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					16th Annual Awards Day Ceremony
         April 25, 2006
You Took the Challenge!


 And we are proud of you!
     Master of Ceremonies

Shaun Cooper,
Supercomputing Challenge
Board of Directors , NMSU
        Board of Directors

Bill Blackler, President        Betsy Frederick
Larry Donahue, Vice President   Marianne Granoff
David Kratzer, Secretary        Irene Lee
Joe Watts, Treasurer            Willard Smith
Shaun Cooper                    Mike Topliff
Celia Einhorn                   Molly Tovar
Welcome to the Los Alamos
 National Laboratory from
   Dr. Buck Thompson
Welcome our Special Guests
Presentation of the Finalist Teams


       Gina Fisk, LANL

       Betsy Frederick, Consult
             Finalist Team
Team 05 - Albuquerque Academy
        Wesley Smalls
        The Multi-Dimensional Encryption of Data
        Sponsoring Teacher: Jim Mims
        Project Mentor: Jim Mims
          Finalist Team

Team 43 - Las Cruces High School
         Julia Silva, Alan Hshieh and Daniel Parrott
         Can You See the Hot Spots?
         Sponsoring Teacher: Greg Marez
         Project Mentor: Dr. Puneet Ghei
              Finalist Team
Team 47 - Las Cruces High
         Jonathan Lee Annua, Billy Downs,
         Vincent Maestas and Andrei Klypin
         Simulation of Planetary Formation by Particle Accretion
         Sponsoring Teacher: Gregory Marez
         Project Mentor: Gregory Marez
          Finalist Team
Team 54 – Manzano High School
         Kristin Cordwell and Chen Zhao
         Finding Inverses in a Finite Project
         Mentor: Dr. William Cordwell
         Sponsoring Teacher: Stephen Schum
         Project Mentor: Stephen Schum
             Finalist Team
Team 73 - Onate High School
         Brittany Atteberry, Mihyun Hong, Jane Kim,
         Erica Swenson and Natalie Wells
         Hydrogen Vehicles and Their Atmospheric Effect
         Sponsoring Teachers: Josefina Dominguez and
              Donald Downs
         Challenge Mentor: Eleanor Walther
           Finalist Team
Team 75 - Onate High School
         Kyle Fitzpatrick, Brett Beckett,
         Meghan Scott, Kevin Christeson
         Expanding on the Pythagorean Theorem
         Sponsoring Teachers: Donald Downs
                and Josefina Dominguez
           Finalist Team
Team 77 - Rio Rancho High
         Christopher Morrison and Nicholas Kutac
         Analytical Fire Modeling: Fire in its Environment
         Sponsoring Teachers: Debbie Loftin and
               Janet Penevolpe
         Project Mentor: Nick Bennett
               Finalist Team

Team 94 - Santa Fe Indian School
         Eveli Abeyta
         An Herbaceous Vegetation Study
         Sponsoring Teachers: Kate Sallah, Sally Phelps
                and Matt Pecos
         Project Mentors: Irene Lee and Gabe Coysleon
                Finalist Team

Team 97 - Shiprock High School
         Martha Hughes, Polito Walters, Andrew Yazzie
         The Invasive Russian Olive
         Sponsoring Teachers: Mary Herrmann, Vernetta Noble
         Project Mentors: Gary Hathorn and Irene Lee
            Finalist Team

Team 126 - St. Pius X High School
           Matthew Paiz, Ryan Loyd and Mark Wunsch
           Dynamic Software Evolution
           Sponsoring Teacher: Kerrie Sena
           Project Mentor: James Carrie
      Special Thanks to the
    Division of Computing and
     Computational Science,
     Los Alamos National Lab

 For scholarships and sponsorship of the
2006 Challenge Summer Teacher Institute
  Los Alamos National Laboratory
  Environmental Modeling Award


Presented by David Janecky, LANL
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Environmental Modeling Award

Team 94 - Santa Fe Indian School
          Eveli Abeyta
          Herbacious Vegetation Study
The Society of Technical Communication
      Best Written Report Award




        Presented by Judy Prono
The Society of Technical Communication
      Best Written Report Award

 Team 77 - Rio Rancho High School
           Chris Morrison & Nicholas Kutac
           Analytical Fire Modeling:
              Fire in its environment
  iniCom Networks
Best HTML Final Report



    Presented by Jon Hill
    iniCom Networks
Best HTML Final Report

Team 06 - Albuquerque Academy
          Karalyn Baca,
          Franklin Orndorff-Plunket,
          Punit Shah
          Preventing Inbreeding
    BX Internet
Multimedia Award



Presented by Peter Yanke
        BX Internet
   Multimedia Award

Team 105 - Shiprock High School
           Lache Yazzie
           Dakota Dee
           Jeralea Hillgartner
           Red Tide
SC Teacher Appreciation Award

      Presented to Kate Sallah
     nominated by Eveli Abeyta
     of Santa Fe Indian School
SC Teacher Appreciation Award

     Presented to Debbie Loftin
    nominated by Nicholas Kutac
        of Rio Rancho High
SC Teacher Appreciation Award

      Presented to Neil McBeth
     nominated by Garrett Lewis
    of Sandia Preparatory School
SC Teacher Appreciation Award

     Presented to Hanh Nguyen
    nominated by Omar Solliman
       of Socorro High School
   1st Year in the Challenge
        Teachers Award
   David Bailey, Santa Fe School for the Arts
Randy Gaylord and Jim Orth, Artesia High School
     Greg Marez, Las Cruces High School
   Diane Medford, Los Alamos High School
      Hahn Nguyen, Socorro High School
  Marie Levy Ryan, Albuquerque High School
     Recognition of Judges

  Mike Trahan, Sandia National Laboratories
Eleanor Walther, Sandia National Laboratories
Best Use of StarLogo Award

Presented by
     Irene Lee, Santa Fe Institute &
     Supercomputing Challenge Board
Best Use of StarLogo Award
  Team 97 - Shiprock High School
            Martha Hughes
            Polito Walters
            Andrew Yazzie
            The Invasive Russian Olive
Ben Lujan Leadership Award
       Shaun Cooper, Presenter
Ben Lujan Leadership Award
       Shaun Cooper, Presenter


       Recipients: Irene Lee

              Nick Bennett
   Teachers’ Choice

Presented by Catherine Cross Maple,
   Public Education Department
     Teachers’ Choice

Team 97 - Shiprock High School
          Martha Hughes
          Polito Walters
          Andrew Yazzie
          The Invasive Russian Olive
     Students’ Choice




Presented by Heather Lovato, NMITSA
    Students’ Choice

Team 43 - Las Cruces High School
          Alan Hshieh
          Julia Silva
          Daniel Parrott
          Can You See the Hot Spots?
  Tribune Lighthouse Award
Best Professional Presentation



Presented by Phill Casaus, Albuquerque Tribune
  Tribune Lighthouse Award
Best Professional Presentation

   Team 43 - Las Cruces High School
             Alan Hshieh
             Julia Silva
             Daniel Parrott
             Can You See the Hot Spots?
Senator Jeff Bingaman's
 Middle School Award


       Presented by Helen Maestas,
        Senator Bingaman's Office
Senator Jeff Bingaman's
 Middle School Award

Team 80 - Rio Rancho Mid-High School
          Alex Baker
          Gunther Wong
          Modeling Air Flow over an Airfoil
     High Performance
     Computing Award


Presented by Mike Davis, Cray Incorporated
     High Performance
     Computing Award

Team 54 - Manzano High School
         Kristin Cordwell
         Chen Zhao
         Finding Inverses in a Finite Field
CHECS Research Award




Presented by Duane Elms, CHECS
CHECS Research Award


Team 70 - Navajo Preparatory School
          Raquel Hill
          Rochelle Vandever
          The Travelling Virus
CHECS Teamwork Award




 Presented by Duane Elms, CHECS
          CHECS Teamwork Award


Team 73 - Onate High School
          Brittany Atteberry, Mihyun Hong, Jane Kim,
          Erica Swenson, and Natalie Wells
          Hydrogen Vehicles and their Atmospheric Effect
Women in Science and Engineering
Best Project by a woman or a team of women


  Presented by Eleanor Walther,
  NMNWSE, Sandia National Labs
Women in Science and Engineering
Best Project by a woman or a team of women

  Team 101 - Shiprock High School
             Josephine Begay, Rochelle Begay
             Jerrin Nez, Karina Todechine, and
             Tierra Todechine
              Teacher Vernetta Noble
             Unwanted
        Science is Fun Award


Presented by Shaun Cooper,
Supercomputing Challenge
Board of Directors , NMSU
       Science is Fun Award


Team 57 - McCurdy High School
Sarah Armstrong, Joseph Kobe,
Vanessa Trujillo, Juan Antonio Vigil
Computer Modeling of an Asymmetric Capacitor
Technical Poster Award


 Presented by Shaun Cooper
    Technical Poster Award

Team 28 - Eldorado / Manzano High School
          Stephanie McAllister
          Vincent Moore
          Statistical Analysis of Parallel Code
Graphical Poster Award


 Presented by Shaun Cooper
Graphical Poster Award

Team 06 - Albuquerque Academy
          Karalyn Baca,
          Franklin Orndorff-Plunket,
          Punit Shah
          Preventing Inbreeding
Creativity & Innovation Award


Presented by Arthur Ratzel and Michael Vahle of
            Sandia National Laboratories
Creativity & Innovation Award

 Team 75 - Onate High School
          Kyle Fitzpatrick, Brett Beckett,
          Meghan Scott, and Kevin Christeson
          Expanding on the Pythagorean Theorem
Supercomputing Challenge Sponsors


You have met our sponsors who are with us
this morning. Our other sponsors are on our
webpage. Let’s have a good round of applause
for all of our sponsors.
Governor's Award



Presenter, David Kratzer, LANL, Consult
Governor's Award



Presenter, David Kratzer, LANL, Consult
Recipient: Dr. Richard Allen, Sandia, UNM
  Scholarship Winners

    Presented by Willard Smith,
Tennessee State University and NASA
 Scholarship Winners

William Downs, Las Cruces
NMSU Engineering, $2500
Scholarship Winners
 Kyle Kitzpatrick, Onate,
Intel Scholarship, $2500
       Scholarship Winners
       Michael Scott, Melrose
           ENMU, $2000
Monte Mitzelfelt Memorial Scholarship,
                  $1000
  Scholarship Winners
Nicholas Kutac, Rio Rancho
      LANL, $10,000
   Scholarship Winners
Stephanie McAllister, Manzano,
       LANL, $10,000
      Scholarship Winners
Matthew Paiz, St. Pius X High School
           LANL, $5000
     Scholarship Winners
Ryan Loyd, St. Pius X High School
         LANL, $5000
      Scholarship Winners
Mark Wunsch, St. Pius X High School
          LANL, $5000
Scholarship Winners
Raquel Hill, Navajo Prep
    UNM, $2500
   Scholarship Winners
Rochelle Vander, Navajo Prep
       NMSU, $2500
Scholarship Winners
  Jane Kim, Onate
    LANL, $5000
    Scholarship Winners
 Samantha Stutz, Los Alamos,
LANL, $10,000 a year for 4 years
 Honorable Mentions

Presented by Shaun Cooper
      Honorable Mentions

Team 77 - Rio Rancho High
         Christopher Morrison and Nicholas Kutac
         Analytical Fire Modeling: Fire in its Environment
         Sponsoring Teachers: Debbie Loftin and
               Janet Penevolpe
         Project Mentor: Nick Bennett
       Honorable Mentions

Team 126 - St. Pius X High School
           Ryan Loyd, Matthew Paiz, and Mark Wunsch
           Dynamic Software Evolution
           Mentor: James Carrie
      Honorable Mentions

Team 75 - Onate High School
         Kyle Fitzpatrick, Brett Beckett,
         Meghan Scott, and Kevin Christeson
         Expanding on the Pythagorean Theorem
       Second Place Winners

Regis Pecos, Chief of Staff

for the House Speaker, Presenter
Second Place Winners

 Team 43 - Las Cruces High School

       Julia Silva, Alan Hshieh and Daniel Parrott
       Can You See the Hot Spots?
       Sponsoring Teacher: Greg Marez
       Project Mentor: Dr. Puneet Ghei
       First Place Winners!
Bill Blackler, President of the Supercomputing
 Challenge Board of Directors, presenter
First Place Winners!
Team 54 – Manzano High School
         Kristin Cordwell and Chen Zhao
         Finding Inverses in a Finite Project
         Mentor: Dr. William Cordwell
         Sponsoring Teacher: Stephen Schum
         Project Mentor: Stephen Schum
Judges’ Special Recognition Awards

   Integrating Computation into Anthropology
Judges’ Special Recognition Awards

   Integrating Computation into Anthropology

       Team 92 – Santa Fe Indian School
                  Daniel Pedro
                  Scan of the Past
                  Teacher: Kate Sallah
                  Project Mentor: Irene Lee
Judges’ Special Recognition Awards

         The Extra Mile Award
Judges’ Special Recognition Awards

             The Extra Mile Award

  Team 59 – Melrose High School
            Amanda Russell, Jessica Cano
            Toby Turner, Lorenzo Lopez
            Fruit Flies
            Teachers: Alan Daugherty, Beckie Raulie
Judges’ Special Service Award
Judges’ Special Service Award


            Eleanor Walther
 For her commitment to excellence in judging.
           First Place Winner’s
            Project Overview




04/13/06
David Kratzer
Closing Remarks
Box Lunches will be served in the kitchen behind the
auditorium after the award ceremony
                         Fresh Roast Chicken Wrap
    Provolone, avocado, lettuce & tomato with basil mayo in a tomato-basil wrap
                            Ham & Cheese Sandwich
          Lettuce, sliced tomato with mayonnaise and mustard on the side
                                 Club Sandwich
    Ham, bacon, lettuce, sliced tomato with mayonnaise and mustard on the side
                               Veggie Cheese Wrap
    Munster cheese, guacamole, sprouts & red bell peppers with basil mayo in a
                                tomato-basil wrap

				
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