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MSU High School Programming Competition

Here's a video introducing our competition!


Join us for the 2024 competition held by Michigan State University's College of Engineering. First-time competitors are especially welcome.

Teresa VanderSloot

Teresa VanderSloot

Dr. Laura Dillon

Dr. Laura Dillon

Dr. Joshua Nahum

Dr. Joshua Nahum

Najiha Jaigirdar

Najiha Jaigirdar

DETAILS

Read here to learn the rules and regulations for the competition


  • Why?
    • Have Fun!
    • Practice programming skills!
    • Make new friends!
  • Who?
    • Teams of three students each in grades 9-12. If you would like help finding teammates, please contact us.
    • We aim to provide opportunity for students of diverse backgrounds and experiences. If your school is sending more than one team, at least 50% of participants from the same school should identity as women, and/or under represented minorities in CS (Black, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, or LGBTQ+). If you are have trouble meeting this goal, please contact us.
    • Participants should know basic programming, including reading from standard input and writing to standard out.
    • Two competition brackets (with different programming challenges):
      • Novice programmers: those teams composed of students with one or fewer semesters/quarters of programming classes.
      • Experienced programmers: those teams that have more experience with programming
  • When?
    • Saturday, March 9th, 2024, from 1:30pm − 4:30pm (Eastern)
  • Where?
    • MSU Engineering Building (exact room to be determined)
  • What languages are supported?
    • C
    • C++17
    • C#
    • Go
    • Haskell
    • Java 8
    • Perl
    • PHP
    • Python 2
    • Python 3
    • R
    • Racket
    • If your prefered language isn't listed, let us know!

    For more information about the programming environment (versions, libraries, etc.), see HackerRank and the video above.

  • What resources can I use during the competition?
    • Your teammates! Duh.
    • Any books, notes, websites, documentation, StackOverflow, code samples...
    • Basically anything that doesn't involve asking someone outside your team for help.
    • BPlease note that generative AI (e.g. GitHub Copilot, ChatGPT, Bard) are not permitted to be used during the competition.
  • When does my team need to register?
    • March 2nd, 2024
  • What forms need to be filled out and submitted by every participant?

TEAM REGISTRATION (Part 1 of 2)

Please register ASAP to ensure there is space for your team to attend. If you would like help forming a team, please email us!



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INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION (Part 2 of 2)

Every attendee additionally needs to fill out this form as well.



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CONTACT

Like to learn more?

East Lansing, MI
Phone: (517) 884-0054
Email: wie@egr.msu.edu