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Local ACM Student Chapter Wins Award for Community Service

The University of the Philippines chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) won the Outstanding Chapter Community Service Award for 2005-2006 for their various activities in fostering computer literacy and advocating open source in the local scene, among others.

Via Crimson Crux:

UP ACM … has won the 2005-2006 Excellence Award for Outstanding Community Service, the same category it won last year. Aside from bagging $500, UP ACM has reinforced the pride and competitiveness of the Philippines in the international scene; after all, what arena could be better than ACM, the world’s foremost society in computing?

The ACM’s Outstanding Community Service award is given to “chapters that have made significant contributions to their communities through one major service project or a series of smaller projects.” Read more about the student chapter excellence program from the ACM website.

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