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The KACST ACM SIGCHI Chapter was chartered in Spring 2017. Chapter participation provides a unique combination of social interaction and professional dialogue among peers, in our geographic area. Chapter members' backgrounds represent all facets of computing, from academia, research, business and industry.

Chapter Founding Members

The KACST ACM SIGCHI Chapter Officers are Areej Al-Wabil (Chair), Arwa Alabdulkarim (Vice-Chair), Dr. Khalid Majrashi (Membership Chair), Naelah Alaqeel (Treasurer), Dr. Shiroq Al-Megren (Web Officer).


Founding members: Dr. Abir Benabid, Noura Alomar, Arwa Alamoudi, Alaa Alhumaisan, Mashael Aldayel, Jumana Almahmoud, Aljohara Alfayez, Najat Alrashed, Rawan Al-Aloula, Abeer Alnafjan, Ashwag Alasmari, Asma Aljuhani, Shirouq Alsinan,  

Join Us!

Membership is open to anyone interested in HCI or working in the field. Our KACST ACM SIGCHI Chapter is a collection of people that are associated with SIGCHI who share a common location in the Riyadh region. Chapters are groups of people, who, by banding together, can speak with a common voice within SIGCHI; can more effectively organize the activities that are of interest to them; and can obtain services that support their activities.

Activities and Events

#HCI_Seminar_Series, Webinars, Workshops, Meetups, Summer Schools, and more. Our events are posted on the SIGHCI Chapters' calendar: ACM SIGCHI Local Chapter Events.

Events in 2017-2020


  1. Reflections on CHI on May 25, 2017

  2. Insights from Participating in Conferences on October 29, 2017


  1. TinkerCAD and 3D Printing on May 31, 2017

  2. Rapid Prototyping and Laser Cutting @TekSpacy on June 18, 2017

  3. Prototyping and 3D Printers - Workshop for Summer Camp on Sep 12, 2017

  4. Prototyping and Arduino Workshop at PSU on Dec 7, 2017

  5. Sketching with Arduino at KSU on December 10, 2017

  6. Sketching with Arduino at SheWorks on Dec 16, 2017


  1. Tangible Interaction on May 31, 2017

  2. Cultural Probes on Oct 31, 2017


  1. IBM Meetup for Women in Tech on May 24, 2017

  2. Poster Day at the Ithraa Summer Camp on Sep 14, 2017

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