HSPC 2017

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Show Off Your Problem-Solving Skills!

HSPC is a 3 hour competition where high school students from the DC metropolitan area compete in teams of four to demonstrate their programming skills and problem solving abilities.


CSIC at University of Maryland 4146 Paint Branch Dr. College Park, MD


Saturday, February 18, 2017
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9am Registration,
Main Lobby, Computer Science Instructional Center (CSIC)
10:15am Welcome & Overview
Associate Prof. Amol Deshpande
Lecture Hall, Room 1115, CSIC
10:30am Practice Session for Students Computer Labs, CSIC
11:45am Lunch, Main Lobby, CSIC
1-4pm (Students) Contest, Computer Labs, CSIC
4:10pm Refreshments, Main Lobby, CSIC
4:30-5pm Award Ceremony,
Lecture Hall, Room 1115, CSIC

Gannon Prize $500

The Gannon prize is awarded in memory of John Gannon, former chair of the Computer Science department and an enthusiastic supporter of the UMD High School Programming Contest.

Gannon Prize Winner

Coach John Way, Sherwood High School

Problem Solving Awards $100

Problem solving awards are $100 prizes given to the first team that solves each contest problem.

  • PROBLEM 1 - Indian Creek HS
  • PROBLEM 2 - Montgomery Blair HS
  • PROBLEM 3 - Poolesville HS
  • PROBLEM 4 - Winston Churchill HS
  • PROBLEM 5 - Richard Montgomery HS
  • PROBLEM 6 - Loudoun Valley HS
  • PROBLEM 7 - Thomas Jefferson HST
  • PROBLEM 8 - Centennial HS

Contest Organizers

Brenda Chick

Facilities & Contest Coordinator

Stephanie Peters

Director of Administration

Jeanine Worden

Lab Director

Problem Developers & Contest Judges

Evan Golub

Dave Mount

Amol Deshpande

Contest Director

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Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Savannah Renehan, Assistant Director of Corporate Relations: srenehan@cs.umd.edu.