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School students demonstrate problem solving skills at the 2017 NACLO contest

Posted by Becca Rawcliffe on April 10, 2017 in News, Community, Students
1st place Dalhousie NACLO 2017 student Ruining Zhang
1st place Dalhousie NACLO 2017 student Ruining Zhang

In January, the Faculty of Computer Science hosted the Nova Scotia branch of the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) contest for the 9th year running.

NACLO is a contest for high school and middle school students in Canada and the United States in which students solve problems involving language, logic and computer science.

12 local students joined the Faculty at the Goldberg Computer Science Building to compete.

The top 3 performing participants received prizes for their efforts, with 1st place student Ruining Zhang finishing amongst the top 171 participants across Canada and the United States to qualify to the second round of NACLO.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners from the Faculty of Computer Science.

1st place
Ruining Zhang
Sacred Heart School of Halifax, Grade 11

2nd place
Victor Gao
Citadel High School, Grade 10

3rd place
Bana Samman
Sacred Heart School of Halifax, Grade 12

The NACLO contest at Dalhousie is organized by Dr. Vlado Keselj, Dijana Kosmajac and Magdalena Jankowska, with support from Zachary Ford, Colin Conrad and Carlos Ureta Mori.

The problems and solutions from NACLO 2017 are now available on the NACLO site