Computer science students place well in competition
Coastal computer science majors who participated in the event were: Daniel Spivey of Loris, Ryan Karetas of Myrtle Beach, Chris Davies of Conway, Levi Bailey of Conway, Chika Ekeji of Nigeria, Tayfun Karadeniz of Germany, Michael Wisner of Myrtle Beach, John Wu of Myrtle Beach and Marcus Wu of Myrtle Beach.
"It is an exciting and valuable experience for our students to participate in this prestigious programming competition," said Abdallah Haddad, director of Coastal's Academic Center and Coastal's team coach for the event. "The competing students represent top-quality computer science students from across the southeastern region. Our students were up to the challenge." Haddad is also a part-time instructor of computer science.
This is the third year Coastal participated in the event. Last year, Coastal placed eighth and ninth in its division and 29th and 30th overall. The contest draws students from institutions from throughout South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.