TROY - The Information Technology Society at Troy University has received an official charter from the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Charter.
The Information Technology Society is a student organization that seeks to promote and foster an atmosphere conducive to all studies of the information technology fields and facilitates communication between students and practitioners from national, regional and local information technology companies. The organization provides opportunities for students to engage in individual and small group discussion with peer and practitioners of information technology companies regarding the interview process, education and job placement.
"This is truly an accomplishment for the men and women of this organization who have worked hard to make this happen," said M. Joann Rouse, lecturer in information systems and quantitative methods and the group's advisor.
Founded at Columbia University in New York in 1947 as the Eastern Association for Computing Machinery, ACM is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field's challenges. The organization boasts a total membership of more than 97,000, including professional and student members.
More than 500 colleges and universities throughout the world participate in the ACM Student Chapter Program, whose aims are to enhance learning through exchange of ideas among students and between established professionals and students. Student chapter members may take advantage of the activities and services provided by the Association such as the Distinguished Speakers Program, the International Collegiate Programming Contest, the Student Research Competition and the Publications Program.