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(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.

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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 College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

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, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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