Computer Sciences Orgs
Student Association for Computing Machinery
SACM exists to provide professional and social activities for CS graduate students.
UNDERGRADUATE PROJECTS LAB
The UPL is a space for students at UW with an interest in computer science to meet, work on awesome projects, participate in fun comp-sci focused events, and make new friends. The work done in the lab ranges from UNIX programming, to computer modeling and graphics, to cryptography, to making games. You can learn about the systems and programming on just about any level.
WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY
WACM is the University of Wisconsin–Madison's student chapter of ACM-W, ACM's Women in Computing. We provide social, educational and outreach activities for women in the Computer Sciences department, in the university, and in the surrounding community.
The purpose of this club: to learn about things that matter; to work on problems that are interesting; to work with people you like and respect. The success of deep learning and the wide applicability of this technique has lead us to believe that a number of important problems can and will be solved using AI.
The emergence of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and subsequent distributed ledger technologies has generated a unique digital asset class, and also fundamentally questioned the means of global communication. Badger Blockchain was established to educate and network exceptionally talented students, faculty, and alumni from the UW, foster and advise innovative projects, and create insightful discussions on various cryptographic, economic, political, and network-based primitives.
Badgerloop is a student organization that competes in the SpaceX Hyperloop Competition. Our team primarily consists of undergraduate students from a variety of academic disciplines who are enthusiastic about making the hyperloop concept a reality. We provide members with an unparalleled learning environment to work on real world problems in a pseudo-startup setting that expands students’ education outside of the classroom.
CODING FOR GOOD
This group focuses on the intersection of computer technology and community service to create social change. Our mission is to expand the use of technology as a force for good, minimize the potential harms of technology, and support new generation of global leaders working at the intersection of technology and social impact.
IEEE is a professional student organization for those interested in the fields of electronics and computer sciences. We offer events and resources in four areas: industry, technical student projects, networking, and outreach.
KAPPA ETA KAPPA
KHK, a professional ECE/CS co-ed fraternity, was founded at the University of Wisconsin as an electrical engineering fraternity in 1924. Today many of our members also study computer engineering, computer science and other technical programs. Members often study and work together at our house.
Transcend is a student organization focused on providing resources and opportunities to students on campus who are interested in creating their own ventures. We do not limit our member’s ideas to tech, mobile applications or purely entrepreneurial ventures; instead we encourage collaboration between majors and focuses which we hope inspires start up ideas that can change the world.
UW-MADISON SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT CLUB
The Software Development Club focuses on fostering practical development skills in students who are interested in computer science. We strive to engage our members in innovative projects, encouraging teamwork and synergy. In doing so we hope to help our members better understand the process of development and concepts taught in class as well as exposing them to topics not covered by the curriculum.
The Wisconsin Hybrid Vehicle Team is an automotive team composed primarily of undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Our team’s goal is to research and develop new and progressive hybrid vehicle technologies. We strive towards this goal by taking standard vehicles and transforming them into working hybrid prototypes.
The 100-Hour Challenge
Create and pitch a valuable, innovative or socially beneficial product or service using materials from UW SWAP (Surplus with a Purpose). Think like an entrepreneur and keep in mind the three elements of entrepreneurship: having an idea, taking action and creating value.
ACM INTERNATIONAL COLLEGIATE PROGRAMMING CONTEST
This annual programming competition is for undergraduates and first-year graduate students from all over the world. In each contest, three-person teams have five hours to solve as many problems as they can from a given problem set on one computer. The top finishing teams receive some form of scholarships.
Madhacks is the University of Wisconsin’s twice-annual hackathon, bringing together participants from all over the US and Canada for 24 hours of hacking. Unlike other hackathons, MadHacks is going to be putting emphasis on the wacky, the original, and the downright impossible!
MindSumo is the leading platform for millennial and Generation Z problem-solvers to apply their creativity and innovation by working on projects from top companies from around the world. Participants earn money by taking on and winning challenges. MindSumo runs a number of contests open to computer sciences students. Visit the site for specific challenges and deadlines.