The computer science department at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) hosts its second annual computer programming contest for high school students on Feb. 25, 2005.
“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, problem-solving and agile thinking,” said Narain Gehani, PhD, chairman of NJIT’s Computer Science Department.
Fifty-three teams from New Jersey schools have registered for the contest, which is sponsored by IBM, Hewlett-Packard and John Wiley and Sons, Inc. The competition will take place in NJIT’s computer lab in the student mall.
Editor’s Note: Journalists who would like to cover the contest, call Robert Florida, NJIT Public Relations, at (973) 596-5203.
Each high school will enter a team composed of as many as three juniors. The teams have up to three hours to solve programming problems.
The first-place winning team will receive a $500 cash award for its high school. Each team member will receive either $4,000 applicable to NJIT tuition or $400 in cash plus an IBM personal digital assistant. The second-place team receives a $300 cash award for its high school. Each member will win either $2,000 for NJIT tuition or $200 cash awards. The third-place team will receive a $300 dollar cash award for its high school, and each member will get either $1,000 in NJIT tuition or $100 cash awards. Participating teams will receive two free copies of Java textbooks. For more details about the contest, visit http://cs.njit.edu/contest/, or call Michael Baltrush, PhD, associate professor of computer science, at (973) 596-3386.