Nine Computer Science students attended the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium held at Epic Systems in Verona, Wisconsin. While there they competed against 52 teams from universities across the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains states. The teams were given six difficult problems and three hours in which to solve them. The team of Bob Garzon, Kevin Koshiol, and Justin Tuchek took first place in the event by developing correct solutions to all six problems. Joseph Benda, Jeff McNertney, Dmitrii Mudrechenko, Nathan Richgels, Christian Ridlon, and Dan Stueve 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 Visual Studio to oversee student software engineering team projects.