BOINC Competition for High School Students - Computation Moonshot

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The Science Commons Initiative is thrilled the launch the Computation Moonshot Competition! The Computation Moonshot is a competition for high schools which encourages students to learn about data science, computer science, distributed computing, and a wide array of fields in science by having them contribute to real, useful outcomes for researchers in an exciting competitive atmosphere. We utilize the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) to connect students to groundbreaking scientific research projects around the world. This year we are running on the World Community Grid project which studies, among other topics: climate science, genetics, cancer, and tuberculosis. We call processing data for these research projects “crunching”. Our goal in 2024 is to reach 50,000 donated hours of computation to research. The competition is free to all and requires no special knowledge or skills. We provide setup guides for teachers and students, along with educational resources on the research to which your computers are contributing. Compete for over $6,000 in prizes for schools and students, all while doing science! More information on the competition, including how to register your high school, can be found at computationmoonshot.org Follow moonshot on: mastodon twitter facebook

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We are all about this. If

We are all about this.

If the 50,000 hour goal is computational hours on WCG (based on how WCG calculates it), then this is easy.

 

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Where was this when i was in

Where was this when i was in highschool?!

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Are other schools you know of

Are other schools you know of participating? 

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I just also found out about

I just also found out about it (big thanks to the individual on here that let me know about it yesterday). 

I am not sure if I know of any other schools getting involved but I know there are a few other high schools that do/have done work on WCG. I think the push is to really get schools that are not involved already more involved and this type of competition will help with that. We just happen to only crunch WCG for our CPU work already. 

Weber462 wrote:

Where was this when i was in highschool?!

Ha! Not sure. Our students love the computing power and the flexibility of the systems. It has been a little difficult to get students not already comfortable more comfortable with high-end computing because they really believe they will "break it" but that is something we work to overcome. 

 

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