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June 19 , 2007
Amy Bentley-Smith

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Local High School Students Test Their Programming Skills

Carson, CA – More than 50 high school students from around the region will test their computer programming skills at the Third Annual Southern California Programming Contest this Saturday at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH).

When: Saturday, June 23 — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Claudia Hampton Lecture Hall (D165) located in the James L. Welch Hall building on campus. Welch Hall is off Victoria Street and Tamcliff Avenue in Carson, Calif.

Students—in teams of three and four—will work together to come up with the most successful program based on a series of ten prompts. They will have until noon to complete the task. The winners will be announced and awards handed out around 1 p.m.

CSUDH Computer Science Department Chair Mohsen Beheshti said the contest is good way for high school students to test their knowledge of programming. It also looks good on college applications, he added.

This is the first time the contest has taken place at CSUDH. In previous years, Chapman University played hosted. The contest is modeled, in part, after the prestigious Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest, a multi-tier competition in which universities from around the globe have been competing for more than 30 years.

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Located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, California State University, Dominguez Hills is the most diverse of the CSU campuses, and according to U.S. News & World Report, one of the most diverse in the west among universities offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees. CSUDH offers 43 undergraduate majors and 23 master’s degrees as well as multiple subject and single subject teaching credentials. On the campus is the Home Depot Center, a multi-purpose sports complex that hosts world-class soccer, tennis, track and field, lacrosse and cycling.

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Last updated June 15, 2007, 3:56 p.m.
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