March 29, 2014
Students from around the Commonwealth gathered in Charlottesville for the annual High School Programing Contest.
Students in the computer science field at UVa helped put on the contest where high school students solved several computer programing problems in less than four hours.
Internet was not available to the contestants, all they could use were their notes and the skills they learned in class.
Nearly 50 schools participated in this year's event and one teacher says it's important for her students to learn more about STEM career fields.
"We need more programmers in the workforce and computer science is growing and it's becoming a bigger field, but we still don't have enough programmers,” says Blythe Samuels, teacher at Powhatan High School. “UVa has done a really good job of promoting computer science and computer science education with this competition."
This is the 4th year for the competition.