UW-Parkside computer team finds success at EIU
It was a good weekend to be Spencer Vanderpoel and Trevor Warren. The two UW-Parkside students tied for second place in the programming contest at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges: Midwest Conference held at Eastern Illinois University (EIU) in Charlestown.
Joined by Brian Sodke from UW-Marathon County who completed the three man team, Spencer and Trevor took on a dozen other teams in a problem solving competition.
"I am very happy to tell you that the team finished tied for 2nd place, solving three out of eight problems posed," said Computer Science Professor Stu Hansen. "The only team to solve more problems was from Ball State University, which is approximately five times the size of UW-Parkside and has a much larger CS program."
Hansen went on to say the UW-Parkside computer crew was not quite as fast as a couple of others, finishing out of the money--literally.
"Okay, it was only $40, but there was a nice plaque to go with it," Hansen said, adding: "Congratulations to Spencer, Trevor and Brian on a job well done!"
He thanked Fred Ebeid, Dean of the College of Business, Economics, and Computing along with Dean of Students Tammy McGuckin for supporting UW-Parkside Computer Science students attending the conference and programming contest.