Sunday, April 16, 2017

13 High Schools, 44 Teams Compete at BU’s Annual Computer Programming Contest

Bloomsburg University’s Mathematical and Digital Science (MADS) Department, in conjunction with sponsors Solution and Development Firm LLC and Optimo IT, has once again presented its Annual Programming Contest on Tuesday, April 11th. This is the Contest’s 22nd year and it shows no signs of waning in popularity.

This year, 13 high schools and 44 teams hailing from those schools participated in the three-hour contest. There were ten computational problems given to each team. The problems ranged in difficulty from easiest to the most difficult, and each team was allowed to use the programing language of its choice to attack each problem.

The top three winning teams were the Emaus High School Hornets (1st place with 10 out of 10 problems solved), the Easton Area High School’s Jarvis Team (2nd place with 9 out of 10 problems solved) and the Nazareth White Team (3rd place with 8 out of ten correctly solved problems). Nine teams tied for 4th place, each solving 7 out of the 10 problems in the allotted time.

For a more detailed description of the High School Programming Contest, please visit

A hearty “Thank You” to Dr. Drue Coles, Professor in the Mathematical and Digital Sciences Department for once again coordinating this popular event.

1st Place Team - Emaus High School Hornets

2nd Place Team - Easton Area High School's Jarvis Team

3rd Place Team - Nazareth White Team

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