The Computer Science Program at FMU offers students the opportunity to participate in several regional level programming contests. These include Mercer University Programming Contest, the Consortium for Computing Science in Colleges (CCSC) Programming Contest and the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. In preparing for participation in these regional programming contests, the students will learn teamwork, problem analysis and rapid software development skills. The students will learn to work in pairs to solve programming problems in a given time frame. They will start by practicing working on two programming problems in one hour and will progress to solving six problems in three hours. As a result of this experience, they will learn to quickly identify and use algorithms that they have been learning in the classroom. The participants develop a unique experience in problem solving, valued highly by the industry.
Faculty Advisor: Padmaja Rao