Mari Romney | University Relations | 8 November 2013
On Saturday, November 2, 2013, three BYU–Hawaii students took first place in the Hawaii site of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, arguably the most recognized programming contest for university student programmers in the world. Peniette Seru (from Fiji), Thomas Lowry (from the Cook Islands), and Meilan Jin (from China), all seniors majoring in Computer Science, were members of the winning team.
For the past ten years, BYU–Hawaii has been the host university for the Hawaii site, inviting teams from Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) and University of Hawaii–Hilo (UH–Hilo) to compete the first Saturday of November every year. This year, 14 three-person teams competed in Laie, five from BYU–Hawaii, six from HPU, and three from UH–Hilo.