Mihaela Sabin, professor of computer science and chair of the Applied Engineering and Sciences Department at UNH Manchester, was appointed as a member of the Education Board for the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest computing society with more than 100,000 members across the globe.
The Education Board oversees ACM’s activities focusing on advancing computer science education at all levels, from K-12 through college as well as professional development for computing professionals at every stage of their career. In her two-year term as a board member, Sabin will support ACM’s educational initiatives to address the changing needs of students and professionals in computing and information technologies.
Sabin has served as a member of the ACM Education Advisory Committee for the past five years, representing the Special Interest Group on Information Technology Education. Between 2014 and 2017, she chaired an international task force sponsored by ACM with representation from IEEE Computer Society to produce the "Curriculum Guidelines for Baccalaureate Degree Programs in Information Technology," a report relevant to IT baccalaureate programs worldwide that outlines the skills computing majors should have to graduate workforce-ready.
Sabin focuses on equitable teaching practices to motivate, engage and support all learners in her classroom at UNH Manchester, where she teaches in the analytics and data science, computer science and computer information systems undergraduate programs as well as the information technology and cybersecurity engineering master’s degree programs.