Rowan University holds 22nd annual H.S. programming contest

Rowan University holds 22nd annual H.S. programming contest

High school computer whizzes will compete in the 22nd annual programming contest at Rowan University on April 25.

Rowan University will hold its 22nd annual programming contest for high schools students from the Delaware Valley on Friday, April 25, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in Robinson Hall.

Competitors -- talented high school students who will have the opportunity to show off their computer skills and win some prizes, such as digital cameras, laser printers and iPods -- will work in pairs to try to solve a computer programming problem in two and a half hours. The competition is open to public and private schools and homeschooling associations. A faculty advisor or parent must accompany participants.

Whichever team produces the best overall solution wins. The languages currently in place for the 2008 contest include Java, C++, Visual Basic and QuickBasic. (Other languages can be accommodated if necessary.)

The day will include a continental breakfast, lunch and planetarium show. The entry fee is $10 per student. To date, 42 students have signed up from Eastern, Egg Harbor Township, Mainland Regional, Moorestown, Ocean City, Pitman and Salesianum high schools.

Deadline to enter the contest is April 18. For more information or to register, visit or contact Rowan University Computer Science Professor Darren Provine at 856-256-4500 x3891.