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Iowa State Programming Team Returns from Poland World Finals

Three Iowa State students returned from Warsaw, Poland from the World Finals of the International Collegiate Programming Contest early this May. Out of 113 teams from all around the world, they placed 95th.

The team members: Devon Eilers, junior in management information systems, Bryce Sandlund, senior in computer science and Kerrick Staley, senior in computer engineering, all agree they wish they could have done better but are happy to have the experience.

Eilers said their team’s score was okay considering they had never competed in something that big. Staley commented that they did pretty comparably to the other two teams in Iowa State’s region, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and University of Wisconsin-Madison (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities placing 112th and University of Wisconsin-Madison placing 71st).

“We were up against some pretty stiff competition…there were a lot of top notch universities there from all around the world,” Staley said, adding it was a bit intimidating, but also exciting to meet people from around the world and to compete along their side.

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