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1997-16 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 2, 1997

NCAR, CSU Host High School Computer Scientists; Public Is Invited

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May 2, 1997
BOULDER--Budding computer scientists from high schools across Colorado will display their expertise at the Colorado Computational Science Fair on Saturday, May 10, at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder. The fair, which is open to the public, is cohosted by Colorado State University (CSU) and NCAR, and funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy.

The 54 projects on view, created by 87 students altogether, were submitted from 12 high schools around the state (see participant list, below). Students may enter one of two categories: computational science, where students use computers to solve science problems, or information technology, such as applications for the World Wide Web.

After viewing the projects from 9:40 a.m. to noon, visitors may enjoy a box lunch for sale in the NCAR cafeteria and share the excitement of the awards ceremony from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Keynote speaker Gary Johnson, a professor of Computer Science at George Mason University, will discuss "Disaster Modeling and Mitigation: A New Direction for Computational Science." In addition, CSU graduate students Kumi Suzuki and Angela Earnhart will talk about "Two-Phase Groundwater Flow" and "Visualization of the Multigrid Method" and show videos of their work.

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 map.)

For more information on the 1997 Colorado Computational Science Fair, check the World Wide Web. NCAR is managed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research under sponsorship by the National Science Foundation.

High schools, home towns & teacher contacts ccsf participants

May 10, 1997

Patty Goodson
Aspen High School

Marjorie Ader
Platte Canyon High School

Roger Briggs
Fairview High School

Ray Meester, Matt Puccio
Horizon High School

Tom Hibbs
Cheraw High School

Rata Clarke
William J. Palmer High School
Colorado Springs

George Moreno, Michael Smith
Denver North High School

Rita Schnittgrund
Denver West High School

Ted Brucker
George Washington High School

Stan Taylor
Jefferson High School

Debbie Waterloo
Rocky Mountain High School
Fort Collins

Charles Powell
Wheat Ridge High School
Wheat Ridge

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