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June 19 , 2007
DH 07 ABS
Communications & Public Affairs Assistant
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
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
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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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