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This project has some good ideas, and is quite original.  Ran into
some numerical problems with the different sizes of variables...
Report is clearly written.
 
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Recognized couldn't handle all variables and limited scope of problem.
Well written report.  Achieved results.
 
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what direction did the mid-term judges counsel and was it implemented?  a little iffy on the research
 
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This project is well done.  The scope of the project was manageable and the team describe the background material and theory well.  The development of the solution and the explanation of the science (particularly outcome) was a little bit weak.  This would have been strengthened by providing a little bit more explanation of the meaning of the results.

 
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This is a nice choice of project for the Challenge.  Consider some 
sort of editing as your report contains many incomplete sentences. 
Your report contains good research but a more complete description of 
your results would be helpful to the reader. 
 
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The team attempted a difficult simulation of the moon's time varying
orbit.  They encountered significant numerical difficulties because
the rates of change involved are many orders of magnitude smaller
than the fundamental variables.  Future progress on this project
demands a thoughtful look at the numerical issues, especially the
representation of the rates of change.  A suggestion is to accumulate
the rates of change separate from the variables themselves.
 
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This was a good project that was defined within a scope that could be handled.  The mathematical equations would have been easier to understand if they had been written in symbol form (instead of looking like small pieces of code.)  You could have emphasized the qualitative correctness (that the values moved in the right direction) rather than the quantitative (that the numbers weren't right) incorrectness.
 
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This has come a long way since interim judging.
 
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Good job - you've got most of the fundamentles.
Change the scale for Distance Between Earth and Moon  on the Distance Between Earth and Moon vs Millions of Years Graph.
Any idea why the lines aren't smooth, but rahter "bent"?

 
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You have a good project.  A good idea on your conclusions is
to describe where your project may be applicable.
 
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problem with limited precision of computing
 
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You have learned about Newtonian mechanics and the accuracy limits of 
supercomputers.  Also about how to program in Fortran.  Good job!

Congratulations to your teacher and advisors.  The obviously did their 
jobs well.
 
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Well done report and project.
good documentation of code.
The results were presented well and were understandable.
Think about some "what if" situations.
 
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A good framework for a project, I would have liked to see some
graphical display of results.  I wanted to see a DIP somewhere, and
more results (parameter studies as a function of withdrawal rate,
recharge rate, etc.).  Report was clearly written but poorly
proofread.  A spell-checker would have caught lots!
 
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Very practical problem...report included further recommendations.
Run report through a spell checker!

 
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The project is in very rough shape both in terms of modeling and 
programming.
 
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would much prefer a more technically-oriented, less subjective approach in writing; team appears to have made good progress, proving hypothesis, but the verbiage detracts from results.  Any math?
 
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Good idea for a supercomputing project. It would be good to show
some sort of graphical representation of your results...it's hard to
look at all those numbers!
 
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The premise for the project is good and this would make a good project if it were properly developed.  The science in the project was weak and the report was not that well presented (including the fact that there were a number of spelling errors - use a spell checker.)  Also - don't try to be cute in a scientific report or presentation...

 
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Nice choice of project.  A hypothesis needs to be more definite, 
however.  Good research and choice of information sources.  Pretty 
ambitious for basically a one-person project.  Hope you can continue 
your work on this.
 
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The report describes a finite difference (?) scheme modeling the
head pressure of an aquifer with a well pump (a diffusion process).
It is difficult to say whether or not the results presented make
physical sense -- they are plausible.
 
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This project would have really been helped by having some graphical representation of the data.
 
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Nice job in tracking down experts.
 
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Good project - allows for building upon.
Good approach.
May want to have a graph (grid) color coded showing the changes.

 
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Did you spell check your report?

You mention the "equation" on page 2, what is the equation?

Sounds like you have a good start, but that you haven't finished.
 
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needs more work
 
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Your have learned about aquifers, supercomputers and the limits of 
modelling.  You also learned about programming in Fortran.

I enjoyed your report and learned that Gabby Hayes (Roy Rogers' 
comic sidekick) was famous enough to have an aquifer named after him.

Congratulations to your teachers advisors and parents as well.  They 
helped you do a good job.
 
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They did get a working model and got some results.
The algorithm was not well explained.
The project was done well overall.

 
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It seems like you are in a similar state to where you were at the
interim judging.  I hope your information gathering is going well, but
at some point, I would recommend you start gathering equations and
carefully studying them.  Really understand them!  Then, my comments
at the interim still apply.  
 
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You may wish to consult NASA resources.  Start at www.nasa.gov
 
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Good idea for a project. Don't forget next year to start simple. Model a simple projectile equation first (with an angular dependence, of course). Get a working program and then start adding more complicated variables, such as fuel consumption.

 
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I think you have identified your own greatest challenge - how to get
more information.  With more information, you can define a clear 
starting place.  There are lots of sources.  Good luck to you!!
 
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It is not clear that you can contain lightning and its energy.
You may want to choose a project that is more realistic.
 
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Your idea is a very interesting one.  It sounds as if you need to dig up some equations to model your idea.  You have already done the work on understanding lightning, in general.  You now need to get into more of the specifics.  For example, what equation can you use to model the containment of energy in salt water or some other medium?
 
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This team has done an impressive amount of original work.  This is a truly beautiful project.
 
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excellent job, report is clearly written, Appendix A is very useful.
It seems to me you could improve the encryption by using the key
to generate a pseudo-random string of characters, and then use the
XOR from the pseudo-random string...  As long as the random string
has lots of ascii chars with the high bit set, your initial pattern
search for the length of the key would become pretty difficult..
 
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Well written executive summary.
 
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A good start but the currrent solution is too simple.
 
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I'd like the opportunity to hear the presentation to better understand both en and decryption and also for the scientific process
 
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Interesting idea. I am not sure if the example you list in your final report is the output of your code or not. It would have probably helped to show a few examples of your code's output.
 
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I actually liked this report and project.  However, the project really needs a little bit more complexity and the results should be applied to solving a real problem.

 
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Good application of programming resources.  
Consider having some sort of editing done to your report.  
Limit the use of italics for emphasis.
 
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The team developed software to crack the XOR type of encryption code.
Their software employs the heuristic that encryption keys typically
do not include extended ASCII characters.  This results in a factor
of 2^L speedup over brute force attack, where L is the key length.
The report would benefit from a log scale plot of the expected (or
worst case) run time for both methods as a function of key length.
The algorithm is an obvious candidate for parallelization, but the
report does not address this issue.
 
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This project had a well-defined scope.  However, the explanation was difficult to follow.  It looks from the plot as if there is no added benefit to using cryptanalysis after the key is 7 characters long.  It would have been helpful to tabulate results for more than a single file with a single key.

 
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Nicely written report.
 
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Very Good.
Good job finding ways to smplify the math.
Good Analysis.
NSA also develops encryption techniques and keys.
 
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The project is interesing, especially the mathematical proof on how
to determine where the high order bit came from.  Can't this proof
be extended to all the bits in the same manner?
 
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Good project for supercomputing.
Well written report
 
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A nice project; how realistic is the cryptographic technique,
i.e., is a short key really ever used over and over?
What type of computer was used? 
 
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This was a good initial exploration of cryptography, 
appropriate for the students.  My compliments to the
teachers and advisors.

Kids did a lot of good work and seem to have learned a lot.  It will
serve them well in the future.  An impressive program!
 
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This project was well executed.
The code was documented OK.
There were some results which were explained well.
Not really clear on the method used.  The algorithm needs more explanation.

 
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Very nice project - well suited to a supercomputer.
A lot of original work, including developing their own cryptographic
methods.
The scientific content is high.
Well written report.
 
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The report seems unrelated to the program.  I wanted to see a discussion
of the mathematics behind the simulation.  The results described
under "supporting documentation" are confusing.  How does a gene
spontaneously get created here?  I can't be sure the genetics and
the programming are doing the same thing....

 
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Interesting project with personal motivation.  Were results
compared and verified with actual statistics?  It is unclear, what
numbers were simulated results and what were actual statistics.
 
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Level 2 Project??
 
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this team took counsel well and acted upon it; nice use of graphics and code; writing a bit dis-jointed -- would like to hear oral presentation
 
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It is nice to see you follow through on your project and obtain some results.I am wondering how you factored in the death rate of the human rce, emmigration, etc. into your code.  You don't really discuss that in your report. 
 
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I really liked this project at the mid-point judging.  I am disappointed that the team has not moved the project further along.  This would make a good carry-on project for next year.  It just doesn't have the necessary rigor for this year.

 
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Nice presentation of results.  A presentation of your method of 
programming and how you determined your coding structure would have 
been helpful for understanding the work on this project.
 
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The team simulated the development and inheritance of the genetic
defect known as Treachers Collins.  The report does not adequately
describe the simulation techniques employed.
 
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This was an interesting project.  The graphs were difficult to understand.  I would have expected the number of carriers to increase with number of years elapsed, so years must not be the x-axis.  It would have been interesting to watch the percentage changes (since the population was increasing as well).  Where were the exponents in the births, deaths, emigration, etc. obtained from?

 
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Good project motivation.  Excellent use of comments in the program.
 
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Nice project.
Good job understanding genetics.
Re-label graphs; tough to read legend.

 
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You should feel good to have finished the project. If the trait
is in a population, it may be expressed as early as the first generation
unless it depends on other traits being present in the same DNA.

You also have an issue with random selection of mates.  How
did you accomplish this?
 
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There was no description of the algorithm used.
The code was written and documented OK.
I wasn't sure what were the results.
 
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Not clear how much was completed here.  No graphics shown.  
 
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Good procedure: borrowing code, setting constants, manipulating
variables.  Redefined project so that it was a graphics one...so where
are the graphics in the report?
 
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Mostly uses other programs already written. It is basically a 
display tool.
 
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no code, no math; would like to see the graphics to which they refer
 
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Good to see that you got involved in some programming since your interim report. You should have definitely included some of the results you obtained in your final report...even if they were not in graphical form!
 
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The team has assembled a good amount of background material but never really got the project to the super computing stage.  The team should continue to work on this project for next year - it has potential.

 
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 A Judge said
 
Interesting choice of project.  Nice presentation of background 
information in report.  A more information presentation of the results
of your study would have helped the reader understand this project 
better.
 
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The team developed software to visualize satellite orbits, but the
report does not present any results.
 
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The main goal of this project seemed to be the visualization of satellite orbits, but no graphical displays were shown.  It is hard for the reader to see how the source code obtained was significantly modified.
 
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Need samples of graphical output
 
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Good job.
Redirection of project was good.
Need to include code.

 
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It is great that you instrumented the code so that it did graphics.

how would you change the code to handle more satellites?  What would
happen to a satellite if a meteor came by and changed the gravitational
affects on the satellite?  What if there was a second planet which made
the statellite circle both planets


 
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used existing program
 
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The idea of adapting an existing program was a good one in this case.
How much of the program was altered?
I didn't see any explanation of the algorithm actually used.
There was no explanation of results.
 
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No results.
No source code.
 
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You have a good thought here.  I would  like to see more equations
and explanation in your report, though.  Before you can program 
anything, you must really understand the equations and fundamentals of
what you are doing.  That is why I believe software engineers need a
broad education and a curious mind.  You did a good thing by trying
to simplify your system.  Keep that in mind.  Start your code simple
as well and build on it.  I really like to see that you have 
psuedocode!!!  Keep thinking about your code carefully before you 
begin the actual programming.  You will have far fewer bugs!
 
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Your application is too broad, though your ideas are good.
Select one, simple aspect and pursue, not the entire solar
system.  You have many options are are obviously bright and well-lead.

 
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After reading your final report, it sounds as if all team members learned a lot from this year's project. Not many Category B projects have struggled so hard with their code as much as you did. You made good progress throughout the year. This  learning experience makes it all worthwhile, even if you did not achieve your final goal of graphically modelling the solar system. 

Your project idea is definitely a good one for the supercomputing challenge. In fact, another student won an honorable mention this year for a similar project.

I would suggest that you continue next year, maybe not with same idea of mapping the solar system, but something else. You have the experience now which will help you tremendously next year.
 
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Not clear if this is category A or B project.  Program calculates a
formula.  I assume this is not in the competitive category.
 
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Students produced some code and simplified the problem to get
something accomplished.  Good attempt.
 
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Category B team.
 
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department of redundancy department.  Math?  Engine Design?
 
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You showed a lot more detail in your interim report than you did in your final report! It would have been interesting to show your picture of the engine in your report for demonstration. And maybe include a chart of some of the results of running your program..such as how much horsepower do you calculate when you vary parameters in your engine?
 
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Another project that just doesn't have sufficient content and work to qualify it for consideration.  The team may want to think about refining this project and narrowing the scope to something that they can work on.
 
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This could be an interesting project but the authors have been very 
brief on the details.  It is difficult to ascertain what exactly the 
results of this project were.
 
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The team developed software that predicts engine power as a function
of several design parameters, but presented no results.
 
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There were no references given to indicate where the formula relating horsepower to the other variables came from.
 
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Program could be run on a hand calculator

 
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Ambitious project.
How did it work out - what's the "best" design?

 
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It looks like you didn't have enough tie to finish.  What
was the thesis of your project?
 
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There was very little in this report.
 
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No results.
 
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I think this is a neat question, regardless of what they say at UNM
Earth Sciences.  Who cares if they already have an answer?  You could
look at their method and see if it can be improved.  You could run
their method with different initial conditions and see if you got
different results.  I don't want you to quit on this just because 
someone said they knew it already.  So many results have been reexamined
in Science with new techniques and new eyes, and sometimes, those
results have been found to be flawed!!
 
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This project is too large.  You should refocus and select
one element from your project.  You have some excellent opportunities
 
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The idea of building a small replica of Antarctica in a fish tank is great, but if you could model how an iceberg melts in a computer program, that would be even better for this supercomputing project. I hadn't thought about this before, but your idea sounds interesting. Don't forget to start simple. For example, see if you can model how an ice cube melts in a glass of water. You'll have to have a 3-dimensional array of crystals in some sort of random distribution of water molecules. Then you'll have to have some condition for "melting" at the borders of the ice cube (temperature of air and water).  Already, it is getting complicated! But perfect for a supercomputing project!
 
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This is an intriguing idea with some fascinating possibilities; I was sorry the team members were not able to complete the project, and hope they will revisit the problem in the future.  I'd love to see their results.
 
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Project is not complete, but ideas are interesting.  Definition of a
fractal isn't quite right (portions are not exact replicas of the whole).


 
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Interesting problem even so not difficult.  I would have like to 
see pictures of the music fractals.  Report needs to explain why 
supercomputers would be useful.
 
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Project is far from complete.
 
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incomplete
 
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Interesting idea and it looks like good teamwork on your project. Good job! I would have been interested in the results.
 
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The team has a good start for next year's project.  The basis for the project is interesting and would make a good project.  The team simply didn't get far enough this year to be competitive.
 
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Your topic is intriguing.  
Consider changing your report writing format.  
An executive summary should contain a description of the problem, 
your process for solving the problem, and the results.  
Hope you make continued progress on this project.
 
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The team suggests the construction of fractal images based on musical
note inputs, but the report does not explain how this form of input
would be converted to the numerical input required by the fractal 
software.
 
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This project was not completed.  Was there a specific reason why the code had to be modified from C to C++?  Were the pictures presented obtained from Michel Vallieres program?  That was not made clear.
 
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Looks like a good start on the research, too bad time ran out.
 
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Good start.
Need to come to a single plan to implement.
Maintain focus of project.
 
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It would be helpful to explain/flush-out your algorithm

Also, you indicate that you had some troubles with using a note
or a series of notes.  I suggest that you work on a note an dwhen you
get that done, then work on the series.  Basically, work on
the simpler items first
 
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No code written
 
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A great project idea, but it hasn't yet progressed to anywhere
near completion.  There is no proposed algorithm for
converting music to fractals; an algorithm is necessary,
and without such, this project seems to have no conceptual
basis.
 
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Your project is interesting and I am keeping the options open until the 
last day to see if you finished your program.

Congratulations to you and your sponsors.
 
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Tried to modify existing program, which is fine.  However, did not get
any results.  I think this team has stuck with it and deserves a lot
of credit.
 
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No results.
 
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This team obviously learned a lot about themselves, about teamwork, and about the importance of defining a solvable problem.
 
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Some good background research here, but didn't progress to writing
a program that does much.  
 
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Students reduced difficulty of problem by recognizing the need
to eliminate some of the facotrs.  THe project is essentially 
incomplete, since the completed program does only vector math.  But
I believe the students learned a lot about programming from just this.

 
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As it stands the problem solved is too simplified. 
 
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kudos on learning about teamwork and the self-realization process; appears to be lots of research and too much minutaie;  the scientific process is an integral part of the challenge project
 
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Interesting question and some good background research. It would have been useful to discuss the physical model you used for your code in more detail.
 
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The project is not finished and as such falls outside of consideration.  The team should focus the project in a single area (for example two bodies) and continue to develop the project.
 
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Good research and dissection of the problem.  
Hope you can complete this project and verify your hypothesis.
 
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The team planned to develop software to model collisions between
asteroids and the moon, but did not complete the effort.  The report
mentions a vector math approach, but does not present a model.
 
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Even though your project was unfinished, you could have described in more detail the "various conditions on the moon" etc.  In your report you should confine your discussion to what you wish to present and omit some of the details about the workings of the group.
 
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Good research.  Good start considering had to learn programming along the way.
 
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Nice start.
Use of simplifying assumptions is a valid technique as long as they are stated upfront (which you did).
Recommendation that for future projects you start out with a simple model and expand on it.
You should try and finish the project anyways - it's always nice to see the results of hard work.

 
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It is important to write in a report the scientific portion of 
the paper and to not put in the personal parts.  Being concise
is important.

You could have easily stated that you were going to predict when
the moon would crash into the earth.  You were going to use some
iterative solution for the computer algorithm.


 
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Code not finished
 
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This is a complicated project, but the team has
pared down the scope to something reasonable.
The problem in the pared down form doesn't need
a supercomputer.  So far no results have been obtained,
but the report gives some interesting information
about the moon; the team has learned alot about it.
 
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You may have stumbled onto an excellent sampler of the cosmic collisions
the earth might have seen by looking at the moon.  This is an excellent 
idea and deserves a complete examination.  You have obviously done a lot 
of work and I want you to have a chance to compete if you get your code 
finished.  Even if you don't you have learned a lot about meteors and 
astroids and especially the moon.  You will never again look up at the 
moon without thinking of this project.
 
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This team came a very long way from the regional evaluations.
The report is not very clear, as it reads more like a history of the
project than a scientific report.  No results, however.
 
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Interesting problem.
No results.
 
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Your report seems very organized from the table of contents.  This is
always a good way to start.  I think your topic may have been too
general for you to get going strongly here.  First, define your
problem to something that is manageable.  Choose the size and fuel of
your bomb and do calculations regarding the blast.  You will have to
really know bombs in order to do this, but there are lots of resources
available on this. 
 
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visit white sands and trinity sites.  See WWII and Manhattan
project.  Narrow your focus and get help.  There are many
available resources.
 
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I think your report was very written and organized. Good job on that!

Your idea for your project definitely has supercomputing applications. It looks like you had too much to work on in the alotted time. I would suggest coning it down next year. For example, look only at the distribution of power in a 2 or 3-dimensional space. You'll need some physics equations to model for this which you find in your current references probably. Then you can graph this power distribution using matlab.  Don't even worry about how it affects a population yet. You can add that later if you time. 

I am not sure what your appendix is about. You should always try to explain those a little bit in your main report.
 
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This is an interesting problem.
 
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Some interesting ideas, but I have difficulty in ascribing significance
to finding hidden words in any text like these.  Results depend on
language used -- if I was going to hide text inside a larger body
of text, wouldn't I want to do it so that the hidden message would
not get lost in the translation?

I can find lots of words in Fig 5 besides "cat" -- how 'bout "but",
"gag", "eat", "hey", "hoed", "ash", and so on...  What tests
could one devise to lend weight to the concept that the discovery of
hidden words is not due to random chance???

The use of network distributed computing is nice, and organizing things
to do that is the strongest part of this project.
 
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Interesting application of algorithm, but students need to describe
other useful applications - cryptography for example?  Level of 
difficulty was appropriate, use of java code was impressive.  I'm
curious about the results...was there any hidden text in Moby Dick?
 
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The basic problem attacked is very simple and so is the parallelism
inherent in the problem (totally independent). It is an achievement 
though that students were able to do some "web" programming and get
their prograsm working.
 
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FRom my (limited) knowledge, this project has some real potential if the Bible they're using is the King James version.  Proof of hidden text could be discovered by comparing a hebrew version with the King James and discovering if the same patterns exist.  The King James version was translated by the Germans during war-time and during which time the Germans worked constantly with encryption techniques.  So while "cat" may appear, one would wonder if that was a code for something else.  I hope these students continue this project into next year and delve a little deeper.
 
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I like the fact that your code which analyzes distributed computing
is written in Java and thus can test many platforms. Did you do that
on purpose? 
 
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I really liked this project - it clearly defined the problem, created the solution, and obtained results. The program appears to run.  This project would have ranked higher if it would have provided a little more detail (particular in terms of science/math behind their program.  Also, an application of the results would have strengthened this report.
 
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The title of your project is misleading.  I expected to see the results of a search for hidden words in the Bible in your results rather than Moby Dick.  It also seems that the emphasis of your project is really on distributed 
computing and that searching for hidden text is your application.
 
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The team developed parallel software to locate words hidden by a skip
code in a text such as the Bible.  The report describes the software
as client-server, but does not explain how the work is distributed
among the processes.  The report explicitly mentions a case in which
the software is executed in a heterogeneous computing environment, but
does not address the question of load balancing in such an 
environment.
 
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This was an example of how distributed computing can be a fast way of performing tasks with many operations.  You might want to consider what sorts of tasks would not be significantly faster using distributed computing.  In the search of Moby Dick did you simply look for the word cat?  How would an algorithm such as this one work to find hidden sentences?
 
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Good example of taking a written program and trying out a few things to get to know its capabilities.  Nice discussion of parellization.
 
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Interesting JAVA application for distributed computing
Are the occurances of hidden words the result of random occurances?
 
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It's obvious that you spent a lot of time learning and understanding JAVA.
Good use of a manageable problem to test distributed computing.

 
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Please spell check your report before you turn it in.

Nice use of distributed computing

It is not clear what you wrote and what you may have fecthed from the 
network.

Overall, the project looks like a good one.
 
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Not a supercomputing problem
 
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A great job of getting networked computers to work on
a single project.  It wasn't clear how the problem was
divided however.  To really find a hidden message
some sort of language recognition would be required.

 
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This team went beyond the goals of super-computing to look at 
distributed computing and discovered an interesting fact.  They 
also went beyond the norm to look at Java as a programming language.
Although I am not conversant in the language, I appreciate the effort
it took.  Their effort will also be of value in the future in programming
fun and interesting applications.

I look forward to seeing their presentation.
 
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The authors did not comment on several very basic problems with this
work.  First, it seems that in any large text that this type of
algorithm would detect something.  Also, the original text was Hebrew,
so how does that compute?  This team did get code written and working,
however, and is to be commended for it.

 
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Nice job of programming.
Well written report, but more details on the results would be good.
Suited to a supercomputer.
Idea of using network distributed computing is interesting.
 
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This is an interesting science report with potentially great societal and economic impact.  However, it has no computing in it and therefore does not qualify as a supercomputing challenge project.
 
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Good research report, code is shown but without discussion.  Incomplete
as a Challenge project, but possibly a good beginning...
 
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Project seemed more like a book report about fuels, need to discuss
the algorithm, how it was developed and implemented...
 
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It is not clear what the goal of this project is. The program seems to
be printing out some facts without much computation.
 
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good research, but I have no idea what you've (dis)proved because there's no hypothesis, no conclusion, no following of the format
 
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Good background research.  It looks as if you had some working code, but there is no discussion of the results of your code in the final report.
 
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A good science report but I didn't see much evidence of computing or research and problem solving.
 
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Your description of an Internal Combustion Engine is very cyptic.
You've done an exhaustive job of describing alternative energy sources in 
your report but I see no explanation of the code that you include in
the Appendix.  I also see no Results.
 
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The report contains quite a bit of good information about alternative
energy sources.  It does not discuss the use of the computer, which
appears to be minimal.
 
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This report had no computuational component.
 
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Good research on alternative fuel.  Need to be more specific on what question trying to answer.
 
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Where is the research or comuting application?
 
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You gave a nice background, but never tied the computer program to the problem.
A discussion of what the program is going to do is needed.
 
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 A Judge said
 
Nice report on fuels, but did you have any computational part?

Maybe you could use the computer topredict when fossil fules
will run out based on when other fuels are introduced into society.
For example, after 10 years, 3% of cars will be using solar energy.
Instead of running out of fossil fuel in 100 years, we will run out
in 107 years.  

Now add in another fuel, and see their interactions.  Maybe solar
power is not as good after a few years because the fossil fuels
make the air less clear thus making the solar cars less effictient.
 
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what is the problem to solve on a supercomputing?
 
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An interesting report, but I didn't see how computing
fitted into it.
 
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A lot of background material, but not much in the way of results.
 
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No results.
 
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This is a neat idea since environmental issues and pollution are big
topics right now.  I have been reading about how asthma has been 
increasing by leaps and bounds, and some believe this is because of
air pollution.

You mention your result that you must have 100% humidity to rid the
air of "the rest of the smog."  How about an engineering compromise?
Do you need to get rid of ALL of the smog?  What is the max humidity
that people can tolerate?  How much smog would this rid out of the 
air?  Folks living in Houston, TX and New Orleans LA would claim that
California residents are wimps if they can't tolerate at least a 
little moisture.  This raises another point.  What is the smog rate
in cities with high humidity like Houston?  Will adding more moisture
help there?  Why or why not?
 
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What kind of smog does LA have?
particulate? emissions? ozone depletion?

I hope you continue to discriminate between the different types of smog
At least, compare ALB and LA
 
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Ok, so you have learned a little bit about acid rain. That's great!
It appears that your project covers a lot of material.  Probably so much that you became overwhelmed by it all. If you continue next year with this topic, I would suggest the following:

1) Pick one problem from the following: a) model how much oxygen
is given off by a plant b) model how many "smog particles" are contained in air when they interact with air molecules.

You understand and maybe know the answer to (b), but try to model this and see if your results match what you've learned so far. 
Most importantly, include references in your next report!

 
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This is an interesting project with well-defined assumptions and procedure.  I would be very interested in the final results -- the prediction of $1.80 (per gallon?) seems unlikely.
PS:  You usually meant "affect" when you wrote "effect."
 
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This project was off to a good start, but did not quite get finished
in time.  Report does not explain what formulas were used in the
program, and the plots need some units on them to be more understandable.

I would have liked to have seen some discussion of what methods
were tried to construct a fit to the past data so that an extrapolation
to the future could be made....
 
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Interesting idea, good use of "curve fitting" to do forecasting.
Recognized need to limit variables.
 
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The program basically does simple curve fitting.
 
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seems to be weak on research; OPEC factors discounted, which are true market drivers
 
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Interesting idea.  The structure of your program is nicely laid out in your flow chart.  You may have wanted to simplify your code even further at the start to get it running.
 
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This is a good math problem but, as defined doesn't really constitute a super computer project.  A best fit curve application can be done with Excel, Lotus, or almost any statistical program.  
 
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Good choice of project.  Consider some editing of your report.  Good
reseach and choice of sources of information.  No explanation of how 
you got your prediction of $1.80 for a gallon of gas in 2050.  This
is also curious since your report says your code is not working yet.
 
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The team constructed a statistical model to predict the cost of 
gasoline in the year 2050.  The parameters of the model are computed
using a curve fitting algorithm, but the report does not adequately
explain the algorithm.
 
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This was a good project, but it was not completed.  One factor to consider is that the known reserves are still changing as exploration goes on in places like China.
 
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Discussion of the basis of your algorithm would be useful.
 
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Graph of known Reserves does not match data 
(incorrect label on Y-axis?  and slopes dont match)?
pg 11 and pg 13 have same data?
Non-working program

 
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Well thought out.
I liked the approach.
I'm interested to see the results, and the correlations made.

 
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You have collected a lot of data.  It is too bad that you didn't get your
program to work.

A curious thought was how reliable do you think your prediction curve 
would be?  The cars would probably be easy, but gasoline proces seem
very volatile in your graph.  Predicting prices probably require
many factors.
 
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Program not running as of April 9, 1998
 
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An interesting project;  a potential to include lots
of different factors, maybe even economic derivatives!
The algorithm for determining the future price wasn't
clear to me; the variables in the flow chart were not
defined either.  However, I have the impression that
the program is well thought out.
 
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Very good that this team made some assumptions to keep from getting
stuck.  No results yet as the program is not yet running.
 
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Interesting problem.
No results.
 
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I see a lot of interesting graphs in your report to go along with an
interesting question.  I like the way you have made your question
more specific -- instead of "Is there life out there?" you actually
have a way of proving yes/no with the reception of the radio signals.

What I really miss here are the equations and explanations of your 
graphs.  How did you get these?  What factors in the equations make
your graphs non-linear? Linear?  Exponential?  What do those factors
represent in real life?  The same is true for your sample output.  I
do see numbers there, but am unclear what they mean and how you got
them.
 
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What is SETI?I would suggest that you should concentrate on the
probability of other life, not  the likelihood of message receipt.
 
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It's great to see that you obtained a working program. That is a big part of the battle in this supercomputing project.  I am not sure if the plots you show are your results or from another source. You should make that more clear next time.

Now that you have this knowledge of programming down, I would encourage you to try again next year. I would modify your project though, to make it more of a supercomputing project.  For example,
track radio signals from many places in space and produce a map
of some kind showing these radio signals.

 
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This is an interesting project that could have serious implications for the cattle industry.  I am sorry there are no results yet, and am curious where the metabolism of the cow comes into the calculation -- it isn't immediately obvious from the description.
 
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Good start on an interesting idea, but no program shown or results.
I'd like to know what the answer is -- will preheating water for cows
save money in the long run???
 
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If the question was answered it could be very useful.  Should include
program in report.  It is not clear if this project was finished.
 
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There is no program and if there was it would be too simple.
 
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When cattle drink, do they expend energy by heating the water up to their body temperature?  I admire your math here, but am uncertain as to the correlation/relevance between drink more=eat less.
 
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Interesting project.  If possible, try to continue along with a similar project next year and develope some code!
 
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I like the premise of the project - unfortunately the project never got to the computing phase....should be continued next year.
 
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Nice application and good research into heat transfer principles.  
Hope you can continue the work on this project and get some results.
 
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The team proposes software to help ranchers decide whether or not to
invest in stock tank water heaters.  The report includes appropriate
heat transfer analysis, but it does not state whether or not the
software is successfully implemented.
 
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This project wasn't complete.  You have an equation to calculate the heat required, but you have yet to include the economics of the cost of electricity per unit, the cost of the heater, etc.
 
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neat problem.  Good discssion of the efficiency of the water heater system.  Did you consider the efficiency of the cow?
 
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Poor formatting on Introduction page.
Poor grammar
No results

 
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 A Judge said
 
Good ideas.
Where's the rest of the report?
Status of project?
How calculating cost of extra feed?
Code?

 
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You have a good start.  I think you should continue this project.
You could run your program on several different sized water
tanks.
 
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no program written?
 
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An clever project; one wouldn't need to use a supercomputer,
but eventually a full analysis of cattle economics could
be built upon the basic program.  Unfortunately the
team didn't really get to the coding stage, as far as
I could tell from the final report.
 
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There was no code included in the report.  It seems to be a very
simple calculation which might easily be done on a calculator.
 
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No results.
No source code.
 
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This is an interesting problem with potentially significant impact on Clayton and the surrounding communities.  I was sorry not to see the calculation and result.
 
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 A Judge said
 
Some good motivation and background research for this project.  Program
written is not discussed in much detail, and appears to accept input,
compute a fairly simple result, write output.  A good start, I wish it 
was January and the students could keep going and build on this some more...

 
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Useful problem...but need to include results/outputs in the final
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Problem solved is too simplified.
 
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 A Judge said
 
nice thought process, but where's the math?
 
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A relevant problem for the Clayton Community.  It's good to see that you started in on some code and included it in the final report. You were on the right track!
 
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Good project concept - the report lack results to judge whether the project achieved it objectives.

 
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Good choice of application.  Consider changing your report writing 
format.  An executive summary should contain a description of the 
problem, your process for solving the problem, and the results.  If you
have an executive summary, you can skip the abstract.  Hope you can 
continue with this project and get some results.
 
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The team developed software to model the level of water in the Ogalla
aquifer.  The software accepts a "percent_change" input, which appears
to be intended as an annual rate of change in water consumption.
However, it is not used as such -- neither water_used nor 
percent_change varies in the loop, so their product is also constant.
 
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It was good that you noted that a project with too wide of a scope hampered your ability to draw any conclusions.  There are many factors that could be considered in this problem, and part of formulating the problem you plan to solve is to decide which factors are the most important.
 
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Community significant problem.  Nice downscaling of problem.  Shows thought in the variables chosen.

 
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No results?
Minimal programming effort

 
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Nice job.
What was your final result?
A good way to begin a project is to start with a smaller model and build on it.
That way you can be sure to have several working models with varying levels of complexity.

 
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 A Judge said
 
You should feel good about finishing a running program.  Adding
some complexity to the program now would be a good next step.

Your current program is a linear equation which doesn't incorporate
any other changes during the "for" loop portion.

An addition to the system would to include different rainfall 
for different years.  And how long it takes (and at what volume)
the rain would affect the aquifer.
 
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no stated conclusions or results
 
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The team did some great research; the problem is quite
complicated but they pared it down to something tractable
and wrote a simple code.  I would like to have seen some
results, is the aquifer going to disappear within a relatively
short time, as based on reasonable assumptions?
 
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This team did a lot with very little programming experience.  They did
get some code written, though.  However, I did not get much of a feel
for the algorithm being used nor for the results.
 
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No results.
 
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This is a fascinating project.  I would have been interested to see more results.
 
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 A Judge said
 
Some calculations were done on the effects of ozone on plants, but there's
no program for me to look at!  What assumptions were made?  Why are
they good or bad?
 
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Good, realized need to limit variables, discussed results/outputs.
Should have included code in appendix.
 
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Problem solved is too simplified.
 
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I don't understand from this report what's going on
 
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Interesting idea.  It's good to see that you were able to get some working code and get some results. I would have liked to see the code added as an appendix in your final report. 
 
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Report didn't provide sufficient information, scope, science, computation, program, outcomes, etc. to judge the project.
 
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 A Judge said
 
Nice approach to your project's topic.  Consider some type of verification
of your results.
 
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 A Judge said
 
The team developed software to model the effects of lighting-produced
ozone on plant life.  The report is rather terse regarding the 
computational techniques employed.
 
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As you note, better graphical representation of your data would be helpful.  To help the reader better understand the project, some details of the mathematics and the algorithm for the spread of the ozone would have been helpful.


 
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Good background research.  Description of the interrelationship of the parameters would of been helpful as well as a code listing.
 
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No underlying mathematical basis?
No listing of the code.
 
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Nice job of determining how to do the problem.
Include code and formulas.
 
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It is not clear what you program does.

What is an "RP"? (page 4 -- Results section)

It would be helpful if you included the mathematics you used
for your program.  Also inclued a listing of your code.
 
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There wasn't enough information in the final report
to know what was done, what assumption etc. were used.
 
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The report needed a lot of fleshing out.  There was no description of
the algorithm.  No code submitted.  No  results given other than
general description.

 
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Can't tell from the report what has been done.
No source code.
No details of results.
 
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This is an interesting problem with potentially significant impact on Clovis.  It's not clear from the report whether there were results.
 
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A good start, and I wish the project was only beginning now.  More work
needs to be done for a competitive challenge project, but I think the
project topic has potential.
 
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INteresting problem.  Students realized need to limit scope of 
problem.  Should include results/outputs in report...Will Clovis
float away?  You didn't answer the question.
 
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Problem tackled is too simple.
 
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Format?  Math?  Science?
 
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Definitely an interesting project which has supercomputing applications.  I am impressed that you were able to meet with and get information from the City Civil Engineer! It would have been interesting to see some results of the code you have working.
 
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The project didn't really provide sufficient outcomes.  The report did not provide and adequate description of the math and there were no results displayed to judge whether the code provided useful information.  Also, to be competitive - the project, as the report points out, needs a greater degree of sophistication.
 
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 A Judge said
 
Good research and application.  Good strategy to limit scope of 
problem.  Hope you can continue work on this project to get some 
results.
 
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The team developed software to determine the pipe size required to
avoid flooding in a section of Clovis.  If the project is extended
next year, the model should be more robust/complete.  The obvious
extension is to include multiple streets (so that a network of pipes
in required).  Another possibility is to visualize flooding as a
function of storm intensity and duration.
 
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Good presentation of a project of a reasonable scope.  You should give details of actual results obtained, for example, for a rainfall of 2" a ___ " diameter pipe is required.  In addition, some of the mathematical details of the problem would be helpful for the reader.

 
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Good downscaling of problem.  How did the result match what was actually built and calculated by the engineer?
 
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No description of the underlying mathematics
Program could be done on a calculator
 
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Good job narrowing down the prpblem to a workable size.
What were the results - does that street in Clovis need a larger pipe, and the differences it would make?

 
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You have a nice start.  When you write your report, you have to remember
that we don't know what "K" and "b" variables are.  We also don't
know what equation you are using.  Including this in the write-up
would help to understand your problem and results.

Did you run your program on some values?  Could you present these
in the report as well?


 
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Program needs improvement to get some results
 
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This could be a very complicated project, but so far
a rudimentary analysis and program have been created.
The team now has a good basis in computer programming.
 
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There was no description of the algorithm used.
The code was written, but not well documented.
No reference list was given.
 
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No results.
 
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This is an interesting problem, ultimately well-suited to the capabilities of a supercomputer.  I would have been very interested in more results of the calculation.
 
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A good introduction to some real physics.  I would have liked to seen
a little more results and analysis of calculations.  The problem shown
is too complicated for me to be able to tell that things are working
right just by looking at it....  It would be nice to have done a *very*
simple first problem -- one span maybe -- and make sure the algebra
was put in right.

Some good questions in the report, with ideas for future extensions.
 
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Students realized need for simplified representation and seem to 
understand the concept and purpose of "model".  Students also
verified results  --Good!
 
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The problem chosen has sufficient complexity and the progress on the 
project is good. Extension to 3D would be the next step.
 
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direct, doable, to the point; nice job!
 
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Interesting project which could lead to a supercomputing application.  I agree that a graphical representation of your results would have been great, but it is important that you concentrated first on obtaining a solution to your problem.
 
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This is a pretty good project.  The team limited the scope in an appropriate way.  The project would have been stronger if the report had provided more detail about the results and conclusions.  It would also have been very interesting to build an actual model to compare the results of the program to observed experiementation.
 
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 A Judge said
 
A good choice of problem; however, your execution does not make 
sense.  I think you are confusing torque and moments.  With bridge
trusses, you are dealing with in-plane bending, which is a moment.
Torque is an out-of-plane bending.
 
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The team developed software to calculate stresses in a predetermined
simple truss bridge.  The report contains a well-written development
of the statics analysis employed.  One way to extend this project is
to allow the user to specify a truss geometry (perhaps via an input
file).  This generalization would require the use of linear algebra
techniques, because the set of simultaneous equations to be solved
depends on the geometry.
 
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This was a good project.  However, no details of the results were given.
 
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Good downscalling of project to a manageable project.  With the model incorporated what is the condition for "breaking" the bridge?
 
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 A Judge said
 
Too many colloquialisms in the writeup.
Incomplete results hamper the project.

 
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Very Good.
You realized two very important issues
 - to start with a simple model and build
 - that the time spent up front in the software code design phase is well worth it as opposed to "fixing" the code later.

 
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You have a good project.  When you write up a report, remember
to leave out the personnel issues.  It is not important who did
what, but more important of the problem and the solution.

You made a statement in the executive summary that your code
"produces accurate and consistent results".  How did you accomplish
this?
 
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"only bare essentials of this project" were done.
 
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This is a great problem in differential analysis; the team seems
to have worked together well.  The equations used to
compute the stresses are not given, and might be too
simple to be realistic.  Nonetheless, it would be easy to
build on the results obtained so far.
 
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 A Judge said
 
You have learned engineering mechanics and something of bridge design 
as well as the difficulty of computer simulation.  Also you learned about 
C++ which should prove useful in the future.

I look forward to your presentation.
 
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I liked it!
Good computer application.
Experimented with the program.
Code was well documented.
 
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 A Judge said
 
This is an interesting problem with potentially significant impact on Norther New Mexico.  I would have been very interested to see the results of the project.
 
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The program shown is a good first exercise that could be used to
build upon for the larger project that was envisioned.  It is not
clear to me that the "answer=a-((b+c)*d)" is the result they want..
why are we adding # of permits to the # of hunts???  

Now that the school has a copy of the Visual C++, will anyone work
on it to learn more about how it works, and if it's better than regular
C++?  I hope you can get back to the elk population question again later...


 
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This is a practical problem.
 
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Not much computing is needed to solve this problem as is evidenced by
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it's a nice contemporaneous problem, but I don't see anything concrete presented here
 
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I am glad to see that you were able to reach your first completion point on this project. It looks as if a lot of work was done since the interim report. Good job!

 
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The initial problem is very interesting.  However the project as developed is a basic calculator problem.  The program is extremely limited and doesn't really rise to level of a super computing challenge project.  
 
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I think that some people might argue with your premise that hunting 
is a "humane" way to decrease the elk herd.  Aside from the moral 
issues, technically you do not account for population increase of the
herd during the year through reproduction.
 
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The team developed software to assist in the management of 
New Mexico's wild elk population.  The model employed neglects
population growth, which is a critical factor.
 
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In your report it is better to omit some of the chronological details about difficulties with the project.  Where did the formula for herd size decrease as a function of permits come from?

 
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A good start on a first attempt at programming.
 
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Computer program could be run on a hand calculator.
No underlying mathematical basis is presented.
 
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Nice project selection.
Results - how should it be implemented?

 
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You have a good start.  One area of science to look at is
called the "preditor/prey" problem.  It is usually done
with foxes and rabbits, but could easily adopted to
man and elk.
 
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Is this a supercomputing project as coded?
 
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This is an interesting project, but unfortunately the
team only wrote a most rudimentary program.  Hopefully
they will be able to continue with the work for next
year's challenge.
 
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This team is to be commended for learning C++.  However, the report
needs some work. The algorithm is very simple and doesn't justify
the use of a supercomputer.
 
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No results.
 
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This is an interesting problem with potentially significant impact to Cuba.  The team clearly learned a lot during the project, including the importance of scaling their problem to a manageable size.
 
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This is a good attempt a challenge project.  I would like to have seen
where some of the formulas came from -- it confuses me (just
based on units), for example, how the product of a weight and distance
gives me an answer that has units of length (on p. 3, for L_I).

It sounds like the team learned a lot from the project, congratulations
for that.  
 
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This is a practical problem and students achieved results.
 
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Not much computing needed for the problem tackled. No future extensions 
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nice civil engineering proejct and a good learning experience
 
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Interesting and relevant problem for the Cuba Community.It is good to see that you concentrated on solving a single problem and worked that to completion before attempting to add all factors such as different pipes and soils. Good job!
 
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This project probably needs to be expanded a little bit more to be really competitive but I liked the basic problem and the approach to solving it.  The team limited the scope of its inquiry.  While the team produced an answer of 4 1/2 feet of pipe - it would have been better to provide more detail about the derivation of this answer and to provide a more detailed explanation of the science. Also - now that we know the answer of 4 1/2 feet - what do we do with that?
 
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Good application.  Your report does not specify how you determined your
value for ultimate stress of the pipe.  Some sort of reference would 
help there.  Further extensions of your project might include including
capabilities to handle different pipe materials, different soil types, 
and different depths of pipe.
 
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The team developed software to analyze the maximum unsupported length
of an underground pipe.  The report contains a development of the
underlying model, which results in a simple functional relationship.
One possible way to extend this project is to determine whether
significant stress is added due to pipe vibrations.  For example, 
flowing water, traffic, or nearby construction might excite
vibrational modes, which would depend on the unsupported length.
Adequate modeling of these effects would be computationally intensive,
allowing the team to make effective use of a supercomputer.
 
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This project was well thought-out and executed.  The description of the mathematics was helpful and thorough.  However, it was not a project that required extensive use of computing resources.


 
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Need to proofread report for readibility and consistency.  Scientific units are g/cm3 and should be used should of considered converted to metric.  Nice research.
 
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Very good.
One of the most complete reports.
Great job of defining the problem and working as a team to solve it.
Not necessarilly a super computer problem, but can grow to become one.

 
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You have a nice start of a project.  It is great that you have
a running program.

Does the tensile strength change oveer time if the pipe is stressed.
For example, maybe a foot of the pipe has no support in the first year

In the second year, the pipe has 2 ft.  Did the year before affect the
time the pipe would crack?
 
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Good report, good bibliography, graphics
 
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This was a well thought out and interesting report.  Although
the computing was rudimentary, the team performed a real
research project in that they collected data etc.  The only
weakness is that they did not compare the predicted breaking
length/loads with what happend in Cuba; maybe this information
wasn't available.  
 
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This team came a long way from the regional evaluation.
Code is written with some comments and documentation.
The algorithm is not very complex, but is appropriate.
 
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Interesting problem.
Well researched.
Not really suited to a supercomputer, though.
Some understanding of the science.
 
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This is an interesting problem with potentially fascinating implications to teaching and teachers at various schools.  It is not very well suited to the capabilities and strengths of a supercomputer, however.
 
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I think a lot of work went into this project, and I think the team
learned a lot from it.  I do not see exactly how compiling the 
survey results requires supercomputing resources, but the data shown
was interesting.....
 
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Interesting problem..but the use of supercomputers is not clear.  What
were your conclusions and advice?


 
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This project is too simple as it consists of collecting data and 
calculating percentages. This does not require much computing.
 
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nice soc/psych project but missing conclusions, documentation, comparisons, statistics of general public; wholly subjective
 
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Interesting idea and it looks as if the problem was investigated to completion. Good job! It would have been good to include a discussion of how you might entend this project into a supercomputing one.
 
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The premise behind this project is interesting - however, the project and report didn't really meet the computational requirements of being a computing project.  This is more of a sociometric study than a computing project.
 
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Interesting problem.  This project would really have benefited from 
a statistical analysis of the results of your survey relating race to 
learning style and comparing that with the published results you 
include in your report.
 
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The team developed interactive software to carry out a survey used in
their study of learning styles.  The report contains a wealth of 
good information about learning styles.  However, the software is
flawed.  The test expressions in Get_Results() are of the form
a>v&&k, but should be of the form a>v&&a>k [or (a>v)&&(a>k) for 
clarity].  As written, the expression is true if and only if 
a>v and k!=0, which is not the intent.  This flaw almost certainly 
skewed the results of the study.
 
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This was a very interesting project.  To make your results more meaningful it would help to provide information on how many people in each category took the test.  Some conclusions about the results of the test would also be appropriate.
 
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Good use of graphics for data presentation. I take it that the majority of the actual data was tken on paper and the results were put in a spreadsheet. A bonefide output of a computer run      would be nice.
 
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No real computational effort required.

 
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Good job researching.
Nice job with program - allows for easy tabulation of results.
As stands, is not a super computer program.
Need to proof read.
 
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You have started an interesting project.

An interesting aspect is what factors make a person a visual
learner?  Are their inputs which don't affect the person at all.

Also, how did you decide who was a visual learning based off
of the questionaire?
 
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This was a very interesting report.  The questions were
interesting as were the results.  How many students 
took the test?  That is important for deciding whether
the variations in the results are significant.  The team
apparently worked together very well.
 
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This team learned to write code, which is quite and accomplishment.
However, the program is a simple question and answer compiler.
 
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This would be a good science fair project.
Well done and interesting, but not very suitable for supercomputers.
 
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This is an important problem, ideally suited to the capabilities of a supercomputer.  Good job!
 
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A very credible effort here.  Would have liked to see the program.  Was
it written by the team, or adapted from something already written?

Report explains things clearly, results shown seem believable, good job!
 
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G00d -- results were verified.  Excellent graphs.
 
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An interesting simulation project.
 
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Code?  Scientific Process?  Trends?  Has any judge visited the website?
 
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An excellent supercomputing project and a well written report. Another useful method of comparing experimental and simulation results is to plot both curves on the same graph with the maxima of each data set normalized to 1. 
 
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Good project - the team seems to understand the theory behind the project and they provide and explain the output from their program.  The use of Monte Carlo is appropriate and the limitation of the scope of the model was excellent.
 
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Like your approach to this problem.  Would like to see some description 
of real world applications.  Interested to hear more.
 
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The team developed software to model radiation transport in layered
metal structures.  The report is exceptionally well written, and 
presents a thorough parametric study on a variety of structures.  It 
is lacking in explanation of the Monte Carlo and neutron/photon 
transport algorithms.
 
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Very good report.  Mathematics were explained in enough detail to help the reader understand the project.  Results were well-displayed graphically.
 
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Precision of the experimental data was dismissed out of hand as not being accurate enough to compare to the calculations. Yet, it was stated that the accurac of the calclations was determined by the number of simulations.  What is the number of simulations required to equal the experimental precision?
 
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No description of how the program was run in parallel.
 
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Very good.
Excellent super computer problem.
Did a good job of looking at the physics and coming up with a very accurate code.
Need to attach code to report.

 
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You have done a good job.

When presenting compartrive graphs, it is better to use one
graph with 2 different style lines so that the comparison is
fair.  It easy to make graphs look the same (by streching their axis).
 
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good bibilography, good report, good graphics
posted report on web page.
 
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This is a great project, really at the college junior or
senior level.  The agreement with theory is astounding.
The report is well written.
 
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You have learned about using Monte Carlo, an important computer 
simulation technique and about electron transport.  I hope you realize 
that the technique can be applied on any computer; it just takes longer 
on slower machines.  You didn't list your code in your report, I would 
have been interested in seeing how you programmed the various parts.
 
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Where did the code come from?
This is really some very sophisticated work.  How much of this is
the team's work and ideas?  Some of the physics explanations are
not quite correct.
 
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Good Project.
Suited for a supercomputer.
A lot of scientific content - they learned a lot.
Report needs more detail.
Source code should be included.
Nice job of comparing results to data.
 
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I'm glad you feel good about what you learned with respect to the
Physics of this problem.  Bernoulli's Equation will prove to useful.
One thing to note is your scope of work.  Your paper discusses the
equation, but your title mentions a full blown wind tunnel.  It is
OK to start small and implement one thing at a time.  You can always
make a working something more complex.  
 
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How does your project use a computer or a supercomputer?
 
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Your idea for your project is definitely a good one with supercomputing applications. It also sounds as if you obtained the basic understanding of the aerodynamic equations you need for your project. And it good that you started into the programming. I would
strongly suggest continuing on with this next year. 

As for your written report, you should include the actual equations you intend to model and explain each term in the equation. This will help you even further in making the goal of your program more concrete.
 
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This is an interesting problem with great current interest.
 
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This is a good start.  I wish the report had discussed where the formulas
came from, or had cited some references....
 
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Students realized need to limit the number of variables to make the
project more manageable.  One of the few collision problems with 
actual results...Good going!
 
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Has potential to be interesting and informative. Currently, the program
tackles a very simplified version of the original problem.
 
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Research?  Format? Math?  incomplete report
 
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Interesting project. It's nice to see you work it to a point of completion and obtain some results. In order to better understand the model you used, I would have liked to see some equations that you coded discussed in some detail in your report. 
 
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This project is a little bit basic compared to some of the others.  However, it was well done.  For this project to really compete with some of the top projects, the team should probably have provided a more comprehensive description of the problem solution.  
 
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Good choice of application.  Nice research on the Internet.  It would
be helpful to see some discussion of the equations you used and their 
meanings in the report.
 
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The team developed software to model the interaction of a meteor with
Earth's atmosphere.  The report presents simulation results for 
meteors of various mass and speed, but does not adequately discuss
the simulation techniques employed.
 
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This was a good report.  Including some mathematical details in the body of the report would be helpful for the reader.
 
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Nice to see a sucessful international collaboration on the internet.  Plotting od data for a specific parameter whould of been useful to indicate trends.
 
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"anonymous person in Yugoslavia" - why were they anonymous.

 
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Good job understanding the physics.
What size meteor would it take to hit the Earth? (and what size is it when it hits?)
How large of a meteor to cause problems?

 
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What equations did you use?  Your data table has some missing values
why?  Also, the data you gave indicates that the final mass value for all runs 
is 0.
 
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Supercomputer problem?  Plotted rainfall...typos in report
 
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I couldn't tell from the report exactly what was done,
but from examining the code, it seems a differential
equation describing the meteor ablation etc. was
numerically integrated.  The team did a credible job.

 
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You have learned much about meteors.  Also about programming for a computer.  
It would also have been interesting to vary the meteor composition to see 
how it changes the ablation and penetration but that would have made it 
more complicated.  You did a good job and saw it through.  Congratulations.
 
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I didn't find the algorithm explained well.  The report needed a lot
more work, but I gave them the benefit of the doubt.  I'd like to hear
their work explained in person.
This team used their program to experiment!  One of the few!
Code is written with clear comments.  Again one of the few!
 
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This is an interesting problem of great current interest.  However, it does not yet particularly require the capabilities of a supercomuter.
 
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This report presents the hypothesis that Hantavirus outbreaks are
related to amount of rainfall.  The students collected rainfall data
and argued that the rainfall had increased during the Hantavirus
outbreaks.  This report would be improved by performing a statistical
analysis of the rainfall data and correlating this data with cases
of Hantavirus.  Also, it probably would make more sense to only
include the stations in areas where there were reported cases of
Hantavirus.
 
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Some good library research here, but I could not follow all the
discussion that led the team to conclude that rainfall was *the* 
major factor...  The data shows rainfall at various (undefined)
locations over each month for several years -- how (where) was that
compared to the incidence of hantavirus infections?
 
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Where is the computer program?  What is the hypothesis and the 
conclusion...these are not clear.
 
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The program currently does a graphical plot of some statistical data.
Not much computing is needed to do that.
 
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am not seeing the correlation presented here; no math, no code, no other variables
 
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Interesting idea. It would have been interesting to see a plot showing annual rainfall vs. the number of hantavirus illnesses or deaths.  You could have then used some sort of curve fitting routine which would give you a model for the data and would either prove or disprove your theory in a more statistical manner.
 
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Correlation is too basic and without consideration of other factors and the construction of a specific problem for solution this doesn't meet the level of complexity to be competitive.
 
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Need more definition in the problem statement.  How did you use the 
computer in the solution.  Good application.
 
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The team developed software to perform statistical analysis of the
relationship between annual rainfall, deer mouse population, and
hantavirus occurrence.  The report identifies information 
relationships, apparently obtained through visual analysis of 
graphical output, but does not present quantitative information such
as correlation coefficients.
 
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This was an interesting idea, but it is not clear how any computing resources were used in this project.
 
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Data shown is that for precipitation yet conclusions are about pinon nut harvest.  Was data for the harvest found and correlated.

 
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Poor grammar and too many typos.

 
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Nice problem - liked the approach.
Need to proof read.
Use different types of lines (dashed, dotted, etc) instead of color in graphs (or both).
State assumptions up front.
Show results of cross checking data (i.e. increase of rain causes increase in pinion nut; flooding caused decrease in mice).

 
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The problem you chose is quite complex.  You could have
used the "preditor/prey" model with three characters:  the human,
the mouse and the rain.  Each affects the other over a period of time.

Using an iterative method you could predict the population of
the humans and mice based on the past years rainfal and the interaction
between the mice and humans.  Then use those populations to predict
the next year (witha rainfall affecting the change as well)

 
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The team did considerable research; this was an interesting
project and the report is very well written.  Computing was
only used to plot the rainfall data.
 
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There was no code included in the report.  Not much, if any, description
of the algorithm.
 
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No results.
No source code.
 
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This is an interesting problem ideally suited to the capabilities of a supercomputer.  I would have been very interested in further results.
 
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This is essentially an n-body problem.  I liked the way that the
students broke the problem into three steps.  The report mentions
"results", but I'm not sure what they are.  It's clear that they
didn't get as far as they would have liked to, but it's not clear
just how far they did get.  I got the impression that they were
able to run some 3D simulations, but didn't know if they were
accurate.
 
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This project is off to a good start, but more results are needed....
 
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Good...worked problem in increasing complexity.  Good problem solving
strategy.  Used HTML and VRML - good.  
 
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Currently, the program is mostly a display tool.
 
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best of its topic; no math; seems brief, yet complete
 
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It looks as if you have some working code which is great, since you did not have this at the interim report. Good job! I would have liked to see some results of the code as it stands now, even if you question the results.
 
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Project needs to be developed more fully.

 
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Nice sized project for the Challenge.  Nice stategy for building 
capabilities within your code.  Not enough to say that you got the
results you wanted.  You need to present those results.
 
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The team developed software to modely gravitational fields.  The
report presents preliminary calculations for the fields generated by
the Earth and a large object such as an asteroid.  The report does
not explain the calculation of gravitational fields.
 
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The results of this project were not complete.  For two-body interactions Newton's equation should be adequate (thus I wonder why you questioned the appropriateness of the mathematics you used).
 
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Very nicely commented code. Didn't stop when faced with not havuing the right algorithym.  Got it done.
 
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Not enough description of underlying mathematics.

 
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Good job.
This is a difficult problem with many parameters.
It's fine to simplify as long as the assumptions are stated up front.
Your approach to start with a simple model and build is a good technique.

 
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NaN means "Not a Number"

You have a good start.  You should continue with the project next year
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to quote report: " one problem with our results was that we did not know 
if they were accurate".  Not sure of the algorithms to use.
 
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The team did a great job of calculating the field of a two
dimensional set of objects.  Hopefully they will be able
to continue to the dynamical behavior in the near future.
 
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This was only a graphics representation of a function.  That is an
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No results.
 
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I like the way you limited you scope with the same gun and different
powder amounts.  Also, I like that wind was not factored in at first.
I hope that eventually you will do that.  I think you have a good 
start here and hope to see your report next year!
 
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This project has great potential!  Keep working on
it and submit it as a Cat A for next year!  Go for it!
 
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I am glad to see that you intend to continue on with this project next year. You have a working code modeling a simple idea already, which is one of the biggest battles for students in this supercomputing project.

I agree that you need to add more variables to make this a supercomputing project. Along with wind resistance, you may want to think about how a bullet travels through different materials, for example. This will require more complicated equations than what you have, but you can incorporate each variable one by one. Then you might want to graphically present your results, either in a chart or a picture. For example, a plot of how far a bullet travels as a function of bullet grain could have been included in your report and it would have been interesting to see.
 
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This is an interesting problem of genuine concern to our communities.
 
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Overall, the report is well written.  Given the task, it might
have been better to develop a spreadsheet instead of a C++
program.  I would like to see the students address one or two
of the considerations that they dropped (e.g., consumption due
to wild animals).
 
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Some good ideas here, and a good first start for programming.  The program
calculates a scaling relationship for balancing numbers of animals
and available forage....  I was confused by what was meant by the
comment in the Results section: "we tested it 10 times to make sure it was
correct."  If the code *was* giving the wrong answers, why wouldn't it
cheerfully give the wrong answers 10 times in a row??
 
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Very practical problem.  Results were achieved, but also need to be
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The problem does not require much computing.
 
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all req'ts completed; would like to hear their presentation to fill in the missing blanks in my understanding
 
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It is good to see that you completed the first stage in your project. Good job! It would have been helpful to discuss the results of your program runs in more detail, maybe with a few graphs.  You wrote a very good recommendations section in your report.
 
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This is a basic calculator problem.  The complexity of projecting forage development, etc. could be built into the project but at this point the project is too basic to be considered in the top group.

 
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Enjoyed this project.  This is a well organized and presented report.
Very good choice of application.
 
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The team developed software to assist ranchers in managing their
herd by modeling forage supply and demand.  The report is well 
written and presents results for 10 cases.  It also astutely proposes 
modeling the temporal variation in supply and demand.  Another 
reasonable extension is to model the spatial variation of supply and
demand.  
 
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The report did a good job of describing the project undertaken.  This was not a project that required significant computational resources.
 
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Good choice of relevant problem.  Nice addition of flag for inability to sustain a herd.
 
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Calculation could have been done on a hand caculator.

 
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Good program.
Include how much more folage is needed if short.
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You have a nice report, and you should feel good about getting
a program running.

An addition to the process would be to introduce some sort of
preditor on the animals (like a bacteria) which kills off
a set of animals.  Maybe several factors can be introduced
to make the problem more realistic.
 
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The team did some great research into this problem.  The
computer code is straightforward.
 
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This is an interesting problem and a very complex one.  The team did
write some code.  No explanation of the algorithm, which was
apparently very simplistic.
 
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Interesting problem, but doesn't need a supercomputer.
Good research on the problem.
Problem has been simplified a lot - would be good to include more
reality to give the computer something to do.
 
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This team did an impressive amount of work and made impressive progress on an interesting problem of potentially great impact on society.  (How do you know your prediction is accurate?)
 
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A very detailed report -- I think the team has worked very hard on this
project, and learned lots of thermochemistry.  I never quite got the
picture of what the physical simulation was.  I know this is a flow
problem, but what's flowing from where to where and in what geometry?

I couldn't find the web site referred to on the figures....  Nothing
on mode.lanl.gov....
 
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Very impressive.  Results achieved, but need to be verified.
 
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The project tackles a sufficiently complex problem and the project
is close to complete. Definitely a finalist in my opinion.
 
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a good supercomputing project!
 
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What you have learned about thermodynamics as you discuss
in your report is impressive.  And I think your report is well written,
including all of your Appendices!I would have been interested in
seeing some discussion on how this project could be extended
into one which needs a supercomputer.
 
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A lot of good work has gone into this project.  There is a good use of resources.  It will be interesting to see if the team members really understand some of the science and math behind the project.  Great report and good presentation and expansion of the material.  How much of this is original work and is understood will come out during a formal presentation of results.
 
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You are overly optimistic as to the benefits of using methane as an 
alternative energy source.  Good research.  Maybe a little too much detail
in how you went about choosing your project.  Nice description of 
equations used.
 
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The team extended LANL CFD software to simulate the extraction of 
methane from the ocean floor.  The report contains a thorough 
derivation of the thermodynamic effects included in their extension, 
and presents results of a computationally intensive simulation.  It
does not describe CFD, which is central to the project.
 
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This was a very complex project and you are to be commended on incorporating a subroutine into an existing, complicated code.  However, it is not clear to the reader from the report that you fully understand the complexities of the problem.  With respect to report organization, your introduction should describe the scope of the project, not the history of how you chose it.
 
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Excellent research.  Truly a supercomputing project.
 
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Great job.
This was a difficult problem that you overcame.
If you have graphics that are going to be printed out in black & white, have a key that is easilty read in black & white ( I realize you mean to have it in color).

 
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Good use of existing code.  It is always better to resues than
to invent.  It is also noteable that you used a large code with
many variables.
 
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Modified existing code. Good Research and references.
 
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This was a well thought out project, but the report really
didn't explain what was being done; was the clathrate 
brought up from the depths and just left on its own
to heat up and melt?  I found this very confusing and
didn't have time to go through the code.  Some equations
in the report would have been useful.
 
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You have learned about phase transitions in materials, thermodynamics, 
and about organic chemistry in addition to how to modify an existing 
computer code to solve a problem.  This is very valuable experience.

You obviously had some excellent advice and support; congratulations 
to them as well as to you.
 
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A good project.
Lots of help on this one.
Good adaptation of existing program.  Wrote subroutines for a specific
purpose.
The algorithm is pretty hairy.  How much did the team understand?  Don't
have to know it all, just a pretty good idea.
 
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Good topic.
Careful research.
Nice report.
A lot of the program consisted of canned routines, but there appears
to still be a substantial original contribution.
Appears to be designed for a supercomputer, though this is not made
clear in the report.
 
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The report presents a nice development of the project and the
physics used.  Unfortunately, the program doesn't work and the
students were not able to get any results.  An appendix containing
the code for the program would improve the report.
 
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Not clear if this is in the competitive category.  Obviously, there
was a problem getting the code to run correctly.
 
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No results?  (all zeros for output)  Should have included program
in appendix, one of the judges could have have error?
 
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Category B project.
 
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seems weak; no code, no math
 
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You should have included a printout of the code for us to look at. Maybe we could have helped find the bug!  Your project was an interesting idea in classical physics and I commend you for finishing a final report in spite of your frustration in coding!
 
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This project lacks results.
 
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Good problem choice for the Challenge.  Hope you find your bug.
 
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The team developed software to use numerical integration to calculate
the work required to place a rocket in orbit around a celestial body.
The approach is reasonable, although the team should plan to compare
their results to those obtainable in closed form from energy
considerations.  Specifically, neglecting energy losses due to drag
(as this project does), the work required may be calculated by
considering the potential and kinetic energies in the initial and
final states.  Unfortunately, the report does not report results
from a successful calculation, and describes symptoms of an apparent
software error.  The report does not include a program listing.
 
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You could try running the program without a tolerance and a size-halving step to see if it's deltad that is too small.  That probably isn't the problem. You could try printing out values at intermediate steps to see if the value is ever non-zero.  Another possibility is that you have formatting or variable declaration problems.
 
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Nice discussion of accuracy.

 
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Need working program
 
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Nice job understanding the physics.
The physics look fine.
If delta d is kept large enough, there should be no problems with round off error.
It's more likely a software problem.
Need to attach your code to report.

 
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You have a good start at making a good project.  The idea of using
a small stepsize and using iteration over the distance is a good one.

You may find that for small distances from the earth, that a small
stepsize won't help much.  I belive the force of gravity decreases
the square of the distance away from the large object.  For small distances
the differnece of doing the endpoints, and many small steps will be
about the same.
 
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program did not run successfully
 
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A full treatment of this problem would require a
supercomputer; unfortunately the team didn't
get too far.  Hopefully they will be able to continue
next year.
 
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This team came a long way from earlier this year.  Good try and
keep at it.
 
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No results.
No source code.
 
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This is an interesting problem with great potential impact.  Good, original work!
 
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 A Judge said
 
This looks like a good start at writing a program to do some
diffusion calculations.  Nontrivial program shown, results shown, 
some analysis of the data given, ideas described for further work 
needed.  I would have liked to see some specific citation to which
of the references were used to obtain the formulas used...
 
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Addressed need for supercomputer...good.  Started with small grid and
enlarged in subsequent program-  good problem solving strategy.
 
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Simulation of pollutant dispersal using simple model. A single
student did all the work.
 
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tremendous amount of work and learning for a party of one!
 
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Excellent supercomputing project. A friend of mine is working on her Ph.D. examining this problem experimentally.  In your discussion of the results, I would have liked to see some further explanation of what each axis on your plots represented. Overall, a good job!
 
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Good project.  The team defined the project well, limited the scope to something manageable, and provide a clear description of approach and results.
 
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A sizable problem to be taken on by one person.  Good approach to 
problem.  Nicely written report.
 
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The team developed software to model groundwater transport.  The 
report presents a reasonable description of the finite difference
scheme employed and presents results from a series of calculations.

I abstained because the team attends the high school from which I
graduated.
 
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This report had a well-defined scope.  The results were displayed well and enough mathematical details were given to help the reader understand the problem.  Since the finite difference
method should have actually worked better than the fixed 9x9 grid formulation, there may be an error in implementation in the second case.
 
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Good use of graphics to represent the diffusion.
 
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Good job.
You came up with a good project.
Your use of simplification is perfectly acceptable as long as you state your assumptions up front (which you did).
Don't appologize for your work - it's good.

 
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Nice project.  Good use of equations and making them into
a computational model.
 
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supercomputer program?
 
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The team consisted of one member who did a very credible
job.  This  problem is eventually suitable for a supercomputer.
So far the analysis is still rather simple, but could
be easily expanded.  The results seem reasonable, as does
the model.
 
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You have learned a lot about diffusion simulation and it's limitations.
Also about how to program a simulation code.  These are valuable experiences 
and will be useful to you in the future.  You have written a good report
also.  Quite an accomplishment.

Your teacher and advisor should be congratulated also.
 
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The algorithm and it's workings were not well explained.
Code was included but not well documented.
 
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Good project.
Suited to a supercomputer.
Good amount of science content.
Well written report.
 
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This team developed an innovative approach to an interesting and important problem of great potential impact.
 
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 A Judge said
 
Lots of work seems to have gone into this project, some very nice
analysis of the parallel aspects of the programming, but I was lost 
as to what the displayed output (MPEG movie) was showing me.  Do I
have a 2D network of neurons and am I seeing them, fire as a 
function of time?  Was this explained and I missed it?  Are we doing
biology here, computer science, or both???
 
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Very nice report!  Impressive.  Good ...use of supercomputers explained.

 
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team seems to have done and learned a lot, it just doesn't parallel their project stated goals; this seems to contrast and compare processor utilization vs neural analysis and does not analyze a neural structure
 
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In general, a well written report and the interim reports indicate
a nice presentation. I would have liked some more explanation on
the physical model of neuron interactions and how it is translated into code. Possibly more analysis on the results regarding the neuron interactions also. Good project for supercomputing applications.
 
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Good project a lot of work.  It appears that the team understands the science behind the project.  I would have liked a tighter tie between the neural network and the parallel processor "proof" - but I think that the students understood the connection.  Results were reasonably well presented.
 
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Interesting application and very nice presentation of results.  
Anxious to hear more.
 
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The team developed robust software to simulate neural activity.  The 
report demonstrates a firm understanding of neural structure and
parallel computing issues, as well as thorough research techniques.  
The project was well-planed and executed.
 
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Your report was well-constructed.  You gave a great deal of background information about neurons, but then were very sketchy about your mathematical implementation of the neural structure (how were the neurons connected, etc.).  Instead you gave quite a bit of information about the parallel processing, but that wasn't really the purpose of your project.
 
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Nice balance of research (neurons) and the art of computer science (efficiency studies).  Nicely organized and very well written.  Good use of graphics.
 
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Great project and great job.
It's clear that you learned a lot from last year and put it to work.
Plan for black & white graphs if it's believed that the printouts will be black & white.
State a few benefits of this - why do we want to know how neurons interact; what can be done with the program?

 
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It is not clear what your project really does.  Were you interested
in performance analysis?  Much of your results showed performance
analysis (because you couldn't compare your results to any experimental
data).
 
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Not sure if results are accurate.  
 
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The report doesn't give a good picture of the neuron model
or exactly how the neural structure was set up.  However,
the team put considerable effort into parallelizing the
code and did some great research into the computation time etc.

 
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Congatulations to this team.  You have learned a lot about neurology
as well as computer programming.  Also learned about utilizing parallel 
processors in super-computers.  

Good show!

Evidence of excellent counseling and direction as well.

I look forward to your presentation.
 
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This was a good project.
Very nice job on the report.
I didn't quite understand the algorithm, so I want to hear from the team.

 
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Good problem.
Suited to a supercomputer.
Interesting science.
Would be good to show results other than efficiency of program.
 
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This team made good progress on an interesting problem of great potential impact.
 
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Half the way there!  Got the data encoded, but couldn't get it
back again.  Interesting project, I learned a lot from the report.
I think the team learned a lot, too.  Good job.
Image C is clearly a negative image -- was that expected?
 
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Original problem and some results were achieved.  Data retrieval
doesn't seem to work...is there an inverse Fourier Transform.
 
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This is a weak yes. The team is tackling a reasonably complex task.
Not much has been accomplished since previous 
report -- in fact the team seems to have given up on the original 
idea of using Fourier transforms. The method the team is using does not 
seem to compare favorably with the currently known methods.
 Decryption does not work thus rendering the encryption useless.
 
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well done & interesting
 
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 A Judge said
 
Excellent supercomputing project. Even at such a complicated
level, it is impressive that you have some results! I would be 
interested in seeing more.
 
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The basic concept that the students applied is interesting.  They took the project in the right direction and presented their results in a meaningful way.  It is interesting that they have been unable to decode their message.  However, I don't think that this fact should keep them from being considered.  They presented their results as they have them and noted the experiemental problems that impacted the results.  
 
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 A Judge said
 
Interesting problem and good research.  Nice report presentation.
Hope you continue to work on this project to complete your results and
improve resolution in your images.
 
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The proposed approach to data embedding seems to have potential,
with two fundamental issues to address:  the resulting image quality
is quite poor, and (according to the report) data retrieval fails.
These issues could both be symptoms of a software error.  The choice
of frequency obviously affects image quality.
 
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This was a very interesting project.  However, with it's ambitious scope, the project wasn't completed, as a data embedding technique is not helpful if the original information cannot be retrieved.  Although the Fourier transform method seems interesting, perhaps you could have scaled back and used one of the more conventional techniques, and still not altered the image so much.
 
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Have been working hard to beat some pretty tough problems.  Good clear write up and great research.
 
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You really need to be able to restore the message.

 
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Great job.
Great idea - Iliked your approach.
Fourier transforms are difficult to work with; an alternative form of math may be easier (though still advanced) such as complex varieables.
Note: Phase modulation is another technique.

 
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The use of fourier transforms is a unique idea.  The problem
is that fourier series are used to pull apart an infinite series
and usually the first few terms are used to etimate the infinite series.

Since you are truncating the fourier series in the picture, you may
be losing significant terms of the equation.

What methods are used by the shareware system?
 
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problems with program...cannot restore information embedded in images
 
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This is a difficult and ambitious project; the team seems
to have worked together well and did get some results.
The FM modulation technique is still susceptible to
noise, althought there are techniques to reduce such.

 
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You learned about embedding, Fourier Transforms (at least a little), 
amplitude modulation and frequency modulation, and signal processing 
as well with the problem of retaining data.  In doing so you discovered 
that fast, accurate computers are very useful tools.

You have done very well.

Congratualtions to your advisors as well.  They obviously gave good 
advice and encouraged to to see it through.  My guess is that Gina 
may be able to use your work directly at Los Alamos.

I look forward to your presentation.
 
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Good report and project.
Didn't get the inverse problem solved, but embedded the message OK.
I didn't quite get the algorithm used for the embedding.  I'd like to
hear more about it.

 
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I would suggest that you limit your scope here.  Clearly define your
starting conditions for the Lake.  At what point will the Lake be when
you start?  What are the soil conditions around the Lake (how much
water will be absorbed by surrounding foliage and soil?).  I think
you need to carefully consider the initial conditions here and then
choose the ones you will address.  You can add more complexity later.
It would be an interesting study to vary the conditions also.
 
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What sort of math are you using?  What is the scientific process
that you are taking?  The handbook can help guide you through some
of the more specific things you need to do on your project.

 
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I think your project idea is an excellent one for a supercomputing project. It sounds, though, that you should have started out a little smaller in scope, so you didn't have to worry about large numbers initially.  For example, you could have started with a box, say, of 100 particles. This would be your model of Ute Lake. Then you estimate that 10 particles/hour enter the lake from one river, 5 particles/hour are lost by evaporation (you forgot to discuss this!), 5 particles/hour leave by the Conchas river, etc. Or, to make it more real, you can model the diffusion equation for the inward flow of one river and the outward flow of another.  My point is that you need to start simple and build from there.

Previous students have modelled the diffusion equation for other projects ideas and made it to the finals. You may want to look at their projects and see if you can apply it to yours next year. Shawn Cooper could probably get you a copy of a previous report.
 
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This team developed an original problem and solution to an interesting question of great potential impact.
 
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 A Judge said
 
Nice report, it looks like lots of programming effort went into
this project.  I did not see any "results" presented quantitatively.
Was the team able to get the program running and make tests?
 
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Good use of parallelism...well-written report.
 
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Simple simulation.
 
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this report has great infrastructure potential, though the paper has gaps.  Would an oral presentation help us to better gauge the progress?
 
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Excellent idea for a supercomputing project. I did not understand from your report, though, if you obtained results from early versions of your code 
 
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Would like to see a little more detail about the working of the progam and it would have been helpful if actual results had been provided. There is no data to determine whether the program actually runs or provides the hoped for confirmation of the theory. 
 
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Good project and nice report presentation.  Well organized.
 
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The report proposes an interesting approach to the important issue of
robust multiprocessing.  Completion of the proposed extensions
(accurate modeling of communication failures) should lead to
useful conclusions.
 
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This was a very good project.  It was interesting that the grid continued to function fine even with many destroyed processors.
 
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Excellent job.
Innovative approach.
There is much to do, but you've come a long ways.

 
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In parallel computing, the term "diameter" is used to talk about
the largest distance between any two nodes.  There is also a term
which is used to describe when a set of nodes becomes seperated
from another set.  In a star configuration, the "cut" is 1.

In a fully connected system, the "cut" is N-1.


How do you use these concepts in your paper?


 
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little work on optimization ..more work needed
 
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This is a creative project that still has great potential
for further development.  Hopefully the team will be able
to do more development.

 
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 A Judge said
 
This is an interesting exploration of how to structure redundent computing 
systems.  There are several applications including Space computers.
Your code was impressive and seemed to make use of supercomputers.  

You have obviously learned a lot about programming.

Congratulations to your advisors as well.
 
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This was done well.
Need more description of algorithm.
Exactly what were the results?
What measure was used for efficiency?
 
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Interesting topic.
Suited to a supercomputer.

 
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 A Judge said
 
An interesting number theory project, but it sounds too much like the team
was put to work on the advisor's research....  "Relatively prime" is
never defined, and not in the common vocabulary...  Isn't "gcd"
"greatest common divisor"??  (not denominator?)
 
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Great!  Verified results by hand!  Also indicated improvements and
future work in report.  Good.
 
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The project as it stands is simple enumerate and test. It would be 
interesting to see how parallel computing can help in presence of
non-trivial conditions that eliminate many triples before they 
are generated.
 
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Dr. Mann should be quite pleased with your efforts
 
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You did a great job in accomplishing what you set out to do since the interim report. Congratulations! This is a difficult project to explain to someone. You did a good job discussing the significance of your project in your final report. One thing you forgot to include->references!

 
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Good project and the report provides results that speak to the problem.  I am not completely sure that the student understand the theory behind the project.
 
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Good problem and well done research.  Good verification of your 
code.  I had trouble reading your report due to it's organization.
Presentation of research is very important.
 
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The problem addressed (congruency of pairwise relatively prime 
triples) is clearly computationally intensive, and provides the team
with opportunities to focus on the computational efficiency issue.
They have done so, although there are likely further opportunities.
It is not clear that the team understands to motivating problem
(congruency of 7-dimensional figures).  The report is quite vague
on this subject.  It also does not discuss parallelization, although
this project is a strong candidate for such investigations.
 
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This project was successfully completed and described well by the report.  However, it doesn't seem clear to the reader that the students would have come up with this project themselves or that they saw the relevance of the project.
 
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A graphical representation of a triple would be helpful.
 
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You need to follow the "Elements of Style" - there is no
Executive Summary or Conclusion section.
 
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Good project.
You did a good job of trying different approaches to see what is faster.
State why congruences for pairwise relatively prime triples is important.

 
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You shold feel good about having done a good  project.I like
the use of iteration to discover primes.

Is there a more efficient way to find prime pairs other than
visiting all of the odd numbers?   We may be able to determine
primes if we exclude generating potentials numbers when we know that
the factors of the numbers are in common.
 
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This is a remarkable work, clearly at the college level.
The problem could be put onto a supercomputer.
What is the algorithm for generating the prime triples
from an odd integer?  Details like that are missing from
the report.
 
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You have learned some very interesting (and potentially useful) methematics
as well as how to translate it into a C++ code.  These will be valuable to
you in the future.  I'm not quite sure how much of the math you understand
but you did write the code and did a good job.
 
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Is this the team's work?  They express confusion about some of the
project.  Some of the algorithm was unclear to me, although I freely
admit ignorance of this topic.
 
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Good job of programming.
Appears to be suited to a supercomputer.
Doesn't appear that they understand the problem very well (mainly
because it seems to be very abstract).
 
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Good motivation for project, report clearly written.  Why was the
layered CSTR model used?  Is there a reason why vertical mixing is
slower than horizontal mixing?  Program not overwhelmingly
complicated, but not trivial either.  Good analysis of results
obtained.
 
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Well written report and results were achieved.  Report should discuss
algorithm.
 
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Simulation of pollutants dispersal in water with a very simple model.
The project has potential to be improved.
 
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good research effort with lots of potential for expansion for next year
 
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 A Judge said
 
Interesting project.  Also, your report is well written with some nice
results. I think that your conclusion (recommendation section)  should have recommended that the next version of your program include the factors of Brownian motion, collisions and other factors you left out.
They may be important in the big picture!
 
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Good project - the result are well presented and interpreted.  The computing is somewhat weak and it appears that the two layer model is not completely working.  
 
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 A Judge said
 
Good problem and application.  Labeling of your figures in your 
report is helpful when referencing.
 
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The report draws interesting conclusions regarding the effect of
mixing rate on water pollution profiles.  It does not discuss 
parallelization, although this project is a likely candidate for
such investigation.
 
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This was a good project, well-chosen, well-implemented and well-written.  The results were displayed in a meaningful format.
 
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Nice graphical representation of the results.  Nice job in downscaling problem to a tractable one.
 
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Nice approach.
Any suggestions on why !00% mixing makes such a noticeable drop while 90% doesn't for pollution dispersion?

 
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 A Judge said
 
Nice use of computation to implement a differential equation.

I like the simplicity of the project which highlights the various
aspects of fluid dispersion
 
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good output
has a bibliography
 
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 A Judge said
 
An excellent project; I was slightly confused about
the model; does the pollutant enter homogeneously
on the top layer?  The code appears to be well
written; in all, a credible job.
 
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 A Judge said
 
Very well done project.
Simplified an initially impossible problem, then experimented with it.
Code included and commented OK>
 
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Interesting problem.
Not clear that the present (simplified) form requires a supercomputer.
Well written report.
 
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Good effort shown here.  The Challenge has seen many planetary dynamics
projects over the years, so this isn't the most unique contribution,
but appears to be well done, and understood by the team.  What would
you do next?  

Results shown are believable.  Lots of numerical question arise for
projects like these.  How accurate are the results?  What happens if you
take twice as many steps with each step half as long in time -- do you
get to the same final point?  Can you run time backwards and get
back to where you started?
 
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Good, students addressed need for supercomputer.  Very impressive,
achieved results with a very difficult problem.
 
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Sufficiently complicated simulation of planetary dynamics.
 
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this is a beautiful and sophisticated report; does this student have access to info and technology well beyond that of our other entrants?

 
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This is the farthest I have seen a team progress in trying to map
our the solar system. Good job! Since you looked at Venus, Earth, Mars, etc...it would have been nice to see your results compared to some real data.

 
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I liked this project a lot.  The student did a good job of describing the problem, provided sufficient detail about the theory and the computing solution and provided good out and description of results.

 
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Nice presentation of results.  Well organized report and good 
definition of equations used.
 
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The report contains a well-written presentation of an explicit 
scheme for particle dynamics simulation.  The scheme is applied
appropriately to planetary dynamics.  If this project is extended,
the team should address stability criteria and approaches to
parallelization.
 
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This was a good project with a successful implementation of planetary dynamics.
 
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Good use of graphics.
 
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Great job.
Good job understanding the physics and coming up with a method for coding.

 
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Nice implementation of N-body problem.  There are many factors
affecting N-body, but you have taken a good step at working
on this problem
 
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has good outputs and bibliography
 
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The team did a great job of numerical integration of
Newton's equations of motion.  Some comparison with
know orbital periods would have been interesting.
The most interesting result would be the deviations
from the simple elliptical orbits; one would have to
subtract the ellipse from the numerical result.
Also, the differential step algorithm could be
improved (Runge-Kutta technique, or some other).
This would give greater precision.
 
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You have obviously learned a lot about Newtonian Mechanics as well as 
C++ programming.  Good work!


 
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This is a good computer application.
The math and science are a little complex for high school, but I 
believe the student has done a good job of transferring them to code.
I'd like to see more discussion of results and alternative scenarios.
 
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Suited to a supercomputer.
Well done.
Report is good, but just one suggestion: it would be good to report
the deviations you find from no inter-planetary interactions i.e. can
you see the effects of the planets on each other?
 
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The basic idea is to represent a snowflake by three random numbers,
generate a collection of snowflakes and see if any two are the same.
This seems like a pretty good idea.  Unfortunately, the students
didn't get the code running.  I would also like to see a bit more
discussion about why this representation is good.  Also, is it 
possible to develop a simple mathematical formula that will predict
the outcome of the program?  If so, it would interesting to see how
program data relates to the mathematical model.
 
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Project proposes to use a hashing method to construct a database for
comparing snowflakes;  what happens if two different snowflakes
hash to the same location???  Team was not able to get program
working by final report.  A good start, but not complete enough yet...
 
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No results yet.  How many different snowflakes are there - more than
has ever been produced?  Use statistics and probability.
 
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it's a good problem/conundrum and we liked it @ mid-term judging; nevertheless, it's missing code and math; does it indeed work now, as claimed in the report (with no substantiation)?
 
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Interesting idea, but not developed enough. It would have been nice to see your code in order to measure how far along you were in your code development.
 
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No running program - not enough progress to be considered.
 
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Interesting problem but I'm not really sure you can draw the 
conclusions you draw from the parallels you present.
 
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The report does not establish a convincing relationship between a set
of three random numbers and the geometry of a snowflake.  The 
relationship of a snowflake to a single (non-uniform) random number
is even more tenuous.  One way to extend the project is to store the
three (or more) randomly generated number in a hash table.  By
checking for duplicates at the time of insertion, the search phase
can then be eliminated.
 
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The liklihood of finding a set of random numbers that matches has more to do with the way the numbers were generated than with the liklihood that two snowflakes will ever be alike.  

 
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Can't wait for the results.

 
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Need a working program

 
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Interesting problem.
Include copy of code even though not yet working.
Note: a snowflake probably changes shape as it falls, thereby increasing the chance of "twins".

 
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Whenever you write code, you should start out writing simple
code and making sure it works before making it more complex.

Have it print things out during the whole process so that you
know where you are in the program.
 
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No project/computer results
 
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This was a creative project; hopefully the students
will be able to continue to completion and to some
real conclusions.  Can all snowflakes be represented
by three random numbers?  Some reference here would
be useful.
 
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I believe your random numbers need some constraints to represent possible
ice crystals in snow flakes.  Hope the code is working next week.
You have learned about crystalline structure and computer programming.

Congratulations to you and to your teacher and advisors.
 
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I didn't understand what connection the team's choice of random numbers
had to do with snowflakes.  It was a good try, however.
 
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Interesting idea, though doesn't seem to represent snowflakes very
accurately.
No results.
No source code.
 
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Not clear if this project is in the competitive category or not.  Program
not working yet, but ideas are interesting.  Maybe later??
 
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No final code. Interesting problem though.
 
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Category B team.
 
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what happened?  so many options were identified at mid-term judging that had such potential; sorry to see this have fallen through the cracks; perhaps you can pick it up for next year and include some math and develop some code
 
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Insufficient progress to be considered.
 
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Consider changing your report format.  It is extremely helpful to a 
reader to be able to reference a cover page including the title of the
project and school location.  Your problem statement is confusing.  
No results and no scientific explanation of how you are going to 
solve your problem.
 
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The report touches on the interesting idea of a supercomputer-based
gravity control system for a circular space station.  It presents
no actual computational results.
 
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This project report did not include significant details about the computational problem.
 
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Good research, need to apply it to a computer program.

 
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It's obvious you spent a lot of time researching this.
Give code even though you're still working on it.

 
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It is not clear what was your computational problem.

It would help if you included your code listing and describe
the mathematics that you were using.
 
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no computer code
 
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An interesting report, but I don't see the role of computation.
 
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There was no code, no algorithm nor were there any results.
 
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Interesting idea.
No results.
No source code.
 
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 A Judge said
 
Report is interesting, but program is still in the first-ever
category.  Looks like the background research got done, just needed
more time to program something.
 
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Report should discuss algorithm and how it solves the problem.  Problem
is not clearly defined.
 
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Presently, too simplified.
 
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your code does not determine and verify identity, but accepts/denies.  This is a great project and topic with great potential.  Hope you continue with it next year and be sure to contact Sandia National Labs, Center 5800 (www.sandia.gov and use the search engine to uncover all the biometrics on-site), which does lots of this type of work for DOE, DoD, Dept of Justice, local schools
 
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Great idea with supercomputing applications! Your background research on the project was well done. And it is good to see that you had some code written since your interim report.
 
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This project has the basis to be a good SC project.  Based on the current report, it looks more like a science project but is worthy of consideration.  I like the approach they used to solve the problem and they have described the computational and problem solving theory.
 
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 A Judge said
 
Interesting problem.  Would like to have seen some results and 
conclusions.
 
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The report hints at an application of pattern-matching to 
fingerprints, but apparently not much progress was made in terms of
implementing a computational solution.
 
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This is a very interesting idea for a project, but the initial program doesn't seem to have a lot to it.  
 
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Need better description of underlying mathematics and
algorithm of quantifying the fingerprint.

 
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Good job with research.
Nice idea.

 
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Image analysis is a very interesting field.  You may wish
to look at some existing material to see how image comparisons
are made.  For example, when you put your fingerprint on the
computer, it will never be in the same exact orientation
as the stored image.  How do you make the computer match or
reject the fingerprint with this problem?
 
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needs more work
 
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An ambitious project; a very rudimentary code has
been written.  Hopefully the team will be able
to continue working together.
 
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The problem of matching fingerprints is more complicated than the curves 
you have chosen and also involves possible tanslations and rotations of 
images, however you have received a good introduction to the problem.  
You did well to use available routines rather than re-inventing all wheels.

Congratulations to your teachers as well.
 
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I think that this could be a very good project, but it seemed to be
in the beginning stages.  There was no description of the algorithm.
No results were shown that made sense to me.
 
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No results.
 
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Not clear to me how far the project got.  Web pages show some plots,
but not clear what is being plotted.  Nice diffraction-like patterns,
but is that supposed to be psi**2?  Report is nice, team shows good
understanding of the highlights of quantum mechanical concepts.
I also could not tell if a parallelized version was able to run.
 
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Very impressive scientific content, work , programming and written
report.  NIce job!
 
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a tremendous amount of effort
 
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I am impressed at your attempt to tackle such a difficult problem.
It is also good that you stuck with 1-d first in order to get a working
code. You said that your 1-d code was running.  It would have been
good to see some results of that code in your report.
 
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Very good report.  Content is well developed and the team has defined the problem and provided the analysis appropriately.  It is noted that Dr. Malloy has provided significant assistance in the project - I hope the students understand the material and the science in the project.
 
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 A Judge said
 
Nice choice of problem and good research into the mathematical 
principles.  Results????
 
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The report develops an eigenvalue formulation of the solution to 
Schroedinger's equation on a finite grid with potential wells.  It
discusses an MPI-based parallel implementation.  While the lack of
concrete results is a slight let-down, the team has achieved a
great deal in terms of understanding mathematics, physics, and 
parallel computing.

I abstained because one of the team members is a summer hire in my
organization.
 
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This was a very well-written report about a very challenging project.  You might have even couched in terms of one dimension to start with, as that was what your results were for.
 
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God in depth research on quantum mechanical principles.  Important to represent results graphical even in  the 1 dimensional case.
 
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Great job.
You've done well understanding the physics and integrating codes.
Need to label figures.

 
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Nice report.  Computational model working for one dimension, but
not working for two-dimension.
 
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good bibliography
 
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 A Judge said
 
A very sophisticated problem amendable to supercomputer 
attack.  The team has made great progress into the
numerical solution to the schroedinger equation. hopefully
they will be able to continue toward the two dimensional
solutions.
 
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 A Judge said
 
There are certainly easier topics than solutions of partial differential 
equations for high school students but you did do a credible job in using 
an existing equation solver.  You did get an introduction to Quantuum 
Mechanics and how it is done but I seriously doubt whether you have under-
stood it all simply because there is a lot of stuff that must preceed it, 
especially the ideas of eigenstates and eigenvectors. 

Congratulations on your efforts, you got it done.  The extension to 
parallel processors was a bonus.
 
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Seems like a little much for a high school student.  However, the
algorithm was coded well and the idea is great.  Whose idea was this?
The report was very well written.
 
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Good project.
Suited for a supercomputer.
A lot of scientific content.
Well written report.
 
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This team showed a good attempt to understand the physical results of 
the calculations they did, I liked that.  Was the optimization done
by an exhaustive search over the entire space of parameters?  
 
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Good explanation of algorithm in report.  Well-written report.
 
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Sufficiently complex program to do design optimization for a
Mars reentry probe.
 
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Have they, in essence, proven NASA correct?
 
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A well done report. It was interesting to see your final results as compared with the Pathfinder.  You didn't really discuss how this project would become a supercomputing project...you could state 
that moving to a 3-d calculation would require this.  
 
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I liked this project and report a lot.  The team apprears to have really been engaged with this project.  They have described the theories clearly and provide good detail on the solution process.  The output from their project is well presented and explained - an great project and report.   

 
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Nice stategy for completion of this project.  Well organized report.
Would have liked to see a section dedicated to Results.
 
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The report describes a very thorough computational study of the 
dynamics of a vehicle entering the Martian atmosphere, focusing on
heating.  The study includes an enumerative optimization of the
vehicle design to maximize payload weight (by minimizing the required
heat shielding).  This study is a perfect candidate for 
parallelization, although the report does not address this issue.
Another area for future work is the use of more sophisticated 
optimization techniques, e.g. conjugate gradient (w/ numerical
evaluation of the gradient), simulated annealing, or evolutionary 
algorithms -- the latter two only if the former does not provide
satisfactory results.
 
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This was a well-researched and well-implemented project.  The figures were important to help explain the results to the reader.  Some figures could have been included in the body of the report.
 
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Excellent graphical representation of the optimization studies.
 
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Good job with the analysis.
You should look at doing correlations with the optimized values.
Care with legends for black & white graphs - change lines (dashed, dotted, etc.) instead of color, or do both.
Note: not a super computer problem as stands, but can be modified to do so.

 
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Good use of iterative solution for running the simulation 

What happens when the wedge is 45 degrees

 
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includes references
good results
 
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This is a very sophisticated engineering study with professionally
presented results.  The analysis is fairly sophisticated, and
the results seem to make sense.  A very credible job; a
realistic reentry vehicle with full modelling would require
a supercomputer.  So far, an excellent work.
 
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You got a great introduction to aerodynamic design and an appreciation 
for the things that NASA (and Sandia) does.  You also learned about Mars 
(and Earth's) atmosphere as well as about programming a simulation.  You 
did well.


 
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This was very good.
Was this all the team's work?
How did the idea originate and where did the code come from?
 
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Good problem.
Well done - nice level of detail but not overwhelming.
Good science content.
Well written report.
Suited to a supercomputer.
 
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Lots of coding done here, but I did not find any results.  Was the team
able to get the program to run?  Did you run out of time??
 
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 A Judge said
 
Need more explanation of algorithm, otherwise very well written
report.
 
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This is a nice project, despite the fact that the program didn't really produce the results desired.  The team seems to have a good handle on the material.  They limited the scope of the project to something doable and presented their findings well.
 
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Good project choice and evaluation of results.  Hope you can continue 
working on this project to build a workable code.
 
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The team attempted a very difficult problem in computational fluid
dynamics (CFD) and learned that developing CFD software is no small
undertaking.  The primary flaw in the report is the absence of any
computational results (even those which obviously differ from 
"reality").
 
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This was an interesting idea for a project.  Even when you are describing a model, it is better to describe the limitations of the model instead of focusing on the model not being reality.  Even realistic models have some idealizations.
 
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 A Judge said
 
The physics of the problem are difficult - good job working through them.
Need to evaluate which variables are dominant and why - and include in report.
Need to proof read.

 
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Nice use of a 3-d problem and using finite difference.  You even
point out the problems that occur on the boundary.
 
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includes references..some more work is needed

 
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 A Judge said
 
An ambitious modeling problem on which the team made some
progress.  Including the energy equation is quite important;
also what about cooling effects affecting viscosity?
Hopefully the team will be able to continuing working
on this problem.
 
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You did well.  The flow of either lava or ash is quite complex.  It is 
necessary us use viscosity that is dempendent on temperature for magna.  
You learned that.  You learned some basic things about numerical 
hydrodynamics as well.  I'm sure these experiences will be of value
to each of you in the future.

Congratulations to your teachers and advisors as well.
 
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This team developed a good working model.
Code was included and understandable.
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Report describes a good design for a project, but no results shown.
Were you able to get it to run?  Did you run out of time?
 
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Students realized need to limit number of variables of problem.
 
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An interesting project. Potential for future expansion.
 
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though your conclusions represent nothing startling, the methodology and pragmatism with which you approach this make me want to hear more
 
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This was a good idea but a very difficult project to try and complete in the allotted amount of time. Good discussion of the supercomputing applications.
 
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Initially, I had this as a maybe but went back and re-read the report.  I think that the project would be improved by increasing the complexity.

 
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Interesting problem and hope you will be able to continue to work on
this project to produce the results needed.
 
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 A Judge said
 
The report describes a cellular automata approach to ecosystem
simulation, but presents no results.  No mention is made of 
parallelization.
 
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 A Judge said
 
This was a really interesting idea.  When the species are allowed to move, it would be interesting to watch the different species as a function of time in an animation.
 
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Good project.
It allows for a simple model that can be easily expanded with a multitude of parameters.

 
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 A Judge said
 
It would be instructive if you explained your functions more clearly.

Is there some mathematical model you used?  How does a life
force spread to other areas?  Does it go to one more square?
 
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This is an intriguing effort where you went well outside of reality and 
created yourself a computer universe (albeit with real limitations).  
Shades of dungeons and dragons!!  Most interesting.
Given the time limits, you probably could not have done much more.
Very creative!  And it was an iteresting C++ effort.  

However, as is true with a majority of the projects chosen, much of what 
you have done doesn't need a supercomputer.
 
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This was a good idea.
However, there was insufficient explanation of the algorithm
Code was written and sort of documented.
No results given.
 
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Interesting idea.
No results.
 
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