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New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge

The Supercomputing Challenge is a year-long program in which teams of students complete science projects using high-performance supercomputers. Each team of students and a sponsoring teacher defines and works on a single computational project of its own choosing, in which they tackle real world problems and try to solve them.

In last year's challenge, our team focused on climate change and extreme weather in the form of New Mexico's drought, which impacts our farming communities and citizens whose wells dried up. We developed a proposal in which we mapped the Rio Grande River and determine where we could add shadow balls and channels to slow the flow of the river to the ocean and lower the rate of water evaporation, while still keeping in mind the preservation of local ecosystems.

Join us to see what we tackle this year!