NMC Shares 2020/2021 Supercomputing Challenge Results


NMC News:

The New Mexico Consortium extends congratulations to all the students who completed the 2020/2021 Supercomputing Challenge!

The Supercomputing Challenge is a program for middle and high school students to come up with a computational science project and work on it all year long.

This year’s Supercomputing Challenge, with the theme “Changing the World One Line of Code at a Time”, concluded April 27 with the 31st annual awards ceremony via a Zoom webinar.

This was an unforgettable year and the organizers of the Supercomputing Challenge are very proud of all the students who participated. They put a lot of effort into their projects and learned a great deal.

Top Winners:

First Place: Robert Strauss of Los Alamos High School for his project titled, Neuromorphic Computing: Simulating the Brain’s Visual Cortex.

Second Place: Rowan Jansens, Madelyn Kingston and Brandon Morrison of the New Mexico School for the Arts for their project titled, SIN (language) Visualizing Acoustics During CoVID-19 with Spatial Signal Processing.

Third Place: Eliana Juarez, Sofia Juarez, and Graciela Rodriguez of V. Sue Cleveland High School for their project titled, Forecasting Dangerous Levels of Ground Ozone.

In this year’s Supercomputing Challenge, 33 schools from all over New Mexico competed. See a map of all competing schools at https://supercomputingchallenge.org/20-21/map.php. This year’s participation was a total of 193 people, which included 155 students and 38 teachers.

The New Mexico Consortium said it is proud to be one of the sponsors of the Supercomputing Challenge and is impressed with all participants for taking part in this incredible learning experience.