Outstanding Chapter Community Service Submissions

Thank you to our panel of judges!

We hope that this set up will allow for a smooth and efficient judging process. Following each list of submissions is the rubric for judging that specific category. If you have any questions or concerns throughout this process, please do not hesitate to contact Sunita Jaswal, local_activities@hq.acm.org.

Listed below is a brief description of what we expect, followed by each chapters' submission.

Outstanding Chapter Community Service - 18 Chapter Submissions

Chapters should apply to the Outstanding Chapter Community Service category if they have made significant contributions to their communities through one major service project or a series of smaller projects. They should tell us about each project, who it served, and how many people participated. They should include why this project was of interest to their chapter.

 

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