Minnesota Places first in Microsoft Competition
July 23, 2001
Two of our undergraduate students, Michael Wyman and Julian Selman, won first prize, $25,000, in Micrsofot's first PocketPC Programming Competition. More than 100 stuents nationwide participated. The award was presented July 23 at Microsoft's Redmond campus at a ceremoney attended by over 300 faculty from around the world. Wyman and Selman won witha game called Slither, patterned after a Nibbles game. The goal was to make a worm grab as many apples as possible as it moved through a map, before it is eaten by an enemy snake.