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Rensselaer Student Awarded Computing Scholarship

Rensselaer Student Awarded Computing Scholarship

By Mary L. Martialay

January 10, 2022

For the second year in a row, a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute student has been awarded a scholarship from the Upsilon Pi Epsilon international honor society in computing and information disciplines. Alexandra Hsueh was honored with an executive council award this year. Last year’s Rensselaer winner was Phillip B Kopita.

UPE is the first and only, existing international honor society in the Computing and Information disciplines. The mission of UPE is to recognize academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Computing and Information Disciplines. UPE is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) and has chapters in more than 300 colleges and universities in North America and overseas.


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