A team of GGC students and alumni placed second in a five-hour competition at the regional qualifying round for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) international programming competition held at Kennesaw State University in November 2017.
Team members included Jean Baptiste Mbaya, a School of Business MIS major and Information Technology minor; and two recent GGC School of Science & Technology Alumni: Quan Tran, a Software Development major and Pure Math minor; and Cristian Cardona, an Applied Math major.
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) sponsors this international programming contest for college students, known as the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). Teams of three students write computer programs to solve a set of problems in five hours. Programming teams from the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina compete at the ACM Southeast Region Contest.
Criminal justice and political science majors participated as GGC’s first moot court team during the South Atlantic Regional Moot Court Tournament in Florida in fall 2017.
Team members Matt Davis, Jordan Drake, Laura Bravo Duran, Ibeth Gutierrez, Christopher Robertson and Carolanne Solis were coached for the competition by Dr. Scott Boykin, associate professor of political science.