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NERSC Hosts 50 Enthusiastic Computer Science Students from Dougherty Valley High

May 31, 2016

A group of 50 enthusiastic computer science students from Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon, CA visited NERSC May 26, where they toured the computer room and participated in lively discussions about the facility and how supercomputers work. They asked great questions, such as "In the future, will there be supercomputers the size of a microchip?" and "What would happen to the supercomputers if there was a huge earthquake or tsunami?"

All are AP Computer Science students who have "a deep passion for computer science and science," said their teacher, Preet Dalziel. Most will be majoring in computer science or engineering when they head to college, she added.

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