NMNWSE Award at the 2012 NM Supercomputing Challenge Expo

The NMNWSE Special Award at the 2012 NM Supercomputing Challenge Expo, held April 23-24, 2012 in Los Alamos, NM, went to team 56 from La Cueva High School for their project Optimizing Community Detection, which investigated efficient optimization of decomposition of complex networks into simpler communities or modules with maximum modularity. The final report on their project is available at

Each student on the team received $40 and an NMNWSE tote bag, and the teacher also received a tote bag. The judge for the NMNWSE Special Award was Eleanor Walther.
Congratulations to the team members Alexandra Porter, Stephanie Djidjev, and Lauren Li as well as their teacher Samuel Smith.