1996-8 -- FOR RELEASE AFTER: May 1, 1996
The 56 projects on view, created by 107 students altogether, were selected from 17 high schools around the state. Each project falls into one of three areas: computational science, visualization, or information technology (such as applications for the World Wide Web). Computational science is the use of computers to study science problems.
After viewing the projects from 10:00 a.m. to noon, visitors may enjoy a buffet lunch for sale in the NCAR cafeteria and share the excitement of the awards ceremony from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Keynote speaker John Sloan, who heads the High Performance Section of NCAR's Scientific Computing Division, will talk about "Power Curves, Singularities, and the Brave Newer World."
NCAR's Mesa Laboratory is located at the west end of Table Mesa Drive in south Boulder. From Denver, take the first Boulder exit off U.S. 36 West (CU Stadium/Foothills Parkway) to Table Mesa Drive. Turn left at the light onto Table Mesa Drive and go 3.5 miles west to the lab. (See following map.)
For more information on the 1996 Colorado Computational Science Fair, check the World Wide Web at http://www.ucar.edu/SCD/CCSF/intro.html. NCAR is managed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research under sponsorship by the National Science Foundation.