Awards Day is Coming!
Plan to attend Awards Day on Thursday, May 1 at Los Alamos National
Laboratory. A schedule and a checklist to help you prepare for the day
Awards Day Activities Include:
- Tours of supercomputer centers--see the supercomputers you have worked on
- 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
- Poster displays of Challenge projects
- Awards Ceremony
Fill out the registration form and submit it by
APRIL 16. The form may also be faxed to: (505) 667-5304, Challenge Awards
Day Registration, Attn: David Kratzer.
Each person who attends Awards Day 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 and order the food.
Teachers are responsible for supervision of the students.
Registration will take place upstair in the Study Center at Los Alamos
National Laboratory's TA-3 site.
You must arrive by 2:00pm to go on the Wednesday tours and by 9:30am
to go on the tours Thursday morning. Registration will open at 12:30pm
on Wednesday and 7:30am Thursday morning.
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 1:00-5:00 on Wednesday and from
8:00-noon on Thursday.
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, leathermans, 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.
The Awards Ceremony will be held 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. on May 1 at the Duane
Smith Auditorium (formerly know as the Los Alamos Civic Auditorium).
In addition to the winning team and individual scholarship awards, all
teams who submit a team project report in Category A or Category B will
receive a certificate and a memento of the 7th Annual Supercomputing
Finalists will receive special certificates and awards. Other awards will
be given, including prizes and special recognition for winners in the
Poster and Regional Hot-Shots Competitions as well as door prizes for
students and teachers.
Remember! Noon on April 9 is the deadline for submitting both the final
team project reports and the individual leadership applications! Please
send a printed copy (not faxed) to:
New Mexico Technet
5921 Jefferson, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Attn: John Jenkins (Final Report)
Attn: John Jenkins (Scholarship)
NOTE: By submitting a written final report, the team is invited to Awards Day.
Please invite your Project Advisor to attend Awards Day 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 Your Poster
Bring a poster display of your team project to Awards Day and turn it in
at registration. Posters will be displayed, and students and teachers will
get to vote on the best graphical display and the best technical display.
Please limit your display to a single sheet of poster board (no larger than
22 x 30 inches). Your school name must be clearly displayed.
What to Wear
You will be doing a lot of walking during the orientation, so wear
comfortable shoes. Bring a jacket or sweater because Los Alamos weather
can unexpectedly turn cold and rainy or snowy.
Lodging will be available in Los Alamos Wednesday night for those teams
coming from more than 150 miles. You must submit your registration forms
by April 16 if you want motel rooms. Lodging will be available only for
those who make prior arrangements. For information on room reservations or
availability after April 16, contact Gina Weber, 667-6769 (email address:
firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than April 23. The Challenge will pay for room
(one night and breakfast at hotel 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
Los Alamos Inn - 662-7211. Finalists arriving earlier that Wednesday will
be housed at the Hilltop House Hotel - 662-2441.