Student Organizations

  • Email: acm@kennesaw.edu

    Website: http://acm.kennesaw.edu/

    Owllife: https://owllife.kennesaw.edu/organization/acm

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KennesawACM/

    Advisor: Susan Vande Ven  - svandev@kennesaw.edu

    Officers: 

    Hariet Haisty - Interim President - hhaisty@students.kennesaw.edu
    Adnan Rashied - Vice President - arashied@students.kennesaw.edu 
    Alex Federico - Treasurer - afederi1@students.kennesaw.edu

    The Kennesaw Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) is scientific and educational organization that is all about bring together computing educators, students, and professional to inspire dialog share resources, and address the field’s challenges. As the world’s largest computing society, ACM strengthen of our peers’ collective voice through leadership, promote highest standards. The goal of our organization is to promote and expand student's understanding of computing and help our peers to develop in their chosen field. To do this, the KSU ACM promotes projects, research, and programming competitions such as ACM-ICPC (The world oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest) to develop students' skill and build their credential/resumes. We host lectures series and workshops to help introduce students to not only new developments in computing but also new developments in long-standing systems. We have establish the national ACM organization and local KSU ACM, that strives to build a community and does so by hosting a variety of social events to encourage friendship and camaraderie. We believe that as important as it is for students to understand the inner computing team-building and share intellectual discussion.

  • Email:      TBA

    Website:  https://www.aitp.org/

    Owllife:    https://owllife.kennesaw.edu/organization/aitpksu

    Facebook: TBA

    Advisor:    Shirley Tian  - xtian2@kennesaw.edu

    Officers:

    President: Sean Bisel, sbisel@students.kennesaw.edu
    Vice-President: Ryan Taylor, rtayl134@students.kennesaw.edu
    Secretary/Treasurer: In transition

    AITP is the premier network of Information Technology business professionals and leaders at Kennesaw State University. This association seeks to advance the IT Profession through professional development, support of IT education and national policies on IT that improves society as a whole.  AITP members span every level of the IT industry from mainframe systems, to micro systems, to PC based LAN and WAN systems, to virtual systems and the internet as well as active students in our university chapter. 

  • Email:  Bitcoin-club@kennesaw.edu

    ListServ: bitcoin-club@list.kennesaw.edu

    Owllife: https://owllife.kennesaw.edu/organization/bitcoinclub

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bitconclub

    Advisor:  Dr. Sarah North – snorth@kennesaw.edu

    Officers:

    President: Joshi Harshit, hjoshi2@students.kennesaw.edu
    Vice President: Justice Brakache, jbrakach@students.kennesaw.edu
    Treasurer: Charlie Liu, jliu32@students.kennesaw.edu
    Secretary: George Kinyua, georgewes38@gmail.com
     
     

    The purpose of Bitcoin Club at Kennesaw State University shall be to promote the widespread use and understanding of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies among university students, as well as to encourage an appreciation for cryptography, security, privacy, and the digital economy.  The Club supports the University joining other prominent institutions in the University System of Georgia by eventually adopting Bitcoin as an accepted method of payment.  Bitcoin Club at Kennesaw State University shall organize events for students in order to raise awareness about Bitcoin and other innovative technologies in related fields. We strive to promote currently emerging innovations related to the digital economy. The mindset of this organization as a whole is to gain knowledge and help build skillset to appreciate the digital economy technologies. We wish to share and promote digital economy solutions through collaborative and peer learning efforts. The mission of this organization is to help students understand and develop an appreciation for cryptocurrencies, cryptography, security, privacy, and the digital economy.

  • Advisor: Dawn Tatum, dtatum7@kennesaw.edu

    Officers:
    Claudius Higdon - President - chigdon2@students.kennesaw.edu 
    Kendall York - Vice President - kyork11@students.kennesaw.edu 
    David Escobar - Secretary - descobar@students.kennesaw.edu 
    Austin Walker - Treasurer - awalk157@students.kennesaw.edu 

  • Owllife:    https://owllife.kennesaw.edu/organization/CRT

    Advisor:    Dawn Tatum  - dtatum7@kennesaw.edu

    Officers:
    Rebekah Roepke - President - rroepke@students.kennesaw.edu
    Ryo Yamazaki - Vice-President - ryamazak@student.highlands.edu 
    Darien Holston - Secretary - dholsto1@students.kennesaw.edu 
    Seunghyun Shin - Treasurer - sshin9@students.kennesaw.edu 

    3C is established for the purpose of advancing Information Security knowledge and skills. 3C works to raise the awareness of social responsibilities and ethical behavior in the Information Security field. Students in this association will have the opportunity to collaborate, learn and compete at various events and gatherings.  

  • Email: gamedesigndevelopmentclub@gmail.com

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/KSU_GDDC

    Discord Server: https://discord.gg/bpz7Hf5

    Owllife:    https://owllife.kennesaw.edu/organization/GameDesignandDevelopmentClub

    Advisor:    Rongkai Guo  - rguo@kennesaw.edu

    Officers:
    Co-President: Rob Harwood - rharwoo2@students.kennesaw.edu
    Co-President: Phoenix Sink - csink2@students.kennesaw.edu
    Secretary: Sean Sackmann - ssackman@students.kennesaw.edu
    Treasurer: Meg'n Mullikin - mmulliki@students.kennesaw.edu
    Event Coordinator: Alex LoVerde - aloverde@students.kennesaw.edu
    Marketing Officer: Rune Rendace - rrendace@students.kennesaw.edu


    The Game Design and Development Club was established in 2010 in support of the Georgia Game Developers Association (GGDA) and the Computer Game Design and Development major at Kennesaw State University - Marietta Campus (Formerly known as Southern Polytechnic State University).

    All majors are welcomed to visit, learn, and work together. Whether you are interested in programming, music, art, or design as it relates to games, this is the place to find others who share these passions!

    Our goal is to strengthen your skills and contacts in the process of making games. You can meet people of varying experience levels with which to collaborate. We have regular weekly meetings for various discussions and activities. We also help organize other events and alert our members to opportunities both within and outside of the school.

    Our meetings follow a monthly format as follows:

    • Firstly we have a roundtable discussion where we discuss a specific topic that will be our focus for that month.
    • The next meeting is an improv challenge that will get your mind working on the topic and give everyone a chance to make something rough and quick.
    • The following meeting is a "Session", where we go hands-on to learn new game design skills, especially those that aren't covered in classes.
    • Lastly we have a showcase where everyone gets a chance to show off what they made to everyone.

    This format lets you have continuity between meetings and focus our attention on a variety of interesting topics.

    The meetings are every Thursday from 5 - 6 pm on the Marietta campus. On the third Thursday of every month, we meet in the game lab, J202. All other meetings are in H200 unless noted otherwise.

    Most of the club's communications happen through our public Discord server, which you can join here: https://discordapp.com/invite/Dksz5rc

     

  • President: Keon Mashayekh - kmashaye@students.kennesaw.edu
    Vice President: Meghan Dowell - mdowell1@students.kennesaw.edu
    Treasurer: Chase Peery - cpeery@students.kennesaw.edu
    Resevsation Delegate: Meghan Dowell - mdowell1@students.kennesaw.edu

    The ultimate objective of this organization is to educate Game Design and Development students in the various facets of the game development industry, thus preparing them for post-graduation progression. The following will be covered:

    • Implementation of various coding languages
      Extensive understanding of several game development engines.
    • Modeling and animation lessons with industry standard programs and tools.
      Teaching crucial skills necessary for the game development industry.
    • In addition, members will be encouraged to have an active community involvement, and to work to progress with their learned knowledge both inside and outside of meetings.

    We will hold biweekly meetings on Mondays at 6:30pm in room 203J, starting on March 4th, 2019.

  • Email:       ieee-cs@kennesaw.edu

    ListServ: ieee-computer-society-chapter@list.kennesaw.edu 

    Owllife:    https://owllife.kennesaw.edu/organization/IEEE-CS

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KSUIEEECS/

    Advisor:    Dr. Sarah North - snorth@kennesaw.edu

     

    Officers: 

    President: Joshi Harshit -  hjoshi2@students.kennesaw.edu
    Vice President: Justice Brakache - jbrakach@students.kennesaw.edu
    Secretary: Charlie Liu -  jliu32@students.kennesaw.edu
    Treasurer: George Kinyua - georgewes38@gmail.com

     

    The IEEE-CS is the world's largest technical professional society and is leading membership organization dedicated to computer science and technology to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. Serving more than 60,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the trusted information, networking, and career-development source for a global community of technology leaders that includes researchers, educators, software engineers, IT professionals, employers, and students. The goal of IEEE Computer Society student chapter at KSU strengthen undergraduate/graduate research projects, promote and expand student's understanding of computing technology and support in collaboration on project and publication activities by participating in various of conference. We have established national IEEE Computer Society and local KSU student chapter that strives to build a community support by hosting a variety of social events to encourage friendship and camaraderie. We believe that as important for KSU students to understand the inner workings of the computing in community, and/or professional level. 

  • Email:             robotics@kennesaw.edu

    Owllife:          https://owllife.kennesaw.edu/organization/RAS  

    Facebook:      TBA

    Advisor:        Dr. Chih-Cheng Hung -  chung1@kennesaw.edu

    Co-Advisor:   Dr. Sarah North - snorth@kennesaw.edu

    Officers: 

    President: Bradley Guerrero - hganama@students.kennesaw.edu
    Vice President: Bradley Guerrero - bguerre2@students.kennesaw.edu
    Secretary: Evelyn Cronnon - dcronnon@students.kennesaw.edu
    Treasurer: Ryan Deem - rdeem@students.kennesaw.ed

    The Robotics and Automation Society at KSU is foster the development and facilitate the discussion of scientific and technological knowledge in Robotics and Automation that benefits our students at Kennesaw State University. The RAS Society is a brand of IEEE that strives for the advancement of the theory and practice of robotics and automation for the maintenance of high professional/educational standards among its members, which aligned with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Kennesaw State and IEEE, with special attention to such aims within the Field of Interest of the Society.

    RAS strives to advance innovation, education, and fundamental, that applied research in robotics and automation. Robotics focuses on systems incorporating sensors and it’s components that operate autonomously in cooperation with humans, and Automation research emphasizes efficiency, productivity, quality, and reliability, focusing on systems that operate freely. The goals of RAS student chapter at KSU strengthen undergraduate/graduate research projects, promote and expand student's understanding of robotics and automation in collaboration on project and publication activities, by participating in several of conference/workshops. RSA not only established at local KSU student chapter, but also member of national IEEE Robotics Automation Society that endeavors to build a community support by hosting a variety of educational and social events to encourage friendship and camaraderie. We believe that, this society is an important chapter for KSU students to understand the inner workings of the robotics in community, and/or professional level. Faculty Advisors, Dr.Chih-Cheng Hung, chung1@kennesaw.edu; and Dr. Ying Wang, ywang@kennesaw.edu.

  • Email:        WIT@kennesaw.edu

    ListServ:    wit-campus_chapter@list.kennesaw.edu

    Owllife:     https://owllife.kennesaw.edu/organization/IEEE-CS

    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/WITKSU/

    Advisor:    Dr. Sarah North snorth@kennesaw.edu

    Co-Advisor: Dr. Becky Rutherfoord brutherf@kennesaw.edu

    Officers: 

    President: Joyce Anderson  - jande195@students.kennesaw.edu 
    Vice President: Kristin Farahdel - kfarahde@students.kennesaw.edu
    Secretary: Destiny Mabry -  dmabry12@students.kennesaw.edu  
    Treasurer: Brianna Gilchrist - bgilchri@students.kennesaw.edu
    Art Ambassador: Leah Garrison - lgarri13@students.kennesaw.edu

    The WIT-Campus at KSU Student Chapter is organized and will be operated exclusively for scientific and educational, technological knowledge in Women in Technology, directed toward the advancement women opportunities to explore and experiences careers in of the theory and practice of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. The purposes to promote the following:

    • Professional, directed toward the advancement of the standing of the members of the professions it serves; means to this end include, but are not limited to, the conduct research and publication in the areas of applied research in academic and profession environment in STEM field.
    • An increased knowledge of and greater interest in the computing technology, design, development, research emphasizes quality, and reliability, focusing on systems and adaptability to cope with unstructured and structured environments over extended periods.
    • The WIT shall strive to enhance the quality of life for all Women throughout the world through the constructive application of technology in its fields of competence. It shall endeavor to promote understanding of the influence of such technology on the public welfare.
      Enhance internship/career opportunities for prospective women STEM Professionals and promote interaction between students, and professionals. Email to: wit-campus@kennesaw.edu.
  • President: Eric Schneider - eschnei3@students.kennesaw.edu
    Vice-President: Corey Harris - charr235@students.kennesaw.edu
    Treasurer: Amritraj - amritra@students.kennesaw.edu
    Civic Engagements/Outreach: Evelyn Cronnon - dcronnon@students.kennesaw.edu
    Secretary: Chelsee Dickson - cdickso5@students.kennesaw.edu

    UPE was first organized at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, in 1967. The international organization now consists of chapters in various colleges and universities in North America and overseas. UPE is the first and only, existing international honor society in the Computing and Information disciplines.

    The mission of UPE is to recognize academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Computing and Information Disciplines. 

 

 

 

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