Computer Science Sponsored Student Groups
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences, and applications of information technology. With a world-wide membership of 80,000, ACM functions as a locus for computing professionals and students working in the various fields of Information Technology.
The Association for Women in Computing is an international non-profit organization which promotes the advancement of women in technological and computer-oriented professions. It is a professional organization, with members in a variety of fields all over the world. There are also a few chapters world-wide; of these, there are several student chapters, like the one here at Virginia Tech.
Technology is designed to serve people. It helps people communicate, learn, and explore the extent of their creativity. CS Squared is an organization dedicated to empowering the community through computer technology. We build tomorrow's leaders and bridge the digital divide by truly putting our skills to use by helping others. Through serving children and adults throughout the community, our goals of inspiring the young and old about technology is propelled forward. If teaching, serving the community, and gaining valuable skills through service appeals to you, then join CS Squared today.
The Graduate Council is a student run organization that pursues the interests of graduate students in the Computer Science Department. Elected members serve on committees that decide policy, curriculum, funding, research, computing resources, and work space allocations. Graduate Council also sponsors various events to promote the computer science graduate community.
MAD, Mobile Application Development is a student organization at Virginia Tech that serves the purpose of inspiring students to build applications for various mobile platforms. Founded in Fall 2010, we currently have over 45 active members and are still expanding. The type of applications we create largely depends on student interest and these apps run on major platforms such as Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) is the first and only international honor society for the computing sciences. UPE was founded at Texas A&M University in 1967. The Alpha Chapter of Virginia was chartered at Virginia Tech in 1975.
The Gaming Project at Virginia Tech involves various aspects of design and development of computer and video games. The club is for anyone with general interest in game design, and members can learn about programming and computer art in the creation of a game. We currently have several groups that each work on their own game project, as well as some that work individually. Members can choose whatever work interests them most, and the club provides a forum to share work and ideas. Whether you want to learn more about the process developing games, game programming, computer art, or are just interested in games, the Gaming Project at Virginia Tech has many opportunities for you.
CS students are also involved in IEEE, VTLUUG, VT Free Culture, and many other student organizations on campus. Searchable database of all VT Student Organizations.