ACM is the umbrella organization for Special Interest Groups (known as SIGs) who specialize in an area of computer science, like mobile applications, artificial intelligence, game development, high performance computing, multimedia, operating systems, security, and more.
Developing mobile apps. Creating games with stunning graphics. Working on cutting-edge robotics and artificial intelligence, or even making our own operating system. That's the work of ACM.
ACM is free to join. You may have heard about a $19 yearly fee to join, but this only applies to the national organization. You are welcome to join the national organization (there are some cool benefits that you can look up), but to be a part of Purdue's Chapter of ACM, all you need to do is show up to a SIG's meeting. As long as you show up to meetings, you're a part of the group.
You'll get real world experience and work on fun projects. ACM hosts tech talks, hackathons, and other fun events. Corporate sponsors love to interview ACM members. It's free!
SIG stands for Special Interest Group. During the year, each SIG will meet for roughly two hours per week and work on a project. These aren't your standard class projects, though. In ACM, you'll get to work on cool things like create the official Purdue app, go to the VEX Robotics World Championships, or design a system that can reconstruct shredded documents.
Jami Pryde is a Junior studying Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering Technology from Crown Point, IN. Jami is also the President of SOET Ambassadors and the Strategy Lead for SIGBots. In her free time, Jami can be found relaxing around campus or playing video games.
Chris is a senior in Computer Engineering minoring in Political Science from Laurel, Maryland. He has been part of ACM for the last 3 years, starting as a mechanics member of SIGBOTS. He has also recently served as the President of SIGBOTS, and has had one internship at Cleveland-Cliffs.
Will is a sophomore in Computer Engineering from Tustin, California. Before becoming the ACM Treasurer, he was a member of the Software team on the Purdue Sigbots. He is also still currently looking for an internship for the summer of 2022.
AR is a sophomore in Aero/Astro Engineering from Boston, MA. This is her second year in ACM and in Purdue SIGBOTS, where she acts as treasurer and brand manager, and is a part of the mechanics team. She works part-time as a CAD modeler and is involved in engineering education research on campus. In her free time, she can be found drawing, reading anything space-related, and building mechanical keyboards.
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