The University of the Philippines Association of Computer Science Majors (UP CURSOR) is a nonprofit, non-stock, nonsectarian socio-civic-academic student organization based in the University of the Philippines - Diliman Campus, Quezon City, Philippines.
Founded in 1983, the organization is the oldest computer science student organization in the university. Its home is in the UP Department of Computer Science in the UP College of Engineering, and caters specifically to students taking up BS Computer Science degrees in the university. Non-CS majors are also accepted as honorary members.
The organization has the following objectives: to extend the training of its members beyond the formal limits of the Computer Science (CS) curriculum; to integrate the efforts of its members in pursuit of academic growth and excellence; to foster goodwill, friendship, cooperation, and dedication among its members; to cultivate and maintain cordial and fraternal relations with other organizations in the university; and to provide a channel for the promotion of general interests in the field of Computer Science.
President: Emir Raviz Mercado
VP for Internals/Membership Committee Head: Maria Angelica Bagadiong Ramirez
VP for Externals/External Affairs Committee Head: Heverly Berminia Rodrigo Bravo
Secretary/Records Committee Head: Rea Faye Joy Simbre Guiloreza
Treasurer/Finance Committee Head: Michael Ybut Benedicto
Academic Affairs Committee Head: Jeynald Jeyromme Lacanilao Endaya
Activities Committee Head: John Mark Lee Navarrete
Information and Public Relations Committee Head: Tresia Michelle Jan Medina Cercado
UP CURSOR sponsors many activities that foster camaraderie and friendship among Computer Science Majors, not only from UP, but from other universities as well. Some of our notable activities are the CS4CS Freshmen Orientation, Computorient for the Computer Science freshmen, and CURSOR Week. It also celebrates the Computer Science Week, where seminars, exhibits, and other events are held, headed by JAVA CUP, an Interschool Programming Competition. During the most – celebrated Engineering week, UP CURSOR hosts a number of fun activities including Finger Olympics (PC and Console gaming competition), You Gotta Lick It (ice cream eating contest), and the much awaited UP Sigaw, UP Hataw Cheering Competition. Through the years, UP CURSOR has proven its significance and made its presence felt in the College of Engineering. UP CURSOR won the EOEA (Engineering Organization Excellence Award) in 2006 and UP CURSOR is a consistent placer in the Engineering Week. No wonder that after 26 years, UP CURSOR is now an integral part of the department, the college, and of the university.
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