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Computer team finishes strong

A Dordt College computer science team consisting of Mark Haan, Brian Krygsman, and Timothy Vis finished ahead of the other ten teams at the University of South Dakota site for the ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) Programming Contest on November 8. The Dordt College team finished 30th in the North Central Region, out of 182 schools.

The ACM contest is sponsored by IBM and is held around the world on the same date. The North Central Region includes all colleges and universities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Western Ontario, and Manitoba.

The Dordt College team solved four of the nine problems; no other team at the USD site solved more than three problems. Within the region only three schools solved eight problems, two solved seven, five solved six, and fifteen solved five. One hundred and five teams only completed two or less problems.