Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Written on 1:31 PM by Tushar Thole

I got inducted into UPE!

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (ΥΠΕ): International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines is the first and only existing one of its kind.

UPE is endorsed by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE-CS), the two largest computer organizations in the world. Aside from conferring honor on computer science and computer engineering students, it has a large involvement with the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.

Membership in UPE, like many other honor societies, is lifetime; however student members inducted get a free year of ACM membership as well. Additionally, UPE gives out a number of scholarships for its members and ACM members.” – Wikipedia.

Apart from the lifetime membership I will receive a recognition pin, certificate and honor cord to wear at my graduation in May.

A link to JHU chapter is here.

It’s a great honor and what an awesome start to the week!

Encyclopaydia

Written on 1:02 PM by Tushar Thole

R. Jacob Vogelstein, One of the professors @ Hopkins, has started a new website called “Encyclopaydia” to keep a database of salary information of Hopkins alumni. This is a great tool as it gives a good idea about what to expect in terms of salary when you graduate and provides a basis to negotiate the salary with a potential employer.

There might be better websites of this kind out there but this is the first one that I came across. Do have a look!

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