2013 - SIG CS / EMU - H.S. Programming Competition:
Fifth Annual Programming Competition (Presented by SIGCS and The Department of Computer Science at Eastern Michigan University)
Last year, over 150 students from across Michigan attended the event.
For a tense three hours, between the hours of 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM, teams of students will compete by attempting to find successful solutions to six problems. The final programs will be judged based on accuracy and speed. After the competition, the students will be invited to a luncheon and attended an award ceremony at 2:00 PM. The top 10 teams will be recognized, with the top five teams receiving ribbons.
The goals for this competition are to increase interest in computer science as a viable career path and to help support high school teachers who are also hoping to attain that goal. We also hope to inspire current and future teachers to consider adding computer science as a teaching endorsement.
Description for the Competition:
Students will be given experience of competing with other high schools in Michigan. This is an open competition where all high school students are invited to participate: In previous years, we have had BOTH first year programmers and second year programmers who have benefitted from the competition.
Teams compete in groups of two to three members. Each team is given a set of programs to complete in a three-hour time period.
DATE of Competition: November 23, 2013.
TIME: 9:00 AM for checking in and networking! (Be in rooms by 9:30 to test the equipment. Competition will start promptly at 10:00 AM)
PLACE: Eastern Michigan University. Contact Pamela Moore for exact location.
COST per team: Free if preregistered by Nov. 13 at 11:59 PM. If a team cancels after the deadline, a cancellation fee of $20 per team will be assessed. ALL Teams must be pre-registered. We may need to close registration early if the number of teams registered exceeds space (last year, we did close before the deadline!) We will not be able to register teams at the door as space is limited.
General Information to keep in mind for the competition:
- NEW THIS YEAR! We will have TWO LEVELS of difficulty for the competition. Teams will need to identify whether they will compete at the (Beginning level) or the (Advanced level). Beginning level is defined as those who are in their first semester of programming. Advanced is defined as those who are beyond the first semester of programming.
- Each high school can bring any number of teams. Maximum of 3 students per team
- Each team will have one computer and some workspace
- There will be 6 problems to solve of increasing difficulty
- Students may bring/use paper reference materials (Personal electronic equipment may not be used.)
- Accuracy of results and time to finish will determine scoring
- Students will have 3 hours to complete as many problems as possible
- We will have 5 placements for each level with ribbons and certificates of participation for all
- Lunch will be provided
CONTACT: Pamela Moore at Pamela.Moore@emich.edu for more information about the competition.
2014 - MACUL - Preconference Workshops:
Sessions - DeVos Place, GrandRapids
Presenters: This will depend on the topics.
Description: We already have a few ideas. Let us know what you would like to see at next year's conference!