Published: Feb. 14, 2023
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Lloyd Botway graduated with a master’s degree in computer science from CU Boulder in 1970 — the second master’s degree ever awarded by the department. He went on to spend 30 successful years in the software and hardware industry. He has worked as a data analyst, created specs for databases, managed IT services, developed software for the Hubble Space Telescope, and acted as chief IT architect for Quest Diagnostics. He also pursued a variety of non-technical interests, including acting, Japanese studies (including a somewhat recent second master’s degree), teaching English as a second language and music. He remains engaged in the Boulder community, serving on his homeowner’s association board and as a supporter of Boulder Ballet.

Contributions to the Computer Science Department over the past year:

Through the Lloyd F. Botway Giving Fund, Botway and his family generously support computer science master's students through an endowed scholarship. Each year, the department selects a master’s student with exceptional contributions in teaching, research and service to receive the Botway Family Fellowship for Outstanding Master’s Students. When able, Botway attends graduation to bestow this award and congratulate the winners, and he always likes to meet with the winners on his own if he cannot attend the ceremony. He remains engaged with the department and is always happy to hear about how the master's students, in particular, are doing.

Botway and his wife, Yaemi, have also created the Lloyd and Yaemi Botway Computer Science Endowed Scholarship Fund to provide undergraduate scholarship awards for sophomore, junior and senior students studying computer science.

Botway is willing to devote time to helping students outside of computer science, including speaking to classes in the Engineering Leadership Program. He is a consistent supporter of the Department of Computer Science and beyond. He is a proud alumnus of the program and seeks to ensure its continued success, as well as that of its students.