Students excel in programming contest
Two Grove City College programming teams had record finishes
in the East Central North America regional programming contest held Nov. 10 at
Youngstown State University.
The team calling itself “Ed’s Team” was comprised of senior
Ed Quigley and juniors Mark Schrecengost and Gideon Ludwig. Out of 131 teams
participating, “Ed’s Team” finished tenth, and their achievement marked the
first time a Grove City College team has finished in the top ten.
The second team, known as "www.gcc,"
was composed of sophomores Eric Weaver, Laura Wendlandt and Zack Wheeler. They
During the competition, a team’s three students share one
workstation and are given nine programming problems to solve in a five-hour
period. “Ed’s Team” solved six of the nine problems and “www.gcc” solved five. Commonly, participating teams
solve one or fewer problems.
Prizes were given to the two Grove City College teams at the
award ceremony. The East Central North America region is considered to be one
of the strongest in the world and includes strong engineering and computer
science schools. Of the teams participating at the Youngstown State location,
the Grove City College teams finished third and fourth, behind the two teams
from Carnegie Mellon University.