Students studying in computer science are actively involved in many professional and social support groups.
These groups help students in a variety of ways, including career networking and professional advising.
Association for Computing Machinery – UA’s student chapter for computer science. Activities include an annual programming contest and regular meetings with guest speakers. The student chapter adviser is Dr. Monica Anderson. For additional information, visit the National ACM Website.
Upsilon Pi Epsilon – UA’s honor society for computer science. UA’s chapter was founded in 1989. Inductions are held each spring. UA’s student chapter adviser is Dr. Susan Vrbsky. For additional information, visit the National UPE Web Site.
IEEE Computer Society – With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of IEEE’s 38 societies, the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computing and information technology. For additional information, visit IEEE Computer Society.
Computing Research Association – The Computing Research Association consists 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. For additional information, visit CRA.
National Society of Black Engineers – The National Society of Black Engineers, with more than 29,900 members, is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. Founded in 1975, NSBE now includes more than 394 college, pre-college, and technical professional/alumni chapters in the United States and abroad. The student chapter adviser is Greg Singleton. For additional information, visit the National NSBE Website.
UA Society of Women Engineers – The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. The student chapter adviser is Dr. Beth Todd. For additional information, visit the National SWE Website.
UA Engineers Without Borders – EWB-USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. The student chapter advisers are Dr. Pauline Johnson and Dr. Philip Johnson. For additional information, visit the National EWB Website.