Two NMSU Students Accepted to Stanford University Summer Institute

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 2:35pm

LAS CRUCES- Two students from NMSU have been accepted into the Army High Performance Computing Research Center’s 2011 Summer Institute at Stanford University.

Samantha Chacon and Michael A. Chavez will attend the highly competitive program, which is for undergraduates interested in computational science and engineering.

The institute's objectives are to provide training and hands-on experience in the use of computational techniques for science and engineering students, and to prepare them for graduate studies. The program curriculum combines short courses in computational engineering methods with research experience working with one of the AHPCRC research groups at Stanford.

"The Army High Performance Computing Research Center Summer School is a very prestigious program that only accepts the top students from across the country. It is a great honor for NMSU to have two students accepted," said electrical engineering professor Steven Stochaj.

Both Chacon and Chavez are Las Cruces natives. Chacon graduated from Mayfield High School and Chavez from Oñate High School.


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