CS Team Triumphs at the 2024 ICPC North America Championship

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Innokentiy Kaurov, Eric Yuang Shao, and Kevin Yang secured an impressive third place, earning a silver medal at the International Collegiate Programming Contest North America Championship, held on May 27, 2024, at the University of Central Florida.

The International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is the world’s oldest and most prestigious competitive programming competition for university students. It challenges teams of three students to solve complex algorithmic problems within a set timeframe. The teams that came out on top were the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the gold medal, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Columbia University for the silver medal, and the bronze medal went to the University of British Columbia, the University of California San Diego, and the University of Maryland.

The “Columbia-CU later” team is preparing for the ICPC World Finals that will take place in Astana, Kazakhstan, in September. They meet weekly for five-hour team contests under the guidance of their coach Christian Lim, and co-coaches Josh Alman, Grace Lim, and Benjamin Rubio. In August, they will host an intensive 2-week training camp for teams from the Greater New York area to share knowledge and foster community.

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