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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

NJIT Hosts Computer Programming Contest For High School Students

High school students who love computer programming, who love to solve problems and to match wits against their peers, are invited to enter a statewide programming contest sponsored by the Computer Science Department at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

 

Each high school can enter one team of as many as three juniors. The teams will have three hours to solve programming problems.  Each member of the team that solves the most problems within the three-hour deadline will win either $4,000 applicable to NJIT tuition or $400 in cash; second place team members will get either $2,000 for NJIT tuition or $200 cash awards; third-place team members will get either $1,000 in NJIT tuition or $100 cash awards. Each team that enters the contest will receive two free copies of Java textbooks. 

 

The contest will be held April 3, 2004, at the NJIT campus. The deadline for registration is Jan. 20, 2004. 

 

“Some students excel on a basketball court, some on a soccer field, others in computer programming; this contest will attract students who excel in programming,” said Narain Gehani, Ph.D., chair of NJIT’s Computer Science Department.

 

Each team should be selected by an adviser, typically a math, science or computer teacher at the high school. The adviser must register his or her team on the contest web site: http://www.cs.njit.edu/contest, which also details contest rules. Registration will require the following password: njit04pc.

 

Students, advisers or parents who have questions can contact Michael Baltrush, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science. His email is mab@cis.njit.edu and his office phone is (973) 596-3386.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.