Our chapter is chartered by the National ACM, and is an
official student group of the University of Colorado at Boulder. It serves
not only to carry out the mission of the national organization, but also
to provide a student community for those interested in computing - particularly
CS and ECE majors, but any student of CU Boulder is welcome to join our
activities and become a member. (For more about becoming a member,
go to the Join section of the site)
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 ACM is a leading resource for computing professionals and students working in the various fields of Information Technology, and for interpreting the impact of information technology on society.
In 1947, a year after the first successful electronic computer (ENIAC) was unveiled, ACM became the first and remains the largest international scientific and educational computer society in the world. It was formed as a forum for the exchange of information, knowledge and ideas that would advance the development of computing technology and its emergent industry. Over the years, ACM's membership has included most of the men and women who led the world into what is now called the Information Age. ACM membership today consists of some 80,000 men and women - about 90 percent between the ages of 25 and 54, and 65 percent with a masters degree or higher; one third of them all started out as student members.
ACM established Student Chapters to provide an opportunity for students to play a more active role in the Association and its professional activities. Today, more than 500 colleges and universities throughout the world participate in the ACM Student Chapter Program, whose aims are to enhance learning through exchange of ideas among students, and between established professionals and students. Examples of student programs with this goal are the ACM Lectureship Program and the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.