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Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society (UPE)


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 (UPE) to promote the computing and information disciplines and to encourage their contribution to the enhancement of knowledge.

UPE was first organized at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, in 1967. The international organization now consists of chapters in various colleges and universities in North America and overseas. The mission of UPE is to recognize academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Computing and Information Disciplines. UPE is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS).

UPE is the first and only, existing international honor society in the Computing and Information disciplines. UPE 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). UPE is also a charter member of The International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES).

College of Engineering and Computing Membership Qualification

Membership is by invitation only. Each semester, the College of Engineering and Computing pre-selects all students who satisfy membership requirements, and invitations for joining are issued.

To qualify for Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) membership, a graduate student must meet the following.

A graduate student must be a candidate in good standing and must have completed at least 15 semester hours in the master's program or 20 semester hours in the doctoral program. Further, he or she must have a grade point average of at least 3.75.

Each candidate for membership is considered individually by the Membership Committee. Eligibility for membership shall not be limited by race, color, creed, age or sex.

If you have any additional questions please contact: Dr. James Parrish

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