Penn State Harrisburg’s Sigma Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon inducts new members

Students and an honorary alum inducted into international honor society for the computing and information disciplines
Upsilon Pi Epsilon seal
Credit: Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Sharon Siegfried

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration and School of Science, Engineering, and Technology recently inducted 13 new student members, and an honorary alum into the Sigma Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), the international honor society for the computing and information disciplines.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon was first organized at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, in 1967. It is the only national honor society for the computing and information disciplines and is recognized as such by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society. UPE is also a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and a charter member of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies.

Graduate inductees included:

  • Dorcas Bature — Nigeria
  • Anthony Chambers — Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Joshua Gore — Mountville, Pennsylvania
  • Robert Masters — Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Purav Patel — India
  • Naga Pulicherla — India


Undergraduate inductees included:

  • Zakaria — Ivory Coast
  • Lilac Dixon — Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Alex Li — State College, Pennsylvania
  • Kaitlin MacAdam — Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
  • Christina Medina-Rosado — Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Jacob Radogna — Hellertown, Pennsylvania
  • Fardeen Shahed — Bangladesh


Also inducted as an honorary alum was Allen Puy, manager of Mission and Systems Engineering at Lockheed Martin Space. Puy earned a bachelor of science in computer science with a minor in mathematics from Penn State in 1986. In his capacity at Lockheed Martin, he has been involved in all relationship management efforts between Lockheed Martin and Penn State and has acted as the liaison to the College of Information Sciences and Technology since its inception.

The Sigma Chapter of Pennsylvania at Penn State Harrisburg was chartered in 2020 as the 303rd chapter of the Association by the Executive Council of Upsilon Pi Epsilon.

For more information on the Sigma Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, please contact co-advisors Roderick Lee, associate professor of information systems at [email protected] or Kelsey Kirk, lecturer in information technology at [email protected].