A team from Las Cruces High School took first prize Thursday in the eighth annual New Mexico High School Supercomputing Challenge at the Laboratory. The winning project was a complex simulation of how nerve cells interact. Team members, from left to right, Dustin Byford, Sarah Gladden, Terry Shock and Jenny Shock chat with Ed Kinley from Eastern New Mexico University, one of the SuperComputing Challenge judges. The Las Cruces team each took home a $1,000 savings bond and their school received a loaded Gateway computer. Byford also took top individual.
Photo by Fred Rick