Tag: Dr. Ashraf Abdelbar in BU’s Department of Math and Computer Science

BRANDON, MB – Three Brandon University (BU) students have become the first to represent the University in a global computer programming competition where winners are courted by companies including Microsoft, IBM and Google.
Roque Lacroix, Alex Trush and Bailey Kacsmar with coach Dr. Ashraf Abdelbar
In November, Roque Lacroix, Alex Trush and Bailey Kacsmar took part in regional play-downs for the International Collegiate Programming Contest, an annual challenge sponsored by high-tech giant IBM. The trio matched on-line wits with nearly 200 teams from eight US states, Manitoba and western Ontario, solving mathematical problems designed to test programming skills and teamwork.