YellowJackets place 3rd at ICPC-ACM Programming Regionals

November 19, 2015

URCS sent two teams to the Northeast North America sub-regional ACM competition held in October at SUNY Oswego.  YellowJacket #1 team, consisting of freshmen Jackson Abascal, Zachary Polansky and junior Daniel Rubery, took first place with YellowJacket #2 team (juniors Maria Janczak, Mikayla Konst and Hassler Thurston) placing fourth. First and second place (RIT) teams then moved to the regional competition held a few weeks later.

At the regional competition held at RIT on November 13, YellowJackets #1 placed 3rd in a field of thirteen teams, behind formidable competitors Harvard and MIT.  UR’s young team solved 4 of 8 problems. (Regional Final Results) Given the experience level of our team, with Daniel Rubery the only experienced team member, there is great hope for future competitions as the team will mature with experience and practice.

 Harvard and MIT will now move to the world competition, this year being held May 15-20 in Phuket, Thailand.  In 2010, UR sent a team to Harbin, China for the world finals of the ACM Programming Competition.