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AUS team places first at Gulf Programming Contest
For the fourth time in a row, a team from American University of Sharjah (AUS) secured first place in the Annual Gulf Programming Contest held recently at American University in Dubai.
Omar Almheiri, Mohamed Amer and Abdel Rahman Elghassnawi-the three computer engineering students who comprised the AUS team-competed with 44 teams from 20 different universities across the UAE and the Gulf region. The competition lasted five hours, during which students attempted to solve 11 programming problems. The winning AUS team managed to solve seven problems while the two teams ranking second and third solved five and four problems, respectively.
"Our winning reaffirms the quality of education at AUS and skill of its students," said Omar Harib Almheiri, the team leader, a senior majoring in computer engineering. "I am glad to see all the hard work of the programming team yield this result, especially since this is the fourth time in a row that AUS has won this contest," he added.