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StFX math and computer science students excel at Science Atlantic conference

October 19th, 2018
Student award winners, including an impressive contingent from StFX, at the recent Science Atlantic Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science conference

StFX math, stats and computer science students had a very impressive showing at the recent Science Atlantic Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science conference held Oct. 12-14, 2018 at the Université de Moncton.

Three StFX students won research oral presentation awards—including a first place finish for Grace Tompkins in the Statistics Research Oral Presentation category—and the computer science team of Darwin Groskleg, Brandon Anthony and Thomas Ciha placed so well in the competition, they earned the right to advance to the North American North East regional competition.  

Also, in the oral presentations, StFX student Katie MacEachern received second prize in the Computer Science Research Oral category, while Cynthia Forgeron received third prize in that same category. 

"Congratulations to StFX's computer science team, Darwin Groskleg, Brandon Anthony, and Thomas Ciha, whose excellent performance in the computer science competition placed StFX as the third ranked school in Atlantic Canada. They are proceeding to compete at the North Eastern North America regional competition next month," says StFX computer science professor Dr. Jacob Levman. 

This is the first time that StFX has a computer science team heading to the North American North East regionals, which take place on November 10th in Rochester, NY, he says. StFX will host a satellite event on campus where the team will compete alongside the leading team from Mount Allison University and UNB Fredericton.

L-r, StFX math students pictured at the Science Atlantic Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science conference include Grace Tompkins (first prize winner in the Statistics Research Oral Presentation), April Long, Ally Hancock, and Isaac Bezanson.
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