Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) was first organized at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, in 1967 at the request of the Computing Science students. The goal was to recognize students with outstanding scholastic and professional achievements in the Computing and Information Disciplines. Today, the international organization consists of 280+ chapters in various colleges and universities in North America and overseas.
The UPE Chapter at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) is the first in the Middle East and will be launched on the 14th of November 2017. Currently, 32 AUS faculty and students are members of the Chapter.
“The mission of Upsilon Pi Epsilon is to recognize academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Computing and Information Disciplines.”
Endorsements and Affiliation
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).
Guidelines and Goals
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:
The eligibility of students, former students, and faculty for election for membership in this chapter of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Association shall be determined as follows:
Apart from the above benefits, the students will have opportunities to network with members of 280 plus UPE chapters and develop leadership skills, organizational skills, communication skills and social skills. Definitely your CV mention UPE membership will draw the attention of the employer.
Mohamed Ahmed MahmoudPresident
Mohammad ElnawawyPresident Advisor
Mohammad AttallahVice President
Hussein Fahim AbbasiSeceretary
Gehad Mohamed AbouarabTreasurer
Abid FarhanHistorian Advisor
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