Climate Change


Competitions and Contests

Complex Systems

Computational Thinking

Computer Languages

  • Learn about different, useful programming languages at Learn to Code. It has a useful chart at the bottom to help you decide what language will help you the most, depending on your goals.
  • Different Paradigms of Programming Languages.

Computer Science

Critical Thinking

  • The Ultimate Cheatsheet for Critical Thinking
    Want to exercise critical thinking skills? Ask these questions whenever you discover or discuss new information. These are broad and versatile questions that have limitless appliations!

Data Science

Email, Hoaxes and Netiquette

Environmental Modeling

  • National Atlas includes electronic maps and services that are delivered online.
  • Global Climate Modeling-Learn to use EdGCM Global Climate Modeling program and apply it to your own simulation of climate change.
  • New Mexico Natural Resources Conservation Service-Information about conservation data.
  • Soil Surveys-The United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service is the federal agency that conducts and publishes soil surveys in the United States.
  • Read several articles about Water Conservation, Water to Snowflakes, the Water Cycle, Water Conducitivity, the Properties of Water, a Water Crisis, Water Facts and Erosion.


Equity Resources



  • HP grants for computer hardware

Kickoff Conference Class Material

  • See the Kickoff link for each specific year.

High Performance Computing

Math modeling



Over the past several years, students have found greater success when they ask adults to consult instead of mentor. The term mentor implies a large and long time commitment. The term consultant suggests that the assistance is required only when teams solicit it. To busy professionals, a time commitment with well-defined limits may be appealing and offer a welcome opportunity for professional community service.

For Teams

For Mentors





Quantum Computing


Science Resources


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Summer Programs

Supercomputing Resources

  • The AiS Computational Science Textbook
  • The Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies--This is a collection of bibliographies of scientific literature in computer science from various sources, covering most aspects of computer science.
  • ChemViz -links to lesson plans with the power of the SGI/Cray Power Challenge supercomputing with the graphics and ease of use capabilities of the personal computer enabling students to use computational chemistry as a technique to better various abstract concepts, such as ionization energy, chemical bonding, periodic properties, and atomic and molecular orbitals.
  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center provides information about their projects, including educational efforts.
  • Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing Home page offers a variety of information, including educational programs appropriate for elementary and secondary level science education.

Team Work

Technical Assistance

  • Challenge Technical Guide - Includes information and tutorials on the following topics: supercomputing, project design, telnet, Unix, Pico, C++, Java, Graphics, e-mail, ftp, HTML, Perl, and MPI

Thinking Parallel

Weather Resources

Writing Reports