Student Organizations and Clubs
UNCG has a very large number of clubs and organizations that are open to all UNCG students, from clubs organized around a shared interest to social clubs to political and advocacy groups. Information on all UNCG clubs can be found at the UNCG Campus Activities and Programs web site.
The following clubs are sponsored by the Department of Computer Science and are generally of interest to Computer Science students.
Association for Computing Machinery – ACM
Faculty advisor: Dr. Allen McBride
ACM is widely recognized as the premier membership organization for computing professionals, delivering resources that advance computing as a science and a profession; enable professional development; and promote policies and research that benefit society. The purpose of the UNCG chapter is to promote an increased knowledge in computing and its applications, and to promote a means of communication between persons having interest in computing.
Competitive Programming Club
Faculty advisor: Dr. Steve Tate
The Competitive Programming Club is a group interested in practicing the art of programming. Throughout a typical semester, members will learn various programming concepts and apply them through problems found online and at physical events. During the school year, members will attend the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) and compete in teams of 3, with the hope of qualifying for the North American Championship. The club members will also be attending 24-hour long hackathons at local universities such as Duke University, NC State, and UNC.
Information Security Club
Faculty advisor: Dr. Steve Tate
The Information Security Club is a group of students that work towards better understanding the principles of cyber security and practice skills that will help them in their personal lives as well as in the job market.
Faculty advisor: Dr. Yingcheng Sun
Faculty advisor: Dr. Qianqian Tong
The mission of the STARS (Students & Technology in Academia, Research & Service) Alliance is to increase the participation of women, under-represented minorities, and persons with disabilities in computing disciplines through multi-faceted interventions. The interventions focus on the influx and progression of students from middle school through graduate school in programs that lead to computing careers. The Alliance is organized as a national constellation of regional stars that include research universities, minority and women’s universities and colleges, K-12 educators, industry, professional organizations, and community groups. Stars implement “best practices” interventions with an integrated focus to:
- Recruit and retain under-represented populations in post-secondary computing programs and increase awareness of computing disciplines and careers.
- Bridge student readiness for computing and increase the number of undergraduates who enter computing graduate school or the workforce.
- Advance assistant professors by increasing faculty peer and mentor support for research, teaching, and managing service.
- Sustain and institutionalize effective BPC practices at alliance institutions.
- Disseminate and increase national awareness of effective BPC practices.