22 Colleges & Universities to Compete in Computer Programming Contest at WPI This Saturday

Contact: WPI Media Relations, 508-831-5616

Worcester, Mass. -- College and university computer programming teams from throughout New England and New York will compete at WPI this Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Northeast North America Programming Contest.

Twenty-two three-person teams will participate in the five-hour contest with six programming problems. The top teams advance to the regional finals at Westfield State College on Nov. 4. Last year teams from Brown University and MIT won the WPI competition.

The contest will take place in Fuller Laboratories on the WPI campus beginning at 10 a.m. and lasting until 3 p.m. Announcement of winning teams will take place at 3:30 p.m.

Additional information can be found at www.cs.wpi.edu/~heineman/ACMcontest.html where results of the competition will be posted. Participating colleges and universities are:

  • Bridgewater State College
  • Brown University
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Gordon College
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Northeastern University
  • Plymouth State College
  • Providence College
  • Saint Anselm College
  • Siena College
  • Smith College
  • Southern Connecticutt State University
  • State University at Oneonta:SUNY
  • Trinity College - Hartford
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts at Lowell
  • University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
  • University of Rhode Island
  • Westfield State College
  • WPI

Agenda for ACM Northeast North America Programming Contest
Saturday, Oct. 21 - WPI Fuller Laboratories

8:30 a.m. Registration, breakfast, pre-contest student machine access
9:15 a.m. Introduction and briefing on WPI computing system
10:00 a.m. The contest begins and lasts until 3 p.m.
3:00 p.m. Coffee, snacks and unwinding
3:30 p.m. Presentation of awards

The contest organizer, Professor George Heineman of the WPI Computer Science Department, can be reached at 508 831-5502 or via e-mail at heineman@cs.wpi.edu.