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Join a computer science student organization

Joining a JMU computer science student organization is a great way to get more involved with the department, in the community, and make new friends. Student organizations provide leadership opportunities, real-world learning experiences, and an opportunity to network with alumni and company representatives.

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.  

Unix Users Group (UUG)

The UUC student organization is for computer enthusiasts and users of Unix and Unix-like operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS. 

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. 

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

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).  

Women in Technology (WIT)

Women in Technology (WIT) is an all-female organization dedicated to maintaining 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. Visit their Facebook page.

The Robotics Club

The JMU Robotics Club meets weekly during the academic year to allow students interested in continuing robotics work outside of class. 

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