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U.S. collegiate programmers outclassed

Apr 13, 20061 min
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MIT’s team finished in 7th place at the International Collegiate Programming Contest and was the only U.S. school to have a team in the top 20.  Two Russian teams and squads from the Netherlands, Poland and China rounded out the top five. The event organizer, the Association of Computing Machinery,  said the disappointing results for U.S. schools point to an urgent need to attract talented students to the IT field. Better curriculum and teacher prep, plus more investment in basic R&D are needed to keep the U.S. competitive in computing, according to the ACM.

Bob Brown,