The Computer Science Department does not just end inthe classroom. Students use their knowledge and love of technology in events that go beyond their desks and homework. Students at Francis Marion University have oppurtunities with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) student chapter, the region level programming contest, our Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor society, and many more!

Computer Science ACM Student Chapter

The Francis Marion student chapter for the Association for Computing Machinery, also known as ACM, is a student-driven club for those interested in advancing their knowledge of programming, robotics, and other related topics. Students who join this chapter will have the oppurtunity to discuss and learn alongside their fellow classmates as taught by upper-classmates and Honor Society recipients.

Our current Officers of ACM Student Chapter at FMU:

Chairman: Kyle Heath

Vice Chairman: Emily Brooke Thornell

Secretary: Rodney Greene

Treasurer: David Romanski

Computer Science Regional Programming Contest

The Computer Science Program at FMU offers students the opportunity to participate in several regional level programming contests. These include Mercer University Programming Contest, the Consortium for Computing Science in Colleges (CCSC) Programming Contest and the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. In preparing for participation in these regional programming contests, the students will learn teamwork, problem analysis and rapid software development skills. The students will learn to work in pairs to solve programming problems in a given time frame. They will start by practicing working on two programming problems in one hour and will progress to solving six problems in three hours. As a result of this experience, they will learn to quickly identify and use algorithms that they have been learning in the classroom. The participants develop a unique experience in problem solving, valued highly by the industry.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society

Two UPE Honors

Francis Marion has a chapter for Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines. Students who joins this Honors chapter have done so by achieiving an above average GPA in their major of Computer Science and have shown exceptional attitude.