GREENVILLE, S.C. (November 7, 2016) – Bob Jones University fielded two computer programming teams in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) held Nov. 5 at Kennesaw State University in Marietta, Georgia.
In the 71-team competition, the BJU teams placed first and seventh.
“Our students performed remarkably well in the programming contest,” said Dr. Jim Knisely, head of the Department of Computer Science at BJU. “Through this competition, their academic potential was challenged in a competition with numerous public and private institutions from across the Southeast. I’m very thankful our students placed so highly.”
The ACM-ICPC fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs and enables students to test their ability to perform under pressure.
The programming contest brings together colleges to compete by region. Each three-person team is given 11 problems to complete within a five hour period. BJU competed in the Southeast Region Contest in Division II against such universities as the University of Georgia, College of Charleston, Wofford College, Winthrop University, Kennesaw State University, Stetson University, Emory University, Mercer University, Samford University and The Citadel.
The contest involved solving 11 problems conducted in a GNU/Linux environment. The programs could be submitted in Ada, C, C++, C#, Fortran >=90, Java, Haskell, Lua, Pascal, Python 2&3, and Scala.