Cornell Bowers College of Computing and Information Science
2018 high school programming contest in progress


High School Programming Contest Continues to Grow on Both Ithaca and NYC Campuses

As interest nationwide in computer science and coding continues to grow, the High School Programming Contest hosted annually by the Computer Science Department at Cornell University and Cornell Tech is now boasting a total of 50+ teams. The teams of high school students from across the Northeast will compete simultaneously on the Ithaca and NYC Cornell campuses on April 5. The event is not open to the public but members of the media are welcome to attend.

During this year’s contest, teams will compete to solve programming problems in a limited time. The winner is the team that solves the most problems in the allotted three hours. The challenge is one of strategy as well as programming skill, as a team must decide which problems it can solve most rapidly. The contest and program in Ithaca will be held 11:00 to 4:30 pm in Rhodes Hall 571 with opening remarks and coding strategy from 11:00-12:30, competition from 12:30-3:30 pm, and awards ceremony from 4:00-4:30 pm in the Upson Hall Lounge.

For more information contact Vanessa Maley at or 607.254.6559.