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Computer science students compete in prestigious event

10/27/2009

Austin Peay State University students participated in the world’s most prestigious computer programming competition, the 34th annual IBM-sponsored Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest.
Austin Peay State University students participated in the world's most prestigious computer programming competition, the 34th annual IBM-sponsored Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest.

APSU was among 26 teams from 11 schools to compete in the event, billed as the “battle of the brains” contest, Oct. 24 at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville. In addition to APSU and TTU, other schools competing in the regional contest were East Tennessee State University, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Vanderbilt University, Middle Tennessee State University and other regional schools.

Six APSU students made up two teams that battled against the other schools for a chance to compete in the world finals portion of the competition in February 2010 in Harbin, China. The APSU Red Team consisted of Russell Christensen, Jonathan Crockett and Brodrick Wiley. APSU White Team included Trevor Phillips, Aaron Taylor and Caleb Wherry.

The APSU teams are coached by Jim Vandergriff, professor of computer science and information technology.

For more information, contact Vandergriff by telephone at (931) 221-7301 or by e-mail at vandergriffj@apsu.edu. -- Melony Shemberger