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Winning Code

Dont text and drive

For the second year in a row, a team of UT Arlington undergraduate engineering students has claimed first place and $10,000 at the AT&T Coding Contest. The students’ cellphone app discourages motorists from reading text messages when driving faster than 15 mph. “A lot of people, especially young people, text and drive every day. Some cities have even passed laws against it,” team leader James Fielder says. “We feel the app can make a difference in peoples’ lives.” The 12-week competition involved 25 teams nationwide. In addition to Fielder, the UTA contingent included Keyurkumar Patel, Zedd Shmais, Kevin Chung, Sidharth Goyal, and Andrew Toscano.