A month from today we will be in Glorieta visiting the Challenge Computer, Science, Math and College Faire and having lunch together before the Keynote. Following lunch, we will hear Marisol Gamboa and Steve Guerin's lively presentations at our Kickoff Keynote. You can read all about the Keynote at http://challenge.nm.org/kickoff/
We are working on curriculum, housing arrangements, and the many details that precede the Kickoff. We need you to complete registration tasks so that we will all be prepared for Kickoff Weekend.
If you haven't registered yourself and your team, please do that as soon as possible. Our deadline for registration is this coming weekend October 2nd. We have to tell the hotel at Glorieta how many rooms we need and that is based on your registration.
Here is the link: http://challenge.nm.org/registration.shtml
Remember, teachers, students, and teams registrations.
Are you bringing a bus driver or chaperone who isn't a regular registrant?
Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org with the driver or chaperone's name and gender.
After you register, please complete the Pre-Challenge Survey at http://challenge.nm.org/registration.shtml
It is very important that you
fill out this survey because we need to take some measurements before the Kickoff and at the end of the Challenge Year.
When we ask companies and foundations for money for the Challenge, we need to be able to show that we are evaluating our work.
Thank you for taking care of this detail which supports the Challenge!
The next task is the Team Entry Authorization Form. You can find a link to it on the registration page - http://challenge.nm.org/registration.shtml
. We need this form with the registration fees so that we know you have read the Acceptable Use Policy http://challenge.nm.org/archive/07-08/aup.shtml
The TEAF is also signed by the school principal so that he or she understands the commitment to supporting your work during the Challenge Year.
Next week we will talk about proposals that high school students are preparing (you can read about these from a link on the registration page).
We will also explain the Questions for a Scientist we expect the middle school students to bring with them.
Lots to do! Let's roll!
Betsy, Celia and David
Supercomputing Challenge Consulting, email@example.com