2021 Virtual Contest Dates:

Cornell High School Programming Contest: Saturday, May 1st 2021

The contest was open to students who live or attend schools in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or Pennsylvania, or students who competed in the 2021 Cornell High School Programming Contest Warm Up. 

Winners (all 9 of these teams solved at least 8 problems out of the 9 total in under 3 hours): 

Champion

The Coast Team

2nd place

WWPS Usada Kensetsu

3rd place

Stuyvesant Fluffers

4th place

Brewing Java

5th place Stuyvesant Floofers
6th place Bearley; STEMdrive Team
7th place WWP Sourth 35p

8th place

Pseudocodes

9th place

The Dodo Birds

 

There were a total of 84 teams and 217 students.

 

Cornell High School Programming Contest Warm Up (renamed from the former Girls High School Programming Contest). Saturday, February 27th, 2021 at 1 p.m. est

We encouraged participation by high school girls and other high school students from groups underrepresented in technology. 

Winners:(all 7 of these teams solved at least 7 problems out of the 8 total in under 2 hours): 
Champion

Doral TreeSum

2nd Place McNeil Woods Texans
3rd Place HHH HSE ACSL
4th Place River Hill Coders
5th Place Doral UMANGUS
6th Place Watching Hills Hackers
7th Place Half Hollow Amonglers

 

There were a total of 51 teams, 135 students and representation from 10 different states.
 

2020 Contest:

High School Girls Programming Contest: Saturday, February 8th, 2020.

2020 April Contest:

In response to the growing public health concerns associated with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and out of an abundance of caution for the wellbeing of all participants, the April 3rd Cornell High School Programming Contest has been cancelled on both Cornell’s Ithaca and NYC campuses. You can find information on past competitions below -

2020 Girls HS Programming Contest:

2 years ago we held our first annual Girls High School Programming Contest in February at both Cornell in Ithaca and Cornell Tech. This year's contest took place on February 8th, 2020 with other 30 teams.

The contest is an educational event open to all high school girls. Only limited programming experience is required. The event will include a one-hour introduction into programming contests. The actual contest will last for two hours and will feature a collection of problems ranging from very easy to medium hard. The participants will be grouped into teams of three ranging in levels of programming experience.

During the contest, teaching assistants will help you recognize and solve problems through traditional debugging techniques. They will offer support and guidance, but will not be writing code for you. The goal of the assistants is to teach you how to recognize and solve these problems by yourself.

The team that solves the most problems wins. Ties are broken by the amount of time used to solve the problems.

2019 Contest:

The annual High School Programming Contest was held April 5th, 2019 and wasopen to all high school students. For info on the Ithaca contest please contact Vanessa Maley at vsm34 -at- cornell.edu and for the NYC contest please contact Diane Levitt at diane.levitt -at- cornell.edu.

Date: Friday, April 5th, 2019

Schedule:

11:00 a.m.: Reception/Lunch

11:45 a.m.: Intro/Set-Up - We’ll present guidelines, rules, etc.

12:30p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Contest

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.: Break and Snacks

3:45 – 4:15 p.m.: Presentation

4:15 – 4:30 p.m.: Awards ceremony

2019 Girls HS Programming Contest:

This year we held our first annual Girls High School Programming Contest held in February at both Cornell in Ithaca and Cornell Tech.

Programming Languages and Environments:

The teams may use the following programming languages: Java, Python, C, C++, Haskell (others available upon request). You can use any environment to develop your programs.

Organizing Team

  • Gordon Campbell: Chair of Computer Science Dept., Dalton School, NYC
  • Daniel Fleischman: Operations Research Scientist at Amazon. Cornell University Operations Research and Information Engineering Grad
  • Diane Levitt: Senior Director of K-12 Education, CornellTech
  • Vanessa Maley: Cornell University Computer Science Event Coordinator
  • Haobin Ni: Cornell University CS Grad student
  • Samara Rose Selden
  • Jordan Staiti
  • Robbert van Renesse: Cornell University Computer Science Faculty

Steering Committee

  • Gordon Campbell: Chair of Computer Science Dept., Dalton School, NYC
  • Emma Clark: Cornell University CS undergrad, rep. Women in Computing at Cornell
  • Fred Deppe: Ithaca High School Computer Science teacher
  • Daniel Fleischman: Operations Research Scientist at Amazon. CU ORIE Grad
  • Diane Levitt: Senior Director of K-12 Education, CornellTech
  • Chair: Robbert van Renesse: Cornell University CS Faculty

Sponsors

The event is sponsored by the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University, the Institute for Computational Sustainability at Cornell University, and the Institute for Crypto Currencies and Contracts (IC3).

Please reach out to Vanessa Maley with any questions at vsm34@cornell.edu.

For more information about previous years, access the Archive here.

Winners (all 7 of these teams solved at least 7 problems out of the 8 total in under 2 hours): 
Champion

Doral TreeSum

2nd Place McNeil Woods Texans
3rd Place HHH HSE ACSL
4th Place River Hill Coders
5th Place Doral UMANGUS
6th Place Watching Hills Hackers
7th Place Half Hollow Amonglers