Webster Presents 14th Annual High School Programming Challenge

Mar. 30, 2017

Webster Presents 14th Annual High School Programming Challenge
The challenge tests programming and problem-solving skills in a cooperative team setting.

Webster University's George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology will once again host its Annual High School Programming Challenge on Saturday, April 1, in the East Academic Building on Webster's home campus in Webster Groves.

This is the 14th year for the challenge, which continues to grow and expand participation under the leadership of Webster professor Brenda Boyce, of the Walker School's Department of Math & Computer Science.  

The Programming Challenge brings together talented students from high schools in Missouri and Illinois to compete in a spirit of fun, testing programming skills and problem-solving ability as they work in cooperative teams. This year about 70 students from the region are expected to participate.

Programming challenge teams
The 2016 challenge was the largest in its 14-year history.

Thanks to generous sponsors Reinsurance Group of America, Century Link, Maritz and Hunter Engineering, this will be another stellar event and awards ceremony for these young future leaders. There is a combination of prizes for the top teams.

Last year's challenge included 93 students forming 31 teams from 15 local high schools. Webster student volunteers are also invaluable in helping make the event a fun and successful one.

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