Computer Sciences Student Orgs
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 Student Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (SACM) is a group of computer science graduate students who get together throughout the academic year for social activities (including movie and board game nights), employer recruiting events, and networking opportunities. Our most popular recurring event is TGIFs - food, games, and conversation every other Friday. We also organize programming competitions and a research symposium. All are welcome to participate in any SACM events, whether or not you are officially a member of the national ACM. Check out our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sacmuwmadison/) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sacmuwmadison/) accounts for more information.
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.
Other Student Orgs
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.
ColorStack's mission is to increase the attraction, retention, and success of Black, Latinx, and Native American Computer Science majors. We want to engage peer-to-peer connections so you can meet students that major in computing fields including computer science, data science, etc. We want to help you secure your next opportunity by sharing jobs, fellowships, and events from your peers and corporate sponsors. We want you to be your authentic self as part of a diverse community amongst people who look like you!
Google Developer Student Clubs at UW-Madison is a campus organization led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison students and supported by Google Developers. Our mission is to empower students in a peer-to-peer learning environment to develop personally and professionally while fostering positive, scalable social change in our local community and around the world.
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.
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.
The Wisconsin AI Safety Initiative is a very ambitious but friendly group interested in building a community of people collaborating together to mitigate the risks that increasingly capable AI brings to the world. We refine each other's mental models of the risks and build the skills to solve them through AI Alignment and AI Governance. We have two main programs 1) Cambridge AGI Safety Fundamentals Program conceptually teaching you the ins and outs of AI Alignment and why it's the problem of our time. 2) Machine Learning for Alignment Bootcamp program where you learn the technical skills.
Wisconsin Autonomous is an undergraduate student organization at UW-Madison dedicated to the research and development of self-driving vehicles. We promote tackling real world problems with innovative solutions, developing software for everything from perceiving the world to controlling the car. Our goal is to create an environment within our org that is conducive to collaboration and emphasizes multidisciplinary subteams. Please visit to our website for more information!
Web Development Club is a UW-Madison Registered Student Organization focused on exploring the field of Web Development through events, applications, panels, and hands-on experience. Join us to learn more about this growing field in Computer Science, no experience necessary!
Girls who Code at UW Madison aims to build a supportive sisterhood of peers who help each other succeed. We offer learning opportunities for our members to deepen their skills in Computer Science. Our aim is to encourage women in technology to engage in collaboration, networking and sisterhood.
KCU is a project center organization that aims to help students have hands-on experience on software-based group projects. We help students to build practical projects utilizing such as, but not limited to, Android Studio, Swift, HTML, etc.
KHK is a professional, co-educational fraternity for Electrical/Computer Engineering and Computer Science students. Members have many opportunities to study with classmates, develop leadership, planning, and networking skills.