About Us

What Is ACM?

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.

What Do We Do?

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.

How Do I Join?

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.

Why Should I Join?

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!

SIGs

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.

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SIGAI

President: Andrew Riordan

SIGAI is a group of people interested in discussing artificial intelligence and working on projects related to all aspects of artificial intelligence.

Meetings in Discord every Tuesday (Bi-Weekly) at 7:30PM.

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SIGAPP

President: Ian Ryan

SIGAPP is centered on full stack mobile development including Android, iOS, and scalable cloud backends.

Meetings in Discord every Tuesday, Thursday at 7:00PM.

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SIGBOTS

President: Micah Rassi

SIGBOTS is focused on competition in the VEX U Robotics Competition and maintaining PROS, an open-source Robotics Operating System.

Meetings in HAAS G064 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7:00PM.

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SIGGD

President: Sam Schafer

SIGGD is a group of multi-disciplinary students who collaborate to create creative and interesting video games.

Meetings in Discord every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00PM.

Leadership

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President - Jami Pryde

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.

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Vice President - Chris Ridenour

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.

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Treasurer - Will Xu

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.

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Secretary - A.R. Miller

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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Projects

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PROS

by SIGBOTS

Open Source C/C++ Development for VEX Cortex and the Upcoming V5 Microcontroller.

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BoilerFaves

by SIGAPP

An android app that sends you a notifications when food you like is available in the Purdue dining courts. In Honor of Lucas Shanker.

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Purdue Laundry

by SIGAPP

Laundry App for Purdue University.

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Purdue Co-Rec Monitor

by SIGAPP

An app for monitoring the status and capacity of the Purdue CoRec.

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Project W

by SIGGD

SIGGD's Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Project, a multiplayer class-based wizard fighting game.

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Snake AI V2

by SIGAI

Revamp of SIGAI's Snake AI.

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Sponsors

Without the following companies' generosity, we wouldn't be able make cool stuff and travel to compete. Most of our SIGs are funded through corporate donations, so we'd like to thank the following.

See our Sponsorship Tiers for information on becoming a sponsor of ACM.