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Welcome to the 18th Annual Awards Ceremony April 22, 2008. And we are proud of you all!. You took the Challenge and completed the marathon!. Master of Ceremonies. Shaun Cooper, Supercomputing Challenge Board of Directors and Interim CIO at NMSU. Presentation of the Finalists

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And we are proud of you all!

You took the Challenge

and completed the marathon!

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Master of Ceremonies

Shaun Cooper, Supercomputing ChallengeBoard of Directors and Interim CIO at NMSU

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Presentation of the Finalists

David Kratzer, Consult

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The Finalists

Team 2 Albuquerque Academy

Team 3 Albuquerque Academy

Team 6 Albuquerque Academy

Team 7 Albuquerque Academy

Team 49 La Cueva/St. Pius

Team 61 Los Alamos Mid

Team 56 Los Alamos High

Team 82 Sandia Prep

Team 83 Sandia Prep

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Welcome to Los Alamos National Laboratory

Dr. Terry Wallace

The Principal Associate Director ofScience, Technology, and Engineering

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First Year Challenge Teachers

Jose Quiroz, Artesia

Maureen Psalia-Dombrowski, Los Alamos

LeAnne Salazar-Montoya, LA

Andrea Spence, Los Alamos

Zeynep Unal, Los Alamos

Presented by Celia Einhorn, Consult

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Los Alamos National Laboratory Environmental Modeling Award

Winners: Team 16, Barranca Mesa Elementary, Global Warning: It's Not Cool

Team Members: George Barnum, Eric Begnaund, Mohit Dubey, Ben Liu, Mengzhe Zhao

Teacher: Andrea Spence

Project Mentor: Dr. Michael L. Begnaud

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Society of Technical Communication

Best Written Report

Presented by Kathy Pallis and Sue King

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Society of Technical Communication

Winners: Team 82, Sandia Prep

Project: “Comparing Numerical Integration Methods”

Team Members: Alex Clement, Amy Clement, Greg Fenchel, Jeff Fenchel, Jayson Lynch

Teacher: Neil McBeth

Mentor: Mark Smith

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Best HTML Final Report

Presented by Michael Friestad,

New Mexico Internet Professionals Association

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Best HTML Final Report

Winner: Team 15, Aspen Elementary, Project: Cryptography Study

Team Members: Dhaivet Pandya, Colin Redman and Matthew Ticknor

  • Teacher: Zeynep Unal
  • Project Mentor: Elizabeth Cooper
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Recognition of Judges

Mike Trahan and Eleanor Walther,Sandia National Laboratories,Principal Members of the Technical Staff, Emergent Threats

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Community Focus Award

Presented by Nick Bennett

Grass Roots Consulting

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Community Focus Award

Winners: Team 90, Socorro High

Project: “The Unbeatable Speed Limit”

Team Members: Omar Soliman, Alan Benalil, Mariah Deters, Carly Nowicki,

Teacher: Bala Settu

Project Mentor: LD Landis

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Best Use of StarLogo Award

Presented by Irene Lee,

Santa Fe Institute

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Best Use of StarLogo Award

Winner: Team 59, Los Alamos Middle School

Project “River Otters and their Effect on the Riverine Ecosystems”

Team Members: Thomas Henderson, Johnny Jacobs, Steven McCrory, Jack Mockler, Simon Redman, and Marie-Luise Schmidt

Teacher: LeAnn Salazar

Project Mentor: Rueben Guadiana

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Best Challenge Process

Presented by Eleanor Walther, Sandia National Labs

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Best Challenge Process

Winner: Team 42, Freedom High

Project: “Cosmic Shooting Gallery”

Team Members: Tanner Wood, Ryan Mayfield, Matt Royo

Teacher: Joseph Vertrees

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Science is Fun!

Presented by Tom Laub, Sandia National Labs

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Science is Fun!

Winner: Team 83, Sandia Prep

Project: “Modeling the Hydrogen Atom”

Team Members: Alessandra Anderson, Kaitlyn Hughes

Teacher: Neil McBeth

Mentor: Robert Anderson

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Students’ Choice Awardfor Favorite Project

Presented by Tony Giancola, representing NMITSA

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Students’ Choice Award

Winners: Team 59, Los Alamos Middle

Project: “River Otters and Their Effect on Riverine Ecosystems”

Team Members: Thomas Henderson, Johnny Jacobs, Steven McCrory, Jack Mockler, Simon Redman, Marie-Luise Schmidt

Teacher: LeAnn Salazar

Project Mentor: Rueben Guadiana

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Teachers’ Choice Awardfor Favorite Project

Presented by Chris Neubauer,Representative Udall's Office

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Teachers’ Choice Award

Winners: Team 68, Melrose High

Project: “Oryx Population at the White Sands Missile Range”

Team Members: Kyle Jacobs, Richard Rush, Randall Rush

Teacher: Alan Daugherty

Mentor: Rebecca Raulie

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Santa Fe New Mexican Award for Best Professional Presentation

Presented by Henry Lopez,from Santa Fe's locally owned, independent daily newspaper.

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Santa Fe New Mexican Award for Best Professional Presentation

Winners: Team 48, Jackson Middle School

Project:“Home Remedies vs Prescriptions”

Team Members: Matt Jannakos, Chris Winter, Nick Shortencarier

Teacher: Karen Glennon

Project Mentors: Dale Henderson, Betsy Frederick, Nick Bennett

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Cray High Performance Award

Presented by Mike Davis of Cray, Inc.

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Cray High Performance Award

Winner: Team 49, La Cueva and St. Pius,

Project: “An Analysis of Direct Simulation Monte Carlo”

Team Members: Erika DeBenedictis and Tony Huang

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CHECS Internet Research Award

Presented by Shaun Cooper,

NM CHECS

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CHECS Internet Research Award

Winners: Team 81, Rio Rancho Mid-High

Project: “Modeling the NASA Dawn Ion Propulsion Spacecraft”

Team Members: Destiny Tamboer, Ryan Cortez, Jerett Jones, Luis Maura, Alissandra Rogers

Teacher: Debra Loftin

Project Mentor: Nick Bennett

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CHECS Teamwork Award

Presented by Shaun Cooper, NM CHECS

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CHECS Teamwork Award

Winners: Team 59, Los Alamos Middle School

Project: “River Otters and Their Effect on Riverine Ecosystems”

Team Members: Thomas Henderson, Johnny Jacobs, Steven McCrory, Jack Mockler, Simon Redman, Marie-Luise Schmidt

Teacher: LeAnn Salazar

Project Mentor: Rueben Guadiana

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We would also like to welcome Representative Jimmie Hallfrom Albuquerque andVeronica Rodriquez fromSenator Domenici's office.

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Special Mentor Award

Successful teams say having the

correct mentor makes all the

difference in their project work.

Presented by Jackson Middle School

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Special Mentor Award

Winner: Nick Bennett,Grass Roots Consulting

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Technical Poster Award

Presented by Mike Topliff, NMTech(Last year's winner pictured.)

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Technical Poster Award

(Cover for the 2008-2009 Final Reports)

Winners: Team 61, Los Alamos Middle School

Project: “Turn Up the Heat, Energy Efficiency through Smart Wall Design”

Team Members: Rachel Robey, Jessie Bohn

Teacher: LeAnn Salazar

Mentor: Robert Robey

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Graphical Poster Award

(Supercomputing Challenge Logo for the 2008-2009)

Presented by Shaun Cooper, NMSU

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Graphical Poster Award

(Supercomputing Challenge Logo for the 2008-2009)

Winners: Team 85, Santa Fe Indian School

Project: “Scan of the Past II”

Team Member: Daniel Pedro

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Sandia National Laboratories’Creativity and Innovation Award

Presented by John Mitchiner,

Senior Manager for Computation Science, R & D

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Sandia National Laboratories’Creativity and Innovation Award

Winners: Team 85, Santa Fe Indian School

Project: “Scan of the Past II”

Team Members: Daniel Pedro

Teacher: Rhonda Ward-Martinez, Sally Phelps

Project Mentor: Stephen Guerin

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New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering

Presented by Eleanor Walther

Principal Member Technical Staff

Sandia National Laboratories

Emergent Threats

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New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering

Winners: Team 55, Los Alamos High

Project: “Polar Warming”

Team Members: Shelby Anderson, Emily TenCate

Teacher: Diane Medford

Project Mentor: Mark Anderson, James TenCate

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Computer Forensics and Encryption Award

Presented by iniCom Networks

Awarded by Maryjo Daniel,Math and Science Bureau, PED

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Computer Forensics and Encryption Award

Winners: Team 15, Aspen Elementary,

Project: “Cryptography Studies: Caesar Cipher”

Team Members: Dhaivat Pandya, Colin Redman, Matthew Ticknor

Teacher: Zeynep Unal

Project Mentor: Elizabeth Cooper

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Sponsor Recognition

Shaun Cooper, NMSU and Supercomputing Challenge Board of Directors.

Let's hear it for all our SPONSORS

listed on our webpage!!!

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Senator Jeff Bingaman's Middle School Award

Presented by Bob Robey,

Consult

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Senator Jeff Bingaman's Middle School Award

Winner: Projects GUTS Team:

Alexis, Betsy, Caroline, Celia, Dale, Greg, Irene, Janet, Josh, Lisa, Maureen, Nick, Paige, and Talaya

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Governor’s Award

Presented by Shaun Cooper

Board of Directors

Supercomputing Challenge

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Governor’s Award

Winner:

Bob Robey, LANL, tireless champion for the Challenge!

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Scholarship Winners

Presented by Willard Smith, Tennessee State University and NASA, but first...

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Scholarship Winners

Let's honor Willard. Here are some words from Betsy Frederick, Consult.

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Computer, Computational, and Statistical Sciences Division Los Alamos National Laboratory

Presented by Willard Smith

Thanks, thanks, and more thanks!

For the generous funding of Challenge scholarships

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Scholarship Winners

Intel Corporation Scholarship

Presented by John G Miner,

High Performance Computing

Analyst

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Hot Off the Press:

NM CAC Award by Intel

Three Research Projects

UNM, NM Tech, NMSU

One faculty member, one graduate student and one Challenge student

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Scholarship Winners

Jessica MacKinnon, NMSU

Danielle Charley, NAU

Tracey Franklin, Dartmouth or Rice

Miquela Trujillo, NMSU

Sarah Garduno, NMSU

Jayson Lynch, MIT or CalTech

Punit Shah, UPenn or MIT

Brandon Oselio, ASU or NMSU

Daniel Pedro, UNM;

Phillip de la Rosa, ENMU

Alex Sifuentes, ENUM

Vlado Ovtcharov, UNM

Alan Benalil, NMT

Omar Soliman, NMT

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

Willard Smith, the envelopes please.

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Third Place

  • Team 2: Albuquerque AcademyProject: “Nanoscale Self-Assembly”Team Members: Michael Wang, Ari Shaw-Faber Teacher: Jim MimsProject Mentor: Yifeng Wang, Ph.D
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Second Place

  • Team 61: Los Alamos Middle SchoolProject: “Turn Up the Heat, Energy Efficiency through Smart Wall Design”Team Members: Rachel Robey, Jessie BohnTeacher: LeAnn SalazarProject Mentor: Robert Robey
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First Place

  • Team 49: La Cueva/Saint Pius XProject: “An Analysis of Direct Simulation Monte Carlo And Its Application to Simulating Supersonic Shockwaves”Team Members: Tony Huang, Erika DeBenedictis, Project Mentor: Dr. Erik DeBenedictis, Dr. Dan H. Huang, Dr. MichailGallis
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First Place Winners

Project Overview

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New Mexico’s Best breakfast burritos will be served in the kitchen behind the auditorium after the awards ceremony.

Choose from: Bacon Green Cheese

Bacon Red Cheese

Red or Green Veggie

No chile burritos

with chips, cookies, fruit and drinks.