November 20, 2009

The 2009 LSU Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Student Professional Organization placed 54th among more than 700 teams worldwide at the IEEExtreme Programming Competition. This competition is a global challenge in which teams of student members compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems.

"This competition is an opportune time for students to shine, not only among their LSU peers, but among students from across the globe," said LSU Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering interim chair Dr. Jorge Aravena.

The competition began October 24 and finished within 24 hours. Teams included up to three IEEE student members. LSU was represented by computer engineering senior Abhishek Anand, electrical engineering senior Robert Rouquette, and computer science senior Ravi Chimmalgi.

"The IEEE Programming Competition was definitely challenging. The problems involved thinking outside of what the problem stated. There was more than just programming involved in the competition; it was mostly problem-solving. I thought it was a fun activity in which to participate and anticipate that the chapter will compete next year," said Rouquette.


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Article by Shannon Norwood, mass communications intern, for Tammy V. Abshire, LSU Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, 225-578-5478,


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