HPU Computer Science Team Wins First Place at Programming Competition

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 14, 2009 – A team of computer science students from High Point University took first place in a programming competition held at A&T University on April 4. The competition was sponsored by Math Strategies, Inc., and Intuit, Inc.

Each team of three was presented with a collection of seven computational problems to solve within a specified period of time. Solutions had to be written in either Java or C++ programming languages.

Thirteen teams representing four institutions participated in the competition, including A&T University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Guilford Technical Community College. HPU took first place by solving five of the seven problems in three hours. UNCG came in second, with four correct solutions, and GTCC was third, with three correct solutions.

The first-place team from HPU included students Bill Frasure, Aaron Robinson and Andrew Proctor. The team was awarded $300 from Math Strategies and software from Intuit.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu.

Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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