UPE inducts 17 new members
By Sally Harris
Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 30 - April 30, 1998
Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), the National Computer Science Honor Society, has inducted 17 new members.
New members inducted included Virginia Tech faculty members Sandra Birch of computer science, inducted in recognition of leadership in promoting ethical behavior and community service among developing computing professionals and in gratitude for her generous support of student organizations; Edward A. Fox of computer science, in recognition of outstanding contributions to the fields of multimedia, databases, and information retrieval and for supporting research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students; and Ronald D. Kriz from the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics for making outstanding contributions to the field of scientific visualization, for increasing computing resources on campus, and for supporting open access to computing facilities by students.
UPE also awarded its first Outstanding Sophomore Achievement award of $100 to Lenard Perkins, who is currently co-oping at Appropriate Technologies. Five other sophomores were recognized as Outstanding Sophomore Computer Science Students: Jason Field, Joel Mosher, Jason Payne, Manushantha Sporny, and Eric Stenborg.
Other new members are as follows: Graduate Students Ghaleb Abdulla (Ph.D.), Siva P. Challa (Ph.D.), Felicia Doswell (Ph.D.), Craig H. Ganoe (M.S. and Ph.D.), Gautam Pulla (M.S.), Sean Timm (M.S.), and Levent Yilmaz (Ph.D.); undergraduate seniors David Bartlett, Eric Crampton, John Harding, Chad Hawthorne, Michael K. Novi, and Nathan J. Peterson; and junior Kevin McGovern .
The Virginia Tech faculty advisor for UPE is Osman Balci.