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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
April 17, 2014
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Looking for a Challenge?

For those students who are looking to challenge themselves and demonstrate their skills ...

ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest

The competition challenges three person teams from universities around the world to solve real-world computer programming problems under a gruelling, five-hour deadline. See Laurier ACM Team for information on how to participate on Laurier's team.

ACM Student Research Competition

The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft Research, offers a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research at well-known ACM sponsored and co-sponsored conferences before a panel of judges and attendees.

IPSC - Internet Problem Solving Contest

The Internet Problem Solving Contest (IPSC)is an online contest for teams consisting of up to three people. Several problems will be published at the beginning of the competition. Each problem consists of a problem description and two input data sets. To solve a problem you will have to compute correct output data for the given input data sets. Usually this means that you will write a program that solves the problem, but you may produce the output by hand or in any other way.

Computer Science Games

The Computer Science Games are a collegiate competition that includes challenges from all aspects of computing. The Games are a weekend long thrill ride with logic puzzles, difficult algorithms, intense video game competitions, social activities, and of course, programming. Organized by a different university every year, the CS Games invites undergraduate students from across North America to compete. Teams are composed from 6 to 10 skilled people, each participating in multiple simultaneous challenges.

Digital Interactive Gaming

DIG London ‘Game Design Competition’ is designed to test the skills of industry professionals, students considering the game design industry and others wanting to join a game company.

DIG London, the digital games cluster in London, Ontario, hosts an annual games conference and game design competition, typically in the fall.   The two day conference focuses on opportunities for young people to enter the industry as well as providing an opportunity for Ontario game industry leaders to explore industry issues, network and seek new business opportunities.

DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest

The purpose of the DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest is to promote excellence in the design of electronic systems by providing competition between graduate and undergraduate students at universities and colleges. Designs can be for analog, digital, or programmable circuits and systems. Submissions can be embodied as integrated circuits, reconfigurable processors, SoCs, platform-based or embedded systems designs.

Canadian Institute for Photonic Innovations -Scientific popularization contest

This annual scientific popularization contest was launched in Fall 2007 to encourage the communication of photonic science to a non-scientific audience.  The contest is open to undergraduate students in photonic science at a Canadian university. Deadline is typically in early fall.

SIAM Undergraduate Research Online

SIAM Undergraduate Research Online (SIURO) is a web-based publication devoted to undergraduate research in applied and computational science. The publication is looking for outstanding undergraduate research papers.  This is a great opportunity for students doing senior projects, senior directed research projects or summer internships.