Steps to participate in the Supercomputing Challenge

  1. Read the Invitation to Participate in the Supercomputing Challenge.
    Teachers, print and post the Invitation Flyer or add your name and room number to Word version for students to contact you.
  2. Understand the A.U.P. — the Acceptable Use Policy.
  3. Register Online (between September 1st and September 30th)
  4. There is a $40 participation fee due for each student participating in the Supercomputing Challenge.
    1. Bring the registration fee to the Kickoff
    2. Send checks made out to the Supercomputing Challenge to:
      Supercomputing Challenge
      PO Box 91824
      Albuquerque, NM 87199
    3. Pay with a credit card, a debit card, PayPal with the PayPal Pay Now button:
      Enter the student's name:
    4. Or email a purchase order to or submit a purchase order to:
      Supercomputing Challenge
      PO Box 91824
      Albuquerque, NM 87199
  5. Students, fill out the Pre-Challenge Survey. It should take about ten minutes to complete.
    Teachers, fill out the Pre-Challenge Teacher Survey. It should take about fifteen minutes to complete.
  6. Learn about the Kickoff Conference — the activities, rules, and expectations.
  7. Start thinking about a project. Project proposals are due October 20th. See the Proposal Hints.
  8. Choose a computational science project. See science projects and areas of science for ideas and look at past projects in the archives.
  9. Fill out the T.E.A.F. (.docx file)— the Team Entry Authorization Form, and bring it to the Kickoff with the registration fee or mail it to the address at the bottom of the T.E.A.F. page.
  10. Look into the Future by browsing through the important dates.

If you need to update any information from when you originally registered, you can do that on the Update Registration Data web page.

Team Registration

Teams need to register during the month of October. Students and/or teachers can register and manage their team, if all team members are from the same school. Teams comprised of students from multiple schools need to email Consult with who is on the team together.

Before registering a team, all of the team members should have registered individually (above). Up to five students can be on a team.
Teams should designate a team captain that will be the team contact with whom Consult will interact. The team captain should make sure that deadlines are met, Monday Morning Memos are read, and any problems (such as scheduling conflicts) be brought to the attention of Consult.


Update your previous registration information if necessary.


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