Association for Computing Machinery
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) brings together computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field's challenges. As the world’s largest computing society and the provider of the Turing award, ACM strengthens the profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life‐long learning, career development, and professional networking.
The ACM Student Chapter provides unique opportunities for networking, mentoring and bonding over common interests. It provides support both within the student community and to local communities outside the institution. ACM at USI invites all computer enthusiasts to come join our chapter. In addition, we love collaborative work and invite all who feel they can contribute (any skill set: art, design, business, management, engineering, science, Math, and others).
Meetings: Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in BE0005 (free pizza, video/console games, and more)
2017-2018 Student President: Lane Shirel
Faculty advisor: Dr. Srishti Srivastava, assistant professor of computer science
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Association for Information Systems
Association for Information Systems (AIS) advances and promotes the knowledge of information systems while focusing on professional development. The AIS Student Chapter at USI is a branch of the national organization. Through the national organization, the AIS Student Chapter at USI brings together students and IS professionals locally and nationally in the pursuit of perfecting skills and building contacts through networking. AIS is the premier professional organization that allows students to research, teach, and practice information systems worldwide.
The AIS Student Chapter provides opportunities for mentoring, networking, professional development, portfolio development, and national recognition. Each year the national organization hosts competitions that members are able to submit pieces of work for and add to their portfolio. Every year, there are different topics that range from security and analytics applications to retail, movies, video editing, medicine, etc. AIS also hosts America's Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) where members are able to meet with professionals, submit research papers, and/ or submit projects. AIS is open to all majors and minors!
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2017-2018 Student President: Alyssa Plumlee
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Williams, professor of computer information systems