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ACM Chapter Member News | March 2018

Welcome to the March 2018 edition of the ACM Chapter Member News

Chapters are the "local neighborhoods" of ACM. Our Professional and Student chapters 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.  

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ACM Chapter News

ACM Student Chapter Excellence Awards

The ACM Student Chapter Excellence Awards recognize chapters that display considerable initiative during the academic year. All student chapters in good standing are encouraged to apply for this award in one or more of the following five key areas by downloading and completing the application at https://www.acm.org/chapters/student-chapter-excellence-awards:

  • Outstanding Chapter Activities
  • Outstanding Chapter Website
  • Outstanding Recruitment Program
  • Outstanding Community Service
  • Outstanding School Service

To be considered for one or more of these awards, ACM student chapters must submit the application(s) to local_activities@acm.org by March 23, 2018.

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.

For complete details, please visit https://www.acm.org/chapters/student-chapter-excellence-awards


ACM Chapter Spotlight

MIET ACM Student Chapter

  • On February 7, MIET ACM Student Chapter from Jammu, India held a two day workshop called Introduction to Android Development. It mainly focused on how to use Android OS to build Android Applications. The workshop included an introduction to Android technology, an introduction to Android SDK, how to install, advantages and disadvantages, elements of Android, Hello World Program, designing layouts, UI's, and ended with a competition with cash prizes

Uppsala University ACM-W Student Chapter

  • On November 17-18, 2017, the Uppsala University ACM-W Student Chapter from Uppsala, Sweden organized the Ada Lovelace Celebration to bring together tech-interested people and companies from the area. On the first day, the participants were invited to attend a mixture of career-related, inspirational and technical talks from eight remarkable women in industry and academia, including key note speaker Maral Kalajian from Watty. On the second day, a programming workshop was hosted for teams to work on short projects together with mentors from the industry. Through these activities, the participants were given a platform to network, learn and support the cause of technology and gender equality.

SAKEC ACM Student Chapter

  • SAKEC ACM Student Chapter in Mumbai, India held an event called the PC Assembly and Configuration in collaboration with the IT Department at their University on January 20th. The speakers of the event were Ms. Shubhangi Keni and a student from third year Mr. Preet Gada. The event was focused on assembling a PC from scratch, understanding different parts of the system, and an overview on the best quality and performance by various parts of the system. There was also a hands-on component on assembling PC, installing OS, Dual booting, and much more.

Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Engineering ACM Student Chapter

  • The Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Engineering ACM Student Chapter from New Delhi, India held BOOTCAMP'18 on February 1-2. Participants had a chance to learn about technologies such as Machine Learning and Blockchain, as well as Android and Web Development using Open Source. The Bootcamp was supported by MICROSOFT and institutes like CODING NINJA and CODING ELEMENTS!

Congratulations to all of these chapters and keep up the great work.

If your chapter would like to be featured in the chapter spotlight please email  local_activities@acm.org with a description of your recent event.


Welcome to Our Newest Chapters

  • Adelphi University ACM Student Chapter - Garden City, NY (Student)
  • Alabama A&M University ACM Student Chapter - Normal, AL (Student)
  • Amity University Jaipur ACM Student Chapter - Jaipur, India (Student)
  • B V Raju Institute of Technology ACM Student Chapter - Narsapur, India (Student)
  • Baylor University ACM Student Chapter - Waco, TX (Student)
  • Belgrade ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter - Belgrade, Serbia (Professional)
  • BEU ACM Student Chapter - Khirdalan, Azerbaijan (Student)
  • BIT Meerut ACM Student Chapter - Meerut, India (Student)
  • Bournemouth University ACM Student Chapter - Poole, United Kingdom (Student)
  • BZU ACM Student Chapter - Ramallah, Palestine (Student)
  • BZU ACM-W Student Chapter - Ramallah, Palestine (Student)
  • Cairo ACM SIGCHI Chapter - New Cairo City, Egypt(Professional)
  • CGItrainer/Synthesis ACM Chapter - Roisin, Belgium (Professional)
  • College of the Canyons ACM Student Chapter - Santa Clarita, CA (Student)
  • Cuyahoga Community College ACM-W Student Chapter - Parma, OH (Student)
  • Fairfield University ACM Student Chapter - Fairfield, CT (Student)
  • G.L. Bajaj ACM Student Chapter - Greater Noida, India (Student)
  • GCOE Nagpur ACM Student Chapter - Nagpur, India (Student)
  • Grand Canyon University ACM Student Chapter- Phoenix, AZ (Student)
  • Guatemala City ACM SIGCHI Chapter - Guatemala City, Guatemala (Professional)
  • Harvey Mudd College ACM-W Student Chapter - Claremont, CA (Student)
  • Howard University ACM Student Chapter - Washington, DC (Student)
  • IIIT-Allahabad ACM Student Chapter - Allahabad, India (Student)
  • Inhambane ACM-W Chapter - Morrumbene, Mozambique (Professional)
  • ISB&M ACM Student Chapter - Pune, India (Student)
  • IU North Campus ACM Student Chapter - Karachi, Pakistan (Student)
  • Jaipur National University ACM Student Chapter - Jaipur, India (Student)
  • Jataí ACM SIGCSE Chapter - Jataí, Brazil (Professional)
  • Johnson & Wales University ACM Student Chapter - Providence, RI (Student)
  • KARE ACM Student Chapter - Virudhunagar, India (Student)
  • Kettering University ACM-W Student Chapter - Flint, MI (Student)
  • KJCOEMR ACM Student Chapter - Pune, India (Student)
  • Kuwait Technical College ACM Student Chapter - Abu Hulaifa, Kuwait (Student)
  • LNMIIT ACM Student Chapter - Jaipur, India (Student)
  • Luther College ACM Student Chapter - Decorah, IA (Student)
  • Majmaah University ACM Student Chapter - Majmaah, Saudi Arabia (Student)
  • MGCUB ACM Student Chapter - Motihari, India (Student)
  • Minerva Schools at KGI ACM Student Chapter - San Francisco, CA (Student)
  • Mississippi State University ACM-W Student Chapter - Mississippi State, MS (Student)
  • Montana Tech ACM Student Chapter - Butte, MT (Student)
  • MSU Denver ACM Student Chapter - Denver, CO (Student)
  • Nazarbayev University ACM Student Chapter - Astana, Kazakhstan (Student)
  • Nazarbayev University ACM-W Student Chapter - Astana, Kazakhstan (Student)
  • New College of Florida ACM Student Chapter - Sarasota, FL (Student)
  • NJIT ACM SIGGRAPH Student Chapter - Newark, NJ (Student)
  • Northeast State CC ACM Student Chapter - Blountville, TN (Student)
  • OIST ACM Student Chapter - Bhopal, India (Student)
  • Oklahoma City University ACM-W Student Chapter - Oklahoma City, OK (Student)
  • Oklahoma State University ACM-W Student Chapter - Stillwater, OK (Student)
  • Renton Technical College ACM Student Chapter - Renton, WA (Student)
  • Riyadh ACM SIGACCESS Chapter - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Professional)
  • SCSVMV ACM Student Chapter - Kanchipuram, India (Student)
  • SNU ACM-W Student Chapter - Dadri, India (Student)
  • SRMIST ACM SIGCHI Student Chapter - Chennai, India (Student)
  • SSN ACM-W Student Chapter - Kalavakkam, India (Student)
  • SUNY New Paltz ACM Student Chapter - New Paltz, NY (Student)
  • SUNY Potsdam ACM-W Student Chapter - Potsdam, NY (Student)
  • SVVV ACM Student Chapter - Indore, India (Student)
  • Tallinn ACM-W Chapter - Tallinn, Estonia (Professional)
  • Texas A&M University ACM SIGCHI Student Chapter - College Station, TX (Student)
  • Texas A&M-San Antonio ACM Student Chapter - San Antonio, TX (Student)
  • Tokyo ACM SIGIR Chapter - Tsukuba, Japan (Professional)
  • Trevecca Nazarene University ACM Student Chapter - Nashville, TN (Student)
  • U of Tennessee at Chattanooga ACM Student Chapter - Chattanooga, TN (Student)
  • UC Riverside ACM-W Student Chapter - Riverside, CA (Student)
  • UCSC ACM-W Student Chapter - Santa Cruz, CA (Student)
  • UDC ACM Student Chapter - Washington, DC (Student)
  • UK and Ireland ACM SIGCSE Chapter - Durham, UK (Professional)
  • University of Guanajuato ACM Student Chapter - Salamanca, Mexico (Student)
  • University of Guelph ACM-W Student Chapter - Guelph, ON (Student)
  • University of West Georgia ACM-W Student Chapter - Carrollton, GA (Student)
  • UNSA ACM Student Chapter - Arequipa, Peru (Student)
  • Vanderbilt University ACM Student Chapter - Nashville, TN (Student)
  • VCU ACM-W Student Chapter - Richmond, VA (Student)
  • Vellore Institute of Technology ACM-W Student Chapter - Vellore, India (Student)
  • Vidya ACM Student Chapter - Thrissur, India (Student)
  • VVIT GUNTUR ACM Student Chapter - Guntur, India (Student)
  • VVIT GUNTUR ACM-W Student Chapter - Guntur, India (Student)
  • Washington State University Everett ACM Student Chapter - Everett, WA (Student)
  • Wellesley College ACM-W Student Chapter - Wellesley, MA (Student)
  • Willamette University ACM-W Student Chapter - Salem, OR (Student)
  • Winona State University ACM-W Student Chapter - Winona, MN (Student)
  • Yeshiva University ACM Student Chapter - New York, NY (Student)

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