ACM-W and CS Department Host First-Year Welcome


Jing Chen

Fiona Shyne ’23, co-President of ACM-W, present to first-year students interested in studying CS on past events that ACM-W has organized, including participating in PrideFest, collaborating with the CS Department on CSFest, and going to conferences like ACM New York Celebration of Women in Computing (NYCWiC).

Jing Chen, Co-Editor-in-Chief

The Association of Computing Machinery Council on Women (ACM-W), the only computer science (CS) club on campus, collaborated with the CS Department to organize a First-Year Welcome event on Thursday, September 22. The goal of the event is to introduce first-years to the CS curriculum, get to know CS professors, and learn about research opportunities available. As Fiona Shyne, the co-Presdient of ACM-W explains, there are three main ways a student can get involved in research at Union. 

The first is through work-study. Almost every professor supports work-study research assistant positions in the department. 

The second is through practicum credit. Students enrolled in research practicums work with professors through an independent research or design project. Completion of three practicum courses count toward one elective credit at Union. 

The final option is through summer research. Union funds students to stay on campus over the summer to do research through a paid position. Students often present their summer research projects at Steinmetz Symposium, Union’s annual research celebration event held in May. 

ACM-W meets every Monday at common hour in Wold 013A. Contact Fiona Shyne at [email protected] for more details.