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1998-11
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 1998

High School Teams Compete at Colorado Computational Science Fair; Public Is Invited

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David Hosansky
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Telephone: (303) 497-8611
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BOULDER -- Competing high schoolers from Colorado and Wyoming will reveal their ingenuity at the Colorado Computational Science Fair on Saturday, May 9, 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. Silicon Graphics, Inc. will have prizes for participants.

The 90 projects on view, created by 170 students altogether, were submitted from nine high schools in Colorado and Wyoming (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 of 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 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Keynote speaker Morris Weisman, a scientist from NCAR's Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division, will discuss "How Numerical Models Help us Forecast Tornadoes." In addition, network engineer Pete Siemsen from NCAR's Scientific Computing Division, will give a talk on "Introduction to Networking."

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 to Table Mesa Drive. Turn left at the light onto Table Mesa Drive and go 3.5 miles west to the lab. From the north, take either U.S. 36 or Foothills Parkway (Highway C157) south, turn right (west) on Table Mesa Drive, and continue west to the lab.

For more information on the 1998 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.

CCSF Participants: High Schools, Home Towns, and Teacher Contacts

Marjorie Ader
Platte Canyon High School
Bailey, CO 80421
School Phone: (303) 838-4642

Steve Iona
Horizon High School
Brighton, CO 80601
School Phone: (303) 450-5227

Karen Meister-Emerich
East High School
Cheyenne, WY 82001
School Phone: (307) 771-2663

George Moreno, Michael Smith
North High School
Denver, CO 80211
School Phone: (303) 964-2844

Ted Brucker, Charles Dupre, Kyle Gillette
George Washington High School
Denver, CO 80224-1228
School Phone: (303) 394-8600

Stan Taylor
Jefferson High School
Edgewater, CO 80214
School Phone: (303) 982-6056

Steve Chandler
St. Mary's Academy
Englewood, CO 80110
School Phone: (303) 762-8300

Deborah Waterloo
Rocky Mountain High School
Fort Collins, CO 80526
School Phone: (970) 416-7000

William Hatchett, Mari Hobkirk, Charles Powell
Wheat Ridge High School
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
School Phone: (303) 982-7695

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Colorado Computational Science Fair
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