The ICPC Programming Contest Web Site and management is hosted by Baylor University. The contest is the world's largest academic problem-solving competition. Each year, teams from over 1100 of the world's most prestigous universities in 75 countries compete in regional contests throughout the world for regional championships and the privelege of advancing to the World Finals. There they compete for bragging rights, prizes, and scholarships.
The Baylor School of Engineering and Computer Science, the 1982 world champion, is proud to work in bringing this event to the academic world. Directed for over a decade by Dr. William B. Poucher, Professor of Computer Science, the contest encourages thousands of the world's most talented students to develop their problem-solving acumen, programming skills, and team work on the stage of this grueling competition. While under Dr. Poucher's direction, sponsors have directed over $60,000,000 in computing resources, scholarships, travel funds, technical assistance, and media relations to the universities that compete in the International Collegiate Programming Contest.