Cindy J. Tang, founder and former chair of Insight Industries Inc., a software engineering consulting firm in Platteville, Wis., was inducted into the Missouri University of Science and Technology Academy of Computer Science during the group’s banquet and induction ceremony in Rolla on April 16.
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.
Tang earned a bachelor of science degree in economics from Missouri S&T in 1985. She also holds an MBA from Drury University.
Tang founded Insight Industries in 1987. It is one of the largest software engineering companies in Wisconsin and was recognized as one of the top women-owned businesses in Wisconsin for seven years.
A former president of the S&T Board of Trustees, Tang is active with the university and her local community. She was a member of the Campaign Organizing Committee and was invited to speak to the Chancellor’s Leadership Class. She served on the S&T Management Systems Advisory Board and is a member of the Order of the Golden Shillelagh and an Honorary Knight of St. Patrick. In 1999, she received the Alumni Achievement Award.
In 1997, Tang endowed the Cynthia Tang Missouri Professorship of Computer Engineering in the electrical engineering department. She is a member of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Foundation and has served on the board of directors for the Chamber of Commerce and Women in Engineering Advisory Board at UW-Platteville. She is a founding board member of the Platteville Main Street Program and is an advocate and sponsor of programs for senior citizens.
In 1994, Tang was honored with a professional degree in economics. She received an honorary doctorate of engineering in 1998.