|ACM North Central North American Regional Programming Contest
The East Central North America Regional Programming Contest
is one rung of an international competition. All the major
universities in the world send teams to the regional
competition corresponding to their location. NMU has
historically performed quite well in the ACM competition,
and the students look forward to it every year. The
University generally performs well at the competition,
providing evidence that our computer science program is
preparing students comparably to other programs in the
NMU Invitational Programming Contest
The NMU Student Chapter of the Association for Computing
Machinery (ACM) has been planning and hosting this annual event
since 2000. The NMU-hosted programming contest is designed
specifically for college students and has had as many as 24 teams
from five universities participating.
The NMU Invitational Programming Contest, although not having any
ties to a larger international competition, draws more participation
than the above competition does; it is the largest programming
competition in the upper peninsula. This event allows our students
and faculty to interact with their counterparts at other
universities. The event has gotten strong positive feedback from
the participants from other universities, and it receives positive
exposure from the local media. The event is largely organized by
our students, making this a learning experience on several fronts.
As with the above competition, we generally perform quite well at
the event, demonstrating that our program compares favorably to
other programs in the region.
For more information, contact Dr. Andrew A. Poe.