Students from Northeast Battle for Spot in World Computer Programming Contest




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It’s a match of logic and teamwork in a race against the clock as computing students from Rochester Institute of Technology compete against other top universities from across the country and Canada. For the fourth consecutive year, RIT will host the northeast regional finals of the Association for Computing International Collegiate Programming Contest.

On Saturday, Nov. 11, teams from 12 universities will compete including Brown, Harvard, MIT, McGill and the University of New Brunswick. RIT’s team is comprised of three computer science students who won first place in the preliminary round last month at SUNY Oswego.

The contest requires teams to solve a list of complex real world problems within a certain time frame. In addition to their programming skills, students must utilize problem-solving techniques in a team-based environment. The competition will start at 10 a.m. in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. The awards ceremony will be held at 3:15 p.m. in the Golisano College auditorium.

Regional contest winners from all over the world will advance to the world finals to be held in Tokyo next March. The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest was established 30 years ago. For more information, visit http://www.cs.rit.edu/~icpc.

MEDIA NOTE: To cover the competition portion of the event, go to room 70-3000 on the third floor of the Golisano College.

ADDITIONAL CONTACT: Paul Tymann, chair of RIT’s Computer Science Dept., (585) 746-5690.