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Source: St. Mary's University

Computing Science Wizards Off to Rochester

October 16, 2006

A team
of computing science students from Saint Mary's put in a stellar performance
this past weekend as they placed second overall at this year's APICS
Programming Competition held at Cape Breton University.

The team Jason Hines, Harry McCleave, Chris Adams will now advance to
the North-America Programming Contest which will be held on November 11 at
the Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, USA. Students Luke Mannell and
Jonathan Kenney were also instrumental in this weekend's win.

The team call themselves the Computing Science (CS) Huskies.

This is the 9th year in a row that Saint Mary's has sent a team of computing
science students to the regional championships (Four first place finishes
1999, 2000, 2002, 2003; Four second place finishes: 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006;
One third place finish: 1998).

The CS Huskies goal is to get a win at Rochester, which would mean that they
would advance to annual Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
International Collegiate Programming World Finals next March (2007) in

The team's coach is Dr. Pawan Lingras, who is a professor of Mathematics and
Computing Science.

"This past weekend our CS Huskies showed a number of other universities from
Atlantic Canada that we are tough contenders," he says.

"They are now all set to head to the USA and of course have their sights set
on going to the world finals in Tokyo," he says.

"Saint Mary's is proud of our CS Huskies and the whole University will be
cheering for them all the way," he adds.

Saint Mary's University is known for its community outreach projects, both
in Canada and around the world. Saint Mary's, founded in 1802, is home to
one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for
its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a
vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.


For More Information:

Paul Fitzgerald
Public Affairs Officer
Saint Mary's University, Public Affairs
(902) 420.5514



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