SJC Students Participate in Programming Competition

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – NOVEMBER 13, 2013 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that three students from its Long Island Campus recently participated in the ACM Greater New York Regional Collegiate Programming Contest, a division of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), at Yale University in Connecticut.

The regional contest is a prominent annual computer programming competition that hosts 51 teams of three students from more than 20 colleges and universities including Princeton, Stony Brook, Columbia, Hofstra and New York University.

Representing SJC were undergraduate mathematics and computer science majors, Daniel Ferguson ’14, Ryan McEvoy ’15 and Timothy Normandia ’15.

“This event is a wonderful academic activity for SJC students,” said William McAllister, professor of mathematics and computer science at SJC. “I meet with this group on a regular basis to increase our skills for the competition. It is a great example of the academic events that our students can participate in outside of the classroom.”

The ICPC traces its roots to a competition held at Texas A&M University in 1970. Since then, the contest has evolved into a multi-tier competition that includes participation from 29,479 of the finest students and faculty in computing disciplines from 2,322 universities from 91 countries on six continents. The ICPC fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enables students to test their ability to perform under pressure.

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