SUNY Fredonia Computer and Information Systems Team places at regional competition

Pictured from left to right is Sammie Huang, Mike Conti, Ariana Burns, Chance Moore, Dakota Wicker, Seth Weidman.

Two teams of students from the Computer and Information Systems Department at SUNY Fredonia recently traveled to Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. to compete in the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest. The students were led by their mentor and coach, Dr. Ziya Arnavut, Chairman of the Department of Computer Science.

The International Collegiate Programming Contest is an algorithmic programming contest for college students. Teams of three, representing their university, work to solve the most real-world problems, fostering collaboration, creativity, innovation, and the ability to perform under pressure. Through training and competition, teams challenge each other to solve a series of computer programming problems.

McGill University from Canada captured first place honors, while teams from the Rochester Institute of Technology finished in second and third place. The SUNY Fredonia team of Ariana Burns, Chance Moore, and Dakota Wicker finished sixth out of 15 teams. All of the SUNY Fredonia competitors are in their sophomore or junior year and they are looking forward to competing again next year. More information about the SUNY Fredonia Department of Computer and Information Sciences is available at