The KU Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) student chapter garnered the 2005 Outstanding Chapter Activities Award. ACM cited the numerous noteworthy events the KU organization held throughout the year. These included three cumulative Linux workshops, a batchfile workshop for advanced students, a local programming contest, employer presentations, an alumni panel, and a thesis dissertation workshop. ACM members also provided free tutoring for sophomore level mathematics and engineering courses.
The KU chapter competed against more than 500 chapters worldwide. It received $500 and a "best of" icon to display on their Web page. The ACM Web site and ACM MemberNet, a bimonthly newsletter, will feature the 120-member chapter.
"I think the chapter has done an excellent job in boosting its membership and becoming a vital and contributing force, not only to the department, but also to the School of Engineering," said James Miller, faculty advisor and associate professor of EECS.
ACM is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences and applications of information technology. Founded in 1947, ACM has more than 80,000 international members.