Several Computer Science students attended the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium held at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. While there they competed against 45 teams from universities across the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains states. The teams were given seven difficult problems and three hours in which to solve them. The team of Ashraf Kamel, Joseph Nosie, and Dan Stueve placed second in the event by developing correct solutions to six of the problems. Jessie Deters, Sri Kadimisetty, and Jake Vanhorn also competed.

In addition to the contest, the students attended several technical presentations and discussions. One of these was given by CSIS professor Michael Haugrud on his experience using Microsoft Team Foundation Service to oversee large-scale student software engineering projects.