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16 th Annual Awards Day Ceremony April 25, 2006. And we are proud of you!. You Took the Challenge!. Shaun Cooper, Supercomputing Challenge Board of Directors , NMSU. Master of Ceremonies. Bill Blackler, President Larry Donahue, Vice President David Kratzer, Secretary

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16th Annual Awards Day Ceremony

April 25, 2006


And we are proud of you!

You Took the Challenge!


Shaun Cooper,

Supercomputing Challenge

Board of Directors , NMSU

Master of Ceremonies


Bill Blackler, President

Larry Donahue, Vice President

David Kratzer, Secretary

Joe Watts, Treasurer

Shaun Cooper

Celia Einhorn

Betsy Frederick

Marianne Granoff

Irene Lee

Willard Smith

Mike Topliff

Molly Tovar

Board of Directors


Welcome to the Los Alamos National Laboratory from Dr. Buck Thompson


Welcome our Special Guests


Gina Fisk, LANL

Betsy Frederick, Consult

Presentation of the Finalist Teams


Team 05 - Albuquerque Academy

Wesley Smalls

The Multi-Dimensional Encryption of Data

Sponsoring Teacher: Jim Mims

Project Mentor: Jim Mims

Finalist Team


Team 43 - Las Cruces High School

Julia Silva, Alan Hshieh and Daniel Parrott

Can You See the Hot Spots?

Sponsoring Teacher: Greg Marez

Project Mentor: Dr. Puneet Ghei

Finalist Team


Team 47 - Las Cruces High

Jonathan Lee Annua, Billy Downs,

Vincent Maestas and Andrei Klypin

Simulation of Planetary Formation by Particle Accretion

Sponsoring Teacher: Gregory Marez

Project Mentor: Gregory Marez

Finalist Team


Team 54 – Manzano High School

Kristin Cordwell and Chen Zhao

Finding Inverses in a Finite Project

Mentor: Dr. William Cordwell

Sponsoring Teacher: Stephen Schum

Project Mentor: Stephen Schum

Finalist Team


Team 73 - Onate High School

Brittany Atteberry, Mihyun Hong, Jane Kim,

Erica Swenson and Natalie Wells

Hydrogen Vehicles and Their Atmospheric Effect

Sponsoring Teachers: Josefina Dominguez and

Donald Downs

Challenge Mentor: Eleanor Walther

Finalist Team


Team 75 - Onate High School

Kyle Fitzpatrick, Brett Beckett,

Meghan Scott, Kevin Christeson

Expanding on the Pythagorean Theorem

Sponsoring Teachers: Donald Downs

and Josefina Dominguez

Finalist Team


Team 77 - Rio Rancho High

Christopher Morrison and Nicholas Kutac

Analytical Fire Modeling: Fire in its Environment

Sponsoring Teachers: Debbie Loftin and

Janet Penevolpe

Project Mentor: Nick Bennett

Finalist Team


Team 94 - Santa Fe Indian School

Eveli Abeyta

An Herbaceous Vegetation Study

Sponsoring Teachers: Kate Sallah, Sally Phelps

and Matt Pecos

Project Mentors: Irene Lee and Gabe Coysleon

Finalist Team


Team 97 - Shiprock High School

Martha Hughes, Polito Walters, Andrew Yazzie

The Invasive Russian Olive

Sponsoring Teachers: Mary Herrmann, Vernetta Noble

Project Mentors: Gary Hathorn and Irene Lee

Finalist Team


Team 126 - St. Pius X High School

Matthew Paiz, Ryan Loyd and Mark Wunsch

Dynamic Software Evolution

Sponsoring Teacher: Kerrie Sena

Project Mentor: James Carrie

Finalist Team


Forscholarships and sponsorship of the 2006 Challenge Summer Teacher Institute

Special Thanks to the Division of Computing and Computational Science, Los Alamos National Lab


Presented by David Janecky, LANL

Los Alamos National Laboratory Environmental Modeling Award


Team 94 - Santa Fe Indian School

Eveli Abeyta

Herbacious Vegetation Study

Los Alamos National Laboratory Environmental Modeling Award


Presented by Judy Prono

The Society of Technical CommunicationBest Written Report Award


Team 77 - Rio Rancho High School

Chris Morrison & Nicholas Kutac

Analytical Fire Modeling:

Fire in its environment

The Society of Technical CommunicationBest Written Report Award


Presented by Jon Hill

iniCom NetworksBest HTML Final Report


Team 06 - Albuquerque Academy

Karalyn Baca,

Franklin Orndorff-Plunket,

Punit Shah

Preventing Inbreeding

iniCom NetworksBest HTML Final Report


Presented by Peter Yanke

BX InternetMultimedia Award


Team 105 - Shiprock High School

Lache Yazzie

Dakota Dee

Jeralea Hillgartner

Red Tide

BX InternetMultimedia Award


Presented to Kate Sallah

nominated by Eveli Abeyta

of Santa Fe Indian School

SC Teacher Appreciation Award


Presented to Debbie Loftin

nominated by Nicholas Kutac

of Rio Rancho High

SC Teacher Appreciation Award


Presented to Neil McBeth

nominated by Garrett Lewis

of Sandia Preparatory School

SC Teacher Appreciation Award


Presented to Hanh Nguyen

nominated by Omar Solliman

of Socorro High School

SC Teacher Appreciation Award


David Bailey, Santa Fe School for the Arts

Randy Gaylord and Jim Orth, Artesia High School

Greg Marez, Las Cruces High School

Diane Medford, Los Alamos High School

Hahn Nguyen, Socorro High School

Marie Levy Ryan, Albuquerque High School

1st Year in the ChallengeTeachers Award


Mike Trahan, Sandia National Laboratories

Eleanor Walther, Sandia National Laboratories

Recognition of Judges


Presented by

Irene Lee, Santa Fe Institute &

Supercomputing Challenge Board

Best Use of StarLogo Award


Team 97 - Shiprock High School

Martha Hughes

Polito Walters

Andrew Yazzie

The Invasive Russian Olive

Best Use of StarLogo Award


Shaun Cooper, Presenter

Ben Lujan Leadership Award


Shaun Cooper, Presenter

Recipients: Irene Lee

Nick Bennett

Ben Lujan Leadership Award


Presented by Catherine Cross Maple,

Public Education Department

Teachers’ Choice


Team 97 - Shiprock High School

Martha Hughes

Polito Walters

Andrew Yazzie

The Invasive Russian Olive

Teachers’ Choice


Presented by Heather Lovato, NMITSA

Students’ Choice


Team 43 - Las Cruces High School

Alan Hshieh

Julia Silva

Daniel Parrott

Can You See the Hot Spots?

Students’ Choice


Presented by Phill Casaus, Albuquerque Tribune

Tribune Lighthouse Award Best Professional Presentation


Team 43 - Las Cruces High School

Alan Hshieh

Julia Silva

Daniel Parrott

Can You See the Hot Spots?

Tribune Lighthouse Award Best Professional Presentation


Presented by Helen Maestas,

Senator Bingaman's Office

Senator Jeff Bingaman's Middle School Award


Team 80 - Rio Rancho Mid-High School

Alex Baker

Gunther Wong

Modeling Air Flow over an Airfoil

Senator Jeff Bingaman's Middle School Award


Presented by Mike Davis, Cray Incorporated

High Performance Computing Award


Team 54 - Manzano High School

Kristin Cordwell

Chen Zhao

Finding Inverses in a Finite Field

High Performance Computing Award


Presented by Duane Elms, CHECS

CHECS Research Award


Team 70 - Navajo Preparatory School

Raquel Hill

Rochelle Vandever

The Travelling Virus

CHECS Research Award


Presented by Duane Elms, CHECS

CHECS Teamwork Award


Team 73 - Onate High School

Brittany Atteberry, Mihyun Hong, Jane Kim,

Erica Swenson, and Natalie Wells

Hydrogen Vehicles and their Atmospheric Effect

CHECS Teamwork Award


Presented by Eleanor Walther,

NMNWSE, Sandia National Labs

Women in Science and Engineering Best Project by a woman or a team of women


Team 101 - Shiprock High School

Josephine Begay, Rochelle Begay

Jerrin Nez, Karina Todechine, and

Tierra Todechine

Teacher Vernetta Noble

Unwanted

Women in Science and Engineering Best Project by a woman or a team of women


Presented by Shaun Cooper,

Supercomputing Challenge

Board of Directors , NMSU

Science is Fun Award


Team 57 - McCurdy High School

Sarah Armstrong, Joseph Kobe,

Vanessa Trujillo, Juan Antonio Vigil

Computer Modeling of an Asymmetric Capacitor

Science is Fun Award


Presented by Shaun Cooper

Technical Poster Award


Team 28 - Eldorado / Manzano High School

Stephanie McAllister

Vincent Moore

Statistical Analysis of Parallel Code

Technical Poster Award


Presented by Shaun Cooper

Graphical Poster Award


Team 06 - Albuquerque Academy

Karalyn Baca,

Franklin Orndorff-Plunket,

Punit Shah

Preventing Inbreeding

Graphical Poster Award


Presented by Arthur Ratzel and Michael Vahle of

Sandia National Laboratories

Creativity & Innovation Award


Team 75 - Onate High School

Kyle Fitzpatrick, Brett Beckett,

Meghan Scott, and Kevin Christeson

Expanding on the Pythagorean Theorem

Creativity & Innovation Award


You have met our sponsors who are with us this morning. Our other sponsors are on our webpage. Let’s have a good round of applause for all of our sponsors.

Supercomputing Challenge Sponsors


Presenter, David Kratzer, LANL, Consult

Governor's Award


Presenter, David Kratzer, LANL, Consult

Recipient: Dr. Richard Allen, Sandia, UNM

Governor's Award


Presented by Willard Smith,

Tennessee State University and NASA

Scholarship Winners


William Downs, Las Cruces

NMSU Engineering, $2500

Scholarship Winners


Kyle Kitzpatrick, Onate,

Intel Scholarship, $2500

Scholarship Winners


Michael Scott, Melrose

ENMU, $2000

Monte Mitzelfelt Memorial Scholarship, $1000

Scholarship Winners


Nicholas Kutac, Rio Rancho

LANL, $10,000

Scholarship Winners


Stephanie McAllister, Manzano,

LANL, $10,000

Scholarship Winners


Matthew Paiz, St. Pius X High School

LANL, $5000

Scholarship Winners


Ryan Loyd, St. Pius X High School

LANL, $5000

Scholarship Winners


Mark Wunsch, St. Pius X High School

LANL, $5000

Scholarship Winners


Raquel Hill, Navajo Prep

UNM, $2500

Scholarship Winners


Rochelle Vander, Navajo Prep

NMSU, $2500

Scholarship Winners


Jane Kim, Onate

LANL, $5000

Scholarship Winners


Samantha Stutz, Los Alamos,

LANL, $10,000 a year for 4 years

Scholarship Winners


Presented by Shaun Cooper

Honorable Mentions


Team 77 - Rio Rancho High

Christopher Morrison and Nicholas Kutac

Analytical Fire Modeling: Fire in its Environment

Sponsoring Teachers: Debbie Loftin and

Janet Penevolpe

Project Mentor: Nick Bennett

Honorable Mentions


Team 126 - St. Pius X High School

Ryan Loyd, Matthew Paiz, and Mark Wunsch

Dynamic Software Evolution

Mentor: James Carrie

Honorable Mentions


Team 75 - Onate High School

Kyle Fitzpatrick, Brett Beckett,

Meghan Scott, and Kevin Christeson

Expanding on the Pythagorean Theorem

Honorable Mentions


Regis Pecos, Chief of Staff

for the House Speaker, Presenter

Second Place Winners


Team 43 - Las Cruces High School

Julia Silva, Alan Hshieh and Daniel Parrott

Can You See the Hot Spots?

Sponsoring Teacher: Greg Marez

Project Mentor: Dr. Puneet Ghei

Second Place Winners


Bill Blackler, President of the Supercomputing Challenge Board of Directors, presenter

First Place Winners!


Team 54 – Manzano High School

Kristin Cordwell and Chen Zhao

Finding Inverses in a Finite Project

Mentor: Dr. William Cordwell

Sponsoring Teacher: Stephen Schum

Project Mentor: Stephen Schum

First Place Winners!


Integrating Computation into Anthropology

Judges’ Special Recognition Awards


Integrating Computation into Anthropology

Team 92 – Santa Fe Indian School

Daniel Pedro

Scan of the Past

Teacher: Kate Sallah

Project Mentor: Irene Lee

Judges’ Special Recognition Awards


The Extra Mile Award

Judges’ Special Recognition Awards


The Extra Mile Award

Team 59 – Melrose High School

Amanda Russell, Jessica Cano

Toby Turner, Lorenzo Lopez

Fruit Flies

Teachers: Alan Daugherty, Beckie Raulie

Judges’ Special Recognition Awards


Judges’ Special Service Award


Eleanor Walther

For her commitment to excellence in judging.

Judges’ Special Service Award


First Place Winner’s Project Overview


David KratzerClosing Remarks


Fresh Roast Chicken WrapProvolone, avocado, lettuce & tomato with basil mayo in a tomato-basil wrap Ham & Cheese SandwichLettuce, sliced tomato with mayonnaise and mustard on the side Club SandwichHam, bacon, lettuce, sliced tomato with mayonnaise and mustard on the side Veggie Cheese WrapMunster cheese, guacamole, sprouts & red bell peppers with basil mayo in a tomato-basil wrap

Box Lunches will be served in the kitchen behind the auditorium after the award ceremony


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