Veronica Harris, Veronica Harris, Joshua Gonzalez, Nabil Abdelaziz Ferhat Taleb, Hunter Carver, Chanelle Menefee, Orlando Gomez, Amine Khodja, Savannah Stephenson
DescriptionOur team members have never participated in a competition like this, but are eager to rise to the challenge of IndySCC and gain hands-on experience with HPC. The IndySCC competition will create connections, build resumes, and develop cutting-edge skills. With an unparalleled commitment to student success, TAMU-CC creates life-changing opportunities for students. Our diverse team brings a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and studies.
Veronica never imagined working in technology, but has been in TAMU-CC IT for eleven years. Coming from a non-traditional background in Communication, her love for IT grew as a student employee. She moved through the ranks from the service desk to a systems administrator.
Chanelle is a Junior in Management Information Systems with a Minor in Finance. She obtained her Associate's in Business Administration with a 4.0 GPA. Chanelle challenges herself as a student employee in our Application Administration department. She was also Team Leader for a Center for Creative Land Recycling project that developed a working application for the Texas State Aquarium.
Savannah is a Sophomore in Computer Science. She has learned the basics of her future field, yet was one of the first students to volunteer for this opportunity. When asked what computational experience she said, “… minor computer science experience, but I had to Google what HPC stood for, if that tells you anything.” She is fierce and fearless.
Hunter Carver is inspiring. As a Junior in Computer Science, Hunter focuses on Systems Programming. He earned an Associate’s Degree in Computer Programming from Del Mar College, founded their first Computer Science Club, and remains a member of the College Hall of Fame. As a growing R2 institution, TAMU-CC is home to one of seven test sites for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the US. Hunter interns at our UAS Center where the competition experience will be directly beneficial. He has also developed a 240Mh/s mining rig to validate the Ethereum Blockchain.
Orlando Gomez is a Sophomore in Computer Science focusing on Cybersecurity. Orlando has a Linux certification and is pursuing a student employee position in TAMU-CC’s Division of IT. He has the drive to excel in this competition, in order to build his knowledge and experience.
Nabil and Amine are both international students from Algeria. In speaking with Amine, he discussed how his home is lagging in the technology field and struggles with limited access to educational resources. Even so, Nabil and Amine have awe-inspiring resumes. Both competed in a 48-hour competition by designing a robot to assist the visually impaired with navigation. They won first place regionally and third place globally. They are also both tutors on campus which will be a great asset when training less experienced members of the team.
Our mentor, Dr. Xin Yang is an Assistant Research Scientist at TAMUs High Performance Research Computing (HPRC). Her expertise is in the area of computational chemistry and molecular modeling. She joined the IndySCC 21 as a co-advisor for the TAMU-PVAMU joint Gig ‘em bytes team.
Event Type
Student Cluster Competition
TimeMonday, 14 November 20227pm - 9pm CST
LocationSCC Booth
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