One Hundred One Ideas for ACM-W Chapters
Gloria Childress Townsend, professor of computer science at DePauw University and students, Stephanie Ball and Laura Kuh developed a listing of 101 ideas for ACM-W student chapter activities.
Top ten hints for applying the 101 ideas:
10 – The easiest way to begin: Brown bag lunch
9 – Begin simply; increase complexity, as helpers are found
8 – Aggressively seek internal and external funding
7 – Fully engage students in the organization's operation
6 – Solicit feedback
5 – Brainstorm ways to conserve time/energy
4 – Don't be discouraged: recruit "one woman at a time"
3 – Remember that your efforts will be appreciated forever
2 – Expect mentoring to be reciprocal and fulfilling
1 – Start now!
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