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Application Deadlines Extended for Advanced Computing for Social Change, Computing4Change

2018 Computing4Change group.


The application deadlines for two different student programs, Advanced Computing for Social Change and Computing4Change, have been extended to Friday, May 17, 2019.

These programs are geared towards undergraduate students who want to enhance their skillset and create positive change in their community.

The program recruits students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds who want to work collaboratively to:

  • Learn to apply data analysis and computational thinking to a social challenge

  • Experience the latest tools and techniques for exploring data through visualization

  • Expand skills in team-based problem solving

  • Learn how to communicate ideas more effectively to the general public

To be eligible for these exciting programs, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled as a full time undergraduate student at an accredited college/university

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States (for ACSC only)

  • Not plan to graduate before May 2020

  • Have a minimum overall GPA of at least 2.5/4.0 (or equivalent)

  • Be able to attend a full challenge or competition during program dates

  • Complete the online application form before the deadline

Students from any undergraduate background are eligible, although some preference will be given to women, minorities, students from majors outside computer science, and students at the sophomore or junior level.

Students will be assigned to teams to ensure a balance of backgrounds, and an advisor will be assigned to each team. The costs of airfare, lodging, meals, and conference registration will be provided.

The Advanced Computing for Social Change (ACSC) workshop will be held in Chicago, IL, co-located with the PEARC19 conference July 28-Aug 1, 2019. Applications are due by May 17. Notification of acceptance will be sent in June 2019. Learn more here. Still have questions? Please visit the ACSC FAQ page, or contact Rosalia Gomez.

The Computing4Change (C4C) event will be held in Denver, CO, co-located with the SC19 conference November 16-22, 2019. Applications are due by May 17. Notification of acceptance will be sent in June 2019. Learn more here and read our coverage of the 2018 Computing4Change event here.