Student Programming Contest


35th Annual Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium


Teams of three students sharing a computer compete against other teams. All students must register for the conference and must be accompanied by a registered faculty coach that is willing to act as judge during the programming contest. Schools can have several teams, but each team must have their own coach. Teams and their coach’s must register for the conference by the early registration date of March 22. Coach's should send an e-mail with the team roster to

The concurrent sessions will run until 4:30. There is an hour break to allow people to run back to the hotel to check-in, or check out their workstation, etc. The pizza party will occur from 5:30 to 6:30 with the programming contest runs from 6:30 to 9:30.

The programming contest will be modeled after the ACM regional contest. Each team will be given a single computer and try to solve as many problems as possible. The winner will be the team that solves the most problems "correctly." Ties will be broken by the total time to solve the problems. A penalty of 20 minutes will be added to the total time for an incorrect submission of a program to the judges.