Three major computer-related professional organizations have student chapters at Murray: Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), and Women in Computing (WIC). Please visit their web sites for current activities and enrollment information.
Association of Computing Machinery (ACM): This organization draws most of its students from the Computer Science discipline. They elect their own officers and schedule meetings almost every month. Whenever possible, the officers arrange for tours of companies in the Western Kentucky area. They have also visited several high-tech companies in the Huntsville, AL, area. A major activity of ACM is to hold the regional programming competition in Murray each October. Teams from several Universities in this region participate in the intense day-long affair. The group's current faculty advisor is Dr. William F. Lyle III.
Association Of Information Technology (AITP) Most of the Computer Information Students choose to participate in this club. Like the ACM, AITP also elects its officers each year who plan the activities for the year. The club meets at least once a month formally and arranges for other activities for that month. They have participated in homecoming parades, trips to attend chapter meetings at Nashville (second Thursdays), tours of area IT facilities, regional and National Conferences and several fund raising activities to help pay for all the trips. The group is advised by Dr. Victor Raj.
Women in Computing (WIC) WIC “celebrates, informs and supports women in
computing here at Murray State University, and works with a community of
successful technical women, educators, employers and policy makers to improve working and learning environments for women.” The host the bi-annual Kentucky Celebration of Women in Computing Conference which brings in technical women from companies and other colleges.