Jacksonville, Fla.—A group of six Jacksonville University computer science students participated in The Association for Computing Machinery Southeast USA Regional Intercollegiate Programming Contest on Oct. 29 in Melbourne, Fla.
Three of those students, Matthew Weldon, Marc Cribb and George Antonio received a Director’s Award for the first successful submission of a solution using the C# programming language.
The students were accompanied by Dr. Xenia Mountrouidou, visiting assistant professor of computing science and Anne Acker, chair of the department of computing science, and competed against students from colleges and universities from around the southeast region of the United States.
“The students are already preparing for next year's competition - and Dr. Mountrouidou and I believe the students will be even more successful,” said Acker.
This programming contest is part of a very prestigious international competition that takes place each year. JU has participated in a number of past programming competitions.
The JU Computing Sciences program is designed to prepare students with a strong programming foundation and a broad perspective of the discipline. Graduates are at work as systems analysts, systems engineers, programmers, project leaders and management information specialists. For more information, visit http://dept.ju.edu/cs/news.html