United States Computing Olympiad (USACO)
Starting in the Dec/2014, Storming Robots encourage our roboclub students also participate in the USA Computing Olympiad online contest. USACO is the one of the most prestigious pre-college Computer Science competitions. Do well in USACO online exams serves a good indicator of one's ability in algorithmic thinking and problem-solving skills. USA Teams from USACO have regularly placed among the top countries attending the IOI (International Olympiad in Informatics) . IOI is the most prestigious international computing contest at the high school level.
DO NOTE: Almost all of our Algorithms in C/C++ Level I students advanced to Silver. Many of them also advanced to Gold after they reached Level III with high proficiency. Most of these students focus on robotics engineering and very few just on computer science. We utilize USACO competition to guage and challenge robotics students in their computational analysis skill with computer programming. These students take the online exam as extra work during their leisure time, while they are attending at SR to focus on Robotics instead.