Supercomputing 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.
As the year goes on, we continue to solicit awards from various
sponsors so this list will probably change by April.
First Place Team: Each student on the team will receive
Second Place Team: Each student on the team will receive
Honorable Mention Teams: Each student
on the team will receive a Gift.
The following are anticipated as additional awards consisting of trophies and/or plaques:
Additional Team Awards
Agent-based Modeling Award - SFI/MIT
Best Computational Science Award
Best Parallel Programming Project - NM TECH (Dr. Lorie Liebrock)
Best Visualization of Output - NM TECH (Dr. Lorie Liebrock)
Best Web Presentation of a Final Report
Best Written Report - Society for Technical Communications
CHECS Award for Research - New Mexico CHECS
CHECS Award for Teamwork - New Mexico CHECS
Community Impact Award
Creativity and Innovation - Sandia National Laboratories
Crowd Favorite Award - New Mexico Technology Council
Environmental Modeling - LANL
High Performance Computing - Cray
Judges Special Recognitions
Most Professional Presentation -
Programming Innovation: Python
Python Award - Fourth Watch Software (Gus Landis)
Teamwork - New Mexico CHECS
NM EPSCoR Research Award: Water/Climate Change
NMNWSE award -
The New Mexico Network for Women in Science and
Engineering (NMNWSE) will present an award to the best project
by a woman or a team with a majority of women. The award will consist
of $50 per team member, plus for each team member a CD of our
booklet "Careers: Exploring the Possibilities" (also available online
at http://nmnwse.org), a NMNWSE book bag, and an NMNWSE award certificate.
NMNWSE is sponsoring this award to promote
gender equity and to encourage female students to continue their
studies in math and science.
Senator Jeff Bingaman Middle School Award -
Five $100 awards from New
Mexico CHECS. These awards will be given randomly to a
student or teacher in attendance at the Awards Ceremony.
Supercomputing Challenge Teacher of the Year Award
Nominate your teacher sponsor! Tell us why your supporting
teacher rocks! In 100 words or less, tell us why she deserves
to be honored. How has he supported you? How has she helped
with mentors? How has he helped you think through your problem?
The winning teacher will receive an award at the Awards
Ceremony, in Los Alamos. Your nomination is due April 6th.
Just email your nomination to consult @ challenge.nm.org