two teams of computer information systems majors from the University of Arkansas at Monticello captured second and third place in the 2006 Arkansas Collegiate Programming Contest held Friday, February 17, at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.
The annual competition was sponsored by Acxiom Corporationís Technical Resource Network and featured teams Arkansas univrsities and colleges, and the School of Mathematics, Sciences and Arts.
UAMís second place team included Timothy McCorkle, Melanie Burch and Jamie Hays. UAM's third place team included Jessica Jarvis and Jim Ellis.
Each team had five hours to solve seven problems using the programming language COBOL. The problems required students to have an understanding of accuracy, recursive searches, sorting, control-break reporting, and table-handling techniques, according to Lori Selby, UAM faculty sponsor. At the end of five hours of programming, the teams with the most problems solved were declared the winners.
UAM students have competed in the statewide programming contest since 1992, winning the competition in both 1996 and 2003 and consistently finishing in the top four.
Timothy McCorkle, Melanie Burch, and Jamie Hays
Jessica Jarvis and James Ellis.