The Executive Council of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) encourages academic excellence for students in the computing discipline. UPE initiated this award with the IEEE Computer Society, as the largest association of computer professionals, to raise the importance of academic achievement in our future computing professionals.
Up to four awards of $1,000 each are given each year. Winners also receive a certificate of commendation and a one-year subscription to a Computer Society periodical. The UPE award criteria requires the same minimum grade point average required for UPE membership, which is currently a minimum of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0.
Who is Eligible?
All IEEE Computer Society graduate and undergraduate students who are full-time students at an academic institution are eligible.
Student winners of the Computer Society’s Richard Merwin or UPE/CS award for the previous year (13 months) are not eligible.
Judging is based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities related to the discipline of computing, and the letters of recommendation.
If you’re not already a member, you can join IEEE and the CS for $40 US, or IEEE students can add Computer Society to their IEEE Membership for as low as $8.00. Discounts are available in low income and developing nations.