ACM is dedicated to advancing computing as a science and a profession. Our chapter of ACM provides a venue in which members can learn additional aspects of programming that may not be covered in department courses. It also provides a social atmosphere in which members can network with current University of Nevada, Reno members, national chapter members, and industry leaders. Instructional workshops, monthly meetings, and field trips are some of the activities ACM sponsors. ACM will also sponsor a team of members to participate in the Regional Programming Contest.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Banmali Rawat
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE, is the world's largest technical professional society. Founded in 1884 by a handful of the participants in the new discipline of electrical engineering, today it includes more than 50,000 students with a total membership of more than 340,000 individuals in 150 different countries. The society's goal is the promotion of global well being through technical advancement. The Institute also takes part in formulating global technical standards in electrical engineering. Our student branch is dedicated to spreading the word about IEEE and how IEEE benefits everyone in everyday life. We are lucky to have a beautiful large lounge located in Scrugham Engineering/Mines (SEM).
The Society of Women Engineers, or SWE, is a national organization of 19,000 members at both the professional and collegiate levels. At the moment, women account for only 10% of all engineers in America. SWE provides an organization that fosters mentoring and professional development. The goal of this organization is to encourage girls to study engineering and to provide support to current female engineers and engineering students. The major event organized by the University of Nevada, Reno SWE collegiate section is Evening With Industry, a networking event for engineering students and professional engineers held every fall. SWE also regularly sends its members to the National and Regional SWE conferences and works with the College of Engineering on outreach activities.
WICSE (Women Into Computer Science and Engineering) is a group of women pursuing degrees and careers in, or related to, computer science and computer engineering. Our purpose is to promote an environment of community and academic support for current and prospective women in these fields. Our group hosts scheduled study sessions and technical and informational lectures to assist women taking computer science and computer engineering courses. These activities, along with planned recreational outings, are intended to help foster interest, knowledge and camaraderie for members of WICSE. Women who are not computer science and engineering majors but are taking classes and/or have an interest in these fields are encouraged to join us.