Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE)

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The computing and information disciplines are relatively young. Yet despite their comparative youth, the computing and information disciplines have had an unparalleled effect on almost every aspect of contemporary life. Indeed it is difficult to predict the ultimate place of the computer in our world.  It is the express purpose of Upsilon Pi Epsilon to promote the computing and information disciplines and to encourage their contribution to the enhancement of knowledge.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon is the first and only, existing international honor society in the Computing and Information Disciplines. It has received endorsements from the two largest computer organizations in the world, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS).

Upsilon Pi Epsilon is an honorary society whose membership consists of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in Computing and Information Disciplines. Only schools that offer a degree in a computing science-related discipline may be chartered. Likewise, prospective student members must be working toward a degree in Computing and Information Disciplines at the time they are considered for membership. Yet members are chosen not only for their scholastic achievement in a computing science program, but also for distinguishing themselves as true professionals by meeting the standards of the society. Membership is limited to those who can effectively achieve the original goals of the society. These goals include:

  1. The recognition of outstanding talent in the field of computing science,
  2. The promotion of high scholarship in computing science,
  3. The establishment and maintenance of high standards in computing science,
  4. The representation of computing science in interdisciplinary communications, and
  5. The encouragement of individual contributions to society through computing science.

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Members are inducted after mid-term in each fall, spring, and summer semesters. Invitations for membership are based on the top 10% of that semesters graduating students in computer science and software engineering.

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3101 Shelby Center

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Mr. Clint Lovelace

Category: Academic, Professional,
Related Major: Computer Science and Software