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Construction Management Students Qualify for National Championships

Four teams of University of Nebraska-Lincoln construction management students were among the top competitors at the Associated Schools of Construction Region IV Conference and Competition.

The competition was held Oct. 26-29 in Nebraska City. UNL teams placed in the following divisions: Heavy Highway-1st place (Lincoln), qualification for the 2007 National Association of Home Builders national competition in San Antonio;
Residential-2nd place (Lincoln), qualification for the NAHB national competition in Orlando, Fla.;
Design-Build-tie for 1st place (Omaha), tentative qualification for the NAHB national competition in San Antonio; and
Commercial-2nd place (Omaha).
ASC is a professional organization whose mission is to develop and advance construction education and promote excellence in curricula, teaching, research and service. Sixteen schools from Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Kansas comprise Region IV. For more information about the organization, visit


Regional programming contest is Nov. 11 at Avery Hall

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Computer science and engineering students from more than a dozen schools will be on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus Nov. 11 for the North Central North America Regional competition. The competition is part of the IBM-sponsored Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest.

Teams are made up of three students, usually undergraduates, led by a student or faculty coach. The teams face a series of eight to 10 complex, real-world programming challenges to be completed in just five hours. The problems are designed to test not only programming skill, but also creativity and teamwork. The team that solves the most problems in the least amount of time will advance to the World Finals March 12-16 in Tokyo.

The North Central North America Regional includes colleges and universities in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Manitoba and western Ontario. Five teams will represent UNL. The competition will take place from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Avery Hall, 12th and T streets on City Campus. Following the competition there will be an evening reception and awards ceremony.

Worldwide, tens of thousands of students from 68 countries are expected to compete in this year's contest. Eighty-five teams will qualify to compete in Tokyo.

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