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SecaucusFats
04-11-2005, 03:01 PM
U.S. slips lower in coding contest
CNet News ^ | April 7, 2005 | Ed Frauenheim

In what could be an ominous sign for the U.S. tech industry, American universities slipped lower in an international programming contest.

The University of Illinois tied for 17th place in the world finals of the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest, which concluded Thursday. That's the lowest ranking for the top-performing U.S. school in the 29-year history of the competition.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University of China took top honors this year, followed by Moscow State University and the St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics. Those results continued a gradual ascendance of Asian and East European schools during the past decade or so. A U.S. school hasn't won the world championship since 1997, when students at Harvey Mudd College achieved the honor.

"The U.S. used to dominate these kinds of programming Olympics," said David Patterson, president of the Association for Computing Machinery and a computer science professor at the University of California, Berkeley. "Now we're sort of falling behind."

Cueless Joey
04-11-2005, 04:14 PM
True but we have more bombs. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

highsea
04-11-2005, 05:28 PM
Lol.

Barbara
04-11-2005, 05:33 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Cueless Joey:</font><hr> True but we have more bombs. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif <hr /></blockquote>

Yeah, we have TBMD. Theater-wide Ballistic Missile Defense.

The last three capitals also have been used for "Bite My D**K" at work.

Barbara~~~didn't work on that baseline...

eg8r
04-12-2005, 05:33 AM
Without taking a look at the current problems with our education system, how about Congress just vote to spend another Billion dollars on education. LOL, just as we have been doing for decades, the extra spending is not fixing any of the problems, it is helping fund them.

eg8r

eg8r
04-12-2005, 05:35 AM
[ QUOTE ]
Yeah, we have TBMD. Theater-wide Ballistic Missile Defense.

The last three capitals also have been used for "Bite My D**K" at work. <hr /></blockquote> Yup, and we are hiring these students from other countries to build/design them for us. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

eg8r

catscradle
04-12-2005, 07:08 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote eg8r:</font><hr> Without taking a look at the current problems with our education system, ...

eg8r <hr /></blockquote>

It isn't caused by problems in our educational system persay, but by problems in our society in general which are reflected in our educational system.
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