POSTED: Monday, July 1, 2013 - 4:15pm
UPDATED: Monday, July 1, 2013 - 4:29pm
Three of the best brains LeTourneau University has to offer are in St. Petersburg, Russia, this week competing in the finals of an international computer programming competition.
Seniors Daniel Rothfus and Terry Penner, along with recent graduate Micah Shennum, are one of 120 teams from around the world that will compete Wednesday by solving computer programming problems.
Sponsored by IBM, the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest began in 1970 at Texas A&M University and has grown to international competition level since then. The prime minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, is honorary chairman of the competition.
LeTourneau has made four appearances on the world stage — in the late 1970s, and then in 2000, 2001 and 2004 under coaching by Dr. Brent Baas, who was hired by the university 20 years ago as the first professor dedicated to computer science.
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