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2017-2018 Dates and Deadlines of Events

Registration: September 1-20, 2017

Online registrations must be completed by September 20th.

Go to the myTeam page to register a team and teacher.

Friday, September 29, 2017: Original Team Entry Authorization Form signature sheets and registration fees ($40/student) must be received at:

Supercomputing Challenge
80 Cascabel
Los Alamos, NM 87544


All teams attending the Supercomputing Challenge Kickoff Conference must submit a proposal online (on the myTeam page) prior to attending. Teams must also bring a hard-copy of this proposal with them to the conference. Remember, proposals are short and concise ~ no more than 250 words.


Kickoff Training Session in Socorro, New Mexico, at New Mexico Tech

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Sunday, October 8, 2017, registration 9:00-11:30am.


Project Refinement and Interim Reports submitted online (on the myTeam page).

December 10, 2017 Interim Report is due

January Peer Review

Recommended January Peer Review

Project Evaluation

Friday, February 2, 2018 through Saturday, February 24, 2018

  • Friday, February 2 - San Juan College
  • Saturday, February 3 - New Mexico State University
  • Saturday, February 4 - Santa Fe Community College
  • Saturday, February 10 - Eastern New Mexico University
  • Saturday, February 10 - Northern New Mexico College, Espanola
  • Saturday, February 10 - University of New Mexico - Abq.
  • Saturday, February 10 - Highlands University - Las Vegas
  • Saturday, February 17 - University of New Mexico-Grants
  • Thursday, February 22 - University of New Mexico-Los Alamos
  • Saturday, February 24 - New Mexico Tech

February 28, 2018: Deadline to submit scholarship applications.

March, 2018 Challenge-arranged tours.

Final Judging and Awarding of Prizes

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at NOON. Deadline to submit final report.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Registration deadline for Expo and Awards Ceremony.

Monday, April 16, 2018, 8:00 am Submissions for the Best Web version of a final report due.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Judges' Conference Call.

Monday, April 23, 2018 Supercomputing Challenge Expo probably in Los Alamos

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Awards Ceremony

2018 Summer Teacher Institute