NMC Presents Award at Supercomputing Challenge

NMC Presents Award at Supercomputing Challenge

NMC Presents Award at Supercomputing Challenge. Shannan Schnedler, the New Mexico Consortium Chief Communication Officer, was proud to present the Innovation and Creativity Award at the 29th Annual Supercomputing Challenge April 30, 2019 held at the Smith Brasher Auditorium on the Central New Mexico Community College campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge is an annual STEM competition designed to encourage local students, from elementary school through high school, to have an interest in STEM fields. Since 1990, the Challenge has attracted over 10,000 students from around New Mexico and produced some impressive results.

The Supercomputing Challenge is a program encompassing the school year in which teams of students complete science projects using high-performance supercomputers. Each team of up to five students and a sponsoring teacher defines and works on a single computational project of its own choosing. Throughout the program, help and support are given to the teams by their project advisers and the Supercomputing Challenge organizers and sponsors.

Shannan presented the Innovation and Creativity Award to Melrose High students Riley Priest and Hunter Halloway for their project titled: Human Intelligence Vs. Machine Logic. The NMC is very proud of these kids and all their hard work on this year long project.

The NMC is a proud sponsor of this program, and is a Platinum Partner giving $30,000 to support the 2018-19 Supercomputing Challenge, an exciting program that offers a truly unique experience to students in our state.

To learn more about this unique opportunity open to all interested New Mexico students, see the Supercomputing Challenge website. The NMC was proud to present this award. Good job to all the Supercomputing Challenge participants!

Photo caption: Innovation and Creativity Award presented by NMC’s Shannan Schnedler. Pictured next to Shannan are Sponsor Alan Daugherty, and Team Member Riley Priest. Not pictured: team member Hunter Holloway.