One of Bob Jones University’s intercollegiate computer programming teams finished first in the Southeast region, second in the United States and 59th in the world in the international virtual programming competition IEEEXtreme 14.0.
The three-person team consisted of Erick Ross, Elias Watson and Steven Platt. The other participating BJU team was comprised of Melchisedek Dulcio and David Disler, and BJU professors Ethan McGee and Jim Knisely served as team sponsors.
“We are proud our students achieved high rankings on both the national and international level,” said BJU President Steve Pettit. “Our computer programming faculty worked hard to prepare our students for this competition. It’s gratifying to see our students adjust to the challenges and demonstrate their proficiency.”
The competition took place over a 24-hour period in the late fall, and BJU competed against 4,557 registered teams. The competition results were finalized in January 2021.