Association for Computing Machinery

ACMYour student membership in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) will look good on your resume and connect you with computer scientists already working in the field. Members are eligible to compete in ACM’s programming contests. In 2009 and 2010, Northwestern’s team was among the top 100 in the world. They competed in Stockholm, Sweden (2009), and Harbin, China (2010), alongside teams from MIT, Stanford, Oxford and Moscow State University. In 2022, a Northwestern team placed 16th among 95 schools in our region—the second-best finish for a school from Iowa and for a private liberal arts college.