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Learning at ACSCI

The ACM SIGHPC Computing4Change competition is the next iteration of the Advanced Computing for Social Change Institute' s Social Challenge, which debuted at SC16. The challenge and competition teach students how to use data analysis and visualization to identify and communicate data-driven policy solutions to pressing social issues.

Computing4Change recruits undergraduate students who want not just to enhance their skillset, but also to create positive change in their community.

Computing4Change is a competition for 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

The next Computing4Change event will be held in Denver, CO co-located with the SC19 conference Nov 16-22, 2019. Travel, housing, meals, and SC19 conference registration covered for the 20 students selected.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 8, 2019 Notification of acceptance to be sent in June 2019.

ELIGIBILITY: Enrolled full time as an undergraduate student at the time of application and not graduating before May 2020. All majors are encouraged to apply; 2.5 grade point average or higher.

Key Points
Developing a Diverse Workforce
Infusing Computational Science
Expanding Instructional Resources
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