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ACM Chapter Member News | December 2022

Welcome to the December 2022 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 850 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 has placed active chapters who did not complete their 2022 Annual Reports on probation and chapters on probation were de-chartered. Those interested in activating their chapters should complete their 2022 Annual Report immediately through the Chapter Admin Interface. If you have any questions, contact ACM Chapters at local_activities@acm.org.


ACM Chapter Spotlight

ACM would like to congratulate chapters for organizing the following successful events. 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.

Thailand ACM Chapter
(Bangkok, Thailand)

On October 12, 2022, the Thailand ACM Chapter in cooperation with Siam Technology College and the Creative Economy Agency (Public Organization), organized an activity under the theme “Workshop Day 1: Design Thinking”. The activity aimed at approximately 50 participants was to design the most suitable solar cars for Thailand. This was part of the project to design and develop the STC-4 solar car to compete at the World Solar Challenge 2023 in Australia. At the event, participating students had a unique opportunity to study how to use the SimScale program and aerodynamic simulations as well as to create 3D models of solar cars. The contest for the best model took place the same day.

Greater Boston ACM Chapter
(Boston, USA)

The Greater Boston ACM Chapter participated in the Cambridge Science Festival by producing an outreach event "Robots, Drones, and More! Hands-on with Robotics and Computer Programming". The Festival is a week-long exposition, October 3-9, with over 200 events of STE(A)M demonstrations, workshops, and other activities for K-12 youngsters, college students, and adults.

Our Chapter partnered with a local high-school FIRST Robotics team who demonstrated their award-winning custom robot and smaller pre-built robots that used the same standard software WPI Robotics Library. We demonstrated a small affordable drone that we controlled with our custom Python programs to execute various flight patterns that were visualized in a simulation environment. We also demonstrated IoT technology with a micro-controller device that captured temperature, light, sound and x-y-z accelerometer sensor data using MicroPython, displayed with LEDs, and relayed to a Raspberry Pi using Bluetooth.

There was a lot of excitement from the kids and enthusiasm from their parents and other adults for learning more computing technology.

MPSTME ACM Student Chapter
(Mumbai, India)

"Programming for Everybody" has been one of the most awaited events curated by the MPSTME ACM Student Chapter. Aimed at making programming accessible to all, at any given time, it served as a valuable learning opportunity for the instructors as well as the attendees.

Fellow student technical geeks from the chapters community spent weeks in brainstorming and preparation. Each day of teaching involved curating appropriate topics, detailed presentations, meetings with doubt solving sessions, and mock teaching sessions as well. Over a whopping 200 students attended this event.

University of Victoria ACM Student Chapter
(Victoria, Canada)

The University of Victoria ACM Student Chapter held its inaugural event on September 28, 2022, to kick off both the academic school year and our chapter with a speaker panel that brought together four professors from the University of Victoria. Speakers came from varying backgrounds such as English, Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering, and spoke towards personal experiences with applying computer science theories and principles within their domain and work.

The goal of the event was to bring together students from varying departments, faculties, and backgrounds to introduce how computer science can be beneficial to, and applied towards, their own field. The speaker panel was well attended, with highlights including participation from over 30 undergraduate and graduate students from across disciplines at the University of Victoria, as well as the presence of at least 5 professors. We encourage you to visit our website and newsletter for more details and highlights from the event!

JNTUGV CEV(A) ACM Student Chapter
(Vizianagaram, India)

We, the JNTUGV CEV(A) ACM Student Chapter, have conducted an online coding competition ‘CODE GEEKS’ on the CodeChef platform. This event has been organized to introduce our fellow peers from various institutions to the culture of competitive coding. The event was successfully held on November 6, 2022, from 10 AM to 1 PM.

The event received 831 registrations with 737 active participations, including students from reputed institutions such as IIT and NIT. The total number of submissions received were 4781 out of which 639 were correct. Appreciation certificates were given to the top three performers with every participant being awarded a participation certificate.

NUCES Peshawar ACM Student Chapter
(Peshawar, Pakistan)

NUCES Peshawar ACM Student Chapter arranged a Programming Hackathon on October 28, 2022. The programming problems were built on the structure of the ICPC style to improve students' ability to solve real-world problems. The purpose of this event was to make the students test their level of programming skills. This also gave participants a chance to be able to represent themselves and their university in other coding competitions like ICPC. The event kicked off at 2 PM when first instructions were given to the participants and the programming started at 02:30 to 05:30 PM. A total of 43 aspiring participants were registered, having a maximum of 3 members per team.

Stonehill College ACM Student Chapter
(Easton, USA)

The Stonehill College ACM Student Chapter hosted a Machine Learning workshop on 10/31/2022 presented by our co-president Ashley Swift and treasurer Adam Falcone and ended with trivia. Our members have had no experience or exposure to Machine learning, so this was intended to be a short introduction to some critical machine learning concepts. The members were very interested and felt welcomed into the discipline of machine learning. This created a safe learning environment where students of all levels were encouraged to participate and ask questions. It was great to have fellow students present because it allowed them to learn from other peers who had been in their position before.

East Carolina University ACM Student Chapter
(Greenville, USA)

"Manage-A-Hack" conducted on November 11, 2022, was a hackathon that highlighted the intersection between business and CS. The students teams consisted of Computer Science/Software Engineering majors and Business majors. They were given approximately 5 hours to create a solution that utilized technology and programming in some capacity. The solution was presented with a business proposal that the business students curated. The purpose of the event was to increase exposure to computer science and to showcase that computer science touches practically every discipline. There were three winning teams: one for best business proposal, one for best programming, and one for best overall.

UET Lahore ACM Student Chapter
(Lahore, Pakistan)

"AWS Community Day 2022" was organized for the first time in Pakistan by the UET ACM Student Chapter on October 1, 2022. It featured technical discussions and panel talks by expert AWS users and industry leaders from around the world. It was a free full-day event showcasing some of our local and international community speakers, influencers, and innovators. The event was attended by over 350 people.

University of Hawaii at Manoa ACM Student Chapter
(Honolulu, USA)

On October 11, the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa ACM Student Chapter partnered with the University of Hawai'i’s Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) and ThriveHI to bring the event "Talk Story with Tech Professionals". Over the course of three months of planning, the event garnered more than 30 technology professionals (including software engineers, company founders, product managers, and cybersecurity experts from a variety of technology companies) and over 120 students! The purpose of the event was to give attendees the chance to ask these professionals about their careers and to broaden the attendees’ perspectives about possible computer science career opportunities. The chapter deeply thanks these professionals for coming to inspire our students and strives to continue holding more events like these for our members in the future.


Welcome to Our Newest Chapters

  • Ahmedabad University ACM Student Chapter - Ahmedabad, India (Student)
  • Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College ACM Student Chapter - Ghaziabad, India (Student)
  • Anáhuac University ACM Student Chapter - Naucalpan de Juárez, Mexico (Student)
  • Arts in HCI ACM SIGCHI Chapter - Kingston, United Kingdom (Professional)
  • BDCE SEVAGRAM ACM Student Chapter - Wardha, India (Student)
  • Bishkek ACM Chapter - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (Professional)
  • BIST BHOPAL ACM Student Chapter - Bhopal, India (Student)
  • Cali ACM Chapter - Cali, Colombia (Professional)
  • Chandigarh ACM Chapter - Rajpura, India (Professional)
  • Clayton State University ACM Student Chapter - Morrow, USA (Student)
  • CWRU ACM-W Student Chapter - Cleveland, USA (Student)
  • G.L. Bajaj ACM Student Chapter - Greater Noida, India (Student)
  • Ganpat University ACM Student Chapter - Mehsana, India (Student)
  • GEHU ACM Student Chapter - Dehradun, India (Student)
  • Georgia Tech ACM Student Chapter - Atlanta, USA (Student)
  • Goa University ACM Student Chapter - Panaji, India (Student)
  • Hunter College ACM-W Student Chapter - New York, USA (Student)
  • Jakarta ACM Chapter - Jakarta, Indonesia (Professional)
  • MITB ACM Student Chapter - Bengaluru, India (Student)
  • MREC ACM Student Chapter - Hyderabad, India (Student)
  • NMIMS Chandigarh ACM Student Chapter - Chandigarh, India (Student)
  • PSG ACM-W Student Chapter - Coimbatore, India (Student)
  • PVG'S COET ACM Student Chapter - Pune, India (Student)
  • RAMCO IT ACM Student Chapter - Rajapalayam, India (Student)
  • SITS Narhe ACM Student Chapter - Pune, India (Student)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Technology ACM Student Chapter - Pune, India (Student)
  • Texas Tech University ACM Student Chapter - Lubbock, USA (Student)
  • Truba ACM Student Chapter - Bhopal, India (Student)
  • Tufts University ACM SIGGRAPH Student Chapter - Medford, USA (Student)
  • UHCL ACM-W Student Chapter - Houston, USA (Student)
  • UNC Charlotte ACM-W Student Chapter - Charlotte, USA (Student)
  • University of Birmingham Dubai ACM Student Chapter - Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Student)
  • University of Idaho ACM Student Chapter - Moscow, USA (Student)
  • University of Saint Joseph ACM Student Chapter - West Hartford, USA (Student)
  • UPES ACM SIGCHI Student Chapter - Dehradun, India (Student)
  • UTAS Ibri ACM Student Chapter - Ibri, Oman (Student)
  • Woxsen University ACM Student Chapter - Hyderabad, India (Student)

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