On November 3, 2012 Simpson students participated in the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), organized by ACM. ICPC is held at two stages: regional and world finals. Iowa falls in the North Central North America region (NCNA). The NCNA region includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, Western Ontario, Manitoba, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and the UP of Michigan. 235 teams in the region competed at 17 local sites. Simpson students competed at Grand View College. The team of Adam Smith (senior), Linsey Williams (junior) and Jaris Van Maanen (junior) ranked 4-th among the 20 teams at the Grand View College local site. They rank in the 68 percentile (placed 91 out of 235 teams) among all teams in the NCNA region.