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Computer Science Students Participate in the Annual ACM Programming Contest

On Saturday, October 22, eight computer science students went to Clarkson University to participate in the annual ACM Programming Contest. The contest originally started at Texas A & M in 1970. It spread through North America and has branches and chapters throughout the world. “The contest fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enables students to test their ability to perform under pressure. Quite simply, it is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world.” Khang Le ('19), Evan Page ('18), Taylor Pellerin ('17), Nevaan Perera ('19), Christopher Roy ('19), Madison Rusch ('17), Kaden Weaver ('17), and Yuxi Zhang ('18) were among 10 teams from schools including Clarkson University, Middlebury College, St. Lawrence University, and University of Vermont. All teams spent four hours working to solve six challenging problems. Christopher Roy ('19) and Madison Rusch ('17) solved two problems, earning 4th place at the site, while Nevaan Perera ('19), Kaden Weaver ('17), and Yuxi Zhang ('18) solved one problem, earning 6th place at the site.