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2002 Awards Expo Announcement

All teams that have submitted a final report are invited to attend the Awards Expo Monday, April 22nd & Tuesday, April 23rd at Los Alamos National Laboratory. A schedule and a checklist to help you prepare for the day are below.

Awards Expo Activities Include:

  • Tours of supercomputer center
  • Demonstrations of the latest in hardware and software technology
  • Demonstrations of scientific computing projects — simulations and graphics
  • Talking with scientists
  • Meeting other students and teachers
  • Display Board presentations of AiS Challenge projects
  • Awards Ceremony

Registration Procedures

The deadline for registering online is April 3rd.

Each person who attends the Awards Expo activities must be pre-registered so paperwork required by the Department of Energy can be completed. We also need an accurate count of those attending so that we can organize the program, the housing, and order the food.

Teachers are responsible for supervision of the students.

Registration will take place in room 203 of the Motorola building at the Los Alamos Research Park, across from the Los Alamos National Laboratory's TA-3 site (see the detailed map).

On Monday, April 22nd, each team will be assigned a half-hour time slot between 8:00 and 11:00 to present they project to a set of judges. In addition to the poster display, a (laptop) computer can be used during the presentation. Some morning tours will take place for teams that have finished their presentations. Afternoon tours will visit several different Laboratory sites to learn about the ongoing research at Los Alamos. The Awards Ceremony is on Tuesday, April 23rd from 9:00 to 11:00 in the Laboratory's Main Auditorium (see the detailed map) and will be followed by a lunch reception from 11:00 to noon.

Parking is available in the Research Park area. Download a parking permit to print and display in your vehicle.

Tour Information

Everyone must bring a picture ID because you will have to present it to take the tours. A driver's license is adequate. If you do not have a driver's license, you can have a picture ID made at the Department of Motor Vehicles. If we have your picture from Glorieta, that will do, but bring a picture ID just in case.

There can be NO last-minute substitutions; only those students and teachers whose names have been sent in may attend the Laboratory tours that go inside the security area.

Only US citizens will be allowed on the tours inside the security area, but foreign nationals may participate in the parts of the tours that are outside of the security area.

Teams wanting to go on the tours together MUST go through the registration line together. Tours will take place from 1:00 to 5:00 on Monday, April 22nd.

The following articles are PROHIBITED inside the security area:

  • Firearms, other dangerous or deadly weapons, explosives, incendiary & explosive devices. (This include pocket knives with blades longer that 2.5 inches.) So leave your big knives, leather-mans, and such at home or in the car/bus.
  • Privately owned recording equipment (audio, video, optical, or data). So leave your cameras in the car/bus.
  • Privately owned electronic equipment with a data exchange part capable of being connected to automated information systems equipment.
  • Privately owned cellular telephones.
  • Privately owned radio frequency transmitting equipment.
  • Privately owned computers and associated media.
  • Controlled substances including illegal drugs and associated paraphernalia (less prescription medicine).
  • Other items prohibited by law.

Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony will be held 9:00 to 11:00 on Tuesday, April 23rd at the Laboratory's main auditorium. A lunch reception will be provided from 11:00 to 1:00 in room 202A of the Motorola Building.

In addition to the winning team and individual scholarship awards, all teams who submit a team project will receive a certificate and a memento of the 12th Annual AiS Challenge.

Finalists will receive special certificates and awards. Other awards will be given, including prizes and special recognition for winners in the Poster Competitions as well as door prizes for students and teachers.

Projects Due Remember! Noon on April 3 is the deadline for submitting both the final team project reports (hard-copy via US Mail AND electronic-copy via email to consult) and the individual leadership applications! Please send a printed copy (not faxed) to:

New Mexico Technet
5921 Jefferson, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Attn: AiS Challenge (Final Report)
Attn: AiS Challenge (Scholarship)

NOTE: By submitting a written final report, the team is automatically invited to the Awards Expo.

Project Advisor

Please invite your Project Advisor to attend the Awards Expo with your team. If your Project Advisor plans to attend, please be sure to let us know by including his/her name on the registration form. Also, be sure to tell your Project Advisor that a photo ID is required for the tours.

Remember To Bring Your Display Board and (optional) Graphical Poster

What to Wear

You will be doing a lot of walking during the day, so wear comfortable shoes. Bring a jacket or sweater because Los Alamos weather can unexpectedly turn cold and rainy or snowy. Please dress nicely. Bring your swimming suit so that you can enjoy the pool party Monday night at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center in Los Alamos. The AiS Challenge will cover the cost of admission.


Lodging will be available in Los Alamos Sunday and Monday evenings for all awards expo registrants.

The AiS Challenge will pay for room (two nights at hotel and breakfast included); any other lodging charges will be your responsibility. Note that you will possibly share a room with people from other teams (students will be placed four to a room and teachers two to a room). Students and teachers will be housed at the Hilltop House/Best Western Hotel, 662-2441 or the Los Alamos Inn, 662-7211.

For questions about the Supercomputing Challenge, a 501(c)3 organization, contact us at: consult1516 @ supercomputingchallenge.org

New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge, Inc.
80 Cascabel Street
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544
(505) 667-2864

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