MassMutual donates M to boost computer science at UMass Amherst and Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — MassMutual announced Friday that its MassMutual Foundation will donate $15 million to University of Massachusetts computer science programs over the next 10 years. Of the $15 million, $12 million will support the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Center for Data Science with additional faculty, a doubling of the number of available courses and an expansion of the master’s degree program. In Springfield, the company will donate $3 million over 10 years to expand a cybersecurity certificate program taught at the university’s center in MassMutual-owned Tower Square. The cybersecurity certificate program is an eight-week, 15-credit-hour program. “We believe the world is moving in this direction very rapidly,” said Nicholas A. Fyntrilakis, MassMutual vice president of community responsibility and president of the MassMutual Foundation. The announcement follows MassMutual’s establishment last year of its big-data…


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