The Computer Science Department has many diverse opportunities for participation in extracurricular activities and encourages the development of student interest groups, activities and organizations.
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
ACM brings together computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field's challenges. As the world’s largest computing society, ACM strengthens the profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life‐long learning, career development, and professional networking.
As part of this mission, the UWF ACM Student Chapter coordinates a number of events centered around engaging students in computing and helping them to meet the challenges of this difficult yet rewarding field. The chapter has organized guest speakers, presented enrichment workshops to help supplement student learning, created discovery groups for diving deeper into topics such as Game development, Artificial Intelligence, and web development, and organized a number of networking events such as game nights to bring students within the college together.
Faculty Advisor: Brian Eddy
University of West Florida – Association of Computing Machinery for Women
University of West Florida – Association of Computing Machinery for Women is a dedicated professional organization for all women interested in field of computer science and technology. The group encourages women to contribute to the growth of computing through networking and promotes professional development and attitude.
Faculty Advisor: Eman El-Sheikh
The UWF Cyber Club is a student-lead organization that meets regularly to learn about recent cybersecurity topics and issue. Members participate in cybersecurity-related activities including regional cyber competitions and community service events.
Faculty Advisor: Anthony Pinto
Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
The premier network for information technology business professionals
Faculty Advisor: John Coffey
Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE)
International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines
Faculty Advisor: Thomas Reichherzer