Welcome to the beta of our new site! We would love if you would give us your feedback on ways to improve the content or color scheme. We would like to build a substantial collection of resources to help each other build our skills as programmers as well as help us make the transition into the workforce. Please click the "Website Support" link at the bottom of the page and send us your ideas!

We will be updating this site with photos of past events and working on the design as this semester progresses.

We are a student organization here at MSU dedicated to helping prepare computer science students to enter the workforce and as they study computer science at MSU. We meet regularly to plan new events, recruit new people, and reach out to local businesses for tours and advice.

Our Mission

The mission of ACM at MSU is to prepare undergraduate and graduate students in the computer science department to for their careers. We strive to increase the number of tools you have so you feel more comfortable completing a task in the real world. ACM is whatever you make it, so get involved, be vocal, and enjoy it along the way!

Calendar of Upcoming Events

2018 Spring Break Road Trip!

Spring Break

Last year's ACM Spring Break Road Trip took computer science students to visit major tech companies across the Portland, Oregon area. The itinerary involved visits to Intel, Nike, the Pittock Mansion, OpenSesame, Salesforce, and The Touring Techs at eBay. Check out our past trips HERE!

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Computer Science Student Devlopment Tools

Development Environment

There are countless tools available to developers today and part of the learning process is to find the ones that make you efficient at your job as well as give you features that you need. Jetbrains is the creator of many programs for coding including the popular around campus, Intellijay Idea, and PyCharm. There are special offers for students at the link below. Other Integrated Development Environments (IDE's) that are popular around campus are Eclipse and Netbeans.

Text Editors

If you are looking for a terminal based text editor such as Vi(m) or something with a full graphical user interface, here are a few that are popular around campus.

Virtual Machines

Would you like to have multiple operating systems on your computer? VMware and Virtual Box offer students software for free to make running Virtual Machines on their computer simple and easy. Learn to program on multiple operating systems! Popular Linux distributions like Ubuntu and Red Hat are free to download and work great as virtual machines!

Microsoft Software

Microsoft offers students a vast array of software for educational purposes including operating systems! Check out the Microsoft Imagine Store below.

ACM Officers

  • President: Mike Pollard
  • Vice President: Halley Bennet
  • Treasurer: Elias Athey
  • Treasurer Apprentice: Blake Stanger
  • Secretary: Hugh Jackovich
  • AWC Liaison: Jazzlyn Pulley
  • Social Chair: Jessica Jorgenson
  • Social Chair: Cory Peterson
  • Social Chair: Evan Richter
  • Social Media Guru: Anthony Nardiello
  • Webmaster: Tim Parrish
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. John Paxton