Programming the future

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Nov. 9, 2017

MSU programs for the future at the Fourth Co-ed High School Programming Competition 

MSU's Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and Women in Engineering, Recruitment and K-12 Outreach teamed up to host MSU's fourth Co-ed High School Programming competition on Oct. 28.CSE professor Laura Dillon and Joshua Nahum (left) and Women in Engineering Director of Recruitment and K-12 Outreach Teresa VanderSloot (right) were among the hosts at MSU's fourth Co-ed High School Programming competition. 

Twenty-five teams from various locations in Michigan competed. One of the competition's requirements is that there is 50 percent representation of women or underrepresented students from each participating school.  

CSE professors Joshua Nahum and Laura Dillon; WIE Director of Recruitment and K-12 Outreach Teresa VanderSloot; and CSE student volunteers Harshita Das, Cyndy Ishida, and Allison Mutka worked to make sure students enjoyed their experience.

Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor, and Kalamazoo Math and Science Center took the top honors. Teams from Athens HS, Thornapple Kellogg HS, East Lansing HS, Okemos HS, and International Academy Central all "performed admirably," organizers said. 

The next MSU Co-ed High School Programming Competition is fall 2018.

Pioneer High School and Kalamazoo Math and Science Center took top honors at this year's Co-ed High School Programming competition, but it was a good day for all the participants!