- Building a Supercomputer
Learn to build your own supercomputer cluster with Raspberry Pi boards
and free software.
Teri Roberts, Retired LANL
This session will be a discussion on Cybersecurity combined with videos and
engaging cyber activities.
Christie Mikijanic, New Mexico Tech grad student
- Data Visualization with Python matplot
Matplotlib is a 2-D plotting library that helps in visualizing figures.
So, matplotlib in Python is free and easy library for data visualization.
Amy Knowles, New Mexico Tech<
- High Performance Computing
This session will cover the differences between personal/workstation computing
and high-performance computing. The focus will be on programming for large scale
and parallelism. It will also touch on the user environment on HPC systems, and
what kinds of tools are available. (note, there is a dedicated $1000 prize for
a project in this category, given during the Expo!)
Mike Davis, Cray, a Hewlett
Packard Enterprise company
- Introduction to the Command Line: Talking Directly to your Computer!
You may have seen hackers in movies using the command line, but anyone can
learn it! We’ll demystify this tool by learning about the history of computing
and how to use it to run experiments or learn more about your computer. These
skills are used widely in CS university programs and careers.
Challenge Alum, Software Engineer
- Introduction to Github
Github is a very powerful tool being used throughout the world of computer
science to manage projects. You will learn the basics of using Git and set
up your own repository to store and share your project, good for team project
Please create a Github account prior to this session. Github will be sending
out emails to invite students to create Github accounts and link them to our
new Supercomputing Challenge Github. (There will be prizes for teams that
effectively use Github for their projects, given during the Expo.)
Challenge Alum, Musician, Scientist, Teacher Sponsor
- Introduction to Machine Learning
An introduction to machine learning and neural networks.
Zack Kinsman, College Student
- Making apps for Android phones
For our workshop, we will be creating an app to play charades.
We will use a free website created by MIT to develop our very own App!
When we are finished you will have a fun family and student friendly
game to play! Participants will access ai2.appinventor.mit.edu
during the workshop.
Jennifer Cordova, Middle School Teacher and Consultant
- NetLogo Behavior Space
Learn to run experiments in NetLogo quickly and export
the data as a spreadsheet, then use the spreadsheet to further your data analysis.
Harry Henderson, Teacher Sponsor
- Teacher Afternoon Tea
Come drink some virtual tea and discuss any Challenge topics
and Creighton will share his other competition info.
Teacher Sponsor and Celia Einhorn, Staff
This year we intend to have scientists meet virtually the students in their teams prior to the Kickoff.
The students should have submitted their proposals and reviewed the Computational
Science Process map.
The Meet the Scientist Proposal Review form will be filled out.
Volunteer scientists should look over the Meet the Scientist (MTS) Overview Document.
The purpose of the session is to make sure teams have chosen a problem that is suitable
for computational science, has measurable components so that a mathematical model can be
developed, and from that a computing solution can be written. The session is secondarily
about mentoring teams who have good proposals and are ready to get started on their projects.
Meet the Scientist is a key session for helping students get off to a good start on their projects.
For info about Proposals, see: Proposals.
It may be helpful to look at the proposal guidelines and the proposals that are already
up on the Challenge web page – Proposals. There is also
a link on the web page for questions to ask to direct the students:
Team Project Development. Additionally,
Areas of Science links to areas of science and may be
helpful for teams still looking for an idea. This guidelines link can be useful, too:
Challenge Proposal Guidelines.
You can see which teams have submitted proposal on the proposals page of the Challenge
web site, Proposals.
Here is the Agent Based Planning Document for
Middle School teams choosing to do an Agent Based model.
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