On Sunday, October 29, IUP resumed its participation in the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest after a several-year hiatus.

Students at ICPC Competition

Left to right: Jacob Vanluven, Noah Grattan, Kamir Walton

The IUP Little Endians solved one problem and came very close on a second, giving them a score of 208. This was good for 150th place in a field of almost 200 teams, from other North American universities such as CMU, MIT, Harvard, University of Waterloo, University of Toronto, University of Michigan, Ohio State University, and just about every other top-tier university in the Northeastern United States and Canada. Considering the stiff competition, this was a great start for IUP's return to competition. 

The team consisted of IUP computer science students Kamir Walton (junior, Turtle Creek, PA), Noah Grattan (sophomore, Indiana, PA), and Jacob Vanluven (freshman, Indiana, PA), all of whom were competing for the first time. The team was coached by Sam Grieggs, assistant professor of computer science.

The programming team’s next opportunity to compete will be at the PACISE spring conference. If any IUP students are interested in participating in Competitive Programming, please reach out to Prof. Grieggs.