ACM SIGHPC Computing4Change for Undergraduate Students in Atlanta, GA co-located with the SC20 conference Nov 14-20, 2020

Computing4Change is a competition for students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds who want to work collaboratively to:

  • Learn to apply data analysis and computational thinking to a social challenge
  • Experience the latest tools and techniques for exploring data through visualization
  • Expand skills in team-based problem solving
  • Learn how to communicate ideas more effectively to the general public


Nominations open: Early-Winter, 2020

Nominations close: Mid-May, 2020

Winners contacted: Mid-Summer 2020


How It Works

To be eligible for this exciting program, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled as a full time undergraduate student at an accredited college/university
  • Not plan to graduate before May 2021
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of at least 2.5/4.0 (or equivalent)
  • Be able to attend the full competition at SC20
  • Complete the online application form before the deadline (available when nominations open)

Students from any undergraduate background are eligible, although some preference will be given to women, minorities, students from majors outside computer science, and students at the sophomore or junior level.

Students will be assigned to teams to ensure a balance of backgrounds, and an advisor will be assigned to each team. The costs of airfare, lodging, meals, and conference registration will be provided.

Questions? Check out the FAQs for more information. Follow C4C on Twitter at #computing4change.