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The JMU AFCEA is a student run chapter of AFCEA International. AFCEA Internaitonal is an International Organiztion that works with Academia, Military Personel, and Government Professionals to provide a forum to exchange ideas. The main focus is Information Technology, Communications, and Electronics. The JMU chapter hopes to close the gap between college students and government agencies or private industries; The intent is that by the time students are ready to graduate, they have developed the necessary connections to government agencies and industries, resulting in more competitive applicants. Apply for Student Membership or contact Tim Walton for more information.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

ACM is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society. The JMU student chapter organizes a variety of different events and activities of interest to computer science students, including: "tech talks", game nights, meals, job nights, and more. The ACM meets Wednesdays from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in CS/ISAT 143 Linux Lab. Contact John Bowers for more information.

Computer Forensics Group

The JMU Cyber Forensics Club is for those interested in learning the basics of cyber forensics as well as discussing current developments in the field. We engage in many forensics exercises like drive recovery and forensics scenarios. In the past, members of the group have given presentations on forensic topics and tools, recovered data from "broken" hard drives, participated in DFRWS and HoneyNet forensics challenges, and examined and developed forensic tools. We have even assisted the JMU Police Department with some of their forensics needs. The JMU Cyber Forensics Club gives members insight into what a career in cyber forensics could be like by solving real world forensics problems. The Forensics Group meets every Wednesday from 6:20 – 8:00 p.m. in CS/ISAT 243. For more information, please contact Florian Buchholz.

Cyber Defense Club 

The Cyber Defense Club is a group of students interested in the operational aspects of managing and protecting the network infrastructure. Among other activities, the Cyber Defense Club represents JMU at the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC). The Cyber Defense Club meets every Friday at 3:30 p.m. in CS/ISAT 140. For more information, please contact Brett Tjaden or Hossain Heydari

JMU Robotics Club

The JMU Robotics Club meets weekly during the academic year to allow students interested in continuing robotics work outside of class. For more information, please contact Nathan Sprague.

Unix Users Group (UUG)

An organization for computer enthusiasts and users of Unix and Unix-like operation systems such as Linux and Mac OS. For more information, please contact Mike Lam.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE)

UPE is the international honor society for undergraduate and graduate students in computing and information disciplines. Upperclassman membership is by invitation only.  UPI was founded in 1967 at Texas A&M University and is the first honor society for computer science. There are now over 100 chapters of UPE throughout the world. The mission of Upsilon Pi Epsilon is to recognize academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the computing sciences. UPE also encourages academic achievement by providing scholarships to outstanding students in computer science. The JMU Department of Computer Science values academic excellence and achievement and is proud to host the Zeta Chapter of Virginia of UPE. For more information, please contact Steve Wang.

Women in Technology (WIT)

Women in Technology (WIT) is an all female organization dedicated to maintain an active network of women in the technology disciplines. The disciplines include, but are not limited to, Computer Science, Integrated Science and Technology, Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Technical and Scientific Communication, and the School of Media Arts & Design. WIT strives to facilitate career development and empower women to be the architects of change in the technology industries. Watch the video. For more information contact Farzana Rahman. Visit their Facebook page.

Student Organization Meetings at a Glance
Organization Date Time Place
AFCEA Contact Dr. Walton at
ACM/Competitive Programming Thursdays 3:30 p.m. ISAT/CS 143
Computer Forensics Thursdays 6:20 p.m. ISAT/CS 231
Cyber Defense Fridays 3:30 p.m. ISAT/CS 260
Robotics Contact Dr. Sprague at
Unix Users Group (UUG) Contact Dr. Lam at
Upsilon Pi Epsilon Contact Dr. Wang at
Women in Technology Contact Dr. Rahman at

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