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Doane Students Place Among Top 25 at Regional Programming Contest

On Nov. 15, Doane College Information Science and Technology students competed at UNL against hundreds of contestants in the ACM North Central North America region (NCNA) for "bragging rights" as top collegiate programmers.

The competition included 215 teams from 65 different institutions and two countries. Doane tied for 17th in the region for most number of problems solved, and was ranked 25th after the tie-breaker of problem-solving time was applied. Among colleges of similar size, Doane ranked third in the NCNA region that includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, Western Ontario, Manitoba, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and the UP of Michigan.

The international programming event is sponsored by the ACM (a professional computing organization) and IBM. 

Doane students competing at the event include:

Team 1

Beau Christ, senior, Plymouth

Herschel Ralston, senior, Crete

Curtis Mackie, first-year student, Seward

Team 2

Kenley Reimers, junior, Boelus

Todd Finner, senior, Falls City

Chris Craven, first-year student, Crete

For more information on the competition you may visit the Web site, http://cs.unomaha.edu/acmregn/index.html.