BJU Computer Science Teams Place in Programming Contest

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 3, 2016) – Bob Jones University computer science teams placed first and second in their division in the 2016 computer programming contest held on the campus of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia Feb. 27. One of BJU’s teams placed third overall in the combined rankings.

Thirty-nine teams from fifteen schools competed in two divisions in the competition, including teams from University of Central Florida, Georgia Tech, Emory University, Clemson University, Georgia College and Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Wofford College, Gwinnett Tech, The Citadel, Hampden-Sydney College, Armstrong Atlantic University, North Georgia University, Maryville College, and Mercer University.

Each team consisted of three students. They were given five hours to solve thirteen problems by writing computer programs that would produce the required output for the judge’s test data.

BJU’s first place team consisted of computer science seniors Austin Carroll (Fletcher, North Carolina) and Daniel Worsnup (Winnipeg, Manitoba), and mathematics junior Stephen Sidwell (Greenville, South Carolina). The second place team consisted of engineering sophomore Nathan Collins (Greenville, South Carolina), computer science freshman Sam Henry (McDonough, Georgia), and mathematics sophomore Jacob Brazeal (Taylors, South Carolina).