The Kickoff Conference at the New Mexico Tech in
Socorro will be held on October 15-16.
For each student and teacher attending
the Kickoff, the Supercomputing Challenge will provide room and board.
Attendance at the Kickoff is not required for participation in the Challenge.
Attendance at the Kickoff will be limited to 300 students.
Edward Martinez will talk about
"Climate Change in New Mexico: Water Resources, Flora and Fauna". He
is an associate professor in the Natural Resources Management department
at New Mexico Highlands University.
Originally from northern, N.M., he earned his Bachelor of Science in environmental science
from New Mexico Highlands University in 1994, a masters in environmental and regional
planning in 1998, and a doctorate in environmental and natural resource sciences from
Washington State University, Pullman in 2000.
He did his postdoc at Washington State University with the Department of Natural
Resources and with the School of Veterinary Science from 2001-2002. He was an assistant
professor at California State University-Sacramento from 2002-2005. From 2005 to the
present he has worked as a professor in the Department of Natural Resources Management
Dr. Martinez's research interests are in the multidisciplinary fields of environmental
science. Specifically in heavy metal impacts of aquatic systems, lake restoration and
management, stream characterization and restoration and heavy metal toxicity of aquatic
Dr. Martinez is also interested in STEM education and is currently the PD of numerous
STEM education grants from various granting agencies such as the USDA-HSI program, the
US Department of Education, and NSF EPSCoR program.
Here are the slides from Dr. Martinez's talk.
The general schedule.
Here are the detailed schedules.
Housing will be provided at local hotels in Socorro on a first come
first served basis.
- Comfort Inn housing list:
Aspen, Chaparral High, Cleveland, Desert Academy, La Cueva, Las Cruces, Los Alamos High,
Los Alamos Mid, Mayfield, Miyamura, NMWiC, Navajo Prep, Pinion, School of Dreams Academy, Shiprock, Zuni.
- Econo Lodge housing list: ATC, Albuquerque High, CEPi1,
Melrose, Mesa Mid, Picacho, Sandia Prep, The Masters Program
- Super 8 housing list: AIMS@UNM, Alamogordo, Artesia, Bernalillo,
Chaparral Mid, Down to Earth School, Edgewood Elementary, Edgewood Mid, Escalante,
Espanola Valley, Freedom, Grants, Hatch Valley, Jackson, Little Earth School, Manzano, NM School for the Arts,
Quemado, Rio Rancho Cyber Academy, Robertson, Santa Fe Indian School, Sat Sci & Math Acad, St. Pius X,
The Ask Academy.
Remember that Supercomputing Challenge teams need to bring a Proposal
with you to the Kickoff. See Proposal
hints. A Proposal template is to
be filled out for each team, unless they are following the
To learn more about previous years' kickoffs, visit our archive