Eastern Michigan University, in partnership with the Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education presented its Sixth Annual High School Programming Competition on November 15, 2014.
The competition attracted 162 students (58 teams) from several high schools and regional schools throughout the state. Teams of students at two levels of expertise (beginner and advanced) competed by attempting to find successful solutions to six programming problems. The students were able to program in Java or C++. The students submitted their programs to an automated grading system, which was written in-house at EMU for the competition.
The top six teams for the advanced level: 1) Midland H.S.; 2-5) Kalamazoo Area Math & Science Center taking the next four spots; 6) Ann Arbor Pioneer H.S. come in sixth.
The top six teams for the beginner level: 1) Troy Athens H.S.; 2) Ann Arbor Pioneer H.S.; 3) Troy Athens H.S.; 4) Kalamazoo Area Math & Science Center; 5-6) Ann Arbor Pioneer H.S. came in fifth and sixth;
The competition had support from the the Department of Computer Science and its faculty, Eastern Michigan University’s College of Arts and Sciences Dean Venner, Systems in Motion, Valassis Communications, Inc., and Auto-Owners Insurance.