(This document should be considered tentative.)
Participants in the Rowan University Programming Contest must be students currently attending high school.
Deadline for Entering
All high schools wishing to enter the competition must register by 6:00pm on 6 April 2012.
Supplies and Materials
The university will provide PCs (either IBM or Macintosh) and printers for the participants.
The university will provide Java, C++, Visual Basic, and QBasic. Competitors may use their own programming environments or languages, which should be brought and installed on the day of the contest. Due to security mechanisms installed on University computers, any tools to be installed on our machines must be cleared with the contest director no later than 30 March. Competitor-installed programming tools must be deleted at the end of the contest.
Assistance will be available for the operation of the hardware and the use of the programming environment.
Students should provide their own supplemental texts, manuals, and calculators, as questions concerning the programming or debugging of their problem will not be answered. Security will be provided; however, the University cannot take responsibility for damage or theft of these materials.
All students participating in this year's contest must compete as part of a team. Teams will consist of up to two members. The problem will be structured such that a team consisting of just one individual may find it difficult to complete the assignments in the time frame allotted.
A faculty advisor must accompany participants.
Participants will work together on their individual solution for exactly 2.5 hours. Each team is responsible for the design and implementation of their solution.
Students should submit their solution electronically, as well as a printout of the program and their solution. Programs that are incomplete will be scored by the judges and given partial credit.
Solutions that are turned in and evaluated by the judges will become the property of Rowan University and will not be returned.
Teachers will receive a complete score report at a later date.
The judges' decisions are final.