2006-2007

WPI to Hold High School Computer Programming Contest

WPI's Computer Science Department will host on Monday, March 5, the second annual High School Programming Contest. Students from twelve high schools in central and eastern Massachusetts will be challenged to work against the clock to solve computational problems. The top three teams win prizes.

What

Worcester Polytechnic Institute's (WPI) Computer Science Department will host the second annual High School Programming Contest. Twelve public and private schools in Massachusetts will send their best student computer programmers (with their advisors) to compete in the contest, which challenges students to work against the clock to solve a variety of computational problems. Students submit solutions written in programming languages such as C, C++, or Java. The contest is supported by an on-line submission system that allows participants to view the ongoing results of the competition in real-time.

The top three teams win prizes. In 2006, the top three teams were, in order, Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science, Westborough High School, and Doherty Memorial High School.

When

Monday, March 5, 2007
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Awards ceremony at 1:45 p.m.)

Where

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Opening and closing ceremonies in Perreault Hall
Contest held in Kaven Hall, Room 207
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Mass.

Who

The following high schools will participate:
Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, Auburn High School, Hopedale Jr./Sr. High School, King Philip Regional High School, Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science, Pembroke High School, St. John's High School, St. Peter-Marian Jr./Sr. High School, Shepherd Hill Regional High School, Wachusett Regional High School, and two teams from Westborough High School.

March 2, 2007

Contact: Lorraine U. Martinelle, Public Relations Specialist, +1-508-831-6425, lurbans@wpi.edu Eileen Brangan Mell, Director of Public Relations, +1-508-831-6785, ebmell@wpi.edu