Discover the Benefits of Local Chapter Membership
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers and abundance of resources that advance computing as a science and a profession.
Our local ACM chapters help to retain and recruit those who are interested in computing by providing a forum for discussion, debate, and dialogue about the issues facing our industry today.
ACM Chapters provide a range of activities and services including talks by local practitioners, visits from prominent speakers on the ACM Distinguished Lectureship Program circuit, technical and career workshops, field trips to computing installations, and social activities.
ACM hopes the local chapters will empower ACM Chapter Members and prospective members to become involved in various activities and promote the field of computing and computer science within their communities.
ACM Student Chapters are eligible for:
- Administrative Interface for managing your roster and updating contact information
- Chapter Web Tools for website hosting wikis, and blogs
- Local Activities Calendar to inform Chapter Members, ACM Members, and other computing professionals about your upcoming events
- Member Locator to facilitate the 10-member requirement for new chapters
- ACM Distinguished Speakers Program with over 250 lectures from nearly 100 different speakers
- Two UPE/ACM Student Chapter Scholarship Awards of $1,000 to encourage academic excellence for students in the computing discipline
- Student Chapter Excellence Program to recognizing outstanding chapters
- Collateral and Promotional Materials for Chapter events
Forming an ACM Chapter helps members:
- Engage students in stimulating computing activities
- Connect students with leaders in the field
- Encourage students to advance the field of computing
- Join mentoring programs for career opportunities
- Broaden the computing community through ACM
- Network with other ACM Chapter leaders and members
ACM Chapter Member Benefits:
- Complimentary 3-month electronic subscription to Communication of the ACM, ACM’s flagship publication
- Personal acm.org email forwarding address with Google Postini filtering
- Access to e-newsletter subscriptions – TechNews, CareerNews, MemberNet, and ACM Student Quick Takes (SQT)
- 12-month digital subscription to XRDS: Crossroads, the ACM Magazine for students