Trinity Wins ACCA Computer Programming Competition

Novice Team WinsTrinity’s Computer Science department recently received recognition at the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA) 2013 Programming Competition. The computer programming team competed against six other Chicago area colleges on Saturday, February 23, and came away with a win.

Team members Michael Lautermilch ’15 of Lockport, Illinois; Spencer TenHaken ’16 of Sheboygan, Wisconsin; Nate Vanderleest ’14 of Oak Forest, Illinois; and Lucas Vander Wal ’16 of New Sharon, Iowa, are students in a computer science class taught by Ron Hansum, assistant professor and director of software systems. The team solved all eight programming problems correctly for the victory.

“Trinity is preparing me for the logic side of computers, as logic is vital to computing,” said Vander Wal, a freshman double major in computer science and math.

“This was an opportunity for computer science majors to test their programming skills against other computer science majors,” said Hansum.

To prepare students both for events like this and for future career opportunities, Trinity’s program teaches students computer programming and application systems design and administration. For more information, visit the computer science academic page.