Here are some of our partners, other UTEP organizations that help CS students in other, more specific areas of computing and networking.
ACM – Women (ACM-W)
The purpose of ACM-W is to build a network, a support group of women in Computer Science in which the members will actively participate and enrich their professional development. We celebrate and advocate for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, more specifically in Computer Science.
Our weekly meetings and/or activities are held to promote interaction, support, bonding, and engagement of all members. We achieve this through various outreach projects most notably, the Google igniteCS Mentorship Program. Our organization is open to any DACC, EPCC, NMSU, or UTEP student with a passion for technology and a willingness to change the world. Periodic guest speakers are invited to talk about women in the work force, balancing work and life, as well as discussing and sharing personal experiences.
We prepare our members to be successful Computer Scientists as well mentors that will become the role models of tomorrow.
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IEEE – CS LeaD
An IEEE-CS LEAD student chapter supports the development of students’ entrepreneurial thinking. It aims to create a network of students, faculty, and experts in entrepreneurship who work on solutions to real-life technological problems. The core purpose of a LEAD chapter is two-fold: to foster an environment in
which students, with expert guidance, learn about relevant social issues and design innovative computer-based solutions; and to provide them with opportunities to develop leadership, professional, and entrepreneurial skills.
IEEE-CS student chapters bring together groups of students with an interest in computing and help prepare them to be professionals.
The LEAD student chapter’s focus on leadership, entrepreneurship, and professional development is in line with the following guiding principles:
- Each chapter has a faculty advisor and an external advisor with expertise in entrepreneurship.
- Chapter activities center on designing solutions to problems that impact the university, community, and society in general.
- Students are motivated to develop their entrepreneurial thinking and “business sense.”
- Professional and cooperative team skills are deliberately taught and practiced.
- Chapters will strive to protect intellectual property (IP) rights of all members.
A LEAD chapter will immerse students in entrepreneurship experiences through virtual and face-to-face interactions with highly recognized and qualified experts. Students engage in problem- and experience-based learning that includes observing and collaborating with peers and professionals. These co-curricular experiences supplement students’ coursework and, in many cases, will be their only exposure to entrepreneurship.
SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to advancing Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in science. We are a national nonprofit organization of individuals and organizations interested in quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research, teaching, leadership, and policy.
SACNAS fosters the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.
- To increase the number of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans with advanced degrees in science and the motivation to be leaders.
- To increase the number of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in science research, leadership, and teaching careers at all levels.
- To increase governmental commitment to advancing Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in science resulting in increased resources, elimination of barriers, and greater equity.
- Inclusive of ethnicities, cultures, and scientific disciplines
- Focused on having a real impact through our purpose and mission
- Committed to standards of excellence in science and education
- Fully mindful of the importance of students’ K-12 experience
- Devoted to full engagement of our members in our work
For more information about SACNAS visit http://sacnas.org/about
Other Engineering Student Organizations
For the full list of engineering organizations at UTEP follow the link below