Florida Tech to Host IBM-Sponsored Battle of the Brains

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech is one of three Southeast regional universities to host the IBM-sponsored Battle of the Brains on Oct. 25. With the University
of South Alabama and Armstrong Atlantic University also hosting, 63 teams from 29 universities will compete via the Internet in a round of complex

The students will use their computer programming skills and rely on their mental endurance to solve real-world problems under a strict deadline. The team
that solves the most problems correctly in the least amount of time will win a coveted spot at the world finals.

The world finals will be in Stockholm, Sweden, April 18-22, 2009. The best and brightest will compete for awards, scholarships and bragging rights to the
“world’s smartest” trophy.

The Battle of the Brains is also known as the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest. IBM’s sponsorship,
since 1997, has fueled the growth of the contest to include tens of thousands of students. For more information, visit http://icpc.baylor.edu/icpc.

For more information about the event at Florida Tech, contact regional contest director Ryan Stansifer at ryan@fit.edu.

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