Undergraduate, Graduate Computing Students Inducted into Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Dec. 5, 2012

UPE Members
Students recite the UPE pledge.

December 14, 2012 —  

Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering and Information Science and Technology students were inducted into Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), international honor society for computing and information disciplines, Dec. 5, 2012.

During the 32nd ceremony at Drexel, 48 undergraduate and graduate students with outstanding achievement and scholarship in computing made UPE’s pledge to uphold technological contributions to society and maintain high standards in their academic life.

View photos from the event here

UPE is dedicated to promoting the computing and information disciplines. It encourages members to contribute to the enhancement of knowledge in the field.

Founded in 1967 at Texas A&M University, UPE is the only international honor society for the computing and information disciplines, having chapters at 230 colleges and universities in the U.S. and overseas.

Drexel University was chartered in 1989 as the fifth chapter of the state of Pennsylvania to the Association by the Executive Council of UPE. You can learn more information about UPE at

The following students were inducted into UPE:

Graduate Students
Yevgeniy Boyko
CJ Budzilowicz
Matthew Burkholder
Anthony Davidson
Jennifer A. Davies
Maria E. Devin
Troy Finamore
Sergei Gorelik
Robert J. Hedges-Goettl
Swathi Jagannath
Jeffrey Bernard Kellam
Scott P. Monahan
Stephen Ramusivich
Jason Setzer
Ronald Smith
Julia J. Staas
Ariel M. Stolerman

Undergraduate Students
Sean J. Barag
Richard C. Blevins Jr.
John Brodie II
Hieu Minh Trung Bui
Kristian Calhoun
Tajik R. Choudhury
Manu Colacot
Abhiroop Das
Kenneth Fox
Francisco J. Galarza
Emily C. Goldberg
Zachary A. Greer
Ruoyun Guo
Kevin Hill
Pavan Kantharaju
Quoc Kinh Le
Sergey Matskevich
Michael P. McLaughlin
Joseph Muoio
Dang T. Nguyen
Steven T. Nguyen
Thach Nguyen
Kyle Patron
Joleen A. Petroski
Hannah Pinkos
George Rodier
Joseph R. Schaible
Zachary Lee Schoenstadt
Edward M. Seamans
Alexy Thomas
Elena M. Verdecchio

Drexel’s next UPE Induction Ceremony is scheduled for the Spring 2013. UPE will also be hosting its 4th Annual Alumni Dinner, with a research reception hosted by the Department of Computer Science, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. All UPE alumni and current student members, plus computing faculty and staff, are invited to attend. More event information will be available soon.