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2020 Events

February 19th, 2020

To celebrate National Engineers Week, students took a Late Night Breakfast and Game break co-hosted by ACM, Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Women in STEM, Theta Tau, Engineers Without Borders, and the School of Engineering. Breakfast foods were provided by the School of Engineering staff. Board games were provided and there was even some surprise karaoke! 

March 10th, 2020

BroncoSec hosted a Lockpicking Workshop! (Physical security still counts as security). This workshop was open to all students interested in learning how to pick a lock.

March 6th, 2020

ACM and IEEE hosted a fun evening of roller skating at Aloha Roller Rink!

February 29th, 2020

Digital Forensics is about the collection and examination of digital evidence and the subsequent response to threats and attacks. As seen weekly on your average episode of CSI or NCIS, except it's nothing like CSI or NCIS in real life.

This introductory workshop taught students about Digital Forensics and Incident Response, some of the tools professionals use to uncover evidence, and worked on a simulated case. 

February 22nd – February 23rd, 2020

This year was SCU ACM's seventh Hack for Humanity, an annual 24-hour hackathon that includes solving pressing social issues using creativity and code. Teams comprised of 2-6 students. Images from the hackathon can be found here. Students won prizes in the following categories:

  • First Place: $1500
  • Second Place: $1000
  • Third Place: $500
  • Ciocca Center Sponsored Most Interdisciplinary Award: $500
  • Markkula Sponsored Ethical Analysis Prize: $500
  • Microsoft Sponsored Best Use of Azure Prize: Xbox
  • First Place BroncoSec CTF Cybersecurity Challenge Prize: $200
  • Second Place BroncoSec CTF Cybersecurity Challenge Prize: $100


February 20th, 2020

To celebrate the 2020 National Engineers Week, many organizations worked together to host the first annual eWeek Formal. This free event included pizza, churros, a photo booth, and lots of dancing!

It was hosted by Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Women in STEM (WinSTEM), the Association for Computing Machinery--Women's Chapter (ACM-W), Peer Advisors, and STAR. 

The Formal was hosted in partnership with: Tau Beta Pi, ACM, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

February 19th, 2020

The School of Engineering undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and staff were all invited to the annual eWeek Lunch. There were various wellness inspired activities including a puppy petting area, an art show provided by AGES, and stress-releasing games provided by our student organizations including ACM, Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Women in STEM, Theta Tau, and Engineers Without Borders.

February 18th, 2020

ACM co-hosted the Capgemini Info Session with SWE and ACM-W for students to learn more about exciting internship and full-time opportunities. There was a special focus for students interested in the following roles: business analyst, programmer/developer, project management, and quality engineer. Chick-fil-a and Capgemini swag were provided!

February 18th, 2020

To celebrate the 2020 National Engineers week, ACM joined co-hosted an engineering carnival with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Women in STEM, Theta Tau, Engineers Without Borders and the School of Engineering! Students received e-week t-shirts, played games, won prizes, enjoyed some sweet treats, and flew their creations in a paper airplane contest!

February 11th – February 18th, 2020

This year for eWeek's Wellness Day, there was a Photo Competition in which students took creative photos with professors for the chance to win $50 Amazon Gift Cards! A slideshow of submitted photos was shown during the eWeek Lunch. Those who attended the lunch were able to vote for their favorites!

The categories included:

  1. Most Number of Professors
  2. Best Professor + Pet Photo
  3. Funniest Professor & Student Video/Photo (max 30 seconds)
  4. People’s choice


February 8th, 2020

Go is an open source programming language developed by Google that makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software. Hundreds of companies use Golang, including Uber, Twitch, Dropbox and Soundclound. Taught by the famous Paul Ahrens.

January 25th, 2020

In medical imaging, artificial intelligence (AI) models are applied to tasks such as image segmentation and disease diagnosis. After training a model to segment an image or diagnose a disease, it is necessary to consider factors other than accuracy, such as model interpretability, how the model classifies data, and so on. In this workshop, we passed medical images through a simple neural network, analyzed the receiver operating characteristic curve, and looked at what features contribute to a class prediction.

2019 Events

November 7th, 2019

Bryson Lee, SCU alumni and software engineer at Blizzard Entertainment led The Ultimate Guide to Technology Careers in Animation, VFX, and Video Games.

He answered many questions throughout his talk including:

  • What is the CG industry like?
  • What are the available technology opportunities in tech in the CG industry?
  • How does one break into the CG world and land prestigious internships at top animation, VFX, and game studios like Pixar, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Blizzard, and Lucasfilm?

November 5th, 2019

Joseph Phan from WhiteHat Security spoke about WhiteHat, DevOps, how infrastructure is run, and his experiences as an intern. He also gave resume advice!

October 29th, 2019

Guest speaker and SCU alum, Paul Ahrens returned to campus to share information about his transition from university into his role at NVIDIA. He gave insights into what a typical day looks like and tips about how to succeed in industry.

October 26th, 2019

During this workshop, students had the chance to learn about some of Amazon’s most useful and popular web services! Students learned how to host a static website on S3 and add functionality using AWS Lambda and API Gateway! 

October 17th - November 14th, 2019

During the fall recruiting season, ACM members practiced coding challenges. Each Thursday covered a new programming topic, and students practiced related coding problems. These workshops helped students prepare for both behavioral and coding interviews.

October 15th, 2019

Co-hosted with ACM-W, this interactive session with Accenture employees and recruiters allowed students to use Design Thinking principles and applied them to real-life technology implementation scenarios. Students also had the opportunity to hear about a Day in the Life of one of Accenture's Software Engineers.

October 12th, 2019

Source Control is an essential skill for any software developer to manage their code base, keep track of changes, and coordinate major revisions with other team members. Git is the industry standard for source control. It's useful if you’re working on a large distributed team, or working on personal projects.

In this workshop, students learned about how to set up their own Git repository, how to push, pull, rebase, merge, and branch and more! 

October 8th, 2019

BroncoSec hosted a SQL Injection workshop to show how important it is to create secure textboxes to protect against malicious attackers. Students paired together to work through various challenges put together by the BroncoSec team.

October 8th, 2019

Linden Tibbets, IFTTT Founder and SCU alum, spoke to students about his experience post-grad. Tibbets shared how he writes down his goals and reads them to himself each morning to always stay on track. He shared learnings with ACM students through his experience creating IFTTT including:

  1. Understand all of the rules. Follow most, break a few and make new ones.
  2. Praise is best served publicly in paragraphs, not prvately with platitudes.
  3. Invest in your team, your family and your friends, but don't forget to invest in yourself.

May 30th, 2019

ACM and ACM-W join together to relax around the Locatelli firepits before finals. There were burgers, chips, and s'mores galore! Try to guess which Matthew ate more of that burger wink

May 16, 2019

Five recent Santa Clara University alumni explained their choices for going into industry vs. going to grad school after graduation. They also discussed how to be sucessful both at SCU and in the workplace. 

April 18th, 2019

Professors Dr. Green, Technology Ethics Director in the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, and Dr. Ackerman, Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, share their experiences with students. Juliana, undergraduate researching student, mediorates the panel. She explains that artificial intelligence must be used as a tool to help people make decisions, rather than being blindly trusted. Thanks for the insightful view on AI, Juliana!

March 9th, 2019

ACM co-hosted a workshop in SCU's Virtual Reality Lab.

March 2-3, 2019

This year was SCU ACM's sixth Hack for Humanity, an annual 24-hour hackathon that includes solving pressing social issues using creativity and code. Teams comprized of 2-6 students.This year, students put their projects into four categories: Education, Health, Sustainability, and Creativity. Images from the hackathon can be found here.

February 1st, 2019

ACM, ACM-W & IEEE co-hosted a fun evening of laser tag together! 

2018 Events

April 6th, 2018

Stanford hosted the fifth annual SHE++ Gala to celebrate women in tech at the Computer History Museum.

March 3-4, 2018

This year was SCU ACM's fifth Hack for Humanity, an annual 24-hour hackathon that includes solving pressing social issues using creativity and code. Teams comprized of 2-6 students.

February 18th, 2018

ACM board member teaches peers about machine learning. Maybe computers will be teaching these workshops soon!

February 3rd, 2018

ACM board member explains Node.js to ACMers and walks through an example of how to use it in a practical way.

2017 Events

October 15th, 2017

ACM board members teach their peers about React, a framework often used to create apps because it is deployable on both Apple and Android devices. This may be a nice tool for senior design--it's never too soon to start thinking about your project!

September 13th, 2017

ACM board members teach their fellow club members about the importance of cybersecurity. 

May 26th, 2017

ACM, ACM-W & IEEE co-hosted a fun evening of laser tag together! 

May 19th, 2017

ACM takes a trip to the Computer History Museum to hear Dr. Michal Kosinski from Stanford University talk about "how the study of personality and application of big data are affecting politics." Use this newfangled technology to time travel back to this moment in history and listen to the talk yourself!

March 3-4th, 2017

This year was SCU ACM's fourth Hack for Humanity, an annual 24-hour hackathon that includes solving pressing social issues using creativity and code. Teams comprized of 2-6 students. In the past, we’ve seen teams build interactive preliminary health diagnosis applications using Amazon’s Alexa, to beautifully crafted websites which help low income families search for jobs.

2016 Events

September 26th, 2016

ACM, ACM-W & IEEE co-hosted a fun evening of laser tag together! 

May 15th, 2016

ACM board member teaches peers how to use Github, an effective tool to store, edit, and share code individually or with teammates. Checkout ACM's Github page to see code from workshops.

February 20th, 2016

ACM's Android Tutorial taught our members how to get started with Android Development by first creating a simple checklist application! Our very own Alex Cholous led the instruction and we had a great turnout of almost 30 members!

2015 Events

May 16th, 2015

ACM and Maker Club attended the Maker Faire at the San Mateo Convention Center. It was a day filled with excitement and surprises as our club members were able to find some amazing devices at the convention!

April 27th, 2015

Hack for the Homeless. SCU's 24-hour hackathon for social good, specifically for those who are currently homeless. Those 24 hours required some intensive coding, a couple of energy drinks, a good amount of teamwork, and a lot of food. We appreciate everyone who participated!

April 9th, 2015

ACM's Brocade tour! On Thursday, April 9th, ACM visited Brocade - a network provider for data centers. Our members were able to take a peek into the workdays of some software engineers in the industry, and also speak to some recruiters!

March 6th, 2015

Cisco Tour! ACM and SHPE received the opportuninity to tour Cisco and take take a look inside one of the industry's leading companies in IT solutions.

January 16th, 2015

ACM goes to AMC! On Friday April 9th, ACM members enjoyed some In N Out before going to see the Imitation Game!

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