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 SRU Good News for April 25, 2011 



Two SRU computer science major earn Hall of Fame honors

Nicholas Kicher, a Slippery Rock University computer science major from Pittsburgh, and Mike Tasota, an SRU computer science and math major from Monroeville, have earned spots in the Hall of Champions with a third place in the two-person division at the IMC Financial Markets 2011 Programming Contest.    


The contest, which drew 30 programming teams from 20 college and universities in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, was at Carnegie Mellon University


SRU entered four teams in the event. All placed in the top half of the final standings.


The University of Pittsburgh took top honors in the two-person division followed by Grove City College.


Other SRU computer science majors participating were: Bryan Learn from Vandergrift;

Chris McCullough and Eric Thorsten, both from Butler; Josh White from New Castle; Anthony Christe from Somerset; Kyle Messner from New Bloomfield; George Shirk, III, from Zelienople; and Kelly Smith from Grove City.


Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania’s premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.


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