Upsilon Pi Epsilon is the international honor society for the computing sciences. Established in 1967 at Texas A&M Univers ity, it is the only computing sciences honors organization endorsed by both the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the IEEE Computer Society. With over 120 chapters worldwide, UPE strives to recognize outstanding talent and ability in the computing sciences, represent the computing sciences in interdisciplinary communications and encourage individuals to contribute to society through the computing sciences.
The New York Iota chapter of UPE was founded at Binghamton University in 1991. An undergraduate computer science major is eligible for membership in UPE if he or she has completed at least 45 credits toward a BS in Computer Science or Information Systems, has completed at least four of the required computer science courses and has a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4. An undergraduate transfer student must also have a grade point average of at least 3.4 from his or her previous institution and a minimum of 24 credits completed at Binghamton University.
The primary activity of the Watson School's chapter of UPE is providing free tutoring services to students enrolled in computer science courses. Members of UPE hold regular tutoring hours in the Watson Commons on weekday afternoons. Be on the lookout for signs giving specific days and times. In addition, UPE is in the process of organizing events such as a game night in the MicroLab and a luncheon for computer science students who made the Dean's List.