DelVal to Compete in Programming Competition

Mar 03, 2008

Two Delaware Valley College juniors will compete in a software programming competition at the 23rd Annual Spring Conference of the Pennsylvania Computer and Information Science Educators, scheduled for April 5. The theme for the 2008 conference is Intelligent Agents.

Thomas Trycieki, of Mechanicsville, PA, and Bryce Nooyen of Seymour, WI, both computer and business information system majors, will represent DelVal in the student programming competition against 21 other teams who will create software solutions based on problems provided. The students will have only 2.5 hours to complete their programming.

"We selected these two individuals based on their academic achievements in their major and their problem-solving ability," said Veronica McGowan, assistant professor in the Computer and Business Information Systems Department who will accompany the team as advisor. "These students have a strong theory foundation and analytical skills and are excited to put their skills to the test."

The Pennsylvania Association of Computer and Information Science Educators is made up of educators in institutions of higher education within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania involved in courses or programs that are considered to be a part of Computer and/or Information Science.