SJC to Host 10th Annual Regional H.S. Programming Competition

PATCHOGUE, NY – APRIL 26, 2010 – St. Joseph’s College will host the 10th Annual Greater New York Area Regional High School Programming Competition on May 18 in the Business Technology Center on its Long Island Campus. Registration begins at 11 a.m.; the competition will run from 12:15-2:45 p.m.

Students representing high schools across Nassau and Suffolk Counties as well as New York City will compete in this event. Teams, consisting of no more than three students, must solve a set of seven problems within a 2.5 hour time period. A $500 prize will be awarded to each member of the winning team. An awards ceremony, including dinner, will be held in the McGann Conference Center at the conclusion of the competition.

“By providing a focal point for their studies, the competition has encouraged high school students to explore the field of computer science, and in doing so, continue the rich technological tradition of our region," said William McAllister, founder of the Greater New York Area Regional High School Programming Competition and professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at St. Joseph’s College.

Over the past 10 years, more than 1,000 students have participated in the competition. This year, 156 students from Long Island and New York City will compete.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://faculty.sjcny.edu/~ProgrammingCompetition/ or contact William McAllister at 631.687.2645 or e-mail wmcallister@sjcny.edu.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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