STEM Students Interested in Computers and Languages? SDSU will host Open Round of North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad Jan 25, 2018
The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO) is a fun contest for U.S. and Canadian middle and high school students in which contestants compete by solving compelling and creative puzzles in linguistics and computational linguistics. Requiring no previous knowledge of linguistics, languages, or computing, these puzzles can be solved by analytic reasoning alone, and serve as a fun introduction to a field to which many students have never been introduced. Winners of NACLO are eligible to compete in the International Linguistics Olympiad, one of twelve international high school science Olympiads.
Try some of these practice problems: http://nacloweb.org/practice.php#naclo_online
Students must register by Jan 14, 2018 for the Open Round at SDSU; more information available here:
The top US team and perhaps additional teams will get a trip to the International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL)!