SQT Fall 2017

Welcome to ACM Student Quick Takes

Welcome to the Fall 2017 edition of Student Quick Takes. ACM Student Quick Takes (SQT) is a quarterly email newsletter geared specifically toward the needs of ACM Student Members. Each issue highlights ACM activities, programs, and offerings of interest.

 

•  Welcome, New Student Chapters

•  Start an ACM Student Chapter at Your School

•  2017-2018 Cutler-Bell Prize for Excellence in High School Computing

•  Student Research Competition

•  ACM Learning Webinars Live & On Demand

•  Free ACM Student Materials

•  Did You Recently Graduate? Are You Graduating Soon?

•  Get Involved with XRDS!

•  Apply for N²Women Fellowship to Attend Conferences

•  BIWA Summit 2018

•  Ambassadors for ACM Program

•  Book a Distinguished Speaker for Your School

•  ACM-W Student Scholarships for Attendance at Research Conferences

•  Videos from 5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum Available for On-demand Viewing

•  Complimentary Resources for ACM Student Members from Teradata University Network

•  Site Links Students to Grad School Application Info, Summer Research Opportunities in CS

Welcome, New Student Chapters!
ACM is delighted to welcome these new chapters from all around the globe to the ACM family:

  • Abilene Christian University ACM SIGCHI Student Chapter
  • Andrews University ACM Student Chapter
  • ANITS ACM Student Chapter
  • Ashford University ACM Student Chapter
  • Augusta University ACM Student Chapter
  • Baldwin Wallace University ACM-W Student Chapter
  • Dakota State University ACM-W Student Chapter
  • DYPIEMR ACM Student Chapter
  • Francis Marion University ACM Student Chapter
  • Information Technology PRMITR ACM Student Chapter
  • Isfahan University of Technology ACM Student Chapter
  • Kansas State University ACM SIGAI Student Chapter
  • KHIT ACM Student Chapter
  • Kristu Jayanti College ACM-W Student Chapter
  • Mar Baselios College of Engineering ACM Student Chapter
  • Marist College ACM-W Student Chapter
  • Merrimack College ACM Student Chapter
  • NSU ACM SIGAPP Student Chapter
  • PCCOE&R ACM Student Chapter
  • Seattle Pacific University ACM Student Chapter
  • SKNSITS ACM Student Chapter
  • TCE IT ACM-W Student Chapter
  • Treston International College ACM Student Chapter
  • Universidad del Norte ACM Student Chapter
  • University of Houston Clear Lake ACM Student Chapter
  • University of New Hampshire ACM-W Student Chapter
  • University of Toledo ACM-W Student Chapter
  • Valdosta State University ACM-W Student Chapter

 

Start an ACM Student Chapter at Your School
Take initiative and start an ACM Student Chapter at your school today! A Student Chapter serves as a gateway to forums, panel discussions, and symposia that further your professional development. Preparation and presentation of technical reports and papers and cooperative efforts on research projects allow students to test their technical expertise. Benefits include scholarship and recognition programs as well as access to the ACM Distinguished Speakers Program, one of the premier technology outreach programs in the computing industry! Learn how you can start a Student Chapter in 4 easy steps and get more info at http://www.acm.org/chapters/students.

2017-2018 Cutler-Bell Prize for Excellence in High School Computing
The ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing is a prize designed to recognize talented high school students intending to continue their higher education in the areas of computer science or technology. The program seeks to promote and encourage the field of computer science, as well as to empower young and aspiring learners to pursue computing challenges outside of the traditional classroom environment.

Eligible applicants for the award will include graduating high school seniors residing and attending school in the US. Challenges for the award will focus on developing an artifact that engages modern computing technology and computer science. Judges will look for submissions that demonstrate ingenuity, complexity, relevancy, originality, and a desire to further computer science as a discipline. Apply by January 5, 2018.

Student Research Competition
The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft, is an internationally recognized venue enabling undergraduate and graduate students to experience the research world—for many undergraduates this is a first! The SRC is a unique opportunity to:

  • Share research results and exchange ideas with other students, judges, and conference attendees
  • Rub shoulders with academic and industry luminaries
  • Understand the practical applications of research
  • Perfect your communication skills
  • Win prizes and gain recognition from ACM and the greater computing community
The next two open calls for submissions are for CGO 2018, February 24-28, 2018, with a deadline of November 17, 2017 and for ICSE 2018, May 27-June 2, 2018, with a deadline of January 8, 2018. See all open calls for submission here. More information at http://src.acm.org.

 

Couldn't Attend a Recent Webinar? Watch Them at Your Convenience!
ACM keeps you at the cutting edge of the latest technical and technological developments with our popular ACM Learning Webinar Series. Below are our most recent webinars in case you've missed them, all archived and available on demand. Even if you weren't able to attend these live, you are still able to keep up to date with the hottest topics in computing. Visit our site for the full list.

Free ACM Student Materials
Faculty members can order complimentary ACM materials for distribution to students interested in the computing field. Items include ACM student membership brochures and posters, as well as flyers featuring ACM's Digital Library, Code of Ethics, and student chapters, among others. Place your order using our easy online form and we will fulfill your request promptly! To order free ACM student membership materials go to http://campus.acm.org/public/brochures/sb_control.cfm?refpg=f.

 

Did You Recently Graduate? Are You Graduating Soon?
Find a wealth of useful information at ACM's Online Resources for Graduating Students, including Resume tips, Job Board links, and more at: http://www.acm.org/education/resources-for-grads.

If you are a Student Member transitioning to a Professional Member, we want to help—please take advantage of ACM's special discounted offer available to you by visiting: http://www.acm.org/membership/student-transition.

Get Involved with XRDS!
Don't miss out on the Fall 2017 Issue of XRDS, which focuses on Incentives and Gamification. Inside you will find a range of articles to introduce you to a diverse but representative sample of scenarios from the worlds of algorithmic game theory and gamification, where a program or algorithm aims to incentivize or motivate some users to act in a certain manner.

There are also currently several opportunities to get involved with the XRDS: Crossroads team. Whether your strengths lie in writing, editing, photography, or you want to list an event in the calendar-there is a place for you to make good use of your talents.

For more information, visit: http://xrds.acm.org/get-involved.cfm.

Apply for N²Women Fellowship to Attend Conferences
N2Women is pleased to announce the continuation of their N2 Women Young Researcher Fellowship awards. N2Women considers you a young researcher if you are currently a student, working as a post-doc, or in the 1st or 2nd year of your new research career. These awards will partially cover a young researcher’s travel cost (up to $1000) to a meeting where an N2Women event will be held. In exchange, the young researcher must help organize the N2Women meeting. The benefit of doing the organization, in addition to the travel funds, is for the young researcher to connect with the organizers of the conference who are, typically, leaders in the research field. N2Women will arrange for a faculty or research member of N2Women to assist/mentor the young researcher in this task.

To apply for a Young Researcher Fellowship, please answer all questions in the following online application form: N2Women Fellowship Online Application Form. If you need to change previously entered information or you want to withdraw an application, please contact the fellowship chairs at n2women-fellowships@acm.org. Review the N2Women Fellowships Page for upcoming conferences and events.

Analytics and Data Summit 2018
The Analytics and Data Summit is organized and managed by the Oracle BI, Data Warehouse, and Analytics user community. This year, it even includes the annual Oracle Spatial Summit. This event attracts the top Oracle BI, Data Warehouse, Advanced Analytics, Big Data, and Spatial and Graph experts.

The 3-day event includes:
  • Keynotes by Industry Experts
  • Educational Sessions by Practitioners and Developers
  • Hands-on Labs
  • Networking Events
New at this year's Analytics and Data Summit:
  • Grad-student track: sessions on cutting edge university work using Oracle Technology, continuing Oracle Academy’s sponsorship of graduate student participation.

This year it will be held at Oracle Conference Center in Redwood Shores, CA on March 20-22, 2018. Call for speakers is now open through Decemeber 3, 2017; submit your proposal today. More information can be found at biwasummit.org.

Ambassadors for ACM Program
The Ambassadors for ACM program rewards ACM members like you for encouraging new members to join. Your first-hand experience with ACM's valuable career development and continuous learning programs makes you a perfect envoy to share your ACM experiences with prospective members. Please consider becoming an Ambassador for ACM. The program offers opportunities for you to earn new prizes, rewards and bonus gifts with each referral. The top two recruiters will receive a Grand Prize.

With access to Communications of the ACM, eBooks and videos, a new streamlined courses program for online learning, and the Digital Library, ACM offers more tools than ever to empower members to succeed in their chosen fields. Please share this news with friends and colleagues.

For more information, as well as recruitment membership applications, visit the Ambassadors for ACM site: http://www.acm.org/membership/ambassadors-for-acm.

Book a Distinguished Speaker for Your School
ACM provides colleges and universities with direct access to top technology leaders and innovators from nearly every sector of the computing industry. Book the speaker for your next event through the ACM Distinguished Speaker Program (DSP) and deliver compelling and insightful content to your audience. Our program features renowned thought leaders in academia, industry and government, speaking about the most important topics in the computing and IT world today, especially those relevant to your student chapter. (However, you don't have to be a student chapter to request a speaker.) Visit http://dsp.acm.org/ for more information.

ACM-W Student Scholarships for Attendance at Research Conferences
The ACM Women's Council (ACM-W), provides support for women undergraduate or graduate students in computer science and related programs who wish to attend research conferences. This exposure to the Computer Science research world can encourage a student to continue on to the next level (Undergraduate to Graduate, Masters to Ph.D., Ph.D. to an industry or academic position). The student does not have to present a paper at the conference she attends. Students can apply an unlimited number of times; however, once a student receives an award, she is no longer eligible for future ACM-W scholarships.

The ACM-W scholarships are divided between scholarships of up to $600 for intra-continental conference travel, and scholarships of up to $1200 for intercontinental conference travel. Scholarship applications are evaluated in six groups each year, in order to distribute awards across a range of conferences.

ACM-W encourages the student's home department to match the scholarship award and recognize the student's achievement locally within their department. In addition, if the award is for attendance at one of several ACM Special Interest Group conferences (SIGACCESS, SIGACT, SIGARCH, SIGCOMM, SIGCHI, SIGCSE, SIGDA, SIGECOM, SIGEVO, SIGGRAPH, SIGHPC, SIGIR, SIGITE, SIGMM, SIGMOBILE, SIGOPS, SIGPLAN, and SIGSOFT), the SIG will provide complimentary conference registration and a mentor during the conference. The number of free registrations available varies from SIG to SIG.

For an application form, notification dates and more information, please visit the scholarships page: http://women.acm.org/scholarship.

Videos from 5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum Available for On-demand Viewing
The 5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum, September 24-29, featured 26 laureates of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, Abel Prize, ACM Prize in Computing, Fields Medal and Nevanlinna Prize exchanging ideas and discussing research with 200 of the most talented young researchers in these disciplines from around the world. Lectures and panel discussions are available for on-demand viewing via the video archive or on the HLF YouTube channel.

Complimentary Resources for ACM Student Members from Teradata University Network
ACM's partnership with the Teradata University Network enables student members to access complimentary software from Teradata, MicroStrategy, SAS, Tableau, and other software tools, as well as datasets, case studies, free certification training, and other content. Currently present in 98 countries and accessed by students from over 1,700 universities, Teradata University Network (TUN) offers a unique learning and teaching experience that is supported by distinguished academics around the world. TUN provides hands-on training in combination with technical expertise. The goal of TUN is to challenge students to become innovative thinkers who know how to use data warehousing to create and enhance business value. TUN prepares its students for a competitive marketplace through offering corporate reality experience using Teradata data warehousing technology, and providing access to resources that would otherwise be overwhelmingly expensive for universities to develop and maintain. TUN is a free web-based portal for both faculty and the students, and supports students at undergraduate and graduate levels. To gain access to TUN resources visit http://learning.acm.org/courses/tun.cfm.