Departmental Student Organizations
The student chapter of ACM at the University of Minnesota endeavors to apply the principles of the National ACM on a smaller level in their mission to service the Computer Science and Engineering Department, students, and computing enthusiasts in general. Throughout the school year, it sponsors a wide variety of activities, including lectures and instructional classes. They have test files, study groups, speakers, job postings, social events and more. For more information, check the ACM web site, or visit the ACM office in 2-204.
ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women. This group empowers women to get involved in activities that promote female participation. We have a variety of social, technical, and outreach events that are fun and provide a sense of community. Together, we will help celebrate, inform, and support women in computing. We actively nurture a positive, unintimidating environment.
The mission of AiUMN is to encourage discourse, learning, and enthusiasm in the field of artificial intelligence. They provide a friendly and supportive forum bringing together like-minded students and faculty discussing the risks and rewards of AI, the ethics of AI, and it its role in our future society.
The CSGSA was founded to present to the faculty the needs of graduate students in the department, to provide a social organization for computer science graduate students, and to help to build a better computer science department here at the University of Minnesota. All Graduate students in the Computer Science & Engineering department belong to CSGSA.
Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.
The goal of this collaborative is to enable such a collaboration and help develop students with the skills to lead IoT research and development in the future through weekly “hack” sessions that experiment with technologies like Arduinos, littleBits, and LilyPads to develop physical computing skills.
The Women in Computer Science Program is a student run organization. Most meetings center around issues related to graduate school and subsequent careers, but all women interested in computer science as a profession are welcome.
Related Student Organizations
The following organizations are not sponsored by the department, but may be of interest to Computer Science and Engineering students. See a complete list of Student Organizations registered with the Student Activities Office.
COGS is an advocacy group for all graduate students at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and Duluth campuses. They meet often and work closely with GAPSA, another advocacy group for professional and graduate students.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest technical professional society. IEEE focuses on advancing the theory and practice of electrical, electronics, computer engineering and computer science. IEEE sponsors many technical conferences and publishes nearly thirty percent of all technical papers in electrical engineering, electronics and computer engineering. For further information about IEEE or about joining the University of Minnesota student chapter, call 625-6898, stop by 2-127, or visit their web site.
IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is one of the largest international professional organizations dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests to a career in engineering.