ACM-W North America Student Chapters
ACM-W Student Chapters in North America support women interested in and studying computing. If you’re interested in starting a chapter at your school, reach out to us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supporting Women through an ACM-W North America Student Chapter
Sometimes a little support goes a long way in encouraging women in computing. Student chapters are a way of providing the following:
- Activities to educate women about the opportunities in the computing field
- Engage women students in exciting computing activities
- Connect students with women leaders in the field
- Encourage students to promote the field of computing to young girls
- Promote the activities of ACM
- Network with other ACM-W Chapter leaders and members
- Mentor chapter members and pre-college girls
- Broaden the computing community
- Extend the conversation about why it’s important to increase the number of women in computing.
The ACM-W North America Student Chapter Program is part of the larger ACM-W and ACM Student Chapter Program. You will receive guidance from ACM-W about activities and the day-to day running of a Chapter. Your Chapter can also draw on the resources and experiences of the larger ACM-W and ACM Student Chapter network – over 500 Student Chapters worldwide.
For more information and ideas, check the following resources:
- How to Create and Sustain a Women in Computing Group on Your Campus, a resource guide jointly developed with the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT).
- 101 Ideas for ACM-W Chapters
ACM-W North America Student Chapter Subcommittee Members
Lindsay Jamieson, Chair