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CCI Students Selected for 2014 Upsilon Pi Epsilon Scholarship Awards

October 23, 2014

The international honor society for the computing and information disciplines, Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), has selected two Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) students as 2014 UPE scholarship recipients. Doctoral student Alberto Uriarte and bachelor of computer science graduate Hannah Lenore Pinkos (now a graduate student at Georgia Tech) will each receive a UPE Executive Council Award scholarship of $1,500.

During the 2013-14 academic year, Uriarte served as president and Pinkos as treasurer of the Drexel University UPE Chapter. The chapter—advised by CCI Professor Jeffrey Popyack, PhD—was chartered in 1989 as the Epsilon Chapter of the State of Pennsylvania to the Association by the Executive Council of Upsilon Pi Epsilon.

Each year the Executive Council of Upsilon Pi Epsilon evaluates a large number of scholarship applications from students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. All scholarship applicants are required to complete a comprehensive application form including a statement on their long-term plans for the profession, a summary of their contributions to their respective UPE chapters and related student activities at their college or university. Applicants are also required to submit all college-level transcripts and a recommendation from the UPE faculty adviser.

UPE was first organized at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, in 1967. The international organization now consists of more than 275 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. It is also the first and only, existing international honor society in the Computing and Information Disciplines, and 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). For more information, please visit UPE’s website at http://upe.acm.org/ .