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SRU SENIOR COMPUTER SCIENCE TEAM CAPTURES
FIRST PLACE IN STATEWIDE
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.
– Slippery Rock University’s senior computer
programming team captured first place in last Saturday’s
Pennsylvania Computer and Information Science Educators besting
some 20 other teams from across the state.
In the competition,
held in Indiana, Pa., two- or three-member teams were given four
hours to solve nine programming problems in Java or C++ computer
programming language. The SRU senior team captured top honors, and
$75 awards each, by solving five problems, while the sophomore team
took 13th place for solving two problems.
SRU’s computer science department was awarded accreditation
for six separate degree programs in computer science and
information systems by the Accrediting Board for Engineering and
Technology. The computer science accreditation is one of only eight
in the state.
The senior team
includes computer science majors Andrew Beers of New Castle, Corey
Callihan of Lucinda and Joshua Petry of Zelienople. The sophomore
team includes Chris Adams of New Castle, Chris Chapman of Allison
Park, and Brian Turner of Pittsburgh.
team’s advisers are Dr. Deborah Whitfield and Dr. Paul
Mullins, both computer science professors.
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