Upsilon Pi Epsilon hosts international convention at FIU, wins award


Every year, national representatives from the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Association hold an international convention in which all UPE chapters across the world come together to review the last year in terms of finances, new chapters initiated, and awards given to each chapter and the association as a whole.

On March 8, 2019, Upsilon Pi Epsilon of FIU hosted the international convention on the Modesto A. Maidique campus. Each chapter presented its activities in the last year to the association and a banquet was held on campus. Upsilon Pi Epsilon of FIU received the award for Top National Chapter of 2018. This award is given to the most outstanding chapter out of over 290 chapters in the United States and overseas. UPE FIU has been recognized for promoting an active community for students studying computing and information sciences at FIU.

The founding chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon was formed at Texas A&M University in 1967 and is currently the only international honors society for the computing and information science disciplines. The UPE Association is duly recognized by the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Computer Society. Through Upsilon Pi Epsilon, there are many benefits such as over $70,000 in scholarships, graduation memorabilia, among many others.

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Written by: Natalie Whitehead