Students Excel in Computer Programming Competition

A team of students from Eastern Kentucky University finished fifth out of 18 teams competing in Louisville in the 2014 Mid-Central USA Programming Contest. Eastern placed 42nd out of a total of 146 teams in the entire Mid-Central Region.

The EKU students, all computer science majors, were Christopher Causey, senior from Berea; Wes Gilleland, senior from Rockfield; and Simon Mikulcik, a junior from Murray. The team was coached by Dr. Gene Styer, associate professor of computer science at EKU.

The Mid-Central Region consists of schools from Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri and Arkansas, along with a handful of teams that belong to other regions but travel to the Mid-Central location because of proximity.

The regional competition is part of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest, sponsored by IBM. The contest fosters creativity, teamwork and innovation in building new software programs, and enables students to test their ability to perform under pressure.

Published on November 10, 2014

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