About UPE

Upsilon Pi Epsilon was founded in 1967 at Texas A&M University and is the first honor society for Computer Science. There are now over 100 chapters of UPE throughout the world. The mission of Upsilon Pi Epsilon is to recognize academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the computing sciences. UPE also encourages academic achievement by providing scholarships to outstanding students in computer science.


The JMU Department of Computer Science values academic excellence and achievement and is proud to host the Zeta Chapter of Virginia of UPE. This chapter was established on May 3rd, 2001, with a charter membership of 12 students.

  • Current Officers:
    • President: Christy Kobert
    • Vice President: Nkeng Atabong
    • Secretary: Rebecca Wild
    • Treasurer: Cayleigh Verhaalen
    • Historian: Eliza Shoemaker
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mike Lam

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