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Association for Computing Machinery – Student chapter of the ACM. Organized in 1962 as the second chapter of its kind in the country. The purpose of this active student organization is to provide information on the science and art of information processing, including the views of prominent speakers, on many different computer science-oriented topics. Topics of discussion at meetings include the study, design, development, and application of modern technology, computing techniques, and appropriate languages for general information processing, storage, retrieval, transmission/communication, and processing data of all kinds. Membership is available to any student interested in the organizations activities, becoming involved in numerous campus computing activities, and sponsoring several informal social events each year.In 1981, the Missouri S&T Programming Team placed first in a field of ten teams at the site and first in a field of sixty teams in the Mid-Central Regional Programming Contest. ACM happenings
ACM Special Interest Groups (SIG)-Web - Interested in software engineering, web development, or development operations? In SIG-Web, we attempt to build production-grade websites using software engineering skills and development patterns with weekly development meetings. Currently, SIG-Web is developing the https://acm.mst.edu/ website. Moreover, we host workshops on various foundational skills such as Python, Git, HTML, CSS, and many others
Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group – Competition - is a special interest group within Missouri S&T’s ACM that focuses primarily on competitive programming. With weekly lectures from Dr. Morales we tackle challenge problems from many online judge websites such as Kattis (https://open.kattis.com/) and UVA (https://uva.onlinejudge.org/). We also hold our own programming contests on campus where people can win the admiration of their peers and some great prizes.
Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group – SIG-Game & MegaMiner - is a student operated software development organization. Each semester we develop a unique game aimed at AI vs AI gameplay, and launch it at the MegaMinerAI competition. There we invite students, alumni, employers, and anyone interested to compete for 24 hours to see who can code the best AI!
Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group – Security – Student group focused on computer and network security. SIG Sec meetings are bi-weekly, featuring a wide variety of speakers on topics ranging from software vulnerabilities and real-world tools, to security projects and research. The group also works on its own security projects, such as building antennas (antennas made from soup, coffee or Pringles cans that increase the gain of wireless cards), wireless auditing (mapping open wireless access points so we can inform the owners), security auditing of student computers, and red team versus blue team competition (controlled environment competition where each team defends their server from the attacks/attempted entry of the other team).
Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group – Data - is a data focused org covering topics like Data Science, Data Mining, Data Analytics, and Data Engineering. Data Science, commonly seen as a combination of most data professions, is a new field with an infinite landscape. Our goal is to catalyze a new era of Data Science by using our curiosity to explore this landscape and push new standards. In SIG-Data, we participate in competition sites such as Kaggle, tell stories using data, learn what’s new in Data Science, and whatever is necessary to be cutting edge.
Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group – Hack - introduces students to the world of hackathons: weekend long events where students come together to turn ideas into reality. We organize travel and attendance to these events, which take place across the Midwest and the country. We also run PickHacks, the annual student-run hackathon held at S&T in March. Alongside hackathons, we also host events about various design thinking concepts, hackathon preparation, and much more. Skill level and major doesn’t matter here — as long as you like building new things and meeting awesome people, SIG-Hack is right for you.
Upsilon Pi Epsilon – Upsilon Pi Epsilon is the international computer science honor society. Missouri S&T has had a chapter since 1973. Each semester outstanding undergraduate and graduate students are invited to join. Members of the student chapter provide instruction for Boy Scout Merit Badge testing. From 1977-79, the National President of UPE was a Missouri S&T faculty member.
Computing Research Association – Association of more than 200 North American academic departments of computer science, computer engineering, and related fields; laboratories and centers in industry, government, and academia engaging in basic computing research; and affiliated professional societies. List of national membership organizations