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Awards and Honors

Outstanding Student Awards

Each spring, typically six to ten seniors are selected and designated as an Outstanding Student in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. The basis for the award is a very high grade point average and significant service to the department. The department is proud to honor these excellent students.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society

Upsilon Pi Epsilon, which originated at Texas A&M University in 1967, is the only duly recognized honor society for the Computer Sciences. Today it is found in many colleges and universities in North America and overseas. The Gamma Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon was chartered at UMBC in 1991. Each spring the names of prospective members are drawn from a list of junior and senior computer science students. Invitations are offered to those who meet the requirements. Students who accept are recognized for their excellence in their chosen field. Visit the Office of Undergraduate Student Services in rooms 203-206 of the ITE building for further information.

Phi Beta Kappa

UMBC has an active chapter of the national honor society Phi Beta Kappa.