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IEEE/ACM Club Hosts High School Students from Across NJ

This past Friday, Monmouth’s IEEE/ACM Club hosted the annual High School Hawk Hack.  In only its second year post-pandemic, this event grew significantly to include over 50 students from 12 schools across the state.

More than a dozen IEEE/ACM club members organized, instructed and proctored the competition that has students compete in teams to solve a series of programming challenges. The results are then tallied by HackerRank, a platform with Computer Science problems,  used by many employers to assess the coding skills of potential candidates.

Computer Science Professor Rolf Kamp, the IEEE/ACM club advisor, has been integral in creating this event that introduces high school students, interested in computer science, to a collegiate setting. Kamp states “It is clear the high school students, their teachers and  club member thoroughly enjoyed the event. Hosting this event is an excellent opportunity to get students interested in Monmouth’s offerings”.

At the conclusion of the event, the members of each winning team received technology-based prizes.

The 2024 High School Hawk Hack  winners:

First place – Middlesex High School

Second Place – Dwight-Englewood School

Third Place – Lakeland High School

The IEEE/ACM club and the Computer Science & Software Engineering department hope that this event continues to grow for high school students pursuing a career in technology.