Awards Day is Coming!
Plan to attend Awards Day on Wednesday, April 28th at Los Alamos National
Laboratory. A schedule and a checklist to help you prepare for the day
Awards Day Activities Include:
- Tours of supercomputer center--see the computers you have worked on
- Demonstrations of the latest in hardware and software technology
- Demonstrations of scientific computing projects--simulations and graphics
- Talking with scientists
- Meeting other students and teachers
- Poster displays of Challenge projects
- Awards Ceremony
Fill out the registration form and submit it by
APRIL 7. The form may also be faxed to: (505) 667-5304, Challenge Awards
Day Registration, Attn: David Kratzer.
Each person who attends Awards Day activities must be pre-registered so
paperwork required by the Department of Energy can be completed.
We also need an accurate count of those attending so that we can organize
the program and order the food.
Teachers are responsible for supervision of the students.
Registration will take place upstairs in the J. Robert Oppenhiemer
Study Center (207) at Los Alamos National Laboratory's TA-3 site, see the
You must arrive by 1:00pm to go on the Tuesday tours and there will be
talks and demonstrations from 8:00 until 9:30am on Wednesday morning.
The Awards Ceremony is from 10:00 to noon in the Administration Building
Auditorium. Tours will be repeated on Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 to
4:30pm. Registration will open at 12:30pm on Tuesday and 7:30am Wednesday
Everyone must bring a picture ID because you will have to present it to
take the tours. A driver's license is adequate. If you do not have a
driver's license, you can have a picture ID made at the Department of Motor
Vehicles. If we have your picture from Glorieta, that will do, but bring
a picture ID just in case.
There can be NO last-minute substitutions; only those students and teachers
whose names have been sent in may attend the Laboratory tours that go
inside the security area.
Only US citizens will be allowed on the tours inside the security area,
but foreign nationals may participate in the parts of the tours that are
outside of the security area.
Teams wanting to go on the tours together MUST go through the registration
line together. Tours will take place from 1:00 to 5:00 on both Tuesday and
Wednesday (select just one day) and from 8:00 to 9:30 on Wednesday.
The following articles are PROHIBITED inside the security area:
- Firearms, other dangerous or deadly weapons, explosives, incendiary &
explosive devices. (This include pocket knives with blades longer that
2.5 inches.) So leave your big knives, leather-mans, and such at
home or in the car/bus.
- Privately owned recording equipment (audio, video, optical, or data).
So leave your cameras in the car/bus.
- Privately owned electronic equipment with a data exchange part capable
of being connected to automated information systems equipment.
- Privately owned cellular telephones.
- Privately owned radio frequency transmitting equipment.
- Privately owned computers and associated media.
- Controlled substances including illegal drugs and associated
paraphernalia (less prescription medicine).
- Other items prohibited by law.
The Awards Ceremony will be held 10:00 - noon on April 28 at the
Administration Building Auditorium.
In addition to the winning team and individual scholarship awards, all
teams who submit a team project report in Category A or Category B will
receive a certificate and a memento of the 9th Annual Supercomputing
Finalists will receive special certificates and awards. Other awards will
be given, including prizes and special recognition for winners in the
Poster Competitions as well as door prizes for students and teachers.
Remember! Noon on April 7 is the deadline for submitting both the final
team project reports and the individual leadership applications! Please
send a printed copy (not faxed) to:
New Mexico Technet
5921 Jefferson, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Attn: Supercomputing Challenge (Final Report)
Attn: Supercomputing Challenge (Scholarship)
NOTE: By submitting a written final report, the team is automatically
invited to Awards Day.
Please invite your Project Advisor to attend Awards Day with your team. If
your Project Advisor plans to attend, please be sure to let us know by
including his/her name on the registration form. Also, be sure to tell
your Project Advisor that a photo ID is required for the tours.
Remember Your Poster
Bring a technical poster display of your team project and a graphical
poster with slogan (celebrating the Challenge program) to Awards Day
and turn them in
at registration. Posters will be displayed, and students and teachers will
get to vote on the best graphical display and the best technical display.
Please limit your displays to a single sheet of poster board (no larger than
22 x 30 inches). Your team number must be clearly displayed.
What to Wear
You will be doing a lot of walking during the orientation, so wear
comfortable shoes. Bring a jacket or sweater because Los Alamos weather
can unexpectedly turn cold and rainy or snowy. Please dress nicely.
Lodging will be available in Los Alamos Tuesday night for those teams
coming from more than 150 miles. You must submit your registration forms
by April 7 if you want motel rooms. Lodging will be available only for
those who make prior arrangements. For information on room reservations or
availability after April 7, contact David Kratzer, 667-2864 (email address:
no later than April 23. The Challenge will pay for room (one night at hotel
and breakfast included); any other lodging charges
will be your responsibility. Note that you will possibly share a
room with people from other teams (students will be placed four to a room
and teachers two to a room). Students and teachers will be housed at either
the Hilltop House Hotel, 662-2441, or the Los Alamos Inn, 662-7211. Finalists
arriving earlier that Tuesday will be housed at the Hilltop House Hotel, 662-2441.