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SBU Competitive Programming team Places First in Programming Contest

SBU's Computer Programing TeamSBU’s competitive programming team, “SBU Purple,” placed first place, in the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges – Central Plains (CCSC-CP) Programming Contest, held on Saturday, April 6, at Graceland University in Lamoni, IA.  Fourteen teams participated in this year’s contest, which included private and public four-year colleges. The competition involved solving computing problems of medium to difficult complexity. The “SBU Purple” team members were Jacob Minder (Cybersecurity major from Kansas City, Missouri), Elijah Daugherty (Software Engineering major from Fair Grove, MO) and Josiah Thiele (Computer Science & Math major from Kansas City, Kansas). The SBU Competitive Programming students are coached by Dr. Baochuan Lu, Professor of Computing. 

 The Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges – Central Plains (CCSC-CP) is an annual conference and contest that brings together universities from Missouri, Nebraska, Arkansas, Iowa and Kansas in a 2-day conference. The conference program entails the presentation of papers, student posters, and a student programming contest.  

The result of this most recent competition continues a tradition of excellence, high level problem-solving abilities seen throughout the history of SBU Computing. Over the last decade, SBU Competitive Programming teams have finished as a top twenty team in the ICPC Mid-Central United States region and placed as champion or runner-up five times in the CCSC Central Plains Region. 

The Computing area of the Division of Computing and Mathematics offers undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Computer Information Science, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Web Systems and Design, Software Engineering, and Cybersecurity Operations and Management. The Cybersecurity and Computer Science programs are accredited by ABET, while ACBSP accredits the Computer Information Science program.  SBU is one of the three Evangelical Christian universities with an ABET-accredited Cybersecurity program in the United States. 

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