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Ramapo College Team Wins First Place In Student Programming Contest

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 26, 2002

(Mahwah) – A team of computer science students from Ramapo College of New Jersey won the first prize in the Student Programming Contest held at the Northeastern conference of the Consortium for Computing in Small Colleges held in Worcester, MA on April 19, 2002. In addition Dr. Amruth Kumar, professor of computer science at Ramapo, won the “best-paper” award at the conference for his presentation, “Prolog for Imperative Programmers.”

The winning team of computer science students included Oleg Kikin, Rumen Kostadinov and Stefan Kasabov. A total of 29 teams representing 22 schools including Wellesley College, Wheaton College, Middlebury College, Haverford College, Smith College, Trinity College, SUNY Potsdam, and a dozen other schools in the northeast participated in the competition.

During the competition, teams were asked to solve seven problems in three hours. The team solving the most would be declared the winner. In the event of a tie, the team solving the problems in the least amount of time would win. The Ramapo Team took 35 fewer minutes than their nearest competitor.

Support for Ramapo’s team was provided by the Ramapo College Foundation and the Office of Student Affairs.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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