UM-Dearborn CIS teams win honors

UM-Dearborn sent two teams of CIS students to the 2009 ACM-ICPC East Central North America Regional Programming Contest last month in Ann Arbor.

The campus's two teams were among more than 100 teams from 60 colleges and universities throughout Michigan, western Pennsylvania, Ohio, eastern Ontario, and Indiana to compete in the contest.

UM-Dearborn's top team, "Bits don't Byte," (pictured above, from left are Scott Hoffman, Luke Duncan and Trevor Tabaka) took home the 5th place site prize, finishing 31st out of 100 teams, while team "Water Who?" (pictured at right, from left are Jer Lance, Cale Colony and Dmitriy Ansolis) took 43rd place.

The top winners of the contest were from Carnegie Mellon University, U-M Ann Arbor and University of Waterloo. Those teams will compete in China for the world finals in .

top: the team members of "Bits Don't Byte" pose at the contest site. bottom: the team members of "Water Who?" solve problems during the competition
Photographs by Dennis Matveyev.
Article published in The University of Michigan-Dearborn Reporter on