Seven Los Alamos Students Receive Awards In 30th Annual Supercomputer Challenge

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Charles S. Strauss

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Lillian Petersen


Three Los Alamos High School students and four Los Alamos Middle School students received awards during the 30th Annual Supercomputing Challenge awards ceremony held virtually April 28.

Receiving awards were:

Lillian Petersen, LAHS
Second place and Technical Writing Award
Scholarship – Harvard University
Team 20 – Activity-By-Contact Model to Predict Enhancer-Gene Connection: A Tool to Increase Our Understanding of Cancer

Robert Strauss, LAHS
Innovation In Programming Award
Team 1003 – Modeling Unknown Dynamical Systems with Neural Differential Equations

Charles Strauss, LAHS
Judges Special Award – Medical Imaging for Research
Scholarship – Colorado School of Mines
Team 1005 – Comparing Sparse and Sense Neural Network Using AI to Detect Cancer

Asher Koh and Hyunoo Kim, LAMS
Middle School Award
Team 21 How to Win Monopoly

Andrew Morgan and Harry McKigney, LAMS
Judge’s Special Award
Team 1017 – Visual Detection of Melanoma With AI

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