Kiran Ramjisingh, a senior computer science student, recently received the 2022 Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) Scholarship Award. This is the first time a Monmouth student has earned this distinction.
Ramjisingh was selected for this award based on “academic record, extra-curricular activities, and the glowing recommendation of [his UPE Advisor, Ling Zheng, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of Computer Science and Software Engineering.]”
“As a student, Kiran has demonstrated a love of learning and the level of commitment necessary to succeed in [college] and the workplace,” Zheng reflects on Ramjisingh. “Kiran is actively involved on campus as a Peer Mentor, organizing events for students to learn and network with each other and industry leaders. Additionally, he is the Vice President of the UPE honor society chapter at Monmouth University and has successfully organized our first-ever Resume Workshop last semester to help students make their resumes.”
To be a member of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) honor society, a student needs to exhibit superior scholastic and professional achievement in the computing and information disciplines. Each year, the UPE executive council evaluates scholarship applications from undergraduate and graduate students. All applicants complete a “comprehensive application form including a statement on their long-term plans in the profession, a summary of their contributions to their respective UPE chapters, and related student activities at their college or university.” Ramjisingh is one of 10 UPE student members to be selected this award.
The Upsilon Pi Epsilon Association is an international honor society in the computing and information disciplines. The purpose of UPE is to promote the computing and information disciplines and to encourage their contribution to the enhancement of knowledge. UPE now consists of chapters in more than 300 colleges and universities in North America and overseas. The mission of the Kappa Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon is to recognize academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the computing and information disciplines at Monmouth University.