Education

ACM’s educational activities, conducted primarily through our Education Board and Council, range from the K-12 space (CSTA) and two-year programs to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral-level education, and professional development for computing practitioners at every stage of their career...

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The Bayesian Zig Zag: Developing Probabilistic Models Using Grid Methods and MCMC

The ACM Learning Webinar, "The Bayesian Zig Zag: Developing Probabilistic Models Using Grid Methods and MCMC," is being rescheduled (all registrants will be notified of the new date/time). This talk will be presented by Allen Downey, Professor of Computer Science, Olin College. Eric Ma, Investigator at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, will moderate the Q&A following the talk. Continue the discussion and check out further resources on ACM's Discourse Page.

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Ian Goodfellow on Adversarial Machine Learning

View the most recent ACM Learning Webinar, "Adversarial Machine Learning," on demand. This talk is presented by Ian Goodfellow, Staff Research Scientist at Google Brain. Negar Rostamzadeh, Research Scientist at Element AI, moderated the Q&A following the talk. Continue the discussion and checkout further resources on ACM's Discourse Page.

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Heather Miller on Building Distributed Systems and Web Applications with Scala

View the ACM Learning Webinar, "Scala Is for... Distributed Systems? Web Apps? Front-end Development?," on demand. This talk is presented by Heather Miller, Executive Director and co-founder of the Scala Center at EPFL. Christopher Meiklejohn, Ph.D. student at Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium and at Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal, moderated the Q&A following the talk. Continue the discussion and checkout further resources on ACM's Discourse Page.

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Neha Narkhede's Real-Time Data Processing with Kafka

View the ACM Learning Webinar, "Journey to a Real-Time Enterprise," on demand. This talk is presented by Neha Narkhede, Co-founder and CTO, Confluent. Matt Farmer, Senior Software Engineer, Data Systems at MailChimp moderated the Q&A following the talk. Continue the discussion and checkout further resources on ACM's Discourse Page page.

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ACM Presents Special Awards to Intel Science Fair Finalists

ACM presented Special Awards to finalists in the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world's largest high school science research competition, held May 17-18 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Nearly 1,800 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions, and territories competed to reach the finals. In addition to monetary prizes, ACM also provides complimentary ACM Student Lite Memberships for the duration of the award recipients' undergraduate education.

ACM ICPC 2018 World Finals Winners

Moscow State University, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Peking University and The University of Tokyo were the top medal winners in the 2018 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, held April 15-19 in Beijing, China.

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ICPC 2018 winners

ACM, CSTA Announce Cutler-Bell Prize Student Winners

ACM and the Computer Science Teachers Association have announced the 2017-2018 winners of the ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing. The award recognizes computer science talent in high school students and comes with a $10,000 prize, which they will receive at CSTA's annual conference in July.

New Executive Director for CSTA

The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) has named Jake Baskin as its Executive Director, effective February 5, 2018. Baskin is the Director of State Government Affairs at Code.org. He is a longtime CSTA member and champion for computer science education. As a high school computer science teacher in the Chicago public school system, Baskin focused on increasing access to computing for underrepresented groups and more than doubled female enrollment in introductory CS classes.

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Generation CS: Computer Science Undergraduate Enrollments Surge Since 2006

In 2015-16, CRA conducted a survey to examine enrollment trends and their impact on CS programs. The survey was administered in parallel with CRA’s Taulbee Survey of doctoral-granting and ACM’s NDC Study of non-doctoral programs. The report, “Generation CS: CS Enrollments Surge Since 2006,” is now available at: http://cra.org/data/generation-cs/.

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A New Framework to Define K-12 Computer Science Education

ACM, Code.org, the Computer Science Teachers Association, the Cyber Innovation Center, and the National Math and Science Initiative have launched a framework that identifies key K-12 computer science concepts and practices educators should expect students exiting grades 2, 5, 8, and 12 to know. The framework is intended to inform the development of standards, curriculum, and computer science pathways, and to help school systems build capacity for teaching computer science.

First-Ever Global Curriculum Guidelines in Cybersecurity

After an extensive two-year process, a joint task force led by the ACM, IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS), Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group on Security (AIS SIGSEC), and the International Federation for Information Processing Technical Committee on Information Security Education (IFIP WG 11.8) has released a first-ever set of global curricular recommendations for post-secondary degree programs in cybersecurity education.

ACM Europe and IE Release Informatics Education Strategy

The ACM Europe Council and Informatics Europe have collaborated on a report that builds on an earlier document, "Informatics Education in Europe: Are We All in the Same Boat?". The report, "Informatics for All: The Strategy," aims to establish Informatics as an essential discipline for all, a subject available at all levels throughout the educational system. The strategy is also summarized in a one-page document.

ACM Global Practitioner Advisory Community

The computing landscape is rapidly evolving, and what ACM offers must keep pace with this change. That's why ACM has established the Global Practitioner Advisory Community, a body of 100 software engineers, systems architects, systems administrators and other computing practitioners who will help ACM refine and create resources and experiences that allow practitioners to thrive throughout their careers.

Curricula Recommendations

ACM works with leading professional and scientific computing societies to develop curriculum recommendations for the rapidly changing landscape of computer technology. As the computing field continues to evolve, and new computing-related disciplines emerge, existing curriculum reports are updated, and additional reports for new computing disciplines drafted.

IT 2017: Curriculum Guidelines for Baccalaureate Degree Programs in Information Technology. December 10, 2017.

CE2016: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Computer Engineering has been endorsed by ACM and IEEE-CS. December 15, 2016.

CE2016 Curriculum Guidelines now available in Chinese (Mandarin).

CS2013 Curriculum Guidelines now available in Chinese (Mandarin).

SE2014: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Software Engineering.

Information Technology Competency Model of Core Learning Outcomes and Assessment for Associate-Degree Curriculum October 14, 2014: The Association for Computing Machinery Committee for Computing Education in Community Colleges (ACM CCECC)

Lifelong Learning

ACM offers lifelong learning resources including online books from Safari, online courses from Skillsoft, webinars on the hottest topics in computing and IT, and more.

Bringing You the World’s Computing Literature

The most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records covering computing and information technology includes the complete collection of ACM's publications. 

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