South Dakota Tech News
501 E. Saint Joseph Street • Rapid City, SD 57701-3995
Phone: (605) 394-6082/2554 • Fax: (605) 394-6177
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December 3, 2003
Contact: Steve Buchholz, Public Information Manager, 394-6082
Local Student Competes in ACM Programming Contest
Ben Cutler of Hot Springs is a member of a South Dakota Tech team that placed
14th in the regional American Computing Machinery Programming Contest held
in November. Cutler is majoring in Computer Science and Math at South Dakota
Tech, an engineering and science university in Rapid City, S.D.
In the regional competition, the students answered such problems as “Determine
the number of stars that can be inscribed in a circle with a given number of points
on the circumference,” “Find the minimum number of steps required to convert a
number to a palindrome,” and “Determine the frequencies in a signal from a
series of observations.” The teams had one computer and five hours to solve
nine challenging problems. The Tech teams logged countless hours of hard work
in the months leading up to the event.
The programming contest requires many skills. All team members must be able
to write programs in C++ computer language, and each team needs members
with algorithm development skills, strong mathematical ability, and at least one
person who is very skilled at debugging the programs the team writes to solve
each problem.
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South Dakota Tech News
501 E. Saint Joseph Street • Rapid City, SD 57701-3995
Phone: (605) 394-6082/2554 • Fax: (605) 394-6177
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 2003
Contact: Steve Buchholz, Public Information Manager, 394-6082
Local Student Competes in ACM Programming Contest
Dan Rausch of Big Stone City is a member of a South Dakota Tech team that
placed 14th in the regional American Computing Machinery Programming
Contest held in November. Rausch is majoring in Computer Science and Math at
South Dakota Tech, an engineering and science university in Rapid City, S.D.
In the regional competition, the students answered such problems as “Determine
the number of stars that can be inscribed in a circle with a given number of points
on the circumference,” “Find the minimum number of steps required to convert a
number to a palindrome,” and “Determine the frequencies in a signal from a
series of observations.” The teams had one computer and five hours to solve
nine challenging problems. The Tech teams logged countless hours of hard work
in the months leading up to the event.
The programming contest requires many skills. All team members must be able
to write programs in C++ computer language, and each team needs members
with algorithm development skills, strong mathematical ability, and at least one
person who is very skilled at debugging the programs the team writes to solve
each problem.
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South Dakota Tech News
501 E. Saint Joseph Street • Rapid City, SD 57701-3995
Phone: (605) 394-6082/2554 • Fax: (605) 394-6177
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 2003
Contact: Steve Buchholz, Public Information Manager, 394-6082
Local Student Competes in ACM Programming Contest
Mike Henrickson of Pierre is a member of a South Dakota Tech team that placed
26th in the regional American Computing Machinery Programming Contest held
in November. Henrickson is majoring in Computer Science at South Dakota
Tech, an engineering and science university in Rapid City, S.D.
In the regional competition, the students answered such problems as “Determine
the number of stars that can be inscribed in a circle with a given number of points
on the circumference,” “Find the minimum number of steps required to convert a
number to a palindrome,” and “Determine the frequencies in a signal from a
series of observations.” The teams had one computer and five hours to solve
nine challenging problems. The Tech teams logged countless hours of hard work
in the months leading up to the event.
The programming contest requires many skills. All team members must be able
to write programs in C++ computer language, and each team needs members
with algorithm development skills, strong mathematical ability, and at least one
person who is very skilled at debugging the programs the team writes to solve
each problem.
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South Dakota Tech News
501 E. Saint Joseph Street • Rapid City, SD 57701-3995
Phone: (605) 394-6082/2554 • Fax: (605) 394-6177
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 2003
Contact: Steve Buchholz, Public Information Manager, 394-6082
Local Student Competes in ACM Programming Contest
Brandon Skari of Wheatland, Wyo., is a member of a South Dakota Tech team
that placed 26th in the regional American Computing Machinery Programming
Contest held in November. Skari is majoring in Computer Science at South
Dakota Tech, an engineering and science university in Rapid City, S.D.
In the regional competition, the students answered such problems as “Determine
the number of stars that can be inscribed in a circle with a given number of points
on the circumference,” “Find the minimum number of steps required to convert a
number to a palindrome,” and “Determine the frequencies in a signal from a
series of observations.” The teams had one computer and five hours to solve
nine challenging problems. The Tech teams logged countless hours of hard work
in the months leading up to the event.
The programming contest requires many skills. All team members must be able
to write programs in C++ computer language, and each team needs members
with algorithm development skills, strong mathematical ability, and at least one
person who is very skilled at debugging the programs the team writes to solve
each problem.
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