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Title: Get high school students hooked on science with a challenge

Skilled scientists and engineers along with a public that understands science and technology are vital in today's technically competitive world. The United States must encourage its students to study and excel in scientific academic subjects and consider science and engineering as a possible career. An academic program that progresses from a state-wide to a national competition is a way of developing science and computing knowledge among high school students and teachers, as well as instilling enthusiasm for science. This paper describes the New Mexico High School Supercomputing Challenge, a nonselective academic-year long program that was initiated in 1990. Teams of high school students from throughout New Mexico do a team computational science project using high-performance computers.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5900490
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-92-224; CONF-920386--1
ON: DE92007432
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: SIGCSE technical symposium, Kansas City, MO (United States), 5-6 Mar 1992
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; EDUCATION; REGIONAL COOPERATION; OCCUPATIONS; INFORMATION DISSEMINATION; NEW MEXICO; SCIENTIFIC PERSONNEL; SUPERCOMPUTERS; TRAINING; COMPUTERS; COOPERATION; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; DIGITAL COMPUTERS; FEDERAL REGION VI; NORTH AMERICA; PERSONNEL; PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL; USA 990000* -- General & Miscellaneous