Siena College ACM-W Student Chapter originally started as a Women in Computing club for Siena College in 2009. The purpose of the club was to gather a community of women majoring in computer science, but throughout the years it great and became more diverse in member interest.
In April of 2014, the club applied to become an official Association for Computing Machinery student chapter. On April 15th, 2014, our little community was officially chartered by ACM, and became Siena College ACM-W Student Chapter.
What does "ACM-W" mean?
Assosition for Computing Machinery Committee on Women. If you would like more information on ACM-W, please click the icon in the banner above!
Is the chapter only for women?
No. Our purpose is to celebrate women in the field of computing. Any person, regardless of gender, is welcome to join.
What if I'm not a computer science major?
You are still welcome to be a member. The chapter has no restrictions; it is free to join - even if you're an english, business, or spanish major.
What kind of events/activities does the chapter participate in?
In the past, the club has done an array of different events, and we are always open for new ideas. Usually, the chapter goes to local high schools during the year and work on fun activities relating to computer science with a group of high school students. The chapter also sends a few members to the annual Grace Hopper Celebration, which is a major opportunity for students to meet some of the world's leaders in computing.
Click here to learn more about the Grace Hopper Celebration.
How can I join?
You can either join online, or you can send an email to any one of the chapter's officers. Either method does not grant a student automatic membership, but an officer will be in contact with prospective members within 2-3 days of request. Due to the fact that this is a student chapter affiliated to Siena College, all members must be current Siena College students.
Founded in 1947, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is an internationally renowned non-profit membership corporation that promotes academic discipline in the field of computer science. ACM is home to hundreds of professional and student chapters all over the world, and also includes an abundance of Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Association for Computing Machinery opens up resources to students and professionals, as well as gives those within the field the opportunity to be a part of history.
Association for Computing Machinery Committee on Women in Computing (ACM-W) focuses on the diversity and celebrates women in the field of computing. The members that make up ACM-W dedicate their time and energy towards educating their communities of the importance diversity plays within the field, due to the discrimination and prejudice that is still prominent.
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