A graduate of Missouri University of Science and Technology with ties to the computer science department was inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Computer Science during the group’s banquet and induction ceremony, held Oct. 26 at Matt’s Steakhouse in Rolla.
The academy honors outstanding computer scientists for their contributions to the profession and their involvement with Missouri S&T students and faculty. The academy also serves as an advisory group to the computer science department.
Inducted in 2017 was:
— Aaron Cook of Fort Worth, Texas, who earned a bachelor of science in computer science in 1977. Cook, who also holds an MBA from Texas Christian University, is chief information officer for Bass Companies. He oversees all technology to support operating companies in oil and gas, manufacturing, real estate and financial services industries. Cook joined the Bass Family in 1985 as a programmer for the Bass Family Trading Group, and his responsibilities grew as the Bass Companies use of technology evolved. He began his career with Conoco, then spent time with Armco Steel and Champlin Petroleum Co. before joining Bass. In 2001 he was honored with a professional degree from Missouri S&T. Cook and his wife, Brenda, established the Howard and Lois Cook Computer Science Scholarship at his alma mater to honor his parents, and the Betty J. Davis Education Scholarship at Tarrant County College to honor her mother.