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Upcoming Events

ACM-W Soldering Workshop

January 30, 2019

Join ACM-W for a soldering workshop at 7! All majors are welcome. We will teach everyone how to safely solder and then practice with a mini traffic light.


Dinner with Women Technologists

February 17, 2019

Join ACM-W for a special dinner event. You will have the opportunity to network with women technologists from different companies and learn about their experiences in a relaxed environment. This dinner event is from 6-8.


Recent Events

ACM-W Computer Decomposition

November 7, 2018

ACM-W collected old and unsalvageable computers and participants took apart these computers and identified the inside components while enjoying candy.


ACM-W Soldering Workshop

October 17, 2018

ACM-W hosted a soldering workshop open to anyone on campus. Participants learned and practiced soldering with a kit spinning LED kit.


ACM-W and PCI Weekend

February 7, 2017

Each year, the National Society of Black Engineers hosts a Pre-College Initiative (PCI) weekend. Again this year, ACM-W officers helped by teaching visiting high schoolers the basics of HTML and CSS website programming. After a short presentation the students were able to create their own websites and share them with the entire group. In under an hour, they modified a given website template into their own amazing and creative sites!


Twitter API Workshop

February 7, 2017

Today ACM-W's president, vice-president, and secretary hosted a workshop on the basics of APIs. They set up and demonstrated a twitter API application that collects tweets containing keywords in real time. After collecting the tweets, they made a graphical representation of the results. Apparently spaghetti is a more tweetable topic than meatballs; who knew?


ACM-W hosts the AT&T Work Experience

October 13th, 2016

AT&T representatives came and explained what their company does in addition to being a phone company. They have foundries where employees work on new and innovative ideas to solve upcoming problems before they occur. They shared some of the recent technology their different departments are working on and talked about all the possible opportunities their company presents for students, whether it be an internship or full-time position. They place a large emphasis on continuous learning, and through explaining all the different opportunities the company has to offer, AT&T reps encouraged attendees to apply for various positions.


Rolla Junior High Outreach

September 30th, 2016

Missouri S&T hosted an outreach event for Rolla Junior High to introduce the students to STEM topics and fields. Departments and organizations across campus participated in the event. ACM-W ran three hands-on activities for the computer science department: cryptography, robotics, and legos. The students learned about algorithms by building with legos, what types of instructions to give to a robot, and how to decode messages using cryptography. These activities gave the junior high students a peek into the world of computer science.


ACM-W at Mineral Area College (MAC) Presentation

April 12th, 2016

Back by popular demand, ACM-W held an introductory talk and demo for junior high girls brought to us by Mineral Area College. During the talk, we showed the girls why Computer Science is great and what to expect from Computer Science. Then, we walked them through a hands on activity that used LEGO building to teach algorithm basics.


ACM-W at Pre-College Initiative Weekend

February 27th, 2016

Every Spring Semester, the National Society of Black Engineers host a Pre-College Initiative (PCI) where African-American high school juniors and seniors come to Missouri S&T's campus for a weekend. It is for students considering a future career in math, science, computing or engineering. This year, ACM-W members and volunteers helped teach HTML and CSS to participants. There was a short presentation about the languages followed by website design competition. Students worked in groups and were given a basic HTML page that they were encouraged to edit and make their own. Overall, the event was a success and it was rated their second favorite activity of the weekend!


ACM-W at Spring O'Rama

February 5th, 2016

Three of ACM-W's officers participated in Spring O'Rama, the S&T Spring involvement fair. They had a booth that raised awareness for ACM-W and our events. One of our officers even brought her drone!


ACM-W at Mineral Area College (MAC) Presentation

March 18th, 2015

We held an introductory talk and demo for junior high girls brought to us by Mineral Area College. During the talk, we showed the girls why computer science is an amazing field, what to expect from computer science, and walked them through a hands on activity where the girls had to follow a set of algorithms with LEGO's.

Everyone seemed to have a lot of fun. We received a huge amount of positive feedback. The teachers that came with the girls as well as the event planners from both MAC and the junior high schools expressed interest in doing another similar event in the future.


ACM-W hosts Pre-College Initiative (PCI) Lab

February 27th, 2015

Pre-College Initiative (PCI) is an on-campus visit program for African-American high school students that may be considering a future career in math, science, computing or engineering. PCI is organized by S&T's student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers with funding from the John Deere Company.

ACM-W held an introduction to HTML & CSS lecture and group activity for our PCI lab. Students got into teams and used the knowledge they gained from the lecture to create their own websites with the help from provided templates and syntax cheatsheets. The team who had the most impressive website won free CS department t-shirts for each of its team members. Everyone had a lot of fun!