Freehold High takes top honors in the 31st Annual Rowan University Programming Contest

Freehold High takes top honors in the 31st Annual Rowan University Programming Contest

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Ryan Cirincione and Josh Rosenberg of Freehold High School in Freehold, New Jersey, took first place in the 31st annual Rowan University Programming Contest held on April 7. Shrey Chowdhary and Michael Man, of The Lawrenceville School in Lawrencevill, New Jersey, placed second, followed by Jie Luo and Dan Yu of Emmaus High School in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, in third place.  Fourth place went to Jason Carrete and Ryan Goldstein, also of Freehold High School, followed by Jacob Gurevitch and Charlie Hermann of Lower Merion (Pennsylvania) High School in fifth place.

Winners took home laptop computers, tablet computers, other electronic devices, and many books on computer-related topics. Sponsors ACM-W, Barnes & Noble, CDW, MRA International, Pearson Publishing and Office Depot donated these and other items.

Student competitors wrote programs to simulate a robot's movements on uneven terrain, a simplified version of the problem solving required to make autonomous machines. Judges included faculty, alumni and graduate students from Rowan's Computer Science Department.

More information about the contest, including pictures of the winners and a copy of the contest problem, is available at www.rowan.edu/rupc.