Sandia/UNM Tours, March 3, 2014
Sandia National Labs and the University of New Mexico
will host a tour day for participants in
the Supercomputing Challenge on Monday March 3, 2014.
Students are eligible to come to the tour day if their team has
submitted an interim report and participated in the project evaluations.
Participants of the Sandia tour MUST be US citizens.
Meeting time is at 7:30 am and should be back at the hotel around 4:00 pm.
Those going on the Sandia Tour will meet at the
Inn Express in Albuquerque located on Hotel Avenue.
Hotel Avenue is just south of Lomas (between Lomas and I-40) and East of
Eubank. The address is: 10330 Hotel
Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-1256. The phone number is
7:30 Badging at Hotel
8:00 Travel from Hotel to Sandia Labs
8:30 Building 6970 - Robotics Vehicle Range
10:00 Solar Tower
11:00 Bldg 880 Computing Annex, Computer Museum, presentations
12:30 Lunch-Building 880/X10
1:15 Return to bus, Travel to Fourth Tour Event
1:30 Bldg 858 Microelectronics FAB
2:30 Bus to CERL
3:00 CERL RECOIL Lab - Cyber Forensics
4:00 Return to Bus
4:15 Return to Holiday Inn Express
Sign up details
The Sandia Tour is limited to US citizens.
Registration will be on a first come first served basis. There is financial
support available for lodging for those schools traveling long distances
(so they can spend the night on Sunday). We will meet off-base and be bused
on base. We will meet at 7:30 AM at the hotel. Read over the details for
visiting Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov/locations/visiting_albuquerque.
Lunch will be provided.
The following information is needed for every participant for the Sandia Tour:
Date of Birth
City and State of Birth
A Social Security Number is necessary to get visitor badges for access
to Sandia National Labs Technical Areas; however, the Challenge will provide
your Social Security Number. If you did not provide your Social Security
Number to the Challenge during registration, you will need to make arrangements
to get that information to us.
It is ESSENTIAL that all participants wishing to go on the tour bring a
photo ID to be admitted to Kirtland Air Force base and be badged by Sandia
Please only make a reservation if you will be able to attend as space is
limited. Please make your reservation by Friday, February 14, 2014 to allow
enough time for processing information at Sandia's badge office. Email the
registration information to sandiatour1314 at supercomputingchallenge dot org.
The tour of UNM is open to anyone and there isn't a size limit. If you
would prefer the UNM tour over the Sandia tour, email consult1314 at
supercomputingchallenge dot org with the students' and teachers'
names and school. Let Consult know if housing is required.
At UNM, the day will start a demonstration in the
Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media
Program of student projects. Electronic gaming,
movie making, and digital art are features of the IFDN Program. Next
students will go to the ARTS Lab and visit the gDome, The gDome is based
in a DigitalSky2 system by Sky-Skan, Inc. which employs a cluster of eight
PCs powering six video projectors, sound, and control/interface. A
Fractal presentation will be next followed by Pizza lunch with Computer
Science faculty. The afternoon presentations will be hosted by the
College of Engineering and Computer Science and will include Robotics
projects, Mechanical Engineering's race car lab, plus an overview of the
many options for interesting careers in Engineering. Medical imaging,
computer science, civil engineering and chemical engineering are just a
few of the opportunities.
Meeting time is at 8:45 am and should be finished around 3:45 pm.
Meet at IFDM Mesa del Sol, 5700B University W. Blvd., 87106 at 8:45 am.
Parking: At Mesa del Sol, plenty of parking near entrance. You'll get
there by going south on University. If you were to take south I-25, you'd
turn onto the Sunport road and then go south when you get to University.
MdS is down past rental car center and past golf course and past the
International School. If you look at this link it may help you recognize the
After Mesa del Sol, we'll go back to UNM to CARC at the corner of University
and Central. If you come up Central from I-25, you'll turn left or North onto
University. Take the next left and the next left between UNM central parking
and CARC. Go into CARC and get a parking pass and then go out onto Central.
Go right and right again onto Ash and right again up the hill into the parking
behind CARC. BTW, you'll need to flash a Driver's Licence when picking up pass.
If you are coming on a bus, you may want to park in front of the CARC.
It is right next to UNM Parking control and I think they'll be helpful.
8:45 Arrive at IFDM Mesa del Sol
Hosts: Andres Armijo, Diahndra Grill
9:00 UNM Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media
10:30 Travel to UNM ARTS Lab (Snack)
Hosts: Celia Einhorn, Tim Thomas
11:00 Demonstrations and Presentations at ARTS Lab - DOME, Fractals
Hosts: Joel Castellanos and his students
12:00 Lunch in Centennial Engineering Center with the Computer Science Department Faculty.
Hosts: Michaelis Faloutsos, Chair CS, and CS Department
1:00 Meet Katherine Love for Engineering Student Services programs tour
Visit Lobo Motorsports Formula SAE race car (Professor John Russell)