The computer science department at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) hosts its second annual computer programming contest for high school students on March 18, 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 the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center (GITC) and the 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.