Hailing from El Paso, Team UTEP is competing in the Winter Classic for the third straight year, albeit with a team of newbies. This is a junior and senior team, nearly all of whom are majoring in electrical engineering.
So far, the toughest task for these students was the Oak Ridge Blast Challenge, which was quite a technical hurdle for most of the teams. But for students working with HPC for the first time, they’re taking to it very well. It’s been an eye opener and most all of them are looking for at least an HPC-ish type of career. So give them a look and see if they might be a good fit for your own team.