Students can get credit for participating in the Supercomputing Challenge. This is for grades 7-12.
Supercomputing Challenge - New Mexico Computer Science for All - a computational science course open to all high school students. This semester-long course uses computer modeling as an introduction to computer science and computational thinking while exposing students to the breadth of applicability of computer science to solving real-world problems. Computer programming exercises and activities in an agent-based modeling environment (NetLogo) lead up to building a computational science project that meets the criteria set by the Supercomputing Challenge. Students will become familiar with the iterative design, build, and test development cycle common to computer science and engineering, and learn computer science constructs, processes and tools while creating models of local phenomena as complex systems. Students will also learn mathematics for modeling, probability and statistics, and data analysis techniques.
Scientific Technology - Grades 10-12 - (Prerequisite: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics or Integrated Science I, II, & III) This phenomena based course focuses on applicable grade-level multidimensionality of the NM STEM Ready! Science Standards through the use of emergent technologies to give students project based experience exploring scientific theories and processes and engineering design. Utilizing microscopy, robotics, supercomputing, 3D modeling, or other techniques, students will create an independent research project to address real life problems. Students may present their projects at a science fair and/or compete in robotics, supercomputing, or other competitions. NM STEM Ready! Science Standards: HS-PS1-3, HS-PS1-8, HS-PS2-1, HS-PS2-2, HS-PS2-3, HS-PS2-4, HS-PS3-1, HS-PS3-2, HS-PS3-3, HS-PS4-1, HS-LS1-5, HS-LS2-1, HS-LS2-2, HS-LS2-3, HS-LS2-4, HS-LS2-5, HS-LS2-6, HS-LS2-7, HS-LS2-8, HS-LS4-6, HS-SS-1 NM, HS-SS-2 NM, HS-ETS1-1, HS-ETS1-2, HS-ETS1-3, HS-ETS1-4