Deep in the heart of Texas, six La Vega High School students have been awarded a small desktop supercomputing system courtesy of Texas State Technical College [TSTC]. The six students, Dwight Holder, Aaron Leija, David Mullins, Shekaylan Pettis, Kadeshah Proctor and Dallas Smith, attended a Supercomputing Summer Camp at TSTC last summer. The students’ outstanding performance on quizzes and other activities earned them a shiny new machine for their high school.
“They’ve all been really excited, asking me, ‘When is it coming?’ ” said a La Vega High library assistant who was watching the presentation. “I just kept telling them, ‘Don’t worry, it’s coming.’ ”
Yantis [head of TSTC’s networking program and the summer Supercomputing Camp] said the supercomputer is available for La Vega High students “to do whatever schoolwork they want. Hopefully, they’ll do research and science.
“With these computers, we’re solving the really big problems, the grand challenges,” he said.
Kudos to TSTC for hosting such a program for burgeoning young scientists. For more info, read the full article here.