Simpson Teams Compete in Programming Contest

Adam Smith, Zach Huebener and Mike Henry finished in third place to cap off a great showing by Simpson College at the 2013 Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium (MICS), held on April 19-20 in LaCrosse, Wis.

Thirteen Simpson students made the trip, accompanied by Mark Brodie, assistant professor of computer science.

Those 13 students separated into five teams that participated in a three-hour programming contest against about 50 teams from small colleges throughout the Midwest.

Smith, Huebener and Henry solved five of the seven problems, winning $200. The team of Linsey Williams, Jaris van Maanen and Joel Garawecki finished in sixth place, solving 4 of the 7 programs.

No other college collected had two teams that cracked the top six finishers – another example of success, Simpson-style.

Other Simpson students who participated were Ben Dimit, Jacob Feld, Simeon Olsgaard, Evan Kimberlin, Kendra Klocke, Thomas Klein and Tony Clark.

Brodie said the students are excited about competing again next year.