In the spring semester of 2014, most University of Florida computer-related clubs were polarized to represent either electrical engineering or computer science. Students in computer engineering and other computer-related fields wanted a club representing the union of electrical engineering and computer science and came together to begin drafting a club. In the fall semester of 2014, their ideas would become reality through the official foundation of the University of Florida Association of Computer Engineers.
The Association of Computer Engineers aims to:
- Promote Computer Engineering.
- Create an environment where students from computer engineering or other related majors can collaborate and effectively work together, practice all phases of computer engineering and other allied fields, and further their professional development.
- Facilitate interest in STEM fields to prospective students, non-engineering students, and the Gainesville community.
To achieve this goal, ACE plans, manages, and attends computer related projects, presentations, tutoring, mentoring, and special events hosted by the Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) and the Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Departments. ACE collaborates with other engineering societies to introduce technology projects to the greater Gainesville community. Additionally, ACE will showcase the benefits of getting involved and studying Computer Engineering and other computer-related fields at new student orientations.