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Regional programming contest sharpens student talent

Windsor’s best undergraduate programmers butted heads Saturday in the regional competition of the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest held in the Erie Hall and Lambton Tower computer science labs.

The IBM-sponsored regional programming contest was organized for undergraduate students in the East Central North America Region to sharpen and demonstrate their problem-solving, programming and teamwork skills.

Computer programming teams to participate in regional competition

A total of 22 computer science and mathematics students competed Friday to represent Windsor in the regional competition of the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest.

Friday’s local competition had contestants battle it out in Erie Hall’s Java Lab for three hours to solve five programming problems using the C, C++ or Java language. The top two teams, with a third participating as a reserve, are:

Open house to offer look at robots in action

Students and faculty from the School of Computer Science will be among those celebrating National Science and Technology Week at a Robotics Open House at the Windsor Public Library’s central branch on Thursday, October 11.

“We will be displaying a number of robots, including the new Turtlebot, football-playing Lego NXTs and a robot that can solve Rubik’s cube,” says professor Ziad Kobti, director of the School of Computer Science.

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