ACM Student Quick Takes
April 13, 2017
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Welcome to ACM Student Quick Takes

Welcome to the Spring 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

•  Apply for ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational & Data Science Fellowships

•  ACM Student Chapter Excellence Program: Apply by April 20!

•  ACM Student Research Competition Winners

•  ACM and CSTA Announce Cutler-Bell Prize Student Winners

•  ACM-IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship

•  Couldn't Attend a Recent Webinar? Watch them at Your Convenience!

•  Free ACM Student Materials

•  Did You Recently Graduate? Are You Graduating Soon?

•  Get Involved with XRDS!

•  Apply for N²Women Fellowship to Attend Conferences

•  Ambassadors for ACM Program

•  Book a Distinguished Speaker for Your School

•  ACM-W Student Scholarships for Attendance at Research Conferences

•  The 5th Annual Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF)

•  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:

  • Amrita School of Engineering/Bangalore ACM-W Student Chapter
  • Arkansas State University ACM Student Chapter
  • Bryn Mawr College ACM-W Student Chapter
  • China ACM SIGAI Chapter
  • Clayton State University ACM-W Student Chapter
  • Coastal Carolina University ACM Student Chapter
  • Cogswell College ACM Student Chapter
  • CSU Monterey Bay ACM Student Chapter
  • Dhaka ACM SIGCHI Chapter
  • DUET ACM Student Chapter
  • DYPCOE ACM-W Student Chapter
  • Fisk University ACM-W Student Chapter
  • German ACM SIGCHI Chapter
  • Harbin ACM-W Chapter
  • IU Gulshan Campus ACM Student Chapter
  • Johns Hopkins University ACM-W Student Chapter
  • LBS Institute of Technology for Women ACM-W Student Chapter
  • MJP Rohilkhand University ACM Student Chapter
  • NSU ACM Student Chapter
  • NWMSU ACM SIGCSE Student Chapter
  • SIGHPC Systems Professionals ACM Chapter
  • Singapore ACM SIGKDD Chapter
  • SIRT ACM Student Chapter
  • SIRT ACM-W Student Chapter
  • SKCET ACM Student Chapter
  • St. Joseph's College of Engineering and Technology, Palai ACM Student Chapter
  • Suez Canal University ACM Student Chapter
  • Transylvania University ACM Student Chapter
  • UCSC ACM Student Chapter
  • Union County College ACM Student Chapter
  • University of California San Diego ACM-W Student Chapter
  • University of South Asia ACM Student Chapter
  • University of Tulsa ACM SIGGRAPH Student Chapter
  • Utah State University ACM Student Chapter
  • Valley City State University ACM 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.

Apply for ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational & Data Science Fellowships
If you are a graduate student in data science and computational science, you are encouraged to apply for an international program of graduate fellowships created by SIGHPC, ACM's Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing, and Intel. The ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships aim to increase diversity in these fields. The deadline for applications is April 30. Each fellowship recipient will receive a stipend prior to the start of their first academic term after August 1, and will be recognized formally at the annual SC conference awards presentation in November.

ACM Student Chapter Excellence Program: Apply by April 20!
The ACM Student Chapter Excellence Awards recognize outstanding ACM student chapters. All student chapters in good standing are encouraged to apply for this award in five key areas:

  • Chapter Activities
  • Chapter Website
  • Recruitment Program
  • Community Service
  • School Service
Winning chapters in each of these categories will receive $500 and a "best of" icon to proudly display on their chapter's website. Also, these chapters will be recognized on the ACM website and in ACM MemberNet. To be considered for one or more of these awards, ACM student chapters must submit an application to local_activities@acm.org by April 20. Please be sure to abide by the 500-word maximum for the essay portion. If your essay is longer, it will be truncated and only the first 500 words will be submitted to the judges. For complete details, please visit the ACM Student Chapter Excellence Awards page.

ACM Student Research Competition Winners
ACM Student Research Competitions (SRCs), sponsored by Microsoft, offer a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research at well-known ACM sponsored and co-sponsored conferences before a panel of judges and attendees. The most recent SRC winners presented at Programming 2017.

Next two open calls for submissions are for SIGCOMM 2017, August 21 - 25, 2017, with a deadline of May 17, 2017 and for ESEC/FSE 2017, September 4 - 8, 2017, with a deadline of June 9, 2017. See all open calls for submission here. More information at http://src.acm.org.

ACM and CSTA Announce Cutler-Bell Prize Student Winners
ACM and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) have announced the 2016-2017 winners of the Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing. Three high school students were selected from among a pool of graduating high school seniors throughout the US. Eligible students applied for the award by submitting a project/artifact that engages modern technology and computer science. A panel of judges then selected the recipients based on the ingenuity, complexity, relevancy and originality of their projects.

The winnersówhose work ranged from using data to study refugee migration models; to determining type and quantity of protein components in biological samples; to a software program that evaluates students' understanding of curriculum componentsówere:

  • Elizabeth Hu, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Virginia)
  • Avi Swartz, Cherry Creek High School for Computational Biology (Colorado)
  • Aaron Walter, Yorkville High School for Computer Science (Illinois)

David Cutler, a software engineer, and Gordon Bell, an electrical engineer, established the award in 2015. Each Cutler-Bell Prize winner receives a $10,000 cash prize. This year's recipients will be formally recognized at the Computer Science Teachers Association's annual conference, July 8-11. Read the news release.

ACM-IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship
The ACM-IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship honors exceptional PhD students throughout the world whose research focus is on high-performance computing applications, networking, storage, or large-scale data analysis using the most powerful computers that are currently available. The awards are presented each November at the annual SC Conference. Each fellowship is accompanied by an honorarium of $5,000 plus travel expenses to attend the conference. Nominations are due May 1.

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 upcoming Spring 2017 Issue issue of XRDS, which will focus on Startups. To submit to future issues, email the editors at xrds@acm.org.

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 our N2 Women Young Researched Fellowship Awards. These awards will partially cover a young researcher's travel cost to a meeting where a N2Women event will be held. In exchange, the young researcher must help organize the N2Women meeting. An additional benefit of doing the organization is for the young researcher to connect with the organizers of the conference who are, typically, leaders in the research field. For more information please visit our site here. Fill out the online application form to apply. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSJVnhcpNkfXjSN7qZjeoNocJUU6dLZHUCnvlGSz9VZjuhtA/viewform

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.

The 5th Annual Heidelberg Laureate Forum
The 5th Annual Heidelberg Laureate Forum, which is taking place September 24 - 29, 2017 in Heidelberg, Germany, provides a unique opportunity for luminaries in the fields of computer science and mathematics to meet with and inspire the best and brightest of young researchers from around the world. The week-long event focuses on scientific inspiration and exchange through a series of presentations, workshops, panel discussions, and social events.

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.

Site Links Students to Grad School Application Info, Summer Research Opportunities in CS
The Computing Research Association (CRA) offers a unique website for undergraduates in computing fields hoping to learn more about summer research opportunities as well as the process for applying to graduate school in computer science. Please visit the site at http://conquer.cra.org/, where you'll find:

  • A section on what graduate school in computer science is all about (including frequently-asked-questions with answers by current graduate students and faculty).
  • Information, advice, and insights on how to apply to graduate school in computer science (including another set of FAQs with answers by students who have just been through the process, as well as faculty).

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