About UPE

Upsilon Pi Epsilon is an Honor Society whose members are among the most outstanding undergraduate and graduate Computer Science, Management Information Systems, and Software Engineering students at NDSU. UPE holds events for members and students aiming to help them gain the skills and information that will help them both during their time at NDSU and in their continuing professional lives. Members of UPE are encouraged to grow in their understanding of the discipline by mentoring and tutoring newer students. Frequent tech talks sponsored by UPE made by many different types of companies expose NDSU students to many exciting topics outside of the classroom. Company events provide networking opportunities for students to help them get their feet in the door through internships and research opportunities. Scholarships are offered through the UPE organization to members in order to encourage our continuing excellence. The overall mission of Upsilon Pi Epsilon is to recognize academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Computing and Information Disciplines.

What we do

Upsilon Pi Epsilon events include student mentorship, tech talks, professor talks, and company information sessions. Members both learn and teach through becoming mentors of incoming underclassmen. Tech talks aim to get students excited about innovations and current technologies. Company information sessions make students aware of the wide range of opportunities that are available to them, ranging from startups to small companies to grad school to government agencies to huge corporations.

Getting involved

If you would like to get involved with UPE as a member, watch out for emails about events we need volunteers for. Helping out with setting up events, being a mentor, or other things we might need gives you opportunities to build contacts with people in industry as well as people in UPE. All members are also eligible to become officers and elections are held every Spring.

Executive Council

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Tyler Johnson
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Nicole Birkholz
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Md Faisal Kabir
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Du Yang
Faculty Advisor
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Pratap Kotala
Faculty Advisor
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Dr. Gursimran Walia
Faculty Advisor
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Dr. Oksana Myronovych

Student Members


Honggang Bu Tyler Michael Matthew Johnson Md Faisal Kabir Erik Robert LaVanier
Joseph Keith Moses Joshua Sweet AmberĀ  Rose Willenburg Du Yang


Alex Jay Buchholz Alex Michael Job Justin Daniel Rothstein Deovandski Skibinski Junior
Eric William Trautman Mayer Samuel Abdulaziz Ahmad Attaallah Rahaf Barakat
Otto Jerome Borchert Thomas Gemuend Shishir S. Hegde Mourya Reddy Narasareddy Gari
Alex David Radermacher Ryan Summery Nilmini Tharaka de Silva Dominic Allan Marks
Shujian Zhang Alroobi Rami Justin Daniel Rothstein Yashwanthgoud Durgapathi
Abhinav Singh


Adam Helsene Saha Renman Shweta Liwari Ritika Sahni
Paul Loree Asha Yadav Akanksha Jaidev Ranjana Sharma
Christopher Thompson


Phillip Reindl Dan Aceituna Matt Smith Shivendushital Pandey
Joel Carr Omar El Ariss


Angshu Kar Bruce Erickson David M. Braaten Izzat M. Alsmadi
Jingpeng Tang Michelle LaLonde Oksana Myronovych Paul Juell
Pushpala Vijay Manoj Kumar Ravi M. Eda Ryun Nem Schlecht Sireesha Ganapa

Richard Rummelt Abdullah Mamun Amal Shehan Perera Brian Slator
Bryce R. Johnson Dana Johnson Dane Eastman Derek Buchfink
Golam Morshed Osmani Jacob Halvorson Jason Peterson Jonathan Michael Pikalek
Ken Magel Kendall E. Nygard Mahmuda Naznin Maria Del Pilar Canton
Matthew Feist Pratap Kotala Ranapratap Syamala Sameer Abufardeh
Srikanth Vasepalli Syed (Shawon) Rahman Vasant A. Ubhaya William Perrizo

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Undergraduate Requirements

To be eligible for election to membership, undergraduate students must rank in the upper 35% of the class and shall have attained a GPA, in all college work thus far completed, of not less than 3.0/4.0 grade-points. Furthermore the candidate shall have completed at least 45 semester hours of college work including 15 semester hours in the basic courses in the Computing and Information Disciplines. The Chapter shall have the right to set any limit above this minimum attainment as a basis for eligibility.

Graduate Requirements

In order to be eligible for election such graduate students must rank in the upper 35% of the class and shall have been in graduate residence at NDSU at least one semester and shall have completed at least one-half of the number of semester-hours of graduate work normally required for the master's degree, with a GPA of at least 3.5/4.0. The Chapter shall have the right to set any limit above this minimum as a basis for determining eligibility. The scholarship record may be supplemented by information from the candidate's director of research as to the quality of his performance, if such research is already in progress. A student who was invited to join UPE as an undergraduate may be re-invited as a first semester graduate student if his undergraduate scholarship rating was at least 3.5/4.0.

Faculty Requirements

This section includes persons who are members of the faculties of programs that are related to the Computing and Information Disciplines or other allied computer fields. In order to be eligible for membership, such faculty members shall have been in full time employ of NDSU for at least one-half year and in responsible charge of some of the undergraduate or graduate courses or important research work of the institution. Eligibility of a faculty member shall be based mainly upon his/her present achievements as denoted by his/her degrees, rank, publications, high standards of scholarship maintained in classes or research work, honors and membership in other societies, and potential future interests in our Association.

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