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January 15, 2020

Math department to host national competition in computational linguistics for high school students on Jan. 23

Submitted by Natalia Rozhkovskaya

The math department invites high school students to participate in the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad, known as NACLO, at Kansas State University on Jan. 23. 

NACLO is a national contest for U.S. and Canadian high school students. 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 new field of linguistics, cryptography and mathematics.

Find more information on the K-State test center website. Register for the competition on the national website by Jan. 20. Participation is free. 

Winners of the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad are eligible to compete in the International Linguistics Olympiad — one of 12 international high school science olympiads.

Other competitions organized by mathematics department include American Math Competition — AMC 8 and AMC 10/12 — Manhattan Mathematical Olympiad and USA Math Kangaroo Competition.