Three undergraduate students from the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, who comprise NSU’s computer programming team, competed in the 2011 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Southeast Regional Programming Contest against 77 other teams. The contest took place on Oct. 29, at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne.
NSU’s team included computer science majors Jeremy Cantor, Ryan del Rosario, and Ryan Kutbi. Paul Kenison, Ph.D., associate professor in the College, continued his role as the team’s coach.
During the event, each team worked to solve 10 computer-programming problems. The greatest number of problems solved by any team was seven. NSU’s team was one of 31 to solve one problem. Forty-six teams solved two or more problems.
“While this was the youngest team that I have taken to the contest—all three are sophomores—I was happy with the students’ enthusiasm and desire to continue practicing after the contest,” Kenison said. “We’re looking forward to competing next year.”