The ACM @ Virginia Tech
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is widely recognized as a premier organization for computing professionals and students. Since 1947, the national chapter has provided resources and backed research and policies that benefit the academic community. The ACM chapter at Virginia Tech has devoted itself to following this tradition. Our goal is to unite the students and faculty of Virginia Tech who may be interested in computing and provide for them a forum for intellectual discussion.
Here at Virginia Tech, the ACM has made a commitment to serving our members by facilitating their growth and knowledge through a variety of means. We seek to bring both industry and academia closer to our members and our members closer to them by providing venues for the sharing and transfer of knowledge. We also hope to provide a number of networking opportunities that will last past our members' involvement with the chapter. Furthermore, we aim to provide a number of opportunities for our members to be involved in which uphold our college motto Ut Prosim ("That I May Serve").
Ways To Get Involved
You do not have to be an officer to be involved with the ACM at Virginia Tech. We have provided a number of ways for members and non-members to get involved and stay involved with the Virginia Tech Chapter of the ACM which include attending or giving a Tech Talk or Students Teach Students presentation, getting involved with one or more of our ACM Student Initiatives, and several others.
Becoming a Member
Becoming a member of the Virginia Tech Chapter of the ACM does not require that you are a CS Major or that you know much at all about technology. We welcome anyone who as an interest in learning and sharing knowledge. Becoming a member gets you the following:
- Eligibility to be on the Virginia Tech Programming Team
- Take part in ACM sponsored intramural teams
- Voting Rights
- A chance to know the CS faculty
- Ability to attend members only social events
- A more closed setting with potential employers and companies
- Access to mentors for a variety of technologies
To become a member, you pay $20 for the entire year which goes towards our local chapter Social Events and Tech Talks. This can be paid in person to any of our officers.