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Concordia-Chicago computer programming team places second in Midwest competition


IEEE TeamA team of Concordia University Chicago undergraduate students recently placed second in the Midwest at a computer programming competition sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The event, held in Detroit, MI, included teams from IEEE Region 4: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Last year at the same competition, the CUC team placed second behind a team from Northwestern University and ahead of the University of Wisconsin team. IEEE hosts several annual competitions where students at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level compete together in a 24-hour period to solve a set of programming problems.

“Congratulations goes out to our students Jeremy Hartman, Nick Rittling and Joe Bayer for their great effort,” said Dr. Victor Govindaswamy, the team coach and associate professor of computer science at CUC. “The fact that our undergraduates are continually placing among the top in these competitions is a testament to the strength of Concordia-Chicago’s computer science program.”

Concordia University Chicago offers a Bachelor of Arts in computer information systems, a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in computer science, and a Master of Science in computer science. To learn more about these degree programs, visit