seniors to professional opportunities in Business Analytics and Information Systems. Beginning in  2017, the event is named "Kforce Big Data day" in recognition of support from Kforce, one of the leading staffing companies in the world.

The first event was held on December 1, 2016. Students attending AP Computer Science, Technology Support, Web Development and the Academy of Information Technology classes in Bloomingdale, Plant, Alonso, Durant, Newsome, Sickles, Spoto, Middleton, Hillsborough high schools attended. This event was supported by: JP Morgan Chase, Florida High Tech Corridor, Sykes Enterprises. The next Big Data Day will be held on February 7, 2023.

Annual Best AP Computer Science Teacher award

Aurora Kersey

To encourage computer science education in area high schools, beginning in 2018, the BAIS program has also instituted an annual "Best AP Computer Science Teacher" award. Nominations for the award are invited from area high school students and the award winner is selected by a committee of Muma College of Business faculty in partnership with the Tampa Bay STEM network among the nominations received. The award winner will be recognized at the annual Big Data Day.

  • 2018 Best AP Computer Science Teacher: Aurora Kersey, Robinson High School
  • 2020 Best AP Computer Science Teacher: Ted Newfield, Armwood High School 
  • 2021 Best AP Computer Science Teacher: Kevin Weber, Bloomingdale High School
  • 2022 Best AP Computer Science Teacher: Janice Klages, Gaither High School

Typical day schedule

Activity Participants
Introduction and Welcome School district
Introduction to Big data and information systems The School of Information Systems & Management faculty

Big data exercise 1

Student guests

Interview Questions and Q&A The School of Information Systems & Management faculty
Exercise 1 debrief & Exercise 2 & debrief
The School of Information Systems & Management faculty
Teacher Award Kforce
General Q&A Entire Team

Event Photos

Thanks to our sponsor

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