Students Compete in ACM Programming Contest - March 2021
The annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contests (ICPC) took place online this year due to the pandemic. Sponsored by IBM, the ICPC is an annual multi-tiered competitive programming competition among the universities of the world. The contest started at Texas A & M in 1970 and has spread to include branches and chapters throughout the world.
Kevin Caravelli ’22, Benjamin Heinze ’23, Cameron Kessler ’23, Kimberly Merchant ’22, Edward Smith ’23, and Siyuan Zhang ’22 participated in the North America Qualifier on February 11.
On March 6, Olivia Omar ’22 joined the returning five students (Benjamin Heinze ’23, Cameron Kessler ’23, Kimberly Merchant ’22, Edward Smith ’23, and Siyuan Zhang ’22) to participate in the Northeast North America Regional Contest. Java++ (Kimberly, Olivia, Siyuan) and SLU Team 6 (Benjamin, Cameron, Edward) were among 44 teams who spent five hours solving 18 challenging problems. Java++ and SLU Team 6 earned the 26th and 36th places, respectively.