Registration Open for Fourth Annual Gaming and IT Competition Thomas Cup

Published: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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WATERVILLE, MAINE, October 2018 — Registration is now open for Thomas College’s fourth annual gaming and IT competition, the Thomas Cup. The free event will be held at Thomas College in Waterville on Friday, November 30, beginning at 6 p.m. through the night to 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 1.  

Open to high school and home-schooled upper-class students, the Thomas Cup will feature up to 32 teams competing for top bragging rights in several technology competitions, including League of Legends gaming competition, Nerf wars with robots, an innovation challenge, a new cyber elimination challenge, and a realistic crime scene investigation (CSI) event. 

“We are so proud of how much this competition has taken off during the last few years. Students across Maine are proud to be winners of the Thomas Cup and to have participated in this challenging and fun competition,” said Professor of Information Management Frank Appunn. “Students will be impressed by some new competitions, as well as being on the Thomas College campus with current Thomas College students.”  

Last year, the event was the closest competition yet with only 3-5 points separating the top three teams. Wells High School was the overall winner of the 2017 Thomas Cup. 

Thomas College has Bachelor’s degree programs in Computer Information Systems, Security & Cyber Defense, and Computer Science, and a Master’s in Cyber Security.  

Team and individual registrations should be completed online by October 25. Learn more and register at www.thomas.edu/thomas-cup.  

Please contact Jim Delorie at deloriej@thomas.edu or 207-859-1183 with any questions. 

About Thomas College: Celebrating its 125th anniversary, Thomas College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs ranging from business, entrepreneurship, and technology, to education, criminal justice, and psychology. Its Guaranteed Job Program, the first of its kind in the nation, is built on students’ academic, career, and leadership preparation. Thomas is also home to the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation and the Center for Innovation in Education. In 2017, Money Magazine ranked Thomas 23rd of all colleges and universities in the country for adding the most value to their degrees, and data reported by the New York Times ranks Thomas in the top 15 percent of all higher education institutions in the U.S. for upward mobility of its graduates. For more information, visit www.thomas.edu or contact MacKenzie Riley Young at rileym@thomas.edu or 207-859-1313.

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