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April 22, 2008

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler

UT Tyler to Host TCEA State Programming Contest

The University of Texas at Tyler will host the Texas Computer Education Association State Programming Contest on Saturday, April 26, Dr. James Nelson, College of Engineering and Computer Science dean, announced.

“This will bring approximately 300 of the brightest high school students from across the state to UT Tyler,” said Kay Pleasant, UT Tyler senior lecturer in computer science and contest coordinator. “One-hundred eleven teams received invitations to participate this year, and about 90 teams are expected to attend.”

Teams win the right to participate by attending TCEA Area Programming Contests in February. A maximum of two teams from each school may advance to the state competition. Teams must earn a minimum score of four points at the area contest to be eligible for the state contest.

Each participating area will be represented by one team per participating division at the state contest, provided the minimum score rule is satisfied. Wildcard positions will be chosen by a participation percentage within each division.

For more information, contact Pleasant, 903.566.7241.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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