ACM’s educational activities, conducted primarily through our Education Board and Council, range from the K-12 space (CSTA) and two-year programs to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral-level education, and professional development for computing practitioners at every stage of their career...

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Nominations Open for New Excellence in CS Teaching Awards

ACM, the Computer Science Teachers Association, and Infosys Foundation USA announce the Awards for Teaching Excellence in Computer Science. Up to 10 awards of $10,000 each will be given annually to recognize today's best teachers from around the world. Applications for nominations for the awards are now available. The deadline is November 1.

Get Involved in Hour of Code During CSEdWeek, December 5-11

For one week in December, millions of students around the world are introduced to the magic of computer science through games, coding puzzles, tutorials, and many other fun activities. Events are organized by local volunteers from schools, research institutions, and other groups. ACM, a parnter of, which launched Computer Science Education Week in 2009, invites you host an Hour of Code in your community.

Webcast with Martin Wicke: "TensorFlow: A Framework for Scalable Machine Learning"

View on demand the ACM Learning Webinar, "TensorFlow: A Framework for Scalable Machine Learning," presented by Martin Wicke, Software Engineer at Google. A question-and-answer session moderated by Rajat Monga, Engineering Director at Google, will follow the talk.

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Webcast with Christine Doig on "Embracing Open Data Science in Your Organization"

View on-demand the ACM Learning Webinar, "Embracing Open Data Science in Your Organization," presented by Christine Doig, Senior Data Scientist at Continuum Analytics. A question-and-answer session will follow the talk.

ACM ICPC 2016 World Finals Winners, May 15-19, Phuket, Thailand

St. Petersburg State University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Harvard University and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology were the top medal winners in the 2016 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. The first-place 2016 ACM-ICPC winners were students from St. Petersburg State University in Russia.

Read the news release.

ACM Recognizes High School Talent at Intel Science Fair

A panel of ACM judges joined other organizations in giving Special Awards to finalists in the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world's largest high school science research competition, held May 8-13 in Phoenix, Arizona. ISEF honors the world’s most promising student scientists, inventors and engineers, selected annually from hundreds of affiliated fairs around the world.

EBooks from Morgan Kaufmann and Syngress

Titles have been added to the Morgan Kaufmann and Syngress Books collection, with coverage spanning Artificial Intelligence, Business Intelligence, Computer Human Interaction, Computing for Engineering, Computer Organization and Architecture, Data Management, Development Tools and Programming, Embedded Systems and Computer Engineering, Information Technology Networking, Professional and Career Development, Security, and Software. In total, 180 Morgan Kaufman and Syngress titles have been added to the Learning Center catalog.

New Skillsoft Videos

Did you know that ACM members have access to thousands of IT and productivity videos from Skillsoft? Covering a variety of today's hottest topics, these videos offer "on-the-job" support and solutions for busy practitioners.

Recently, Skillsoft added significant video content in the following knowledge areas:

  • ICND1
  • Microsoft Project 2013
  • Teradata SQL
  • Using Justinmind

ACM Hails New "Every Student Succeeds" Law

The Every Student Succeeds Act is an important and historic step forward for K-12 education in the United States. The new law recognizes that computer science is a fundamental academic subject, along with reading and writing, vital to a “well-rounded” education in the 21st century.

President Barack Obama signs S. 1177, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), during a bill a signing ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, Dec. 10, 2015. (photo credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

ACM Applauds Announcement of the CSforAll Initiative

ACM applauds US President Barack Obama's historic announcement of the Computer Science for All initiative. As the announcement states, computer science is a new basic skill necessary for economic opportunity and social mobility, and one that impacts every sector of our economy. It is crucial that it be taught in all schools, in the US and around the world.

A New Framework to Define K-12 Computer Science Education

ACM,, the Computer Science Teachers Association, the Cyber Innovation Center, and the National Math and Science Initiative have launched a framework that identifies key K-12 computer science concepts and practices educators should expect students exiting grades 2, 5, 8, and 12 to know. The framework is intended to inform the development of standards, curriculum, and computer science pathways, and to help school systems build capacity for teaching computer science.


The ACM NDC Study of non-Ph.D. granting 4-year departments in computing reaches more than 1,000 U.S. academic units annually and produces timely data on enrollment, degree production, student body composition, and faculty salaries/demographics that can impact your institution/program(s) and its administration. The 2015-16 NDC survey is now closed. You can find the report with our results here or the September 2016 edition of ACM Inroads magazine. If your unit has a program in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology, and/or Software Engineering but you have never received an invitation to participate, email

Curricula Recommendations

ACM works with leading professional and scientific computing societies to develop curriculum recommendations for the rapidly changing landscape of computer technology. As the computing field continues to evolve, and new computing-related disciplines emerge, existing curriculum reports are updated, and additional reports for new computing disciplines drafted.

C2013 Curriculum Guidelines now available in Chinese (Mandarin).

SE2014: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Software Engineering, which should be endorsed by ACM Council later this summer. A draft is available for comments but awaiting endorsement.

Information Technology Competency Model of Core Learning Outcomes and Assessment for Associate-Degree Curriculum October 14, 2014: The Association for Computing Machinery Committee for Computing Education in Community Colleges (ACM CCECC)

ACM Joint Task Force on Cybersecurity Education

The ACM Joint Task Force on Cybersecurity Education (JTF) was launched in September 2015 with the purpose of developing comprehensive curricular guidance in cybersecurity education that will support future program development and associated educational efforts.

The JTF is a collaboration between major international computing societies: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS), Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group on Security (AIS SIGSEC), and International Federation for Information Processing Technical Committee on Information Security Education (IFIP WG 11.8). The JTF grew out of the foundational efforts of the Cyber Education Project (CEP).

Get Involved with ACM

ACM is a volunteer-led and member-driven organization. Everything ACM accomplishes is through the efforts of people like you. A wide range of activities keep ACM moving, including organizing conferences, editing journals, reviewing papers and participating on boards and committees, to name just a few. Find out all the ways that you can volunteer with ACM.

Lifelong Learning

ACM offers lifelong learning resources including online books from Safari, online courses from Skillsoft, webinars on the hottest topics in computing and IT, and more.