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Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)

The MSU student chapter of the ACM exists to:

  1. To promote an increased knowledge of the science, design, development, construction, languages, and applications of modern computing machinery.
  2. To promote a greater interest in computing machinery and its applications.
  3. To provide a means of communication between persons having interest in computing machinery.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) is an honorary society established to recognize outstanding talent and promote high scholarship and professionalism in the Computing Sciences. UPE is the first and remains the only international honor society for the Computing Sciences, and is recognized by ACM and IEEE Computer Societies. Membership in UPE is extended through invitation to students and faculty in Computer Science and Computer Engineering who display outstanding scholarship and professionalism.

The Alpha Mississippi Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon was established at Mississippi State University on April 29, 1974. Membership in UPE is open to Juniors and Seniors in Computer Science and Computer Engineering with oustanding academic standing. The UPE chapter officers for the 2002-2003 academic year are:

Computer Science and Engineering Ambassador Team

The purpose of the Ambassadors team is to assist the CSE Department in recruiting and retaining computer science and software engineering students. Ambassadors assist in recruiting events, orientation, advisory board visits, and many other fun activities. Ambassadors are also called on to provide feedback to the department administration from a student perspective.

Women in computing

Aspirations in Computing Award

The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing program "talent development initiative designed to increase female participation in technology careers by providing encouragement, visibility, community, leadership opportunities, scholarships, and internships to aspiring technically inclined young women." (

MSU sponsors the Mississippi regional award that recognizes 9th-12th grade women with aspirations in computing. High are invited to apply for 2013 award:

2012 Regional Winners:

2012 Regional Winners
2012 Regional Winners

2012 Regional Runner-Up:

2012 National Runner-Up:

2012 Educator Award Winner:

Summer Camps

The CSE department has provided a summer camp experience for high school and middle school girls since 2011.

Bulldog Bytes Summer 2013
Bulldog Bytes Summer 2013

First Summer Camp 2013
First Summer Camp 2013

Bulldog Bytes is a summer experience for Young Women who will be in grades 7-9 in 2013-2014 school year. The camp, held June 23-27, will focus on the risk of identity theft to teenagers by having campers discover the powers of technology, both as a threat and a preventative support mechanism. Leader Rian Walker, an NCWIT Aspirations in Computing regional winner and national runner-up, has arranged female guest speakers from the Army Corps of Engineers, FedEx, and Hewlett-Packard. She has a wealth of experience as an elementary school volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and is skilled in HTML, PHP, MySQL, C++, and C#. This camp is funded through the National Center for Women and Information Technology AspireIT program, which is supported by Google, Intel, and Northrop Grumman.