Students Compete in the Preliminary ACM Programming Contest
Nine St. Lawrence University computer science students attended the annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), which took place on Oct. 26 at Hamilton College. 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. St. Lawrence students Peixuan Cai '21, Xuanming Cui '20, Ruoya Ding '21, Joshua Epstein '20, Timothy Jones '20, Jack Pattison '20, Jonas Peek '20, Xin Tao '21, and Sai Wei '20 were among fifteen teams, including teams from Hamilton College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Sienna College, and SUNY Oswego. All teams spent four hours working to solve eight challenging problems, and Jones, Pattison, and Peek earned the eighth place.