Our computer science undergraduates are active, engaged members of the Johns Hopkins and Baltimore communities.

In addition to running student chapters of professional organizations, they also host HopHacks, a fully student-run, 36-hour annual JHU-based hackathon, funded by industry, that attracts students from across the country; participate in collaborative research projects at JHU’s renowned Schools of Medicine and Public Health; are launching their own business startups with support from FastForward U; and are are involved with numerous outreach programs in the Baltimore community.

Student Groups and Events

ACM Student Chapter

The Johns Hopkins Association for Computing Machinery is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancement of computer and information technology through the free exchange of ideas and information.

Women in Computer Science

Women in Computer Science (WiCS) provides opportunities and resources for female and nonbinary computer science students. Events include speakers, dinners, and weekly “Coding Circles.”

UPE Honor Society

Upsilon Pi Epsilon is the International Honor Society for Computing and Information Disciplines. UPE contributes to computer science as a discipline and awards scholarships to outstanding graduating computer science students and to those showing outstanding academic achievement.


HopHacks is the student-run, 36-hour hackathon that takes place every semester on campus. The organizing team runs all aspects of this event, from website development and registration to sponsor and judge recruitment. Participation in the event as a hacker and/or volunteer is expected before joining the organizing team. The team recruits new members each semester.


The Artificial Intelligence Society at Johns Hopkins strives to connect students and academics from different fields of study and levels of expertise who share a common interest and curiosity for artificial intelligence. The society provides a platform for this diverse community to educate one another about AI and to examine the present and future issues and impacts of AI from varying perspectives. Through multidisciplinary discussion and debate, HopAI encourages awareness of work in varying fields of study and creates an integrative network across the Johns Hopkins University. The organization cultivates interdisciplinary conversation and collaboration that is crucial for innovation and student success.

Computer-Integrated Surgery Student Research Society

CISSRS was founded in March 1998 in response to a growing need for educational support and student involvement in computer-integrated surgery. The student-run society was created to provide a bridge between professionals and students and to better realize student interests.

More engineering student groups

The Homewood campus is brimming with opportunities for students to get involved, explore new interests, and have fun. We guarantee you’ll find a group that suits your interests!