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Welcome to ACM SIGCAS

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SIGCAS is the ACM Special Interest Group that addresses the social and ethical consequences of widespread computer usage. SIGCAS' main goals are to raise awareness about the impact that technology has on society, and to support and advance the efforts of those who are involved in this important work.

Our members are computer professionals from both industry and academia, as well as ethicists, psychologists, sociologists and others. We welcome students from a variety of disciplines. Our areas of involvement include computer ethics, universal access to computer technology, security, privacy, and reliability. We collaborate with other ACM bodies that are engaged in related work, such as USACM, SIGITE and SIGCSE.


SIGCAS Workshop on Computing for the Social Good: Educational Practices

Date/Time: March 2nd, 9:00AM - 12:30PM

Where: L9 [SIGCSE 2016, Memphis Convention Center, Memphis, Tennessee]

Cost: Free to SIGCAS members, $30 otherwise

Max Participants: 40

CS educational activities for the social good (CSG-Ed), is an umbrella term meant to incorporate any educational activity, from small to large, that endeavors to convey and reinforce computing’s social relevance and potential for positive societal impact. This SIGCAS sponsored hands-on workshop is an opportunity to learn the skills necessary to become a CSG-Ed practitioner. In addition to the presentation of current research highlighting the importance CSG-Ed for attracting and retaining a diverse student audience, seasoned CSG-Ed practitioners will lead participants through activities to increase one’s ability to deploy CSG-Ed activities and assignments. The goal of this workshop is to create a new cohort of CSG-Ed practitioners and to improve the skill-set of current practitioners.

This workshop is open to both CSG-Ed novices and those with CSG-Ed experience. Attendees will gain new skills, be introduced to new collaborators and be exposed to how SIGCAS can support the many varied individual and group CSG-Ed efforts.

Space is limited to provide a small group hands-on workshop experience.

To register for this event, email mikeyg at xavier.edu.

See the SIGCSE 2016 site for more information

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