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Jeanne Miller

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SuperQuest '93
Posted: Nov 4, 1992 9:31 AM
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| SuperQuest |
| The Computational Science Challenge |
| for High School Students and Teachers |
| |
| Promoting the study of high school science through the use |
| of advanced computing resources |

A science project and a computer are all you need to become a part
of SuperQuest, the national science competition for high school
students and teachers. Winners will attend one of five SuperQuest
Summer Institutes to explore the world of computational science
through hands-on experience! SuperQuest challenges high school
students to use advanced scientific computing to explore and
understand science and mathematics.

The 1993 competition is just getting underway, so get your team
together now! SuperQuest teams are made up of one or two teacher-
coaches and four students from grades 9 through 12. Teams can submit
one group project or individual student projects. Problems can be
from any scientific, engineering, or mathematics discipline, as long
as they require computing resources for analyzing, modeling, or
visualizing important aspects of the project. Students and their
teacher-coaches may want to analyze patterns in music, study traffic
jams, study the formation of snowflakes, or visualize ultrasonic
surgery. The teams with the best projects are SuperQuest winners.


Winning teams will participate in an exciting three-week Summer
Institute to learn about advanced scientific computing and
computational science. Travel to a nationally known advanced
scientific computing center, in addition to room and board, will be
provided by the SuperQuest program. This is just the start of a year-
long adventure in exploring science back home, as students continue
their research using workstations awarded to their high schools as
part of the SuperQuest program.

The winning schools will also receive network access and time on a
high-performance computer to allow the students ample resources to
complete their projects and to allow the teacher-coaches to use the
computer in their math or science classroom.

Winners also receive stipends of $3,000 for each teacher-coach and
$1,000 for each student.

SuperQuest is a partnership of the Cornell Theory Center, the
National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the Northwest
Regional SuperQuest Center, Sandia National Laboratories, and the
University of Alabama in Huntsville/Alabama Supercomputer Network,
with support from the National Science Foundation and corporate
sponsors. In 1992, SuperQuest received support from Digital
Equipment Corporation, IBM, Cray Research, Inc., Intel Corporation,
Cisco, Inc., Advanced Digital Communications Consortium, and other


Send in the requested information below via electronic mail to, or call 607-255-4859, for an application
booklet- it explains SuperQuest rules and includes entry forms and
information for teams, schools, and parents. Get your booklet now;
it will help you get started (Booklets are available hard-copy only).
The registration deadline is March 1, 1993.


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