Notice of Online Archive

  • This page is no longer being updated and remains online for informational and historical purposes only. The information is accurate as of the last page update.

    For questions about page contents, contact the Communications Division.

A team from the student chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) will compete in the Mid-Atlantic regional of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre Saturday, Nov. 10.

The students making the trip will be Farhan Ahmed ’05 (Utter Pradesh, India), Alex Balan ’03 (Bucharest, Romania), and Devin Wallace ’02 (Ridgefield, Conn.). They are coached by Penny Anderson, assistant professor of computer science.

Lafayette participated in last year’s tournament for the first time in at least eight years, notes Balan, vice president of the ACM chapter.

“Everybody involved last year was excited, yet nervous,” he recalls. “We didn’t know what to expect, and didn’t have past participants to guide and provide us with ways of approaching the competition. However, we had a desire to do well, and the will to perform at our highest abilities. We were looking forward to participating in the competition and expected only the best. In the end, we all appreciated the opportunity we were given to challenge the other competitors and ourselves, and also to gain experience in the most important International Collegiate Programming Contest.”

The team is now reviewing problems from previous years and making last-minute preparations, Balan adds.

Categorized in: Academic News