ACM@UVa: Resources

There are tons of awesome clubs at UVA looking for computer science students. They have really amazing communities and are always looking for new members. Don't see a club that should be listed here or see any incorrect information? Contact us and we will add it!

Computer and Network Security Club (CNS)

Contact: Sam Spelsberg (sws5sc@virginia.edu) or Caroline Linkous (cgl4wu@virginia.edu)
Mailing List: cnsatuva@virginia.edu
Website: https://cnsatuva.github.io/
Description: Cyber Security club that focuses on helping students get their start in cyber with interesting hands-on activities, guest speakers, fun lessons, competitions, and networking opportunities for internships and jobs.


Data Science and Analytics Club

Contact: See CIO Page
Mailing List:
Website: https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/organization/dsac
Description: The Data Science and Analytics Club (DSAC) exists to promote student led exploration of data science topics and opportunities. As a club, we actively work to reduce entrance barriers while simultaneously creating a vibrant community of practice where students from all backgrounds and skill levels can find inspiration while they grow, share and apply their skills.


Engineering Student Council

Contact: See uvaesc@gmail.com
Mailing List:
Website: https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/organization/esc
Description: Engineering Student Council (ESC) is the representative body for undergraduate students of the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). The council is composed of eight standing committees, as well as two representative groups. Each committee is led by a chair and a vice-chair. Together, the committee chairs and representatives make up the ESC Board, which is led by the executive members of the council. The council is representative of the general undergraduate Engineering student population in that council members are from a variety of disciplines and class years. Throughout, the council serves as a learning experience, providing opportunities for increased responsibilities and professional development.


HackCville

Contact: hello@hackcville.com
Mailing List:
Website: https://hackcville.com
Description: We are a member supported, member run community of designers, programmers, makers, creatives, and the just plain curious. No matter your skill, we share, learn, and do, in support of one another’s projects and the efforts of both UVA and Charlottesville organizations doing great work. We connect passionate people of all skill levels to foster creative projects. We provide resources and programming for our members to help them "hack" their projects, educations, or careers. Come here to find direction and get started.


HooHacks

Contact: hackathon.virginia@gmail.com
Mailing List:
Website: https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/organization/hoohacks
Description: HooHacks was established in 2013 as Hack.UVA, an organization primarily focused on running a hackathon. However, over the years, we have expanded into many avenues of interaction with our student body. We are constantly growing. Our goal is to build the hacker community at UVA by encouraging communications and interactions between all academic programs, engineering and non-engineering, as well as hosting our annual hackathon.


Inter-Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC)

Contact: Mark Floryan (mrf8t@virginia.edu) or Nathan Brunelle (njb2b@virginia.edu)
Mailing List: icpc-announce@virginia.edu or through the ICPC channel on the ACM Discord
Website: https://acm.cs.virginia.edu/icpc.php
Description: Under the umbrella of the ACM, ICPC is an international programming contest that takes place once a year. Students compete weekly solving challenging programming problems, and a subset of our competitors attend a regional programming competition every Fall. There are opportunities to then attend a national and international competitions if we are successful. Come work on your problem solving skills in a fun, laid back environment!!


Link Lab Committee on Culture and Livability

Contact: See CIO Page
Mailing List:
Website: https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/organization/llcocal
Description: We are a student-run committee that aims to elevate the Link Lab experience, for both residents and non-residents by encouraging comradery among the diverse Link Lab group and serving as the liaison between students, staff, and faculty.


Mechatronics and Robotics Society

Contact: See CIO Page
Mailing List:
Website: https://www.facebook.com/MARSATUVA/
Description: MARS is a network of students interested in working on and developing an excavating robot for the NASA Robotics Mining Competition. Student members can choose to come to workshops, where essential skills such as 3D CAD, circuit design and circuit CAD, machining, and other tools are taught for future use. MARS is an outlet for hands on engineering that students generally do not get to experience in their classes.


National Society of Black Engineers

Contact: nsbeatuva.president@gmail.com
Mailing List:
Website: https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/organization/nsbeatuva
Description: Our mission is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community." We strive to fulfill our mission through professional development, community service, pre-college initiatives, academic excellence programs, and conferences. Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.


Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

Contact: uva@saseconnect.org
Mailing List:
Website: https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/organization/sase
Description: The Society of Asian Scientist and Engineers (SASE): Our mission is to prepare Asian heritage students for success, promote diversity and tolerance, and provide career potential opportunities. In addition to professional development, SASE also encourages members to contribute to the enhancement of the communities in which they live.


Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Contact: See CIO Page
Mailing List:
Website: https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/organization/shpe
Description: The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE): Our mission is to promote engineering in the Hispanic/Latino community through recruitment and retention, support diversity in the community, and encourage academic, personal and professional growth among our members. We also sponsor career development programs, workshops, and social events. Our members regularly attend a yearly nationwide conference.


Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Contact: Rebecca Della (rmd4da@virginia.edu)
Mailing List: --
Website: https://www.virginiaswe.org/
Description: SWE @ UVA is a chapter of the Society of Women Engineers national organization. We have three main pillars: professional development, outreach, and community building. To accomplish these goals, we host networking events, workshops, and information sessions to help support our members as they look for jobs and internships. We host outreach events with students ranging from elementary to high school age to help get them excited about STEM. We also host events for our members to get to know each other and form connections with their peers. This semester, all of SWE's events will be held virtually.


Student Game Developers (SGD)

Contact: See SGD CIO Page
Mailing List: SGD Discord
Website: https://sgd.cs.virginia.edu/
Description: Student Game Developers seeks to bring together student programmers and artists to provide opportunities to gain experience in game development through team projects. In addition, SGD seeks to explore and increase knowledge of the game development industry, while simultaneously help establish networking connections for its members. The intention of the group is not to simply play games, but to be actively involved in the art and science of creating them, whether as a hobby or as preparation for a career.


Undergraduate Research Network

Contact: See CIO Page
Mailing List:
Website: https://atuva.student.virginia.edu/organization/urn
Description: The Undergraduate Research Network (URN) provides catalytic support for students at UVA to pursue extracurricular intellectual inquiry, independently or with faculty. We host grant-writing workshops and lab tours; maintain the UNLEASH database of research opportunities; coordinate UVA’s Research Fair each fall; and organize the Symposium poster competition each spring. We also publish the Oculus journal in order to recognize and disseminate outstanding scholarship.


Virginia Motorsports

Contact: Charles Boland (ckb2ax@virginia.edu)
Mailing List: virginiamotorsport@gmail.com
Website: https://www.virginiamotorsportseducation.org
Description: Our current projects include Formula SAE, Baja SAE, and Legends cars, as well as committees focused on marketing, finance, and member engagement. In the pursuit of hands-on experience, our members take on a variety of projects to better their understanding in fields such as racing, engineering, media, and project strategy. Recognizing the circumstances, Virginia Motorsports will be conducting all activities virtually or in a socially-distanced environment, per the guidelines and regulations of the University.


Women in Computing Sciences (WiCS)

Contact: Jess Wang (jbw5ze@virginia.edu)
Mailing List: Please contact Jess to be added
Website: https://www.wicsatuva.com/
Description: We are a club that supports, celebrates, and encourages the growing community of women in computing. We hold social and industry events as well as host a mentorship program and a hackathon (on October 3rd!) geared towards beginner coders.