The ACM is the Association for Computing Machinery. It is one of the world’s oldest and most respected organizations for computer professionals. At Southern Illinois University-Carbondale we have a student chapter of the ACM. Our chapter is a registered student organization here at SIU and our membership includes over thirty students, mostly from the computer science department. We also have members from other (non-computer related) majors.
The goals of our organization include advancing awareness about information technology around our campus and amongst our students, helping introduce professional opportunities and contacts to our members, giving back to our community through volunteer programs, and also providing a way to get involved with something during our time at college.