[Mathmajors] Event for Math students - "Microsoft College Puzzle
Challenge" - November 11! (fwd)
miller at math.washington.edu
Fri Oct 20 15:12:23 PDT 2006
College Puzzle Challenge - November 11!
To participate, please register as soon as possible! Registration and more info are available at www.collegepuzzlechallenge.com<http://www.collegepuzzlechallenge.com/>.
(You must register in advance to participate!)
What is this?
College Puzzle Challenge is an annual puzzle-solving contest held simultaneously on college campuses across North America. Teams compete by racing to solve puzzles with prizes awarded to the fastest teams at each school.
When does it happen?
College Puzzle Challenge will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2006. The event runs for 12 hours continuously and starts at all locations at the very same time. For UW and other West Coast schools, the event will begin at 9:00 AM PST.
Where does it take place?
This year, the contest will take place at nine universities in the U.S. and Canada. The participating schools are:
Columbia University * Cornell University * Massachusetts Institute of Technology * Stanford University University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign * University of Michigan * University of Texas, Austin University of Toronto * University of Washington
Who may participate?
The contest is designed for computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, physics and mathematics students, but it is open to any undergraduate or graduate student attending one of the participating universities. Students participate in teams of 4.
What do I get if my team wins?
Each member of the winning team gets an Xbox 360. Second- and third-place prizes have not been determined yet, but they'll be great, too!
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