High School Teams Compete at Colorado Computational Science Fair; Public Is Invited
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
George Moreno, Michael Smith
Ted Brucker, Charles Dupre, Kyle Gillette
William Hatchett, Mari Hobkirk, Charles Powell
contact Milli Butterworth
telephone 303-497-8601 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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