Cooper Students Participate in 2019 ACM Regional Programming Contest

POSTED ON: November 1, 2019


On Sunday, students of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering participated in the 2019 ACM Programming Contest held at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

The event started off with an open ceremony, followed by a five-hour contest where teams from twenty-four schools competed to solve up to eleven programming problems.

Cooper had three teams compete this year, with three students per team. The engineering students who participated were: Andrey Akhmetov EE’20, Chanoch Goldfarb EE’20, Yingzhi Hao EE’20, I-An Huang EE’21, Jonathan Lam EE’22, Derek Lee EE’22, Shine Li CivE’22, Di Mei EE’21, and Hadassah Yanofsky EE’22.

Out of the eleven problems, Cooper solved 7, 5, and 3 questions correctly. The top Cooper team ranked 13th out of 66 teams, and two of the three teams were ranked in the top 20.

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