CITY, S.D. (Dec. 6, 2013) – Two student programming teams from the South Dakota
School of Mines & Technology recently placed in the top 5 percent among the
322 teams competing at the North Central
Regional competition of the International Collegiate Programming Contest
of the five Mines teams finished 13th and 14th among the
hundreds from eight states and two Canadian provinces. In all, the School of
Mines entered five teams in the regional competition, and all five finished in
the top 25 percent.
gained a valuable experience that emphasized the importance of problem solving
and teamwork. “Our students get practical programming and teamwork experience,
and they also get small scholarships that are supported by industry,” said Kyle
Riley, Ph.D., head of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (Math
teams were coached by math and computer science faculty members Toni Logar, Ph.D.,
Larry Pyeatt, Ph.D., and Roger Schrader, Ph.D. Faculty member Ed Corwin, Ph.D.,
served as a judge for the regional competition.
are the teams and their results:
Team (13th) – Dean Laganiere (Math & CS), Racine, Minn.; Matthew Richard (Math & CS), Champlin, Minn; and Teresa Worner (CS), Rapid City.
Team (14th) – Andrew Koc (CS), Woodland
Park, Colo; Charles Parsons (CS), Rapid City; Shaun
Gruenig (CENG), Rapid City; and alternate
Matthew Dyke (Math & CS), Hartford.
Team (36th) – John Brink (CS), Saint Paul,
Minn.; Minda (McDaniel) Carpenter (CS), Mitchell;
and Bryon Glass (Math & CS), College Park, Md.
Team (40th) – Rachel Krohn (ME & CS), Rapid
City; Adam Meaney (CS), Mitchell; and Joshua
Schultz (CS), Sturgis.
Team (80th) – Jonathan Richardson (Math), Douglas,
Wyo.; Austin Rotert (Math & CS), Spearfish;
and Jaysen Spurlock (CS), Gillette, Wyo.
Red, White, Gold and Blue teams were the top four teams in the state.
Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines
& Technology is a science and engineering research university located in
Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The
university enrolls 2,640 students from 45 states and 37 countries, with a
student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The average starting salary for graduates is
$62,400 with a 98 percent placement rate. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu, on
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