NJIT hosts high computer programming contest for high school students

December 08, 2003

NEWARK, Dec. 8 - 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 is a public, scientific and technological research university enrolling more than 8,800 students. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to students in 80 degree programs throughout its six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. The division of continuing professional education offers adults eLearning, off campus degrees and short courses. Expertise and research initiatives include architecture and building science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering and science, information technology, manufacturing, materials, microelectronics, multimedia, telecommunications, transportation and solar physics. NJIT ranks among the top schools of U.S. News & World Report's list of national doctoral universities.

New Jersey Institute of Technology

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