Past Participant Survey
AiS Challenge Awards
In addition to being an educational experience, the Challenge is a
competition. It is designed to encourage
students to perform at the highest possible level. While we recognize
that many first-time participants may feel as though they cannot compete
with more experienced students, there are many levels of recognition that
can be attained for participants of all level.
The following awards are anticipated for this year:
Team Project Awards
First Place Students: Each student on the team will receive a $1,000.00 Savings Bond.
Second Place Students: Each student on the team will receive a $500.00 Savings Bond.
First & Second Place Teachers: The schools sponsoring the first and second place teams will each receive a donation of computer equipment for the teachers of the winning teams to use in their classroom.
Note: Should the team have more than one teacher, the Challenge will provide one set of equipment to be shared by the teachers.
Honorable Mentions: Each student and sponsoring teacher on the team will receive a $50.00 Gift Certificate.
The following are anticipated as additional awards consisting of trophies and/or plaques:
Additional Team Awards
Judges Special Recognition - NM Technet
Microsoft Best Use of Office Award - Microsoft
Poster Contest - NM Technet & LANL
Teamwork - NM Technet
Best Written Report - Society for Technical Communications
Best Professional Presentation - Albuquerque Tribune
Electronic Search and Browse - New Mexico CHECS
High Performance Computing - Cray
Creativity and Innovation - Sandia National Laboratories
Environmental Modeling - LANL
Multimedia - KRQE-13
Best HTML Version of a Final Report - LANL