CSE will be a host site for the 2009 ACM East Central North America Regional Programming Contest (ECNA RPC) on Saturday October 31, 2009. This is the third year that the U-M has been a site for the regional competition, according to Prof. Kevin Compton, who is the site organizer at U-M. Additional sites for the regional competition on the 31st will be McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, The University of Cincinnati, and Youngstown State University.
The ECNA RPC draws student programming teams from colleges and universities throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, eastern Ontario, and Indiana to sharpen and demonstrate their problem-solving, programming, and teamwork skills. The contest provides a platform for ACM, industry, and academia to encourage and focus public attention on the next generation of computing professionals as they pursue excellence.
Winners selected from the ECNA RPC will advance to the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC) World Finals to be held in China. Prizes, scholarships, and bragging rights are at stake for some of the world's finest university students of the computing sciences and engineering.
The ECNA RPC is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and IBM.
U-M 2009 ACM ECNA RPC Site Website
ACM East Central North America Regional Programming Contest Website
Photos from the 2008 Programming Contest at U-M