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Welcome to the 19th Annual Awards Ceremony April 21, 2009. And we are proud of you all!. You Took the Challenge!. Master of Ceremonies. Dr. Shaun Cooper, Supercomputing Challenge Board of Directors and CIO at NMSU.

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Welcome to the

19th Annual Awards Ceremony

April 21, 2009

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And we are proud of you all!

You Took the Challenge!

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Master of Ceremonies

Dr. Shaun Cooper, Supercomputing Challenge Board of Directors and CIO at NMSU

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A Welcome to the Mid school GUTS clubs

GUTS stands for Growing Up Thinking Scientifically

Project GUTS is...

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Presentation of the Finalists

David Kratzer, Consult

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The Finalists

Desert Academy Team 35

La Cueva Team 4

Los Alamos High Team 52

Los Alamos High Team 55

Los Alamos Mid Team 65

Manzano High Team 66

Melrose High Team 71

Sandia Prep Team 95

Silver High Team 98

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Los Alamos National Laboratory Environmental Modeling Award

Winners: “Where Oh Where Did The Jumping Mice Go?” Team 16, Aspen Elementary

Jacob Holesinger

Emma Martins

Talia Dreicer

Sponsor: Zeynep Unal

Mentors: Jared Dreicer

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Society of Technical Communication

Written Report presented by

Kathy Pallis and Sue King

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Society for Technical Communication

Winners: “A Novel Approach to Asteroid Identification Using Image Processing of Existing Data” Team 4, La Cueva High

Erika DeBenedictis

Chris Hong

Tony Huang

Mentor: Dr. Erik DeBenedictis

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Encryption Award

Presented by Dr. Lorie Liebrock, NMT,

NM CAC, Challenge Board Member

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Encryption Award

Winners: “The Implementation and Optimization of the RSA Encryption Method” Team 35, Desert Academy

Colton McDonald

C. Rose Morris-Wright

Avery Rowlison

Bjørn Swenson

Mentor: S. Thomas Christie

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Best Web Presentation of

Final Report

Presented by Michele Jacquez-Ortiz, Senator Udall\'s staff

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Best Web Presentation of Final Report

Winners: “Universally Accessible Distributed Computing on Public, Heterogeneous Networks, Applied to the Search for Mersenne Primes” Team 105, Monte del Sol Charter School & Capshaw Middle School

Max Bond

Harsha Dodda

Sponsor: Natalie Martino

Mentor: Nick Bennett

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Recognition of Judges

  • Mike Trahan, Sandia National Laboratories, Principal Member of the Technical Staff, Laser & Computational Initiatives.
  • Eleanor Walther, Sandia National Laboratories, Principal Member of the Technical Staff, Emergent Threats.
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Best Agent-Based Modeling Project

Presented by Irene Lee,

Project GUTS, Santa Fe Institute

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Best Agent-Based Modeling Project

Winners: “The Control and Spread of Wildfires” Team 71, Melrose High

Kyle Jacobs

Angel Lucero

Richard Rush

Ramon Arenivar

Sponsors: Alan Daugherty

Rebecca Raulie

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Community Focus Award

Presented by Nick Bennett,

Grass Roots Consulting

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Community Focus Award

Winners: “Get on the Bus --- Simple or Not?” Team 45, Los Alamos High School

Issac Koh

Sponsor: Aik-Siong Koh

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Crowd Favorite

Presented by Francisco Vigil, graduating senior from McCurdy High, and Deb Loftin, Teacher Member of the Board

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Crowd Favorite

Winners: “Hawk EyE” Team 76, Melrose High

Brandon Mitchell

Brian Hemminger

Quinton Flores

Victoria Northrup

Sponsors: Alan Daugherty

Rebecca Raulie

Mentor: Brent Mitchell

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Albuquerque Journal Award for Best Professional Presentation

Presented by Raam Wong

Albuquerque Journal

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Journal Award for Best Professional Presentation

Winner: “Astrophysical N-Body Simulations of Star Clusters” Team 61, Los Alamos Middle School

Sam Baty

Peter Armijo

Sponsor: Robert Dryja

Mentors: Christopher Fryer

Stephen Diehl

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Senator Jeff Bingaman\'s Middle School Award

Presented by Julia Maccini,

Senator Bingaman\'s Office

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Senator Jeff Bingaman\'s Middle School Award

Winner: “Rocky Planet Formation as the Universe Ages” Team 18, Aspen Elementary

Devon Conradson

Sponsor: Zeynep Unal

Mentor: Steven Conradson

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Cray High Performance Award

Presented by Mike Davis and

Victor Kuhns of Cray, Inc.

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Cray High Performance Award

Winners: “A Novel Approach to Asteroid Identification Using Image Processing of Existing Data” Team 4, La Cueva High

Erika DeBenedictis

Chris Hong

Tony Huang

Mentor: Dr. Erik DeBenedictis

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CHECS Research Award

Presented by Dr. Shaun Cooper,

NM CHECS

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CHECS Research Award

Winners: “Elliptic Curve Computations”Team 66, Manzano High School

Kristin Cordwell

Chen Zhao

Sponsor: Stephen Schum

Mentor: William Cordwell

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CHECS Teamwork Award

Presented by Dr. Shaun Cooper,

NM CHECS

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CHECS Teamwork Award

Winners: “Interplanetary Travel in a Closed Ecosystem” Team 15, Aspen Elementary

Colin Redman

Matthew Ticknor

Michael Englert-Erickson

Dhaivat Pandya

Sponsor: Zeynep Unal

Mentors: Elizabeth Cooper

Jim Redman

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Best Computational Science Award

Presented by Mike Trahan,

Sandia National Labs

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Best Computational Science Award

Winners: “A Novel Approach to Asteroid Identification Using Image Processing of Existing Data” Team 4, La Cueva High

Erika DeBenedictis

Chris Hong

Tony Huang

Mentor: Dr. Erik DeBenedictis

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Teacher Appreciation Award

Presented by Randall Rush

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Teacher Appreciation

Winners: Alan Daugherty and Beckey Raulie, Melrose High

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Technical Poster Award

Presented by Mike Trahan,

Sandia National Labs

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Technical Poster Award

Winners: “Programming Agents to Locate Items in Buildings” Team 75, Melrose High School

Randall Rush

Kaleb Broome

Sponsors: Alan Daugherty

Rebecca Raulie

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Graphical Poster Award

Supercomputing Challenge Logo for the 2009-2010

Presented by

Dr. Shaun Cooper, NMSU

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Graphical Poster Award

Winners: “Modeling the Sun-Earth-Moon System” Team 98, Silver High School

Powell Brown

Ted Benakis

John McCauley

Sponsor: Peggy Larisch

Mentors: Berry Estes

Reid Wistort

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Sandia National Laboratories’Creativity and Innovation Award

Presented by Dr. Tom Laub,

Sandia National Labs

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Sandia National Laboratories’Creativity and Innovation Award

Winners: “Machine Vision and Alternative Game Control” Team 106, Monte del Sol Charter School

Tenzin Lekden Lungtok

Cole Tuffli

Sponsor: Natalie Martino

Mentors: Stephen Guerin

John Paul Gonzales

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New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering

Presented by Dr. Eleanor Walther,

Sandia National Labs

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New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering

Winners: Kristin Cordwell, Manzano High, "Elliptic Curve Computations"

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Dr. Berry Estes Memorial Award

Presented by Teri Roberts, LANL

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Dr. Berry Estes Memorial Award

Winners: “Modeling the Sun-Earth-Moon System” Team 98, Silver High

Powell Brown

Ted Benakis

John McCauley

Sponsor: Peggy Larisch

Mentors: Reid Wistort

Berry Estes

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Challenge Teacher Sponsors

Presented by the

Challenge Girls

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Best Use of Multiple Languages Award

Presented by John Paul Gonzales, Project GUTS

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Best Use of Multiple Languages Award

Winners: “Magnetosphere Particle Interaction” Team 68, McCurdy High

Brandon Ramirez

Dennis Trujillo

Francisco Vigil

Sponsors: John Paul Lorenzen

Irina Cislaru

Mentors: Michelle Thomsen

Robert Robey

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Passion for Science Award

Presented by Dr. Eleanor Walther,

Sandia National Labs

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Passion for Science Award

Winner: “Fractal Illuminations” Team 41, Freedom High

Amy Ronan

David Montoya

Shelby Parker

Donny Kruse

Holly Campbell

Sponsor/Mentor: Joe Vertrees

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Judges Special Awardfor Biotech

Presented by

Dr. Cleve Moler, MatLab

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Judges Special Awardfor Biotech

Winner: “Vibrational Spectroscopy and Normal Mode Analysis Applied to Human Prion Protein E200K”

Team 95, Sandia Preparatory School

Jeff Fenchel

Christopher Parzyck

Evan Hughes

Sponsor: Neil McBeth

Mentor: Mark Fleharty

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Sponsor Recognition

Let\'s hear it for all our sponsorslisted on our web page!

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Congratulations from Wolfram

Research

Look for a special offer of the student license of Mathematica

in your email.

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Governor’s Award

Presented by Bob Robey, past recipient of the Governor\'s Award

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Governor’s Award

Winner: Tom Laub, Sandia National Labs

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Scholarship Winners

Presented by Willard Smith, Retired from Tennessee State

University and NASA

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Division of Computer, Computational, and Statistical Sciences DivisionLos Alamos National Laboratory

Thanks, thanks, and more thanks!

For the generous funding of

Challenge scholarships

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And now, the moment we have all been waiting for….

Bill Blackler, the envelopes please.

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Third Place

“Energy Efficiency through Smart Wall Design”

Team 65, Los Alamos Middle School

Rachel Robey

Gabe Montoya

Sponsor: Bob Dryja

Mentors: Bob Robey

Derrick Montoya

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Second Place

“Elliptic Curve Computations”

Team 66, Manzano High School

Kristin Cordwell

Chen Zhao

Sponsor: Stephen Schum

Mentor: William Cordwell

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First Place

“A Novel Approach to Asteroid Identification Using Image Processing of Existing Data”

Team 4, La Cueva High School

Erika DeBenedictis

Chris Hong

Tony Huang

Mentor: Dr. Erik DeBenedictis

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Delicious burritos will be served in the kitchen behind the auditorium after the awards ceremony.

Your choice of Bacon/Green, Ham/Red, Sausage/Red or

Veggie/Green

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