Students from The Lawrenceville School take top honors in Rowan University's 26th annual High School programming contest
Justin Parratt and Jonathan Tang of The Lawrenceville School, in Lawrenceville, N.J., took first place in the 26th annual Rowan University Programming Contest held on April 20. Second and third place went to two teams from Moorestown High School, Kelsey Blair and Joseph Klinger (second place) and George Elia and Bharath Kalidindi (third).
Winners took home printers, ebooks, digital cameras, calculators and many books on computer-related topics. Sponsors CDW-G, Office Max, Pine Hill Printing, Staples, Texas Instruments, Pearson Publishing and the Rowan University Bookstore donated these and other items.
Student competitors had to program a computer to do the calculations for a game in which the player pops soap bubbles with a peashooter. The day's events included a presentation about the challenges of networking mobile devices, whose locations change even while they are connected.
Judges included faculty, alumni and graduate students from Rowan's Computer Science Department.
For more information about the contest, a complete list of winners and pictures, visit http://www.rowan.edu/rupc.