Florida Tech Is Regional Site in Programming Competition

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech will be one of three sites conducting the 32nd Annual Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) 2007 Southeast Regional
Programming Contest, to be held on Oct. 13. The others, managing the competition that takes place on the Internet, are the University of Southern Alabama
and Georgia Southern University.

Ryan Stansifer, Ph.D., Florida Tech associate professor of computer sciences, is the site director at the university and coach of the Florida Tech teams.

Three teams were selected in contests in September. On Team One are Erdal Tuleu, Eugenio Panero and David Fowler. Team Two consists of Tim Mersch and
brothers Miles and Michael Wallio; and on Team Three are Charles Piehl, Keith Johnson and Aaron Zampoglione.
The final campus contest on Sept. 29 was won by Erdal Tuleu. He earned $100 from the Department of Computer Sciences for solving four of seven problems.

The Florida Tech teams will compete against about 20 other teams from universities such as Georgia Tech, University of Florida and University Of Georgia.
The top two teams will represent the region at the World Finals in Banff Springs, Alberta, Canada, next April.

Others from Florida Tech involved in the regional competition are Nattawut Sridranop, doctoral student in computer sciences, who will be assistant coach;
John Brodie, doctoral student in computer sciences, providing technical support; and Nathan Moreau, systems administrator for the Department of Computer

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