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4:12 pm
Mon September 21, 2009

Student Computing Competition Looks For Teams

Las Cruces – A statewide competition designed to attract New Mexico students interested in computer science is looking for local teams to participate.

The Supercomputing Challenge has opened its registration for teams of middle and high school students interested in addressing real-world problems with computer technology. Over the course of the school year "Challenge" participants learn how to solve real world problems with the help of scientific mentors and team sponsors. Teams compete for awards, prizes and scholarships.

Past projects from local schools like Onate and Las Cruces High have included diverse topics ..everything from Genetic Relationships of Endangered Species to Monsoon Rains in the Southwestern U.S.

Over 20 years, the Supercomputing Challenge has engaged 7800 New Mexico students .and the Challenge says .some of those students have become research scientists at Los Alamos, Sandia, and Lawrence Livermore National Labs.

Major funding for the Challenge comes from the National Laboratories and the State of New Mexico .as well as individual and business donors.

Teams can learn more and register at . http:challenge.nm.org