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November 2007

Release Date: November 1, 2007

ASU Computer Science Students in ‘Battle of the Brains’

Three teams of Angelo State University computer science students will compete in the regional round of the 32nd annual Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Saturday at Abilene Christian University.

The ASU teams will compete in the “Battle of the Brains” against divisional opponents ACU, Hardin-Simmons University, Midwestern State University and the University of Texas at Arlington, as well as regional opposition from colleges and universities throughout Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and parts of New Mexico.

Each team is made up of three students who will be challenged to use their computer programming skills to solve real-world problems under a five-hour deadline. The team that solves the most problems correctly in the least amount of time will win a spot at the ICPC World Finals April 8-12 in Banff Springs, Alberta, Canada.

Students on the ASU teams are Thomas Behrens, Seth Clayson, Clint Corases, Alan Gemoets, Andrew Mahler, Roxxie Mendoza, Matt Naul, Brendan Price and Seth Stall. They will be accompanied to the regional contest by faculty sponsors Dr. Tim Roden, head of the Computer Science Department, and Dr. Mark Motl, professor of computer science.

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