Throughout the year the Department of Computer Science participates in programming competitions for current students. As well, we host competitions in English for middle and high school students from New Brunswick. (In many years, we partner with Université de Moncton, who host equivalent competitons in French.)
Science Atlantic CS Competition
Science Atlantic (formerly APICS) is a charitable association of 18 post secondary and research institutes in Atlantic Canada with a mandate to advance science education and research at the undergraduate level. Every year, the Computer Science Committee of Science Atlantic hosts the Atlantic Canadian preliminary round of the ICPC Programming Contest. This contest is open to CS students and the top teams can advance to other rounds, even up to the world programing competition. In 2012 and 2014, a UNBSJ team proceeded to the next round (Northeastern North America - competition includes MIT and Harvard) and included a several-time winner of the NB High School Contest. We also see some past participants in the High School contest competing for other universities. One of our past competitors got to the World Finals in 2017 (representing Mount Allison). See this story.
2018 NB High School Programming Competition
Friday, May 4, 2018
Open to all New Brunswick high school students (grades 9-12), this event is hosted every year to promote the development of programming clubs and skills at the high school level. Interested? More information (including the winners from 2017) is available here and JDI has produced a video about the contest.
2017 Scratch Programming Competition
originally Saturday, May 6, 2017; postponed to Saturday, June 3, 2017
New in 2014, the NB Scratch programming competition is open to students up to grade 8. Schools hold a local contest and their best Scratch programs are sent for further judging. Finalists are invited to UNB Saint John, where the winners are selected. More information, including the winners, is available here.