The 30th annual Supercomputing Challenge in New Mexico has moved student final presentations to a remote, virtual platform.
This will allow the students to be honored for their work over the past year and give them an opportunity to practice remote collaboration, organizers said in a news release.
The program is open to elementary, middle and high schools students, challenging them to design a computational science project and work on it all year.
The first-round New Mexico finalists are Team 16, from Eldorado High; Team 17, from Grady High; Team 20, from Los Alamos High; Team 59, from the New Mexico School for the Arts; Team 66, from Socorro High; and Team 1003, from Los Alamos High.
Participating students are using telecommuting tools to prepare them for:
• Colleges and universities where online learning is becoming more common.
• Future jobs in which professionals have teams of researchers across the globe working on the same project.
Videoconferencing software will be used by the teams and judges across the state.
Individual team meetings are scheduled for April 27, and an online awards ceremony for April 28.
For more information and to view all the current and final proposals, visit supercomputingchallenge.org/19-20/.
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