Sandia Tour, Monday, March 9, 2009
Teams from Freedom High, Artesia High, Northern NM College, Los Alamos Middle School, Desert Academy and McCurdy
toured Sandia National Laboratories.
Sandia National Labs and UNM High Performance Computing Center will host a tour day for participants in
the Supercomputing Challenge on Monday March 9th, 2009.
Students are eligible to come to the tour day if their team has
submitted an interim report and participated in the project evaluations.
Participants of the Sandia tour MUST be US citizens.
The Sandia Tour is limited to 50 Challenge participants and sponsors.
Registration will be on a first come first served basis. There is financial
support available for lodging for those schools traveling long distances
(so they can spend the night on Sunday). We will meet off-base and be bused
on base. We will meet at 8:30 AM (we will let you know of the location in a
later email). The agenda is still in flux so we are not yet sure what time
we will be finished. We are shooting for about 3:00 PM. Lunch will be provided.
The following information is needed for every participant:
Date of Birth
City and State of Birth
A Social Security Number is necessary to get visitor badges for access
to Sandia National Labs Technical Areas; however, the Challenge will provide
your Social Security Number. If you did not provide your Social Security
Number to the Challenge during registration, you will need to make arrangements
to get that information to us.
It is ESSENTIAL that all participants wishing to go on the tour bring a
photo ID to be admitted to Kirtland Air Force base and be badged by Sandia
Please only make a reservation if you will be able to attend as space is
limited. Please make your reservation by Friday, February 20, 2009 to allow
enough time for processing information at Sandia's badge office. Email the
registration information to sandiatour09 at challenge dot nm dot org.
The tour of UNM is open to anyone and there isn't a size limit. If you
would prefer the UNM tour over the Sandia tour, email consult
challenge dot nm dot org with the students' and teachers'
names and school. Let Consult know if housing is required.
Those going on the Sandia Tour (students from Artesia, Desert Academy, Freedom, Los Alamos Middle School, McCurdy and NNMC)
will meet at the
Inn Express in Albuquerque located on Hotel Avenue.
Hotel Avenue is just south of Lomas (between Lomas and I-40) and East of
Eubank. The address is: 10330 Hotel
Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-1256. The phone number is
Meeting time is at 8:00 am and should be back at the hotel around 4:00 pm.
8:30 Leave hotel
9:00 Luminescence of nano-objects presentation in CINT Building-Sergei Ivanov
10:00 Tour of Hermes and Saturn-Ken Mikkelson
11:15 Lunch-Building 960
12:30 TLCC and JCEL Tours- John Noe and David Logsted with Warren Hunt
2:15 Robotics-Dan Peutz
4:00 Arrive back at the hotel
UNM Tours: Computing Research at UNM, Monday, March 9, 2009
Teams from Jackson Mid School, Nuestros Valores Charter School and Artesia High toured UNM.
Those going on the UNM Tour (students from Artesia, Jackson Middle School, Los Alamos Middle School,
will meet at UNM-CHPC,
at 1601 Central Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106.
Meeting time is at 8:20 am and should be finished around 3:00 pm.
8:20 Arrive at CHPC
8:30 Tour Visualization Lab with Victor Vergara
9:30 Tour CHPC and Machine Room with Tim Thomas
10:30 Tour of ARTS Lab with Eric Whitmore
11:30 Lunch in Centennial Engineering Center with the Computer Science Department Faculty.
12:30 Tours of the ECE@UNM: Electrical & Computer Engineering Department