Competition fosters computer skills in New Mexico schools

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Competition fosters computer skills in New Mexico schools

Rural students learn how to code by participating in a supercomputing challenge
Melrose, New Mexico, population 700, has embraced a state-wide science and engineering competition to teach students computer science.
Science teacher Alan Daugherty helps students compete in New Mexico’s Supercomputing Challenge.
Nearly a decade ago, a Melrose team won the state supercomputing competition, a big win for a school district that doesn’t offer computer science classes.
Marisol Gamboa, now a computer scientist, was first exposed to computers through the supercomputing challenge in the early 1990s.

Competition fosters computer skills in New Mexico schools

Melrose, New Mexico, population 700, has embraced a state-wide science and engineering competition to teach students computer science.
Science teacher Alan Daugherty helps students compete in New Mexico’s Supercomputing Challenge.
Nearly a decade ago, a Melrose team won the state supercomputing competition, a big win for a school district that doesn’t offer computer science classes.
Marisol Gamboa, now a computer scientist, was first exposed to computers through the supercomputing challenge in the early 1990s.