COMPUTER STUDENTS WRITE
Seniors Jared Hohm (Aurora,
Illinois) and Nathan Luehr (Alsip, Illinois) and sophomore Jerry Vos (Beecher,
Illinois) formed a team of computer programmers who earned first place
at the ACM/IBM regional programming competition at Valparaiso University
November 1. Juniors Grace Eizenga (Lansing, Illinois) and Jason Woods paired
to finish in fourth place.
"These are some of our sharpest
computer programming students," said Ron Hansum, a computer science professor
at Trinity. "We have had some students who have done well in these competitions,
and that's good to see."
During the competition, each
team had to solve eight problems within five hours by writing programs
in the C++ or Java computer language. Hohm, Luehr, and Vos - known as Trinity
Alpha - split the problems among themselves and completed the easier ones
first. All of the solutions they submitted were errorless.
"The key is to know what
your teammates are good at and what they are not good at," said Luehr,
who competed in his third contest. "We are familiar with one another and
honest with each other, and that really helped us to work through the problems.
"Finishing in first place
is significant for the College. It shows that Trinity has some good computer
programmers, and it's important that people know about that."
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