Chapter Member Newsletter
ACM Chapter Member News | September 2017
Welcome to the September 2017 edition of the ACM Chapter Member News
Chapters are the "local neighborhoods" of ACM. Our Professional and Student Chapters worldwide serve as nodes of activity for ACM members and the computing community at large, offering seminars, lectures, and the opportunity to meet peers and experts in many fields of interest. With over 1000 active Chapters worldwide, we would like to take the time now to connect with all of you, and bring you a few ACM Highlights.
HEADLINES AT A GLANCE:
ACM Chapter Annual Reports
Chapters were required to submit their 2017 Annual Reports by August 31st. Thank you to all those Chapters who have done so. Any active Chapter who has neglected to file this report is scheduled to be put on probation, while Chapters on probation are scheduled to be de-chartered on November 1, 2017. If you would like to keep your Chapter active, be sure to complete this Annual Report before November.
To complete the report online, you must log in with a unique Chapter web account through the Chapter Admin Interface. Please note, your Chapter web account is entirely separate from your personal web account.
If you are unsure of your Chapter web account or need to reset the password, please visit: accounts.acm.org/signin.cfm?r=1.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected].
The Ahmedabad ACM Chapter co-hosted a CSpathshala workshop on “Bringing Computational Thinking to Schools - Training the Trainers” on September 9, 2017.
CSpathshala is a K-12 computer science education initiative aimed to promote the teaching of computing as a science in schools. The objectives of Training the Trainers workshop were to discuss aspects related to computational thinking. Various activity based learning techniques were discussed related to problem solving, algorithms and programming.
Ms Sonali Gogate from CSpathshala, Pune addressed the keynote with significant relevance of computational thinking at school. She addressed the participants with innovative teaching methodology with very simple and real life examples to stimulate logical and critical thinking. The workshop was coordinated by Prof. Kuntal Patel, Secretary – Ahmedabad ACM Chapter. The workshop was attended by 25 participants including computer science school teachers and TCS volunteers.
Congratulations Ahmedabad ACM Chapter and keep up the great work.
If your chapter would like to be featured in the chapter spotlight please email [email protected] with a description of your recent event.
- Abilene Christian University ACM SIGCHI Student Chapter - Abilene, TX (Student)
- Andrews University ACM Student Chapter - Berrien Springs, MI (Student)
- ANITS ACM Student Chapter - Visakhapatnam, India (Student)
- Ashford University ACM Student Chapter - San Diego, CA (Student)
- Augusta University ACM Student Chapter - Augusta, GA (Student)
- Australia and New Zealand ACM SIGKDD Chapter - Chippendale, Australia (Professional)
- Baldwin Wallace University ACM-W Student Chapter - Berea, OH (Student)
- Bangkok ACM SIGCHI Chapterr - Bangkok, Thailand (Professional)
- Dakota State University ACM-W Student Chapter - Madison, SD (Student)
- DYPIEMR ACM Student Chapter - Pune, India (Student)
- Francis Marion University ACM Student Chapter - Florence, SC (Student)
- Hohhot ACM Chapter - Hohhot, China (Professional)
- Information Technology PRMITR ACM Student Chapter - Amravati, India (Student)
- Isfahan University of Technology ACM Student Chapter - Isfahan, Iran (Student)
- ITU ACM Student Chapter - Istanbul, Turkey (Student)
- Kansas City ACM Chapter - Platte City, MO (Professional)
- Kansas State University ACM SIGAI Student Chapter - Manhattan, KS (Student)
- KHIT ACM Student Chapter - Guntur, India (Student)
- Kristu Jayanti College ACM-W Student Chapter - Bangalore, India (Student)
- Kuala Lumpur ACM SIGCHI Chapter - Skudai, Malaysia (Professional)
- Lahore ACM SIGCHI Chapter - Lahore, Pakistan (Professional)
- Mar Baselios College of Engineering ACM Student Chapter - Thiruvananthapuram, India (Student)
- Marist College ACM-W Student Chapter - Poughkeepsie, NY (Student)
- Merrimack College ACM Student Chapter - North Andover, MA (Student)
- NSU ACM SIGAPP Student Chapterr - Dhaka, Bangladesh (Student)
- PCCOE&R ACM Student Chapter - Pune, India (Student)
- Seattle Pacific University ACM Student Chapter - Seattle, WA (Student)
- SKNSITS ACM Student Chapter - Lonavala, India (Student)
- Stamford ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter - Stamford, CT (Professional)
- TCE IT ACM-W Student Chapter - Madurai, India (Student)
- Treston International College ACM Student Chapter - Taguig City, Philippines (Student)
- Universidad del Norte ACM Student Chapter - Barranquilla, Colombia (Student)
- University of Houston Clear Lake ACM Student Chapter - Houston, TX (Student)
- University of New Hampshire ACM-W Student Chapter - Durham, NH (Student)
- University of Toledo ACM-W Student Chapter - Toledo, OH (Student)
- Valdosta State University ACM-W Student Chapter - Valdosta, GA (Student)
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